Relaxation Massage Training Courses in Canada

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Relaxation Massage in Canada

Total 6 training courses and degree programs available in Canada.

Relaxation Massage and Hot Stone Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada

This hands-on course introduces students to the basics of Swedish body Massage and the art of heated stones. Focusing on client comfort, professional draping, the importance of staging the environment and the treatment room, the basic principles of massage and the types of massage movements, students will learn the potential benefits of massage, contraindications, special equipment needed and the limitations to the Esthetician&,#146,s scope of practice.

Swedish Relaxation Massage

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Calgary College of Holistic Health and Clinics Inc.
Training Center(s): Calgary, Canada

Course Content
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Indications of Massage
Theory of Massage
Health Values of Massage
Self Care
Ethics and Professionalism
Hygiene, Pathology
Contraindications of Massage and Limitations
Practical Skills of Massage (supervised)
Business & License Procedure, Association Membership, benefits, privileges
Introduction to Essentials of Advanced Massage Technique (Please refer to Advanced Massage Techniques)
In this course you will learn: In-depth Anatomy, Physiology, Pathologies or Disorders of each System; plus Limitations or Indications of Massage for Specific Conditions.
“Since the massage therapist is becoming a more significant part of Western health care system, she/he must be able to communicate with other health care professionals intelligently and accurately about disease and their response to massage therapy.
Massage therapists must be able to recognize the major characteristics of disease from which their clients may suffer so as to be able to avoid appropriate massage strokes, give accurate information to these clients, and refer them to appropriate physicians when it is indicated.‚Ä?


Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Northern Institute of Massage Therapy Inc.
Training Center(s): Red Deer, Canada

Upon successful completion of the BASIC RELAXATION MASSAGE PROGRAM graduates will possess the following listed skills. They will be qualified to obtain employment in health clubs, gyms, spas, resorts, and clinics with other health care and alternative health care professionals. They will also be capable of being self employed either full or part time in the field of relaxation massage.


1. Contraindications to Massage Therapy

ability to identify contraindicated conditions
explain why the contraindication exists and the systems involved
know when treatment modification is appropriate and why
now what modifications are appropriate and how to apply them
2. Basic Draping, Positioning and Turning Techniques

clearly direct the client regarding getting on and off of the table
exhibit proper draping and bolstering techniques
exhibit proper positioning and turning of the client
demonstrate proper positioning and draping for pregnant clients
3. Basic Environment for Practicing Massage Therapy

prepare and maintain a hazard free clinical environment
exhibit appropriate persona... [Read More]

Swedish Relaxation Massage (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Alberta Massage Training
Training Center(s): Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Canada

This program is designed to run a total of 30 weeks with 9 compulsory weekend sessions, a home study and practicum component. Our practicum provides students with valuable supervised experience treating the public in a real work environment. This practicum is completed away from the school with the convenience of carrying it out in their own community.

This Certificate program provides the student with the knowledge of the most common form of massage in North America. The graduate of the program will have competent knowledge of Swedish Relaxation Massage as well as an introduction to manual lymph drainage and the ability to work independently or as an employee. Upon completion of this program, graduates, can become members of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, allowing clients to access their group insurance benefits. Employment opportunities exist in spas, on cruise ships, at holiday resorts or in private practice as relaxation massage therapists.

Basic Relaxation Massage Workshop

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies, Inc.
Training Center(s): Winnipeg, Canada

A one-year, distance education program. Students attend regularly scheduled workshops, supplemented by Wellington College’s theoretical manuals. This program alone gives the student adequate knowledge and ability to perform relaxation massage. Completion of this level may also allow you to work in such situations as chiropractic treatment preparation or in beauty salons.

Relaxation Massage Certificate

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Professional Institute of Massage Therapy Calgary Campus
Training Center(s): Calgary, Canada

This course is a weekend course and includes home study over 12 weekends. This course is the minimum for City of Calgary licensure, and is approved by Alberta Learning.

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