Our Student Interns

Discover Our Team of Student Interns

Our team of student interns range from intermediate students who are just starting their clinical placement, to advanced students who are preparing to embark on their careers. They all provide fantastic treatments with a high level of care and professionalism. Click on a student to directly book with them, or go to our booking page to see the full schedule.

Phagwara, India

Surbhi Saini

Vancouver, Canada

William Liang

Poole, England

Joshua Dowthwaite

Vancouver, Canada

Irene Karoutsos

Vancouver, Canada

Curtis Wong

Hong Kong

Dayson Kwan

North Vancouver, Canada

Sadie Sinclair

Winnipeg, Canada

Amy Schappert

Coquitlam, Canada

Buddy Nagano

Vancouver, Canada

Ziping Cui

Port Moody, Canada

Osman Chan

Brazil

Ana Ferreira

Penticton, Canada

Cori Ewanchuk

Abbotsford, Canada

Stephanie Braaksma

Coquitlam, Canada

Ashleen Chauhan

Vancouver, Canada

Matthew McDougall

Kazan, Russia

Ella Satdarova

Vancouver, Canada

Kaed Funk

Vancouver, Canada

Curtis Siu

Vancouver, Canada

Dennis Michailides

California, USA

Cat Suen

Vancouver, Canada

Nicole Samuels

England

George Ryle

Langley, Canada

Keely Hol

Jastrzebie-Zdroj, Poland

Marcin Kaminski

North Vancouver, Canada

Alicia Andrew

Chilliwack, Canada

Noah Baker

Richmond, Canada

Xiaolian (Elina) Ai

Whistler, Canada

Montana Stanley

North Vancouver, Canada

Erin Murray

Vancouver, Canada

Justin Pham

Japan

Yuko Doi

Langley, Canada

Jenny Lim

Cheong-Ju, South Korea

Alen Hyungyong Kim

Vancouver, Canada

Nedra Bergmann

Surrey, Canada

Richard Hua

Vancouver Island, Canada

Chloe Stevenson

Surrey, Canada

Kirin Mann

Philippines

Ron MacLean

New Westminster/Canada, Sao Paulo/Brazil

Beatriz Barros

Richmond, Canada

Chelsea Lee

Vancouver, Canada

Daisy Nie

Seoul, Korea

Sarah Kim

Vancouver, Canada

Susannah Baker

Sunshine Coast, Canada

Alex Christian

Richmond, Canada

Richard Liu

Surrey, Canada

Megan Nguyen

Busan, South Korea

Gayeon Nam

Vancouver Island, Canada

Kaileigh Ainsworth

Vancouver, Canada

Elliott Seto

Maple Ridge, Canada

Megan Porter

Delta, Canada

Bryan Rempel

Fremantle, Australia

Krysten De Florenca

Vancouver, Canada

Ruby Jane Enorme

Quesnel, Canada

Samantha Skinner

Vancouver, Canada

Laura Contreras

Burnaby, Canada

Kevin Jisung Jeong

Surrey, Canada

Anthony Legaspi

Coquitlam, Canada

Vanessa Mayrand

Chonburi, Thailand

Suchanart Kingpetch

Vancouver, Canada

Derich Luong

Vancouver, Canada

Krista Worden

Surrey, Canada

Madison Benner

Toluca, Mexico

Jose Rosales-Lopez

North Vancouver, Canada

Rojin Meehan

Vancouver, Canada

Choma Kesaed

Vancouver, Canada

Rebecca Chen

Vancouver, Canada

Jared Hubicka

Vancouver, Canada

Gayeon Nam

Surrey, Canada

Aaron Westbury

France

Lucie Tableau

Surrey, Canada

Armaan Saini

Vancouver/Canada, Hong Kong

Christopher Chan

Vancouver, Canada

Mark Fowler

Prince George, Canada

Gloria Vander Werff

Vancouver, Canada

Alli Smithdorf

Vancouver/Hong Kong

Geoffrey Lau

Chilliwack, Canada

Cylie Baier

Vancouver, Canada

Suji Kim

Vancouver, Canada

Esther Park

Port Moody, Canada

Rebecca Varty

North Vancouver, Canada

Dalyce Marr

Hong Kong, China

Rosey Yip

Vancouver, Canada

Lori Yoon

Vancouver, Canada

Sarbnoor Kaur

Vancouver, Canada

Maleen Olver

Winnipeg, Canada

Jonae Ablao

Richmond, Canada

Menghui (Frankie) Wang

North Vancouver, Canada

Kevin Arkoncel

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Filip Cinco

Vancouver/Abbotsford, Canada

Levi Loree

Bogota, Colombia

Diego Eraso

Vancouver, Canada

David Choa

Surrey, Canada

Jovi Ninalga

Vancouver, Canada

Tammy Irvine

Adelaide, Australia

Ally Henderson

Coquitlam, Canada

Jessica Mah

Alberta, Canada

Samantha Darr-Desrosiers

North Vancouver, Canada

Ehren Paterson

Vancouver, Canada

Eric Jung

Coquitlam, Canada

Zaid Kadri

Vancouver

Malcolm Giang

Amritsar, India

Puneet Bal

Vancouver, Canada

Lian Lo

Vancouver, Canada

Matthew Cheung

Burnaby, Canada

Liam Vu

North Vancouver, Canada

Gerard Carrasco

Vancouver, Canada

Ayrelea Nimchuk

Beijing, China

Yuting Shao

Mauritius

Sheetal Beeloo

Vancouver, Canada

Michaela McDermott

Hong Kong

Wesley Lor

Maple Ridge, Canada

Angel Abroguena

Richmond, Canada

Jessy Tang

Surrey, Canada

Jr Salvador

Vancouver, Canada

Jot Dhaliwal

Vancouver, Canada

Calvin Pihoc

North Vancouver, Canada

Shayan Abedi

Vancouver, Canada

Vanessa Wirth

Vancouver, Canada

Henry McKay

Burnaby, Canada

Tommy Ng

Surrey, Canada

Adam van Niekerk

Yokohama, Japan

Shiori Mizoguchi

North Vancouver, Canada

Nicholas Seaman

Vancouver, Canada

Nico Yu

Vancouver, Canada

Abe Monte De Ramos

Richmond, Canada

Romin Irani

Shanghai, China

Joyce Gu

Vancouver, Canada

Erin Heather

Vancouver, Canada

Sabrina Chong

Campbell River, Canada

Celine Dorsay

Hong Kong

Joanne Ho

Iran

Sina Ghoddous

Vancouver, Canada

Duncan McInnes

Vancouver, Canada

Jeremy Bariso

New Westminster, Canada

Christoph Von Riedemann

Vancouver, Canada

Celia Payne

South Surrey, Canada

Eric Lee

Langley, Canada

Brandon MacKenney

Coquitlam, Canada

Emilly Yang

Vancouver, Canada

Timea Gaiser

Calgary, Canada

Michela Biffert

Vancouver, Canada

Gezelle Pacturayan

Winnipeg, Canada

Jalissa Veren

Vancouver, Canada

Slava Batashov

Surrey, Canada

Jagraj Atwal

Vancouver, Canada

Nathan Clarke

Kelowna, Canada

Madison Roberts

Brunei

Amaluddin Janif

Vancouver, Canada

Joanna Tu

Chandigarh, India

Namya Prakash

Richmond, Canada

Samuel Cabuay

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Giovanna Stefanuto

Vancouver, Canada

Genie Cheung

Burnaby, Canada

Mardy Colasimone

Vancouver, Canada

Zoe Mydansky

Japan

Katsuno Rose

Vancouver, Canada

Tyrina Vo

Port Moody, Canada

Jason Liang

Vancouver, Canada

Naomi Joy Gallagher

Langley, Canada

Tasha Willing

North Vancouver, Canada

Kayeon Lee

Abbotsford, Canada

Ella Coesel

Calgary , Canada

Colleen Cassidy

Vancouver, Canada

Kezia Rosen

North Vancouver, Canada

Mandy Scutti

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ka Roi Ngo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Roberto Pereira Leite Junior

Abbotsford, Canada

Soren Wagner

Vancouver, Canada

Ricky Yang

Mission, Canada

Brittany Sidhu

Saskatoon, Canada

Samantha Ingram

Port Coquitlam, BC

Camille Llanes

Surrey, Canada

Liam Bayne

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Phagwara, India

Surbhi Saini

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a patient watch attendant before pursuing my RMT course

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to serve a community and being an RMT is the perfect career to help people who are suffering from pain

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The aculty and environment!

Vancouver, Canada

William Liang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was working in the banking industry and going to school part-time to become an accountant. I realized that I didn’t enjoy sitting and working at a desk job 9-5.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT because I value health and fitness. I want to share the wealth of knowledge that I am constantly learning from VCMT with the community to create a healthier, pain-free life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT are my classmates. We are able to lean on each other for help and fill in the gaps in knowledge.

Poole, England

Joshua Dowthwaite

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to coming to VCMT I was a Ski Instructor and Whitewater Raft guide for 10 years

Why do you want to be an RMT?

