Standards of Practice describe the specific skills a practitioner must learn to achieve the results expected for the profession's scope of practice.

The purpose of Standards of Practice is to identify the skills and processes needed for safe, competent, and appropriate practice. This ensures that the public always receives professional and high-quality care from practitioners.

Massage Therapy

We developed the NHPC Standards of Practice for Massage Therapy (PDF) based on the current national standards in massage therapy education. These are defined in the Inter-Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry-to-Practice (FOMTRAC 2016).


We developed the NHPC Standards of Practice for Reflexology (PDF) based on the NHPC Modality Standards for Reflexology and the UK Skills for Health Competency Standards for Reflexology.

We also considered the reflexology standards of other organizations, such as the Atlantic Canada Association of Reflexology Therapists (ACART), Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC), and Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario (RRCO).