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Wellness Through Natural Health

WHY CHOOSE NHPC MASSAGE THERAPISTS?

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HIGH PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

NHPC massage therapists adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Bylaws. 

Our massage therapists are required to engage in ongoing ethics training as part of their continued competency requirements.

REVIEW THE NHPC'S PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

The NHPC's unique Practice Management Team advises members on business best practices, dealing with workplace dilemmas or interpersonal conflicts, and any other questions they have on day-to-day practice.

For clinic owners, that means you're free to spend more time managing your business instead of managing your employees.

EXPLORE THE NHPC'S PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SERVICE

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VERSATILE TREATMENTS

The NHPC recognizes over 60 holistic health care practices that members can add to their client care toolkit. 

This means NHPC members can offer enhanced massage therapy sessions using complementary therapies.

EXPLORE NHPC'S COMPLEMENTARY PRACTICES

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COMPLAINTS RESOLUTION

The NHPC views complaints as an opportunity to review and improve upon a member’s practice.

 

The Complaints Resolution Process includes reflection on the significance of the complaint, peer guidance, and meaningful resolution through a remedial education program.

READ MORE ABOUT THE COMPLAINTS RESOLUTION PROCESS

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EDUCATION AND CONTINUED COMPETENCY

Massage therapists joining the NHPC must have graduated from a recognized two-year, 2,200-hour training program.

Members are required to take ongoing training in ethics, CPR, First Aid, and professional development as part of the Continued Competency Program.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONTINUED COMPETENCY PROGRAM

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INSURANCE RECOGNITION

NHPC members with 2,200 hours of massage therapy training are recognized by all private insurance providers in Saskatchewan, which makes them eligible for direct billing.

READ MORE ABOUT PRACTITIONER INSURANCE COVERAGE

 

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ABOUT THE NHPC

For over 30 years, the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) has been a leader in advancing the professional standards of massage therapists. 

The NHPC is a national not-for-profit association that represents the interests of massage therapists and other holistic health professionals in Saskatchewan. One of its goals is to increase awareness of complementary and alternative health practices and to expand the application of holistic health practices to the traditional health care industry.

 

The NHPC holds its members to a high standard of competent, safe, and ethical practice. This includes bylaws, a stringent Code of Ethics, standards of practice for massage therapists, practice management services, and the Continued Competency Program (CCP).

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30+

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6,400+

practitioners across Canada

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60+

holistic practices recognized

ADVOCACY 

The NHPC advocates for the benefits of massage therapy to insurance companies and all levels of government. It is also committed to raising public awareness of its many benefits.

The NHPC works directly with educational institutions, the insurance industry, governments, and third-party industries to ensure that members and the benefits of massage and natural health are well known to public policy decision-makers and the general public.

Insurance Advocacy 

Many NHPC members are eligible providers for insurance companies that offer extended health care benefits to plan members. In addition, some NHPC members are providers for clients who have public injury and disability coverage. 

Through rigorous negotiations, meetings, open lines of communication, and mutual respect, the NHPC successfully represents the needs of its members across Canada to the insurance industry. These relationships ensure that any changes to how members are recognized is fair, reasonable, and to the betterment of the holistic health industry.

Government Advocacy 

The NHPC represents the interests of holistic health professional members from every Canadian province and territory when advocating to governments. Most advocacy work begins with provincial governments, since health provision is in their realm of responsibility.

NHPC members drive the agenda and determine NHPC services in each province/territory. Consultation with NHPC members to determine jurisdictional priorities regarding regulation is the first step in advocacy regarding the regulation of holistic health practices.

In Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan College of Massage Therapy (SCMT) Working Group has been formed to support the move to regulation. The Working Group plans to create a uniform and fair process for transition to regulation of massage therapy in Saskatchewan.