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ICT Schools – Specializing in Massage Therapy Course

Ready to dive into massage therapy journey? Our massage therapy programs will prepare you to become a successful massage therapist in only 82 weeks.


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Our Mission

We provide a learning experience for students based on trust, respect. optimism, and intentionality.

Welcome to ICT Schools

ICT Schools is a division of Kikkawa Shiatsu School Inc. that owns and operates private career colleges in Toronto and Halifax. We provide massage therapy course instruction to students at other schools in Canada and the United States. Our founders, Shirley D. Desborough and the late Mitsuki Kikkawa, established Kikkawa College in Toronto, Ontario, in 1977, which was incorporated in 1980. In 1997, we opened Northumberland College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mitsuki Kikkawa was a Japanese-Canadian shiatsu therapist and co-founder of Kikkawa College, a private career college in Toronto, Canada. Kikkawa was born in Japan and trained in shiatsu before immigrating to Canada in the 1970s. Along with Shirley Desborough, Kikkawa founded Kikkawa College in 1977 with the aim of providing high-quality education in shiatsu therapy and other complementary therapies. The college expanded to include additional campuses in Halifax and Ottawa, and Kikkawa’s approach to shiatsu therapy became recognized as a distinct style with a focus on treating the whole person, rather than just their symptoms. Kikkawa passed away in 2015, but her legacy continues through the ongoing work of Kikkawa College and its graduates, who have gone on to become leaders in the field of complementary healthcare.

Our Programs

Our Program is designed to graduate effective therapists fully prepared to enter the professional health care community.

Massage Therapy

Continuing Education

Medical Office Administration

Certificates And Training

Our program equips students with a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills necessary to become successful massage therapists.

Continuing Education offers a variety of courses scheduled seasonally throughout the year, providing flexible learning opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.

The comprehensive Medical Office Administrator (MOA) program equips students with essential skills and knowledge required for success.

ICT Schools offer diverse certificates and training to give students the opportunity to accelerate their learning and advance their career paths.

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Why Choose Massage Therapy As a Career?

Rewarding Career

Helping Others Feel Better & Recover Faster is Rewarding

Flexible Work Opportunities

Be Your Own Boss or Work for Others

Meaningful Impact

Making a Positive Impact is Meaningful

Great Income Potential

Great Income Potential & Great Job Outlook

Diverse Career Options

Lots of Exciting Career Options in a Variety of Settings & Locations

Job Satisfaction

You Deserve to Have Work You Love & Job Satisfaction

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Frequently Asked Question

Your Questions Answered: Everything You Need to Know

Massage Therapy is a regulated health care profession in Ontario. This means that graduates who are planning to live and work in Ontario are eligible to apply to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) to write provincial certification examinations in order to practice in Ontario. Massage Therapy is not provincially regulated in Nova Scotia at this time. Students may practice as massage therapists in Nova Scotia upon graduation.

Private Practice, Sports Massage Therapist, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Clinics, Multidisciplinary Clinics, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centres, Spas, Resorts, Cruise Ships, Corporations, to mention a few.

All ICT grads have access to our Employment Registry. Alumni Association members receive automatic email notices of job offerings that come to the School from our network of Employers. Furthermore, as an ICT graduate, you will receive periodic newsletters, surveys, notice of ICT continuing education opportunities, invitations to special lectures and workshops, and preferred registration and discounts on Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses. We offer you the continuing support you need throughout your practice.

Our Locations

Toronto Campus - Kikkawa College

Phone Number :

Telephone : 416-762-4857 Ext. 241
Toll Free: 1-888-890-5888 Ext. 241

Email Address :


Location Address :

3280 Bloor St W unit 400 TORONTO, ON M8X 2X3

Halifax Campus – Northumberland College

Phone Number :

Telephone: 902-425-2869 Ext. 227
Toll Free: 1-888-862-2230 Ext. 227

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Location Address :

Northumberland College 1888 Brunswick St. 5th Floor Halifax, NS B3J 3J8

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Why Choose ICT

Unlock Your Potential at ICT Schools: Premier Massage Therapy Schools in Toronto and Halifax

Are you seeking a rewarding career in the field of massage therapy? Look no further than ICT Schools, one of the leading massage therapy schools in Canada. With campuses conveniently located in Toronto and Halifax, we offer comprehensive programs designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to become a successful Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

Comprehensive Massage Therapy Training

At ICT Schools, we understand the importance of providing a well-rounded education that prepares our students for the demands of the massage therapy profession. Our curriculum combines theoretical knowledge with extensive practical training, ensuring you develop a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, and various massage techniques.

Our experienced instructors, who are practicing RMTs themselves, guide you through a range of modalities, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and more. You’ll learn to assess clients, develop personalized treatment plans, and provide exceptional care tailored to individual needs.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to create an immersive learning environment that fosters your growth and development as a massage therapist. Our fully equipped massage therapy clinics provide ample opportunities for hands-on practice, allowing you to hone your skills under the guidance of our expert faculty.

Flexible Program Options

We understand that students have diverse needs and commitments. That’s why we offer flexible program options to accommodate your schedule. Choose from our full-time or part-time programs, with both weekday and weekend schedules available. Additionally, we provide advanced standing and transfer credit options for those with prior education or experience in related fields, allowing you to fast-track your journey towards becoming an RMT.

Exceptional Student Support

At ICT Schools, we are committed to your success from the moment you enroll until you graduate and beyond. Our dedicated student support services provide academic advising, career counseling, and assistance with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) certification process, ensuring you are well-prepared for a rewarding career as an RMT

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Don’t just take our word for it – hear from our students and alumni who have experienced the ICT Schools difference firsthand. Their testimonials speak volumes about the quality of our programs, the expertise of our faculty, and the supportive learning environment we cultivate.

If you’re searching for the best massage therapy schools near you, look no further than ICT Schools. Contact us today to schedule a campus tour, learn more about our programs, and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in massage therapy.

Embark on a Rewarding Massage Therapy Career with ICT Schools

ICT Schools offers a comprehensive Massage Therapy diploma program that prepares students for a rewarding career as Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). Here are some compelling reasons to choose ICT Schools:

Accelerated Learning Approach

ICT Schools’ Student-Centered Interactive Learning (SCIL) method combines traditional education with interactive and hands-on training. This accelerated approach allows students to complete the program in a shorter timeframe than conventional programs, enabling them to enter the workforce sooner.

High Success Rates

ICT Schools takes pride in the outstanding achievements of its students in the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) certification examinations. The school’s focus on practical training and exam preparation contributes to the high success rates of its graduates.

Advanced Standing and Transfer Credits

ICT Schools offer advanced standing and transfer credit options for individuals with prior education or experience in related fields. This flexibility allows students to fast-track their journey towards becoming an RMT, saving time and money.

Comprehensive Skill Development

In addition to technical knowledge, ICT Schools emphasize the development of essential skills for a successful massage therapy career. Students learn to connect with clients, provide exceptional care, and thrive in a professional environment.

Convenient Locations

With campuses in Toronto and Halifax, ICT Schools offers convenient access to its programs. The school’s locations in major cities make it easier for students to attend classes and gain practical experience.

Continuing Education Opportunities

ICT Schools provides ongoing graduate courses for its alumni, allowing them to enhance their knowledge, and treatment effectiveness, and meet legislative requirements in regulated provinces like Ontario. This commitment to lifelong learning supports the professional growth of RMTs.

By choosing ICT Schools, students can benefit from an accelerated learning approach, high success rates, flexible options, comprehensive skill development, convenient locations, and continuing education opportunities, setting them on the path to a rewarding career in massage therapy.