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Basic Massage Therapy

Basic Massage Therapy (500 hours)


Program Duration: 500 hours

The Basic Massage Therapy program is a 500 hour massage therapy course for beginners that focuses on the principles of relaxation and therapeutic massage therapy training. This course builds off techniques and theories learned in the Introduction to Massage Therapy program, incorporating a therapeutic approach to massage therapy. This program is a requisition to obtain your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) License. After completing this program, you will only have 1700 hours left to complete. 

Students are also introduced to more thorough massage therapy techniques and in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Using our holistic massage therapy techniques of western science and eastern healing, the program focuses on basic understanding of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Basic understanding of the body and its relationship to all inner structures and related pathology involved in the structural and functional changes the body goes through.
  • Relaxation Massage Techniques
    • Stretching
    • Anxiety management 
    • Stress relief 
    • Soft touch massage
  • Therapeutic Massage Techniques
    • Circulatory enhancement 
    • Neuromuscular techniques 
    • Trigger point techniques 
    • Deep tissue massage
  • Assessment and Consultation 
    • Learn effective communication skills to ensure successful consultation processes with clients
    • Learn how to assess and diagnose a clients pain and injuries, both physical and mental
  • Body Charting 

Delivery of the Basic Massage Therapy Program:

  • Program commences and has in-takes every two months
  • Homework and written exams are administered online via our Wholistic Health Training Moodle 

Completion of the Basic Massage Therapy Program at Wholistic Health Training in Edmonton will be give you 500 hours of credit towards our: 

Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Diploma Program 

When you complete this course, you will be given a massage certificate that is recognized by most cities in Alberta. You may now practice massage, but not as a registered massage therapist. If you are interested in becoming a registered massage therapist (RMT), learn more about the program that Wholistic Health Training offers: 

Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Diploma Program

If you are looking for a career change, and are still not completely convinced that Massage Therapy is the right career for you, try out our Basic Massage Therapy course for beginners. Wholistic Health Training & Research Centre blends both Western and Eastern medicine to provide you with an education that is transferable to plenty of other career paths. If you are already in the holistic health field and are looking to incorporate massage into your field, our Basic Massage Therapy program is perfect for you to enroll in.

Upgrade Your Hours

If you are already a Registered Masage Therapist (RMT) and need your credits for the year to keep your massage association registration, Wholistic Health Training offers continuing education credit courses.

Student Massage Clinic

Wholistic Health Training & Research Centre provides every student with access to work alongside a registered massage therapist (RMT) at our student massage clinic. They also have the opportunity to use the services and receive a cheap massage at our student massage clinic in Edmonton. 

If you want to take the path to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), talk to us today about our massage therapy training, massage therapy continuing education workshops, and various different massage courses. Enroll now or call us today at 780-461-6708 to learn more about taking massage courses in Edmonton.

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