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Discover Our Intermediate Students

Our intermediate students are starting to build their patient base. Many patients rebook with students as they progress through the program. Click on a student to book with them, or go to our booking page to choose from all our students, including the intermediate and advanced students.

Winnipeg

David Verwey

Vancouver

Carlos Chang

Vancouver

Carla Van Buekenhout

Vancouver

Leah Duffield

Vancouver

Victor Gao

Vancouver

Ryan Goes

Burnaby

Brynn Abbott

Toyama, Japan

Masa Egami

Chilliwack

Matthew Valliere

Southend-On-Sea, England

Leah Baker

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pannipa Kuanprasert

Vancouver

Jessica Smith

Langley

Brittany Zimmermann

Vancouver

Kayla Fearnley

Nanaimo

Jackson James

Maple Ridge

Brittan Jensen

Vancouver

Melanie Bishop

Vancouver

Robyn Fashler

Vancouver

Mantana Singthonghorm

Vancouver

Chris Hsieh

China

Yi Yun (Karina) Shi

Burnaby

Jerry Ju

Indonesia

Erwin Yonathan

Calgary, Alberta

Nikole Kurtz

Vancouver

Alex Chan

Taiwan

McKayla Tsao

Philippines

Greavinci Trongco

Vancouver

Erika Clou

Montreal

Laura Bechard-Evans

Romania

Roxana Manolescu

Burnaby

Herman Chu

Burnaby

Alissa Vicente

San Carlos, Philippines

Rowena Resuello

Vancouver

Adam Xiao

Port Moody

Caroline Vermette

Surrey

Cyril Canaria

Langley

Janie Bergquist

Burnaby

Aeri Kim

Vancouver

Michael Nelson

Winnipeg

Chelsea Middleditch

Vancouver

James Wight

Squamish

Clair Fromme

Perth, Western Australia

Sarah Campion

Lower Mainland

Karissa Rowe

Maple Ridge

Jessie Kielan

Vancouver

Kenneth Sun

Winnipeg, MB

Christine Bersabe

Vancouver

Anya Kuling

Vancouver

Monica Choy

West Kootenay

Carli Planeta

Vancouver

Nichelle Au

Burnaby

Paul Binette

Waterford City, Ireland

David Twomey

Vancouver

Jeffrey Wu

New Westminster

Heather Stephens

Vancouver

May Guan

Vancouver

Vincent Tang

Vancouver

Joey Jung

Vancouver

Alison Webb

Burnaby

Jared Quon

Main Land of China

Debbie (Xian) Lou

Sofia, Bulgaria

Iveta Avramova

Vancouver

Stephanie Hunt

Smithers, BC

Haley Witala

Burnaby

Priya Sharma

Winnipeg

Corey Chan

Vancouver

Sophie Brown

Brisbane, Australia

Dane Lawrence

Tsawwassen

Brooke Elphick

Burnaby

Eric Mok

Lower Mainland

Blake Nargang

Vancouver

Jacob Cho

Regina, SK

Erica Morsky

Aksay, Kazakhstan

Viktoriya Mazyavina

Burnaby

Rita Lin

British Columbia

Deja Sheridan

Vancouver

Marie Herman

Surrey

Maria Nguyen

Vancouver

Kelly Lim

Vancouver

Simon Zhao

Lower Mainland

Baha Poureslami

Brazil

Tatiana Machado

Santa Fe

Nicole Preswick

Yellowknife, NWT

Lucas Othmer

Richmond

Karen Wang

Lower Mainland

Amy Jensen

Vancouver

Igor Bugarinovic

Richmond

Kate Balen

Lower Mainland

Lauren Wong

Toronto

Glenn McGarroch

Maple Ridge

Jaden Shanley

Parksville

Maria Strasky

Edmonton

Enoch Lam

Delta

Mavio Wiebe

Richmond

Menghui (Frankie) Wang

Regina

Jeannine Yuen

Lacombe, Alberta

Josie Mcmillen

Vancouver

Ashley Perron

Winnipeg

Christie Klyne

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Winnipeg

David Verwey

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

A graduate from the University of Manitoba and UBC, I have spent the last 25+ years working in the construction, design and real estate industries in both the residential and commercial sectors. I am also a certified Reiki Master and have enjoyed working with people on a deeper, more personal level.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Becoming an RMT has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I had an opportunity to pivot my career path and follow my dreams, and I couldn’t let that pass me by. I’m SO grateful that I took that leap of faith as one area that tends to unite all of us at some point in our chaotic lives is stress, pain and bodily dysfunction. If I can assist in managing any part of that, well…I can’t think of anything more rewarding and fulfilling as a career!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Learning about the human body has been a fascinating adventure – the more I learn, the more I WANT to learn! And on top of that, I have found a new adopted family of classmates at VCMT that that been incredibly supportive, and have made this adventure more fun than I ever could have anticipated.

Vancouver

Carlos Chang

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Vancouver

Carla Van Buekenhout

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated with a B.Kin from UBC and took extra courses in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Since I was a kid I have always had a desire to help people, especially in regards to health. I want to help facilitate healing for people who are on their journey to achieving their optimal level of health and wellbeing.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community at VCMT is amazing. I love going into school every day and constantly having amazing interactions with students in all levels and teachers.

