SK introduces Massage Therapy Act, regulating therapists

December 9, 2020
The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced The Massage Therapy Act. This act will establish the Saskatchewan College of Massage Therapy, a new regulatory body that will govern therapists in the province. The college will be a stand-alone regulatory body, separate from the existing organizations such as the Therapists Association of Saskatchewan, Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, or Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association. Once established, the body will develop competency and practice standards, a code of ethics, and an investigation/discipline process for the profession. “Establishing self-regulation for massage therapy in our province will help ensure that the services people receive are safe and appropriate,” SK Health Minister Paul Merriman said. “This will give greater assurance to the public that the practitioner they’re seeing meets established competency standards.” SK (SK)