MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
1. Why are my treatment receipts not considered a medical expense for income tax purposes?
2. What does the designation RMT mean?
3. Do all massage therapists have to be members of MTAS?
Ensuring that your therapist is registered with MTAS provides you with the security of knowing that the therapist providing your massage treatments operates under strict Standards of Practice and a professional Code of Ethics and is accountable to a disciplinary committee.
All practicing MTAS members in good standing are required to carry at least $2 million professional and general liability insurance coverage. This ensures that the therapist is covered for both errors in their practice AND general liabilities, such as equipment failure or office space hazards.
The MTAS membership number is an important piece of information necessary for reimbursement by health insurance providers. It is important to note that ALL third-party insurance companies in Canada recognize MTAS membership numbers. Ensure that this number along with the MTAS member’s name is legible on your receipt.
4. Do massage therapists specialize in different treatment types?
5. Should I ask a therapist for references?
6. How much education should a therapist have?
Many continuing education seminars and courses are available for therapists and we do require that members complete at least 40 hours of continuing education every three years. This ensures that therapists remain current in their profession.