What is a registered massage therapist (RMT)?

In Ontario, massage therapists fall under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991(RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991 (MTA). In order to become a Registered Massage Therapist individuals must complete a training program from a Private Career College under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. RMTs must write a registration exam given by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the College) which is a branch of the Ministry of Health and be licensed by the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario.

How long is the RMT diploma program and what is the cost? Is there a part time option?
  • The RMT diploma program is based on inter-juridictional compentencies and can be completed in 18 months 
  • A part time program is also available and the Student can take up to 4 years to complete the program
  • We offer a great degree of flexibility to help the students on their path to becoming a successful  care professional 
  • Full time, part time, Advanced Standing options 
  • Classes run during the day from 9-3 and we also have evening classes running from 6:30-9:30 for students that may have to work while in school or have family situations that don't allow for full time options 
Do you offer continuing education credits?

Yes we have many continuing education courses and workshops that students can use to improve their knowledge base and for professional development portfolio 

Do you have a discounted student clinic that I can come and receive massage therapy treatment?

Yes we have a wonderful on site clinic that the public can receive massage therapy treatments under the direct supervision for a practicing RMT. See clinic section for hours and few schedule 

What to expect during my student massage?

During your massage therapy treatment you can expect to have your privacy respected. Your therapist will leave the room so that you may disrobe and cover yourself on the table. You may remove as little of your clothing as you wish. Shorts may be brought ,but are not required.  During the treatment, you will be draped with a blanket and sheet so that only the part of your body being treated is uncovered.

What kind of lotion do you use on my skin?

We use a specialized massage lotion or gel,  whichis hyperallergenic and non-staining to the clothes. Please inform your therapist if you have any allergies or are concerned with the lubrication and ingredients of the lotion.

How long will my massage be?

Your treatment will be 1 hour in duration. The student therapist will perform a 15 minute assessment and a 45 minute massage therapy treatment 

What can I expect after a massage treatment?

Some tenderness or discomfort can occur the day after a massage treatment but not usually the case. If you are concerned about the level of the discomfort or it’s more than 24 hours after your massage, please contact your massage therapist for advice. Subsequent treatments can be altered to change the amount of pressure or the techniques previously used to achieve the desired results. It is imperative for you to give your therapist feedback to make any changes required in the future.

Do I need a doctor's referral if I have a medical condition?

Most insurance companies will not require MD letters.

Can I receive a massage when I'm pregnant?

Yes, the treatment will cater to the needs of the pregnant woman and pillows and different positions will be applied depending on the trimester. Make sure to inform the receptionist at the time of booking how many weeks pregnant you are so the therapist can make the necessary adjustments to their tables.

What if I have to cancel?

We will require 24 hours notice for any cancellations, a charge for your missed appointment could be applied. 

What if I'm late?

Clients are responsible for the time they reserve for their appointment. If you are late for your appointment the treatment will still end at the designated time with no change in fee. Our first time client forms, which are required to be completed before the treatment commences,


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