The Association

The CMTA is a national association composed of nine (9) provincial massage therapy associations.

Officially constituted in 1991, the CMTA works collaboratively to promote massage therapy. We strive to ensure the highest standards in education and practice are met by member associations in providing massage therapy to the public.

We advocate on behalf of the profession to government, insurers, and the public in order that the profession of massage therapy is recognized as an integral partner in the delivery of health care services to Canadians.

Our Mission

The CMTA is the National voice of the Massage Therapy profession in Canada for the purpose of uniting, strengthening, and advancing the profession.  

Our Values


We envision, establish, and guide the National direction of the Massage Therapy profession in Canada. 


We adhere to and operate through development and publication of Policy, Position Statements and an investment in continuous quality improvement.


Shared goals and mutual support allow us to provide innovative solutions to issues/challenges and opportunities facing the profession.


We practice fair, responsible & ethical leadership in the spirit of unity for the profession.


We work diligently and honour our commitments.  

Our Vision:

The CMTA is recognized and respected Nationally and Internationally as representing and supporting Massage Therapy as an integral part of Healthcare.