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National Connections

We are all stronger, when we work together. We are proud of the relationships and partnerships we have with other Massage Therapy Association's across Canada and are a proud member of the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance (CMTA).

The annual in-person meeting of the CMTA was held on September 13-14 in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

The CMTA is a nationwide alliance composed of provincial professional massage therapy associations to provide a forum for collaboration to advance massage therapy as a health care profession in Canada. Officially constituted in 1991, the CMTA works cooperatively to promote massage therapy as a component of the Canadian health care system, and to ensure the highest standards in providing massage therapy to the public.

Main topics for discussion last month were regarding the removal of GST/HST from massage therapy treatments, advocacy regarding insurance coverage for massage therapy treatments, improving efficiency and effectiveness of the CMTA and collaboration and sharing of ideas between the individual member associations.

Read the September 2019 report from our annual in-person meeting of the CMTA.

Media Contacts

The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba has a number of experienced leaders in the profession to draw on for accurate information and interviews. Email the MTAM Managing Director or phone 204-927-7977 with inquiries.

MTAM Members in the Community

On June 8th, 16 MTAM members and staff volunteered at CancerCare Manitoba Foundation's 2019 Challenge for Life 2.0. The massage therapy tent, which was sponsored by Fillmore Riley, saw many tired but enthusiastic walkers and excercisers stop by to receive post-event massage treatments from our awesome MTAM Registered Massage Therapists.

It's a labour of love that we take part in every year and we look forward to participating again in 2020! Members are invited to contact the MTAM office if you would like to volunteer.

More event photos coming soon!
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Recent News Stories & Press Releases website expanded 
Manitoba massage therapist's hourly rates lower than the national average
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Massage therapists association sees spike in injury complaints, calls for stronger regulations Currently no restriction in Manitoba on who can call themselves a 'massage therapist' Riley Laychuk · CBC News · Posted: Jul 09, 2018 5:00 AM CT | Last Updated: 24 minutes ago

Crime-Based Headlines 

The MTAM keeps up-to-date on all court cases, incidents, and situations related to massage, massage parlours, body workers, and to cases that involve professional massage therapy health care practitioners in Manitoba.

When cases are being investigated or are in the court system, we will not comment specifically to respect the integrity of that case or investigation. The MTAM believes it is inappropriate to comment publicly on cases sub judice. Publicly discussing cases sub judice may constitute interference with the legal process.

Regulated Provinces: Colleges


Accreditation of Schools across Canada

MTAM supports the concept of the accreditation of Massage Therapy schools.

The purpose of the accreditation process is to provide a mechanism for quality assurance and continuing quality improvement of entry-level massage therapy education programs across Canada. Accreditation will foster a common national entry-level education standard that is based upon the entry-to-practice requirements in the regulated provinces, and in doing so will help facilitate the initiation of regulation in provinces that are currently unregulated. Accreditation will support the advancement of massage therapy as a health care profession, thereby serving the public interest.

The Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation is an independent organization that was formed in 2015 with the mission of providing accreditation services across Canada. They rely on funding from the Regulatory Colleges in the regulated provinces as well as professional associations in the unregulated provinces that have chosen to contribute.

MTAM hosted several information webinars for MTAM Members to update them on what accreditation is, the benefits and costs of accreditation and to get members' feedback on the CMTCA's request for financial support from MTAM. A recording of the final MTAM webinar along with the CMTCA webinar will be made available to MTAM members so that they can be fully informed before voting via online survey.

Watch your email on September 30th for the recordings and survey link.