Vancouver

Leah Duffield

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I graduated from the Hospitality Management program at VCC, spending the last 10 years in the hospitality industry. I have also been active in running, completing many half marathons.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always loved helping people and want a career where I can help people heal from their pain and stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I’ve enjoyed being able to connect with my classmates and the community that VCMT has.

Vancouver

Victor Gao

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I had just finished my degree in Kinesiology!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always loved the rehabilitative sciences because of how drastically it can change the quality of life for people. Becoming a RMT would be the perfect facet of the field because I also enjoy doing physical work!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The people, who are all super friendly, and come with such diverse backgrounds.

Vancouver

Ryan Goes

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing a career as a massage therapist, I was working in the wonderful world of architecture.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted to become a massage therapist because I enjoy working closely with other to achieve their goals with a focus on health and relaxation.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT are the people!

Burnaby

Brynn Abbott

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before this I was working in Acute care as a Rehabilitation Assistant carrying out Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy treatment plans and running exercise groups

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’m excited to be my own practitoner and create treatment plans for my patients.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the practical components of classes.

Toyama, Japan

Masa Egami

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to joining this program, I had been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. I enjoyed working at a hotel welcoming the guests from all over the world.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As an avid soccer player and sports enthusiast, I have developed a keen interest in the human body from being injured countless times. Experience with injury rehabilitation inspired me to pursue a rewarding career which will allow me to assist people to maintain and improve their quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I find that everyone at the school including administration, instructors, senior students, and my classmates are extremely helpful and supportive. I feel fortunate that I get to share my struggles and accomplishments with an amazing group of people.

Chilliwack

Matthew Valliere

Where are you from?

I am from Chilliwack.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT because i enjoy helping people and enjoy working with my hands.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is that you get to receive massages while in class.

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Southend-On-Sea, England

Leah Baker

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated with a degree in American History and Literature, but once I moved to Canada, I worked as a manager for an independent toy store. I also took any opportunity to travel and most recently spent a year working and travelling around Australia.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I really love working with people and wanted to do it in a more meaningful way. I feel that becoming a RMT will allow me to help people feel better not just with big issues but also some of the smaller everyday aches and pains we so commonly live with.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My relationship my cohort has with each other, and the sense of community within VCMT. I also really enjoy the varied learning environments that different instructors bring to different subjects.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pannipa Kuanprasert

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a body worker, and a banquet server as a part-time.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Massage therapy is my passion. I would like to share my abilities and knowledge to people who need me.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I enjoy the classes and the cohort. I like surrounding by people who have the same interests and passions.

Vancouver

Jessica Smith

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have a degree in Midwifery as well as a degree in Women’s Studies. I practiced as a midwife for a brief time in BC and I’m passionate about women’s health.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love working with the public and improving health outcomes as well as promoting relaxation for folks seeking RMT care. The way that each treatment is personalized and is unique to each client provides a wonderful opportunity to be ever-learning and growing my practice.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The friendships and support from amongst my cohort and across cohorts.

Langley

Brittany Zimmermann

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT I was on maternity leave with my second daughter. Prior to that I was working at Skechers as a store Manager and had been working in retail for close to ten years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I was inspired by my experience with RMT during pre and post natal treatments which really helped me during my pregnancies. I want to be able to help other people in the same way.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The small class sizes that allow for more interaction with class mates and instructors during lectures.

Vancouver

Kayla Fearnley

Where are you from?

I’m from Vancouver.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I’m passionate about helping people and I find the human body very complex and Interesting to study. Additionally I chose RMT because your forever learning. I to see a unique individual everyday.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the support from not only teachers but students. Everyone at the schools so passionate about helping each other succeed and it’s very comforting.

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Nanaimo

Jackson James

Where are you from?

Originally I’m from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be able to help people directly with their problems, while also being able to have some flexibility with my schedule to have a good work/life balance!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

So far it’s been the classmates in my cohort. It’s nice to have such a strong group of students to go through the program with.

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Maple Ridge

Brittan Jensen

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I began post-secondary education for Psychiatric Nursing, while spending the rest of time working at dog daycares and boarding for the past few years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love learning about the human anatomy. I chose a path that allows me to use that passion to take better care of myself as well as help others improve and prioritize their own well being.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite thing about VCMT is being able to meet varieties of people and enjoy exploring downtown Vancouver with them.

Vancouver

Melanie Bishop

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2016 and for the past five years have been practising as a bodyworker at the Willow Stream Spa in the Fairmont Pacific Rim. I have also worked as a birth doula and am passionate about health care and helping the community through my work.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I am excited to further my knowledge and skills through the RMT program.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the amazing community of students and instructors coming from all different backgrounds offering so much knowledge and unique perspectives.

Vancouver

Robyn Fashler

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing massage therapy, I was working in office furniture sales. I am grateful for my experience in this industry as it introduced me to ergonomics which was a stepping stone on my way to massage therapy.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I am passionate about wellness, embodiment, and healthy movement. I am eager to be in a profession where I can help others to explore, experience, and expand on these topics in their own bodies.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Full immersion of the program and teachers from various healthcare professions.

