History of the Profession – TV :60 Spot

On August 4th 1914, England went to war and took Canada with her – World War One. No one had predicted that an entire generation would be devastated by the years that lay ahead, nor did anyone predict casualties into the millions.The Canadian Medical Service responded valiantly receiving high praise for efficiency and devotion to duty. At the heart of the Canadian effort were women, left home to make a difference in their country’s future. Many were stationed at makeshift hospitals overseas. Among these outposts were orthopedic centers where soldiers were treated with hydrotherapy, gymnastic exercise and Massage Therapy. Nearly 2,000 soldiers were treated daily by massage, establishing Massage Therapy as a necessary and valued form of healthcare. The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario has been regulating the profession of Massage Therapy since 1919.

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