At the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, we get a range of students from different backgrounds and locations. As the best Massage Therapy school in Toronto, we are dedicated to offering cutting-edge techniques and technologies to ensure our graduates are equipped with the most comprehensive education.
Today we are joined by one of our current students, Danielle Jeschke, who talks to us about what her experience is as a student at CCMH, student life, what brought her to the school, and the importance of self-care.
Hi Danielle! Thank you so much for taking time out of your studies to talk with us! Which CCMH campus are you at right now? How’s your commute?
I am currently in Term Four at the Toronto CCMH. In December 2016 I moved to Toronto from Newmarket, Ontario, about 40 minutes north of the campus. My commute is very easy – it is about a 6-minute walk door to door. I can’t complain about that! The biggest difficulty is the cost of living while being a student.
Why did you choose CCMH? What originally led you to pursue a career in Massage Therapy?
I was working full-time as an administrator and was not feeling fulfilled in my current job. I was seeing several different healthcare practitioners for my own health issues and found a lot of relief with Massage Therapy. I spoke to my current RMT and she had taken the program about 14 years ago and had recommended it. After viewing the CMTO board exam results, and meeting with Susy at the college for a tour, it was my top choice!
That’s so great to hear. You’ve been at the school for almost four full terms, do you have any tips with your studying regiment you’d like to share?
I try to stay as organized as possible. I prefer to write out my notes rather than type, especially for theory-based classes. I try to make sure to review at the end of the day and try not to procrastinate so that everything is not left for the weekend. If your instructors allow voice recording, I would recommend doing it, as it is very helpful when reviewing for midterms or final exams.
Finding a study group to work with when it comes to oral practical exams is key. I also bought a massage table in my first term to be able to practice treating at home which will help give you confidence in your practical exams.
What advice can you offer your fellow students?
The most important thing I can recommend is to make time for self-care. The program can become very overwhelming so it’s important to take time for yourself. Get treated in student clinic, or go to a yoga class. Stress management is key to success as a student!
Thank you so much, Danielle, those are some great tips. We really appreciate you sharing what your experience at CCMH has been so far.