Registered Massage Therapists

RMTs are highly-trained health care professionals, offering valuable holistic and complementary therapies.

Massage Therapy provides a career with Immediate employability. Registered Massage Therapist are highly sought after in all areas of the country.

RMTs work  in a wide variety of contexts:

  • Private practice
  • Multidisciplinary clinics (such as with chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths)
  • Holistic health care centres
  • Sports teams
  • Wellness-based spas and resorts all over the world

Career Flexibility

With so many career opportunities, RMT’s can work across the country or across the world. OV have had graduates working in Italy, Switzerland, and Australia as well as every province in Canada.

Control Over Your Lifestyle

RMT’s can structure their work around other life commitments such a s family, hobbies, or sports pursuits, which elevates quality of life and decreases stress. It is one of the few healthcare careers where you can make your own schedule.

Positive Work Environment

RMT’s often work with other health professionals in a positive, low-stress environment, with patients that are invested in contributing to their own wellness. Working with those seeking your knowledge and skills is very rewarding and contributes to job satisfaction.

Financially Stable Career

RMT’s are in demand, highly respected, and enjoy cross referrals from other health professionals. Massage Therapy is covered by most health care programs making it an accessible, affordable option for patients, and a financially stable career option as soon as you enter the workforce.

Who chooses to become an RMT?

You’re a high-achiever, self-motivated, with a strong internal work ethic. You want to make a meaningful contribution to the healthcare system but not necessarily in a hospital setting. You’d like to have the option to run your own business, set your own hours and engage at a deeper level with your patients.

You’re a people person. You’re tactile. You’re fascinated by the human body and find its intricate inner workings interesting.

You’re attracted to a challenge. Especially one that brings you into alignment with your dual interests: science and health care.

You may have university level sciences – like anatomy and physiology – under your belt. Or you may have strong basics, Biology 12 and English 12 from high school.

You could be coming from another health care profession, such as nursing, or an altogether different field, such as teaching, but you are focused on achieving your goals.

You’re typically in your 20s or 30s, but may be older or younger with a clear direction in mind.