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Massage Therapy Regulation in Manitoba

Current Status

In Manitoba, the provincial government changed their legislation requirements several years ago, and many regulated health professions had to amend their legislation to comply. Manitoba Health and Seniors have been working their way through rewriting many College guidelines.

It is likely that by next year the NHPC, along with other member associations in Manitoba, will be engaged in the preparation of the documents required to move forward with regulation of Massage Therapists.



In Manitoba, the NHPC and the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) have been collaborating for many years on the process for regulation.

In 2015, their collective effort resulted in the government accepting their recommendation to regulate the massage therapy profession in Manitoba.

Since the government accepted the recommendation, the two associations have provided an updated report to the government addressing key issues. These include:

  • educational standards for applicants and members
  • levels of competency for therapists
  • entry requirements
  • review of costs, expenses, and fee structure for the College

For more information on the continued work between the NHPC and MTAM read our joint Summary on Regulation of Massage Therapy in Manitoba (PDF).