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Did you know that your Ontario trained Massage Therapist are one of the most extensively trained body workers in the entire world?


In order to practice Massage Therapy here in Ontario a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) must complete a minimum 2200 hours (two to three years) training program including 300 in-clinic hours at an accredited school by the Ministry of Education.  Once completed a RMT must apply for registry with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) and complete their two-part extensive examination process and must be certified in CPR and acquire a minimum $2,000,0000 malpractice insurance policy.


Once certified by the CMTO, RMTs are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of direct and indirect training related to Massage Therapy every year going forward.


As a RMT we are required by law to keep accurate records of every treatment performed including personal health information and treatments performed.  It is also mandatory that each RMT perform a designated assessment that includes subjective and objective questions and orthopedic testing to put together a suitable treatment plan for every treatment.


Each Massage Therapist is also required to follow the Standards of Practice set out by the CMTO pertaining to the Scope of Practice that includes treatment preparation area, interview, consent and draping procedures just to name a few.


For more information about the Massage Therapy profession, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario or how to become a Registered Massage Therapist please visit www.cmto.com.


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Written by:

Domenic Jason Falvo, RMT

Hand & Stone Barrie

Domenic has been practicing massage therapy for over 18 years in all types of clinic and spa environments.  Having done so he has acquired and abundance of therapeutic skill sets incorporating deep tissue massage, shiatsu, acupressure, advanced joint mobilizations, remedial exercise and hydrotherapy into the ideally seasoned massage therapy experience.  Domenic also has training in clinical acupuncture, progressive facial manipulation and reflexology that is also fused into his treatment.

Domenic prefers to focus on the cause of underlying issues rather than treating the symptoms alone, which is proven more effective in the long run for client health.  Although treating all types of acute and chronic injuries is Domenic’s main focus, he is seamlessly able to perform general relaxation massage with ease.