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She has had experience in supporting expectant mothers through pregnancy and postpartum using massage therapy and acupuncture modalities. She provides a supportive, nurturing and safe environment using skillful touch, affecting both mother and baby.
During pregnancy an expectant mother can experience a range of symptoms; physical, emotional and energetic. Massage can help alleviate a number of conditions, as well as help a woman become more in tune with her body, where both mother and baby feel connected.
Colleen has worked with postpartum and pregnancy, as well as high risk pregnancy at Sunnybrook hospital. She's had success in treating conditions such as edema and inflammation, leg and foot discomfort, neurological symptoms such as sciatic pain, headaches, anxiety nausea, stress, high blood pressure and postural pain.
Colleen graduated from the Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy, and is registered with both the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba focussing in psychology, and an Acupuncture Therapy Diploma after studying 1900 hours of Chinese Medicine modalities at the SSC Acupuncture Institute.
She worked as a professional acupuncturist, and became increasingly interested in the benefits of healing touch. She went on to expand her practice with massage therapy, where she participated in a number of specialty clinics and worked with complex conditions including; high risk pregnancy, post surgery, sports injury, stroke, MS, COPD, mental health conditions amongst many others. She was awarded by Sutherland Chan for her performance in the specialty clinics as well as graduating at the top of her class.
Colleen incorporates her passion for holistic medicine into her massage therapy practice, with a focus on self awareness and emotional well-being as an integral part of overall health. Colleenbrings passion and dedication to her practice and looks forward to continual growth in the field of natural wellness.