Top Ten Reasons to Join the RMTAO

1. Active Advocacy


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You can join the RMTAO online and once payment is received, gain instant access to all member services.  Insurance will be effective the date payment is received.  You can instantly download your PLI Certificate of coverage to provide as proof to the CMTO.



We continue to advocate on your behalf to government agencies, insurance companies, the general public and more. We promote research through our involvement in the IN-CAM Research Symposium, are involved in the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance (CMTA), and have recently advocated on your behalf to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 

2. The Lowest Professional Liability Insurance rate

We offer the lowest Professional Liability Insurance rate in Canada, which covers $3 million per incident. This coverage also offers $3 million coverage per incident in Commercial General Liability Insurance. Additional insurance is available for acupuncture and ultrasound. BFL Canada has also been able to obtain coverage for personal training, osteopathy, business coaching and more. 

3. One FREE listing on 

This is our resource available to the public when searching for an RMT. Members of the public can search by name, postal code or city to find an RMT near them. With a free listing on, our members get a great resource to market their practice. Members can purchase additional listings for 12$ + HST if they have multiple practice locations. 

4. Access to Research

Members have access to valuable research to help enhance and develop evidence-based practices. This research is available through the Association's subscription to the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and MEDLINE. These research databases give you access to an exceptional quality of full-text journals, covering an extensive scope of subject matter. 

5. Educational Courses 

Although our courses are open to non-members, members get discounted rates on the variety of continuing education courses that we offer across Canada. You can earn CEUs from our courses as well as maintain your high standards of practice. We also offer an educational conference once every two years, at discounted rates for members,  that is three days of concurrent education sessions that can be customized to suit your learning needs. 

6. Networking Opportunities

The RMTAO gives you the opportunity to network with your fellow RMTs across Ontario. You can instantly participate in engaging and informative discussions from your home through our social media communities. You can also join one of our Community Networks across Ontario and attend educational, social and networking meetings with other RMTs local to you. 

7. Group Discounts

We offer group discounts on a variety of insurance programs including Health and Dental Insurance, Home and Auto Insurance, Legal Expense Insurance and personal disability insurance. We also offer our members, plus one dependent or spouse if requested, to purchase a discounted GoodLife Fitness membership, which is pro-rated quarterly. Members also receive access to discounted mobile rates and services with TELUS Mobility. We also offer a 20% discount on membership to the IN-CAM Research Network, which promotes research.

8. Tools for Your Practice 

We help your practice run more smoothly with tools to help you understand legislation and issues that might affect your practice as an RMT including and HST Guideline and Fraud Prevention tips. We also offer information on anti-spam legislation, a new brand for RMTs that you can use in your practice, and more! 

9. Publications 

As a member of the RMTAO, you will have access to 50 issues of The Friday File, and four issues per year of Massage Therapy Today: Putting Knowledge Into Practice which will help you keep up-to-date with the latest news and research affecting the profession and the association. We also offer a variety of other publications that will be valuable in your career including The Contract Guide, and preferred rates on Massage Therapy Brochures that can be used in your practice. 

10. Career Resources 

For those just starting out in their careers, or for those looking for a new position we offer resources to help you in this transition! These include resume and cover letter tips, interview advice, marketing tips and information about practice types, information about fees and gratuities,  and types of compensation. You will be able to download helpful documents, and read helpful advice when changing positions, making your time of transition much easier! 

Join now! For access to all of these benefits, you can join the RMTAO today! Our membership year runs from October first or the date payment is received, whichever is later, until October 1st of the next year. With our flex membership option, you are able to customize your membership so that you receive the benefits that best suit your needs and experience.