Thinking About a Career as a Registered Massage Therapist?



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"Canadian College has introduced me to the local network of health care providers. Teachers are knowledgeable and always have time to help. They’re always willing to share their own experiences in order to help students better understand the course material. Administrative staff are hardworking and dedicated and the quality of programs are very good.”

Richard Brett Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Have you been thinking about a career as a Registered Massage Therapist? Get the questions you have about this type of career and field of massage therapy answered. A career as a Registered Massage Therapist is rewarding as you get to help people each day with managing their health. As well, it is a career with a lot of flexibility and earning potential. You have the ability to work for someone else or own your practice.

Find out what you need to know about a career in massage therapy in southeastern Ontario.


What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

Registered Massage Therapist is a professional ‘designation’ used by a graduate Massage Therapist who has completed two years of education at a recognized school of Massage Therapy. (See the Education Section of this site for background on schools of Massage Therapy) and who is a member of a ‘Regulatory College’ or an association of Massage Therapists who by agreement has permission for its members to use this designation.


The term ‘Registered Massage Therapist’ is normally found in use by practicing professionals in legislated provinces (Ontario, British Columbia & Newfoundland & Labrador) who are permitted by their ‘Regulatory Colleges’ within the parameters of a “Massage Therapy Act” permitting such use.


In Canada there are approximately 18,000 professional massage therapists of whom over 60% are legislated and permitted by law to use the professional designation of  Registered Massage Therapist or RMT for short.


The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario has protected the following nine marks as “official marks” under the provisions of Section 9 of the Trademarks Act of Canada.


  • Massage Therapist M.T.
  • Registered Massage Therapist R.M.T
  • Massage Therapy Therapeutic Massage
  • Massothérapeute Massage Thérapeutique
  • Massothérapie




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