Kitchener Massage Therapy

Governance of massage therapy in Ontario

Massage therapy is a regulated health profession. The College of Massage Therapist of Ontario(CMTO) is the governing board that oversees and regulates massage therapists in Ontario. If you have any questions related to the governance of massage therapy in Ontario, http://www.cmto.com/ is a great resource.

The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario(RMTAO) is the association that supports registered massage therapists in Ontario. They lobby the government on behalf of all massage therapists in Ontario. They are the association that fought to get massage therapy into the Regulated Health Professionals Act (RHPA). Massage therapy being part of the RHPA is what allows you to have massage therapy coveragein your extended health benefits plan. The RMTAO did their best to avoid the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) from affecting the rate of massage therapy in Ontario. The RMTAO is a great education resource.

The RMTAO also has a sister website RMTfind.com that will allow you to search by location for a massage therapistin your area.