I graduated in 2011 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, where I had the unique opportunity to work with patients with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, spinal cord injuries, sports injuries, high-risk pregnancies, and other acute and chronic conditions.
I have a special interest in treating complex pain problems using non-invasive, evidence-based manual and movement therapy techniques.
My goal is to help my patients understand the origin of their symptoms, and give them to the tools to manage and overcome them.
This approach goes a long way to help people suffering from chronic pain to manage their quality of life and autonomy. I lived with chronic pain for years and recovered so I know there is hope.
It is possible to live a productive life with chronic pain, even if it doesn't always feel possible.
Because of my experience living with chronic pain, I'm passionate about sharing what I've learned with others. Suffering with chronic pain can feel overwhelming and isolating, but you don't have to go through this journey alone.
In addition to my clinical practice, I'm a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and a founding member of the RMTBC Association's advanced practice group for pain management. I'm also partnering with PainBC to create a specialization in pain management for other massage therapists.
Before becoming a massage therapist I got my music degree from McGill, and in my spare time I enjoy running, participating in triathlons and practicing yoga.