I became a Registered Massage Therapist after graduating with honors from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy 2,200-hour diploma program in February of 2018. During first year, I learned about anatomy, physiology and Swedish Relaxation Massage. Throughout second year, I enjoyed learning more anatomy, physiology, and many massage techniques and treatments for specific conditions. I also completed a case study and wrote a paper on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome where I performed orthopedic special tests, collected data and did five treatments on a client. I performed my practicum hours at the Battlefords Therapeutic Massage Clinic.
I became interested in massage initially as a client with torticollis (wry neck) that came on during triathlon training. When my prior career as an agrologist ended due to the closure of the North Battleford PFRA, I knew it was time for a new career plan. I first tried Agriculture Commercial Lending with RBC, but lost interest (pun intended). Then I knew massage therapy was my true career passion.
I have always enjoyed helping others and recently completed my 12th consecutive year volunteering with the Canadian Ski Patrol. I feel a similar sense of accomplishment and purpose when I give massage treatments to reduce my clients’ pain and anxiety as I do while providing first aid to skiers and boarders.
I love my new career and look forward to meeting and helping many people during this next new chapter in the journey of life.