Vancouver

Mantana Singthonghorm

Where are you from?

Bangkok, Thailand.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I used to get massages all the time and it always makes me feel better. I want to pass this on to other people and help them as well.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Everything! It’s very intensive, but I like all my teachers and classmates! I truly feel every day I progress a little bit more towards my goals.

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Vancouver

Chris Hsieh

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China

Yi Yun (Karina) Shi

Where are you from?

I was born in China. I immigrated to Canada when I was teenage.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Massage can help people with pain. I enjoy helping others.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love VCMT because it provides friendly environment and the program prepares students to become excellent RMTs.

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Burnaby

Jerry Ju

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Work as a health care assistant.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to make a difference in life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Professionalism and great cohorts.

Indonesia

Erwin Yonathan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I studied business management and was working in accounting/finance field.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’m interested in human body and how to help people with their pain.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I have an amazing and supportive cohort in VCMT. Instructors and staff are also very helpful and supportive.

Calgary, Alberta

Nikole Kurtz

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was teaching cardio kickboxing, which I still teach on the side part time. I also tried working in construction and began operating self-erect and tower cranes.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be part of helping people regain their best quality of life. All walks of life and all people deserve to feel their best, being an RMT is a great way to help people achieve that.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT are the people. The group of people I get to learn and grow with everyday have a passion and care for others that is hard to match.

Vancouver

Alex Chan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Professionally I was an optician. Personally a backyard mechanic and hobby sports enthusiast.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be able to help people without being in the retail sector, as well as moving into a more stable career.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love the classes, there very interesting and quite fun as well. Also I like my cohort quite a bit.

Taiwan

McKayla Tsao

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked in the hospitality industry and things changed after Covid hit. I realized I need to step out my comfort zone and grow, and acquire some profession that can make my future brighter.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Currently I work at an RMT clinic as a receptionist, seeing clients come in with pain and leave with smile makes me want to help people like my coworkers do. It is the turning point for me to purse this career.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Whenever I have questions, everyone is nice and willing to help without hesitation. I am grateful I can be part of the VCMTer to purse the same goal.

Philippines

Greavinci Trongco

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a licensed Physical Therapist in the Philippines before moving to Canada.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT because I want to pursue my goal and dream of helping people in managing their pain, maintaining a balanced lifestyle and improving their performance through effective massage techniques, general conditioning exercises and wholistic approach to therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

What I like most about VCMT is their comprehensive and effective training program to help students become an excellent RMT in thr future.

Vancouver

Erika Clou

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing a career in Massage Therapy I was studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC and working at the front desk of a multidisciplinary health clinic.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I want to help people feel more comfortable in their own bodies.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the ability to learn from a diverse group of experienced practitioners.

Montreal

Laura Bechard-Evans

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have a master’s degree in psychiatric research from McGill University. I have spent the majority of my career behind a computer without the opportunity to connect with people. When I am not studying, I am in the mountains on my bike, skiing the slopes of Whislter, alpine touring, hiking or doing yoga.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be able to help people that experience stress/anxiety to relax and unwind in my presence during our therapy sessions. I am also very interested in working with athletic individuals who have experienced injuries such as concussions, fractures, sprains/strains, etc.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love my classmates and the community of VCMT. Everyone is there to support each other to learn and succeed.

Romania

Roxana Manolescu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before starting the massage therapy program I worked in the corporate world and I had the opportunity to travel extensively. I believe that movement is important for a healthy body and mind, and I have a regular Pilates practice.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Having experienced different injuries over the years, I believe in the importance of manual therapy for the recovery and maintenance of an active body. As a massage student and future RMT I am honored to be a part of my clients’ health journey.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The school promotes an inclusive, challenging and fun learning by environment.

Burnaby

Herman Chu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated with a degree in nutritional sciences at UBC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

My past injuries from basketball and weightlifting inspired me to help other through the rehabilitation process.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite things about VCMT are the instructors and students.

Burnaby

Alissa Vicente

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Running a Personal Training business called Kinetic Focus and working as a bodyworker doing Fascial Stretch Therapy.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT so I can help individuals learn how to move and be active without pain and to help each client better understand their body in regards to injury prevention, improving range of motion and regulating their nervous system.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The community here is so helpful and positive. I always have a fun and feel supported by my classmates and by the staff members.

San Carlos, Philippines

Rowena Resuello

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I worked as a Registered Pharmacy Technician with Interior Health and a small community pharmacy. I also took a course in Medical Office Assistant (MOA) and worked at a walk-in clinic in New Westminster, BC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always wanted a career in health care. Being an RMT where I am able to make a difference and be part of people’s journey and injury rehabilitation and it is rewarding to see their healing process. Being able to make a positive impact on someone’s quality of life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I enjoy listening and learning from our instructors, especially when sharing their knowledge and experience. I like the readiness to help I get from the staff and students and how the students support and help fellow students. I like the diverse environment and backgrounds of students and staff.

