With its mandate to advance knowledge and understanding of massage therapy, the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (RMTBC) has granted a $14,000 scholarship to Robert Hemsworth, registered massage therapist, to continue his education in the master of rehabilitation science program at the University of British Columbia.
Registered massage therapists in Ontario will now be able to record continuing education units (CEUs) earned through their individual registrant's profile on the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) website.
For some massage therapists, having the rare opportunity to work alongside elite athletes in major sporting events involves two essential factors: skill and circumstance.
A new online office ergonomics training program was jointly launched today by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA).
The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., Sept. 18 – 20, 2015. The principal focus of the conference is to bring scientists and clinicians together in the interest of furthering understanding of the unique role of fascia in health. Presentations will include the latest and best scientific research on human and animal fasciae in all its forms and functions. Pre and post conference workshops will be held on the Sept. 17th and 21st.
While many massage therapists assume they will work as self-employed contractors, the marketplace is presenting new challenges.
While many massage therapists assume they will work as self-employed contractors, the marketplace is presenting new challenges. With more competition, higher costs to entry-level practice and the demand for sophisticated business skills, massage therapists (RMTs) are increasingly forging a career in corporations brokering massage therapy services. RMTs require training to ensure they are work-ready, and strong candidates will need to display a number of qualities to be considered highly employable.
August 18, 2014 – The new Canadian Massage Therapy Council For Accreditation (CMTCA) has commenced the nomination process for its initial board of directors. The CMTCA has listed a number of documents on its website that outlines the nomination process and timeline and provide information for those who are considering putting their names forward.
(UPDATE: Added clarifications from the CMTBC) Beginning November 1, 2014, the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) will start requiring registered massage therapists in B.C. to have first-aid/CPR certification, as a component of the “quality assurance” requirement.
Many massage therapists push research literacy to the bottom of their list of selected continuing education units (CEUs) due to its complexity or a preference to pursue courses that enhance practical techniques or skills to drive in more business, such as marketing.
I am fortunate that teaching continuing education unit (CEU) courses gives me the opportunity to travel throughout Ontario and the rest of Canada during the year.
It looks like national accreditation for massage therapy education will be commencing as early as 2015.
Nothing seems to evoke more fear, disgust or dismissal for massage therapists in social media these days than the discussion of membership-based massage businesses. However, with the growth and popularity of these businesses, RMTs would be wise to take a good look and consider how their own way of practice will be influenced by this emerging delivery of service model.
The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) has elected veteran massage therapists Cathy Ryan and Brent Rowland as the new chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the college’s board of directors. The appointment was announced at the June 6th board meeting.
May 26, 2014 –Five months after the passage of the New Brunswick Massage Therapy Act, the province is now in full swing to establish the new college of massage therapy, and industry leaders are weighing in on what this would mean to massage therapy practitioners in the province.
May 16, 2014 – Red Deer, Alta., plays host to this year’s Natural Health Practitioners of Canada’s (NHPC) 25th Annual Conference, welcoming around 350 attendees from the natural health community to educate, network and raise awareness on the benefits of natural health for the aging community.
April 29, 2014 — The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is making some clarifications on its implementation of the new language proficiency assessment policy, which comes into effect on July 1.
April 1, 2014 – It is no secret research is becoming more prevalent in the field of massage therapy. But whose responsibility is that really? Many massage therapists push research literacy to the bottom of their list of selected continuing education units (CEUs) due to its complexity or a preference to pursue courses that enhance practical techniques or skills to drive in more business, such as marketing. In some cases, research literacy is at the bottom of the priority list because of the belief that it is something that should be provided by our professional association rather than sought out by massage therapists individually.
Last weekend I attended an annual function with my partner for his company. He puts it on every year in appreciation of the contribution of his employees. The seating is arranged such that each year we get to sit with different people, giving us an opportunity to get to know different members of the executive team a bit more personally by having more in depth conversation over dinner.
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INCAM Research Symposium
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5th International Fascia Research Congress
November 14-15, 2018