DEEP TISSUE/ THERAPEUTIC/ SPORTS INJURY / FST TREATMENTS
From a young age, I have always had the passion and desire to help others. This is what led me to my career as a Registered Massage Therapist and Fitness Instructor. My journey began with a diploma in Outdoor Adventures at Algonquin College in Pembroke and continued into a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. I fell in love with Zumba Fitness, a fun Latin dance exercise class and became certified as a Zumba Instructor and Personal Trainer. I currently teach a variety of fitness classes at Movati (Orleans/Trainyards) including Zumba, Bootcamp, Circuits, and Body Sculpt. I have also been certified in Yoga Tune Up (YTU) and The Roll Method, teaching self-massage and mobility exercises with YTU massage balls. Having seen and felt the benefits of Massage Therapy first hand with my own injuries, I decided to pursue a complimentary health practice as a Registered Massage Therapist.
I graduated from the massage therapy program at International Academy of Massage. I am a fully licensed RMT with the (CMTO) College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Massage is a powerful tool that has a multitude of benefits. My goal is to provide focused treatments and work with your body’s individual needs to alleviate your aches and pains and bring you to optimal performance. I am a strong believer that good posture and mobility contribute to a prolonged and healthy life.
I specialize in Myofascial release, deep tissue, Fascial Stretch Therapy and Sports Massage. I have worked with local sports teams including: Ottawa Fury Soccer Club and the Ottawa Senators. I use several techniques to release the fascia before getting deep into the tissues and muscles. My goals are to release trigger points, and or chronic pain by alleviating muscle tensions and imbalances. Cupping is a great tool that I use in my practice to bring circulation into an area, as well as remove restrictions. To complete your treatment, I recommend stretches, foam rolling, strengthening and or yoga tune up exercises that you can do at home to increase the speed of healing and promote better posture.
FST is a new certification that I have added to my practice in July 2018. It stands for Fascial Stretch Therapy and has many different benefits then a regular massage. In an FST treatment, full clothing is worn including socks, (Lycra clothing works best). This treatment focuses on the fascial lines of the body. Through traction and a series of stretches you will experience greater flexibility, less pain/ tightness and some clients have even reported changes in sleep. This is offered in one-hour treatment sessions, which include assessment/FST and mobility training as needed. Book in for an FST treatment to see if your body can benefit from this unique style of assisted stretch.
Let me help you unlock your bodies potential.