We’re glad you’re here.
If you’re like most of our graduates, you’re someone with a generous spirit and a compassionate nature. You value your personal wellness and you strive to live a healthy lifestyle.
You love massage – both giving and receiving and you know how powerful it can be help people feel grounded and relaxed.
You’re now at a place in your life where you’re looking to start a new career – one that allows you to feel good about yourself and feel like you’re making a real difference in other’s lives. You have always been drawn to a career in wellness and now’s your time!
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YOU want a wellness career that meets your needs!
Along the way, you may have considered signing-up for the RMT – registered massage therapist program, but the hefty tuition ($20,000+) and the full-time school commitment (2 years) were unrealistic for you. You would love a career in wellness and massage, but you have family responsibilities and you want to stay within your budget. To realistically consider starting a new career in massage, the training needs to be short, flexible and affordable.
You know this is something you would love to do and your friends and family remind you that you’re a natural. You just want to know that if you decide to go for it, you’ll end up with a recognized certification that will enable you to work wherever you want.
Does this sound like you? – if it does, you’re in the right place!
CHAIR MASSAGE FACTS
Chair Massage is the fastest, most cost-effective way to enter the field of massage. You’ll achieve a certification that is recognized throughout Canada, enabling you to work anywhere you like.
The training process is quick and flexible. You can be in class for as little as 2+ days for our mini course, or as long 6 days for our full training – and the rest of the certification process is done on your time. You can easily be ready to work in 30 days!
Chair Massage is the best way to be visible in your community and attract the people who will become your loyal clients.
You can make a great income. Those who choose work for themselves and develop their own work opportunities can look forward to making upwards of $60/hour. Those who would prefer to work for companies that hire Chair Massage Providers can expect to make $25 to $30/hour.
The training and equipment is affordable. You can be fully-equipped and trained for as little as $1,595. You can pay that back to yourself in just a couple of months, working part-time.
We’ll Help You SUCCEED as a Certified Chair Massage Provider:
For 13 years, we’ve trained Chair Massage Providers from across Canada. We know what it takes to nurture and support new providers and we have a comprehensive and easy-to-follow system to help you build your ideal chair massage practice.
Want to Join Our Chair Massage Event Team?
TRAINING AND SUCCESS
IN CHAIR MASSAGE
Online academic module to be completed prior to coming to class. Takes 15 to 20 hours to complete.
Classroom phase: Friday night and all day Saturday & Sunday for our Short & Sweet chair massage course and Monday to Saturday, 9:00 – 3:00 pm each day for our full chair massage training course.
Complete 20 documented chair massages in each routine. Final massages will be videotaped and sent to instructor for assessment.
Upon completing the first 3 steps, you will have earned your certification as a CERTIFIED CHAIR MASSAGE PROVIDER and you will be presented with your graduation certificate.
When you receive your certification, you can:
Sign-up for our Integra Chair Massage Career Success System, to get comprehensive training and support to build your ideal chair massage practice.
Join the Integra Chair Massage Event Team and work with your fellow chair massage grads at festivals, sports events, farmer’s markets, trade shows and conferences.
Short & Sweet Chair Massage Course – $595
Can’t take the time off work? Our Mini-course is the perfect training option for students who would like to learn chair massage on the weekend!
Integra Chair Massage Basic Package – $1,595
• Level 1 & 2 Chair Massage courses ($995 value)
• Stronglite Ergo Pro II Massage Chair ($600 value)
Integra Chair Massage Gold Package – $1,995
Everything you need for chair massage success!
• Level 1 & 2 Chair Massage courses
• Stronglite Ergo Pro II Massage Chair (included!)
• Integra Chair Massage Career Success System
1 Year Find-a-Practitioner Directory Listing
• Massage Supplies Start-up Kit
MASSAGE SUPPLIES START UP KIT INCLUDES:
2litres freshener solution, Industrial grade spray bottle, 100 disposable face covers, 15 flannel cotton face covers, 1 portable foot stool, Hand-held massage tool
UPCOMING CHAIR MASSAGE
|Chair Massage Courses - Level 1 & 2||Short & Sweet Chair Massage Course|
|Feb. 13th to 18th (Port Moody) FULL||Friday, May 19th to Sunday, May 21st (Kelowna) FULL|
|Mar. 13th to 18th (Victoria) FULL||Friday, June 16th to Sunday, June 18th (Port Moody) FULL|
|Apr. 10th to 15th (Port Moody) FULL||Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 25th (Victoria) FULL|
|May 1st to 6th 2017 (Victoria) FULL||Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th (Port Moody) FULL|
|May 22nd to 27th (Kelowna) FULL||Friday, Aug. 11th to Sunday, Aug. 13th (Calgary) FULL|
|Aug. 14th to 19th (Calgary) FULL||Friday, Sept. 15th to Sunday, Sep. 17th (Toronto)|
|Sept. 18th to 23rd (Toronto)||Friday, Oct. 13th to Sunday, Oct. 15th (Port Moody)|
|Oct. 16th to 21st (Port Moody)||Friday, Nov. 17th to Sunday, Nov. 19th (Port Moody)|
|Nov. 20th to 25th (Port Moody)|
Chair Massage Frequently Asked Questions
Chair massage is a relaxation massage performed on a portable massage chair with the client fully clothed. There are many benefits of chair massage, including but not limited to, stress reduction, improved circulation, relief from chronic pain, enhanced relaxation and sleep.
