Massage Therapy

Avail of scholarships and tuition repayment assistance from key massage therapy employers. Start a dynamic and rewarding career with this theoretical and practical program (currently CMTCA-accredited at our Windsor, London, Hamilton, Brampton, and Toronto campuses and preliminarily accredited at our Kitchener and Mississauga campuses).

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    88 Weeks


    440 Hours

    Program Outline

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    About Our Massage Therapy Program

    Massage Therapy is a growing component of today’s wellness practices and there’s never been a better time to start a career in Massage Therapy! Scholarships and tuition assistance are available from key industry partners. One hundred percent of our program’s 2021 graduates were employed in a relevant job within 12 months after graduating and working to make a direct impact on the well-being of their communities.

    Career Opportunities

    Massage Therapists enjoy rewarding and stable careers that allow for flexible work hours and a variety of interesting workplace environments, including private practice, health and fitness clubs, health spas and rehabilitation centers.

    Employers Who Have Hired Our Massage Therapy Program Grads

    • Massage Addict
    • pt Health
    • Self-employed
    • Hand and Stone


    95 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 36

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 55

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.


    NOC Code: 3236 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Dec 2022.

    Massage Addict Partnership

    The partnership with Massage Addict offers one $1,000 scholarship for students at the end of their first year of the Massage Therapy diploma program. The scholarship recipient will receive $1,000. The scholarships are available for each class at the following campuses: Toronto, Hamilton, London, Windsor, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, and Kitchener.

    Through this partnership, triOS graduates practicing at Massage Addict will also be eligible for loan repayment assistance of $200/per month (up to a maximum of $25,000). To learn more about the scholarship and loan repayment assistance program click here.

    pt Health Partnership

    The partnership with pt Health offers the Student’s Choice Program – students have the choice of loan repayment for a maximum of 3 years and up to $7,000 for graduates practicing at pt Health or payment for exam fees (valued at about $1,400). Partnership is offered at the Hamilton and Mississauga campuses at this time. To learn more about the scholarship program through pt Health, click here.

    Program Details

    Did you know that the demand for a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) has increased by 20% in Canada over the last decade? If this statistic sounds promising, and you’re looking to pursue a career in the field, then triOS College’s Massage Therapy program is the right fit for you.

    Massage therapy can be used to promote physical and psychological well-being in children and adults of all ages. It helps reduce stress, relieve pain, improve physical dysfunction, and reduce the side effects of strains, sprains, hypertensions, arthritis, and other ailments. Whether you wish to assist patients with relaxation or their recovery process, our Massage Therapy diploma program will provide you with the hands-on experience you need to succeed in this profession. Your in-class sessions will teach you about the anatomy of the human body, how to conduct clinical assessments, massage techniques, about remedial exercises and much more. In this Massage Therapy program, you will practice your skills through clinical hours scheduled at your massage therapy school.

    The Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) has accredited the Massage Therapy diploma programs at our Windsor, London, Hamilton, Brampton, and Toronto campuses and has preliminarily accredited our Mississauga and Kitchener campuses.

    triOS has developed the Massage Therapy program with experienced healthcare professionals to give you everything you need to flourish as an RMT in the healthcare field.

    Students enrolled in this Massage Therapy diploma program will receive:

    • 440 clinical hours for hands-on massage therapy training
    • participation in a program that is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
    • one-on-one career assistance

    The Massage Therapy diploma program is offered at the Windsor, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, Brampton,  Mississauga, Toronto, and Scarborough campuses.

    triOS diplomas will be granted only to students who successfully complete all RMT courses in the program with a passing grade or 70% (or a grade of ‘complete’ where applicable). Core Massage Therapy courses have a passing score of 70%. As well, students must meet the minimum Standards of Satisfactory Scholastic Progress as set out in our Student Handbook. For programs that include an internship and outreach, all clinical hours must be completed and a final grade of ‘Pass’ must be achieved for the internship.

    Admission Requirements
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    – High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Outline at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant);
    – Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
    – Grade 12 English or proof of English proficiency
    – triOS College pre-Science Course, or its equivalent: This 20-hour course is designed to provide students with a foundation of basic science principles that will assist on their journey through the Massage Therapy program. Fundamental science concepts, terminology and biochemistry will be introduced and utilized to develop an understanding of cells, tissues, organs, systems, and organism structure and function. Students will be tested on their comprehension of the material through a combination of assignments, quizzes, and an exam. Students must obtain a passing grade of 70% to meet admission requirements.
    – Massage Treatment: Proof of experiencing a full body massage from the triOS Massage Therapy Clinic or another Registered Massage Therapist

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    Our Commitment to Accreditation

    Achieving the accreditation standards of the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) for massage therapy education in Canada tangibly represents our program’s commitment to quality, ethics, safety, and ongoing improvement.

