History

1989 – First meetings of alternative practitioners in Halifax and discussion of creating an association

1989 – Massage therapists chose to develop own association

1990 – Registration with Joint Stocks of┬áMTANS with 14 members

1990 – Became one of the founding associations of the Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance (CMTA)

1992 – Hosted meeting of Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance (CMTA)

1997 – Supported the opening of the first Massage Therapy College in Nova Scotia

2000 – Second Massage Therapy College opens

2004 – Massage Therapy legislation passed but not declared law

2007 – MTANS launches annual Conference and Trade Show

2007/2008 – CMTA disbands; MTANS stays open to national communications

2008 – MTANS joins the Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance (CMTA) – the national association

2011 – Third Massage Therapy College opens

2012 – Fourth Massage Therapy College opens

2013 – Telus Health provides online billing for major insurance carriers to MTANS members