Vancouver

Adam Xiao

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing RMT, I took a variety of science courses in university and I found human anatomy and physiology interested me the most.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Being a RMT will be a stimulating and exciting career because every person I meet will be a unique individual. I would love to learn about you and come up with a plan that is tailored just for you.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I enjoy the lectures from experienced and knowledgeable instructors at VCMT, also the admin group. The admin group possesses a growth mentality because they always listen and adapt to student’s needs.

Port Moody

Caroline Vermette

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a screening officer at YVR.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because it’s a meaningful career.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My classmates. We started out as strangers, and now we are family.

Surrey

Cyril Canaria

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before I decided to pursue RMT, I was a full time personal trainer. Currently, I switched to being a part time personal trainer while doing the part time program at VCMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Being a personal trainer during COVID in BC was not the best experience. As a result, I asked myself what can I do that would help me grow in the same field that I might really enjoy doing? After talking to some friends and doing research RMT felt like the right answer. I had a choice between going into policing since I majored in Criminology or pursuing RMT and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The dynamic between this school and my experience with University is that the teachers actually care and want you to succeed. Every course being offered makes sense and I would use what I’m learning in real life. I also really like the fact that we have cohorts so we can get along with our classmates rather than a room of 300+ students that never interact with one another.

Langley

Janie Bergquist

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing RMT school, I was working as a Special Education Assistant for the Langley School District. Outside of work, I spend my time with my two daughters, Camila and Talyia.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I decided to become an RMT because of my desire and passion to help others improve their emotional and physical health.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favorite thing about VCMT is the learning environment. All of the staff and students are supportive, friendly, and make the entire process fun and enjoyable.

Burnaby

Aeri Kim

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have a degree in international trading. I had a career as a sales assistant and also worked as an early childhood educator.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always been very interested and fascinated by how the human body functions. I want to be able to help people address their pain, injuries, limited range of motion, and all of the benefits of massage therapy. Because of weightlifting, I learned how RMTs can be very helpful and beneficial.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is how helpful the instructors and students from all levels are. You’d really feel like everyone wants you to succeed.

Vancouver

Michael Nelson

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working as a Community Support Worker.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I like helping people and working with my hands.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The teachers are engaging.

Winnipeg

Chelsea Middleditch

Where are you from?

Originally from Winnipeg, MB but grew up in Langley, BC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I believe that therapeutic touch can be very healing.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is when they do hot dog days.

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Vancouver

James Wight

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before starting my journey at VCMT, I worked in customer service for 11 years. I have explored education in Holistic Nutrition and enjoy learning about health and wellness in all forms.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to have a career with a foundation in helping others. By being an RMT, I hope every day feels equally rewarding, and I can make a positive change in my patients and those around me.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VMCT provides the tools and environment to grow and thrive, and I feel nurtured by every staff faculty member. VCMT feels like a complete life path change, a welcome one.

Squamish

Clair Fromme

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked in visual marketing for a year (store front displays and designs). I studied Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to feel engaged in my career with a variety of challenges and opportunities for learning. As well as I hope to leave a positive impact on peoples lives, and healing careers are a meaningful way to do so!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My cohort is amazing, it feels like a group of long time friends even though its only been a few months. We are very supportive and inclusive with one another.

Perth, Western Australia

Sarah Campion

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a Professional Tennis Coach in Australia while I gained my Bachelor of Preventive Health and Personal Training certification. Since moving to Canada 3 years ago I fell in love with the mountain lifestyle, specifically in Whistler. I gained my CASI level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification and worked in the hospitality and childcare industries.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always been passionate about preventive health, fitness and community development, however, I had not yet discovered my specific career path to follow. I am thrilled to have finally found my passion in Massage Therapy and I am beyond excited to support the wider community in there physical and/or mental health journeys.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

For me the VCMT community feels like home! From day one the students, instructors and administration have offered me immense support towards my journey in becoming an RMT. I have also greatly valued extending my knowledge in such a rewarding learning environment and I can’t wait to share this with you!

Lower Mainland

Karissa Rowe

Where are you from?

Lower Mainland.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have benefited from the work of talented RMTs addressing various issues and injuries over the years. I want to be able to offer similar help and healing as an RMT one day.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love studying a topic that makes me use my brain in a whole new way. Thinking through how the body moves and which muscles might be causing a certain action, response, or pain has been both a “stretch” and an adventure!

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Maple Ridge

Jessie Kielan

Where are you from?

Maple Ridge, B.C.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love the human body and how unique everybody’s story is. I want to be a part of peoples recovery and help them understand their body in more depth.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I’ve met an amazing group of people and instructors, everyone is very welcoming and supportive of each other.

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Vancouver

Kenneth Sun

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated with a degree in Cognitive Systems at UBC earlier this year. During this time, I discovered yoga which I found to be a beautiful complement to a meditation practice in gaining awareness of my body.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I believe everyone carries a lifetime of experiences stored within the body, which may present itself as tension, pain or dysfunction. I am fascinated with the body’s natural ability to heal and want to help others find empowerment in their bodies through massage therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the wide diversity of people with various backgrounds. I also love that VCMT is minutes away from coal harbour with the beautiful mountain ranges in the back.

