FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Please find below a few questions and answers that are typically asked by students interested in taking these courses. 

STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL TRAINING DAYS FROM START TO FINISH. COURSE TIMES ARE NOTED WITH EACH COURSE. THESE CAN VARY FROM LOCATION AND DATES. BE SURE YOU CHECK THE DATES YOU ARE SCHEDULED INTO. 
IF YOU WISH TO TRY A TREATMENT CERTIFIED THERAPISTS PAGE. 

ALL 3 OF THESE TRAININGS ARE AN IMMERSION  STYLE  OF LEARNING. FOR THAT REASON YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING. 

1) It is best if you plan to be free of all other work commitments on the training days. YOU WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OF 45 MINUTES TO 1 HOUR OF PRACTICES EACH NIGHT. 
2) It will help you greatly if you can have 1 to 2 people to practice on each day following that day's training session. 
3) Try to come well rested to the course(s) so you will get the most out of this. 

DO NOT TAKE NATURAL FACE LIFT MASSAGE UNLESS YOU HAVE KEEN INTEREST IN THE FACE AND WORKING WITH THIS AREA OF THE PERSON. THIS IS A VERY LONG COURSE IF YOU ARE ONLY TAKING THIS TO EARN CREDITS. 

TRAINING LOCATIONS:

Primarily these three courses are all offered in Calgary ongoing (typically several dates during the fall, winter and spring months - no summer dates)  Indian Foot and Head Massage are also offered at least once a year in Edmonton and Saskatoon. Additionally Vancouver for Face Lift Massage.  See the training dates page for all the current listings that are available. 

CTC is willing to come to train in other locations where there are 10 or more students who wish to take the training.If this location is in Alberta that my be achievable without incurring other charges if an adequate training facility is provided. If the training location is outside of Alberta, travel, accommodation and an appropriate training facility would be provided by the host of the course. 

CERTIFICATES
Each Student completing the course receives certificate of completion that can be used to purchase insurance to offer the treatment(s) ( see below regarding insurance ) and in some cases the certificate will allow students to get credits with their associations. An optional advanced certification is offered for both Indian Head Massage and Natural Face Lift Massage. These are both discussed in class and are not necessary for Continuing Education Credits but with some some associations will allow you to get additional credits. These are not a required part to do for the insurance coverage.

Business License and Insurance 
Yes you will require insurance to offer any of these treatments to the general public and likely a business license (unless you offer these services within another business). Also you will need a review of your space by Alberta Health Services that inspection would be part of the license requirement. Please contact your local town/city office to learn what you need to do to operate as your own business I don't have those answers. Please operate ethically and within the guidelines of the regulatory bodies you will be held accountable to. 

Will I be able to offer these treatments if I am not an RMT?
Yes. You will be able to offer all three of these treatments with adequate insurance and licensing. You will not receive an association number that will allow clients to claim on their insurance. That said, many insurance companies offer a health spending account so as long you can provide your clients with proof of services (a receipt) they may be able to claim the services. 

Insurance for all 3 modalities and for commercial liability. 

Lackner McLennan Insurance

Tel: 519-579-3330

Fax: 519-579-1151

Toll Free: 1-800-265-2625

 

The Complementary Health liability insurance is a policy we offer where we insure over 365 modalities, with the majority free of charge, for example Reiki, Yoga, and Reflexology, to name a few. Please be advised we do provide coverage for Indian Head Massage, Indian Foot Massage and the Face Lift Massage. We are pleased to advise you that this is not a location based policy and will follow you wherever you practice within Canada, as an individual practitioner.  

 

This Complementary Health policy includes both Professional as well as Commercial Liability. RATES HERE> https://ineedapolicy.com/modalities/apply/


Am I required to have anatomy and physiology to take these courses?

It is helpful if you do have this training already but we do discuss the muscle groups you will be working on during the classes and you are given a few videos to watch and a pre read before class. This is not an Anatomy & Physiology training course, it is more of an introductory and review course of the muscles in the region you will be working on. For a greater understanding of the musculoskeletal system please see the Anatomy Colouring Book 9th Edition. ( Most College Bookstores carry this and it can found at many Chapters and Indigo bookstores ) 
For Indian Head Massage - review the superficial upper back, shoulder, upper arms, neck, head and face. 
For Indian Foot Massage - review the the bones, ligaments and muscles of the foot.
For Natural Face Lift Massage - review the superficial upper upper back, shoulder and neck. Review in detail the facial muscles. 
It is not a requirement to memorize this beforehand or to even be able to say the names of the muscles but please have some familiarity. If you plan to work in this capacity it is to your benefit to take additional A & P training and there are many ways to do this. Online and at your local colleges. 

