Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Massage Therapist? Sure, you’ve probably heard that it’s a rewarding career and about how quickly this field is growing and providing many opportunities for new graduates. But have you spoken to a Registered Massage Therapist about their day-to-day experience?
On our blog, we profile many recent graduates about their experiences and how their education at CCMH/WCCMT helped to inform their practice.
Current CCMH Halifax Instructor Annis Downey developed an interest in Massage Therapy after her job at Best Buy caused her to have back injuries. Now she teaches at CCMH Halifax and works as a Registered Massage Therapist.
“Waking up every day to go to work was not something I looked forward to. Now, I wake up looking forward to my day. It is so nice to have something you are passionate about,” Downey says of her career.
Rashad La Touche came to CCMH Toronto after studying kinesiology and playing football at Wilfrid Laurier University. Now he finds his career as a Massage Therapist rewarding as well as challenging.
“Another challenge is learning how to help clients become comfortable with receiving a therapeutic massage. They’ve got to trust their therapist… and so, we all really learn how to be professional and build that trust,” La Touche says.
For recent CCMH Cambridge graduate and Active Release Technique provider Andrew Lefler, finding a work-life balance was hard at first, but he’s found that his career compliments his lifestyle.
“One of the best things about this profession is that you don’t have to take stress home with you very often. I try to take advantage of that and enjoy my time outside of work. I personally love going to the gym, so I make it a priority to get there a couple of times a week, hoping it will help me prolong my career as well. I also like having coffee with friends, and often go with ones I’ve made from my time at CCMH and it counts towards Continuing Education Units!” says Lefler.
Stacey Lewis is a RMT and the Director of Admissions and Marketing at CCMH Halifax. She loves supporting the next generation of Massage Therapists.
“I really love interviewing new students; I can see the look in their eyes. I can do something I care about… I can’t wait! There are so many options to choose from,” says Lewis.
A graduate of WCCMT Victoria, Stephanie McDowell has been practicing as an RMT since 2012 and loves working with her regular clients and seeing their progress.
“I am fortunate enough to be able to pick and choose the days and times I work and I have a broad spectrum of patients with varying and complex issues. It’s hard to put into words, but the faith my clients put in me is a very wonderful and humbling thing,” says McDowell.
We love hearing from graduates of our program who love the work that they do. Knowing that our graduates have found careers they enjoy in a field they’re passionate about makes us love what we do!
Are you a graduate of CCMH/WCCMT working as a Registered Massage Therapist and loving what you do? We want to hear about your experience in the field! Contact us at [email protected].
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