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Massage Therapy Training in St John’s

Massage therapy is a flexible and rewarding career option to consider. Expertise in this profession allows you to work with clinics, spas and physiotherapy centres. If you are interested, Eastern Academy provides massage therapy training in St John’s for a career in the health and wellness field.

Training Program Details
Real-world work experience with clinical outreach sessions
Recognized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapist Association (NLMTA)
Program Length: 88 Weeks

Program Overview

Do you want to be able to help people? Whether you’re helping to reduce stress or providing relief from muscle conditions, the Massage Therapy program at Eastern Academy is an ideal fit in promoting health and wellness through physical contact.

Not only will you learn the technical massage skills required for this career, but you’ll also walk away with knowledge on client relations and the best business practices to kickstart your career in Massage Therapy.

Program Courses

Student Success Strategies 20 Hours
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
Professional Business Ethics, Regulations and Business Practice 20
Human Relations 20
Public Health 20
Introduction to Massage Therapy and Medical Terminology 80
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology:

  • Histology 40
  • Integumentary System 40
  • Osteology 100
  • Arthrology 120
  • Myology I and II 160
  • Cardiology 80
  • Respiratory System 60
  • Introduction to Neurology 20
  • Neurology CNS 60
  • Neurology PNS 60
  • Neurology ANS 60
  • Endocrine System 40
  • Lymphatic and Immune Systems 40
  • Gastrointestinal System 60
  • Urinary System 40
  • Reproductive System 40

Assessment 100
Hydrotherapy 60
Treatment of Specific Conditions 100
Kinesiology 120
Nutrition 20
Review I 20
Review II 20
Review III 20
Exam Prep 40
Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20

Total Course Hours: 1760
Practical/Clinic/Outreach* Hours: 440
Total Program Duration (Hours) – 2200
Total Program Duration (Weeks) – 88

*Practical/clinic/outreach hours are in addition to class times. Students will be expected to be available for clinics on evenings and weekends through the duration of their program.

Interested in helping and healing others through touch? Whether you’re helping to reduce stress or providing relief from muscle conditions, Eastern Academy’s Massage Therapy Program is an ideal fit for you.


We have tailored the program to be as holistic as possible. Taking a well-rounded approach to Massage Therapy has helped our students become certified massage therapists and enhance the overall quality of their lives. You can touch the lives of others and become a source of positivity. Taking away people’s pain by your knowledge of muscles and soft tissues is a gratifying experience. In an anxiety-ridden world, people need an opportunity to de-stress and unwind, and they need capable hands that they can trust. Be that hand of help, and we will make you competent. Get started on this beautiful journey; apply now.


The Massage Therapy Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Private Clinics, Multi-Disciplinary Clinics, Spas, Wellness Centres, Geriatric Facilities and Self-employment.

The profession of Massage Therapy is regulated within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to practice as a Massage Therapist in the province, one must successfully complete the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL) certification examination. Graduates of Eastern Academy’s Massage Therapy diploma program are eligible to write the CMTNL certification examination.

Professional Benefits

There are multiple benefits of a career in Massage Therapy, including:
It allows you a shift in lifestyle: You will be equipped with the tools and the wisdom to navigate through the pain and discomfort in other people’s bodies and relieve them of it. People will put their trust and confidence in qualified professionals like yourself.

It allows you to live the best of both worlds: You could choose to build your clientele based on your location, time, and lifestyle preferences. Some people operate out of their homes, and some have gone mobile. You can take your pick! There is a lot of flexibility. If you prefer the traditional security that comes with a salaried job, you could join a spa. A spa is convenient in terms of investment, space, and stability.

It gives you a deeper knowledge of the human body: Once you have a basic understanding of the circulatory system, skin, and soft tissues, you can apply the same in your personal care routine. This knowledge and familiarity with the body can also be used to apply preventative measures to your loved ones or detect when they might need medical attention.

It gives you the confidence to educate others: You will be able to answer basic questions related to the human body with confidence after the course. A certified therapist can become the go-to person for medical referral, too. Massage therapy also allows you to give back to others by helping them relieve tension safely and professionally.


Grade 12 diploma or equivalent or mature student status. Please call the campus for more details.
Senior High School Biology with at least 75% average or Pre-Science/Health Course with at least 75% average
Proof of medical examination and immunization
Conduct Certificate
Vulnerable Sector Check

NOC CODE: 3326

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Have questions? Browse through the program overview and admission procedure for more details.

Get started with an exciting career opportunity today! Apply now for Massage Therapy training in St John’s.

Massage Addict Tuition Reimbursement Program – Eastern Academy

Attention Eastern Academy graduates – we can help you pay off student loans faster and get your career off to a great start! The Massage Addict Tuition Reimbursement Program offers $5,000 in tuition reimbursement in addition to a position practicing in a Massage Addict Clinic. Click here to learn more.

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