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Massage therapy training allows you to have a great deal of flexibility and work in a diverse setting. If you have recently graduated from a massage therapy program, here are 3 different paths you can take with your massage therapy diploma.


As an all-natural practice for recovery and relaxation, massage therapy is one of the fastest growing careers in Canada, and for a good reason. With training as a massage therapist, you will be able to:

  • Set your own hours
  • Work in relaxing and beautiful settings
  • Improve patients quality of life
  • Enjoy the benefits that come with a well-respected profession

Take Your Massage Therapy Career to New Heights

If you have graduated, or are about to graduate, from your massage therapy program, you may want to do more than just work at a clinic or spa forever. At Wholistic Health Training, we open our students up to incredible opportunities and can help you take your massage therapy career to exciting new heights.

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3 Career Paths to Take With Your Massage Therapy Degree

As a massage therapist, you will have your pick different types of work settings and career paths. Depending on your preferences and interest, here are 3 pathways you could take with your diploma:

1) Research.

During your massage therapy program, there may have been one field you were particularly interested in, whether it was reflexology, animal therapy or maybe psychosomatic therapy. So why not that passion once step further and start doing some research in the field. At Wholistic Health Training and Research Centre, we believe that research is an area of expertise that can open up a whole new world of opportunities in the natural health community. We encourage the development of new ideas and research that could lead to the betterment and well-being of our patients.

2) Open up your own practice.

You may love what you are doing but you might not love working for someone. In this case, being your own boss could be the right option. This will allow you to:

  • Learn valuable skills
  • Control your work environment
  • Control your own income
  • Work towards something younger truly passionate about

While opening up your own practice is an exciting venture, is no easy feat. At Wholistic Health Training, we aim to prepare our students for any career path. During your second year of the Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Diploma Program, you will complete a business project that will help you decide if you want to go down the entrepreneurship path.

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3) Continuing Education.

Having a diploma in massage therapy is a good starting point if you would like to continue your education in other fields, including reflexology, reiki, craniosacral therapy, and more. In addition, continuing education offers an opportunity to:

  • Tailor your education towards your specific career goals
  • Keep up with the latest health-related knowledge
  • Gain a significant leg up on your peers.

Pro Tip: Education shouldn’t end when you complete your massage therapy program. Even when you become a working professional, it is important stay to date in your field.

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To begin your journey as a registered massage therapist, contact us at 780-461-6708 or book an appointment with an advisor.

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