After getting injured a couple of times, my eyes were opened up to the world of RMT and what powers they have with getting people back to good health. I would love to be able to help people in that situation, helping them recover or just generally improving their quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, it is just like a big family here, the instructors teach in manageable bite-sized chunks and they really do care about you.

Vancouver, Canada

Irene Karoutsos

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a nurse and raising children.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help people have more flexibility and comfort in their bodies.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The challenging curriculum and caring instructors.

Vancouver, Canada

Curtis Wong

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

After graduating from Spa Therapy School, I was hired as a body worker for a private massage spa in Kitsilano and have been working at the same place since. I have been actively practicing chair massages, foot massages, and body massages.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I enjoy the satisfaction of problem solving as well as coming up with long term solutions to relieve physical/mental pain and stress. I also want to place more focus and improve in my clinical knowledge of massage.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The people and learning environment has a very positive and encouraging atmosphere. It is also only a 10 minute walk away from a Jollibee.

Hong Kong

Dayson Kwan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have been working as a treatment coordinator in an orthodontic specialized clinic the past 2 years. I have developed a passion in bodybuilding and providing personal training the last couple of years as well.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT to reduce my clients’ pain and stress, especially through massage therapy because I believe that a well rounded wellness can be achieved by relaxation and therapeutic approaches.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is my cohort and the people!

North Vancouver, Canada

Sadie Sinclair

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before attending VCMT, I was living in Australia for a year. When I returned home, I was working in management at a restaurant. 

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always had a passion for health and wellness. I love hiking, weight training, and being out in nature. Being able to help others heal, relieve stress, and live a pain-free life is something that brings me fulfillment.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is my cohort and the instructors. Everyone has been so supportive and encouraging. They want to see everyone succeed and will always lend a helping hand when help is needed!

Winnipeg, Canada

Amy Schappert

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I’ve been working as a kinesiologist for the past 5 years. I enjoy helping my clients learn how to move well and to build strength to accomplish their goals.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT to offer additional treatment options to those I work with, specifically massage therapy because I believe that relaxation and recovery are important aspects of a well rounded approach to health and wellness.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT are the people.

Coquitlam, Canada

Buddy Nagano

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was pursuing an accounting degree while working part time at a footwear store.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I am excited to be a part of an individual’s journey of achieving their goals. I want to leave a positive impact in people’s lives and I believe that is the greatest benefit of working as an RMT.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I believe the best thing about VCMT is the culture and the community. Everyone helps and supports each other!

Vancouver, Canada

Ziping Cui

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have been body worker for one and half years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I really enjoy the moment that help people relieve their pain and make them relaxed. With adequate knowledge I could help them better.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The cheerful and supportive environment is my favourite thing about VCMT! Administrators, instructors, classmates… everyone is so friendly!

Port Moody, Canada

Osman Chan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was completing my bachelors of science at Simon Fraser University!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because it gives me the chance to alleviate pain, make a tangible difference in other people’s lives, and have patients who are happy to see me.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the community, everyone is so open, welcoming, and willing to extend a hand if you need!

Brazil

Ana Ferreira

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

In my home country, I worked as a pilates instructor for 5 years. Before starting RMT, in Canada I had the opportunity to work in different fields.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT because working with my hands has always been something that sparked my interest, besides, I like being in contact with people and being able to help them.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community, everyone is very supportive and open to helping each other.

Penticton, Canada

Cori Ewanchuk

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I used to work as a Yoga Instructor and as an Education Assistant.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help people live their happiest and healthiest lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the community vibe. My classmates, instructors and the administrators are all so supportive and encouraging.

Abbotsford, Canada

Stephanie Braaksma

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Travelling and working as a personal trainer

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have a deep passion for helping others to feel happier and healthier in their own bodies.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The curriculum! I think the human body is so fascinating and I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to learn more about it!

Coquitlam, Canada

Ashleen Chauhan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Nursing

Why do you want to be an RMT?

It would give me the opportunity to help people with a holistic approach to achieve overall wellness by considering their physical, mental and emotional aspects. It’s a fulfilling positive impact knowing that a client can go about their day with decreased pain that can help them be more physically comfortable spending time with loved ones or just everyday life obligations.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

How tightly knit our cohort has become.

Vancouver, Canada

Matthew McDougall

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Working in rock climbing gyms, performing a few different roles (coaching, customer service, route setting). As well as travelling.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I think the human body is fascinating and enjoy helping people!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The small and friendly nature of the school, as well as my amazing cohort!

Kazan, Russia

Ella Satdarova

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have always been passionate about learning human anatomy and I was studying Biomedical Physiology at SFU but wanted more hands on experience and skills.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help people feel better and live their lives to fullest

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My classmates. The sense of community and support, and everyone’s willingness to help each other out.

Vancouver, Canada

Kaed Funk

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a cook full time and spending as much time with friends as possible.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I was really intrigued by massage and found it really interesting. I also would love to be able to help people for my job.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I like the small class sizes and I love being able to come to the city all the time.

Vancouver, Canada

Curtis Siu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I studied Sport Science at Douglas College. I have also been a competitive dancer for over 10 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Being a dancer, I have experienced my fair share of in injuries, pains, and discomforts both on myself and on my peers. I would love to be able to apply the knowledge that I have learned to be able treat these issues on others and help promote their general wellbeing.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The teachers, classmates, and overall general community.

Vancouver, Canada

Dennis Michailides

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to coming to VCMT, I was a stay-at-home parent of two boys!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted a career where I could move, but still give people a sense of safety and care. I could think of no more fitting career, and I feel that I was right to take on this challenge.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Learning new and exciting methods of treatment, but most of all being with my cohort!

California, USA

Cat Suen

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working a desk job at a local company.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I would love the honour and privilege to contribute by way of facilitating healing in others. VCMT is helping me to realize this dream.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is how incredibly passionate and deeply caring the instructors, staff and my classmates are. They are each hands down the salt of the earth.

Vancouver, Canada

Nicole Samuels

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to beginning the program, and currently, I manage a gym. Fitness is a big part of my life, as are my dogs, art, and cooking.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I entered the program with the goal of having a career that allows me to help others achieve their best selves physically.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The wonderful location!

England

George Ryle

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

For the last decade I’ve worked as a personal trainer, working with a broad spectrum of clients from those dealing with chronic pain or debilitating injury, to professional athletes.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As a “washed-up athlete,” I understand the frustration, demoralization and impediment to quality of life that can arise from the experience of chronic pain, injury and loss of function. I’m driven to become a Registered Massage Therapist because I’ve witnessed the transformative effect RMTs can have on health and well-being, and I want to provide the essential support and relief needed to unlock the remarkable resilience of the human body, empowering as many people as possible to live their lives to the fullest.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Being immersed in a learning environment with enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors and curious, intelligent and compassionate peers from many different walks of life has been a life affirming experience.

Langley, Canada

Keely Hol

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in health sciences prior to starting here at VCMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always wanted to help people, and I believe becoming an RMT is one of the best ways I can do that.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the meaningful connections I’ve gotten to make with my classmates and the other cohorts. The community is really open and welcoming!

Jastrzebie-Zdroj, Poland

Marcin Kaminski

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a Japanese-English translator for the last 5 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As an RMT, I will be able to provide a safe, non-judgmental healing space to my guests, while also leading a healthy lifestyle myself. It will be a good way to practically give back to my local community.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My lovely classmates, who make me feel accepted here at VCMT.

North Vancouver, Canada

Alicia Andrew

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I am currently working as a dental hygienist. I also spend a lot of time biking, skiing and being in the outdoors.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Having experienced firsthand the transformative effects of massage therapy in my own life, I have the desire to share these benefits with others.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VCMT has created a great community feel and I enjoy coming to class each day.

Chilliwack, Canada

Noah Baker

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a student that wanted to pursue a form of medical field care and with that went into classes that helped me with my understanding. I also worked full time after high school to build up money for pursuing this career.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I have always wanted a full time job for caring for others and with that, the medical field was always on my mind. I love the idea of serving others so this is such an amazing job to do so.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is that there is such a great amount of community within every person that crosses another’s path, it’s truly remarkable. With that, the professors are filled with such great knowledge and it is evident they drive for us all to do the best in the program we can.

Richmond, Canada

Xiaolian (Elina) Ai

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was an early childhood educator before learning the RMT program. This new trip brings me to a new world where I can explore the secrets of the human.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to do what I want to do, arrange my own time, and to be able to live freely.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Everyone is so friendly, I got a lot of help from instructors and cohorts. I think this is what the culture of VCMT is.

Whistler, Canada

Montana Stanley

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have a background in anthropology and worked as a curator in a small history museum.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Inspired by the unique ways in which RMT’s cultivate a harmonic relationship between patient and practitioner to reach goals, I was moved to help others in the same way.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My dedicated cohort who brighten the difficult days. Professors who are student focused and results driven.

