TORONTO, September 18, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating new allegations of sexual abuse made against Michel Sarkis (formerly Michel McSayghis) by two (2) clients.
As a result of the ongoing investigations, CMTO has issued an interim suspension order that prohibits Michel Sarkis from practising Massage Therapy in Ontario. Please see Michel Sarkis’ details on CMTO’s public register for further information.
CMTO is cooperating with the York Regional Police on this matter.
About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.
For more information, contact:
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario