Andrea has been practicing massage therapy for over 23 years after experiencing its positive effects as an Olympic swimmer for both chronic injury rehabilitation and for performance enhancement and recovery.
She brings the belief that everyone has their own ‘performance’ journey, none more important than the next, as we strive to reach our potential within the daily demands and stresses placed upon our bodies and minds.
Andrea has experience working with grassroots, national, international and pro athletes and is currently part of the Integrated Support Team with Swimming Canada Natation but also enjoys working with the varied rehabilitative and restorative needs of all patients.
Her massage techniques vary according to symptoms presented and goals desired. She uses a combination of techniques including myofascial work, sports massage, deep tissue massage, Active Isolated Stretching, biomechanical taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation, breathwork and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Finding the source of dysfunction or compensation while treating and providing corrective measures in order to decrease pain, prevent further overload and restore mobility and optimal function are some desired treatment outcomes.
Don’t overcomplicate it! Subtle adaptations and changes over time can both create dysfunction but also correct dysfunction. Identifying and adapting corrective measures are an important part of massage therapy and self healing. Balance!