Skills & Knowledge You'll Develop
Massage Therapy is an extremely personal and interactive practice which requires skill and stamina. Your diploma will prepare you for an exciting and long-lasting career in this field. Upon successful completion of the program, you will:
- have extensive anatomical and physiological knowledge of the human body
- be knowledgeable in holistic and other alternative health practices involving rehabilitation and pain reduction
- have knowledge of basic massage techniques and patient-client relationships.
You will be able to:
- conduct client assessments to determine the most appropriate courses of treatment
- explain procedures, risks and benefits to clients and inform client that they have the right to refuse, stop or alter procedures at any time
- administer appropriate massage techniques (soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, soft tissue stretching techniques, manual pressure to specific points on the body, hydrotherapy, manual stripping or cross-fibre friction of muscle tissue, trigger point therapy, joint play and lower grade mobilizations, lymphatic drainage techniques)
- suggest appropriate home care and provide information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises
- consult with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians and psychologists to develop treatment plans for clients
- obtain, maintain and securely store treatment records
- acquire competencies to apply for registered massage therapist (RMT) designation.