Massage Therapists'
Association of Nova Scotia

Joining MTANS


Thank you for your interest in joining MTANS. If this is your first time applying for membership in MTANS, or if you are returning after your membership has lapsed for more than 12 months, you are in the right place.

** If you graduated with an International diploma, please contact the office before applying.**

**If your membership lapsed less than 12 months ago, please contact the office before applying.**

Active Membership:

To make sure your application process go smoothly, please have the following documents ready before you complete your application.

  • Photo. It is required to be recent, of only yourself, and face on.







  • Massage Therapy Diploma, or proof of graduation from a Massage Therapy Program.
  • Two letters of recommendation from schools, colleagues, or employers attesting to your ethical character and your support of the standards and practice of the profession. These persons cannot be related to you. The letters must be dated and signed, current within 90 days, and on letterhead if applicable.
  • A current certificate of Emergency First Aid and Level A CPR TrainingPlease note, on-line courses are not acceptable. If you have a more advanced certification that is acceptable as well.
  • A current criminal record background check. Must be current within 90 days. If the check is completed by a police station the original copy must be mailed to the MTANS office. If the check is completed online the results must be uploaded. Please note, all pages of the record check must be submitted.
  • If you are a member of a Regulatory College of Massage Therapy, a verification of registration letter from that college is required.
  • If you are a member of a Provincial Massage Therapy Association, a letter of standing from that association is required.

If all required documents as specified above are correct, please allow 5 BUSINESS DAYS to process your application. If the required information is missing, your application will not be reviewed.


  • Non-refundable processing fee of $35, to be paid with the application.
  • non-refundable annual dues of $400, (which includes your insurance premium) pro-rated in your first year based on the number of months of membership in MTANS, to be paid upon approval of the application to finalize membership.

The on-line system will automatically calculate your pro-rated dues. Payment may be made by Credit card, Visa Debit, cheque, or money order.

Associate Membership: 

Individuals, who by virtue of their professional interests are committed to the purposes of MTANS. The following are some examples (but not limited to) individuals who could apply for Associate membership:

  • Individuals who work as directors of educators of recognized Schools of Massage Therapy and;
  • MTANS’ approved educators offering Continuing Education

A written receipt and payment of the prescribed dues is required to join as an Associate member along with the majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Student Membership: 

A student registered in an educational institution recognized by MTANS may join as a student member. There is no cost for a student membership.


As of October 2019, registration for MTANS is completed solely online. We are here to help you throughout the process. If at any time you have difficulties with our on-line system, please give our office a call at 902-429-2190.

The office is open, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

 Application for Active Membership  

Application for Associate Membership

Application for Student Membership