Your membership as a student member allows you to receive communications from the Association regarding your future career as well as access to informative materials of all kinds, job offers, ads for massage therapy items for sale and more.
No, it is not permitted for a student who has not completed his or her basic training in massage therapy to purchase and issue insurance receipts. This can only be done when the therapist is a regular member.
All therapists who apply to join the Association must first meet our strict membership criteria. During our process, we ensure that the skills required to practice massage therapy have been acquired and that our high standards of professional ethics are respected. The Association also has a rigorous disciplinary structure in which a disciplinary committee ensures that the members’ behavior is impeccable and that their actions respect the code of ethics.
Massage therapy, whether it is a therapeutic or a relaxing care, reduces muscle tension, calms the nervous system, improves sleep quality, facilitates blood circulation, increases the potential for recovery after a muscle injury and brings many other scientifically proven benefits. It adapts to all types of clients and is recommended for people suffering from chronic fatigue, insomnia, migraine, chronic pain (fibromyalgia), lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, inflammation disorders (tendonitis, bursitis, strain, arthritis) and mental health disorders (stress, anxiety, depressive disorders).
During a massage therapy care, the therapist first conducts an interview to fill out a health questionnaire with the client. Several questions are then asked in order to define the reason for the consultation and to identify the conditions that could influence it. The therapist then practices the therapeutic or relaxing care of between 30 and 90 minutes, respecting the privacy of the client, using the massage techniques best suited to his or her situation and needs.
At any time, a client has the right to ask to consult the file that the therapist keeps with regard to his therapeutic follow-up. If the client wishes to obtain a copy of this file, the therapist must provide one. However, the transcript or reproduction of the document may incur costs which must be reasonable.
A parent must attend the care when the child is under 14 years of age. In this way, the parent and the child are reassured. However, if applicable, the receipt must be made on behalf of the person receiving the care.