Institute of Thai Massage and Traditional Bodywork

Associations, Licensing and Course credits

Associations

Every province, state and country sets its own standards for massage, yoga and naturopathic work.  Before taking a course, we encourage you to verify the criteria of the associations specific to your country, province or state if you are living in the United States.  It is the practitioner's responsibility to be informed of, and to fulfill local legal requirements governing a given region before taking on training in massage therapy.

 

Belonging to a professional association lends legitimacy to your practice and provides you with member services to help network, gain liability insurance, write receipts for your client's insurance, and build your business.

 

Licensing

Legal licensing requirements vary according to location. In Canada & the United States, massage is usually governed by state or provincial law, and then further under municipal regulation. In some cases Thai Massage can also fall under the category of naturopathic work as well as assisted yoga.


For a list of legal requirements pertaining to the practice of massage in Canada and the United States, please visit the following website:

http://www.massagemag.com/Resources/massage-laws-legislation.php

 


Accreditation of Lotus Palm Courses
 

Many of our courses are accredited by associations and organizations in Canada and the United States.  Accreditation is an accumulation of credits that can allow a student to validate certain courses with their association.

In the following list, you will find the names of associations, their jurisdictions, the services they offer and the continuing education hours if applicable.

 

Associations/Organizations in Canada

Jurisdiction

Services offered

Continuing Education credits (CEU)

 

RMQ (Regroupement des Massothérapeutes du Québec)

anm.anpq@videotron.ca
(450) 720-0560

 

www.anpq.qc.ca

 

Quebec

 

  • Ability to write insurance receipts
  • Liability insurance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Client referrals

 

 

Not applicable

 

NHPCanada


admin@nhpcanada.org
(780) 484-2010 or

1-888-711-7701 toll-free

 

www.nhpcanada.org

 

Canada

 

Necessary to obtain license in Toronto

 

  • Ability to write

insurance receipts

  • Liability insurance
  • Client referrals

 

The programs recognized are the Essential, Intermediate and Advanced certifications in Thai Yoga Massage.

 

 

Canadian Yogic Alliance


yoga@niagara.com
1-888-571-1172 toll-free

 

www.canadianyogicalliance.com

 

Canada

 

 

 

  • Liability insurance

 

 

Not applicable

Membership is open to a variety of yoga and alternative healing practices

 

NAMASTA


info@namasta.com
1-877-626-2782 toll-free

 

www.namasta.com

 

Canada & USA

 

  • Liability insurance
  • Rebates for members on products
  • Dental insurance
  • Other services

 

 

Not applicable

Membership is open to a variety of yoga and alternative healing practices

 

CMTO

 

cmto@cmto.com

 

416-489-2626 ou 1-800-465-1933 toll-free

 

www.cmto.com

 

 

Ontario

 

  • Recognition of continuing education hours

 

 

Recognized course:

 

-Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) level 1-6

-Table, Chair, Prenatal TYM

-Thai reflexology

-Anatomy, Senashi, Ashiatsu, Lomi lomi

 

MTANS

(Massage Therapist’s Association of Nova Scotia)

 

info@mtans.ca

 

902-429-2190

 

www.mtans.ca

 

 

Nova Scotia

 

  • Recognition of continuing education hours

 

 

Recognized course:

 

-Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) level 1-6

 

MTWPAM’S

 

info@mtwpam.com

 

902-482-9690

 

www.mtwpam.com

 

 

Nova Scotia

 

  • Recognition of continuing education hours

 

 

Recognized course:

 

-Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) level 1-6

 

Associations/Organizations in United States

Jurisdiction

Services offered

Continuing Education credits (CEU)

 

NCBTMB

info@ncbtmb.com


1-800-296-0664 (toll-free)

 

Lotus Palm's NCBTMB Provider number is 310467-00.

 

Please inform us if your Lotus Palm Attestation Letter should indicate credits for "Ethics" hours

 

USA & Canada

 

  • Recognition of continuing education hours

 

  • An exam must be done with them in order to register.  Please contact them for all information


 

All our courses are accredited by the NCBTMB

 

Please enter our provider number in order to know more about our courses and their CEUs

 

NAMASTA


info@namasta.com
1-877-626-2782 toll-free

 

www.namasta.com

 

USA & Canada

 

  • Liability insurance
  • Rebates for members on products
  • Dental insurance
Other services

 

Not applicable

Membership is open to a variety of yoga and alternative healing practices

 

YOGA ALLIANCE

info@yogaalliance.org

1-888-921-9642

www.yogaalliance.org

 

USA & Canada

 

  • Recognition of continuing education hours

Recognized course:

-Assisted Yoga with Adjustments level 1&2

- Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga and Thai Practitioner

- Chakra Balancing with oils