Canadian Massage and Acupressure Therapists Association (CMATA) is an independent non-profit organization for acupressure massage therapists. We foster high standards of ethical and professional practice by recognizing individual practitioners through membership that hold the formal educational and practicing qualifications.
CMATA certify the therapists on behalf of the profession for the benefit of clients, employers and the public. We maintain a registration system of qualified members and provide a referral service to public to ensure the best possible therapy.
About Acupressure Massage
Acupressure massage is developed from an ancient healing art in Asia over 5,000 years ago. The therapist uses massage techniques (with fingers, palms, elbows, knees, and feet etc.) to press acupoints on the surface of the body to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. The pressure on key points along meridian pathways removes energy blockages throughout the body by diffusing the toxic buildup that accumulates in the muscle tissue.
Nowadays, acupressure massage combines Asian techniques (such as Chinese Tuina, Thai Nuad Bo-Rarn, and Japanese Shiatsu etc.) with western muscular treatment. It becomes an effective and unique therapy which strives to promote wellness and vitality by restoring the body into a state of balance, flexibility and health.