Andrea has been practicing massage therapy for over 22 years. She was introduced to its benefits on her journey to becoming an Olympic Swimmer for both injury rehabilitation/prevention as well as performance enhancement and recovery.
After graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto, she moved back to Calgary and practiced within multi disciplinary settings as part of patient centered healthcare teams. She was fortunate to work with many amateur and professional athletes within these settings but also treated a vast array of conditions including MVA, joint replacements, repetitive strains, fibromyalgia, sprains, Thorasic Outlet Syndrome and postural imbalances to name a few.
Whether it is for prevention, rehabilitation or maintenance, Andrea has a wide area of experience combining multiple techniques and varying pressure to individualize treatments based on her patient's outcome goals. While she still works with many athletes, she believes that the demands of many of today's professions and lifestyles can equal the stresses on the body as that of an athlete, for that individual.
Her continued professional interests include the Fascial System and the study of biomechanics of movement and our daily stresses and their effects on our bodies. She believes that small habits and compensations over time can lead to both chronic and acute conditions and that conversely small corrections can alleviate many symptoms and help the body heal. Life is complicated, treatment doesn't have to be.
Andrea and her family are new to Vancouver Island and she is excited to be part of our diverse and experienced team and a community oriented clinic that Tsehum Harbour Clinic is well known for.