Andrea has been practicing massage therapy for over 20 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.
Her massage techniques vary according to symptoms presented with a combination of techniques including Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Deep tissue Massage, Active Isolated Stretching, Myofascial work 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.
Andrea has experience working with grass roots, national, international and pro athletes and is currently part of the Integrated Support Team with Swim Canada but also enjoys working with the varied rehabilitative and restorative needs of all patients.
She has a busy and active family, living on a small farm and volunteering within the sporting community. Andrea enjoys yoga, coffee and couch time (sometimes simultaneously) and has a passion for travel and experiencing new cultures.