For as long as I can remember, I have been the person that friends and family came to and asked to be massaged-
“Can you rub my shoulders?”, “Do you have time to release my legs?”, “Can you stretch my back?”
Throughout my professional dance career and teaching- I have been deeply curious about the human body, the potential, the healing… the challenges. I have always wanted to find ways to make the people I care bout feel better, healthier, happier in their structures.
When I retired from performing, a bit abruptly due to a devastating injury, the call to help people and focus on others- away from my own injury was intense. I did the Doula training attended a few births and knew that my hands-on knowledge and nurturing desire was the next call.
Researching the colleges and training programs in BC for Massage, I really fluctuated in my decision to return to school; It had been over 20 years since I had been in a full time learning environment- and I had just finished paying off my student loans from my professional dance training! I opted to enrol at Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage- a spa practitioner training program- but with no aesthetics – I do not do facials, manicures, pedicures or hair removal. I received incredible training and anatomy and physiology - with the option to transfer my hours towards the RMT program if I ever choose to continue my education. I work within the parameters of my training and refer out to RMTs for anything that would fall out of my scope of practise, supporting my local community of fellow body-workers and RMTs to the full extent.
I am constantly expanding on my knowledge and approach to the body, the emotional and physical needs of every client, the instinctual and sensitive knowledge of touch. My desire when I massage, is for every client to feel heard, nurtured and perhaps changed a little?
Relax, unwind, release and feel safe.
I am a certified Spa Therapist through the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage (VSBM) gaining both expertise and experience in many spa modalities such as Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Flow, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology and Shiatsu. I have also completed the Pregnancy Massage Course through VSBM. Please find information below on the various techniques.
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