Massage Therapist is a regulated health professional.
members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
are permitted to use the title Massage Therapist or
Registered Massage Therapist and use the letters MT
or RMT with their names.
therapists have completed a 2-3 years diploma programme
from a recognized massage therapy school. This includes 2200 hours of training in various courses such as anatomy, neurology,
pathology, and kinesiology as well as over 170 hours of practical
clinical training. In order to receive a license to practice, graduates must pass both a written test and strenuous practical board exams which are administered by the CMTO.
therapists participate in a Quality Assurance Programme
that assists them in the maintenance of high professional
standards and quality care of their clients.
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft
tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention
of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints
by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment
physical function, or relieve pain.
(Massage Therapy Act, 1991)