The practice of massage therapy entails the assessment of the body’s musculoskeletal system and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, and pain. As a result, registered massage therapists maintain, rehabilitate or augment patients’ physical function, relieve pain, or promote overall well-being and health.

Massage therapists work in clinics, hospitals, retirement homes, care facilities, and in private settings such as home-based clinics or spas.

In Canada, the titles of Registered Massage Therapist and RMT are used to signify a regulated massage therapist professional who has met registration and practice requirements with a legislated regulatory agency.

RMTs adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice and must maintain their professional competence by regularly working, participating in continuing education, and adhering to professional registration requirements. As part of their practice, RMTs collaborate with other healthcare professionals in the best interest of their patients.