Supporting the Profession
Educating the Public
Who we are
This non-profit organization is a board made up of practicing Registered Massage Therapists and a paid Treasurer. The board (Executive) is made up of a mixture of experience and most importantly volunteers who give their time for the greater good of Massage Therapy in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Executive is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is held in the fall. Check out the current Executive.
The Act Respecting the Practice of Massage Therapy was originally proclaimed on June 1 2002. The more recent Massage Therapy Act (link) was proclaimed in December 2005. This Act outlines that in order to legally practice Massage Therapy in Newfoundland and Labrador, a person must apply and be in good standing with the NLMTA ( and with The College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador – learn more about the CMTNL.
What we do
There are two main functions for the NLMTA. Firstly the NLMTA facilitates professional liability insurance (http://lmicanada.com/) to its members which is legally necessary to practice. Secondly, the Association was put in place to support its members. Advertising, managing a website that connects RMT's with the public, answering questions, and providing guidance when needed.
Working towards the future
The Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Association is also proudly a founding member of the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance. This Alliance was officially constituted in 1991 to provide a forum for collaboration, to advance massage therapy as a health care profession in Canada. Learn more about the CMTA at CMTA.
How we do it
Annual dues are paid by the membership and used to run the non-profit. The NLMTA is always looking to the future of the profession, and relies heavily on the membership to provide ideas and feedback on where to focus its efforts. The NLMTA meets several times a year, between September and June in order to make sure they are on the right track and moving forward.