Instructor Says CCMH Facility is State-of-the-Art
At CCMH we’re proud to have an exceptional group of teachers who are passionate about massage therapy and who love passing along their knowledge. We wanted to hear more from some of instructors about why they enjoy teaching at CCMH and so we sat down with instructor Adam Hewson RMT, Craniosacral Therapist and student of the Trager Method. Adam has been at CCMH since 2017 and teaches our Manual Skills & Treatments and Clinical Assessments classes, among others.
“I got into teaching originally as a matter of curiosity,” Adam tells us. “At the time, I was planning on making my RMT practice part-time, so I wanted to diversify my skill set.” Adam saw a job posting at CCMH for a massage therapy teacher and decided to apply. He thought his experience as a Registered Massage Therapist would be useful to a new cohort of therapists.
“I found that I could relate to the student experience, to what I went through in my own massage training, the ups and downs,” he continues. “Honestly, what I love most about teaching is the people. It really gives me a sense of community of like-minded individuals. I look forward to going to work every day.”
Adam studied at Sutherland Chan, but many of his previous colleagues had studied or taught at CCMH. On top of that he loves the CCMH facility. “It’s very state-of-the-art, and I love the curriculum,” he says
When we asked if he had any advice for prospective students he was thoughtful. “Massage school is a very intense and demanding experience, but if you pace yourself, like a marathon – eat well, sleep well, study well, work well, and exercise – you will do fine.” If you find the rigorous schedule daunting, don’t forget: “once you are an RMT, you can make your own hours and be as flexible as you want to be.”
Adam’s original goal when he started studying massage therapy was to go on to study osteopathy but then began to realize that he was not sure about being a full-time clinician.
“I am passionate about the learning and the material. I guess I am an academic at heart. I used to work in academic publishing and thought about being a professor many times, so I found my way into teaching, and now I love it. One day, I may study osteopathy, but I will probably always teach. My heart is in teaching.”
Finally, we wanted to know what inspires Adam to keep teaching and if he has a favourite memory from his time at CCMH.
“The world of bodywork is enormous on so many levels: science, health, philosophy, spirituality, it just goes on, and CCMH has been so open to me bringing all of my interests into class, which has enabled me to continue growing within this profession. I have also learned so much from my colleagues and my students. It’s an exciting and stimulating community to be a part of.”
And his best memory?
“Honestly, seeing some of my students overcoming incredible odds (personal and professional) to evolve and develop into healthcare practitioners has been a very inspiring and humbling experience to witness.”
Interested in pursuing a career as a Massage Therapist? A new semester starts in May and it’s easier than you think! Learn about our other students who found their path at CCMH by checking out our blog.
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