After 2 months of closure, I am safely and happily moving forward. I’m pleased to say that I will be gradually returning to my massage therapy practice over the next few weeks, with procedures and considerations in place to address our province’s continued efforts to curb the spread of covid-19. During my time away from … More Back to work!
Balance. What does this word conjure up for you? Time management. Crow pose. Stable ecosystems. Olympic weightlifting. Fear of falling. Jenga. Composition and symmetry. Relationships. We aim for balance in many ways. In the context of optimizing movement, balance can be affected by addressing any or all aspects of functionality. Flexibility, strength, coordination, stress and … More Balance (and breathing)
On March 18, I temporarily closed my practice doors due to the covid-19 pandemic, that was 5 weeks ago. Heartfelt virtual hugs to those of you who have lost loved ones or have fallen ill during this time. The past few months have been unusual and challenging, and my hope is that we can observe ourselves … More Update to my patients and friends regarding covid-19
Most of us have changed our regular routine during this time where there is a focus on social distancing in order to slow the spread of covid-19. Some of us are even quarantined at home or may be experiencing an illness at this time. Wherever you are and whatever state you are in, you always … More Movements to help you breathe better at your home desk
Dear clients and friends As of today, March 16 2020, we are living in an environment where the concern for public health has heightened, in light of the emergence of COVID-19. I am here for you and I feel the responsibility that comes with my profession to stay informed and take precautions where necessary. I … More Your Health Matters
The philosophy and practice of yoga has been a guiding light in my life for more than 20 years. In the past few years I have been taking the steps to becoming a yoga professional and I’m so pleased to annouce that I have recently received my 200hr Yoga Alliance certification to share these teachings. … More I’m now a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher!
*This blog post does not serve as medical advice, rather to offer resources for those interested in learning more about recent updates in the area of concussive injuries. Recently, experts gathered to review concussion guidelines and propose areas that need further study. For a full report from the 5th international conference on concussion in … More 2017 Concussion Guidelines
We are born to walk. James Earls wrote a helpful text that thoroughly covers how to assess and analyze this most basic yet often undervalued movement. Check out “Born to Walk” if you are interested. Although I love walking, this blog post focusses on another favourite sport of many that also starts from the feet. … More Check your ankles!
Plank is a great exercise to build shoulder, core and low back stability. Our bodies move as co-ordinated, communicating beings, not individual segments that act independently. Therefore the practice of plank, which is typically seen as a core-strength exercise, can be more widely understood as an exercise that co-ordinates, fine-tunes and stabilizes the relationship between … More A closer look at plank.
Show your hips some love! Here’s a video I made with Mark Finch a few years ago. Key point: do your best to keep your spine neutral so that the stretch targets your hips (side and back of hips) and not your spine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d2dY1Wot2w