Winnipeg, MB

Christine Bersabe

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing my education as an RMT, I graduated from Capilano University with an Arts & Entertainment Management Diploma. I have spent the past 10 years working in the Events Production & Live Entertainment Industry. I decided to go back to school to take on a new, and purposeful career that supports balance and wellness. Outside of my studies, you can find me camping by a lake, on a mountain hiking a new trail, paddle-boarding by the beach, or hitting pads at my muay thai gym! I’m a firm believer that exercise plays a key role in supporting my physical, emotional and mental strength.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

We all come from all different walks of life with different goals, outlooks, and experiences. If it is one thing we all share in common is wanting to better ourselves. As a future RMT, I’m passionate about helping others live and feel their best, and strive to help my patients realize their strengths and their limitations by first, helping them understand their bodies. My dedication to helping others improve their overall quality of life is inspired by my own journey of chronic pain and history of work-related stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite part about VCMT is the community. I’m fascinated by people’s experiences and it’s been inspiring to meet people of such diverse backgrounds and stories. It’s an incredible feeling to be supported by your peers, especially from various cohorts, as we all take on this daunting, yet exciting trajectory together.

Vancouver

Anya Kuling

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT I worked in various retail jobs, travelled, and lived in different places.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I want to work with people on a deeper level and make a difference in their lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is definitely the people!

Vancouver

Monica Choy

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a chef prior to pursuing RMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I would like to help people be their best selves by improving mobility and circulation through massage therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

VCMT cares and prepares me for success.

West Kootenay

Carli Planeta

Where are you from?

Carli moved to Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory) from the West Kootenay (Sinixt Territory) 3 years ago. She is passionate about facilitating and maintaining health and healing both in herself and others. Her favourite part of studying to become an RMT at VCMT is the dedication to a scientific based approach to healing and to ability to share this education through therapeutic touch.

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Vancouver

Nichelle Au

Where are you from?

Vancouver, B.C.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I always had a passion for helping others both emotionally and physically. I decided to pursue RMT to make a positive difference in others’ lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The supportive community and instructors.

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Burnaby

Paul Binette

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was an independent subcontractor doing Steel Stud Framing and Drywall. I was also an amateur strength athlete competing in Strongman and Powerlifting prior to a back injury which changed the trajectory of my career.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve lived the high mileage lifestyle and have a ton of experience with pain that arises from repetitive motion and hard training. I believe this real world personal experience with chronic pain and the improvement in quality of life that manual therapy has brought to me has influenced me to try to bring the same improvements in quality of life to others.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I appreciate how in depth the courses are. They really prepare you to begin your journey as a manual therapist at VCMT.

Waterford City, Ireland

David Twomey

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have been a personal trainer for 10 + years. I have also been doing deep tissue sports massage 5 + years. When I’m not at the gym lifting heavy weights and breaking world records, you can find me hiking various mountains with my Golden Retriever named Echo.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Training myself and others has always been important to me. Being an RMT will allow me to help others recover faster and more thoroughly so they can get back to the gym and train hard.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love all the lecturers. They give us lots of hands on practice, cool new techniques, and they make sure their modules overlap with the other modules of the semester for better learning.

Vancouver

Jeffrey Wu

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I graduated from the BKin program at UBC and have prior experience from working in active rehabilitation to elite athletes. I also made music beats for a little while too!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I hope to combine my previous experience and knowledge with the knowledge I am obtaining from VCMT to provide individuals with relief through manual techniques and exercise. There is no better feeling in the world than providing individuals with relief from any sort of pain and/or discomfort.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

It truly is a privilege to be around instructors and classmates filled with such juicy knowledge about the human body. I also really love applying concepts and theories learned in class, trying to ‘connect the dots’ of the body is insanely fun and rewarding to me!

New Westminster

Heather Stephens

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before I began my journey to become an RMT, I had gone to school to become a Veterinary Office assistant, then became a professional dog groomer in 2014. After many years working with animals, a career working with people seems like the best step forward!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

After many years helping animals I wanted to pursue a career where I can affect positive change to the people I encounter. After experiencing the healing hands of other RMTs I knew I wanted to do the same for others in the community!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love my classmates and the community around VCMT! Everyone is there for a common goal, and everyone is so supportive!

Vancouver

May Guan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated from the B.Kin program at UBC earlier this year and have worked as a Certified Personal Trainer. I also coach high school girls volleyball and love to play volleyball, hike, run, and cycle.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I’ve always had a keen interest in how the human body functions and the ways in which we can optimize movement, treat injuries, and/or address pain. I admire the intimacy and trust that RMTs share with their clients, along with the knowledge and hands-on skills to directly impact how people can feel (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.) after their session.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I like how VCMT fosters a sense of community and support – whether it is from our classmates, students in upper years, the instructors or staff. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share a class with a diverse group of people and learn / grow with each other.

Vancouver

Vincent Tang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a personal trainer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology prior to becoming an RMT.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because I want people to live their lives without the physical limitations of pain and stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite aspect about VCMT are their instructors, they really want you to succeed and always are there to help you understand academic and practical skills.

