Massage Therapy program relieves stress off students
What do you think about when you hear the word "massage?" Relaxation, spa, therapy, healing, and
health may come to mind. Massage is more than a form of leisure and entertainment but also a practice in
the well-being of one's physical and mental state. Massage therapy is a discipline for the techniques in
soothing layers of muscles through various movements, resulting in improved circulation and pain and
muscle tension reliever.
Registered massage therapists perform the duties in rejuvenating and healing process in massage
therapy. Practitioners go through massage therapy training before applying for their licence and joining
the professional work environment. They are in physical contact with clients so courtesy and discretion are
traits to have along with manual dexterity and flawless techniques.
Massage therapy can cross over to different situations. Employment in this discipline is expected to be in
demand as the population ages and people’s perceptions in healthy living shifts to healthier choices and
practices. Depending on the job setting and company, wages and salaries differ but can have a minimum
$30 hourly rate after having completed a massage therapy program with experience as an asset. Payment
can also be based on commission, mileage or performance. Most massage therapy professionals are also
entrepreneurs! They enjoy the freedom of scheduling and greater profits.
In Ontario, massage therapy is a regulated environment. Therefore, all practitioners must be licensed. A
good way to train for the examination and get in the industry associations is to enrol in a certified
program. Centennial College offers the three-year Massage Therapy (5110) program at its Morningside
Campus for students wishing to pursue this path in healthcare. Massage therapy students can take
advantage of the following benefits:
Combination of the theoretical component of massage therapy and its application in the Massage
Theory and Practice course, offered in all six semesters
Clinical practicum experience from semester three to six, progressively learning new skills and
Competency in prescribing remedial exercises and specific treatment plans
Informed career path with business skills for professional and independent practice
Qualification for the certification examinations offered by Ontario’s regulatory body, the College of
Massage Therapists of Ontario
This exciting program in the School of Community and Health Studies utilizes advanced facilities for labs
and clinical practice. Program faculty, Lori Copeland describes the hydrotherapy room as a place where
students can practice the heat and cold treatments. Steam cabinets, whirlpools, stretching mats, and
balance balls are conveniently placed here as well to assist in exercise treatments. Students need not
stress in the abundance of theory learned since the techniques are practiced frequently in lab settings.
Centennial’s Massage Therapy Public Clinic consists of Massage Therapy students who are supervised by
Registered Massage Therapists. This entitles the public with a preview of Centennial’s success, while
enhancing the students’ skills and comfort in interacting with clients.
The massage therapy courses in Canada offered by Centennial College in the Massage Therapy
program produce skilled and qualified graduates, waiting to launch their careers in healthcare. Graduate
success consistently remains high in this program as students embark on entrepreneurship and
employment in massage therapy clinics.
For more information visit Centennial College at