Massage Therapy Legislation
It is a common assumption that massage therapy is legislated in Saskatchewan. This is false. We are close though. There is still organizational work needed before the Saskatchewan Massage Therapy Act receives Royal Assent in the Legislature.
Unfortunately, this means that anyone with or without any type of training can call themselves a massage therapist. This will change with legislation.
Currently, it is up to you as the consumer, to ensure that you are receiving treatment from a reputable, qualified and registered, massage therapist.
That means that an RMT has a minimum of 2,200 hours of basic training, continues to learn with continuing education, and is a member in good standing with a professional massage association that has among other features, a defined Scope of Practise, Complaints & Discipline process, and compliance with liability and malpractice insurance. This is for YOUR PROTECTION.