CMMOTA Blog

In our April edition of our monthly blog “May The Force Be With You”, we talked about how to stay digitally protected. This included tips on how to protect yourself online as well as how to protect your digital files.

This sparked some discussion amongst a few of our own members and staff on the topic of how to protect yourself as a therapist. This conversation brought up …Read More


You Talking to Me?

Created on 05/25/22

A Chinese Proverb says “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” Here at CMMOTA, we recognize that great education is the key to building successful massage and manual osteopathic therapy industries that will serve the Canadian people for generations to come. Thank you for …Read More


May The Force Be With You

Created on 04/05/22

Every day, we log on to our computers and tablets, browse the internet on our mobile devices, click on links, read/send and forward emails, transfer and download files, part with personal information, and publish sensitive content. Rarely do we give much thought or question to the safety of what we are doing. Rarely do we think about the potential dangers or risks. In …Read More


There’s No Place Like Home

Created on 03/11/22

Many members ask us if they are covered for mobile massage services under the CMMOTA liability insurance plan.  The answer is yes, many members work between multiple locations. Whether it be employees or subcontractors working between different clinic locations for their employer; between their home based business and visiting clients’ homes or businesses to offer …Read More


Congratulations on starting your Manual Osteopathic Therapy program! You will expand your knowledge and become confident in practice. We want to be among the first to welcome you to your new career!

With the start of your Manual Osteopathic Therapy program comes a choice to make on which professional association you will choose. Might we suggest some topics/questions that …Read More


Go Ahead, Make My Day

Created on 01/13/22

We have just entered a new CEC Cycle and with that, some new changes to our CEC’s and how you can obtain your credits. We’d like to help you set yourself up for success when it comes to achieving the CEC’s you need!

 
We know that some courses can be very expensive, so we’ve come up with a number of different ways for you to obtain your credit requirements for little …Read More


It’s about that time of year again where we are often asked these two questions “Can I provide a receipt to my client when they purchase a gift card?” and “How can I protect my membership number against fraud?”. Don’t fret!! We are here to help!!

With regards to gift certificates and receipts, you as a therapist, when a customer comes in you would only provide a receipt …Read More


Did you have any idea that there are SO MANY different types of first aid courses, let alone providers for first aid courses?? We sure didn’t until we did some digging!

We were seeing an increase in fraudulent certificates being submitted. This can be very detrimental to you as a therapist, having potentially spent your hard-earned money and time for something that either …Read More


You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Created on 08/19/21

Not all professional liability insurance is created equally. Reading the following information may be the most important thing that you read this year – what kind of insurance do you have if you’re not with CMMOTA?
We often receive enquiries about CMMOTA’s Professional Liability Insurance, so we wanted to provide you as members with some immensely helpful information, to …Read More


With everything going on in the world right now, we thought this would be an excellent opportunity to bring up the first Principle of our Code of Ethics:

Principle I – Respect for Persons

Meaning:
To value the dignity and worth of all persons regardless of age, race, culture, creed, sexual identity, gender, ability and/or health status

Application: Client …Read More


Massage is one of the most demanding health care professions and will require commitment and dedication if you are to succeed: commitment to your clients and dedication to your own self-care.
Let’s start with self-care. The more you are able to take care of yourself the more you will be able to give to your clients. Here are some things to consider as you start building …Read More


You Had Me at Hello.

Created on 04/29/21

We wanted to shed some light for our new and potential future members about all of the awesomeness that is CMMOTA!!! I know I’ve said in the past that we don’t like to brag….. but we kind of do….. just a little. Let’s get right into it!
#1 – Let Talk About being National! As a member of CMMOTA you are part of an established National Professional Association. We have been …Read More


If you build it, they will come

Created on 04/16/21

As you may guess, we receive a multitude of various questions from our members on a daily basis. These questions vary from simple “how do I submit a course that I just completed?” to questions regarding what is happening with regulation. Our members definitely keep us on our toes!
One of my favorite questions to answer is “What is an Association and what do you do for …Read More


A Whole New World

Created on 04/16/21

Welcome to our very own CMMOTA Blog!!! This is the first time we have done anything like this, so please, be gentle! We thought we would start off with a simple introduction of who we are and what we are about.
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 …Read More