The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario ( CMTO) is the regulator established by the Ontario government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991.
Established in 1936, the RMTAO is a member-driven, not-for-profit association that provides leadership for and advocates on behalf of Ontario’s RMTs. Free RMTAO student membership is open to all students attending a recognized massage therapy program in Ontario. You can remain a student member until you graduate
This organization advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service. Click on the Research link and then Research Tools for resources including publications, news, and more.
The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA), as the certifying body in Canada, provides the leadership in the specialty of sport massage and education by establishing professional standards and qualifications for massage therapists.
Established in 1992 by Tiffany Field. the Touch Research Institute i(TRI) s dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy. TRI has conducted over 100 studies on the positive effects of massage therapy on many functions and medical conditions in many different age groups.
Website of the Massage Therapy Canada publication. As well as providing access to the digital edition of the publication, this website provides news on the state of massage therapy in Canada, new product information, and information on massage therapy practice and management for the small practice therapist.
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