I am a graduate of Fanshawe College with an advanced diploma in Massage Therapy and have been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) since 2016. I have a special interest in perinatal massage therapy which includes pregnancy, postpartum, and infant massage. On top of the perinatal extra education I have also completed training to perform cupping and hot stone massage. I am known for my excellent pressure and ability to pinpoint trouble spots. I will always work within your pain tolerance and comfort level.
My husband and I moved to St Thomas in May 2016 from London. Our newest adventure has been learning the ropes of parenthood as we welcomed our first baby in January 2019 and our second baby in April 2022. We enjoy going for walks at the park, being creative, and watching Netflix with our cat.
“The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.” (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)
“Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy. Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the Massage Therapy treatment. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable.” (www.cmto.com)
Treatments never have to be restricted to one massage type or technique. Depending on your wants and assessment findings a large variety may be incorporated.
Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Infant Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Friction and Trigger Point Therapy
Hot Stone Massage
The AromaTouch technique is an essential oil application applied to the back and the feet to create a feeling of overall wellness. It promotes homeostasis, a healthy immune system, and decreases stress. The technique lasts approximately 40 minutes. To learn more you can visit https://www.aromatouch.com.
As the body shifts during pregnancy and symptoms change it is extremely beneficial to receive massage therapy. Massage while you are pregnant helps reduce stress, improve posture, prevent or reduce diastasis recti (separation of the abdominals), prepare your body for birth and prepare your body for after birth. It is encouraged during a pregnancy massage for the client to ask questions on pregnancy and how their body may change while they are carrying and postpartum. A special pillowing system is used to help make the client as comfortable as possible especially in the later weeks of the pregnancy. Breast massage is indicated when there is breast tissue sensitivity, engorgement, mastitis pain, pain/restriction related to breast reduction or implants, and to help stimulate milk production and release.
Infant massage is beneficial for helping with sleep, muscle imbalances, nervous system development, digestion and gas release, and creating a sense of body awareness for your baby. During your baby's appointment you will be taught how to do the massage techniques with them at home and when to use them.
Cupping is a great tool for fascial release. Instead of pushing down and using spreading techniques for fascia like you would without cups, you are pulling the fascia up to stretch and smooth it out. The cups are made of silicone and may be placed stationarily or run along a section of the body. Cupping is also great to use over joints when there is joint pain, increase circulation, and release stagnant blood/toxins from the tissue which may appear as a coloured suction mark on the skin. I often use cupping for conditions such as carpal tunnel and iliotibial (IT) band restriction.
Please call, text or email to set up an appointment or ask any questions. I look forward to meeting you!
42 Sparky's Way, Talbotville
Call or text: 519-859-7095
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