About Me

A few years ago I took a fall while rollerblading with my dog. Had multiple injuries (lower back, hips and knees) including a head concussion. I was unable to return to work and it took well over a year to rehabilitate with various health practitioners. During this time is when I got introduced to Massage Therapy.

I was living with pain 24/7. The concussion only intensified my pain and because of it, I was unable to read or watch television. Light, even natural light, would trigger headaches so I spent most of my days in bed, curtains closed.

About 2 months into receiving physiotherapy treatments, I woke up one morning and felt my body had rebelled against me. That day, I walked into my physiotherapists' clinic and she informed me that we had hit a plateau. Nothing more she can do until we calm my nervous system due to the head concussion. She barely touched me on the skin and I was in tears. She asked if I would be open to trying a different approach to my treatments. I said anything that can help. She suggested I go see a Massage Therapist. To be honest, until that day, I always viewed Massage Therapist for relaxation but I was desperate and figured I had nothing to loose at that point.

To my surprise, after about one month I was able to return to physiotherapy and my body responded better to treatments. I continued to integrate Massage Therapy into my rehabilitation and came to the personal understanding that Massage Therapy is much more than relaxation. It does have a place in rehabilitation.

Because of this experience, I have a special interest in pain management and rehabilitation.

Diplomas

  • 2200-hour program in Remedial Massage Therapy Diploma from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy (Edmonton, AB)

  • 2220-hour program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and  TCM (Bedford, NS)

Certifications

  • Reiki Usui Level I, II and III/Master (Cold Lake, AB)

  • Jade Stones:  Hot and/or Cold (Saskatoon, SK)

  • Contemporary Cupping Methods from the International Cupping Therapy Association (Edmonton, AB)

  • Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Basic and Performance Kinesiology Taping Certification with RockTape (Halifax, NS)

Professional Associations

  • ​Massage Therapist Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS)

  • Nova Scotia Chapter of The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC)

  • The Canadian Reiki Association (In process)