|Massage Therapy - Regulation of MT||This section provides an overview of the regulations surrounding Massage Therapy in Canada.|
Section 3. of the Massage Therapy Act, 1991 states:
"The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissues and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain."
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. All members of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario must be registered with the College and are therefore licensed massage therapy practitioners.
The profession of massage therapy is regulated in the Province of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the assciated legislation, The Massage Therapy Act.
Links to these statues as they appear on the Government of Ontario's E-Laws website and 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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