Physiotherapy and massage therapy offer benefits to the mental and physical health of patients. Both of these disciplines work to restore the body to its optimal health and function. Despite variations in technique, these treatments can be combined to provide patients with a full-service approach to rehabilitation and muscle relaxation.

Our patients at Focus Physiotherapy often ask about the difference between physiotherapy and massage therapy, so we’ve outlined below the key differences between the two, as well as the benefits of both treatments.

An important difference between these treatments is that while both massage therapists and physiotherapists are skilled in their fields and highly trained, physiotherapy is classified as a medical profession while massage therapy is classified as alternative medicine.