Introduction to
Registered Massage Therapy

Program Description

Embark on a foundational journey into Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) with our immersive 2.5-day introductory course. Throughout the course, you’ll delve into a diverse range of topics, including basic anatomy and physiology, hands-on massage techniques, and an overview of the RMT profession. Designed to provide you with a glimpse into the essential principles of RMT, this program offers a condensed yet comprehensive exploration of the techniques, theories, and practices that define this holistic healing profession.


By successfully completing our 2.5-day introductory course to Registered Massage Therapy, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and a taste of what a career in RMT entails. Whether you’re exploring a potential career path or simply curious about the healing art of massage therapy, this program will provide you with a solid foundation and a deeper appreciation for the holistic approach to health and wellness that RMT offers.

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I just recently completed the RMT program at KCCIHS and I really believe that this school and administration has to be one of the most thoughtful, caring, and accommodating schools out there... ...The school works incredibly hard to ensure that the highest quality of education and teaching is provided to their students. I feel as though the school prepared us very well for our written and practical Registration exams and left the exams feeling confident that I had successfully passed.

Jill Zinszer

Former Student

Program Length:
2.5 Days

Start Dates:
May 3-5th, 2024

Aug. 2-4th, 2024

Program Hours:

Online Learning:

Intro. To Registered Massage Therapy - Weekend Workshop

100History of Massage Therapy

101Scope of Practice and Profession of Massage Therapy in B.C.

102Effects, Principles, Benefits, and Contraindications of Massage Therapy

103Self-care and Therapeutic boundaries

104Draping techniques

105Introduction and Application of palpation techniques and therapeutic touch

106Basic Anatomy/Physiology Concepts

107Basic Anatomy/Physiology Concepts

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1. What can I expect to take away from this introductory course?

By completing the course, you'll gain foundational knowledge about the field of Registered Massage Therapy. You'll have a better understanding of the therapeutic benefits of massage, the role of RMTs in healthcare, and an insight into whether pursuing a career in massage therapy aligns with your interests.


2. What topics will be covered during the 3-day course?

The course covers a range of topics, including basic anatomy and physiology, hands-on massage techniques, an introduction to the principles of massage therapy, and an overview of the role of RMTs in promoting wellness.


3. Do I need prior experience in massage therapy or healthcare to enroll in this course?

No prior experience is required. The course is designed to accommodate individuals who are new to massage therapy and are interested in gaining insight into the field. It's a great starting point for anyone curious about the world of RMT.

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