Why see an RMT
In British Columbia, RMTs must graduate from a provincially recognized college after having successfully completed a minimum of 2200 hours in the college’s RMT programme. Moreover, before receiving their license and certification, RMTs must undertake and pass a rigorous set of four provincial registration exams as set out by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). The CMTBC also requires RMTs to maintain current First Aid and CPR certifications and pass regular criminal records checks. Essentially, the CMTBC “acts on behalf of all British Columbians to ensure RMTs always deliver safe and effective treatments”. After granting registration, the CMTBC mandates that registrants complete a minimum number of continuing education courses to maintain their currency, competency, and registration in this health profession. Therefore, when you are receiving treatments from an RMT, you are receiving care from a Regulated Health Professional with all the rights, protection, and attention you deserve.