Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing known to humankind. The ancient Romans and Greeks used massage therapy to maintain health and as a restorative practice, as did the Egyptian, Chinese, and Swedish cultures.
Today, Registered Massage Therapists are regulated health care practitioners. They use their knowledge and skills in treating soft tissue conditions to help patients manage acute and chronic health conditions, support rehabilitation, and treat sports injuries.
Massage Therapy also plays a key role in preventative medicine by supporting patients dealing with the stresses of daily life to maintain their health and wellbeing.
Massage Therapy is a Great Career!
You are needed. Massage therapy is one of the most in-demand career fields in health care today.
You can go anywhere. Your career can travel with you across Canada and the world.
You will feel rewarded. Your treatments and care for those in need makes a real difference in the quality of people’s lives.
You will receive great pay. On average, RMTs charge between $80-$100 per hour.
You will have lifestyle flexibility. Be your own boss, create your own schedule.
What an RMT Does
Registered Massage Therapists are soft tissue experts. They are highly knowledgeable in the areas of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint and connective tissues.
Where an RMT Works
Registered Massage Therapists are found working in hospitals, multi-disciplinary clinics, spas and resorts around the world, sports facilities, or within their own private practice.
Who an RMT Treats
Registered Massage Therapists are trained to assess and treat patients including; but not limited to the following:
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Motor vehicle accident
- Anxiety & chronic fatigue
- Pre and postnatal
- Sports injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
How to Become an RMT
To become a Registered Massage Therapist you must graduate with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from an approved school. After graduating, you must complete the certification exams set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Upon successful completion, you will receive your license which authorizes you to practice in Ontario as a Registered Massage Therapist.