400 HOURS OF TRAINING AND MORE
RITMA Massotherapy Practitioners' Association is open to all qualified practitioners level 1 who work in the field of massage therapy..
Massage therapists with 1000 hours of training or more, can visit our section Association of Massage Therapists
To this day, the practice of massage therapy is not regulated in Quebec. There is no Order of Massage Therapists and no official legislation. In this regard, we consider that professional massage therapists, the general public and the insurance community are well served, without the cumbersomeness and costs associated with a professional order. In fact, there is a very strong inclination in the field for the supervision of practices and the establishment of standards and norms rather than the creation of a professional order. To this end, we invite you to visit the site of the sectoral committee overseeing massage therapy, one of whose mandates is the development and recognition of the competencies of the workforce in the massage therapy sector.
Although there are various associations of professional massage therapists in Quebec, RITMA Massotherapy Practitioners' Association is recognized for its high standards. The association therefore represents a highly qualified community in this sector.
Massage Therapy is defined by Statistics Canada under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 3236 Massage Therapists.
RITMA Massage Therapy Practitioners Association Criteria for Admission
RITMA Massotherapy Practitioners' Association is governed by a code of ethics and regulations that members are required to follow.
Code of ethics of Groupe RITMA
As a professional association working in the field of complementary medicine, the RITMA recommends that all its members have Errors and Omissions insurance. For the respect of its members and the public.
RITMA Massotherapy Practitioners' Association is a member of the Groupe RITMA.
Canada Life - Press Release
1000 hours in massage therapy
Effective April 1, 2021, CANADA LIFE (Great-West Life) requires all newly trained massage therapists to have a minimum of 1,000 hours of massage therapy training or education to be considered an eligible provider under its group insurance plans.
Here's how we'll handle massage therapists with less than 1,000 hours as of April 1, 2021.
Source : Canada Life