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(By Matthew Chan) Massage therapy has proven to be a gratifying job choice for those wishing to change careers. If you have friends and family members who enjoy the notion of making others feel better and living a healthy lifestyle, a job as a massage therapist might be the perfect fit for them. However, they...
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By Matthew Chan Did you recently graduate from massage therapy school and want to learn how to gain clients? Or are you a massage therapist who wants to learn how to grow your business? There’s no denying that any massage therapist wants to make money while pursuing their passion for helping others. As a graduate...
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By Matthew Chan The massage industry is expanding at a rapid rate, and there is a growing influx of job opportunities for massage therapists. However, there is more to learning massage than just the career prospects. Whether you are considering massage therapy as a career, or just want to study for personal reasons, learning massage...
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(By Matthew Chan) As a health and fitness enthusiast, I have always sought new skills and knowledge to add to my repertoire. In 2018 I took an interest in massage training. After searching for the best massage therapy school near me, I stumbled upon the massage therapy school IKRA Academy of Massage Therapy and immediately...
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By Marek Zielinsky | Research by LUZ Garcia de Zielinski For more than 18 years, IKRA Massage Academy has had a storefront in Verdun, at 5101 Wellington. Anthony Pantazopoulos was first the director of the establishment, before acquiring it with the building that houses it, 16 years ago, to make it the most important massage...
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After taking the intro to Swedish massage course (read about my experience here), I got to sit down with our fantastic teacher, Dominique Champagne, and what a pleasure it was. With over 30 years of massage experience and 20 years of teaching experience, I was blown away by how much passion and enthusiasm she still has for the...
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I recently had the pleasure of taking the intro to Swedish Massage 1 course at IKRA Massage Academy. And to be honest, I was a little nervous before I got there. I knew that I was interested in learning massage therapy, but I also had so many questions and doubts floating around in my mind:...
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Zaw Lazum - IKRA Academy graduate holding up his certificate from IKRA Academy
This week, we’re celebrating Zaw Lazum, IKRA Academy’s graduate of the moment. Originally from Burma, Zaw’s passion and work ethic make his success story an inspiration to anyone who dreams of earning their living doing what they love. He’s got a great, full-time job, working at Scandinave Spa in the old port. He’s worked with...
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A massage therapist demonstrating an advanc
There is a growing need in our society for touch. With lockdowns and social distancing, people worldwide are more physically isolated than ever before. Even before Covid-19, North American culture was not especially touchy. Outside of family, friends, or sexual partners, most North Americans rarely have physical contact beyond a handshake or an occasional hug....
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A group of massage therapists
Things are moving full speed at IKRA Academy. September is most definitely our busiest month of the year. Prospective students are contacting us, new students are enrolling, and old students are returning, with classes kicking off left, right and center. But this year, there’s more going on at IKRA than ever before.   The fall...
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