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Massage Therapy

CDI College stands out among massage therapy schools for our dedication to our students’ success. The Massage Therapy program will prepare you to become valued, well-paid members of the healthcare industry. You will find work in various locations such as private clinics, medical and rehabilitation centres, hospitals, spas, cruise ships, and fitness facilities, or become a self-employed massage therapists.

Study in Calgary or Edmonton

The Massage Therapy diploma program is offered in Calgary and Edmonton. Learn from experts in the field about fundamental massage skills through course work that includes hydrotherapy, palpation, remedial exercise, and patient assessment. Explore different types of massage treatments, along with medical topics including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. Plus, gain an understanding of professional topics such as industry ethics and communications.

Massage Therapist Training

Under the supervision of a registered massage therapist, put your new found knowledge to practice through a clinical internship and an outreach program, which will help you obtain valuable work experience needed to excel as a massage therapist.

If you are ready to help others by bringing a smile to a tired face, relaxing a stressed body, or easing a tense muscle, then fill out the form to your right!

Program Courses

FX1E - Final Examination
This program has 15 hours dedicated to final comprehensive examinations.
CESE - Career and Employment Strategies
This course looks at the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up stages of an interview.
PSKE - Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with inter-personal skills identified by employers as essential for success in the professional world. Using a variety of instructional methods including case studies, group exercises and discussion, students learn and practice key communication skills.
CEXE - Clinic Externship / Outreach
Numerous outreaches are arranged and students select those that fit both their interest and schedule. A wide range of opportunities is provided to expose students to as many practical situations as possible.
CI1E - Clinic Internship
Towards the end of the program, students will apply their acquired skills in the school clinic weekly. Initially students bring friends or family and progress to treating the general public while being supervised by a Massage Therapist registered in the province of Alberta. Students perform assessments and treatments with guidance available at all times.
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CAAE - Clinical Assessment I, II
Once an understanding of the human body’s normal function is established, students begin to assess for differences through special orthopaedic tests which enable them to develop a clinical impression of a condition.
PTYE - Pathology
The focus of this course is the study of disease and anatomical abnormalities, and how the body responds and adapts to injury.
REAE - Remedial Exercise I
The basis of understanding what exercises are needed to rehabilitate and/or prevent injuries. Theory and practical testing prepare students to deliver fitness advice.
APAE - Anatomy Palpation I, II, III
Using your hands to know the human frame by touch is the basis of this course. Bones, muscles and organs can all be assessed by touching and recording temperature, texture, tenderness and tone.
HYAE - Hydrotherapy I
Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water in any of its forms. Practical application and written theory on a variety of treatments are included in this course.
ETIE - Ethics and Communications I
Students learn the code of ethics that guides the profession. The standards of practice are complied with from the onset of studies and students apply these principles to all aspects of the program.
PSYE - Physiology I, II
An introduction to functions in the body starting with basic chemistry and biochemistry. Building upon this base from cellular level to the level of the organism.
ANTE - Anatomy I, II
This course provides an in-depth study of human anatomy from the cell through to the organism. It includes extensive coverage of all aspects of growth and repair in addition to recognizing surface anatomy as it relates to the structures underneath.
MTTE2 - Massage Technique
This course gives the student a foundation of Swedish massage techniques. Practice of the principles of massage are introduced. Largely a practical class where each student integrates their growing knowledge of human anatomy with hands-on skills.
MTTE - Massage Theory
This course gives the student a foundation of Swedish massage theory. Theory of the principles of massage are introduced. Largely a practical class where each student integrates their growing knowledge of human anatomy with hands-on skills.
TM1E - Treatment Massage I
More common conditions are addressed in the first year so students are prepared to deal with what is seen most often in a clinic. All components of a relaxation massage are completed as well.
SSSE - Student Success Strategies
This course will introduce students to skills and concepts that will help them achieve personal, academic, and career success.
ITME - Introduction to Therapeutic Massage
This course provides an overview to the field of massage therapy focusing on some basic massage techniques, ethics, hydrotherapy and remedial exercise. It is intended to provide students with a clear understanding of where their studies will take them in this program and what is involved in the preparation to become a licensed or registered therapist.

CDI College - Massage Therapy Program

CDI College's Massage Therapy diploma program provides hands-on training for people looking to move into a rewarding career as a massage therapist. 

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