Vancouver

Joey Jung

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked at Kintec, New Balance, and Asics. Prior to those places, a lot of different retail stores and some hospitality.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To spread the message of taking priority to care for your body for longevity; you only have one body for the rest of your life so why not set yourself up for less problems, if any, down the road.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the culture in the school; they have no other intentions but to set you up to be as successful as possible in the program so you can achieve this profession.

Vancouver

Alison Webb

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was studying Psychology and working as a writer/editor.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I believe being an RMT will provide me an opportunity to work with clients who desire an avenue to access nervous system relaxation, stress reduction, and recovery from trauma.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the small class sizes.

Burnaby

Jared Quon

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I was completing a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology Major degree at Simon Fraser university in the Active Health and Rehabilitation Concentration. During my schooling I was fortunate to be able to work and volunteer as a student kinesiology, athlete health liaison (similar to athletic trainer), and high school sports coach.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be able to be in a position where I can help someone relax and forget about their pain for just a small moment. Pain is something that everyone deals with and I just want to do whatever I can to help alleviate a little bit of that burden from them.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I think my favorite thing about VCMT is my cohort and classmates. It was very intimidating being put into a classroom with people from all different walks in life but within a matter of weeks these people have become my second family.

Main Land of China

Debbie (Xian) Lou

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Jewellery sales in Canada.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Gain an in-depth knowledge of human body structure and pathology can help more patients with professional massage techniques.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The extraordinary quality of Vancouver College of Massage Therapy provides the exact academic environment I need for becoming an RMT.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Iveta Avramova

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have a degree in Psychology and an MBA in Global Hospitality Management. I have always loved doing work that makes people smile. While working, I maintained a highly active lifestyle including cycling, running, hiking, triathlon training, and yoga as a way of staying healthy and strong (mentally and physically).

Why do you want to be an RMT?

When COVID hit the Hospitality and Tourism industry in 2020 I knew it was time for a change. I wanted to be involved in work that facilitates the emotional and physical health of others and RMT seemed like the perfect fit!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I love that I meet people who come from very different backgrounds who offer diverse perspectives and ideas. I am also fascinated by the body’s ability to heal given the right tools.

Vancouver

Stephanie Hunt

Where are you from?

I am from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I believe in the therapeutic process and results of massage therapy.  After experiencing the personal benefits and positive shifts in my own injury recovery I felt called to the profession to be able to help in other peoples recovery.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The passion and knowledge from the instructors.

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Smithers, BC

Haley Witala

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was attending school at Camosun College before I backpacked around Australia for two years. Since moving to Vancouver, I’ve been enjoying the great outdoors. Hiking and paddle boarding are my favourite activities.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become a RMT so that I’ll have a fulfilling career that I’m passionate about. I want to be able to help people improve their quality of life by decreasing pain, recovering from an injury and reducing stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The support network we have between the staff, students and instructors is my favourite thing. The location is also great and I enjoy going for walks with classmates at lunch.

Burnaby

Priya Sharma

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

For the past few years, I was working as a nurse on the surgical unit at St Paul’s hospital. More recently, I have been at various Covid-19 testing and vaccine sites throughout Vancouver since the start of the pandemic.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Helping others has always been a passion for me and by becoming an RMT, I hope to bring a more holistic approach to health promotion by using the effects of massage therapy in managing pain and mental health.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The staff, instructors, and students from every level have been nothing but supportive since I started the program here at VCMT!

Winnipeg

Corey Chan

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated with a Criminology degree and took many kin courses throughout my time in university. Once I graduated, I started pursuing a career in firefighting and ultimately realized the path was not meant for me.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted to pursue a career where I am passionate and have the opportunity to affect positive change in this world. Whether it is a small positive change in one persons life or positive change on a global scale, it all adds up!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

By far the people and my classmates are my favourite things about VCMT.

Vancouver

Sophie Brown

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Previously I was in project management, and lucky to work in different cities in Canada and the USA.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to work directly with people in a way that improves their quality of life; massage therapy is a powerful tool for physical and mental health.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I’ve loved working towards a new career and learning with such a great group of classmates and instructors.

Brisbane, Australia

Dane Lawrence

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

At the age of 19, I became a Commercial Helicopter Pilot, flying for 6 years back home in Australia. I also spent a few years teaching Aerodynamics and other Aviation courses to the military as a Helicopter Theory Instructor. My most recent experience in the health and fitness industry extends back 7 years as a boxing coach and fitness trainer, managing gyms and fitness studios in Australia and Vancouver.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Growing up, I was always playing some kind of sport, whether it was Australian football or soccer and have always been passionate about athletics. However, over the years I also experienced many injuries. The combination of passion and curiosity inspired me to become an RMT to help people achieve optimal athleticism and improve their functional movements.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Apart from my awesome classmates, my favourite thing about VCMT is the knowledgeable and supportive instructors and staff. They go above and beyond to ensure we are not only ready for the RMT world but also give us the skills to be successful.

Tsawwassen

Brooke Elphick

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I graduated from UBC-O with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology a few years ago. Since then I have spent much of my time travelling around the world!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I wanted to pursue something that built upon my kinesiology background, and massage therapy felt like the perfect fit. After dealing with many injuries of my own, I benefited the most from massage and would love to be a helpful part of someone’s recovery journey.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The amount of support and community this school provides is unmatched. I feel very fortunate to learn from such knowledgeable instructors alongside an amazing group of classmates.

