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Welcome to ICT Schools

ICT Schools, a division of Kikkawa Shiatsu School Inc., operates premier private career colleges in Toronto and Halifax, specializing in massage therapy education. Since our inception, we have been dedicated to nurturing the next generation of skilled massage therapists, fostering a commitment to excellence in complementary healthcare.

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In 1977, Shirley D. Desborough and Mitsuki Kikkawa founded Kikkawa College in Toronto with a vision to provide top-tier education in shiatsu and complementary therapies. Mitsuki Kikkawa, a Japanese-Canadian shiatsu therapist, brought her expertise and passion from Japan to Canada, shaping a unique approach to holistic therapy that emphasized treating the whole person. Despite her passing in 2015, Kikkawa’s legacy thrives through the continued success and innovation of ICT Schools.

Our Journey

Our Milestones

Educational Leadership

Major contributors to the Ontario Core Curriculum Document for massage therapists.

Pioneering Programs

Introduced the first 2200-hour massage therapy program in Ontario.

Exclusive Focus

Opened the first school exclusively for massage therapy in Nova Scotia.


Among the first accredited massage therapy schools in Canada.

ICT Kikkawa College – Toronto

We acknowledge that ICT Kikkawa College operates on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit

ICT Northumberland College – Halifax

We recognize that ICT Northumberland College is situated in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people. We honor the Peace & Friendship Treaties signed in this territory and acknowledge our shared responsibilities as Treaty People.

Our Mission

At ICT Schools, our mission is to cultivate exceptional massage therapists and practitioners. Our graduates are equipped to accurately diagnose and effectively treat clients, embodying professionalism, integrity, and a commitment to community service. We emphasize continuous learning and professional development to ensure our graduates remain at the forefront of the healthcare industry.

Our Philosophy

We believe in the critical role of complementary therapy within modern healthcare. Our educational philosophy is built on fostering critical thinking, collaboration, and high professional standards. We strive to create an educational environment where educators, therapists, and students work together to advance the field of complementary therapy.

Program Goals and Objectives

Our program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in healthcare. Key objectives include:

Knowledge Mastery
Comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, applied in clinical practice.
Diagnostic Proficiency
Skilled in identifying and addressing the primary causes of client complaints.
Compassionate Care
Developing a sensitive and empathetic approach to client interactions.
Professional Integrity
Upholding high standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.
Business Acumen
Gaining essential business skills for practice management and success.
Licensing Preparation
Thorough preparation for the Ontario provincial licensing examination.
Equipping graduates to practice massage therapy in various jurisdictions, including those without formal licensing.
Lifelong Learning
Commitment to ongoing education and professional development.
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Our Commitment

With over four decades of experience, ICT Schools remains dedicated to leading the evolution of complementary healthcare education. Our innovative programs and steadfast commitment to excellence continue to shape the future of massage therapy, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared to make significant contributions to the health and well-being of their communities.

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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

Join the ICT Schools Community

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.