Effective March 1, 2017, the MTAS office address will be:
#22 - 1738 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, Sask. S7K 1V9
The Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan Inc. would like to make you aware of a five-day course being offered through Raynor College of Massage and Natural Therapies in Saskatoon claiming to train individuals as Massage Therapists.
We would like to advise our members and the public that we have contacted the Government of Saskatchewan post-secondary University and Private Vocational schools, to ensure they are aware of Raynor College of Massage and Natural Therapies. They will be in contact with this provider but have stated there is little they can do to prevent this. They have advised us this is a "buyer beware situation."
A “graduate” of a course such as this will find the $2500.00 + tuition fee will buy them absolutely no credibility working in Saskatchewan and in fact Canada. Massage Therapy research is providing information that continues to be recognized as legitimate healthcare. To practice, individuals need to be able to understand anatomy, pathology, physiology and contra-indications of Massage. The standard education in Canada is based on the Interjurisdictional Competency and Performance Indicators, which has a thorough explanation of the basic education needed to treat individuals. A typical Massage Therapist will complete Massage Therapy training in approximately two years as a full-time student.
Please beware and when viewing advertisements that claim a short circuit to education contact the Government of Saskatchewan, Advanced Education (306) 787-7381 or feel free to contact MTAS at 306-384-7077.
Individuals who are seeking treatment are to be advised in Saskatchewan we currently are not legislated. Always ensure that your Massage Therapist has completed their education in a recognized Massage Therapy School. An easy way to ensure you are in the right hands, ask if they are a member of MTAS.
Lori Green - Executive Director, MTAS
Tel: 306 382 7225
Touch U is closed for new course purchases as of midnight EST on January 2nd, 2017. All previously purchased courses and certificates can still be accessed by members for one year (January 2, 2018) but no new purchases can be made.
Please send any certificates of completion to the MTAS office at your earliest convenience, so we can update your con-ed file.
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