I love my job.
I love how diverse it can be. I love the flexibility it provides. I love how it helps people to feel healthier and happier.
My professional career began in 1999, when I completed my 3,300-hour diploma from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. (The minimum schooling required in Alberta to become an RMT is just 2,200 hours.) I moved from Vancouver to Edmonton, preferring snow over rain, and I opened my own clinic in 2000.
As a member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta, I’ve pursued many professional development opportunities during my career, adopting advanced techniques to calm headaches, relieve jaw pain and release scars. Several of the clients I treat are recovering from whiplash symptoms after motor vehicle accidents.
Pre-natal massage is a modality where I’ve really focused my learning. That has included doula training and, for practical experience, I birthed two boys of my own. Massage during pregnancy can ease joint and back pain, release tense muscles, improve blood and lymph circulation and relieve fatigue and anxiety.
I own a set of those fancy custom cushions that provide extra support for pregnant clients. You can even lie on your tummy!
You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. – Dr. Seuss