The CMMOTA is a not-for-profit association that has quietly been providing a membership option for massage therapists with 2200 hours of education and manual osteopathic therapists with a minimum 1000 hours and have met the requirements laid out for a WHO Type 2 Osteopathic Therapist to join an association.
The Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA) has been incorporated since January 1, 1977 and transitioned into the Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association in 2019.
We have transitioned from a completely volunteer driven organization to providing a fully operational office and staff that can be reached during regular business hours. This allows us to increase service to both members and prospective members, and frees up our volunteers to promote the benefits of the CMMOTA to the public and future members.
Our association is active on a number of internal and external committees at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government.
We are one of 4 associations that represent massage therapists recognized by Alberta Health and Wellness.
Membership in the CMMOTA is automatically recognized by insurance companies, as we do not accept members with less than 2200 hours of training from a recognized school, nor do we recognize experience in lieu of education.
Our members practice all across Canada, from Coast to Coast to Coast.