Fax: 587-317-7401

Interested in Becoming a Massage Therapist?

Find out everything you need to know about what it means to learn massage therapy.

Learn to Become a Massage Therapist in Alberta

The Northern Institute of Massage Therapy in Alberta has a philosophy to provide the most current, practical and thorough massage based curriculum. This will provide students with the ability to become fully competent massage therapists in whatever environment they choose to work.

  • Our first year is the Basic Relaxation Massage program (1008 Hours).
  • Our second year is the Advanced Therapeutic Massage program (1280 Hours).
  • Students may complete the first year or the first and second year (total of 2288 Hours).
  • Students completing both programs will have over the industry minimum of 2200 hours.
  • Students that complete less than 2200 hours of training will find it much harder to find employment.

Whether it is your ultimate aim to seek employment as a massage therapist in an established center, or you intend to open your own practice, the Northern Institute of Massage Therapy can help you achieve your dreams.



The Northern Institute of Massage Therapy is a private school licensed to operate under the Vocational Schools Act of Alberta. We are also a member of the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools (CCMTS). Our programs are recognized by the
  • Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (MTAS)
  • Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA)
  • Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
  • Remedial Massage Therapy Association (RMTA)

Important Information About Our Programs

Tuition receipts are tax deductible and our programs qualify for student loan support. Completion of the Advanced Therapeutic program qualifies for direct admittance into the Manual Osteopathy Program at the National Manual Osteopathic College (NMOC).
  • All classroom instruction takes place at the Northern Institute of Massage Therapy campus in Red Deer, Alberta. Classes are conducted approximately 2 consecutive days approximately 4 weeks apart from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM 
  • Classes begin in both September and January for the Basic Relaxation Massage program, and in September only for the Advanced Therapeutic Massage program.
  • Students that have completed their first year at other schools are welcome to apply to the Advanced Therapeutic Massage Program.

Contact us if you have any questions about our school and the programs, or if you’d like more information on the application process.

Red Deer

#200 4806 51 Ave,

Red Deer, AB T4N 4H3


Fax: 587-317-7401

Cold Lake

Located Within Elevation Health

103-5605 55 St, 

Cold Lake, Alberta

Service Area

Red Deer
Cold Lake


Created by

Legal notice