What influenced your decision to become a Massage Therapist/Osteopath?
I have always been interested in studying natural ways to heal the human body. I had lots of experience growing up getting treatment from a naturopath, chiropractor, massage, physio etc to keep me healthy for playing sports. My athletic therapist at the time was undergoing their osteopathic studies and wanted to practice techniques on me. My first treatment was something I never had experienced before it was deeply relaxing and therapeutic. I felt a deep connection to that approach to healing and wanted to learn more.
What are the top three most common issues you help clients address?
1) Back Pain 2) Neck Pain 3) Stress & Anxiety
What types of conditions/injuries do you enjoy treating?
1) Back pain 2) Headaches 3) Foot problems
What types of treatment methods/approaches do you use?
I use a lot of trigger point therapy, fascial techniques, muscles stripping.
What is your treatment philosophy?
To help patients heal themselves and work with them in a relaxed setting. Educating them or guiding them so they are more aware of their own body.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a hands on manual therapy aiming to remove any barriers to health by treating the causes of pain and imbalances.
Who would likely benefit from an Osteopathic appointment?
Most office workers would benefit but anyone can experience an improvement from an Osteopathic appointment. Similar to a massage it can also promote relaxation and stress relief as well as relieve muscle tension.
If you could give everyone one piece of advice this winter what would it be?
Bundle up and get some fresh air.
What do you like to do for fun?
Hiking, reading yoga!
Written by the team at Rebound Health and Wellness