Established in 1953, the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) is one of the oldest massage therapist associations in the country and is the most established in the province.

The MTAA is focused solely on the Massage Therapy profession in Alberta.

  • The MTAA has been actively approaching the Alberta Government for well over a decade, requesting that massage therapy be regulated with the other Health Professions, ensuring an absolute agency of public accountability.
  • The MTAA is an active contributor to the Transitional Council for the College of Massage Therapists of Alberta.

The MTAA supports higher standards of Massage Therapy practice.

  • MTAA members are required to adhere to established Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics.
  • MTAA members are required to remain current in practice by continually and actively demonstrating their commitment to ongoing professional development.

The MTAA is a recognized leader in the profession.

  • Other health professions and all health benefits insurers across the country, including Blue Cross and Veterans Affairs (VA), acknowledge MTAA’s high standards - our active members enjoy the benefit of universal recognition amongst third party payers.

The MTAA is committed to its members.

  • The MTAA believes that comprehensive Insurance coverage for our practicing members is essential. Included in membership costs is one of the most extensive Professional Liability and General Liability Insurance policies available in the profession.
  • The MTAA provides up to date information to Health Benefits payers/insurers outlining how high standards of practice set us apart.
  • Different membership levels are in place to offer options to those members who choose not to be actively practicing for a period of time, due to travel or maternity leaves.
  • Programs to offer members cost saving and higher service are being continually developed, including the Supported Educational Opportunity and Affinity Partner programs.

About Our Members 

In their practice, Massage Therapists do one or more of the following:

Assess and treat the soft tissues and joints of the body, with the intent of producing a therapeutic outcome or providing preventative care, and
Contribute to the development and improvement of primary and complementary health policy, and teach, manage and conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of Massage Therapy.



The MTAA has been busy creating a new Learner Management System for Massage Therapists and Manual Practitioners worldwide!  We have purchased some of your favourite content from the former TouchU.ca and we will be continually adding new courses to e-healthcanada.com.

All MTAA members can receive 10% off all e-healthcanada.com courses!  To obtain the coupon code, log into the MTAA website and go to the tab Partners - e-healthcanada.com.

Please visit www.e-healthcanada.com today to set up a profile and view all of the available courses.  Be sure to check back often, as this content will be expanded!