May 27, 2019

We’ve already had 3,800 supporters sign up to fight the HST on RMT services and we've set a goal to turn 3,800 supporters into 5,000 by Canada Day.


CMTA Launches RMT/ACT to Fight for Tax Exemption

March 14, 2019

The RMTAO, in conjunction with our partners in the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance (CMTA), has launched a new website –


Massage Therapy Regulated in PEI

March 1, 2019

Massage Therapy has been included as a Regulated Health Profession under the Prince Edward Island Regulated Health Professions Act. This means that individuals practicing massage therapy in PEI will, as of today, be considered regulated health professionals.


RMTAO Queen’s Park Day

November 26, 2018

Toronto, Ontario – November 26, 2018 - The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) held our first ever Queen’s Park Lobby Day on November 26, 2018. This event was an opportunity to meet with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) from all political parties.


Congratulations to our Student Case Report Winners!

November 12, 2018

The winners of the first annual RMTAO Student Case Report contest have been chosen!


Student Case Report Contest

November 6, 2018

The RMTAO is pleased to announce our second annual Student Case Report Contest.


Meet real people who benefit from massage therapy during Massage Therapy Awareness Week.

October 2, 2018

To celebrate Massage Therapy Awareness Week on October 21 – 27, 2018, the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) will be sharing the stories of people from across Canada who have received massage therapy treatments that helped them get back to doing what they love.


RMTAO Membership Helps Your Bottom Line

August 20, 2018

RMTAO membership and Professional Liability Insurance is only $54 more than just PLI with another company!


Responding to Complaints at the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario - What you need to Know

August 8, 2018

Dealing with a complaint made against you can be highly stressful,here is a brief guide on how to respond.


RMTAO Board of Directors Meeting with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

June 28, 2018

On June 23, 2018, the RMTAO Board of Directors met with Corinne Flitton, Registrar, and Katherine Molnar, Director of Corporate Services, of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. The purpose of the meeting was to seek clarification on several key issues in order to better understand the reas


2019 RMTAO Conference Call for Presenters

June 25, 2018

The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario invites individuals to share their knowledge and experience at our upcoming RMTAO 2019 Education Conference: Excellence in Practice. The theme for the 2019 conference is the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain.


2019 RMTAO Conference - Save the Date

June 20, 2018

The 2019 RMTAO Massage Therapy Conference will be held on June 1, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

Save the date!


Advocacy Update - Canadian Cancer Society

May 17, 2018

On May 14, 2018, Andrew Lewarne met with the Director of Cancer Information and Support Services at the Canadian Cancer Society. The discussion was focused on the inclusion of massage therapy in the treatment support recommendations provided by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Advocacy Update - Week of April 9, 2018

April 12, 2018

On April 9, 2018 Andrew Lewarne ED, RMTAO met with various MPPs, and with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario regarding ways to increase the access of Ontarians to massage therapy treatment.


Ontario Budget 2018

April 3, 2018

Details and highlights from the 2018 Ontario budget.


Advocacy Update - Week of March 26, 2018

March 29, 2018

Meetings with the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport


Advocacy Update - Meetings at Queen's Park

March 16, 2018

On March 6, 7 and 8, 2018, Andrew Lewarne, Executive Director and CEO of the RMTAO, met with various MPPs, Ministers, Critics, and staffers at Queen's Park to discuss the inclusion of massage therapy in the delivery of health care to Ontarians.


Advocacy Update – Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

March 12, 2018

As a result of the meeting with John Fraser, MPP, on February 22, 2018, Andrew Lewarne, Executive Director and CEO of the RMTAO met with the President and CEO of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) on March 9, 2018.


2018 Federal Budget - Health-Related Announcements

March 1, 2018

On February 27, 2018, the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau tabled his government’s third budget in the House of Commons.


