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Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba

About the MTAM

The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) is a not-for-profit association of over 1150 professional massage therapists in Manitoba.

Established in 1973, we have been serving the profession for almost 45 years. In 2018, we will be celebrating 45 years of building the profession and supporting our members!

Our purpose is to promote massage therapy and the ongoing development of the massage industry in Manitoba through educating the public about the benefits of massage therapy for health and wellness and supporting the public to access high quality massage therapy through our database of registered Massage Therapists.

As a self-regulated, voluntary membership association, MTAM promotes health and wellness in Manitoba by ensuring our members meet minimum standards of education and then continue to grow their competency. Each member follows high standards of client care, business practice, and ethics. This, in turn, helps to ensure protection for the public and for the profession to grow as an effective health care for Manitobans.

We support our members through ongoing promotion of massage therapy, providing resources and information to members and the public, creating professional development and networking opportunities, negotiating group discounts and benefits, facilitating mentoring and peer support relationships between members, and working with health centres, clinics, spas and employers to ensure RMT's are treated fairly and work relationships are positive and strong.


To promote and enhance the art, science and philosophy of massage therapy in a professional and ethical manner to ensure the highest level of competency based practice for massage therapy within the province of Manitoba.

Our purpose is to
1. Protect the public by ensuring safe, competent and ethical massage practice;
2. Represent members before government and regulatory bodies concerned with massage therapy;
3. Foster and encourage professional growth among members;
4. Ensure high standards of education for students of massage therapy;
5. Promote the art, philosophy and science of massage therapy; and
6. Serve our members with care and compassion.

Our Quest for Regulation is Now the Road to Regulation

The massage therapy industry will be regulated by the Manitoba government in the coming years. Read more on our Road to Regulation. As the largest Association dedicated to Massage Therapists in this province, the MTAM has played an important role in advancing the profession. We have done our best to balance our focus on helping our members through valuable, association-based efforts and protecting the public; acting in a similar manner as a regulatory body.
We are looking forward to a regulatory college being established oin Manitoba in the coming years, so the MTAM can focus wholly on the business of being an association and advocate on behalf of our members.

In Good Hands

All MTAM members are bound by a code of ethics and follow nationally-accepted standards of practice. Our Association and its members believe in ongoing education to maintain the highest standards of practice and competency. 

You know you are in good hands with our members. Use our search engine to Find a Registered Massage Therapist near you.


In addition to maintaining their registration annually, MTAM Members:

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Find out more about the Benefits of Massage Therapy

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