North Vancouver, Canada

Erin Murray

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing the RMT world I worked in Real Estate and Property Management

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always had a passion for helping people and believe that through massage therapy is the best way I can make a positive impact

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The great instructors!

Vancouver, Canada

Justin Pham

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before attending VCMT, I was in a touring band, I worked in the customer service industry, and worked a couple years in residential construction.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I look forward to being able to engage and help in communities of people that want to live their lives in better health and pain-free. To become an RMT would mean that I get to change someone’s life, even it is just a single person.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The teachers and senior students here really want to help the younger cohorts achieve and become successful RMTs and that shows in the classrooms and hallways.

Japan

Yuko Doi

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to joining this program, I had been in the spa industry for 15 years as a bodyworker and esthetician.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I feel passionate about providing massage. I would like to pursue learning about the human body deeply and gain more knowledge and skills, enabling me to assist individuals in enhancing their performance and alleviating pain in their daily lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the energy of VCMT. The instructors are very passionate and supportive, and my cohorts are fantastic!

Langley, Canada

Jenny Lim

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a piano instructor after graduating with Bachelor’s degree of Music in piano at UBC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I would love to help and provide great treatments for people to enhance the quality of their lives. A sound mind in a sound body!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I appreciate the community in VCMT. The instructors and my cohort are very helpful.

Cheong-Ju, South Korea

Alen Hyungyong Kim

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was an amateur swimmer in high school. After immigrating to Canada, I was a chef mainly in Asian cuisine.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT to help people reduce their pain and stress, making their life happier.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is my cohorts and instructors. I would never be able to meet these amazing people anywhere else in the world except VCMT.

Vancouver, Canada

Nedra Bergmann

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing working as an RMT, I was a stay at home mom for 2 years. And before that, I worked at an Independent living seniors home as an Activities Manager.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I am passionate about helping others on their wellness journey. Having seen the benefit of Registered Massage Therapy and how it has given me relief in sports injuries and throughout pre and postpartum care, I want to be able to walk alongside others to make a positive impact on their overall health.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the feeling of community and comradery within my cohort, with the staff/instructors and the entire school.

Surrey, Canada

Richard Hua

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a student studying Kinesiology at SFU, pursuing a career in the field of active rehabilitation.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always wanted to work in healthcare, to help people improve physically and mentally and being an RMT provides me with a platform to do so.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is that you get to meet and get close to so many friendly people.

Vancouver Island, Canada

Chloe Stevenson

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I studied Psychology and worked in childcare

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Becoming an RMT is helping me achieve a deeper understanding of how bodies work and how all facets of our life and daily activities are connected to our overall health and longevity.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VCMT has fostered a learning environment that encourages me to get out of my comfort zone and a safe space to explore different techniques and approaches to health.

Surrey, Canada

Kirin Mann

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working multiple part-time jobs as well as attending Douglas College for Sports Science.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I fell in love with massage at a young age from massaging my parents and family at home. I love being able to provide relaxation after a long and stressful day and help reduce any pain/tension that some feel.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

We all have the same passion to become RMTs! The teachers and students are very helpful, you can always count on someone being there to help.

Philippines

Ron MacLean

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working in different government agencies related to environmental research as well as working abroad doing frontline marine conservation projects. I also worked as a functional software consultant for a couple of years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I aspire to become an RMT because I believe that massage therapy can be a catalyst for people to proactively engage in their overall physical and mental health. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to work together with clients on their journey to enjoy more of their life by alleviating pain and stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

It has a strong community, full of people who want to see you succeed.

New Westminster/Canada, Sao Paulo/Brazil

Beatriz Barros

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I used to teach dance and ESL lessons back in my home country, and after moving to Canada I worked in the service industry.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always been passionate about movement, and I have a BFA in Dance. I am also truly excited to learn all the science components of the RMT program, and I believe that the combination of my movement practice background with the scientific and technical knowledge from the program will allow me to help people feel better in their own movement journey.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the positive atmosphere that I have felt since the first day I visited the school.

Richmond, Canada

Chelsea Lee

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

For the last ten years I modeled in Canada and internationally, based out of Montreal. I used to sing in a band and volunteered for a variety of startups as a project manager, graphic designer, and group discussion facilitator. On the side, I make and sell nature-themed paintings.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Fascinated by health and wellness, I am inspired to contribute to the wellbeing of others. Having worked through chronic health issues with the help of other practitioners, I love to facilitate stress relief, healing, feeling cared for and empowerment in health through the art of massage.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love my cohort! The community cultivated at VCMT is welcoming, supportive and inspiring.

Vancouver, Canada

Daisy Nie

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Three years of experience in teaching Pilates and Gyrotonic, specializing in rehabilitation and functional training.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Dedicated to becoming an excellent rehabilitation therapist and trainer, committed to promoting health and wellness through both RMT and exercise.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I am particularly fond of VCMT due to its conducive learning environment and esteemed reputation within the RMT industry.

Seoul, Korea

Sarah Kim

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a sous chef for about 5years in Vancouver. I enjoy cooking and love the energy ofthe kitchen.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help people recover their health and get back to their normal life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love my amazing cohort and the incredible instructors!

Vancouver, Canada

Susannah Baker

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to this program I worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Growing up in a large family, compassion and caring for others is my passion.
I feel the most fulfilled when I can help a friend through something challenging.
From experiencing injuries and pain myself in life, I found myself drawn toward a career as an RMT, so that I can also help and heal people.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The ability to share my learning experience, and feel comfortable being vulnerable with my friends in the classroom

Sunshine Coast, Canada

Alex Christian

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I’ve been working as a Bodyworker for 1 year, a Certified Fitness Instructor for 3 years, and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist for 7 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I am passionate about health and I love helping people feel better. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing my clients progress after treatments.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My cohort of classmates have become a family and I love them all so much. I’ve really enjoyed learning more about the human body in such great depth.

Richmond, Canada

Richard Liu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a mechanical engineering technologist for 5 years, and have been teaching ballroom since the beginning of 2023. I also do a few projects on the side such as snowboard/ski tuning and working on cars!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve dealt with shoulder issues for many years, and after going to an RMT I realized how amazing the profession is as I gained improved mobility and strength. After learning more about RMTs I decided that this was a career I wanted to pursue to help the people around me.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The VCMT community has been incredibly supportive, and everyone works to help each other. Not only my classmates in my term but students from other cohorts are all very welcoming and are happy to help out.

Surrey, Canada

Megan Nguyen

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing RMT I worked the front desk at a gym and in retail. I was also going to school part-time with a focus on arts and science.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Initially, what drew me to become a RMT is having the skills and intelligence to provide patients with quality care and overall improve their well-being. Ideally, I would like to become a RMT to help facilitate better patient-centered care.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The culture at VCMT is very welcoming. Students and instructors are very passionate about education and the profession.

Busan, South Korea

Gayeon Nam

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was an English instructor, teaching kids and teenagers in South Korea. After I moved to Canada, I worked in customer service industry as a barista and a server. I’m also teaching Korean as a private tutor.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

From my work experience in customer service industry, I realized that I find happiness in helping people, making their days better. I want to help people in more profound and direct way with professional knowledge, leaving a continuous and positive impact on their lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community. Thanks to my beautiful&supportive cohort, VCMT has become a place where I can enjoy being in a school, where I actually have fun studying.

Vancouver Island, Canada

Kaileigh Ainsworth

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing school to become an RMT I was a registered nurse fulltime, often doing yoga, surfing, or reading and writing in my spare time.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Nursing throughout the pandemic opened my eyes to how important human touch and connection can be for the health of both our mind and body. This realization lead me to research into the realm of RMT and I was drawn to the scope of practice and the one-on-one time you can dedicate to each client. I am excited to learn how to help people with injuries and health-conditions restore function and succeed in their personal health-goals.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT has been the way the school fosters community within our own class, the students in other terms, and the instructors. Everyone is so friendly and open to helping each other out.

Vancouver, Canada

Elliott Seto

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Previously working as a bartender and getting to learn and meet more new people

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve experienced many injuries before and I’d love to provide the same treatment I’ve been given.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Connecting with people and learning about their previous experiences, why and what they are today.

Maple Ridge, Canada

Megan Porter

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Spending an exorbitant amount of time in the outdoors doing my favourite sports such as running, skiing, and rock climbing. I also got to engage more with the outdoor environment, which I love, by studying environmental engineering at UBC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want a career that has the primary focus of building positive connections and doing what I can to help those around me. I am also extremely fascinated with studying the way the human body works.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The people. They are wonderful and I am so happy I get to spend time here at VCMT with them.

Delta, Canada

Bryan Rempel

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a mover and completing some sport science classes.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Having the ability to work with my hands, while helping people.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Being able to learn in a close knit cohort really encourages everyone to learn

Fremantle, Australia

Krysten De Florenca

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a Web Developer for a local Sea to Sky agency who’s primary focus was adventure, lifestyle and travel brands. Working in the tech industry greatly helped with my patience, problem solving abilities and ability to constantly research and learn.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve had my fair share of injuries over the years. Throughout my various rehabilitations and meeting with different therapists, I have discovered a deeper understanding and underlying thirst to learn more about the body and how manual therapy can heal pain, speed up recovery and even have a dramatic mental and emotional benefit.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community – instructors, staff and students!

