Alberta updates to COVID restrictions

Massage therapy allowed in Alberta with either a prescription or referral.

In a statement made on December 22nd, Health Minister Tyler Shandro recognized the importance of Massage Therapy for acute and chronic pain.  The Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Province of Alberta have worked in concert to adjust the current restrictions and grant an exemption to allow massage therapy services for patients or clients with either a prescription from a physician or a referral from another regulated health professional (e.g. Chiropractor or Physiotherapist).

Increased safety protocols and sanitation procedures must be followed at all times laid out in the COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Manual for Massage Therapists in Alberta which can be referenced here.

Click HERE to reference a Joint Statement by the Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA), the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA), the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA), and the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association (NHPC) and supported by the Transitional Council for the College of Massage Therapists of Alberta (TC-CMTA)

Watch the announcement on Global News.