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RMT Diploma Program

RMT diploma canada massage therapyPLEASE NOTE:

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, our number of admissions are limited. Please contact Anna, the Registrar,to reserve your spot.

 

Registrar Contact: 416-447-1140 or by email @ anna@rccmassage.com or annalar.rcc@gmail.com

 

Our Massage Therapy Program is an 18 month program,  based on the CMTO Inter-jurisdictional compentency involving class lectures and practical experience. We offer program start dates 3 times per year, for both day and evening classes.Winter session in January, Spring Session in May and Fall Session in September. 

During Term 1 and Term 2 emphasis is placed on learning basic knowledge of the Human Body. In Term 3 and Term 4 the focus will be on the application, knowledge, and the refinement of clinical skills.

Students will learn vital information that will help them excel in communication, professionalism, organization and time management skills that is required upon graduation. There will also be field trips to medical laboratories, cadaver laboratories, hospitals, office functions, rehab clinics and sporting events.

Massage Therapy Diploma Overview: Total 2200 hours

Massage Therapy: Year 1 
1Anatomy and Physiology I 
2Pathology I 
3Professional Development I 
4Palpation Lab I 
5Massage Theory and Techniques 
6Clinical Assessment I 
7Public Health 
8Hydrotherapy I 
9Therapeutic Exercise I 
10Treatment Massage I 
11Research I 
12Massage Therapy Clinic I 
13Outreach I 
   
   
Massage Therapy: Year 2 
14Anatomy and Physiology II 
15Pathology II 
16Professional Development II 
17Palpation Lab II 
18Advanced Massage Theory and Techniques 
19Clinical Assessment II 
20Hydrotherapy II 
21Kinesiology and Therapeutic Exercise II 
22Communications 
23Foundations of Wellness 
24Business Management 
25Massage Theory and Treatment Techniques II 
26Research II 
27Massage Theory Clinic II 
28Outreach II 
 

 

Additional Information

RMT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

TERM 1:

Anatomy 1:

Objectives

 ▪ Understand medical terminology in relation to the position and actions of the body.

▪ Understand and gain functional knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.

▪ Know the basic outline of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems.

▪ Grasp a basic comprehension of the nervous system.

▪ Understand the structure and function of the joints of the body.

Assessment 1:

Objectives

 ▪ Learn the basic principles of assessment required for massage therapists according to the CMTO’s Standards of Practice.

 ▪ Learn the standards of medical records.

 ▪ Learn the principles of the gait and postural assessments.

 ▪ Learn the principles of neurological assessment.

 ▪ Learn the basic principles of joint assessment and other assessments.

Massage Theory and Techniques:

Objectives

▪ Learn proper positioning, draping and pillowing for all massage treatments.

▪ Practice appropriate hygiene procedures.

▪ Learn basic massage manipulations.

 ▪ Understand and practice professional boundaries.

▪ Learn proper posture and ergonomics while performing massage treatments.

▪ Learn how to perform a relaxation massage.

▪ Learn appropriate self-care strategies.

Physiology 1:

Objectives

▪ To provide a general level of understanding of the normal functions of the body systems, with particular emphasis on the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

▪ To provide a basic understanding of the interrelationship of various body systems and the nature of homeostatic mechanisms.

 ▪ To enable the student to conceptualize the application of massage techniques and modalities to the body and its effects.

Therapeutic Relations: Ethics and Professionalism

Objectives

▪ Learn Professionalism and the Ethical Role of the Health Care Professional.

▪ Develop self-awareness and keen assessment skills.

▪ Learn Critical Thinking and Effective Communications.

▪ Understand CMTO standards of practice related to abuse prevention

 

TERM 2:

Anatomy 2:

Objectives

▪ Understand and gain functional knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.

▪ Know the basic outline of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems.

▪ Grasp a basic comprehension of the nervous system.

▪ Understand the structure and function of the joints in the body.

▪ Know the basic location and structure of the visceras.

Assessment 2:

Objectives

▪ To learn all myotomes and dermatomes of the body.

 ▪ To learn the most common deep tendon reflexes of the body.

▪ To review ROM testing.

 ▪ To learn orthopaedic testing for joints, muscles and ligaments.

