History of PCCMT

18 years of experience

The History of Pacific Coastal College of Massage Therapy

Pacific Coastal College of Massage Therapy (PCCMT) is a subsidiary of the Health and Wellness Colleges of Canada (HWCC) and has a rich and diverse history, dating back to 2001, during the inception of its Sister School: Alberta College of Massage Therapy!

The very first campus was opened in Grande Prairie with the original name of Prairie Massage Training. This initial campus was opened by the Founding Principal Ed Mooney. Ed was a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and to this day ACMT has kept that tradition: all Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Clinic Supervisors and the present Academic Directors are all RMT’s with many years of experience in practice.

From the original Grande Prairie campus, Ed decided to follow the growing call out for more campus locations within Alberta. He proceeded to open doors in Lloydminster, Edmonton, then Fort McMurray and Calgary over the next few years and changed the name from Prairie Massage Training to Alberta Massage Training. Locations were rented from universities and other higher learning facilities. 

In early 2015 Ed decided to retire and pass the business along to new owners. This brought many new changes  to Alberta Massage Training.

Firstly, Alberta Massage Training was replaced by the new existing name, Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT), which was a more accurate representation of the services provided by administration and instructors. 

Over the following years HWCC established dedicated campuses and Student Clinics all over Alberta: Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lloydminster, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray and Regina (Prairie College of Massage Therapy) and in 2021 in Yaletown, Vancouver as the Pacific Coastal College of Massage Therapy. All Campuses are equipped with Student Clinics where our students get their practicum hours working on the public while supervised by RMTs. 

Moving forward, we are still dedicated to PCCMT’s mission to educate safe, confident, ethical and effective massage therapists.