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Questions about your studies in massage therapy?FAQS

  • When do your sessions start?

    Continuing education and introductory courses begin every month of the year. Most professional training begins in September, January, and June.

  • Are the fees tax deductible?

    Yes, the costs of all our training courses are tax deductible.

  • In which cities do you offer your programs?

    We offer most of our training in Montreal and Longueuil and some in Rawdon.

    Please contact us or consult the programs offered on our website to confirm which programs are currently offered in each city.

  • What's the link between Kiné-Concept and Guijek?

    The Kiné-Concept Group owns the Guijek Institute and the Kiné-Concept Institute, now merged in Kiné-Concept – Guijek, and l’Institut d’Enseignement en Science Naturopathique.

  • What approaches are taught?

    We offer a wide range of training in biomechanical approach and energy approach. To register for a professional program, you must have completed an introductory course.

  • What is the difference between the techniques?

    Kinetic Swedish Massage® is a biomechanical technique that considers the person in motion. The program prepares the future massage professional to help clients presenting with a specific musculoskeletal problem or showing a high level of stress.

    Californian massage is a technique in which the massage therapist learns to focus, to breathe consciously and to relax. This brings about an emotional freedom or awareness that promotes a natural release of tensions. The massage therapist focuses on all areas of the body. By stimulating the well-being of healthy areas, their radiation has a beneficial effect on the affected areas. The long effleurage movements with enveloping sliding pressures sculpt the body to create unity where energy circulates freely. Passive contacts and mobilizations lead the person to welcome oneself home and to let go.

    Shiatsu is an energetic approach that aims to ensure the proper circulation of vital energy in the body, mainly in the network of meridians. This network monitor various physiological and psychological functions. An energy imbalance thus leads to pathology, both in the body and in the mind. To this extent, shiatsu goes beyond simple massage and is intended as a form of prevention and relief from various ailments. It is performed through pressure, mobilization and stretching on the recipient’s body.

    Polarity is an energetic approach that seeks a comprehensive health system to take care of the person in all its dimensions: physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Understanding this energy and knowing the network paths allows us to act on imbalances to restore optimal circulation and thus promote a return to health. By means of light, medium, and deep pressures, polarity interconnects specific points by acting on energetic currents and magnetic poles.

    Massokinesitherapy is a 2nd level biomechanical training in direct continuity with that of Swedish massage. It aims to develop a deep understanding of the osteoarticular system and its ability to assess and prevent various biomechanical problems present in the client. The training also allows the student to learn to answer the client’s questions or advise him on various aspects relating to lifestyle habits (physical exercise, healthy eating, etc.).

    Sports massage is a biomechanical approach that addresses all the situations that may arise in a sports context. It allows to act efficiently and quickly in a specific sport situation with an appropriate strategy for the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

  • What is the structure of a program?

    The basic structure of each professional training in massage therapy is:

  • What are the common core courses?

    The common core courses are theory courses which are mandatory to complete any basic massage therapy technique. The courses offered are Helping Relationships, Professional Supervision and Sexuality and Professional Practice.

    The objective of these courses is to know and understand the person and to know how to communicate in an appropriate way. The training covers the basics of effective communication while considering the stage of development the client is in. To ensure student success in the job market, socio-economic, political, and ethical issues will also be discussed, making them ready for a most promising professional future.

    Finally, the student is made aware of the concrete problems related to sexuality that he may encounter in his professional practice. He is led to become more aware of the distinction between sexuality, emotions, touch, intimacy, and nudity, to clarify the purpose, context, and boundaries of his massage work and to reflect on his personal values ​​regarding sexuality.

  • Are the courses full and part-time?

    To meet the needs of each student, we offer programs in several modalities: intensive (3 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), weekends (two Saturdays and Sundays per month, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 30) and evenings (3 evenings per week from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.).

  • Do I have to resume an initiation done before?

    If you have attended the course in the past, you do not need to do it again. You will do a review of the same content in the first days of your professional training. However, if you choose to take the introductory course again, you can check the available dates.

  • Will I become a recognized massage therapist?

    After completing your professional training in massage therapy, you will have fulfilled all the conditions required to join a massage therapy association in Quebec.

  • Will I be able to open my own clinic or spa?

    Once your program is complete, you can work in a clinic or spa, or even built your own private practice.

  • What are the programs offered at 2nd level?

    We offer a wide range of second-level programs such as advanced Californian massage, Advanced shiatsu, Advanced polarity, Sports massage, Massokinesitherapy and Oncomassotherapy. We also offer a wide choice of continuing education courses.

  • Can I benefit from scholarships?

    We do not offer scholarships. However, to help students, we offer the possibility of signing a payment agreement where the tuition fees will be taken monthly.

  • What are the admission requirements?

    The only requirement is to be 18 years old before starting your program.

  • How can I get my T2202 income tax statement?

    The T2202 income tax statement, detailing the tuition fees to prepare your tax return, will be available directly in your Omnivox account at the end of February. It will not be sent by email.

  • What are the guidelines for COVID-19?

    Immunity passport is not required to register and attend our trainings.

    As of Saturday, May 14 2022, masks are no longer required in classrooms and common areas.

    However, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that you continue to wear your mask to protect others or vulnerable individuals. For those who wish to continue to do so, this will be possible and we encourage you to respect this choice. Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette remain basic health measures.

  • Is it possible to obtain a course equivalency?

    We have an educational committee whose mandate is to assess your profile. Following this evaluation, it is possible to obtain equivalencies for professional training that you attended.

  • Are you located near a subway station?

    Our Montreal campus is about 5 minutes from Beaubien subway station.

    Our Longueuil campus is part of the Longueuil subway station.

  • What are the conditions for foreign students?

    Since June 30, 2017, international students wishing to study in Quebec in a training program lasting more than 6 months must be admitted or registered in a designated educational institution, a recognized institution, that is by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another Quebec Ministry, to be able to apply for temporary selection for studies and a study permit from the federal government. None of our institutes are recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, which is why it will be impossible for you to study there as an international student in a program lasting more than 6 months.

    For full details, visit the section of our website for international students.

Any other questions about your studies in massage therapy? Talk to an advisor.