Established in 1996, the International Federation of Registered Equine Massage Therapists (IFREMT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards in equine massage therapy. The primary aim of the IFREMT is to support the provision of safe, ethical and qualified equine massage therapy services within the equine industry.
The IFREMT does not provide education or training in equine massage, but rather sets the standards of qualification required to become a Registered Equine Massage Therapist (REMT) and maintains standards of practice and professional ethics for our registered members. We hold accreditation exams once a year, which include both a written component, and a practical component that is overseen by a supervising veterinarian. Though equine massage is not a regulated profession like human massage therapy is in many provinces and states, the IFREMT strives to apply the same level of qualification standards to our accreditation process as those established by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario – the governing body for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Ontario.