Therapeutic Massage Training Courses in Canada

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




Total 40 training courses and degree programs available in Canada.

Tui Na - Chinese Medical Therapeutic Massage

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Training Center(s): Victoria, Canada
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This course introduces another of the eight main branches of TCM; Tui Na, which follows the basic theories of TCM. Physical manipulations are used to stimulate the points or other parts of the body surface to correct the imbalance of yin/yang; to regulate the functions of qi, blood, meridians and organs; and to recover normal function of the tendons, bones and joints. Tui Na is an active component of various aspects of the Chinese medical field including: clinical treatment, rehabilitation and prevention. It is a safe and effective form of energy work beginning to reach its therapeutic potential in North America.

ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

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

1. Contraindications to Massage Therapy

ability to identify contraindicated conditions at a more comprehensive level
explain why the contraindication exists and the systems involved at a more comprehensive level
know when treatment modification is appropriate and why at a more comprehensive level
know what modifications are appropriate and how to apply them at a more comprehensive level
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
exhibit competency positioning the elderly and/or infirm, clients with casts, clients confined to a wheelchair
3. Environment for Practicing Massage Therapy

prepare and maintain a hazard free clinical environment
exhibit appropriate personal and clinical hygiene
exhibit appropriate clinical dress and conduct
properly launder supplies
appropriate choice and use of supplies
appropriate advertising, promotions and venue association
4. Communication Sk... [Read More]

Perinatal Massage

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada
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A study of the physiological and anatomical changes occurring during each trimester of pregnancy. Theory and practical techniques are taught to students to help provide safe and effective massage therapy and self-care strategies for pregnant women. Students will be able to develop effective treatment strategies relevant to the client’s goals, signs and symptoms, stage of pregnancy, and medical condition. A hands-on practicum is offered to the students so they can apply their learned skills directly in a clinical setting.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada

Designed to give students a basic understanding of the anatomy and function of the cranio-sacral system. Basic osteopathic assessment and treatment techniques (and indications) will also be discussed.

Myofascial Release

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada

Designed to give students an understanding of the role of the fascia and the most recent techniques which are being used in treating connective tissue and neurological problems.

Assessment and Treatments of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada
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Each of the following are taught regionally with reference to Standards of Practice, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Swedish Techniques, Hydrotherapy Techniques, Theory and Principles of Massage, Assessment and Palpations, and Advanced Techniques. Each condition will present the symptoms, causes, pathology, historical approach to treatment, medical treatment, health history questions, observations, palpations, testing, treatment goals, treatment plan, contraindications, hydrotherapy, positioning, remedial exercise, self-care goals and plan, frequency of treatment and expected outcome.

Description, demonstration and encouragement of a problem-solving model with respect to modification of the treatment plan where treatment is caused by or complicated by more than one musculoskeletal injury, overuse injuries, conditions affecting the head and neck, postural dysfunction, joint dysfunction, conditions of the central nervous system, conditions of the peripheral nervous system, respiratory pathologies, circulatory pathologies and dysfunctions, gastrointestinal concerns, and systemic concerns. See outline for a list of conditions.

Applied Sports Massage Therapy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada
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Building upon the foundation laid in Fundamentals of Sports Massage, this course will focus on the approaches and techniques available for use when working consistently with an athlete or sports team. These techniques allow the therapist greater range than the techniques discussed in the Fundamentals course in dealing with problems in preparing athletes for competition or hard training, and in handling injuries during training or competition. This course is taught by a Certified Level Three Canadian Sports Massage Therapist who has experience working with high performance Olympic and professional athletes.

Fundamentals of Sports Massage

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada
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Providing a foundation for on-site massage at sporting events. The course includes an introduction to different types of sports massage (Training Cycle, Competition and Injury Management), but the focus is on pre-event, intra-event and post-event massage considerations for the therapist when working at sports competitions. This course is taught by a Certified Level Three Canadian Sports Massage Therapist who has experience working with high performance Olympic and professional athletes.

Self Care and Body Mechanics

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada
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A focus on the prevention of stress and the improvement and maintenance of the therapist’s own health. This is done through discussions on proper body mechanics and self care for the massage therapist. Instruction, demonstration and discussion on stretching, strengthening, lifestyle and work environment, boundaries, time and energy management, professionalism, psychological factors and emotional control, critical thinking and problem solving scenarios. Instruction and participation of various ways to manage stress through meditation and similar lifestyle management programs.

Massage Theory

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Canada

A preparation for massage treatments in various settings and treatment positions. An introduction to the definition, description, effects, uses, indications, contraindications and precautions of massage techniques to the back and abdominal region and proper draping procedures.

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