The strength, resilience, and potential of each human body is something I’m amazed by daily and love learning from. My curiosity for human anatomy and physiology gained momentum when seeking ways to rehabilitate and maintain my own body after injuries endured from my athletic endeavours.
I have been an athlete my whole life partaking in activities such as soccer, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, hiking, climbing, and paddling. It wasn’t until my early 20’s that I started understanding the importance of rehabilitating injuries while incorporating proper biomechanics to support my body in ways necessary for everyday activities.
Yoga has been a practice I have been dedicated to for nearly a decade, it is the main rehabilitation practice that I have chosen to help my healing journey.
Partaking in a yoga teacher training course in 2017 taught me about the synergy between the mind, body, and spirit. Experiencing and exploring this connection between mind, body and spirit through massage is something that deeply fascinates me. I believe that when we aim to merge the three, we can uncover buried tools within us that can lead us on our healing journey. I am passionate about encouraging this type of exploration through massage and wish to empower people in their everyday lives through the simple but profound power of awareness.
My approach to initiating awareness involves bringing intention to specific areas of our body. Along with general swedish massage techniques, I also like to incorporate breathing, stretching, and strengthening to do this.
Through my massage practice I have gained a deep appreciation for the importance of working in collaboration with each patient in order to develop custom treatment plans that are creative and specific to their needs.
My goal as a therapist is to create a comfortable, safe, and tranquilizing environment for each client to settle into.
I enjoy using a variety of techniques that promote relaxation and do this to engage with the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as our “rest and digest” system. This system facilitates the bodies natural healing process which can assist clients in maintaining their desired equilibrium.
The unique dynamic created between therapist and client is also something I thoroughly enjoy learning from. Keeping a positive attitude with an open mind is important to me, and trust and communication are two things I greatly value.