As the snow flies horizontally on this November day and temperatures are slowly slipping ever downward, the winter months and impending new year compels me to talk about warmer topics and changes to come.
Have a great winter!
Get back to basics with heat
Heating pads are a nice way to warm up but, more importantly, they can have a beneficial therapeutic effect for body aches and pains. Please click here for some information about how and when to use heat. It’s probably more often than you would think and can make such a difference in your body.
Some work from home
For the first time starting in January, I am encountering a conflict in my work and school schedule. With this in mind, I have decided to offer limited treatments from my home. I will happily welcome you there if my Kneaded Touch schedule is limiting for you (see new schedule below) AND you are a cat lover! As I am determined to exact a balance between life, work, and school, I do not have a specific schedule of dates. I hope that you can respect that I will not always be able to accommodate everyone as I navigate this shift. It is a way to remain flexible and accessible, but I also need to stay healthy to serve you as your massage therapist!
January dates to start are Sunday the 15th and Monday the 23rd. I am at Greenbank and Hunt Club and will provide further information upon request. To be added to an email regarding upcoming availability please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma, Safe Touch and Massage Therapy
This past June I was accepted to present at Toronto’s bi-annual Trauma Talks Conference. www.traumatalks.ca My presentation regarding using massage therapy as a way of re-introducing safe touch to people with trauma histories was very well received. It led to an invitation to be a guest speaker for the University of Buffalo’s Trauma and Social Work podcast Trauma Talks: Rising from the Ashes. This podcast highlights survivor’s stories of trauma and health practitioners approaches to trauma-informed care. I am proud to say that I was their first massage therapist to speak to a trauma-informed approach in massage therapy. Here is the link (scroll down to Interview with Providers).
New rates and new schedule
Due to school courses, my work and school schedules are competing for time! Heading into January my schedule at Kneaded Touch in Westboro will be the following:
Danforth Ave. is the small street between Richmond Rd. and Byron Ave. that runs behind Mountain Equipment Co-op. Street parking is available on Danforth for 3 hours, in the MEC parking lot for $1.00 and up, nearby side streets where parking is permitted. Parking is not available in the driveway for clients…sorry!