About Massage Therapy

About Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing known to humankind. Many cultures, including ancient Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Chinese and Swedish, used massage to maintain health and as a restorative practice.

In Canada today, Registered Massage Therapists are regulated healthcare practitioners. They use their scientific knowledge and skills in treating soft tissue conditions to help patients manage acute and chronic health conditions, support rehabilitation, and treat sports injuries.

Massage Therapy also plays a key role in preventative medicine by supporting patients dealing with the stresses of daily life to maintain their health and well-being.

Massage Therapy is a Great Career

You will feel rewarded. Your hands-on care for those in need will make a real difference in the quality of people’s lives.

You are needed. As the Canadian population continues to age, the need for Massage Therapists grows. Massage Therapy is one of the most in-demand career fields in healthcare today.

You can go anywhere. Your career can travel with you across Canada and the world.

You will receive great pay. On average, RMTs charge between $80-$100 per hour.

You will have lifestyle flexibility. Be your own boss, create your own schedule.

What an RMT Does

Registered Massage Therapists are soft tissue experts. They are highly knowledgeable in the areas of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and connective tissues.

Where an RMT Works

Registered Massage Therapists are found working in hospitals, multi-disciplinary clinics, spas and resorts around the world, sports facilities, or within private practice.

Who an RMT Treats

Registered Massage Therapists are trained to assess and treat patients with ailments and illnesses including; but not limited to the following:

  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Anxiety & chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pre and postnatal
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Sports injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s

How to Become an RMT

To become a Registered Massage Therapist you must graduate with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from an approved school. After graduating, you must complete the certification exams set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Upon successful completion, you will receive your license which authorizes you to practice in Ontario as a Registered Massage Therapist.

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Our students come from all sorts of backgrounds, but most commonly Kinesiology. Beverley Ball started out as a Kinesiologist, but now has been an RMT for 15 years. We spoke with Beverley to talk about her journey at CCMH and any updates that she’s encountered in Massage Therapy! What inspired […]

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Massage Therapy and Sports

Massage Therapy and sports often times go hand in hand. An interest in sports is what leads many of our students to become RMTs. Some of our students are athletes themselves who’ve taken up Massage Therapy to support other athletes. From figure skating to boxing, massage therapy is helpful to […]

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Amanda Kihn graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in mid-August and completed her exams to become a Registered Massage Therapist in October. We reached out to chat with her about how she’s been keeping busy during the six-week wait for the results of her exams, her thoughts […]

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