Why Choose Massage Therapy?

Why Choose Massage Therapy as a career?

Read about a student’s decision to study massage therapy and her
experience with the program – Anna’s Story

Help People Feel Better – More people have recognized the value of massage therapy as an option for health care. It provides relaxation, manages pain, and treats a wide spectrum of conditions. Being able to provide relief to clients is extremely rewarding.

Flexible Work Hours – Massage therapy is a family and lifestyle friendly career due to the flexible work schedule. Whether working for a clinic or starting a new business, massage therapists can find balance between life and work.

Career Success Rate – ACMT alumni (graduates from PCCMT’s sister school in Alberta) have a 98% rate of employment up to and beyond 3 years post graduation. The massage therapy field is growing and employment is stable.*

Work BC shows massage therapy as a growing field.

Opportunities for Growth – Becoming a Registered Massage Therapist is just the beginning. Many graduates go on to study and practice in modalities such as Manual Osteopathic Therapy, Acupuncture, and Nutrition, just to name a few. There are numerous learning opportunities for Registered Massage Therapists and new modalities are always available (cupping, craniosacral therapy, and acupressure, for example).

Options are Endless! Massage Therapists can take many different paths: work in a clinic or spa, start a new practice, work from home, continue adding new modalities, study manual osteopathic therapy… the options are endless! Massage Therapists can choose to take on many responsibilities: scheduling, purchasing, marketing, managing a small business, teaching… massage therapists can bring their unique strengths to the table. With so many options to pursue, this career choice will never get dull.

Reviews for PCCMT’s sister school in Alberta

“At 40-something, I made a big leap and decided to enroll in a massage therapy program.  After researching several programs in Western Canada, I decided on ACMT.  I have felt supported by ACMT and their amazing staff from the moment I inquired about the program.  From my initial visit to a student clinic to my pre enrolment interview with principal Dawn Sherman, my experience has continued to be exceptional.  The teaching staff is great and curriculum is delivered in a way that aligns with my learning style.

Behind the scenes, the administrative supporting staff makes sure my questions are answered quickly and in a way that keeps me feeling supported and empowered.  The team at ACMT has provided a solid foundation for students of all ages to excel in our studies and know that someone has our back as we move forward and take big leaps in our massage therapy careers. “ – Alaine

When making the choice to become a Registered Massage Therapist, PCCMT highly suggests visiting the PCCMT Vancouver campus and student clinic. During that visit, ask questions of our faculty and receive a tour of the campus – experience first-hand what it feels like to be a PCCMT student.

Please call today to book your tour!


The 2 year Massage Therapy program at PCCMT achieved Accreditation. If you have any questions please reach out at info@pccmt.ca.