Vancouver, Canada

Ruby Jane Enorme

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing Massage Therapy program, I was taking my prerequisites for Nursing program in Langara.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

RMT is a well known profession in health care so I decided to pursue a career as RMT.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is my amazing cohort.

Quesnel, Canada

Samantha Skinner

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was running a home based business as an electrologist for 2 years

Why do you want to be an RMT?

My previous job allowed me to provide my patients with care and improve their confidence and I like that as an RMT I will be also be able to provide my patients with care to improve their complaints

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the friendly and open atmosphere and that everyone is here to help you succeed

Vancouver, Canada

Laura Contreras

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Personal and group fitness trainer, vet assistant and youth worker.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help people live a life where their pain, conditions, and injuries are manageable, so they can enjoy their daily activities. I also want to help people understand and be get more in tune with their bodies and feel empowered to improve their health.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I really like how supportive and knowledgeable the teachers and staff are. I also really like the activities the school has to keep us motivated in our studying.

Burnaby, Canada

Kevin Jisung Jeong

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to VCMT, I have spent 6 years with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To be able to help and support individuals who have injuries affecting their daily lives. It is satisfying to see that the work I put in is able to positively impact someone who is experiencing pain.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community at VCMT is great, everyone is welcoming and eager to help each other out.

Surrey, Canada

Anthony Legaspi

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working in Parks and Recreation with the city of Surrey and completing my BKIN at UBC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I enjoy working hands on, and becoming RMT would be a combination of that and utilizing my background in Kinesiology.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My classmates and the instructors. It makes each day coming to school a lot more fun

Coquitlam, Canada

Vanessa Mayrand

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before being a student at VCMT, I was busy raising my 3 boys and teaching dance & barre fitness classes.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT so that I can make a positive difference in people’s lives. It is a huge honour to walk alongside people, empower them and help them feel good in their bodies.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love how passionate the instructors are. I love learning about the body and how to help people.

Chonburi, Thailand

Suchanart Kingpetch

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have been working as a body-worker since 2020.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help other people with physical pain or stress and make them feel relaxed. Being an RMT allows me to do so professionally.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The support of my classmates and hands on practice opportunities.

Vancouver, Canada

Derich Luong

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was studying kinesiology at the University of British Columbia to deepen my understanding of the human body and its mechanics. To apply and seek more knowledge, I was coaching Track and Field and shadowing a physiotherapist.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I believe that pain-free movement and a healthy lifestyle are the key to wellbeing; and RMTs can help others achieve both. My desire to make a positive impact has lead me to where I am today.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the tight knit community in the school. Both teachers and students are welcoming and supportive of each other.

Vancouver, Canada

Krista Worden

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing my RMT journey, I was in school for Psychology!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Becoming an RMT would mean that I would get the chance to cater to peoples needs, and that has always been one of my priorities.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT has to be my cohort and the staff. Being apart of a cohort is like being apart of a family, we go through everything together.

Surrey, Canada

Madison Benner

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was in my second year in the business program at the University of British Columbia and worked part-time as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always intended to work in the healthcare field, and being an RMT has the potential to be one of the most well-rounded and positive work experiences I can have.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I am very grateful for the support and resources we are given to succeed by the instructors and my peers.

Toluca, Mexico

Jose Rosales-Lopez

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Yoga, reiki, cooking and landscaping.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love helping people and seeing the human body work to heal itself.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community feeling from day 1. Our cohort is fun, the teachers are great. The hands on practice we get at every stage.

North Vancouver, Canada

Rojin Meehan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a lifeguard and coordinator at the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture. I am still lifeguarding at the North Vancouver Recreation Centre while I study at VCMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT mainly because I want to help people professionally to promote health and wellness. It’s a very fulfilling feeling to be able to make a change in someone’s health.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Definitely the instructors, my classmates, and the staff (front desk and admin). We’re all a big family that always supports each other on good days and bad days.

Vancouver, Canada

Choma Kesaed

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a nursing student before pursuing RMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I like helping people and I think it is the right profession for me.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is my cohort. I was blessed to be surrounded with the most amazing people on my journey to becoming an RMT.

Vancouver, Canada

Rebecca Chen

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as an admin staff at university.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Massage Therapy was a very effective treatment for my injuries which made me want to pursue it as my career and help people.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

It is like a big family where everyone helps each other to succeed in the profession.

Vancouver, Canada

Jared Hubicka

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was pursuing a career as an actor. Now I’m trying something else!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become a valuable member of my community. The human body is fascinating to me; I’m excited to expand, share and apply my knowledge to those who need it!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VCMT is a very welcoming place for learning. I’m always happy to have the opportunity to spend time with my incredible classmates and instructors.

Vancouver, Canada

Gayeon Nam

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked in the beauty industry. I have worked in a hair salon and I am currently working at a spa.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to truly understand patients’ issues and help them better with knowledge.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VCMT has amazing instructors and cohorts. It also has a well-prepared and organized curriculum.

Surrey, Canada

Aaron Westbury

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

As a youth worker, I guided and supported diverse young individuals through challenges while fostering a safe, inclusive environment for their growth.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I am drawn to becoming an RMT because I am passionate about aiding individuals in enhancing their health and well-being through hands-on therapeutic care.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite aspect of VCMT is the immersive classroom environment, where hands-on learning fosters a dynamic and enriching educational experience.

France

Lucie Tableau

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT I was an Instructor for people with disabilities and also an Education Assistant.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

The biggest reason why I choose to be an RMT is because I want to make a difference and have a positive impact in people’s life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the sense of community. Everyone is very welcoming and supportive.

Surrey, Canada

Armaan Saini

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was an educational assistant before pursuing a career as an RMT

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be of service to others through a physical avenue, and for me, the best way I can uniquely express that would be by giving a massage.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The staff and students are all awesome people and they really makes you feel like you belong to the school.

Vancouver/Canada, Hong Kong

Christopher Chan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing a career as a Registered Massage Therapist, I delved into Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, gaining a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As a former athlete who has personally navigated through various injuries, I’ve developed a profound appreciation for the role of massage therapy in both recovery and overall well-being.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The tight-knit group fosters a supportive environment, ensuring a collaborative and inspiring learning experience that aligns perfectly with my educational goals

Vancouver, Canada

Mark Fowler

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was spending time in the restaurant industry as a server and bartender before VCMT. Going even further back, I was an apprentice in the trade of refrigeration.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

My interest in human musculature, anatomy, and movement began in 2017 when I started working as a rock climbing coach for a local youth team. It has taken me until recently to realize how I could fuse my passions with my career in a way that can substantially benefit the lives of those I work with.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I value the sense of community at the school. There’s always the chance for anybody to talk to anybody.

Prince George, Canada

Gloria Vander Werff

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have experienced many outdoorsy jobs during my travels as the typical traveler lifestyle involves seasonal work of cherry picking, tree planting, and more. However one of my most notable jobs was the 3 years I spent teaching English in China.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Massage has been a part of my hobbies for a long time! I enjoy working as a team with my client to find what works well for them, and am excited to use the knowledge I’m gaining from this program to provide the best treatment for my patients.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

If I had to choose one thing to be my favourite about VCMT is that I love the collaboration that is encouraged here. I feel supported by classmates and teachers, and appreciate greatly the hands-on experience we get to practice with each other which is so vital to success as an RMT.

Vancouver, Canada

Alli Smithdorf

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Yoga teacher.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help people heal themselves.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The people!

Vancouver/Hong Kong

Geoffrey Lau

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I’ve been a veterinary receptionist for almost a decade.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

My biggest passion is helping people, and I really wanted to work with my hands.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

It’s a wonderful experience meeting like-minded people, and the in-depth curriculum. There’s so much to learn!

Chilliwack, Canada

Cylie Baier

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to Starting school I was working as a Rehab Assistant for injuries as well as Personal Training.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT to have the ability to work one on one with Clients helping them improve how they are feeling and set them up for success in all the activities they enjoy doing and being able to reach new goals without their physical limitations holding them back.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My Favourite thing about VCMT is the community. Both within my Cohort and others in different levels, everyone is always supportive and willing to give you a hand or just have fun hanging out.

Vancouver, Canada

Suji Kim

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to this program I have been working as a Pilates instructor.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Learning more Manual Therapy helps client and ICBC claims

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Very organized, Nice Location, Part time program

Vancouver, Canada

Esther Park

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was a registered nurse.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

 I would like to become an RMT because it provides me an opportunity to help and support people who are experiencing pain or suffering from injuries. Helping people has been my favourite part of being a nurse, I would like to continue to help and relieve people’s pain by being an RMT.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is that school culture is very warm and welcoming. Everyone supports each other to grow and learn.