Burnaby

Eric Mok

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was pursuing a degree in computer science, but decided to change my studies to focus more on kinesiology and eventually massage therapy.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT so that my friends and family can rely on me when they feel discomfort and pain in their daily lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Despite their busy schedules and multiple classes, the teachers always seem to find the time to respond to students and remember our names and personalities.

Lower Mainland

Blake Nargang

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Vancouver

Jacob Cho

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I attended CAPU and enrolled in their Human Kinetics Diploma program. From there I transferred to UBC to complete my Kinesiology degree while also playing on the UBC Mens varsity rugby team.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Becoming an RMT will give me a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life by contributing to someone’s life and their goals whatever that may be. Being able to give the respite people need in our strenuous modern way of life, is something I want to offer to clients.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the various opportunities it presents you with. Whether it be making life long friends, how the school sets us students up for success or the fact that I get to travel downtown every week to get to school.

Regina, SK

Erica Morsky

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to starting my journey as an RMT, I owned and operated a small pre-school with my best friend. I have also worked as a stylist, photographer and makeup artist.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I decided to become an RMT because of my desire and passion to help and work with individuals who are experiencing pain in their lives. I also have a keen interest in anatomy and athletics, having grown up playing several sports. I was ready for a change in careers, and being an RMT feels like the perfect fit for me!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the amazing supportive community and friends that I have made thus far!

Aksay, Kazakhstan

Viktoriya Mazyavina

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Business Administration.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I love the idea of using a holistic approach to improve the physical and mental well-being of people. It is the most rewarding part of helping those that are in pain, recovering from injury, or suffering from stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My classmates and instructors.

Burnaby

Rita Lin

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I have a background in dance and graduated from the UVIC psychology program this past year.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Spending some time away from dance made me realize how much I enjoy staying active and would want a job where I don’t have to sit at a desk all day. I’ve always been passionate about helping others and have experienced first hand how RMT’s can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is how supportive and helpful the staff, instructors, and all the students are. Whether they be my own classmates or the upper levels everyone is always encouraging and helpful, really wanting you to succeed and excel in the program.

British Columbia

Deja Sheridan

Where are you from?

I’m from B.C, Canada.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I believe that when you focus on self care, you can achieve anything you want to.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Being surrounded by like minded individuals who are fascinated by what the human body can do.

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Vancouver

Marie Herman

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I’ve been lucky to dabble in many different careers. From cooking in tree planting camps, fishing lodges, and ski hills, to high rise window cleaning, and making bath bombs!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I truly believe in the magic of massage and the healing power of positive touch. It brings me joy to be able to help people, and I want to make positive impacts on peoples lives.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I have the best classmates!

Surrey

Maria Nguyen

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I used to work as a customer care representative and billing coordinator.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I enjoy working with my hands and desired a more meaningful career where I can make a positive impact in another persons life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the schools cohort community. Since our end goal is the same, classmates and even higher grades helps out one another so we can all succeed together.

Vancouver

Kelly Lim

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before pursuing RMT, I graduated with a degree in International Business, had a long career as an international flight attendant and served the public as a 911 police emergency operator.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I really discovered the benefits of massage therapy when it helped me heal after car accidents, concussions, and sports injuries. I’ve always been fascinated about how things work and look forward to combining my knowledge of the body as a student-RMT in helping others achieve their wellness goals.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

Studying at VCMT, you really feel like everyone wants you to succeed. You’re not competing against your classmates but, in fact, your cohort feels like a second family because everyone is there for each other.

Vancouver

Simon Zhao

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Studying Kinesiology @ UBC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To be able to help people with their musculoskeletal problems while also developing the skillset to give amazing, relaxing massages to people who just want to be amazed and relaxed by a massage.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The nice, tightknit community, along with very supportive and kind professors/lecturers.

Lower Mainland

Baha Poureslami

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Brazil

Tatiana Machado

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Brazil. I’ve been in Canada for 8 years and living in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. for the last 4 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Because I believe in the healing power of touch. I want to help people to heal and to relax. It’s amazing to know so much about the body and how we can affect it through massage therapy.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I like the philosophy of the school that wants us to succeed. Teachers are helpful and friendly. My classmates are incredible, always sharing studies and supporting each other.

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Santa Fe

Nicole Preswick

Where are you from?

I moved to Vancouver 5 years ago from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I have always wanted to work in the healthcare industry. Becoming an RMT will allow me to help people in my community and help me to further my education and grow as an RMT.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I enjoy learning in a small classroom setting. The teachers are very committed to creating an environment to prepare us to become successful RMT’s.

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Yellowknife, NWT

Lucas Othmer

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was working at a parkour gym and also working as a skate sharpening specialist.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Dealing with the pain in my own body daily has led me here to hopefully help other people with their pain.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the strong sense of community and accessibility.

Richmond

Karen Wang

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Prior to pursuing RMT, I had received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Psychology and was a Business Development Consultant within the Automotive Industry.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be a RMT so I can possibly help alleviate any ongoing pain, discomfort, or stress an individual may be experiencing through the use of manual therapy and be able to make a positive change in their life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I would say my favourite thing about VCMT is the people!

