I have an insatiable appetite for knowledge, and always question the status quo. Drop the dogma!
I think that we have way more power to change our bodies and minds in positive ways than we ever give ourselves credit for, and my work endeavors to help people realize this innate power.
EXCITING CHANGES COMING in March 2018
As some of you may know, beginning in January 2018, I will slowly transition my practice out of massage and will instead use the descriptor "Integrative Manual Therapy" (IMT) to describe my treatment. In my quest to better my skills over the past 5 years, I have had lots of sleepless nights, squished hours sitting in planes, waiting in airports and mediating low grade headaches as I dig deeper to elevate my anatomy, movement and functional neurology knowledge. By March 1st, 2018 my practice will consist of utilizing NKT and P-DTR as my primary treatment approach (you can find out more about these techniques on my Facebook page and YouTube channel). I will be more than happy to continue to provide massage therapy for those interested in traditional massage treatment. However, to reflect my skill set, and my dedication to continuing education, I will also be raising my hourly fee. This increase allows me to continue my education, and continue to provide you with the best care possible.
I am more grateful than ever for a practice that I love, and the ability to use innovative approaches to treatment afforded to me by NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) and Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (PDTR). My objective, for everyone in my care, is to get them out of treatment as quickly as possible by applying my diverse skills, and teaching them how to become the primary driver in their own recovery. This means that while my new fee may be higher, the time spent in treatment, in pain or with dysfunction, is much less. As well, this increase allows me to continue my education, and continue to provide you with the best care.
Beginning March 1, 2018 the fee for 60 minutes of Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) will be $120. This fee includes direct care for 60 minutes, and may include traditional massage, NKT, P-DTR, and corrective exercise. It also includes videos/instructions (for you and/or your health care team) to support your treatment, and/or email support whenever you need it. I will give you 110% of myself if you are willing to take part in your journey to move better, get stronger, and live a pain free life. All the techniques I use are within the scope of practice for massage therapists so your treatment will still qualify to be billed as massage therapy. If you are still interested in booking for traditional massage therapy appointments, I would be happy to provide massage treatment at the new rate. If your extended health benefits cover a percentage of your treatment fees, then this increase translates to only $4-5 increase in out of pocket expense.
Thank you for your support and encouragement as I make these changes, and as I enter a new phase in my professional practice.
My practice is currently in Bedford, NS Canada but I love to travel!
You will not come in to see me and have a "typical" massage. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just not what I most love to do. If you are ready to make some big changes, I am here to help you achieve them. It will take work - for both of us - but the results will be nothing short of amazing. That being said, if you really just want a chill out and relax kinda treatment, who am I to tell you what your body needs?
If you're a therapist, and you're feeling stuck, I'm also here to help you.
A bit more about me....
My favorite exercise to do is the bench press because mine is pretty impressive and it feeds my ego - working on that.
I love the sound of waves crashing against the shore.
I would love to spend a day sitting in the brains of Thomas Wells, Gray Cook, any one of my students, Alex Grey, Kathy Dooley, and Stephen Hawking.
I would love to spend a day in the body of The Rock, Jay Cutler (Previous Mr. O, not the football player), Tawny Kitaen (in the 80's), and Kortney Olson.
When I have 30 minutes of free time, you can find me indulging in sleazy reality TV (guilty), an almond croissant & coffee, or spending that time somewhere there is open water (saltwater preferably)
One of the hardest times I've had was living with a disc injury, awaiting surgery. It was also an experience that taught me the most about myself. I learned both how stupid and strong I am, and that I needed to earn my strength the right way.
The best part about waking up is that feeling of anticipation and excitement for what is to come.
One person I am most proud of is my little brother. He didn't have it easy figuring out his path as a kid, but he has really built a wonderful life for himself now. I wish I had some of his strengths.