Massage Therapy Diploma Program

Trillium College’s Massage Therapy program introduces you to a variety of Swedish massage techniques manipulation techniques to treat stress, pain, and other physical conditions or disorders. You will develop the specialized knowledge and skills to systematically assess clients’ needs, formulate comprehensive clinical impressions, develop specific treatment plans and evaluate clients’ progress and treatment outcomes. Our curriculum emphasizes client focused care and is designed to facilitate your growth as a health care professional in order to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

A diploma in Massage Therapy can open the door to a new career where you can work for yourself or an employer – the choice is yours! The program at Trillium College will provide you with in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and allow you the options to offer both relaxing massage therapy to clients or address musculature and conditions that can be remedied through massage. The Massage Therapy program is designed to develop the specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment necessary for conducting a systematic client assessment, formulating a complete clinical impression, and developing a specific treatment plan. Students learn to perform safe, competent, and comprehensive massage therapy while constantly evaluating the outcome and consulting with the client.

Work towards becoming an RMT at Trillium College

Limited enrollment and direct interaction with instructors ensures you will receive individual attention in this dynamic course. As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to challenge the provincial certification examination with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Successful completion of the certification exam will allow you to become an RMT. We are also active members of the Ontario Council of Private Massage Therapy Schools (OCPMTC) and the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools (CCMTS).


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Areas of Focus

This academic program covers information in the following subject areas:

  • Massage Theory
  • Clinical Practice
  • Massage Treatment
  • Swedish Massage Techniques
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Kinesiology
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Managing a Business
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Matters of Public Health
  • Nutrition
  • Self Care for Practitioners
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Communication Skills

Learn via live instructor-led virtual lectures completed online as well as in-person labs at a training location.

In conjunction with the in-class components, you will gain valuable professional experience working in Trillium College’s public student clinic, as well as at community- based outreach events.

Employment Opportunities

Promising employment opportunities are possible for graduates with a Massage Therapy diploma. Private clinics, hospitals, spas, wellness centers, and geriatric care facilities are fitting professional environments for a massage therapist, while self-employment as a certified Massage Therapist is another avenue that may be explored.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Senior High School Science credit (grade 11 or 12) , or completion of a Pre-science course with a minimum grade of 75%
  • Trillium College MT CPIC waiver
  • Trillium College Immunization Report; completed and signed by a medical professional.

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Career Options

  • Tissue massage therapist
  • Prenatal massage therapist
  • Mobile massage therapist
  • Spa manager
  • Sports massage therapist
  • Workplace massage therapist

Employer Options

  • Chiropractic centres
  • Fitness clubs
  • Health and wellness clinics
  • Health spas
  • Home-based businesses
  • Hospitals
  • Independent health professionals
  • Long term care facilities
  • Massage therapy clinics
  • Midwifery clinics
  • Palliative care centres
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Sports organizations