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Massage Therapists play an important role as healthcare professionals and practitioners

72-Week Massage & Hydrotherapy Program in Windsor, ON

Massage and hydrotherapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained, and improved through massage and hydrotheraphy. Physical dysfunction, pain, and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage & Hydrotherapy.

Most Registered Massage Therapists (MTs) in Ontario are self-­employed health professionals. MTs work in a variety of settings, most often in Massage & Hydrotherapy clinics and multidisciplinary health clinics. Other workplaces include private practices, rehabilitation centers, health and fitness clubs, nursing homes, community health clinics, hospitals/hospices, health spas.

Next Start Date: Sep 3rdMassage & Hydrotherapy Canadian College of Health Science & Technology - Canadian College of Health Science & Technology 1737 Walker Road Windsor Ontario Canada N8W 3P2 Want to help others by putting your hands to work? Acquire the therapeutic skills and knowledge to excel as a certified Massage Therapist, where you can help people relax, reduce stress and heal from injury. College of Health Science & Technology

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Massage & Hydrotherapy

72-Week Diploma | $30,847 – $62,400/yr*

  • Graduates hired by private practices, hospitals & rehabilitation centres
  • Hands-on Training in CCHST’s Student Massage Clinic
  • Advance and grow your practice in areas that interest you, such as rehabilitation, energy work, reflexology and more!


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Becoming a Registered Massage Therapist

At CCHST, we offer an exceptional clinic experience where students turn their classroom knowledge into real-world impact. Our clinic is a dynamic space where students put their skills to practice, starting after Term 1 and continuing until graduation. The Canadian College’s public Massage Clinic becomes the students’ gateway to applying their learning. Here, they work with clients, honing their techniques and leaving a lasting impression. It’s a transformative journey that pushes them to exceed their own expectations.

But we don’t stop there. We believe in providing our students with opportunities to make a difference in the community. Through carefully curated outreaches, they engage with organizations, corporations, and local events, putting their skills to use in various settings. These experiences allow them to showcase their abilities while positively impacting lives. At CCHST, we are committed to fueling your passion and growth. Join us on this extraordinary journey, where your classroom knowledge will transform into real-world accomplishments. Step into a world where you can make a difference that extends far beyond your time with us.

Great environment for learning, everyone was always so willing to go the extra mile for me. I took massage and loved the teachers and program and I was in and out of school in less than 2 years. Good experience overall.
Janet Simpson

Program Outline


This module provides students with a detailed study of the musculoskeletal system. The content builds upon the introductory material learned in Body-Mind-Spirit Connection I. Selected portions of the body will be studied region-by-region examining: the skeletal features, the muscular attachments, the nervous innervation and the blood supply. Concurrent laboratory experience will focus upon identification of landmarks, palpation of the muscle group(s), functional testing of each muscle and it’s contribution to normal range of motion.

Theory & Technique

This module provides students with the fundamentals to examine physiological effects of massage therapy. Students will learn how to develop the most safe and effective treatment plans and will develop skills in referral and consultation with other health practitioners.


This module provides students with an understanding of the physiological effects of hot and cold. Students will learn the effects, uses and contraindications of a variety of local and general of hot and cold applications.

Anatomy & Physiology

This module provides students with an understanding of the normal functions of the body systems with emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal function and cardiovascular system. Students will gain knowledge of the interrelationship of the body systems and the nature of homeostatic mechanisms.

Introduction to Clinic

This module provides students with the fundamentals to prepare for their “Clinic” shift. Students learn how to keep a proper client file, complete a proper medical history, and how to take blood pressure. At the end of this module students will walk through an entire massage appointment, from greeting a new client to ending the massage.


This module provides students with a in-depth ability to formulate treatment objectives, treatment plans, and encourage appropriate client self care. Students will also learn to treat various conditions with massage.


This module provides students with the fundamentals of how the body works at the level of cells, basic tissues, and organs. Students will learn an extension of this investigation to examine the ways in which body tissues become diseased or dysfunctional.


This module provides students with an in-depth understanding of the entire nervous system and the central nervous system. Students will learn the peripheral nervous system, concentrating on the cranial nerves and various nerve plexuses of the body.

Remedial Exercises

This module provides students with an understanding of exercise for prevention and rehabilitation of injury. Students will also learn the structure and progression of range of motion exercise, stretches, strength-building exercise, and stress reduction techniques.


This module provides students with the opportunities for investigation of clinical findings in everyday practice and for cooperation in larger research projects in the future.


This module provides students with the ability to define a logical structured approach to determining the etiology of a client’s orthopaedic complaints and how they can relate to the function of related tissues and structures. Students will become skilled in assessment findings for common musculoskeletal disorders in preparation for clinical treatments courses.

Advanced Techniques

This module provides students with an opportunity to expand their repertoire of massage therapy techniques and explore additional therapies within the scope of massage. Using a case study approach, students will develop critical thinking and decision making skills at an advanced level and demonstrate the competencies required for entry-to-practice in Ontario.

Business & Ethics

This module provides students with the fundamentals to become familiar with basic business principles. Students will learn how to keep in good standing with the CMTO, how to keep track of HST, and how to run a business. Students will develop a working knowledge of the profession’s Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and a process for ethical decision making.

OSCE & MCQ Preparation

This module provides students the preparation skills for their final term and a review session before taking their board exams. Students will have the opportunity to review and be tested on the Theory and Practical courses they have  taken throughout the program. At the end of the course, students will feel confident in taking their board exams.

Clinic & Outreach

Clinic allows the students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to the real world. When students begin their clinic they will work on clients that attend the Canadian College’s public Massage Clinic. From here, students begin clinic after completing Term 1 and will continue until they graduate. Outreaches provide students opportunities to practice what they have learned in clinic in various community settings via organizations, corporations and local events.

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Admission Requirements

  • Candidates must submit a copy of their Secondary School Diploma (OSSD, GED, or better), if this is not available they will be required to pass the Scholastic Level Exam (SLE).
  • Candidates must also submit a Pre-Admission Medical Report and Immunizations may be required for practicum.

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The Massage & Hydrotherapy program is approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career College Act, 2005.

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