Do you have a passion for changing lives? Have you considered a career where each day brings the fulfillment of enhancing and restoring the well-being of others? Careers in massage therapy offer job stability, flexibility and a peaceful work environment. With hands-on training and the right massage certification preparation from Ontario's top massage therapy school, you could find yourself working in an exclusive spa, a luxurious resort or even working independently.
Careers as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) are on the rise. According to Massage Therapy Canada “...we see the potential for tremendous growth and demand for massage therapy."1 Demand for massage therapy services is expected to grow due to increasing awareness and emphasis on preventive medicine and since massage therapists provide a service that promotes the renewal and healing of body and mind, along with general health and wellness.
Massage Therapists work in a variety of settings such as:
You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.
1Massage Therapy Canada. State of the Massage Therapy Industry. Summer 2009.|1Massage Therapy Canada. State of the Massage Therapy Industry. Summer 2009.
The Bryan College massage therapy curriculum was developed by industry experts to match changing job market needs and provide you the hands-on training and support to ensure your successful completion.
As a student at Bryan College, you'll learn the technical skills that will give you an advantage in your career, along with the critical communication and business skills you'll need to succeed in today's competitive environment. It's a powerful combination that is rare in higher education, and one that employers expect.
The Bryan College Massage Therapy curriculum is reviewed annually and includes the following career-relevant skills and modalities:
When you receive a diploma in Massage Therapy from Bryan College, you’re immediately prepared for the job market. Our comprehensive course of study ensures your marketability and potential.
At Bryan College, we believe that success in the growing field of massage therapy demands a different approach to education. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing you a unique, hands-on experience from qualified educators, who will help coach and mentor you individually based upon your learning style. You'll also gain extensive experience in our student massage clinic, and through the Student Outreach program, where you'll work directly with the public in applying concepts and techniques learned in class. Once you complete your program, you'll have the knowledge and skills to confidently transition to the professional work environment.
The Bryan College campus offers contemporary architecture with stylish design and a comfortable, inviting ambiance. The campus is easily accessed by public transportation and is conveniently located in North York:
Bryan College Toronto
1200 Lawrence Avenue West
North York, ON M6A 1E3
At Bryan College, we know that education is a lifelong pursuit. That’s why we give our graduates the opportunity to return and audit any previously completed course that is still being taught and has space availability. No tuition will be charged for taking a refresher course because we believe in keeping our graduates educated for life.
Your career success is at the core of our mission. Our lifetime job placement assistance and accessible alumni network allow us to keep contributing to your success long after you’ve graduated. It’s another privilege of attending Bryan College—and we’re proud to offer it, anytime our graduates need it.
Students gain knowledge of the human body including bones, muscles, ligaments and joints, glands, circulatory, lymphatic, and integumentary systems.
Students will learn the anatomy of the brain and nervous system along with the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems.
Students are introduced to the autonomic nervous system, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions. Students will learn the structure and functions of the nervous system, such as somatic motor and senor pathways, spinal nerves and plexuses and cranial nerves.
Students learn the basic principles to make informed business decisions. Topics include a study of laws which govern a massage therapy business, financial record keeping, resume writing, advertising, and marketing strategies.
Students participate in one, four-hour supervised clinic session per week in order to progress from general relaxation treatments to assessment and treatment of a variety of conditions. Students integrate clinical skills with technical and academic training, as well as promote professionalism through interaction with the general public.
Students learn techniques that enable the therapist to formulate an effective treatment plan such an observation, palpation, and range of motion testing.
Students are exposed to orthopedic testing procedures for all areas of the body.
Students learn the therapeutic uses of hot and cold packs, saunas, whirlpools, paraffin wax and salt glows.
Students will learn to formulate therapeutic exercise programs for clients through the understanding of how the human body moves.
Students learn to perform a fully body relaxation massage through a combination of theory and hands-on practice. Students will understand the basic techniques of Swedish massage, consent boundaries and draping.
Massage Theory & Technique II is a continuation of Massage Theory & Technique I. Students perform and practice advanced body relaxation techniques through a combination of hands-on practice.
Students gain sufficient knowledge to assess and treat clients in a clinical massage setting. Students learn the functions of the living human organism and its parts, and the physical and chemical factors and processes involved. Students will gain a general level of understating of the mechanisms of injury, disease, and healing.
PP20 is a continuation of theory and concepts learned in Physiology I. Students are exposed to an in-depth overview of mechanism of injury, disease, and healing.
Students learn the fundamental concepts of health and disease. Students gain knowledge of micro-organisms and their role in disease. Students examine the structure of Canada’s Health Care system and the role of massage therapy within that framework.
Students study human physiology by focusing on the general systems of the body that function maintain homeostasis.
Students are introduced to the research processes through finding and critically analyzing research reports, using specific examples from massage therapy.
Students are prepared for Provincial Registration Examinations held with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Two components are covered: a) multiple choice computer-administered examination, and b) OSCE clinical examination requiring hands-on treatments. Clinical exam situations are administered throughout the four terms at Bryan College in accordance with the principles of the OSCE. During term four, several weeks of intensive practice is administered to assist with developing a comfort level in demonstrating the techniques and treatments learned.
Students will understand the treatment of pathological conditions and occurrences by integrating knowledge from other sources. Students develop the ability to formulate treatment objectives and plans and to apply massage manipulations and techniques to specific condition.
Students apply advanced techniques to the treatment of conditions relating to muscle and tendon injuries and dysfunction.
Students become familiar with government legislation and professional policies that govern the conduct within the massage field. Students identify and analyze ethical dilemmas encountered in practice.
Students are introduced to government legislation and professional policies that govern conduct and analyze ethical dilemmas encountered in practice.
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To be admitted to Bryan College, prospective students must complete the following requirements:
Registered as a private career college
under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Member of OCPMTC
Bryan College is now offering courses online and at our campus to make sure you stay healthy. In addition to online courses, our programs may require hands-on, in-person practice. For programs requiring in-person practice, you will attend classes at our campus in a Covid-compliant and safe learning environment maintained at the highest standards of cleanliness. We encourage you to continue your education today by calling us or completing the Request Information form. Online classes start soon!
We are now accepting appointments from the public for our student massage clinic.