The Massage Therapy diploma program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in the healthcare and spa fields. The Medix School Massage Therapy Program is approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to write their Licensing Examination. The Licensing Exams leads to Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the right to use the protected titles, “Massage Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist”.
Student will learn and develop the manual skills involved in utilizing various techniques involved in therapy. Students will also be exposed to other types of therapy practiced by other Regulated Health Professional and will understand differing approaches, philosophies, and methodologies to treatment which increases the likelihood of inter-professional collaboration. Training will cover such tasks as assessing clients by conducting range of motion and muscles tests, proposing treatment plans and administering massage techniques.
There are employment opportunities for graduates of the Massage Therapy program in Brantford, Brampton, Burlington, Cambridge, Durham, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Markham, Milton, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Scarborough, Toronto, Waterloo and other cities across southern Ontario.
Which campuses offer the Massage Therapy program?
What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Massage Therapy program?
· Registered Massage Therapists
· Mobile Outpatient & Home Care Massage Therapists
· Massage Attendant
· Spa Therapist
· Spa Assistant
Where do graduates of the Massage Therapy program work?
· Rehabilitation Clinics
· Massage Clinics
· Chiropractic Clinics
· Physiotherapy Clinics
· Long Term Palliative Care
· Athletic and Sports Therapy Clinics
· Spas and Hospitality Facilities
COMMON JOB TASKS
What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Massage Therapy field?
· Assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction
· Administer massage treatments to correct physical disorders
· Treat medical conditions and injuries and maintain wellness
· Provide soothing, healing but luxurious deep tissue massages
Why choose the Massage Therapy program at Medix College?
During the course of the Massage Therapy Diploma Program, students complete a practicum in the Medix College Student Massage Clinic, under the supervision of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). Our community outreach program also gives students the opportunity to put their skills into practice at a number of different community events, such as marathons, open houses and more.
As a mandatory component of our program, students will complete an off-site externship placement that may take place in walk-in clinics, hospitals, medical offices and community health centres. This practicum gives students first-hand experience in the industry and allows them to begin putting into practice everything they learn through our comprehensive program.
Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.
The admissions process for the Massage Therapy Program is a four part process;
Contact an admissions representative to schedule an appointment. The admissions representative will be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program or general questions about Medix College.
An interview will be completed in order to determine if students have the right attitude to be successful in the program.
The business affairs assessment is an appointment to determine if students are eligible for one of the many financial aid options.
After the financial plan is in place, enrollment is official and students will be able to start classes in order to train for an exciting new career.
Students looking to start training in the Massage Therapy Program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include;
· Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
· Ontario Second Career
· Student Lines of Credit
· Canada Revenue Agency Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)
Note that in order to become a registered Massage Therapist, students must write the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) exam at their own expense. Visit their website for more details.
Elizabeth Bonar Community Service Worker, London Campus