What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title of Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, or the designation of RMT or MT.

A Registered Massage Therapist:

  • Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
  • Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
  • Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies to safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
  • Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is the regulatory body for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Ontario. They protect the public interest by ensuring the competency and quality of care provided by Massage Therapists. All RMTs in Ontario are required to be registered with the CMTO. Individuals who are not registered with the CMTO are not permitted to practice massage therapy in Ontario or call themselves Massage Therapists in Ontario.
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To check if an individual is a Registered Massage Therapist, visit the CMTO website to access the public directory.