    Accredited Campuses

    The CMTCA has awarded the Massage Therapy programs at our Windsor, London, and Hamilton campuses an Accredited status for 3 years (2022-2025), our Brampton campus for 5 years (2024-2029), and at our Toronto campus for 3 years (2024-2027).

    Preliminarily-Accredited Campuses

    The Massage Therapy programs at our Kitchener and Mississauga campuses have been granted Preliminary Accreditation by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA).


    "I'm loving the program. It has been fun getting to know my classmates and also getting to know the instructor."

    Felicia W.

    Grad, 2022

    Our mission is to produce job-ready graduates where students can not only learn practical skills needed to be a good massage therapist but rather all the skills they need to run a successful practice and feel confident in helping others.

    Brandy John

    Massage Therapy Faculty Head, triOS College

    How Our Massage Therapy Program Can Help You

    Learn how triOS College's Massage Therapy courses can fast-track your journey towards a rewarding career as a registered massage therapist.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Massage Therapy Training


    How to Become a Massage Therapist in Canada

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    To become a massage therapist in Canada, you'll need to follow several key steps. First, research the specific requirements in your province or territory as regulations vary. Next, complete a massage therapy program at an accredited massage therapy college. The program should cover massage techniques, anatomy, pathology, business, and ethics among other relevant topics.
    After graduating, you must pass a national certification exam provided by a recognized organization. Once you pass the exam, you can register with your province or territory's regulatory body, if any. You may also be required to continue your education and obtain liability insurance to maintain your status as a licensed massage therapist. Finally, you can either start your own practice or seek employment in the field.
    Remember to stay informed about any regulatory changes in your region and consult your local regulatory body for precise guidelines and requirements.

    Is massage therapy hard to learn?

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    Learning massage therapy can vary in difficulty based on factors such as personal aptitude, dedication, and the specific type of massage you want to practice. To become a licensed massage therapist, you typically need to complete a formal massage therapy program covering anatomy, physiology, massage techniques, and ethics. While these massage therapy programs may pose challenges, most individuals can manage with commitment and effort. Developing practical skills, such as proper techniques and pressure, requires practice and a good sense of touch. Anatomy and physiology knowledge is also a vital component.
    Becoming a licensed massage therapist often can be demanding but manageable with proper education and study habits. The difficulty can vary depending on the specialization, with some techniques requiring more extensive training than others. Moreover, soft skills, like communication, professionalism, and creating a comfortable client experience, are essential for success in the field. Overall, while learning massage therapy may present challenges, it's a group of skills that can be acquired with dedication, practice, and the right education, making it accessible to those passionate about helping people through massage.

    Where to Learn Massage Therapy

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    In Ontario, you can pursue your education and training in massage therapy through fully accredited massage therapy schools or programs that are undergoing accreditation. These massage therapy programs are typically designed for a career as a registered massage therapist (RMT) and meet the stringent requirements set by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA). Research and choose a CMTCA-accredited massage therapy college to ensure that your education aligns with the regulatory standards.
    Massage therapy programs usually last about 1 to 3 years, catering to both full-time and part-time students. For example, after completing your education in Ontario, you must pass the certification exams administered by the CMTO to obtain your RMT license. Practical experience, often gained through internships or clinical hours, will be a crucial component of your education. Learn continuously to stay current with industry updates.
    triOS College offers an 88-week Massage Therapy program that comes with 440 clinical hours (more than the provincial requirement) to ensure you can treat a diverse number of clients and conditions in the field. All of our 2021 Massage Therapy graduates obtained employment in a relevant job within 12 months after graduation. You can also take advantage of scholarships and tuition-repayment assistance from prominent RMT employers.

    Is massage therapy a good career?

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    Whether massage therapy is a suitable career choice depends on your individual attributes and aspirations. It can be a fulfilling path if you have a genuine passion for promoting wellness and are willing to invest in formal training and licensing. This profession requires physical stamina, communication skills, and the ability to build a client base, as well as potential entrepreneurial skills if you aim to run your own practice. The job outlook and earnings can vary, but job satisfaction often stems from the direct impact on clients' well-being.
    A successful career in massage therapy hinges on personal commitment, continuous education, and adherence to legal and ethical standards. It's vital to weigh your own interests, physical capabilities, and long-term goals to determine if this profession aligns with your aspirations. If you have a deep passion for healing and wellness, are ready for the rigors of training, and have a commitment to both the art, science, and business aspects of massage therapy, it can indeed be a rewarding career.

    Is massage therapy in demand?

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    Overall, the demand for massage therapy has risen due to growing awareness of its therapeutic benefits for stress reduction, pain management, and overall well-being. Healthcare integration, an aging population, the popularity of sports and fitness, and the spa and relaxation industry all contribute to the demand.
    If you're considering a career in massage therapy, research your local market and regulations to assess the specific demand and opportunities. Staying updated with industry trends and expanding your skills in specialized areas of massage therapy can help you stand out and meet the evolving needs of clients, making you more competitive in this field.