Port Moody, Canada

Rebecca Varty

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated with my Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from UBC in 2020, and then worked the Canadian Rockies in the hospitality industry. Following my passion for the outdoors and working with people.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

From a young age, I have always been interested in working in a profession that focuses on health and the interpersonal relationships. Becoming an RMT is a great combination for these two passions and I look forward to being able to make a positive change in people’s lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VCMT is such a wonderful and knowledgeable institute, from the teachers, the classes, and the students. You can see that everyone wants you to succeed and provides the resources to do so.

North Vancouver, Canada

Dalyce Marr

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing Registered Massage Therapy I worked as an early childhood educator for 8 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always to work in a field where I can help to improve people’s quality of life. I feel that a career as an RMT will allow me to do that in a very direct way.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I like that VCMT creates a community environment in our cohorts. I’ve loved getting to meet people from all different career backgrounds and learning from them.

Hong Kong, China

Rosey Yip

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working in the traditional Chinese medicine field as a health care worker.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’m interested in helping people with therapeutic massage techniques to improve their quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The school encourages team work and hands on practice.

Vancouver, Canada

Lori Yoon

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the past 16 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to learn about the human body so I can help my dental colleagues improve body discomfort as a result of poor ergonomics.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I have met so many new friends!

Vancouver, Canada

Sarbnoor Kaur

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated from University of the Fraser Valley in 2020 and started a full time job at an Optometry.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help people heal and bring a positive change in their lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is my amazing cohort.

Vancouver, Canada

Maleen Olver

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was and still am a personal trainer!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be able to provide healthcare for my community and make a safe space for fellow queer and trans folks especially those recovering from top surgery.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The hands on learning and the instructor to student ratio! We get a lot of 1 on 1 time with instructors.

Winnipeg, Canada

Jonae Ablao

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I previously completed a diploma to be a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant. I work alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists in Emergency, ICU/HAU, and Internal Medicine, to promote, restore, maintain, and enhance patients level of functioning in the areas of mobility and day-to-day activities.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to utilize therapeutic massage as a modality to foster clarity by alleviating physical and emotional stress stored within our bodies to enhance overall wellness and contribute towards helping my community live life in ease.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I enjoy the empowering environment and challenge to grow each day.

Richmond, Canada

Menghui (Frankie) Wang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Menghui Wang (Frankie) being a Physiotherapist since 2010 , who completed his bachelor degree of Anatomy and Development at the University of Endinburgh and obtained his Master of Physiotherapy degree at Endinburgh University in Scotland, UK. Menghui Wang (Frankie) also obtained several special certification since 2012, such as Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Certification, Functional Movement Screen Lv1,Lv2,Lv3, Posture restoration (PRI), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), Active Release Techniques, Kinesio-Tape, Graston Technique manual therapy, Dynamic Movement system (DMS).

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Menghui Wang (Frankie) has a passion for living and promoting a healthy active lifestyle and believes that each patient has their own unique experiences that shape them, including their injuries. With this knowledge, he will design a treatment program that is specific to each patient utilizing a combination of manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription, and education. Menghui Wang (Frankie) has a special interest in treating shoulder related injuries such as sport or work-related overuse tendinopathy injuries. Menghui Wang (Frankie) will endeavor to get you back to moving, working, playing, and feeling your best.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The study environment was fantastic.

North Vancouver, Canada

Kevin Arkoncel

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was (and still am) a Registered Kinesiologist working with the general population to increase their overall health and fitness, as well as recover from injuries to get back to their normal.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Becoming an RMT is the perfect upgrade to my career because I’ll be able to combine both my knowledge and skills from Kinesiology into my future practice so I can further help people get out of pain and get them back to what they truly love doing! Whether it’s basketball, climbing, hockey, or just being able to play with your current/future grandchildren, I’ve got you!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the friendships that I’ve built so far and I know some of them will last beyond this program!

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Filip Cinco

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a kinesiologist/Strength and Conditioning Coach for about 8 years

Why do you want to be an RMT?

It was incredibly rewarding getting to understand and help people with their injuries during my time working as a kinesiologist. I look forward to continuing to do that as an RMT with a brand new set of tools!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

So far there’s been a great blend of both academic and hands-on training. Also the instructors and staff are amazing!

Vancouver/Abbotsford, Canada

Levi Loree

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working in the restaurant industry, the brewing industry, and working for UBC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I like working with my hands, working on my feet, and I genuinely like helping people.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite part about VCMT is the curriculum – the body is so fascinating! But also, the fellow students in my cohort, they help make school really fun.

Bogota, Colombia

Diego Eraso

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was attending the University of the Fraser Valley and taking a few courses in the Kinesiology Program. I was also coaching secondary aged students in sprinting.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I like to work with people and I think that massage has many positive impacts on people’s lives. I’ve also been interested in physical rehabilitation since I was a teenager being that I have been exposed to a lot of it throughout my life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the people of my cohort! We have been a great force and support for each other during high stake examinations. I also like that the school itself isn’t that big so getting around is quite easy. Finally I love the couches there because they are very comfortable after finishing an exam!

Vancouver, Canada

David Choa

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

In 2019, I graduated at BCIT college with a Diploma in Financial Planning. For the past 2 years from 2021-2023, I was working in UBC in the Financial Operations department.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted to be an RMT because in my years of playing sports, I know what it’s like to get injured and to seek help from a healthcare professional. My goal as an RMT is to be able to improve athletic performance and mobility, prevent injuries and relieve pain, stress and anxiety in a positive and relaxing environment.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT has been the friendly and positive community. We all come from different backgrounds yet we all have the same passion to help others in need.

Surrey, Canada

Jovi Ninalga

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Outside of my studies as a student massage therapist, I continue to work in a physiotherapy clinic as a kinesiologist.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Studying as an RMT I will learn the knowledge and manual skills necessary to improve tissue quality, function, and pain in those I work with. I have keen interest in working with athletes and individuals undergoing rehabilitation for chronic injuries.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The best thing about VCMT is that we are set up to succeed. Thoughtful instruction and ample practice make all the difference.

Vancouver, Canada

Tammy Irvine

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

A hybrid of Horticulture and Service industry, with a dabble of costume design and floristry.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’m endlessly impressed by the body’s ability to heal itself. I want to be able to help support and encourage that for others, as an RMT did for me.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Learning about all the human body can do, and all we as future RMT’s can do for others – and the lovely like-minded people you connect with!

Adelaide, Australia

Ally Henderson

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a Program Coordinator at a community bike shop and as a Volunteer Coordinator at a yoga studio.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

“I was primarily drawn to massage therapy because of its focus on holistic health and wellness. Rather than simply treating symptoms or illnesses, I love that massage therapy focuses on helping people to achieve optimal physical, emotional and mental health by promoting relaxation, reducing stress and tension, and enhancing the body’s natural healing processes towards vitality.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community surrounding VCMT is incredibly supportive of our growth. Everyone wants to see each other succeed and become the best therapists we can be.

Coquitlam, Canada

Jessica Mah

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to attending VCMT, I worked at a public institution doing scholarship administration.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always wanted a career where I could balance my own personal health and help others. Becoming an RMT would mean I can develop the skills necessary to do both.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I would say my favourite thing about VCMT are the people! There’s a real sense of community right from the start of the program.

Alberta, Canada

Samantha Darr-Desrosiers

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I got my diploma in Make-up, and I work as a Bartender/Suite Runner

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted a more natural way of helping people, and I grew up watching my mom treating people through massage therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My Cohort, everyone is so welcoming and caring. Makes everyday at school fun.

North Vancouver, Canada

Ehren Paterson

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Studying kinesiology at The University if British Columbia while also competing internationally on the women’s varsity rowing team.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Throughout my sporting career, myself and teammates have sustained various injuries. Being a patient and seeing the recovery of others made me greatly appreciate the role of massage therapists. This motivated me to do the same and have that positive impact on people’s lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The small community and classes allow for strong personal connections with your peers as well as instructors that all share a similar goal.

Vancouver, Canada

Eric Jung

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I had just completed my Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have a strong passion in human anatomy and movement, and I believe massage therapy is a means to apply that knowledge to a very fulfilling career.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite things about VCMT are the supportive instructors who guide students through gaining the knowledge of a massage therapy. The curriculum of the program is very immersive and ensures we become proficient in our hands-on skills.

Coquitlam, Canada

Zaid Kadri

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a medical office admin/cold laser therapist at Mackenzie Chiropractic.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I feel rewarded that my work help people improve physically, mentally and relieves of their pain.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

It has one and one conversation with the patient and hands on which according to me is really important. Secondly it relieves patient of their pain and also relaxes them.

Vancouver

Malcolm Giang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was doing my Undergraduate at SFU for Kinesiology

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I think it will be a very enjoyable and fulfilling job where I will get to help people for a living.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I like the people I get to meet at the school.

Amritsar, India

Puneet Bal

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Physiotherapy background. Worked in multidisciplinary wellness clinics in Canada as a Physiotherapist assistant.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Passion for helping people attain normal body function with hands on treatment. My personal first time experience as a massage therapy patient in Canada has been amazing and I want people to benefit from it the same way I did.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Unique and relaxed class environment. Helpful instructors giving effective feedback. Overall amazing staff.

