Registered Massage Therapist
Stephanie is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Cambridge and is a member of the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO). She is experienced in General Swedish massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release techniques, deep tissue, sport, and intra-oral massage. She has additional training in cupping. Her clinical areas of interest include working with shoulder injuries, increasing joint range of motion, scar tissue mobility, and chronic headaches.
Why did I become an RMT?
When I was 12 years old I fell out of a very tall tree when playing one of my favourite childhood games 'man hunt.' When I fell on the rocks I managed to cut my forearms up quite badly so of course my young mind was soley focused on the blood. In the coming 4-6 years I started suffering from chronic headaches; 5-7 days a week, preventing me from focusing at school or being able to sleep at night. I ended up receiving adjustments from a chiropractor in addition to learning about how to balance my upper body's musculature and my symptoms diminished to the point of nearly nothing! I decided that I wanted to help others achieve their optimal health, teaching them about their bodies and how to deal with aches and pains that come along.
What do I love about my job?
I love being about to work with such a wide variety of people on a daily basis; from enhancing performance of young athletes all the way up to elderly individuals struggling with chronic pain associated with arthritis. Every day looks different; from the individuals who walk in the door to the types of conditions that are being treated that day. There is no such thing as knowing it all in this field; truly every body is unique and different and there is always more learning to be done!