Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are experts in anatomy, physiology and massage therapy techniques. Using this knowledge, massage therapists assess and manipulate the body’s joints and soft tissues (muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments) to restore, maintain and optimize health. 

Massage therapists also help prevent and lessen the pain and discomfort associated with many physical conditions, including: 

  • Stress
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Muscle overuse
  • Injury and illness

Massage therapists provide services for these conditions in hospitals, health clinics, spas, fitness clubs, chiropractic offices. Massage therapist services include:

  • Client physical assessment and developing massage therapy treatment plans
  • Massage therapy to lessen the pain and discomfort during injury and illness rehabilitation
  • Massage therapy for stress and pain relief
  • Acupuncture
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Developing and providing education programs for clients

In Ontario, “Massage Therapist” is a regulated profession subject to the Standards of Practice, Massage Therapy Competency Standards, Professional Charter and Code of Ethics defined by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.