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Jamie
Johnston
Introductory, Educator
Bio

I am a Registered Massage Therapist, massage college instructor, first responder/first aid instructor and volunteer firefighter in Victoria BC. I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2010 and have been working as a RMT since with a focus toward sports and sport injuries. As a massage therapy student I began volunteering with the Victoria Grizzlies Junior A hockey club and have been with the team ever since as a RMT and first responder.

Before going back to school for Massage Therapy I worked as an industrial first aid attendant for six years and began volunteering with the fire department in 2002. In 2010 I became certified as a first aid instructor and later as a first responder instructor. I have since taught RMT students and RMT colleague’s first aid and how to handle medical emergencies within their practice and consider it to be one of the best parts of my career.

As a massage college instructor I work as a supervisor in the student clinic and sometimes still can’t believe that I get to be part of future RMT’s learning process. I have been excited to meet new students and still learn something from them every time I’m at the school.

When not at work you can find me at the gym, at the ice rink, on the golf course or at the firehall.

I started The Massage Therapist Development Center because massage therapy does not get the respect it deserves.

Visit any Massage Therapy Facebook group, article or blog on the internet and you’ll realize:

There is a lot of frustration and very differing opinions within the Massage Therapy industry.

Massage Therapy, as an industry is not where it needs to be. There is a call out for national certifications, evidence based research and a change in understanding. While there are very differing views on all of these topics it is obvious that Massage Therapy does not get the respect it deserves. If I hear one more “happy ending” joke I’m going to snap!

That’s where we come in. This is YOUR site. We want egos and agenda’s left at the door. We need to work together to promote massage therapy and form a community that benefits everyone.

We want to promote Massage Therapy, highlight its great affects as well as highlight what Massage Therapists are doing in their communities.

Not sure what CEC’s to take? Not sure how to deal with a difficult case? Want to know what’s new in research?

We all got started in this industry to help people, so let’s help each other and in turn help more patients.

……This is more than a website, it’s a movement.

If you like this idea, please join us and let your colleagues know, you’ll be glad you did.

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