Neuromuscular Therapy Instructor

Douglas Fairweather Neuromuscular Therapy Instructor

Credentials: BA (Carleton) RMT
Professional Development:

Courses and workshops in Neuromuscular Therapy, Somatics, Integrative Treatment Techniques, and the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program

Why I Teach:

When I went to massage college many of my instructors graduated 6 months to a year before me. There were very few experienced therapists who could mentor a new generation of Massage Therapists. Things have changed. It is very rewarding to share professional concepts and experiences with those eager and thirsty to learn. I have a front row seat in observing the next generation elevating the entire profession with their enthusiasm, knowledge, communication and spirit of lifelong learning. I am able to share the experience I have gained, and I am continually stimulated to learn and grow myself. I participate in making Massage Therapy accessible to the masses through these fabulous graduates. It doesn’t get any better than this.

What Students May Not Know:

Doug is a former rehabilitation manager at a company that hired employees with disabilities. As a young man he worked in the mines at Stewart BC. And he also played hockey for a year in France.


Doug has been an RMT since 1982. He started teaching MT in 1985 and has been involved in MT education ever since. Doug continued his education and received his athletic therapy credentials in 1989.He has been involved in Professional activities his entire career including: former VP of the Massage Therapy Association of BC; former President of the College of Massage Therapists of BC; former VP of the Canadian Council of MT Schools; former VP of the American Massage Therapy Association; and the current (2016) VP of the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools. He co-founded OVCMT in 1994 and is currently the owner.