Acupuncture Standard of Practice for Ontario Massage Therapists
Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario are in a unique position, because of our high education standards we are afforded the opportunity to perform the modility of acupuncture for soft tissue injuries. In Ontario massage therapist take a accredited 2200 hour massage therapy program then they register with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). After that, if a massage therapists chooses they can take a professional certification from a acupuncture program that provides them with the entry-level acupuncture practice competencies as set out in CMTO’s Acupuncture Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators (APC/PIs).
The Use of Acupuncture by Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) supports the use of acupuncture as a modality if registrants are authorized by the College to perform acupuncture, and the modality is performed within the Massage Therapy Scope of Practice and in accordance with CMTO’s Acupuncture Standard of Practice.