About Your Therapist
My vision is to provide the best massage therapy experience and care to patients. I operate with the highest standards in terms of quality of treatments, and comfort of the environment.
I always knew I wanted to be in the field of helping and connecting with people. Before becoming a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), I worked as a Human Resources Professional thinking that I would be able to change people’s lives by making their work a better place. Little did I know, the job was mostly administration and I found myself sitting in front of a screen for 10 hours a day! With my desire to be more active and finding a balance in life, I decided to change my career before it is too late.
I became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the primary goal to help people and I strive to become a better therapist everyday. Through applying different techniques and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, I have treated various musculoskeletal conditions (general tension, strains/sprains, whiplash just to name a few).
Outside of massage, I enjoy keeping myself busy and healthy by doing yoga, taking walks, and exploring new places, near and far! I love to try new foods/restaurants and enjoys talking about food as much as eating it!
Dedication to Patient Care and Quality of Treatment: With the best of my ability, I am committed to providing each patient with undivided focus and treatment plan that meets their goals
Mutual Respect: I will respect every patient at every step of the treatment, from managing confidentiality and privacy to modifying treatments according to the patients’ comfort. At the same time, I expect patients to treat me and my profession with the same respect.
Communication: With the best of my ability, I will clearly inform patients of procedures, address any concerns they may have and ensure patients understand and consent to their treatment plan prior to their treatment. I will attentively listen to patients’ feedback and concerns.
Growth: I am committed to continuous learning and improving in this profession by reading, taking courses, and conversing with the RMT community to offer you the best experience.
Community and Patient Empowerment: I will strive to create a sense of community in my practice where patients can openly ask questions and share resources related to their health and well-being. I will try my best to motivate and empower each patient to take care of their own health and well-being by providing resources and exercises to meet their goals.
Experiences and Education
I graduated from the College of Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy (CCMH), and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Before moving to serve the Durham community, I practiced at various clinics in Toronto. The patients that I’ve treated include: hardworking professionals, students, seniors, and kids. While I was in school, I trained with Cindy McNeely through taking a Trimesters course and gained experience treating perinatal patients and high risk pregnancies at Sunnybrook Hospital.
I became a certified Yoga Instructor in 2019. Although I currently don’t have the availability to teach a yoga class, many of the self-care exercises I recommend are based on yoga. Again, applying my knowledge in anatomy and physiology, I combine yoga theories to develop routines that are specific to your needs and would be a complement to your treatment.
Approach to Treatment
My approach to treatment is dynamic and aims to balance relaxation and mechanical effectiveness to optimize your mental and physical health. My treatment plan for each patient and session is different despite treating a similar concern. I am able to treat in different degrees of pressure, so whether you prefer light, moderate, or deep pressure, I will adapt to your body’s needs and goals you wish to achieve. Some of the techniques that you may experience in my treatment include: general Swedish massage, fascia release, trigger points release, joint mobilization, proprioception techniques, and stretching. I generally like to incorporate heat in the treatment, but will respect your choice to exclude it from your treatment if you warm up easily.
Sanitation and Ambiance: It is CMTO’s standards to keep our treatment room safe and clean between each patient for infection control purposes. I do my due diligence in wiping common contact surfaces (tables, chairs, desks, door knobs, etc) with disinfectant solution approved by Health Canada, and provide a new set of linens for each patient. I also ensure the treatment room feels comforting and relaxing before you come in.
COVID-19 Protocol: I follow CMTO's “wipe-twice” method (wipe once to clean, wipe again to disinfect) for all contact surfaces. Click here for more details about our COVID-19 prevention procedures.
Music: There is a variety of background music and playlists that you can choose from based on your preference. If you don't have a preference, I usually default to a relaxation/spa playlist.
Table and Heating Products: I usually turn on the table warmer to introduce heat to the entire body. If more heat is needed, I also have a thermophore for local application. The headrest of the massage table is adjustable, so if you are uncomfortable with the heat or setting of the table, you can let me know to make adjustments.
Oil: I use apricot kernel oil because it is light and quick absorbing so that patients won’t feel greasy after a massage treatment. There are many benefits to applying apricot kernel oil on the skin and no side-effects. If you have any allergies, please let me know before starting your treatment so I can find an alternative to use. For more information about apricot kernel oil, click here.