Women have trusted me to help them during important times in their life. I've been working with women and children for 16 years. I first started as a massage therapist, then as a birth doula (I've been to 10 births), a craniosacral therapist and now as a manual osteopath.
People I've worked with say they feel cared for, listened to, encouraged and supported. They say they like how I work gently, how they and their baby's body feels more relaxed. Because our bodies are sensitive and intelligent they respond well to gentle touch.
I keep learning because I want to help you in the fastest and best way possible. I'm currently doing a 4 year masters program in osteopathy when I already have a diploma in osteopathy.
I love learning about how the human body works. It is endlessly fascinating to me. I have over 6000 hours of bodywork training, including 2 college diplomas and several specialized certifications. I've trained with the best of the best in Canada and the USA. You'll see more about my training below if that interests you.
People ask me how I ended up working with babies and kids. The short answer is that I needed someone like me when I was a baby. Looking back I think if I had help early in my life to unwind and balance my body I wouldn't have the same kind of health issues I had as a teenager and adult.
I was a big baby (10 pounds plus!) so I was pretty squished in there and came out with the classic head tilt (which followed me most of my adult life). I had a lot of swollen tonsils (probably from mouth breathing), had acne and often woke up with a kinked neck as a teenager. When my neck felt pinched I walked with my head tilted to the side. I had braces too (together it was not a great look as a teenager). I definitely had some head, neck, mouth issues.
It wasn't until I was in my 30's that I had my first massage. Imagine if you had help as a baby or child and what kind of difference that would make to your health as you grew up.
When I'm not working you'll find me at a farmer's market, paddle boarding, camping and walking in the woods.
What I love about this work
It's quiet, it's gentle and it's kind.
We'd be a great fit if...
you like natural and holistic solutions.
you want to know more about your baby and what their body and behaviours mean.
you like open minded, welcoming, supportive practitioners.
you are into attachment style parenting, permaculture, forest school and Montessori style education
All families & people are welcome
I'm happy to help you and your family. I can help you with your toddler, other children, teenagers, and spouses or partners.
My office is a safe space for same sex couples, transgender, single parents, sensitive women and babies.
Degrees & Diplomas
Diploma: Manual Osteopathy: 2200 hours, National Academy of Osteopathy, Toronto