Learning the highly dynamic skills necessary to assist the body to repair is essential to any healthcare field. If you are excited by the opportunity to provide valuable massage therapy treatment to those in need, apply now. In just two short years this program will have you working as a massage therapist, upon completion of the provincial registration exams.
With a strong focus on medical knowledge, you’ll master your massage skills in the student-run clinic, where you’ll experiment with many hands-on techniques. You’ll also learn, first-hand, how to assess your clients and their needs, as well as how to maintain, rehabilitate, and augment physical function to relieve pain. You’ll also study massage theory and practice while experimenting with different types of massage techniques such as sport, clinical, therapeutic, and pregnancyThe Massage Therapy program at Fanshawe College is built around the guiding principles of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). This particular program explores the curriculum beyond just the minimum required. With a strong focus on medical knowledge, students will be exposed to many learning opportunities.
The professional faculty will provide students with a high-calibre experience. Students will learn the "assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues of the body and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain," as according to The Massage Therapy Act of Ontario.
Theory and practice are integral to the program, and students will be exposed to directly learning the skills of a Massage Therapist in the first level. Many adjunct therapies to the Massage Therapist will be studied, including sports massage, clinical massage, pregnancy massage and more. Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation
The Massage Therapy program is accredited by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation. When you graduate, you’ll be recommended to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) for their entrance exams to the profession. In order to be eligible for accreditation, students must successfully complete all courses in the Massage Therapy program as well as complete a minimum of 330 hours of care to the public (hours are accumulated in Clinical Practice and Outreach Practicum courses).