Overcoming Anxiety About Starting A Second Career

Are you thinking of changing your career? You may be surprized to find out that a huge percentage of our students come to us after already having spent years in their first career.

You are not alone in your desire for a better lifestyle and purpose. Let’s talk about how to get your mind in a place to accept a career change. Read here!

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Brie Timings
CCMTS Conference Highlight: Founders Award for 20 Years of Dedication

This annual meeting is an important one, because it has for years, been an incredibly crucial event to support fellow school owners and propel forward the field of massage therapy education into what it has become today. The CCMTS held its first official meeting in 1998 and became a formalized organization in 2000 and represents public colleges and universities as well as private colleges who teach massage therapy across Canada.

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Brie Timings
Alumnus Highlight: Success in Rural Manitoba

Tracy Dumont, owner of Oak Island Massage Therapy in Ile des Chenes, Manitoba, has been incredibly successful of achieving her business dreams. Her graduating year was 2008 but needed to come back in the fall of 2008 to complete one class before achieving her Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy on February 25, 2009. Tracy says, "I believe the review made me a better massage therapist."

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The Truth About Being a Parent and a Student

As a post-secondary student, it's about 50% possible that you are also a mother or father. Being a parent is tough enough already and adding studying to the mix seems more than daunting. Hear the truth about being a parent and a student by one of our current students who lives that scenario every day.

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Brie Timings
Start School This Year With These Funding Options [Guide]

If you are hesitant about starting school because of the foreboding financial burden, you are not alone. We do not advocate for students to start school if they do not show some financial stability or means of paying for education, especially if it puts their family and life at risk. However, we have researched options that can help bring in the money to support your education. The following are four options that most commonly fund the education of our students. However, not everyone fits into those categories. Download our Funding Guide for Massage Therapy Education now to explore the less-common options that may provide you some much needed inspiration to chase your dreams!

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Brie Timings
Ease the Passing into the Next Life with Palliative Care Massage

You cannot run from death. It's an inveitability that will eventually succumb, whether it be tomorrow or in a hundred years. It's an event in life that every person will face and yet it is one of the most feared experiences on the planet. While no one can walk you through that ominous doorway into the next life, massage therapists have the unique experience of providing comfort through touch and an encouraging presence at the end of life.

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Brie Timings
14 Guidelines for Hiring Basic Certificate Practitioners [List]

Wellington College has been made aware of an increasing interest in massage therapy clinics to hire students who have completed their first year of training.  This is a scenario that continually comes up each year and so we’d like to clarify several points on our policy regarding this subject. Please note that while we are clarifying the facts surrounding this action, we do not take a position of supporting or not supporting the action. We simply want to make sure that those that do support the action to hire basic relaxation practitioners have as much information as possible when making their decision.

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New Directors Take College to the Next Level

As I reflect, I find myself recalling the issues that started the push for me to implement changes that have led us to where we are. Now, once again the College faces new challenges that require changes in how we face the changing world of massage therapy and the demands on its students. I look at these demands and changing times with great excitement feeling that desire to lead the way into meeting those challenges yet again. But I must accept that the youth and drive that I had 35 years ago are not as strong as they once were.

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