We are all looking for the tools, a plan, and the support we need to achieve our health goals. Our work together helps build an awareness of just how adaptable, resilient, and capable you are.
My own personal experiences of injury, and physical and mental challenges, combined with my manual massage skills, Iyengar Yoga training, and passion for research allows me to offer treatments that enhance and strengthen the health and well-being of my clients.
I seek out opportunities to learn from leaders in our field and to utilize these experiences to create an environment of safety, trust, non-judgement, and possibilities for change with my clients. I am curious about our minds and bodies, constantly learning, and open to new ideas and treatment approaches backed by research and lived experience founded on a practice of metta or loving kindness.
I use a variety of techniques tailored to patient needs which may include Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Cupping, Active Engagement Techniques, Muscle Energy, Craniosacral, Visceral, Swedish, Stretching, Joint Mobilization, Thai Massage and Table Thai.
Thai Massage is done fully clothed on a mat on the floor. It incorporates acupressure, movement, breath work and assisted yogic stretching for a dynamic body/mind experience.
In my work with clients I bring my skills in both Thai Massage and Western Therapeutic Massage along with 24 years-worth of continuing education courses, conferences, webinars, retreats and of course, practice. I learned so much about the world of Natural Health by being a member on the board and Past President of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. I am involved in the professional recognition of Massage Therapy by sitting on the committee for Regulation of Massage in the Province of Saskatchewan.
My passion for motion (motion is lotion) manifests itself in an obsession for cycling: fat biking, gravel biking, mountain biking and cycle commuting. I have always loved cycling. I cycled from Edmonton to Waterton National Park in Alberta and back as a summer holiday. I cycled through the state of Rajasthan in India on an Indian “Hero” bicycle, and have had epic Fat Bike rides in Northern Saskatchewan. Two wheels get me excited. I am also a board member of Canada’s first Fat Bike club, Fatlanders Fat Tire Brigade. For the past few years I have been entering bike races and off-road triathlons more for the excitement of belonging to a positive minded community and the time I get to share with friends outside, than for the chance of winning (I don’t usually win anything, lol). Covid has put a spin on that this summer but I hope to return to group cycling events in the future.
I love the water, having spent my summers as a child at a cabin on a lake and my current favourite water sport is stand up paddle boarding. I love anything that encourages me to play, move my body, and be in nature.
I also love great food, I am an adventurous eater and I love to cook. Thai food is one of my favourite on the planet and I took a cooking class my last trip there in 2018 where we almost lit the roof on fire!
I have a fascination with fermenting and after reading the bible of fermenting, "The Art of Fermentation" by Sandor Katz, I have an array of living organisms whose feeding schedule keeps me organized. I love the products of fermenting (Kombucha, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimchi and yoghurt are my staple ferments) as much as the politics of fermenting.