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The Massage Therapy diploma program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in the healthcare and spa field. The Medix School Massage Therapy Program is approved by the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to write their Licensing Examination. The Licensing Exams lead to Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the right to use the protected titles, “Massage Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist”.

Student will learn and develop the manual skills involved in utilizing various techniques involved in therapy.  Students will also be exposed to other types of therapy practiced by other Regulated Health Professionals and will understand differing approaches, philosophies, and methodologies to treatment which increases the likelihood of inter-professional collaboration. Training will cover such tasks as assessing clients by conducting range of motion and muscles tests, proposing treatment plans and administering massage techniques.

EMPLOYMENT TYPES

What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Massage Therapy program?

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Mobile Outpatient & Home Care Massage Therapists
  • Massage Attendant
  • Spa Therapist‎
  • Spa Assistant

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EMPLOYMENT LOCATIONS

Where do graduates of the Massage Therapy program work?

  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Massage Clinics
  • Chiropractic Clinics
  • Physiotherapy Clinics
  • Long Term Palliative Care
  • Athletic and Sports Therapy Clinics
  • Spas and Hospitality Facilities

COMMON JOB TASKS

What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Massage Therapy field?

  • Assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction.
  • Administer massage treatments to correct physical disorders.
  • Treat medical conditions and injuries and maintain wellness.
  • Provide soothing, healing but luxurious deep tissue massages.

MEDIX ADVANTAGE

Why choose the Massage Therapy Program at Medix College?

Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Massage Therapy. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.

As a mandatory component of our programs, Medix MT students are required to complete an on-site clinical course component throughout the program. This component is completed in the massage therapy labs on the Medix campuses. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the health care setting.

Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.

Note that in order to become a registered Massage Therapist, students must write the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) exam at their own expense.  Visit their website for more details.

FINANCIAL OPTIONS

Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
  • Ontario Second Career
  • Out of Province Options
  • Student Lines of Credit
  • Lifelone Learning Plan
  • RESP
  • Employment Ontario
  • Monthly Payment Plan

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.

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