School of Mas­sage Therapy

ICT Northum­ber­land Col­lege

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Mathieu Boulanger

My goal is to start my own well­ness cen­tre.

Be­fore start­ing mas­sage therapy I had been a com­pet­i­tive swim­mer for 14 years, which led me to have a real aware­ness of mind and body. What drew me into mas­sage therapy was the abil­ity to use that aware­ness to help other peo­ple. I started the pro­gram just after grad­u­at­ing from high school and I fell in love with it fast.

The Northum­ber­land Col­lege cam­pus is in Hal­i­fax’s down­town, which made it easy for me to ac­cess even though I live out­side of the down­town. It was ex­actly the pro­gram I was look­ing for, and very ac­ces­si­ble.

In the be­gin­ning there were so many things I didn’t know. Thanks to the great teach­ers and their guid­ance, by the end of the first year of the pro­gram I was very con­fi­dent in my abil­ity to suc­ceed.

I started the pro­gram just after grad­u­at­ing from high school and I fell in love with it fast.

The cour­ses were in-depth and hands-on. The most im­por­tant part for me was be­ing in­tro­duced to anatomy. As part of learn­ing mas­sage tech­nique we learned all the mus­cles, ten­dons and lig­a­ments, as well as how the cir­cu­la­tory and ner­vous sys­tems re­late to mas­sage.

Not only was the pro­gram what I was look­ing for, but the school cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to meet po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers be­fore we grad­u­ated.

Be­cause of the pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence I’ve had with mas­sage therapy I plan on con­tin­u­ing my ed­u­ca­tion, by tak­ing a de­gree in phys­io­ther­apy. My goal is to one day own my own well­ness cen­tre, where I can in­cor­po­rate dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines and con­tinue to pur­sue my pas­sion for help­ing peo­ple.

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