Advanced Techniques:

Objectives

 ▪ Reinforce and expand upon the knowledge and skills gained in the Massage Theory and Techniques course.

 ▪ To learn advanced techniques and apply them to the appropriate treatments.

Physiology 2:

Objectives

▪ Grasp a general understanding of the normal functions of human body systems, with particular emphasis on urinary, respiratory, intergumentary, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, muscular and skeletal system functions.

▪ Have a basic understanding of the interrelationship between the body systems and the nature of homeostatic mechanisms.

 ▪ Conceptualize the application of massage techniques and modalities, and their effect on the human body.

Professional Development: Business and Law

Objectives

▪ Understand applicable legislation, as well as CMTO by-laws, standards of practice and requirements.

 ▪ Acquire basic knowledge of business registration procedures; business planning; financial management, practice and requirements.

 

TERM 3:

Neurology:

Objectives

▪ Learn structures and basic functions of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. ▪ Understand the histology of neurons and neuroglia, somatic motor and sensory pathways.

 ▪ Outline the origin and distribution of the cranial, spinal nerves and plexuses.

 ▪ Discuss dermatomes and myotomes, and nerve root testing.

▪ Examine various aspects of somatic sensation, include tactile sensation, temperature, pain and proprioception.

 ▪ Outline the divisions and functions of the autonomic nervous system.

Treatments 1:

Objectives

▪ Learn the most common conditions treatable by massage therapy.

▪ Learn the principles of trigger point assessment and therapy.

 ▪ Learn the principles of assessment and treatment of chronic and subacute injuries, and soft tissue conditions.

 ▪ Learn the principles of treating respiratory conditions.

▪ Learn the principles of tendinitis assessment and treatment.

▪ Learn the principles of joint mobilisation.

 ▪ Learn the principles of combining different modalities and planning treatments.

Hydrotherapy:

Objectives

 ▪ Understand the principles of the hydrotherapy using various states of water, applications, mechanisms, and their effect on the body.

▪ Learn common hydrotherapy methods and techniques, and apply them appropriately to massage treatments.

Pathology 1:

Objectives

▪ Learn different pathological conditions.

 ▪ Understand the nature of pathological processes.

Microbiology:

Objectives

▪ Learn structures and classification of microorganisms.

 ▪ Learn human defense reactions and the infection process.

▪ Learn various communicable diseases (etiology, symptoms, transmission, prevention).

▪ Learn public health (vaccines, health promotion and epidemiology)

Nutrition:

Objectives

 ▪ Learn basic groups of nutrients.

▪ Learn the standards of healthy nutrition.

▪ Learn diseases caused by unhealthy nutrition and prevention.

 

TERM   4

Treatments 2:

Objectives

▪ Learn the most common conditions treatable by massage.

 ▪ Learn the principles of assessment and treatment for tendinitis.

▪ Learn how to combine different modalities and plan treatments.

▪ Learn the principles of assessment and treatment for postural deformities.

 ▪ Learn the principles of assessment and treatment for neurological conditions.

▪ Learn the principles of the treatment for arthritis

Pathology 2:

Objectives

▪ Learn various pathological conditions.

▪ Understand the nature of pathological processes.

Endocrinology:

Objectives

▪ Learn the endocrine system and control of the hormone production.

▪ Understand the nature of pathological processes related to endocrine system.

Remedial Exercises:

Objectives

▪ Learn the principles and applications of remedial exercise.

▪ Learn contraindications and precautions for remedial exercise.

 ▪ Learn how to design effective rehabilitation programs.

 

TERM 4A:

Clinical Science Review:

Objectives

 ▪ Review multiple task assessment of conditions treatable by massage therapy.

▪ Review treatments for conditions treatable by massage therapy.

 ▪ Review palpation skills.

▪ Review massage techniques.

▪ Prepare and practice for certification exams

Health Science Review:

Objectives

▪ Review the human organ systems’ structures and functions.

▪ Review pathological conditions of the human body.

▪ Review information related to public health and nutrition.

▪ Study main groups of medicines, their usage, effects and side effects.

Professional Development Review:

Objectives

▪ Review ethics and professionalism related to Massage Therapy.

▪ Review relevant laws and business practices for massage therapists.

 

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