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