Achieving Stability Through Change
I’m a Registered Massage Therapist and a firm believer in a holistic approach to healing. Each person is made up of mind, body, and spirit. All three must be in working order so that a free flow of energy is achieved. Through my practice, I work hard to release soft tissue and joint dysfunction to promote well-being.
I have experience with Pregnancy Massage, Senior Massage, Palliative Care, Cancer Care, CNS Disorders (MS, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke...), and have worked in a variety of hospitals both pre- and post-surgery. I have additional training in Infant Massage so I can massage infants and also teach guardians to massage their infants.
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
More can be found at the RMTAO's Website
What will my first session be like?
On the first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment. This is important as I need to know if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications. After listening to your concerns, I will assess your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your injury (lifestyle, work conditions, etc.). After the initial assessments I will then develop a treatment plan with you to ensure you receive appropriate treatment that will help you return, as much as possible, to your normal activities.
Do you provide insurance receipts?
Yes. After each treatment I will provide an invoice with my registration information that is acceptable for all insurance companies that cover Massage Therapy. Please note, I do not do direct billing for house calls at this time. We Thrive Wellness DOES do direct billing.
What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and conditions and is widely used to help obtain relief from many specific problems, including:
Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
Stress relief and associated conditions
Headaches and migraines
Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
Repetitive strain injury
Circulatory and Respiratory problems
Pregnancy and labour discomfort
Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
Is Massage Therapy a regulated health profession?
The practice of Massage Therapy is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and is therefore a Regulated Health Profession. Only individuals who have completed the requisite training and have met the strict competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) can call themselves a "Massage Therapist" or a "Registered Massage Therapist".