After spending 12 years in the fast paced world of steel sales and management positions, a sudden downsizing left me unhealthy, exhausted and needing a new direction. The next year was spent focused on the rebuilding of body and mind to get back to a level that would keep me fit and healthy through the raising of my child and a career restructuring.
Enter Reiki, which I became a reikimaster of in the mid-nineties, and helped facilitate the healing of my physical and mental being. Massage Therapy then became my focus and allowed me to focus on physical illness and injuries of my body.
Upon completion of the 2200hr program and the provincial testing, I took my certifications and I left Ontario and moved west to experience something different. I expanded my personal growth again leading me to Banff and the luxurious world of the Willow Stream Spa life at Banff Springs Hotel. I was fortunate to spend over 2 years learning to perfect the pure relaxation therapies as well as therapeutic aspects afforded by their extensive menu and became a very well rounded therapist able to do soft tissue rehab as well as some of their famous signature treatments this world class spa is known for.
My experiences in the foothills led me into a life dealing with athletes from all walks of life from retired skiers to Olympic team members, many of whom I personally and privately worked with until after the Vancouver Olympics.
While in the foothills, I became particularly focused and dealt with, the often overlooked or unknown aspects of recoverability at altitude and thus was able to fine tune my treatment forms in treating various members of the men’s and women’s cross country ski teams. Canmore and Banff also host many athletes from different sports such as triathletes who compete in the Metrex venues.
The intensive research I delved into as well as the results oriented methods of treating in this special field, led me to be a therapist of a totally different ilk than what one normally encounters in a clinic, specifically that of a soft tissue rehab and recovery therapist. I take great pride in my journey of 17 years (so far) and look forward to many more as I travel down this road.
My specialties include but aren’t limited to:
- H.A.A.N. (High Altitude Athletics and Nutrition)
- Myofascial Cupping
- Integrated Manual Therapy
- Lymphatic drainage and tissue recovery techniques
- Perispinal Muscle focused relaxation treatments
- Planned post-surgical and injury recovery techniques