What is an RMT?

An RMT, or registered massage therapist, is a regulated Health Professional in Ontario, requiring a minimum of 2200 hours of training, plus passing theoretical and on-site clinical tests conducted by the regulatory body, The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (not to be confused with a massage therapy school). Every health profession has a scope of practice, and for RMTs, it is “the assessment of the 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.” (Massage Therapy Act, 1991).