Cathy began studying and practicing eastern health philosophy and shiatsu in the 1990’s. Her goal is to give clients the very best care possible so that they may obtain their life, sports and wellness goals. Her focus is on therapeutic, wellness oriented massage treatments designed specifically for each client, be they youth, adult or senior, and her intention is to help facilitate healing. The benefits of massage is evidenced based and research has shown the the positive impacts on the nervous system.
Cathy is professionally trained and skilled in clinical and spa massage having 12 years of experience. She obtained a two year, 2,200 hour, diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy from MH Vicars, Calgary, Alberta. She believes the natural hands on treatment of pure stress and pain release, sometimes held in the body for too long, are vital to our continued good health and will play an even greater role in healthcare as we move forward. Her certificates, experience, and special interests include treating &giving - Deep tissue massage (neck, shoulder, lumbar and hip), Range of Motion Dysfunction example- frozen shoulder-Postural Dysfunction- Rehabilitation, Pre and post surgery, Reducing Muscle Tension, TMJ, Vertigo, MS, Sleep disorders, Sports Massage (pre and post event), Injuries - MVA-Whiplash and overuse conditions such as tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Current Modalities/techniques include: Swedish relaxation, Deep Tissue, Manual Lymphatic drainage, Cranial Sacral, Myofascial stretching, PNF stretching, Trigger Point Release, Dynamic Silicone Cupping, Reiki (Usui level one) energy healing and Indian Foot Massage. Home care exercises are given as part of the session and may include some yoga asana integration.
Cathy hikes, skis, mountain bikes, interval sprints and likes to train at high elevation. She has travelled extensively throughout Nepal, India (Northern), Thailand, South America and Europe. Canmore has been her home since 2001. Her massage treatments/sessions are good for private medical insurance and motor vehicle accident Insurance claims.