UNDERSTANDING MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICES AND FEES

Understanding Massage Therapy Services and Fees

The Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario (RMTAO) has published this Guideline to assist individuals who receive services from a Registered Massage Therapist in understanding the fee structure and the legal and practice requirements with which massage therapists must comply.

Our hope is that a better informed profession and a better informed public will result in healthier, more productive relationships, and more access for members of the public to the services of an RMT. Not only does this guide provide information on customary fees charged by an RMT, but it also goes through what you can expect in your first appointment. It also describes other issues relating to fees including the regulations regarding receipts, gift certificates, suggestions around how to handle tipping and how cancelled or missed appointments are handled. 

Everyone is invited to download Understanding Massage Therapy Services and Fees in a PDF format.  If you do not have PDF, please visit www.adobe.com to download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This document is intended for members of the public. For a fee guideline meant for Registered Massage Therapists, members of the profession can click here

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For information and reference purposed, the RMTAO has provided the 2014 Fee Schedule.

Fee Schedule 2014

Appointment/Session Fees

Appointment/Session Duration

Fee (HST excluded)

Fee (HST included)

15 minutes

$34.00

$38.00

30 minutes

$56.00

$63.00

45 minutes

$68.00

$77.00

60 minutes

$89.00

$102.00

90 minutes

$122.00

$138.00

Ancillary Goods and Services

Good/Service

Fee*

Assessment or Re-Assessment

$102.00/hour

Preparing a Report (progress or medical legal reports) 

$102.00/hour

Discharge Note 

$102.00/hour

Completion of Forms
(where fees are not stipulated by Government Regulation) 

$102.00/hour

Verbal Consultation

$102.00/hour

Review of Records (copying, transfer, or for court testimony) 

$102.00/hour

Review and Court Preparation Time 

$102.00/hour

Expert Testimony 

$102.00/hour

Half-day rate (court appearance, corporate outcalls, labour support) 

$420.00

Full-day rate (court appearance, corporate outcalls, labour support)

$760.00

Photocopying of Records

at cost

Transfer of Records (by mail or courier)

at cost

Expenses 

at cost

Supplies

at retail

Kilometres travelled

$0.54 per kilometre

 * For ease of reference, the HST-included approach is used; however, this fee should be adjusted when using a HST-excluded model.