Massage Therapy Scope of Practice

The provincial legislation for Massage Therapy in Ontario, defines the practice of Massage Therapy as “the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. “

In addition to maintaining their registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario through an annual renewal process, Ontario’s Registered Massage Therapist’s:

  • adhere to a code of ethics
  • maintainthe principles of the college’s charter on professionalism
  • meet or exceed defined massage therapy competency standards

take part in the quality assurance program which encourages the evaluation and improvement of massage therapists’ competencies’ through self assessment peer assessment and continuing education.

have received education regarding the prevention of all forms of abuse of their client’s personal health information and records

are involved in the College’s activities as a self-regulating health profession, providing information and feedback on College incentives, and participating in College activities as Council and committee members, peer assessors, examiners and subject matter expert.