A Note for CRMTA Conference Attendees

Good afternoon,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 Annual CRMTA Conference.  For those of you participating in one of the practical workshops (Dr. Mally or RockTape) please remember to wear comfortable workout attire, shorts, and sports bra for women.  For Dr. Mally please also bring a massage table, lotion/oil and sheets.  If you do not have a massage table, we will have some for rent at the conference.  Rental charge will be $10.00/day for a table, $5/day for sheets, cash only. Supplies are limited.

Saturday & Sunday cold breakfast will be available at 7:30am
Business of Massage Workshop – Saturday 8;30am – 4:00pm
Dr. Mally, Soft Tissue Workshop – Saturday 8:30am  – 5:00pm
Dr  Mally, Lower Back Workshop – Sunday 8:30am – 5:00pm
RockTape Workshop – Sunday 8:00am  – 5:00pm
CRMTA Annual General Meeting(CRMTA Members only) – Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch included.
3 CE Credits will be given to each member that attends

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 there will be a meet and greet held at the Duke of Argyll Pub from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.  All alcoholic beverages will be the responsibility of each individual.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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

Registration:   www.eventleaf.com/CRMTA2019AGM

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

Volunteers Needed for Conference & AGM!

CRMTA will hold its Annual Conference & AGM May 26-28 at the Delta Calgary South, and we’re looking for volunteers to help prior to and during the conference. Volunteer details are included below. See bottom of page for general commitments and qualifications for all committees.

The AGM & Conference will run from noon on Friday, May 26 until 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Learn more about the conference or Contact Us for more information.

Conference Program & Speakers

  • Determine Conference Goals and Theme
  • Determine Conference Budget
  • Review deadlines & application for “Call for Speakers” as set by the Educational Initiatives Committee with the CRMTA Association Staff.
  • Chair the Educational Sessions Selection Committee to review educational session proposals as proposed by the Educational Initiatives Committee.
  • Work with the CRMTA Association Staff in the coordination & development of educational session evaluations.
  • Prepare Draft Program to be forwarded to Marketing committee for distribution
  • Secure event emcee
  • Solicit featured speakers (i.e. plenary speakers, panel discussions, etc.).
  • Determine and book Conference Facility (including preparation of draft floorplans)
  • Coordinate additional educational initiatives that will enhance the conference experience of attendees (pre-conference sessions, extended sessions, mid-conference sessions, panels, etc.)
  • Work in collaboration with the CRMTA Association Staff, the Program Committee and the CRMTA Educational Initiatives Committee to identify educational needs of CRMTA membership.
  • Facilitate “thank you” efforts for all Conference presenters.
  • Invite dignitaries (as appropriate to conference).  (Ex. Mayor, MLA, MP, etc.)
  • Ensure volunteers are confirmed to track attendance & disseminate any information necessary to presenters or attendees (i.e. evaluations, AV, etc.)

Trade Show

  • Revise and send out tradeshow packages to potential vendors
  • Secure giveaway items for delegate bag
  • Submit requirements for signage (or special requests) to coordinator
  • Determine placements for signage and order
  • Ensure final tradeshow invoicing is accurate and complete so finance department can invoice
  • Liaise with vendors and help direct set up and teardown
  • Liaise with tradeshow equipment suppliers and help direct set up and teardown
  • Create evaluation form, ensure vendors complete and compile report on feedback


  • Revise and send out sponsorship packages to potential supporters
  • Secure major sponsor logos as deals are signed
  • Submit requirements for signage (or special requests) to coordinator
  • Determine placements for signage and order
  • Ensure final sponsorship invoicing is accurate and complete so finance department can invoice
  • Submit ‘final report’ and thank you to funders

Volunteer Coordination

  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, supervision & recognition of all conference volunteers
  • Assign volunteers to on-site conference duties, such as assembling registration bags, staffing on-site registration, staffing local arrangements information table, identifying restaurants & local activities, moderating / introducing sessions, collecting meal tickets as needed, bring-and-brag table, etc.
  • Working with the CRMTA Association Staff & the Annual Conference Program Chair, identify volunteer needs throughout the conference.
  • Recruit, interview, select & supervise volunteers that will work with the Annual Conference Program Committee on various projects.

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

  • Determine theme in conjunction with program committed
  • Awards will recognize individuals and organizations committed to enriching the Massage Therapy industry and who, by their actions,, inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together.
  • The 2017 Awards committee is seeking judges for this year’s awards in the following categories: Marketing Excellence, Service Excellence, Industry Elevation
    • The Judging Process:
      • All entries received by the application deadline will be reviewed by the Committee for eligibility purposes.  All eligible entries are then sent to the judges to individually score and then submit to an independent auditor.  The auditor tabulates the scores for each entry and inform the Award Committee of the results
      • The amount of time required depends on the number of submissions in the category; however, most judges devote 8-10 hours scoring the submissions. Judges must have access to the internet during this time.

General Commitment/Qualifications for Committees:


  • Three to four conference calls for each committee will be set up through the planning process
  • Approximately 2-10 hours per month depending on portfolio

Approximately one month out: One full day meeting in Calgary (May 6, 2017)

During the Conference:

Note: Schedules depend on specific areas of participation.