Lower Mainland

Amy Jensen

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Vancouver

Igor Bugarinovic

Where are you from?

Vancouver, BC.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

After working as a personal trainer for ten years, I found that many people have aches and pains that prevent them from moving well and realizing their optimal performance. When I first discovered foam rolling as a form of therapeutic self-massage, I was instantly intrigued and wanted to learn more. I then took courses to further improve my knowledge of myofascial release, including Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST). After trying some of these techniques on clients and getting excellent results and feedback, I realized that I am very interested in learning a more complete system that would allow me to assess and treat clients more thoroughly. My goal is to be able to integrate personal training, massage therapy, and homecare modalities for clients that would allow them to function at their peak performance.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The best thing about VCMT is that the faculty truly cares about the students, and wants us to succeed at the highest level. 

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Richmond

Kate Balen

Where are you from?

I am from Richmond, B.C.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

As an athlete, I have always been fascinated by body mechanics, recovery and performance. RMTs have helped me deal with previous injuries and enhance my training, I have also see how massage therapy can help people heal from accidents, surgeries and manage stress. I want to be an RMT so I can help others the way my RMT’s have helped me.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the community. All of the students in all levels of the program are welcoming, kind and excited to see each other succeed. I also enjoy the practical aspect of the classes because I feel like I get lots of practice and am able to stay engaged.

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Lower Mainland

Lauren Wong

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Toronto

Glenn McGarroch

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before I began my journey to becoming an RMT I was working as an electrician and an instrumentation and controls technician throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to become an RMT because of my fascination with the intricate inner workings of the human body, and I would like to make a meaningful contribution to the wellness of the community I live in. It would also be great to be able to help people who are in pain, recovering from injuries, or experiencing stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT — besides it’s extremely convenient location — is the amazingly supportive faculty and staff. They do everything in their power to make sure that we are prepared for the road that lies ahead.

Maple Ridge

Jaden Shanley

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I was a coach at Studeo gyms.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I was so positively impacted by my RMT growing up and I want to be that person for others.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the welcoming staff and the community of the school.

Parksville

Maria Strasky

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before deciding to pursue RMT, I graduated from UBC’s Computer Engineering program, and worked for four years as a software engineer. Outside of work, I spent my time taking dance classes and exploring Vancouver.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I discovered that I want a career where I can work with people to help them heal from pain and stress. Because of dance, I’ve experienced how much RMTs can help with healing and preventing injuries, and with how our bodies hold on to physical stress.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

So far, my favourite thing about VCMT has been connecting with my classmates and the community in the school.

Edmonton

Enoch Lam

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

I worked as a Physiotherapist Assistant and was also a Personal Trainer while studying Kinesiology and Health Sciences at SFU. I am also a basketball player and enjoy playing various sports in my free time.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I really like being around my classmates especially because everyone comes from diverse backgrounds and they are very supportive and helpful. Also the teachers are all very knowledgeable and easy to seek help from.

Delta

Mavio Wiebe

Where are you from?

Delta, B.C.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To help people feel as relaxed and pain-free as possible. I think everyone should be able to feel their best mentally and physically and I want to help people achieve that.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

I enjoy learning about human anatomy & physiology so that I can better understand how and why our bodies function the way they do.

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Richmond

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.

Regina

Jeannine Yuen

Where are you from?

Regina, SK.  Moved to Abbotsford in 2019.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Growing up and doing high-performance martial arts, I was injured a lot. I want to be able to help people heal from their injuries quicker as well as being able to set my own schedule so I can one day open up a martial arts gym.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The people! Everyone is so kind and helpful. If you don’t know something in class the teachers and other students are always willing to help you understand the material better.

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Lacombe, Alberta

Josie Mcmillen

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before starting my journey of becoming an RMT, I was teaching recreational dance to young children and competing on a hip hop dance team!

Why do you want to be an RMT?

Growing up as a competitive dancer I witnessed a lot of my peers suffering from injuries, and even suffered from a few myself! I quickly learnt the importance of taking care of your physical health, which led me to becoming interested in human anatomy and how it relates to athletics. I also just love connecting with people and it would be great to make a meaningful contribution to society!

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is definitely the instructors and staff, they have an amazing attention to detail and are very supportive!

Vancouver

Ashley Perron

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What were you doing before pursuing RMT?

Before deciding to pursue RMT, I graduated from UBC’s Biochemistry program, and worked for two and a half years as an analytical chemist. Outside of work, I enjoyed making and selling artwork.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

I want to be an RMT because it allows me to have a positive impact on people’s lives by helping them work towards their wellness goals.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

My favourite thing about VCMT is the warm community. There is an incredible left of support from students in all levels as well as from the instructors.

Winnipeg

Christie Klyne

Where are you from?

Born in Winnipeg, MB but have been living in Vancouver, BC for 11 years.

Why do you want to be an RMT?

To help those in pain, recovering from injury, or suffering from stress, and to improve a individuals quality of movement/ function within their daily life.

What is your favourite thing about VCMT?

The passion of subject and dedication to our success from the teachers.

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