I am now a certified RockTape Doc
I am a fluently bilingual massage therapist. As a graduate of Algonquin College’s three year Massage Therapy program, I completed my training complimented with an internship in the Athletic Therapy department working with Algonquin’s varsity teams. In September of 2006 I became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and also an active member with the Registered Ontario Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
Along the way, I decided to step away from massage therapy in the full time capacity. In 2011, I completed the Paramedic Program at St-Lawrence College and received my provincial certification. Unable to complete my pursuit and become a paramedic upon graduation, I began work with the Ottawa Paramedic Service as a Communications Officer. For the last 3 years, I have developed a greater understanding of how stress and shift work affects one’s body and mind. From being active in massage therapy to sitting for 12 hours at a time, I can sympathize with those who also work long hours at a desk or those in equally stressful jobs or lifestyles.
My goals when dealing with clients are to help them maintain good health, promote well being and have them return to a state of pain-free living. I believe everyone is unique and should therefore have specific treatment plans tailored to cater to their individual needs.
I strive to provide my clients with the best possible experience. I am excited to return to my passion of helping people and teaching them how to better care for themselves physically and emotionally. I am always eager in learning and maintaining my skills and will be complementing my practice with new techniques along the way.
In April 2015, I attended my first John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) seminar. He is a world renowned practitioner who developed the MRF approach which is now used by thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. This is when my world was shaken to the core, in a good way! The MFR approach is like no other and I have gained tremendous knowledge that I now apply to my practice daily. Myofascial release addresses the root cause of the problem, not just the symptom. Unlike traditional massage, there is no oil or lotion used, and the client wears shorts and a tank top. In doing so the fascia (tissue to be released) is engaged and released proving a very relaxing treatment with long lasting results. Since April, I have attended 5 courses and in November I will be attending the Fascial-Pelvis seminar. Upon completion I will be certified as an Intermediate Level Mysofascial Release practitioner. The focus of my practice will evolve as I continue to incorporate more MRF techniques into treatments. Clients can be assured that they are receiving the best possible treatment that incorporates world renowned techniques that specifically address the issues and maximize results for their well-being.
Outside of work, my interests in fitness and weight training are complemented with certifications both as a fitness instructor and a personal trainer. I also enjoy yoga which is a part of my approach to overall well being.
RockTape is a type of kinesiology tape that helps reduce pain, improve/correct movement and reduces swelling after an injury. With its application, it can improve sports performance but also treats a variety of conditions; it’s not just for athletes! RockTape is about taping movement, not muscle. With the application of RockTape, the technique utilizes “longitudinal anatomy”, or “movement patterns” concept, the body’s integration of movement via multi-muscle contractions as a means of connecting the brain to the body’s uninterrupted fascial web in order to enhance rehab and athletic performance via cutaneous (skin) stimulation. RockTape has a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into and injured area to accelerate healing and recovery. RockTape is made of a natural hybrid product consisting in 97 percent cotton, 3 percent nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesisve and contains no latex.
Lori’s regular availability
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