Advocacy Update - Meeting with John Fraser, MPP, regarding opportunities for RMTs

February 27, 2018

On February 22, 2018, RMTAO Executive Director Andrew Lewarne met with John Fraser, the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa South.


Advocacy Update - Home Care Ontario Meeting

February 12, 2018

On February 7th, 2018 Andrew Lewarne, Executive Director and CEO of the RMTAO, met with Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario, to discuss challenges and opportunities in providing home care in Ontario.


Advocacy Update - Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) Meeting

February 6, 2018

RMTAO Executive Director Andrew Lewarne, along with other members of the management team of the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance (CMTA), met with representatives from the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) on Monday, February 5, 2018.


National Environmental Scan of the Profession of Massage Therapy

November 24, 2017

An environmental scan of the profession of Massage Therapy in Canada has been conducted under the leadership of the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance, and will be used to develop a strong and unified national strategy and national voice.


CMTO Clarification Regarding New Standards

November 22, 2017

The CMTO has released clarification for treating sensitive areas, a streamlined consent form and provided a response to RMTAO feedback on the new Standards


Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

November 14, 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9:00am at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel located at 901 Dixon Road in Toronto, Ontario.


Vote for your RMTAO Board of Directors

November 7, 2017

The election for the 2018 RMTAO Board of Directors will be open online until Friday, November 24, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.


Student Case Report Contest

October 18, 2017

The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) is pleased to announce our first ever Student Case Report Contest!


Celebrate Massage Therapy Awareness Week!

October 2, 2017

Massage Therapy Awareness Week will be October 22-28, 2017. During Massage Therapy Awareness Week, the RMTAO will be raising awareness about the benefits of Massage Therapy


RMTAO Response to CMTO Standards of Practice

September 28, 2017

The RMTAO Board of Directors has written a letter in response to the new Standards of Practice released by the CMTO.


Refer your friends - We DARE you.

August 23, 2017

Want to support your professional association? Refer your friends. We DARE you.


Renew your RMTAO membership!

August 17, 2017

It's that time of year again! Renew your RMTAO membership today!

Renew your RMTAO membership today!


Letter to the CMTO regarding Proposed New Standards

July 18, 2017

The RMTAO Board of Directors recently delivered a letter to the CMTO regarding the proposed new Standards for Maintaining Professional Boundaries and Preventing Sexual Abuse.


Massage Therapy Educator Day!

May 9, 2017

Join us at the first-of-its kind conference for Massage Therapy Educators!


RMTAO Awards Dinner

May 1, 2017

Join us on June 3 at 6:30 p.m. for the RMTAO Awards Dinner Gala Event - A Night at the Carnival.


The RMTAO Education Conference is Fast Approaching!

April 27, 2017

Join us on June 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre for two engaging keynote presentations, a panel discussion, and a chance to customize your learning.


RMTAO 2016 Annual Report

January 19, 2017

The RMTAO 2016 Annual Report is now available online!


Annual General Meeting This Month!

January 6, 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario will be held at the end of this month in Toronto!


Save the date! - RMTAO Education Conference

July 22, 2016

The RMTAO 2017 Education Conference: Excellence in Practice will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario!


We're moving!

June 23, 2016

Effective June 11, 2016, the RMTAO will be relocating!


ALS Awareness Month

June 17, 2016

June is ALS Awareness month, set by ALS Canada to educate the public about Amyotrophic later sclerosis (ALS), and to support Canadians living with the disease.


Massage Therapy Self-Regulation in Manitoba

November 24, 2015

On November 24th, 2015 the Manitoba Minister of Health, Sharon Blady accepted the Health Professions Advisory Council's recommendation that the profession of massage therapy be granted self-regulation under the Regulated Health Professionals Act (RHPA).


Regulatory Colleges Explore Clinic Regulation

August 20, 2015

TORONTO, ON., August 20, 2015 - The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has announced that, along with the regulatory colleges of eight other health professions, they will be involved in the development of a Clinic Regulation Model for Regulated Health Professions