Updated on Jan. 15, 2024

Profile: Kin Sze RMT

profile image-Kin Sze, RMT

Kin Sze is a Toronto-based Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

He is a certified fascial stretch therapist.

Kin Sze had switched from a previous career as an engineer in the automotive industry to the health and wellness field.

In 2008, he became a certified personal trainer and in 2009, he founded the Bamboo Kung Fu schools and became its main kung fu martial art and kickboxing coach/teacher specializing in Choy Li Fut kung fu. In 2001, he competed in the Canadian National Sanshou (Chinese-styled kickboxing similar to MMA) Selection Trials.

Kin’s RMT practice mainly focuses on clinically oriented treatments. His main goal to eliminate pain and improve quality of life, QoL. The massage therapy treatments with Kin will help to alleviate issues due to everyday stress, overuse injuries, and chronic conditions (such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis).

As a martial arts and kickboxing coach, as well as a personal trainer, Kin has a keen interest and knowledge in body mechanics and appreciates good posture and can help identify structural imbalances.

The knowledge is transferred to his treatment practice.

image-Kin Sze leaning and depressing to stretch client's shoulder when the client is lying supine on massage table
Kin Sze, RMT, depresses client's shoulders to stretch shoulder muscles

One of the most prevalent postural and structural issues is occupational-related.

As we are mostly prone to hold a sitting posture for prolonged periods, the following common conditions arise:

  1. Rolled forward or rounded shoulders
  2. Forward head carriage
  3. Rounded middle back or thoracic spine
  4. Tight hips especially the hip flexors

Cumulatively, we will gradually develop backaches and neck tension, and if left unaddressed, the issue will further develop into bouts of tension headache, other musculoskeletal injuries e.g., tendonitis, osteoarthritis, sciatic nerve impingement, nerve impingement in the cervical spine causing numbness, tingling along the arms and down towards the fingers.

Empowerment and Educate: Within each treatment, if indicated, Kin provides tips and remedial exercises to manage the issues of everyday life stressors.