Vancouver, Canada

Lian Lo

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to starting the program, I obtained a degree in Health Sciences and worked for Vancouver Coastal Health for the past 2 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I aspire to become an RMT as I strive to make a positive change in peoples’ lives. My goal is to provide a safe environment while contributing to the wellbeing of my clients through my ever-growing massage therapy techniques and skills.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I absolutely adore my classmates, instructors, and the sense of community that VCMT has provided. Everyone is always so supportive and willing to help!

Vancouver, Canada

Matthew Cheung

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

After attaining a degree in Natural resource Conservation at UBC, I worked in a variety of occupations including landscaping, trades and entrepreneurship. A career in massage therapy is the path I was striving to find as it connects manual skills, empathy and science.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I believe maintaining our body’s health is vital to live our lives to the fullest, and I want to help individuals achieve this through training, knowledge and effort in my practice.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite thing is the professional atmosphere in the classroom where instructors are passionate and more than willing to share experiences, tips and advice about massage therapy.

Burnaby, Canada

Liam Vu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior pursuing RMT, I have completed General Studies Program at Douglas College

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to help everyone to have a pain free lifestyle

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The staff, instructors and students

North Vancouver, Canada

Gerard Carrasco

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was pursuing my bachelors of kinesiology at UBC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I like learning about how the human body functions and its incredible ability to heal. Being a part of that healing process is my goal.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite part about VCMT is the support – there is an amazing support system at VCMT and they genuinely care about your learning.

Vancouver, Canada

Ayrelea Nimchuk

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Previously, I worked on my family’s small farm and enjoyed working outside in the sunshine.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always found the human body to be interesting and wanted to pursue studies that were related. Along with an interest in the human body, massaging my friends and family was something I always enjoyed which gave me the desire to pursue RMT as a career.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite thing about VCMT is probably the community and care the staff and students have for one another.

Beijing, China

Yuting Shao

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Registered Nurse in various departments and facilities.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I felt like this is my career and I should try something that I truly like before it’s too late.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The welcoming and supporting environment, and the wonderful teachers.

Mauritius

Sheetal Beeloo

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT. I was and still am working in the Aesthetics industry. Prior to that I graduated in Business Management in the UK and worked in Business Banking & Finance before making a career switch.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to gain the knowledge and help people.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Having the flexibility of having a part time course.

Vancouver, Canada

Michaela McDermott

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Taking Biology at KPU and working as a receptionist at a multidisciplinary clinic.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I love anatomy and I believe everyone should have access to informative health care. My goal is to help inspire people to become an advocate for their own bodies.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is how loving and supporting both the staff and students are. Everyone is so knowledgeable and are such unique characters.

Hong Kong

Wesley Lor

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in the Active Health and Rehabilitation concentration, with a certificate in Occupational Ergonomics at Simon Fraser University. I worked at a specialty shoe store as a Biomechanical Footwear Assessor, and a Student Kinesiologist at an occupational medical testing clinic.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

The path to living pain-free and achieving your physical goals can be very difficult, and it is very meaningful to me that I can help in any way to make that journey just a little bit easier to work towards!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The learning environment and definitely the students. Instructors and upper level students have been extremely welcoming, and the cohort that I am with has become some of my closest friends.

Maple Ridge, Canada

Angel Abroguena

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated high school from Johnston Heights in 2022. Then, I took some A&P courses at Langara to give me some background knowledge before pursuing RMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I find this profession to be very interesting and very rewarding. I love the fact that there’s a variety of health benefits to massage and how much healing and comfort it can bring to someone.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I’m not a very sociable person, but I love how quickly I made friends with my cohort. It’s only been one term and I already consider them family.

Richmond, Canada

Jessy Tang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was pursuing my career as a nurse and being the helping crutches of those who needed it most. I ensured everyone around me returned to their normal to be with their loved ones.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted to be an RMT to help others return to their normal, spend time with their loved ones, and be in the right place where they are needed most.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the school as a whole. The teachers and those around me create an unforgettable and welcoming experience.

Surrey, Canada

Jr Salvador

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before deciding on this program, I was on a personal quest, seeking a career where I could make a meaningful impact on people’s lives. I’ve always been drawn to health and wellness, and becoming an RMT felt like the perfect way to make a difference.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT because I’m passionate about helping people overcome challenges with their daily movements. It’s truly rewarding to offer relief and improve someone’s quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I really love how supportive and caring the teachers and staff at VCMT are. Plus, it’s awesome how everyone, including the students, is always ready to help out.

Vancouver, Canada

Jot Dhaliwal

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a sales manager for massage products.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have been seeing RMTs regularly for a decade to manage my pain. I want to help others deal with their pain and hopefully even help heal their pain so that no one has to suffer unnecessarily.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The instructors are so helpful and caring and the courses are so hands on and useful.

Vancouver, Canada

Calvin Pihoc

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I obtained my Kinesiology degree at UBC. Simultaneously, I was also working as a student athletic trainer for a private secondary school mainly with their hockey, basketball and rugby teams

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Helping individuals through their rehabilitation process and getting them to the level where they can functionally perform activities again that they enjoy pre-injury is what drives me to become an RMT

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I appreciate how the school fosters a collaborative learning atmosphere starting from our instructors who ensures that we are well-equipped for our future practice. I also like how every cohort tries to support one another

North Vancouver, Canada

Shayan Abedi

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was attending school for kinesiology, and exploring options for careers that I could be passionate about.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To learn more about helping people with chronic pain and injuries through the process of massage, and to expand my knowledge of the human body as it relates to massage therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is getting to interact with my classmates and learn from them, make friends, and to learn practical and theoretical skills/knowledge from experienced instructors who create a fun & safe learning environment.

Vancouver, Canada

Vanessa Wirth

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working in the commercial film industry for the past ten years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I think massage is an avenue to not only greater physical, but mental wellbeing. The benefits are starting to gain wider recognition within our society.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing is the environment that is created amongst the students, which is one of helping and supporting one another rather than competition.

Vancouver, Canada

Henry McKay

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was an International level springboard diver competing across the world.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love helping people. I found this in sport and now I want to help through Massage Therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The supportive community that’s built with your classmates and instructors.

Burnaby, Canada

Tommy Ng

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing a career as a Massage Therapist, I was completing a Bachelor of Kinesiology at UBC in the multidisciplinary science stream. I also tutored children in math and reading.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted a career where I could help others relieve pain and improve their overall quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite thing about VCMT is my cohort and classmates. They are all very supportive and fun to be around.

Surrey, Canada

Adam van Niekerk

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I spent the first half of my career trying to figure out what would bring me purpose in my career. I feel very grateful that I’ve finally discovered a career path that promotes personal growth and service to my community.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Assisting others in enhancing their physical and mental well-being serves as a continual source of encouragement for me to prioritize and cultivate my own health and wellness journey.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VCMT is unlike any other post secondary, because here everyone is helping you towards your goal. Your cohort is your second family

Yokohama, Japan

Shiori Mizoguchi

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I dedicated the last ten years to providing personal care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. In 2017, I took a transformative journey across Canada, fostering a deep connection with nature that led me to settle in beautiful British Columbia.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

The decision to become an RMT stems from witnessing the pervasive impact of chronic pain during my years as a care provider. Eager to make a more significant difference, I am committed to acquiring the proper education to enhance my skills and contribute meaningfully to others’ well-being.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

What sets VCMT apart for me is its incredible community. The support, lack of judgment, and camaraderie among my cohort, instructors, and administrative staff create an environment where I am proud to belong. VCMT is not just an educational institution, it’s a community that aligns with my values and aspirations.

North Vancouver, Canada

Nicholas Seaman

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a personal trainer, Fiber Optic technician, and a Bar Manager.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I really enjoy helping people improving their physical and mental health.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The professors are really impressive, and the culture is second to none.

Vancouver, Canada

Nico Yu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked 6 years in fashion.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To have a more direct impact on peoples wellbeing

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Human connection and the amazing support system

Vancouver, Canada

Abe Monte De Ramos

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working for the City of Vancouver coaching Group fitness classes and some Personal Training

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to work in the health care field and help people achieve and become the best version of themselves

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My cohort is awesome. An amazing bunch of individuals. Also the fruit the school provides, very nutritious and delicious.

Richmond, Canada

Romin Irani

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a doctor in India before pursuing RMT in Canada.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have been a part of the health-care profession for as long as I can remember. Becoming an RMT would enable me to contribute to people’s physical and mental well-being while having the potential for a flexible and rewarding career.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite thing about VCMT is that everyone is always friendly and helpful.

