On June 9, 2020 Premier Jason Kenny announced that Stage 2 of the Alberta Relaunch strategy would begin on June 12, 2020. Specifically Massage Therapists are able to resume their business with the necessary COVID Pandemic protocols in place to keep Therapists and their clients healthy and safe.

Please find attached our COVID-19 Pandemic Practice Directive for CRMTA members. If you have further questions please contact our admin team and we’d be happy to help you through the process.

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2019 Conference and AGM Date & Location Announcement!

2019 Annual CRMTA Conference

When:             February 9th and 10th, 2019

Where:            Four Points Sheraton, 7230 Argyll Road, Edmonton, Alberta

Who:               CRMTA Members (Associate and Active) & Non-CRMTA Members


CRMTA is pleased to be presenting amazing workshops and presenters for our 2019 Annual CRMTA Conference.  This is a great opportunity to receive your Continuing Education credits and training from experts in the field.

Early Bird Registration is open until January 30, and space is limited for the courses so don’t miss out.

For further information and registration please go to our event site for details and sign up.

CRMTA AGM Presenters:

Cindy Wyrozub

Sessions:          Business of Massage Workshop

Feb 09, 2019 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
6 credits

Cindy is a Registered Massage Therapist who retired her hands recently to focus on running her multi-discipline clinic employing multiple Registered Massage Therapist and two Registered Acupuncturists. As an entrepreneur of 23 years Cindy also taught massage therapy at a University for over 13 years. She loves to see people succeed and has been sharing her experience and knowledge for many years. Cindy also works as a Consultant for hire to clinics undergoing start up or struggling to get to the next level.

Dr. James Mally

Sessions:          Soft Tissue Release Workshop

Feb 09, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
6 credits

Soft Tissue Release is a very effective technique tohelp people in pain. It involves client movement to enhance the effectiveness of the work. There are many variations to the type of movement that is used with Soft Tissue Release. We can work with muscles while stretching them, either actively or passively. We also can work with muscles while the client contracts the muscle, with either concentric or eccentric contraction. We will explore these variations and the rationale for using them. Once the principles are understood it is easy to apply this technique anywhere in the body. Tips and tricks for body mechanics and positioning will be shown to make it easy for the therapist. Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.

Sessions: Assessment and Treatment of Low Back Pain Workshop

Feb 10, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
6 credits

When a client presents with low back pain, you need to know how to properly assess the cause of the pain and to formulate effective treatment strategies. This workshop covers evaluation and treatment of

some of the most common back pain conditions, including:

  • Flexion Intolerant Back Pain
  • Extension Intolerant Back Pain
  • Disc Herniation
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatic Pain and Piriformis Syndrome
  • “Back Mice”
  • Cluneal Nerve Entrapment

Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies through a series of demonstrations and practice of these techniques:

  • Nerve Glide Techniques
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Strain-Counterstrain
  • Resistance Release work

Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.

Rock Tape

Sessions:          Rock Tape Workshop

Feb 10, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8 credits

We offer two levels of Fascial Movement Taping clinics. Our FMT certifications are designed for therapists and practitioners who want to further their understanding of human movement. FMT Basic addresses theories and applications for rehab, posture, edema and sports performance. FMT Performance builds on FMT Basic concepts, with an emphasis on myofascial pathways, movement therapy and performance enhancement. All class supplies (tape, scissors, digital course notes) are provided. You will be credentialed in FMT, which is a commercially accredited certification. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, OT, LMTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type

CRMTA Helps Raise RMT Standards in Alberta

Are you wondering what CRMTA is all about? Read below or Contact Us to find out more!

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Who Are We?

The Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA) is a professional association for RMTs in Alberta. We are run by a board of directors that is passionate about massage therapy, and maintaining and improving the professional standards of practice for the massage therapy industry.

Who Can Become a Member of CRMTA?

If you are an active massage therapist, a student currently enrolled in a recognized massage therapy program or have an interest in massage therapy as a profession, you may be eligible to become a member of the CRMTA. Find out more about our Types of Membership or Contact Us to discuss the details of your application today!

Membership Benefits

CRMTA offers many benefits to its members. We have the lowest rates for our members, we provide excellent insurance coverage, and because of our dedication to enhancing the quality of massage therapy training in Alberta, we provide high quality Continuing Education opportunities to our members. Contact Us to learn more about all the great benefits available to you at CRMTA!

How do I become a member?

CRMTA is dedicated to enhancing the maintaining and improving the professional standards of practice for the massage therapy industry, and for this reason we have each applicant follow a standard and thorough application process. Before Applying, you will need to complete the following forms:

  • CRMTA Application Form
  • HOLMAN Application Form
  • Copy of First Aid Certificate
  • Copy of Police Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • Copy of Educational Transcripts

The application time can vary depending on the circumstances of your application. For more details on the application process, please Contact Us.