Our RMT Team
After 18 years working as a Professional Engineer in the very lucrative industry of Information Technology, life led Maria to helping people reach physical, mental and emotional well-being. Throughout her entire life Maria had a natural disposition to heal using her hands, so she took on the responsibility to further educate herself and teach others about health and healing. This triggered the beginning of her studies in Psychology, Massage Therapy,Reflexology, and Aromatherapy and is now enrolled in Cranio Sacral Therapy.
Maria has experience working with sport injuries, MVA injuries, TMJ disorder, whiplash, pregnant women, seniors and children.
Maria has had the opportunity to work with people on a daily basis for more than 15 years and the privilege of assisting in the health and stress management of those she has worked with. As a massage therapist she understands the importance of listening to your body, calming your mind, treating muscular injuries; and teaching you about self care.
Her life has been driven by the quest of searching for deeper understanding of human nature. This has led her to walk a spiritual path studying Archetypal Psychology, meditation and yoga.
Michelle has a deep need to care for others and has chosen to do this through the healing practices of massage and reflexology. Her goal is to combine deep relaxation with therapeutic treatment so that the body can initiate its healing process.
Michelle first became interested in whole body healing while practicing a Korean form of energy yoga. As she was drawn to Eastern healing practices, she studied reflexology under a 35-year veteran practitioner, and then trained in both Western and Eastern massage techniques, earning her 2200-hour Massage Therapy diploma from the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Michelle’s approach to fostering optimal health involves taking the time to discern client needs, tailoring treatments to the individual, and providing strategies for home-support. Although Michelle uses a wide array of healing therapies such as Swedish Relaxation Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Myo-fascial Cupping and Acupressure, her favorite rehabilitation therapy is Foot Reflexology.
A long-time resident of Valley Ridge, Michelle enjoys going to the mountains with her family, walking her dog, and spending time in the community garden.