Captain Marvel. Wonder woman. Daenerys Targaryen. Lately (or more like finally!) we are seeing more and more female heroes. Yet while these women might seem distant and unattainable in their power and their strength, they are here to remind us of the ever present truth; how to be heroes in our own lives. Because you … Continue reading How to Be the Hero of Your Own Life
It's international women's day! And to celebrate that I'm bringing you nine women that have changed my life. You know how you feel when you meet one of these gamechangers: Wow. She's magical. She's powerful. How does she do that? I want to learn more about her. I want to talk to her! She's living … Continue reading 9 Women That Have Changed My Life
The alignment of your body matters! When your body is balanced and strong it is more resistant to wear and tear, and less likely to get injured. Here are five things I notice and treat during your massage appointment. Top Five things I notice as a massage therapist: The Spine: Hyperlordosis When viewing the body … Continue reading Five Areas Where your Body Should be Aligned
A lot of people have been throwing the word self care around lately. Posts about bubble baths, hair appointments, fancy lattes, wine and cool vacations fill our social media newsfeed. Hashtags like #worthit, #selfcare, #blessed, are starting to feel tiresome. What does all this so called self care mean anyways? What’s with all the filters … Continue reading Does your self care suck? Read this
You wake up late for work. Jumping out of bed you throw yourself together and run out the door. The morning commute includes traffic and construction. By the time you get to your office you’re frazzled and stressed. Your stomach growls, reminding you of a skipped breakfast. It will have to wait; you’ve got to … Continue reading Is Your Nervous System Stuck In Stress Mode?
I’m here to talk about something that isn’t often discussed. Pain after pregnancy. We’ve all heard of pain during pregnancy; the long sleepless nights, the back pain, sciatica, being unable to touch your toes as your belly stretches to accommodate a small human, the list goes on. Then your baby is born and there’s … Continue reading Pain After Pregnancy, What’s Normal, What’s Not
In Canada, roughly one out of four women will give birth through their belly, also known as a cesarean birth. However most people don’t talk about some of the unique healing challenges that women face after a cesarean birth. Not being able to lift, and being sent home with ababy and carseat to carry around. … Continue reading Massage Therapy for Cesarean Scars
When’s the last time you heard the term ‘nesting’? Was it when your friend was pregnant? When you were pregnant, and suddenly those baseboards needed immediate cleaning? Talking about birds? What if I told you that women go through a natural cycle of nesting every month, and that you could take advantage of this … Continue reading Nesting, not just for pregnant mommas
After massaging hundreds of expectant moms, it’s easy for me to see the benefits that pregnancy massage can have...
So here are some things that go along with my job, the amazing parts as well as the not so amazing parts...