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Featured: Canadian College

"Canadian College has introduced me to the local network of health care providers. Teachers are knowledgeable and always have time to help. They’re always willing to share their own experiences in order to help students better understand the course material. Administrative staff are hardworking and dedicated and the quality of programs are very good.”

Richard Brett Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Are You Thinking About A Massage Therapy Career?

Massage Therapists assess and treat physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints of the body mostly by hands-on manipulation. Assessment and treatment can include orthopedic and neurological testing, soft tissue manipulation (Swedish massage is the most commonly used technique), hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs and client education programs.

The Massage Therapy career is a growing profession that is part of the health care team providing primary care to clients and to the general population concerned with maintaining and enhancing health and well being. Massage Therapists use Swedish massage techniques and additional forms of soft tissue manipulation and joint mobilizations as a complement to existing courses of medical treatment or as an exclusive treatment program.

Massage Therapy Career Options

Massage Therapists work in a variety of settings, most often in massage therapy clinics and chiropractic offices. Other workplaces include health clinics, private practice, rehabilitation centers, health spas, health and fitness clubs, nursing homes, community health clinics, and hospitals. Clients may make appointments with massage therapists without being referred by a medical doctor.

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ESSENTIAL SKILLS

•        Swedish Massage theory and techniques

•        Regional Anatomy & Palpations

•        Physiology & Pathology

•        Pathological Treatment Skills

•        Trigger Point Therapy

•        Development of Critical Skills

•        Clinical Assessment & Remedial Exercises

•        Human Relations

•        Clinic and Outreach Participation

•        Hydrotherapy

•        Standards of Practice

•        Provincial Law & Rules

•        Business, Law & Ethics,

•        Research – Case Studies