Canadian Massage Therapists are among the most educated and highly trained massage therapy professionals in the world.
A Registered Massage Therapist on Prince Edward Island is an practitioner who has:
Completed competency-based education* at an educational institution recognized by the PEIMTA (Prince Edward Island Massage Therapy Association);
Maintains her registration by participating in continuing education, including first aid/CPR training, that assists her in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of her clients.
*Competency-based education: students must complete at least 2,200 hours (two years) of training at an accredited college. Requirements include comprehensive studies in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neurology. Other studies include clinical sciences such as treatments, physical assessment, manual skills, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education.