The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA), as the certifying body in Canada, provides the leadership in the specialty of sport massage and education by establishing professional standards and qualifications for massage therapists.
Established in 1987, the CSMTA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to serve the Canadian athletic community at all levels, educate its members, athletes, coaches, parents and the public about the importance of sport massage therapy.
Our aim is to serve all levels of sport participation from grass roots to (local community sports, charity events, high schools, etc.) through to Provincial, National and International athletes.
"Our focus continues to prepare therapists to work with Canada’s elite athletes in conjunction with the requirements set by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) which maintains Certified Sport Massage Therapists through the CSMTA recognition as an Expert group. This allows representation on Health Care Teams selected for Major Games and Events".
To meet minimum Qualification Standards upheld by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), a certification program had to be implemented; hence the National Sport Massage Certification (NSMCP©)