Entries by Robin Collum

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Try Your Hand at Massage Therapy

Weekend workshops return December 4-5 in Edmonton and Calgary! Massage for Beginners is our hands-on introduction to the world of massage, but in March 2020, like our student clinics and in-person lectures, we lost our workshops to covid. The popular weekend workshops are back at last, with the first ones booked for the weekend of […]

Massage for a Sore Jaw

How Massage Therapy Can Help Relieve TMJD  Your jaw hurts. It clicks and pops. You might not be able to open your mouth all the way. It might even temporarily lock up out of the blue. That’s TMJD. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a common problem, but many people who experience it don’t recognize what’s causing […]

Vaccine Requirements at MH Vicars School

All MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy students and clients are required to show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have not been vaccinated, you will need to provide a recent negative test result every time you visit campus. Exceptions will apply to those cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and […]

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Massage For Tension Headaches

How Massage Therapy Can Help Solve Tension Headaches  For many people, a tension headache acts something like a “check engine” light: it’s your body telling you that something is off balance, and you should stop and pay attention.   Anything that puts extra strain on the muscles of the neck, back, shoulders, and face can be the […]

What You Need to Know Before Your First Massage

Your Most “Pressing” Massage Therapy Questions, Answered! Making an appointment for a therapeutic massage treatment from a professional RMT is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Massage therapy has proven benefits for your physical and mental health. If you’ve never had a professional massage before, though, it can also be a daunting prospect!   To help you prepare for your […]

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Graduate Spotlight: Claudia Wattel

For our latest entry in our graduate spotlight series, we’re switching things up a bit. Instead of interviewing a grad and writing about our conversation, we handed over the whole blog to her!  In this post, Claudia Wattel tells the story of her massage therapy career in her own words—from going back to school as an adult, to starting her own business […]

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MH Vicars Will Maintain COVID-19 Protocols for September 2021

As of the end of August, most of Alberta’s public health measures targeting COVID-19 will end. This includes most mask mandates, contact tracing, and isolation requirements. With this controversial decision it appears that schools will be free to return to pre-pandemic operations for the start of September classes. At MH Vicars School, however, we have […]

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MH Vicars School Earns Preliminary Accreditation from CMTCA

MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy is proud to announce that we have been granted Preliminary Accreditation status from the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation.  This status is an important milestone for our school, our students, and the massage therapy profession in Alberta.   “I’m so proud of our faculty and staff,” says Maryhelen Vicars, the school’s founder and […]