Meet the W and the SB in WSB...
Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Active Members of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario
I’m a massage therapist, a mom and an opera singer. When I’m not wearing those hats, you might find me working-out or riding my bike. I’m also pretty good in the kitchen and bake a mean cake….but I suppose I digress.
While studying at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, I not only learned the many techniques involved with Swedish massage and hydrotherapy, but was given the opportunity to participate in specialty clinics for cancer treatment at Princess Margaret Lodge and HIV/AIDS at 330 Jarvis St. As you might have guessed, these are two areas that I am quite passionate about.
As well, after graduating, I spent two years working at Altum Health through Toronto Western Hospital where I predominantly treated people recovering from workplace and auto injuries.
Of course, you don’t have to fall into those categories to come in for a massage. What I believe in the most is that no matter what your background or your age, massage can help with a multitude of health concerns. I would love to take the opportunity to get to know you and your health history so we can work together to design a treatment plan that is created for you individually. I will never claim that I can ‘fix’ things for you but I’m quite certain that I can help you feel better and get you closer to your goals, be it pain management, recovery from injury, muscle tension or the often-underrated need for relaxation.
I’m the father of two wonderful girls and an RMT, and that pretty much takes up all of my time. I have a background in martial arts, enjoy drawing the things that I see in the stucco ceiling at home, have trouble following a recipe (but like to cook) and continue to hunt the elusive ‘8 hours of sleep’ I keep hearing about.
Although I was present at the birth of both my daughters, I often felt helpless dealing with the physical issues surrounding the pregnancies themselves. I only wish that I had known how much massage can help with the lower back pain and nightly leg cramping. During my time at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic I took a specialty pregnancy clinic that taught me how to treat both pre and postnatal discomforts. Since then I have gained more experience working with pregnant patients and have found it to be some of the most rewarding work I’ve done.
But to be honest, I like working with all demographics and enjoy the challenge of designing a treatment specific massage that is rooted in calming the nervous system. I believe that there’s always a place for relaxation in every treatment (unless, perhaps, you’re just about to run a marathon...)