I am a health coach and registered massage therapist working out of my home in the Alta Vista/Herongate area of Ottawa. My path in health care has been very fulfilling and continues to open doors to new ways that I can help my clients. 

It began when I was working for an environmental consulting company and I went for a prenatal massage. It was amazing. I loved massage so much that I spent three years studying it. I soon found out that I love giving massages as much as I love getting them. So began my life as a health care practitioner.

I graduated from Algonquin College’s Massage program with honours and successfully completed the registration exams with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario to become a Registered Massage Therapist in 2007. I furthered my training with a course in pregnancy massage and training in the Active Release Technique (ART) for the upper and lower extremities. I’ve also taken level 1 and 2 craniosacral therapy.

Over the years I have had a number of clients that have been diagnosed with cancer. We studied safe ways to treat people with cancer in school but I wanted more information on the subject. I started by taking courses to help me in this such as massage therapy for people living with cancer and myofascial release. I have also taken courses for pediatric massage and oncology pediatric massage.

Through my work with people in the different stages of cancer and watching family members go through their own experiences with cancer I became interested in cancer coaching. I took a course with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and loved it. I have since taken the Health Coach Professional program at York University. I love learning and will continue studying massage therapy and health coaching as long as I am doing them. I will also continue working on my own yoga and mindfulness practices as I continue working on my wellness.

I feel very lucky to be able to help people feel better every day.

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