My approach to massage is simple: each time you visit, I assess then treat. To accomplish this, I always:
- Listen to you
- Observe your posture and body language
- Let my experience and my hands tell me where I can help
- Draw on my extensive training to provide the most effective treatment possible
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After completing my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and spending several years as a field biologist, I moved on to obtain my Massage Therapy Diploma from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, where I graduated with honours in 2009.
I have additional training in sport massage, as well as:
- Myofacial Release from the Jennings Institute — a technique that can reduce discomfort, improve posture, and provide more lasting benefits from massage.
- Cranio-sacral Therapy (CST) from the Upledger Institute — a gentle technique used to release restrictions in the system of tissues and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the central nervous system to releave headaches, chronic neck and back pain.
I have been providing registered massage therapy treatments in the Kitchener-Waterloo area since 2009. I am currently in private practice at Embody Health Centre in Waterloo.
Prior to my current location, I provided RMT treatments at Come Alive Fitness and both the University Plaza and RIM Park Waterloo Sports Medicine Centres, where I enjoyed treating a variety of athletic and over-use injuries.
I am registered and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) regulatory body. I am also a proud member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO)—the RMT professional association.