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Early Riser: Mink Adlam’s Story

As an educational leader in Massage Therapy, CCMH draws aspiring RMT’s far and wide to attend our college. Whether they decide to relocate or commute, our students will go the distance to attain such a highly valued credential.

Korapin Adlam, a recent graduate from CCMH Toronto, sets a prime example of our student’s dedication and drive. During her time at CCMH, she faced a grueling daily commute but stuck with it to achieve her Massage Therapy goals.

I was driving from Bradford, north of Newmarket area. I had to leave my house around 6 o’clock in the morning each day to go to school. In the summer. I had to drive home for 2.5 hours, and the commute during the winter was even harder because I had to be very careful with aggressive and dangerous drivers.  

Although the drive was harrowing, Korapin knew the commute was well worth it. Our goal-driven curriculum was the primary reason she chose to study at CCMH.

“CCMH focused on everything I needed to have an upper hand in Massage. The school provided both Massage techniques and the right theory,” she explained to us.

A diploma from CCMH was just a stepping stone on Korapin’s path to Massage Therapy. She has a bigger plan to start a Massage Therapy business with her husband and supportive father-in-law who is already a RMT. In November, she takes her Certification Exam, setting herself even closer to reaching her goal.

Although she did just graduate, Korapin was no stranger to Massage Therapy when she started at CCMH. In fact, she has a history of working as a Massage Therapist and teaching Massage Therapy abroad – a practice that exposed her to some of the variations of Massage.

“In the past, I was a Massage Instructor and Practitioner in Thailand. One of the main differences I found was that in Thai Massage, our practice is on a mat. You use oils and mostly your hands, fingers, palms, and forearms.”

Despite having a solid physical foundation for massage, Korapin did face her fair share of struggles at CCMH. Besides the commute, there was a language barrier she had to overcome during her studies. But, like the dedicated student she is, she persevered.

“I didn’t have trouble with any of the hands-on material because of my previous training in Thailand. I loved it. That part was easy for me. Since I come from Thailand, I struggle with English. Every subject was very hard. I can do it, I just need practice! At CCMH, all of my friends and teachers were always willing to help me. CCMH helped me to do it all — the Canadian way.”

We’re so inspired by students like Korapin, who’s level of dedication takes great effort and discipline. When asked for her best piece of advice for current students, Korapin shared her insight on doing what it takes to achieve your goals:

Really love what you do. Work very hard to get what you want. I had to wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning to study, and I paid for tutoring each day after school. I had help on the weekends from my fellow classmates. Ever since I graduated, I’ve only been studying more!

If you face obstacles on your path, stay calm and focused. You can do this! Thanks for taking the time to speak with us, Korapin!

Are you interested in a career as a Massage Therapist? Email us at admissionsto@collegeof! Learn more about other students who found their path at CCMH by checking out our blog and following us on Facebook and Twitter!


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