Registered massage therapists – RMTs – help people by maintaining, rehabilitating, and augmenting physical function, or by relieving pain and promoting health. RMTs do this by assessing soft tissue and body joints, and by providing treatment that includes manipulation, mobilization, and other manual methods.

RMTs work with people of all ages and conditions. They work in clinics, hospitals, retirement homes, care facilities, and in private settings such as home-based clinics or spas. RMTs are licensed by a provincial regulatory college that derives its authority from legislation. They are accountable to the college for their professional behaviour, which includes demonstrating continuing competency and acting in the best interests of their patients.