What is a RMT?

British Columbia Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs)…

  • Are regulated and licensed in BC under the Health Professions Act
  • Are primary health care providers with Medical Services Plan (MSP) of BC and other insurance coverage providers
  • Undergo the most comprehensive training in North America – a 3000 hour specialized program at an accredited college
  • Have completed the BC registration examinations set by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC)
  • Have mandatory continuing education and upgrading needed to maintain their registration with the CMTBC
  • Provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Use techniques that act upon the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems to improve health
  • Provide active and passive massage as well as stretches, strengthening, and other remedial exercises for complete patient care
  • Honour a strict code of ethics set by the CMTBC, which ensures that patients receive safe, competent, and ethical care