Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in PEI and as such, massage therapy should be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
All RMTs are required to be registered with the Prince Edward Island Massage Therapy Association.
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:
- Completed competency-based education at educational institutions recognized by the PEIMTA;
- Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects;
- Completed a minimum of 2200 clinical hours;
- Successfully completed examinations from and have been “registered” by the Prince Edward Island Massage Therapy Association (PEIMTA) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act;
- Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and a Quality Assurance Program that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their clients.
Only members of the PEIMTA are permitted to use the title, Registered Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT. All members of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of PEI must be registered with the College and are therefore licensed massage therapy practitioners.
The PEIMTA is the regulatory body for the profession of massage therapy in PEI. Therefore, they set the policies and guidelines that must be followed by all RMTs in PEI. Many of these guidelines can be found on PEIMTA.COM and concern issues and regulations pertaining to RMTs.