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Comprehensive Real Client Practicum Experience at OVCMT

14 APR 2014
Career Path : Massage Therapy

Massage therapists work hard to perform therapeutic and stress-reduction massages. The goal, of course, is to serve the health and well-being of the patient. As healthcare is moving from a field devoted to treatment to one that’s focusing more on prevention, many hospitals, physicians and chiropractors are recognizing the benefits of therapeutic massages. Skilled massage therapists can help patients deal with injuries, stress and a host of other problems. A career as a massage therapist can be physically challenging, but also very rewarding, because many clients experience immediate results. A massage therapist who continues to learn the latest techniques, uses discretion, and upholds high standards can build a financially successful and personally gratifying practice. You can open your own business, establish a franchise, or find positions in health clubs, hospitals, spas, yoga centres and more. If you’d like to read more about the Comprehensive Real Client Practicum Experience at OVCMT, you should check out this great blog by the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy.

“Massage therapy is definitely a “hands on” career, and the best way to learn the craft is through practice. By receiving hands-on instruction and exercises within the classroom, you’ll feel confident making the transition from theory to practice, and eventually from student to massage professional. Whether your professional goals include spa work or hospital-based massage, you will be well trained to enter the practice environment that suits your style. In first term of year one of the program, you begin your practical and academic massage therapy training.  All practical classrooms are fully equipped with massage tables allowing you to practice your skills on fellow students.”