After graduating from Sutherland-Chan College of Massage Therapy in Toronto (1999), I returned to work in PEI and have been working full time, with Laura, in our clinic for just over 20 years now. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, I worked with developmentally handicapped adults.
My therapeutic approach draws upon multifaceted training, including courses in myofascial release, pregnancy massage, foot reflexology, basic manual lymph drainage and cupping as well as my longstanding clinical experience. I am effective in treating a wide range of conditions and enjoy working with my clients to achieve optimal results. I am dedicated to adhering to the highest professional standards and working with you to improve your well being in a safe and caring environment, including new enhanced protocols to protect everyone during the covid pandemic.
In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, birding and travel. (maybe again someday! ) Here, I am pictured at the peak of Mt. Snowdon in Wales.
I graduated from ICT Northumberland College of Massage Therapy in 1999 and have been practicing full time in Charlottetown ever since. I have completed Vodder levels 1, 2 and 3 for Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy. This allows me to treat and manage lymphedema, lipedema and venous insufficiency with MLD, bandaging/ compression garments and exercises. There is more information on this in the lymphedema section of this website. I love this work and the positive affect it has on people’s lives and their ability to live a more normal life. Lymphedema is becoming the main focus of my practice.
In 2011 I took “TMJ Mastery” with John Corey, RMT in 2011, I have been specializing in the treatment of Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction. I am very encouraged by the success I am having in the treatment and management of the associated signs and symptoms of this painful condition.
Before I became a Massage Therapist, I taught snowboarding full time at Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, BC and still enjoy getting out periodically through the winter. Most of my spare time is spent with my family and in “the barn” on our small horse farm in Bonshaw or riding my horse, Quincy. In October 2012, I ran my first Half Marathon with a time of 2:10:53! These days hiking is how I log time on my feet and snowshoeing in winter.