Chair massage for seniors is customized to their unique needs and preferences. Massage is particularly helpful to increase circulation and mobility for senior clients. Additionally, it is ideal for clients that are challenged with chronic pain, stress, and a sense of isolation.
On average, most students (even those working full time) are able to complete all their requirements for certification within 30 days.
- Academic Phase – Involves completing the Anatomy & Physiology Academic Module and pre-course modules through an online system prior to coming to the Classroom Phase. (approximately 15 hours)
- Classroom Phase – For the Short & Sweet Chair Massage Course, you’ll be in class on Friday evening, 7:00 – 9:00 pm and then Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. For the full chair massage training program, you will be in class from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.
- Skills Development Phase – You will complete 20 documented massages and the 20th massage is videotaped by the student and sent to their instructor for assessment.
We are pleased to be registered with PTIB – Private Training Institutions Branch – http://www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca. Our programs are covered by the Student Completion Fund administered by PCTIA. Our programs are also registered with ESDC – Employment and Social Development Canada. This enables us to provide Federal Tuition T2202A Tax Receipts to our students.
Our Chair Massage Training Program is recognized by the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.
If you have not completed your skill development phase within two months, you will be required to apply for a re-assessment for $100. The only exception is official medical notice, in writing. A certificate of course completion will be issued when Integra receives your completed skill development forms and full payment of tuition fees.
The Online Academic Training Module was designed based on our students having no previous background in anatomy and physiology. The module helps to build a base of knowledge prior to the Classroom Phase. Having an introductory exposure to the structure and systems of the body will help make your massage more effective; and will give you a greater appreciation for the profound effect massage can have for clients.
Each section is followed by a multiple choice quiz and you will need to achieve a passing mark of 70%. If you don’t achieve at least 70% the first time, you can review the section and re-take the quiz.
We have had students from 18 to 75 do very well performing chair massage. The key is proper body positioning and bio-mechanics. We teach and emphasize correct body posture throughout the massage routines. We also teach effective techniques for taking care of your body in between and after massage sessions.
A chair massage practitioner has a lot of career flexibility. After you have completed the program and have your liability insurance in place you can start working immediately. You can choose to focus specifically on providing chair massage in seniors’ communities, the workplace, festivals, shopping malls, or while travelling and so on.
If you like the idea of working with other chair massage providers, you can join our Integra Chair Massage Event Team and participate in festivals, sports events, farmer’s markets, trade shows and conferences as part of a team!
Chair massage is more than just a great way to enter into a career in health and wellness. It’s also a great way to make a healthy living. Because of the flexible nature of the profession, how much you make depends on whether you choose to work for yourself or someone else. The standard rate for a 15 minute chair massage is $20 and a chair massage provider can comfortably perform 3 – fifteen minute sessions per hour and 4 hours per day. If you work for yourself you can potentially make $60 per hour and if you work for someone else, $25 to $30 per hour. Most Chair Massage Providers choose to work 1 to 3 days per week.
Chair massage opens many doors. It is the most time and cost-efficient way to get started in massage and bodywork. It easily leads into a variety of health and wellness modalities, such as Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Jin-Shin Do, Hot Stone Massage, Massage and Senior Wellness Practitioner, to list a few.
|Full Chair Massage Course||Short & Sweet Chair Massage Course|
|Apr 10 – 15 (Port Moody)||May 19 – 21 (Kelowna|
|May 1 – 6 (Victoria)||June 16 – 18 (Port Moody)|
|May 22 – 27 (Kelowna||June 23 – 25 (Victoria)|
|Aug 14 – 19 (Calgary)||July 14 – 16 (Port Moody)|
|Sept 18 – 23 (Toronto)||Aug 11 – 13 (Calgary)|
|Oct 16 – 21 (Port Moody)||Sept 15 – 17 (Toronto)|
|Nov 20 – 25 (Port Moody)||Oct 13 – 15 (Port Moody)|
- Short & Sweet Chair Massage Course – $595
- Chair Massage – Basic Package – $1,595
- Chair Massage – Gold Package – $1,995
Please note: access to massage chairs are provided during the Classroom Phase of the course. Students will then need to make arrangements to purchase their own massage chair to begin the Skills Development Phase. We recommend the Stronglite Ergo Pro II massage chair.
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Certified Chair Massage Provider? If so, click below to get started!