My original study was in dance performance at Ryerson University, although my professional dance career was cut short by a series of injuries. Determined to see this as a positive change in my life trajectory, I entered the world of fitness, movement, and bodywork as a way of learning how to heal myself, starting by creating a strength training program to help dancers perform better and prevent injuries. My fascination with efficient, healthy human movement led me to study gait mechanics extensively (as taught through Anatomy in Motion™) which strongly impacts on the attention to detail and individualization with which I work with my clients. My highest value is to teach people how to use movement to help them connect with their bodies- Work through chronic pain, past injuries, and restrictions so that they can live their best lives and attain their fitness goals.
After leaving my career as a dancer in my early 20s I was drawn to study Thai massage originally as a compliment to my personal training practice. Thai massage is a full-body massage performed fully clothed on a comfortable mat on the floor. Thai massage blends elements reminiscent of fascial stretch therapy, deep tissue massage, acupressure, and trigger point therapy, with work on energetic meridian (Sen) lines. It is a dynamic form of massage incorporating passive yoga-related, full body stretches (hence it is often called Thai Yoga massage, or "lazy yoga"). The result is a form of bodywork that is useful for general relaxation and stress relief, as well unwinding chronic pain resulting from past injuries. In addition to the benefits of Thai massage in itself, I bring to my massage practice my understanding of biomechanics and use this to inform each session, with the ability to suggest therapeutic exercises to better integrate the benefits of the session.