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Massage Therapist Course

Trillium College’s Massage Therapist course introduces you to a variety of soft tissue 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 an RMT.

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 course, you will be eligible to take the provincial certification examination with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. 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).

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
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

As a graduate of Trillium College’s Massage Therapy Course, you may find a range of employment opportunities in private clinics, hospitals, spas, wellness centers and geriatric facilities and/or successfully run your own business as a registered massage therapist.

Salary: According to, an average salary for a Registered Massage Therapist is $19.72 per hour (NOC 3235).

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, or mature student status (18 years of age)
  • Senior high school science credit with a minimum average of 75%, or completion of a Pre- Science/Health course with a minimum 75% grade
  • Passing score on the Canadian Language Benchmarks assessment, as proof of English Language Proficiency (ELP) for students whose first language is not English
  • Current immunization record
  • Completed Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) waiver

Massage Therapy Course Summary

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 course 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 course 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.

Massage Therapy Schools

The Massage Therapy Course at Trillium College is offered at the following massage therapist school locations: