Other Publications


Report on Policy Issues Concerning the Regulation of Massage Therapy in Canada (FOMTRAC Report)

The purpose of this 2006 report, commissioned by the Federation of Massage Therapy Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FOMTRAC), was to create overarching parameters for issues that affect Massage Therapy regulation, to be used as a guideline for other provinces that are interested in becoming regulated.



CMTO’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Plan

The College has a strong commitment to preventing and addressing the sexual abuse of clients by Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). CMTO takes this responsibility seriously and has adopted a number of policies and measures that underpin a zero tolerance approach to sexual abuse. A comprehensive and effective Sexual Abuse Prevention Plan is crucial to achieving CMTO’s public protection mandate, in part, because clients are in a vulnerable position when receiving Massage Therapy.

The College’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Plan is reviewed and updated annually by the Client Relations Committee (CRC), which reports directly to CMTO Council. Each year’s plan is carefully reviewed and informed by an evaluation of the previous year’s results, and changes in the legislative environment.

2021-22 Sexual Abuse Prevention Plan


Professional Boundaries in Massage Therapy

CMTO’s Professional Boundaries video introduces the concept of boundaries in the client–Massage Therapist relationship.

Watch the video


Information Resources for Massage Therapy Clients

CMTO is committed to advancing the public’s understanding of Massage Therapy. The College developed two documents to inform clients of their rights. Registrants can download the two PDF documents below and use them in their practice settings.

Client’s Rights Trifold Pamphlet

(this document can be printed on a double-sided paper and folded into a trifold pamphlet).

“What is Massage Therapy?” Poster

(this document can be printed on 11 by 17-inch paper and posted in registrants’ practice settings).