Thai massage or Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient and dynamic bodywork therapy in which the practitioner skillfully places the client into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. The body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked. The legs and feet of the practitioner can be used to position the body or limbs of the client. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. The client wears loose comfortable clothing and lies on a mat. There’s no use of oils or lotion.
By restoring the flow of energy through the body, it can increase flexibility, range of motion, athletic performance, mental clarity and energy levels. Most clients immediately feel more physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually balanced. The nervous system, blood flow and relaxation response are all stimulated while simultaneously relaxing the mind and body.
Functional Bodywork (formerly Active Facial Release/AFR) combines elements of motor control theory with a neuro-myo-fascial approach to identify, treat and finally re-educate the client’s movement pattern. Developed by James Earls this method blends his understanding of the myofascial and functional movement principles with hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues this method addresses the body as a whole to create a variety of therapeutic effects.
Scar Tissue Release Session (MSTR®) is a specialized form of scar tissue work to help free restrictions of scarring due to surgical intervention or trauma wound scars, and scar tissue adhesions which causes movement limitations.
* Caesarean section scars
* Hysterectomy scars
* Spinal surgery scars
* Trauma scars from lacerations (head wound scars, stab wounds, bullet wounds)
* Mastectomy scars
* Amputation scars
* Underlying scar tissue from surgery
* Plantar Fasciitis
* Dupuytren's contraction
* Axillary Web Syndrome
You can book this session separately, or if you're in the Movement & Bodywork process with me and you have a surgical scar, trauma wound scar or scar tissue adhesion, I integrate this modality.
Fletcher Pilates is a complete physical conditioning program derived directly from the original Pilates method taught to Ron Fletcher by Joe and Clara Pilates. The dual emphasis on movement awareness and efficient body mechanics is key to improving posture, alignment and overall body balance.
Fascia is a multidirectional connective tissue made partially of collagenous fibres which envelopes the body hence supports and gives us our shape. It plays an important role in health, wellbeing and mobility as it transforms mechanical forces throughout the body, communicates to our nervous system and is a sensory organ.
Our bodies are made out of sensors that have an amazing ability to absorb environmental information all around us. This information travels through our nervous system to the brain, where the information is prioritized, decisions are made and communicated back to the body’s mechanics. So, what happens when there are gaps in these sensory systems and the communication channels are not working efficiently? It can interfere with the bodies ability to react, focus, coordinate, balance and move efficiently. The dominant sensory systems (visual, vestibular and proprioception) work together to help the body move well. Neuro-movement will assess for gaps, apply tools and strategies to strengthen the three sensory input systems and improve your movement.
IHC is a process that facilitates healthy sustainable thought and behavioural patterns that leads to healthy outcomes & optimal functioning of the human mind, body & spirit.
2021 MSTR® Certified Practitioner
2019 Licensed Holistic Practitioner - Thai Massage
2019 Thai Massage Toronto School - Thai Practitioner Certification
2019 PMA®- National Certified Pilates Teacher
2019 The Health Coach Alliance - Registered Health Coach
2019 Nickerson Institute of Integrative Training - Certified Integrative Health Coach
2018 Anatomy in Motion, Finding Centre Immersion - Gary Ward - Anatomy in Motion Practitioner
2017 Neuro-Movement - Trent McEntire
2017 Gray Institute - 3DMAPS
2017 Lilly Rahmann’s Crystal & Resonance Centre - Lilly Rahmann - Quantum Medicine Level 1
2017 Lilly Rahmann’s Crystal & Resonance Centre - Lilly Rahmann - Quantum Touch Level 2
2016 Active Fascial Release - James Earls
2016 Fascial Fitness - Robert Schliep & Divo Muller - Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer
2016 Anatomy in Motion, Finding Centre Immersion - Gary Ward - Anatomy in Motion Practitioner
2015 Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers - Movement Immersion with Tom Myers
2015 Anatomy Trains - James Earles - Born To Walk
2014 New Zest 4 Life - Svetlana - Quantum Touch Level 1
2014 Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers - Resilience: Taking The Strain and Coming Back Stronger
2014 Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers - Fascial Release Series: Tensegrity Spine
2014 Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers - Bridging the Gap: Anatomy Trains & Function First
2013 Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers - Body Reading and Touch-cueing for Movement Therapists
2012 Franklin Method - Mighty Psoas
2011 Pilates Method Alliance - PMA-CPT (Certified Pilates Teacher)
2010 CanFitPro - Personal Trainer Specialist certificate
2009 Heart 2 Heart - CPR, First Aid Level C (certifies every 3 years from this point forward)
2009 Fletcher Pilates Inc. - Professional Fletcher Pilates Teacher Diploma
2001 Second Soloist, National Ballet of Canada
1994 Corps de Ballet member, National Ballet of Canada
1991 Apprentice, National Ballet of Canada
1990 Canada's National Ballet School - Post Graduate Program
1988 Corps de Ballet member, Ballet Philippines
1987 Philippine High School for the Arts - Dance major