Fight HST RMTaxation

Did you know that RMTs currently charge HST on their services despite being regulated health professionals?

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are educated and are uniquely qualified in order to provide patients with relief from pain, anxiety and stress using massage therapy to manipulate the soft tissues and joints. RMTs provide material benefits for physical, mental, and emotional well-being therefore making massage therapy a vital part of the health care picture. Massage therapy is undoubtedly not a luxury.

Massage therapy helps with both acute and chronic complaints and proves beneficial to many conditions, including:

  • Anxiety and Depression as well as other mental health concerns
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Edema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension and Spasm
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pregnancy and Labour Support
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stress
  • Stoke
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash

HST still applies to massage therapy despite all of this. However, thanks to the recent regulation of massage therapy in PEI, RMTs are now able to apply for non-taxable health services status with the federal government. As the saying goes, there’s strength in numbers and thus we need your help to fight #RMTaxation. Visit for more information and while you are there, be sure to share your voice. You can help RMTs campaign to eliminate the HST from our services and thus be able to join chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, psychologists, optometrists and chiropodists at the table as we .

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