Shanghai, China

Joyce Gu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a 3D animation student before pursuing RMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

From seeing and experiencing the pain from activities that are necessary to one’s life, in order to help improve and ease it makes me choose RMT.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Giving a hand to others who need help and witness the journey of improvement

Vancouver, Canada

Erin Heather

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked in telecom, and lead learn to run clinics

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to do something that brings people comfort. I hope to help people improve their day to day lives and if they’re suffering, I hope to help them suffer less.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My classmates and the supportive dynamic that we have built together. Coming back to school to become and RMT was exciting, but doing it with this group of humans is making it an even more exceptional experience.

Vancouver, Canada

Sabrina Chong

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated from UBC with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and was pursuing a career in advertising for several years. Given the sedentary nature of office jobs, I turned to long-distance running and strength training as a means to stay active and get my steps in!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Massage therapy has profoundly improved my life by enhancing my gym and running performance, posture, sleep quality, and reducing stress levels after hectic days. I am driven to bringing these transformative effects to others.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Too many, the beautiful location, the amazing human beings that work here, and of course, my cohort!

Campbell River, Canada

Celine Dorsay

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

For the past 2 years I have been experiencing life in Whistler. I moved there to surround myself in nature and enjoy my passion for snowboarding.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always had a passion for health and fitness. I love being active in all types of ways whether that’s weightlifting, snowboarding, or playing sports. I want to be able to help heal others so that they too can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love how friendly and accepting everyone is. I feel so supported an encouraged in my learning and I can’t believe how much I have learned in such a short period of time.

Hong Kong

Joanne Ho

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a certified Esthetician in Hong Kong. Changed field to accounting and administration in order to take care of my family.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always found helping people restore body function through massage is tempting and that is what RMT is all about.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My cohort is the best! We support each other, we learn together and we grow together.

Iran

Sina Ghoddous

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I took a few years off school to find my passion and path in life. I worked different jobs and I loved jobs with human interactions. I also fell in love with weight lifting and improving physical health which brought me here to learn all about our bodies.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

There is no better feeling than feeling healthy physically. I want to make people achieve better physical health for a better mental health. I think that’s a huge achievement to help someone move and feel better.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Top instructors and high level students

Vancouver, Canada

Duncan McInnes

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have enjoyed 21 years in IT at a financial firm. RMT is an exciting next challenge in a career out from behind the desk!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Massage therapy has absolutely been the most beneficial and effective treatment for my own healthcare. And what I’ve loved most in my career has been working one-on-one with diverse people, solving problems together and making their day to day lives better. I can’t imagine a more meaningful, positive fit.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Our instructors are outstanding and accomplished, our cohorts filled with like-minded and driven individuals, and did you know there’s a Tacofino right downstairs? This is my happy place.

Vancouver, Canada

Jeremy Bariso

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursing RMT, I was in the Kinesiology Diploma Program at Langara.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Being an RMT allows me to help people in pain or improve performance or function in their everyday life, while also having the flexibility that this career offers.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The people at VCMT. Everyone here cares and wants you to become the best RMT.

New Westminster, Canada

Christoph Von Riedemann

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have spent the last 10 years of my life working, performing, creating and teaching dance. I have had the pleasure and opportunity of working with many different arts organizations, Arts Umbrella, Ballet B.C, Mascall Dance, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Dance Deck, Dusk Dances & Göteborg Operans in Sweden.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Working closely with my body as a physical instrument in dance, sparked a curiosity to understand more clearly how it functions. That is what brought me to begin studying at VCMT in September 2023.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Grateful for the students and faculty at VCMT for their efforts helping me to understand more about the incredible system we explore with

Vancouver, Canada

Celia Payne

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I studied massage therapy and began Naturopathic medicine studies in NZ before coming to Canada, where I have continued my interests by learning CranioSacral Therapy and practicing yoga.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love helping people through the modalities of manual therapy. If someone is complaining of an ache or pain – I am drawn to and hope I can help in a positive way.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the team spirit of support and enthusiasm at VCMT. Instructors are engaging and know each individual student by name.

South Surrey, Canada

Eric Lee

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated from SFU with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, Active Health & Rehabilitation Concentration. After that, I studied to get certified as a personal trainer through CSEP as I worked as a pharmacy assistant.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I always wanted to help people through physical rehabilitation but was disinclined to do it mainly through machines like a physiotherapist, cracking bones like a chiropractor, or using needles like an acupuncturist. I always loved to use my hands, so being an RMT is pretty much a dream job for me!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love how close-knit we become with members of our cohort as well as those from other cohorts! The fact that there don’t seem to be any barriers between anyone makes being a student at VCMT very comforting.

Langley, Canada

Brandon MacKenney

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was previously and currently working as a Sign Shop Technician, and for the most of my work experience I was also a Personal Trainer and a Martial Arts Instructor

Why do you want to be an RMT?

The idea of becoming an RMT came up while I was studying kinesiology courses at UFV. I hope to make a positive impact other people in my community as my RMT made a positive difference in my life!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing has become my cohort, they are a great bunch of people and walking through this program with them has been a unique challenge and a rewarding experience.

Coquitlam, Canada

Emilly Yang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I finished a Bachelors program at UBC in Food, Nutrition, and Health with a major in Nutritional Sciences.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to incorporate therapy and relaxation in order to provide a significant improvement to my patient’s quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The instructors care about students’ success and are always willing to help if asked.

Vancouver, Canada

Timea Gaiser

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working in the service industry and lived in several countries before arriving in Vancouver. After raising my family here I’m excited to start my career as an RMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I was always fascinated how our mental and physical health is connected, and I see massage therapy as a bridge healing the whole human being. I’m very interested in working towards helping people get better in both aspects and build a practice treating physical pain and alleviating stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the community of caring people, both instructors, administration and students! I see them bringing their best to school and try to give back and support each other, which I’m happy to be a part of.

Calgary, Canada

Michela Biffert

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a Construction Project Manager

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wish to become an RMT so that I can support clients with tuning into their bodies signs and symptoms, understanding their baseline, setting goals, and together creating a road map to feeling their most optimal.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love that each cohort of students as well as all the instructors truly look out for one another. I feel supported, as though I have a whole new community cheering me on to succeed.

Vancouver, Canada

Gezelle Pacturayan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing RMT, I graduated from Capilano University with a Diploma in Business Administration as well as a Medical Office Assistant Certificate. I also worked as an administrator for over 10 years in medical offices, car dealerships, a fitness studio, and most recently as executive assistant at a development company.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT so that I can continue to pursue my love of helping people, but through manual therapy. I look forward to improving the physical and emotional well being of others.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the supportive community of students and instructors. They’re all so wonderful and helpful!

Winnipeg, Canada

Jalissa Veren

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

For the past few years I have been and still work in rock climbing gyms as one of the head routesetters which challenges me physically and creatively.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As an avid mountain biker, rock climber and skier, health and fitness is a major part of my life and helping others restore and maintain mind and body equilibrium is my main goal. I enjoy working with others one on one and am excited to start and grow throughout my journey in the health professions field.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Learning from knowledgeable and empathetic instructors as well as continually being challenged has been my favourite parts about attending VCMT.

Vancouver, Canada

Slava Batashov

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working in the MEC in snow sports, guiding and organizing adventure tours.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Massage Therapy brings well-being to people, helps them to be healthier and happier. And the profession gets more and more demanded.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I like the way the studying process is built. I like the atmosphere of learning and teamwork towards a successful future.

Surrey, Canada

Jagraj Atwal

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was completing a bachelors of kinesiology and registering with the associated regulating body.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To be able to help others effectively by using my new knowledge and treatment techniques.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

How everyone is open, welcoming, and always willing to help. Also, the sense of comfort allows you to make close relationships with the others that go beyond just academics.

Vancouver, Canada

Nathan Clarke

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a full time Barista at Cafe Amarti.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have a genuine love for people and want to be able to help those in need.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The culture. Everyone is so quick to be there for one another.

Kelowna, Canada

Madison Roberts

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I used to work as a stewardess on super yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As an avid snowboarder, climber, and mountaineer, I have experienced a range of injuries that lead me to the magic of RMTs. After seeing first hand what they can do and realized my passion for understanding the human body, I realized being an RMT would allow me grow my passion and curiosity in order to give back to the community.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The program is filled with hand on experience allowing us to grow our skills and apply our knowledge in real world experiences. In a short time, we learn so much and can put it right into action.

Brunei

Amaluddin Janif

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Health and Wellness Coach | Personal Trainer

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to have more tools, knowledge and add more values for the people who needs help with their health and wellbeing.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the structure they have in place for the students to thrive. I love my cohort!

Vancouver, Canada

Joanna Tu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before attending VCMT, I completed Bachelor of Kinesiology and Master of Kinesiology degrees at UBC. I also pursued research in pain, neurophysiology, and women’s health.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I aspire to be able to use my knowledge of kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology to help people feel some relief from their pain. Being able to support people in their health journeys will be very rewarding and fulfilling.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing is definitely the sense of community around other students, both in my cohort and across other cohorts, to be there for each other. The instructors are also always available and happy to support our learning.

