1. What do you love about your profession?
I love being an RMT because every client brings a new opportunity, every treatment is unique, every day is different. I love the challenge of trying to optimally support clients on their healing journey.
2. Why did you become an RMT?
I became an RMT in a round-about way. I began my career in therapy as an Athletic Therapist, took some time off to be home with my kids, and returned to school to earn an RMT licence when I was ready to go back to work full time. I always seek out Massage Therapy when I need help with an injury, tension, or stress so I decided it would be a good fit for me.
3.Do you have any additional training as an RMT that people might want to know?
Along with my traditional RMT practice, I also have training and offer treatments in Craniosacral Therapy. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Craniosacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.
4. If you weren’t an RMT, what would you be?
I often joke that if I was not in health care working with people I would be a mechanic working with cars. Or a coroner. I really like trying to figure out why something isn’t working and try to fix it.
5. Tell us one thing you are passionate about outside of your work 🙂
When I’m not at work you will likely find me jogging the waterfront trail, doing hot yoga, reading a book on my phone, or cheering on my kids.
Bonus question: Favourite food?
My favourite foods are soup, sandwiches, and lasagna.