TouchMatters -- I chose this name for my business because
I believe it speaks of a truth and a power more significant
than the words themselves. TouchMatters is a belief, and a
truth. From a new born child to the most senior members of
our community we all need and know the value of touch to thrive
and grow. We touch each other in numerous ways. A smile from
a stranger when we have felt alone. The hope filled laughter
of small children. The compassionate touch of one heart to
another when grief is visited upon us. The soothing touch
of skilled hands when our bodies ache from the trials and
bruises that life has given us.
Minds touching, revealing the greatness we have to offer
others. Consider the experiences you have had in your own
life that touched and invited you to be your ”full size”
to be truly seen.
Touch does matter. It helps us to feel connected with our
own hearts and with the hearts of others. Touch can offer
respite, safety, and solace.
Matters and manners of life touch us daily to remind us
who we are and what we have to offer each other. Over the
years in my clinical practice, I have witnessed many times
the positive and enduring effects of touch.
My journey into health care began with an Honours Bachelor
degree in Physical Education (H.B.P.E.). As fortune would
have it I received a therapeutic massage treatment to address
15 years of chronic pain I developed following a winter activity
injury where I broke 2 vertebrae in my lower back and my coccyx
. I knew at once the healing ability of touch and continued
my education at Sutherland & Chan School and Teaching
Clinic where I graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist
Upon completion of my certification I was invited to join
the teaching staff where I assisted students in effectively
combining their theoretical knowledge with clinical skills.
It was here that my love to empower individuals through knowledge
I have been in clinical practice since 1990 where my approach
to client care has and continues to be a combination of skill,
experience and education. I continue to explore new methods
to add to my skill set offering the best solutions for the
clients I see.
H.B.P.E., R.M.T., I.M.T.P.
Honours Bachelor of Physical Education ( H.B.P.E.), Lakehead
Registered Massage Therapist ( R.M.T.), Sutherland &
Chan School and Teaching Clinic ( 1990).
Instructor at Sutherland & Chan School (1993- 2000)
Past presenter at the Ontario Massage Therapist Association