The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) has published a guideline to assist individuals who receive treatment from a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in understanding all aspects of their massage therapy appointment. This guideline covers a variety of areas including what to expect from an assessement, what to wear to your massage therapy appointment, what self-care recommendations you can antitcipate and the importance of informed consent. This guideline was designed to help patients of massage therapists feel more confident in accessing massage therapy care by knowing what to expect.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) set their own fees and those fees are not regulated. Many extended health benefits plans cover massage therapy services. Some RMTs will bill insurance companies directly while others will require payment from the patient who then submits the claim to their insurance provider. This guideline does not include specific fees which can vary based on many different factors. RMTAO members can access a fee guideline in our Resource Library.