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At Centennial College, massage therapy is viewed as a wellness strategy and is recognized as an important avenue of rehabilitation.

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Massage Therapy Program Teaches Business Skills

  1. 1. Massage Therapy Program Teaches Business SkillsIf you’re looking for a Massage Therapy program that not only prepares you for the field but also allowsfor an easy transition to further education, you may want to consider applying to Centennial College’sthree year offering. Upon completion of this Massage Therapy training, students are able to take theregistration examinations, which are administered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario toqualify for Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) designation. They are also prepared for the industry andhave the know-how to: consult patients about their medical histories and any stress or pain-relatedproblems to determine whether massage would be helpful; develop treatments that specify which types ofmassages are to be used, as there are many modules; assess clients’ soft tissue condition, joint qualityand function, muscle strength and range of motion; implement a variety of techniques including; maintaintreatment records and consult with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors,physicians and psychologists in order to develop further treatment plans for the client. Graduates of theMassage Therapy program may be self-employed or work in multidisciplinary healthcare facilities orhospitals. Sports rehabilitation clinics and health spas represent a growing service sector in North Americathat will employ graduates. Another emerging market is on-site therapy, typically provided in theworkplace by large companies as a health benefit to employees. Alternatively, should students want tofurther their education, they can do by attending a program at the Massage Therapy’s education partner,Athabasca University.But how does the Massage Therapy training at Centennial College get students field-ready? First andforemost, the Massage Therapy program offers a combination of massage education with entrepreneurialbusiness skills. On the massage education side, students learn the assessment and hands-on treatment ofthe muscles, fascia and joints of the body to improve or maintain optimal physical health, function andmobility.As a result, they master a variety of techniques including: Swedish massage, facial and rhythmictechniques, trigger point therapy, remedial exercise, stretching techniques, wax baths, whirlpools andsteam cabinets. To ensure that students have had practical practice, they partake in a clinical componentduring which they interact directly with clients while having the guidance and support of an experiencedRegistered Massage Therapist faculty member. On the business side, they participate in Massage Therapycourses such as: Legislation, Standards and Professionalism; Massage Theory and Practice; Issues &Research Literacy in Massage Therapy; Professional Practice; and Creating an Independent Practice.To apply for the Massage Therapy training students are required to have completed at least an OntarioSecondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. They must also havefinished the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent; Biology 11C, M or U, or 12C,M or U or equivalent and one of the following sciences: 11C, M or U, or 12 C, M or U Chemistry or Physics,or Exercise Science or equivalent. After receiving an offer of admission, students will receive a documentto be completed by a doctor or a nurse who will confirm that the student meets the health requirements oflegislated acts, ministry guidelines and agency policies. Author :- EmmaView Source : Centennial College - Massage Therapy Program