Interested individuals must be a resident of Alberta and should be actively involved in or affiliated in some capacity with the Massage Therapy industry in Alberta.

In order to effectively participate in planning and execution of tasks, committee members must have access to the internet and be able to use tools such as DropBox, Outlook, Skype, etc.

Committee members will serve a term of two years and may re-submit their name for remaining on the committee after their initial term is served.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please submit your bio or contact us at [email protected]

AGM May 26-28


CRMTA will hold its annual Conference and AGM May 26-28, 2017 at the Delta Calgary South Hotel. All CRMTA members (including current students) are invited to attend.

CRMTA will hold its annual AGM & Conference May 23-26, 2017 at the Delta Calgary South Hotel.

This conference is an opportunity for CRMTA members to network with other Massage Therapy professionals, access the highest quality business resources, theoretical information and practical holistic health skills to achieve their CE requirements, and participate in the AGM and help shape the future of their association!

Current confirmed topics include:

  • Orthopedic Massage by James Waslaski
  • Introduction to Oncology Massage
  • Self Care with Critical Alignment
  • Staying Current with your Business
  • How to register for electronic submissions
  • How to register with RCMP/Veterans/Military as this online and form registration is quite confusing to complete and submit
  • How to bill with insurance
  • How to collect and submit continuing education credits
  • How to renew with CRMTA
  • Licencing and renewal with your city

To see the full conference itinerary and registration form, Download the Delegates Package.

Event Details:

WHERE: Delta Calgary South Hotel: 135 Southland Drive SE


Friday, May 26, 2017 (10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Saturday, May 27, 2017 (7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Sunday, May 28, 2017 (8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Registration Costs: 

Full Conference: $399

Student Registration: $99 (Apply for our 2017 CRMTA Conference Scholarship to completely subsidize your registration fee!)

Student Gala Ticket $60

Gala Dinner Ticket: $75

Massage Table Rental: $25/day

For more information on the conference or to register, download the Delegates Package.

NOTE: Full payment must accompany registration. Payment can be made by cheque, Visa, MasterCard, or cash. Please make cheques payable to CRMTA. Mail or drop off entry to: Suite 212, 5615-101 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 3Z7 c/ o Conference Coordinator, or email [email protected]

To apply for a student scholarship, download the Conference Scholarship form.

Delegates Package 2016

Delegates Package 2016

Conference Scholarship 2017

Conference Scholarship 2017







Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

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CRMTA’s 2017 AGM & Conference will attract more than 150 massage therapists from across the province of Alberta. Want to meet them? Learn how you can become a sponsor or exhibitor!

Have questions? Contact Us for more information!

CRMTA Deal: Save $150 on 5-day Orthopedic Massage Seminar in Red Deer!


Well-known international lecturer Dr. , with Integrated Manual Therapy & Orthopedic Massage, will be holding a 5-day Intensive Seminar on Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage in Red Deer from February 15-19.

CRMTA members get $150 Off this advanced seminar intensive (regular $699 US, now only $549 US).

You can also register for the Upper Body or Lower Body portion of the five day individually if you cannot attend all five days and pay $275US each for either Upper or Lower Body Portion only.

Where: Black Knight Inn: 2929 50 Avenue, Red Deer Alberta T4R1H1


Full Five Day Intensive: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day

Upper Portion attendance only: Friday 12 (noon) Sat/Sun 9-6 p.m.

Lower Portion attendance only – Wed/Thurs – 9am-6pm and Friday 9 a.m.-12 (noon)

Course info: 

Advanced and extensive hands on training for the entire body, addressing sports massage, sports medicine and orthopedic massage. 

They cover 30% more advanced information than the upper/lower body seminars combined, including releasing the superficial fascial front line, posturology, and the ability to tie the entire body together to sort out complicated pain patterns. You will learn sports injury prevention, and how to align your work with sports medicine specialists. 

All conditions listed for the upper and lower body will be covered in more detail, with more emphasis on structural integration and the ability to see how one area of the body can cause compensation patterns throughout the body.

We will look in greater detail at things like upper cross syndrome, lower cross syndrome, ascending pain patterns, descending pain patterns, biomechanics, and myoskeletal alignment.   

*40 CEU’s are awarded upon completion of this seminar

Register NOW:

Online: https://orthomassage.net/collections/seminars

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 800-643-5543

Telus now offers Active CRMTA members Direct Billing Insurance

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TELUS Health eClaims, a claim submission service, now enables active members* of the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA) of Alberta to quickly and securely submit insurance claims on behalf of your clients and obtain real-time confirmation from insurance companies.**

Telus Eclaims insurer-logosThe service is free and easy to use. It will help your clients reduce their out-of-pocket expenses while you optimize your treatment time with them. All you have to do to get started is to Register with Telus Health and then use the free eClaim service.

 Claim & Receive

  • Reduce your clients’ out-of-pocket expenses
  • Eliminate insurance paperwork
  • Reduce your credit card fees – clients only pay the portion not covered by their insurer
  • Completely free for you and your clients

Register today

The only multi-insurer platform Easy to use Real-time payment confirmations No hardware or software to install

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1 866 240 7492

* Associate members are not eligible for eClaims.
** All features, functions and related benefits are inherent to the TELUS Health eClaims platform, but may not be supported by all insurers.


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.