What will I need to do in order to get my certificate of completion to give to my association for Continuing Education Credits?

Pay and complete the course of your choice. Each association has a point system. The credits you will be given depend upon the course length, content and whether the association recognizes this course for a CEC or CEE.  Many Associations will give minimal credits either way. It is always good to check with your own association first to find out what value of credits can be given. I cannot answer that for everyone. If you don't belong to an association you will not be able to collect credits. 

What will I be required to bring to the course? 

Each Student for each course is asked to bring a water bottle, to go cup ( for warm drinks ) and their own lunches. If you are a serious note taker - a small notebook but there is plenty of room in the manual to note take. 

For Indian Head Massage  - Just be sure to a wear 100% ( or close to this )  cotton crew neck T-shirt ( long or short sleeves is fine) 
and bring a hair clip to put longer hair up on the top of the head. Clean hair daily please. 

For Indian Foot Massage and Natural Face Lift Massage there are specifics that must be brought but there are other items you will be asked to bring only one of. 
For Indian Foot Massage  - YOU WILL EACH NEED TO BRING 2 HAND TOWELS AND 2 STANDARD SIZE TOWELS.
You may be asked to bring a massage table, pillows, sheets or a blanket. Each person will be asked to bring specific items. Please indicate on your registration form what you can bring. Telecaster chairs must roll, be adjustable up and down and be arms free - can be with or without a back. 

For Natural Face Lift Massage - You may be asked to bring a massage table or sheets/pillow, blanket or a telecaster chair.  
Telecaster chairs must roll, be adjustable up and down and be arms free - can be with or without a back. 
Please indicate on your registration form what you can bring.

How hard are these courses if I have never done any training before like this?
You will likely find yourself exhausted at the end of each day during the training but many students who take this training are brand new to this type of training and do very well. The most important part is to have a keen desire to work on the body. Many people discover this is a very valuable and fulfilling way to create income. Plan to have a good 1-hour recovery each day after the course but also be prepared to practice on someone each evening of the training program. That helps immensely with memorizing the steps. It is good line people up in advance. 

What is the ROI ( Return on Investment) for each of these trainings?

For Indian Head Massage  - 8 to 10 treatments

For Indian Foot Massage  - 4 to 6 treatments

For Natural Facelift Massage  - 8 to 10 treatments


Who will my clients be once I am trained to do this?

This will vary for everyone but it is likely you will have both women and men for your treatments if you do your marketing in a comprehensive and proactive way. We do discuss this in class and some marketing materials are offered to further assist your reach in getting new clients.  The reach with these treatments can be quite broad because the clients can remain clothed during the treatments. Young to old can receive these as long as they are in relatively good health. Some of these treatments are not suitable for certain health conditions which is detailed and discussed in class. 

Indian Head Massage is quite mobile so there is endless possibilities for offering this in a number of locations (with permission) - indoors and outdoors. 

Review Classes for previously Trained Students. 

After one year with little practise please take the full training again (Fee is 50%) Full fee if it is longer than 2 years since the training was taken.
Within a year and you are practising but would like to hone your skills please consider the 1 day review course(s). 
These 1 day review courses (6 or more students) are posted when I have enough inquiries from students for this to take place.
The cost is $75 per course per student. Please inquire before registering or paying.

Can I charge people when I offer practices after the training. 

Ethically you should not be charging clients until your post training practises are completed and you no longer require the guide books or flow charts to follow during the treatment.
For Indian Foot Massage - minimum of 8 to 12 practises
For Indian Head Massage - minimum of 15 to 25 practises
For Natural Face Lift Massage - minimum of 8 to 12 practices. 
Only after these are completed should you consider charging. 
Ethics matter greatly in all services rendered and especially in the area of health and wellness. 

Do you recommend reading materials for the training's beforehand? YES PLEASE LINK TO THIS RESOURCES PAGE