|Massage Therapy - Regulation of MT||This section provides an overview of the regulations surrounding Massage Therapy in Canada.|
Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in only three Canadian provinces:
The professional standards among these jurisdictions is nearly although not completely consistent. Efforts continue between these three jurisdication to ensure consistency in standards in particular to allow for portability of health professionals between the provinces.
In the other Canadian provinces, the profession of massage therapy is not regulated by each of the Provincial Governments; however, in each jurisdication, the Professional Association for Massage Therapists have established standards of practice that are based on those in the three regulated provinces.
In order to ensure that massage therapy treatments are being provided by individuals who are properly trained, ensure that your massage therapist is a member in good standing of one of the following organizations:
The RMTAO exists in order to advance the massage therapy profession in Ontario. Improvements in the ability of Registered Massage Therapists to provide quality care will improve the health of the people of Ontario whom the profession serves.
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