After graduation, the journey doesn’t stop! Kisha Rasmussen previously shared her story with us, but we wanted to check back one year later to ask how her career in Massage Therapy is progressing.
Have you been enjoying working as an RMT? Have you continued to expand your practice?
Being an RMT has been an amazing experience. About a year and a half ago I took a course in Cupping Therapy and it’s revolutionized my practice. If you’ve never tried it you really should. It’s an amazing modality classed as “vacuum therapy” that never ceases to amaze me with what it can do and how effective it can be.
That’s really interesting. Cupping has become a popular complementary therapy for many of our graduates. Tell us a bit about how your career has progressed.
As an RMT I can say I’ve never been without a job. I had a job before I graduated and have moved from position to position without ever being unemployed. I currently work at an incredible clinic in Toronto known as The Well of Alternative Medicine in the Parkdale neighbourhood.
As I’ve mentioned, I’m not only an RMT but I’m also a military wife. I’ve just secured a position at another great clinic in Ottawa called Glebe Chiropractic. They offer not only Chiropractic services but have a separate division focused on Massage Therapy — it’s tranquil and quiet so you can really get your zen on!
I’ve found massage to be an extremely in demand profession and am happy to say I’ve never been without work.
We love hearing how in-demand our students are! What else have you been doing since you graduated?
Of course I’ve been working, “momming,” and taking courses in cupping and fascial manipulation. I’ve become passionate about both modalities and have decided that I want to learn all there is to know about each. Most recently I’ve been busy preparing for a move to reunite with my husband at his posting in Ottawa.
We wish you all the best with your move, Kisha! One last question before you go. If you could do the program over again, what would you have done differently?
I admit that training for my RMT certificate was the toughest challenge of my educational career. I nearly withdrew from the program at one point but I was convinced to stick with it. Looking back now, I wouldn’t change anything. The challenge of the program was like trying to lift a house but it’s made me more tenacious as a therapist. I trust myself and my clinical decisions more. I feel I’m a better therapist for it!
That’s so wonderful to hear. Thank you you agreeing to speak with us again and please keep in touch!