Get the Skills to Become a Massage Therapist
20 Month Massage Therapy Program in the Greater Toronto Area
Massage offers so many healing properties; it can help with stress reduction, increase range of motion, improve sleep, and much more. Wouldn’t it be fulfilling to have such a positive effect on others, while making a decent living doing something that you genuinely enjoy?
As a Massage Therapist, you would assess a person’s body and use different techniques to manipulate their muscles through pressure, kneading, and other types of touch. Massage Therapists have to be skilled at communicating with their clients, taking note of any injuries or sensitivities that they may have. You must also have good endurance, as the job is physical. But don’t worry, your strength will increase, and you can learn techniques to help protect your own body.
The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get More Info.Become Qualified in Massage Therapy
As a Massage Therapist, you will assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain, and physical disorders. You will develop specialized knowledge and hands-on training to assist patients with relaxation and recovery. Upon graduation, students must pass the CMTO board exam to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
During the Massage Therapy program, you’ll learn how to:
- Assess clients by conducting range-of-motion and muscle tests and propose treatment plans
- Explain procedures, risks, and benefits to clients
- Administer massage techniques, treating soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, joint pain and lower grade mobilizations and remedial exercise programs
- Suggest home care instructions and provide information about techniques for further postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises
- Maintain records of treatments given
- Consult with other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians, and psychologists when developing treatment plans for clients
Is a Career in Massage Therapy Right for You? Take the Oxford College 'Massage Therapy Career Training Readiness' Quiz
This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Massage Therapy Career Training Readiness score now!
Get Firsthand Practice at Oxford’s Massage Therapy Clinic
You will benefit from firsthand experience when you work in the student Massage Therapy Clinic. The public visits the Massage Therapy Clinic for a range of subsidized massage services, allowing you a chance to practice and build confidence in your newfound skills.
You May Be Eligible for a Scholarship
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Canada is excited to announce our Future Massage Therapist Scholarship opportunity for Oxford College Massage Program Students across Ontario.
After you’ve requested information about the program, please visit the Future Massage Therapist Scholarship awarded by Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Canada to see if you qualify for a Scholarship.
Get Certified And Become More Employable
Oxford College’s Massage Therapy Program is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the Massage Therapist’s scope of practice and prepares you to take the written and clinical examination offered by CMTO. Becoming certified shows that you meet the CMTO’s professional standards, which employers look for. Gaining this certification shows you are capable and competent, and it can open employment opportunities to you.
I like Oxford College because their Massage Therapy instructor is dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced. They were excellent.
Countless Career Opportunities
One of the advantages of becoming a Massage Therapist is that you can work in a variety of settings, such as the spa industry, tourism, or clinical settings. Or, you could go the entrepreneurial route and run your very own private practice.
Massage therapists are employed by:
- Private Practices
- Extended Care Facilities
- Rehabilitation Centres
- Educational Institutions
After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!
Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.
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