|Massage Therapy - Regulation of MT||This section provides an overview of the regulations surrounding Massage Therapy in Canada.|
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:
Only members of the College are permitted to use the title, Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT or MT. Anyone using those titles or designations without being registered with the College should be reported to the College. All members of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario must be registered with the College and are therefore licensed massage therapy practitioners.
The CMTO is the regulatory body for the profession of massage therapy in Ontario. Therefore, they set the policies and guidelines that must be followed by all RMTs in Ontario. many of these guidelines can be found on CMTO.com and concern issues including client records, receipts, consent, and all other regulations pertaining to RMTs.
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.
Links to these statutes as they appear on the Government of Ontario's E-Laws Web site are provided for your convenience below:
The RMTAO exists in order to advance the massage therapy profession in Ontario. Improvements in the ability of Registered Massage Therapists to provide quality care will improve the health of the people of Ontario whom the profession serves.
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