Currently anyone can offer massage services even if they have little education or training. However, massage therapists who are registered and members of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) must attain a set of nationally-accepted qualifications to practice massage therapy in the province.
Registered or licensed massage therapists must complete a minimum of 2-3 years of schooling (2200+ hours) from an MTAM accepted program.
These massage therapy programs include course work in areas such as physiology, anatomy, pathology, massage theory and techniques, professionalism and more. It also includes hands on clinic practicums under the supervision of registered massage therapists.
Only after graduating from the massage therapy program can therapists begin seeing patients independently. Seeing a registered massage therapist at our clinic ensures that you will receive excellent professional care.