BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of Membership

As a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), you are also a regulated health professional. The quality of services provided by RMTs have the highest standards of anywhere in the world. The RMTAO can help you build your knowledge and advance your career, as well as advocate on behalf of the entire profession. 

As a member of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario, you will have access to the tools that will help you build your practice and grow in your career as an RMT. These tools include guides to relevant legislation, access to our publications, a FREE listing on RMTFind.com and more.  

Why join? There are many benefits of joining the RMTAO, and your membership can be customized to suit your needs and interests.  

Advocacy Efforts 

The RMTAO is the voice of the profession. We strive to increase public access to the RMT services, RMT access the health profession and fair regulation for the massage therapy profession. We are devoted to representing and protecting your interests. Part of this involves advocating on behalf of all RMTs in Ontario. We dedicate time to protecting and advancing your interests while discussing crucial issues with agencies in government, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and insurance companies, which are just a few examples, which keeps the profession strong. 

Advancing your Career 

As a member, we also help you to find the career opportunity that's right for you, whether you've just graduated or you have several years of experience, through our Career Opportunities Listing Service. You can also grow your business with a FREE listing on RMTFind - our public listing service. Members of the public can use RMTFind.com and search by name, city or postal code when they're looking for an RMT. You connect instantly with your fellow RMTs across Ontario by joining our Facebook group and participating in informative and thoughtful discussions. We also facilitate Community Networks across Ontario which provide the opportunity for Registered Massage Therapists to meet their fellow RMTs in their region and attend local events of interest including social, educational and networking events. 

Building your Knowledge 

We constantly offer new and innovative courses on a variety of topics across Ontario. Our courses are open to non-members, but members get preferred rates. We also have an Education Conference once every two years, which features three days of continuing education sessions that can be customized to suit your learning needs. Having access to the latest research is another way to maintain your high standards of practice. Members have access to the research databases CINAHL and MEDLINE, which provides a range of high-quality, full-text journals to help enhance and develop evidence-based practices. 

You also have access to research-based information with our quarterly magazine Massage Therapy Today: Putting Knowledge Into Practice.You will have access to all of our other publications as a member as well, including The Friday File, a Contract Guide, Massage Therapy Brochures, and more! 

Discounted Programs 

As a Registered Massage Therapist you will need Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) and we offer the lowest PLI rate in Canada, which covers $3 million per incident. Additional coverage is available for acupuncture, ultrasound, office contents and legal expenses. This also includes Commercial General Liability Insurance at $3 million per incident. We also offer discounts on other insurance programs including home and auto insurance, health and dental insurance, legal expense insurance, and personal disability insurance.

We offer a discounted membership to GoodLife fitness, which is pro-rated quarterly. To promote access to research, we offer a 20% discount on membership to the IN-CAM research network, which is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research community in Canada generating knowledge through research on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine/health. Members can also sign up for Perkopolis, which offers access to various discounted products and services including hotels, attractions, movies, shopping and travel. Members also receive access to discounted mobile rates and services with TELUS Mobility. 

Resources

We provide our members with information and resources regarding the profession of massage therapy, the role of massage therapists, trends in the profession and information regarding the association in our Research Library and Resource Centre. Some of the key resources include general health best practices, MVA resources and clinic procedure best practices. We also offer other helpful tools for your practice including our new RMT logo, and access to guidelines on things like Fraud Prevention and HST. 

Join Us... 

We invite all RMTs in Ontario to join the RMTAO. The RMTAO strives to make progress in key areas such as:

  • Building public awareness of massage therapy and Massage Therapists as health professionals;
  • Increasing extended health care benefit programs to include massage therapy and without a medical doctor referral;
  • Expanding the clientele of RMTs to patients in all life stages;
  • Increasing awareness of inter-professional collaboration and research.

We have compiled a list of Top Ten Reasons to join, and we hope you will support our efforts in moving the profession forward by becoming a member