Student Membership

As a student in a massage therapy program, you have the opportunity to connect with your professional community before you graduate. Join and access the RMTAO to support and empower you in developing your RMT career.

As a massage therapy student, you are receiving training that you need to join a regulated health profession. Joining the RMTAO as a student gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, access research and connect to registered massage therapists – all before you graduate!

The Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario is your professional association. We want to ensure that you have access to information about the technical and clinical aspects of massage therapy, as well as about the profession and the association. You can learn about, and support our advocacy efforts, access the latest news and research, and network with experienced RMTs. Once you graduate, through our affordable membership rate we provide tools that help new graduates build up their careers including access to our career listings, a free public listing on, professional liability insurance and more!

As a Student Member of the RMTAO, you will

  • Access the professional community through social media channels and community networks;
  • Access to our research databases, CINAHL and MEDLINE, which provide you with high-quality, full-text journal articles on a wide range of subject matter. 
  • Have on-line access to the RMTAO's professional practice magazine, Massage Therapy Today: Putting Knowledge into Practice;
  • Receive The Friday File, the RMTAO's weekly digest of news headlines;
  • Have the ability to enroll in some of the optional programs available to active members including GoodLife Fitness memberships, TELUS phone discounts and Health Benefits;
  • Access our Career listings;
  • Resources to help grow your career including resume and interview tips, information about different compensation models, and advice for starting your own practice;
  • And much more!

The Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario is the voice of the profession in Ontario and we invite all students of massage therapy programs in Ontario to benefit from what the association has to offer. Connect to your professional community through RMTAO student membership.

How to Join

In order to become a student member of the RMTAO, select Create Profile below, or click here. To sign up, complete the online forms provided and upload a document providing proof of program enrolment. Proof of enrolment can include a photo of your student ID, a copy of your timetable, a copy of your acceptance letter, or any other document proving you’re a student.

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, so be sure to provide your graduation date!

How to add optional programs

If you're interested in our GoodLife fitness membership, or any optional program through the RMTAO, you can add that program at the member rate at any time throughout the year. To add a program, call the RMTAO office at 1-800-668-2022 or email at If you are interested in TELUS phone discounts, you can sign up online

Are you a program coordinator? 

Would you like to provide further resources and information about RMTAO student membership to the students in your program?  We can arrange for a representative of the RMTAO to visit your school, and make a presentation about the benefits of student membership and the activities of the Association. If you would like to arrange a presentation for your students, please contact us at 

You can also download the handouts below to provide to your students, that can be used when teaching them about the RMTAO and about student membership.

 Download About the RMTAO  (PDF)

 Download Student Membership Fact Sheet (PDF)

What happens when I graduate?

Once you graduate, you are able to sign up for active membership at a very reasonable membership fee. You can join online using your student membership account! As a member, we assist you with the transition from student to professional with many benefits including a free referral listing, access to our Career Listing Portal, Professional Liability Insurance, and MORE!