Chandigarh, India

Namya Prakash

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before embarking on my RMT course, I held the position of an office manager within a Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic. This also granted me invaluable insight into different facets of healthcare professionals of which RMT intrigued me the most.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

The path to becoming an RMT resonates with my innate purpose of making a significant difference in people’s lives, as I strive to alleviate their pain and discomfort. The deeply satisfying gratification of witnessing individuals regain their health and build greater control over their physical well-being serves as a constant source of motivation.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The highlight of VCMT is the close-knit community I share with my cohort, along with the strong sense of encouragement and fellowship cultivated by both the students and faculty.

Richmond, Canada

Samuel Cabuay

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a student at Langara for nursing school, was working as a barista, played a lot of basketball and continue to do so.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I decided to drop out of nursing school so that I could pursue a career where I get to give my full attention to a patient. The pace of the work itself allows me to focus on giving the best care I could, one patient at a time.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the cohesiveness of my cohort. Working towards the same goal and going through the same challenges and celebrating when we overcome them is what brings us together.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Giovanna Stefanuto

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I completed a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

The ability to provide care and healing with my bare hands, powered by an in-depth understanding of the microscopic and gross physiology of the body, has been a lifelong goal of mine!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The empowering community that exists within the school with the staff, instructors, and students!

Vancouver, Canada

Genie Cheung

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I am a pharmacist. I am still currently practising while in school, with a focus on addictions medicine.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love learning about anatomy. I’ve also always been interested in massage and physical forms of therapy in relation to the treatment of pain.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My classmates are truly the best, and I the enthusiasm of my peers to learn about massage therapy is infectious.

Burnaby, Canada

Mardy Colasimone

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a strength and conditioning coach as well as a personal trainer working with both athletes and the general public.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have been an athlete my whole life and have appreciated the many therapists during my time. I have felt my best when connected with my body and my goal is to try and help everyone else feel that way through the practise of massage therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the continuous support from the students both within my cohort and the other cohorts. The teachers are very passionate which makes learning fun!

Vancouver, Canada

Zoe Mydansky

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working at a law firm downtown working in the billing department.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As an athlete I believe that relaxation and recovery are important aspects of a well rounded approach to health and wellness. I want a career where I can provide a pain free and stress free environment.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The sense of community, and everyone’s willingness to help each other out

Japan

Katsuno Rose

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a marketer in an e-commerce company in Japan, looking at my PC all day. I moved to Canada in the end of 2021.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I am interested in health care, the curriculum, and helping people. When I moved here and thought about changing my career, I wanted to be beneficial to the society.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I like people here. Everyone, the instructors, staff and students are super nice.

Vancouver, Canada

Tyrina Vo

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was and still am an esthetician and an administrative assistant at a multidisciplinary clinic.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT because I am passionate about helping others achieve better physical well-being and overall quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is my cohort and the instructors.

Port Moody, Canada

Jason Liang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was studying Kinesiology at SFU

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love the idea of helping people

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Everyone is always so kind and willing to help each other out

Vancouver, Canada

Naomi Joy Gallagher

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a movement instructor for 15 years, teaching pilates, yoga, and personal training. I have a dance and theatre background and have always been fascinated by the physical body.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

My long-time passion for health and wellness lead me to become a future RMT. I want to create a warm and safe space where people can get out of their heads, relax and let go of stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love learning about anatomy and dedicating each day to furthering my knowledge of the intricacies of the human body. I also really love how supportive and fun my classmates are!

Langley, Canada

Tasha Willing

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and competed as an NCAA athlete in the USA. My background is in strength-based sports and am currently an Olympic Weightlifter on a National Level.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve spent years in school and life learning the human body and all it is capable of. I want to be a part of helping others understand how their body can feel it’s best. Setbacks/Injuries are an opportunity to grow stronger with the right support.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The sense of community created within the program. I’ve seen so much encouragement for passion and curiosity and shared knowledge.

North Vancouver, Canada

Kayeon Lee

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

This is my 4th career as I’ve worked in architecture at Diamond Schmitt Architects, owned a restaurant in Toronto, and then a manager at Earnest Ice Cream before deciding to attend VCMT!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have seen first hand what massage can do to help heal those with injuries or systemic ailments, as I grew up massaging my mom who had a stroke. It has been rewarding seeing improvement in mobility, managing pain, and most importantly, helping them with sleep and I decided to pursue becoming an RMT to support the community by helping people get back to being themselves.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I have enjoyed the tight knit cohort with whom I have bonded with very quickly, as everyone helps each other in learning the complicated network of the human body. The teachers have also been very patient and dedicated in helping us grasp the concepts and the language as we learn all of our muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones to name just a few of the vast breadth of material we have learned so far.

Abbotsford, Canada

Ella Coesel

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before VCMT I was working towards my Bachelors of Kinesiology at UFV. I’ve worked as a ski and mountain biking instructor, and have participated in research studies aimed at using physical activity to help improve emotional regulation.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I am thrilled about the unique opportunities that massage therapy offers. I believe massage serves as the bridge between physical and mental health care, and the ability to impact both builds a genuine sense of pride within me. To me, a successful RMT practice involves creating a therapeutic space built on trust and acceptance, offering a chance to release both physical tension and cultivate a dedicated environment for reflection and focus.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the location! Being in Vancouver and experiencing a walkable city is incredibly refreshing and I love spending my lunches walking the seawall and going for runs with my classmates. I also enjoy the longer commute from Abbotsford as the train provides the perfect isolated study space to reflect on that day’s material.

Calgary , Canada

Colleen Cassidy

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT I taught dance classes to people of all ages, and I am still teaching weekly dance classes to adults. 🙂

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I chose to pursue a career as a massage therapist because I want to help people continue to enjoy their favourite activities for as possible.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the people; it’s a very warm and welcoming environment.

Vancouver, Canada

Kezia Rosen

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT I was a barista, a bartender, a vintage picker, a dance teacher and much more!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I care about people. I know that massage is an effective and practical way to support people through relaxation, relieving pain and helping expand mobility.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the very dedicated and encouraging students and staff!

North Vancouver, Canada

Mandy Scutti

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I’ve spent the last 7 years working at a vitamin & health food store helping people feel good from the inside out.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Helping people feel good has always been a passion of mine and now what better way than to switch it up and help them feel good from the outside in!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Man, the teachers are just the best! They are so supportive and encouraging and really create an environment for you to grow and feel like you can excel and do your best.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ka Roi Ngo

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was at UBC completing my Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Growing up around lots of sports I’ve always been drawn to physical injuries, specifically how to speed up the recovery process. Being an RMT will hopefully allow me to help others in their recovery process.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Everyone here is very supportive, passionate and knowledgeable which helps keep me motivated.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Roberto Pereira Leite Junior

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked for 5 years at Flyover Canada as Guest Experience Supervisor and 1 year as a Bank Teller.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I really like to help people and becoming an RMT I will be able to improve their health and wellbeing. I am so excited to get more experience and be ready to assist everyone that comes to me with the best of my abilities.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the team work spirit from my cohort. It helps me absorbing the knowledge.

Abbotsford, Canada

Soren Wagner

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Sous Chef

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Bringing people much needed relief from tension and stress is a rewarding feeling and life goal. To do this professionally is a privilege I don’t take for granted!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My classmates and the instructors. Passion is not wanting at the collage.

Vancouver, Canada

Ricky Yang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I completed my Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, laying the foundation for my journey into massage therapy.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I aspire to be an RMT as I can combine my passion for health and wellness to contribute to people’s overall health through personalized care. I hope to be able to fully support individuals who are seeking improved physical and mental well-being.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the exceptional instructors who provide in-depth knowledge about the human body while creating a fun and interactive environment to learn in.

Mission, Canada

Brittany Sidhu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have been working as a lifeguard and swim instructor, I was also studying Sociology and History at UFV!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always loved to help others, and I enjoy the holistic way RMT allows for that to be done! As well as being a very rewarding career centered on aiding others in achieving optimal health and healing through therapeutic touch. I also love the flexible lifestyle of being an RMT!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The friendships I have made in my cohort and how welcoming the community is.

Saskatoon, Canada

Samantha Ingram

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a paramedic

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because it allows me to pursue my passion for healing people, while still feeding my thirst to continue learning, and problem solving.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My Favourite thing about VCMT is the people, my runner up would be the intensity of this course. I love a good challenge.

Port Coquitlam, BC

Camille Llanes

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I am a health care worker before pursuing RMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT to help other people. I think its a rewarding part of being a massage therapist; helping them in pain or stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the camaraderie. Vcmt is not just a school but a community.

Surrey, Canada

Liam Bayne

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before attending VCMT, I completed a Kinesiology degree at the University of the Fraser Valley. During this time I also worked as a Recreation Worker, leading and facilitating various programs for children and youth.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Having seen the impact RMT can have on peoples health and wellbeing, I would love the opportunity to provide this level of care for patients of my own. Additionally, this career path complements my passion for health and physical activity.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I really enjoy the welcoming, community feel of VCMT. I also appreciate that we are able to take what we are learning and put it into practice.