“Massage has the ability to treat immediate discomfort while contributing to long-term health and overall function. Through the manipulation of soft tissue, lymphatic drainage and the use of hydrotherapy, massage treatments can: increase the length & quality of sleep; increase relaxation; decrease stress; and improve circulation, all aiding in your natural defence & healing mechanisms allowing the body to repair itself. “
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:
- Completed competency-based education at educational institutions recognized by the Government of Ontario;
• Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects;
• Completed a minimum of 150 clinical hours;
• Successfully completed examinations from and have been “registered” by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the College) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act;
• Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and a Quality Assurance Program that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their clients.
Only members of the College are permitted to use the title, Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT or MT. All members of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario must be registered with the College and are therefore licensed massage therapy practitioners.
The profession of massage therapy is regulated in the Province of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the associated legislation, the Massage Therapy Act.