Suzanne graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy program. immediately after graduation she traveled to Ottawa to complete training in Ashiastu Massage (deep tissue barefoot massage) at the Canadian Institute of Ashiastu Massage Therapy. She is always happy to introduce clients to barefoot massage via her hands on General Swedish treatments.
Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Suzanne completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Studio Arts and a Minor is Psychology at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Drawing the human figure inspired her love of anatomy and planted the seed that would later turn into a career in massage therapy.
After graduating university, she spent several years working as a substitute teacher and a food and beverage server in the Yukon before her love of the East Coast called her back home. It wasn't until a motor vehicle accident lead her to receive massage therapy treatments as part of her recovery that Suzanne saw the parallel between drawing anatomy and providing massage and decided to pursue massage as a career.
Suzanne takes a clinically oriented approach to massage therapy and her passion for anatomy and physiology keeps her up to date on research. She believes strongly in the therapeutic effect of massage that comes from deep relaxation of the body and mind. Client comfort is of utmost importance to Suzanne as she employs both deep tissue and relaxation techniques in her treatments. Years of being stooped over a drawing board and carrying plates has made Suzanne particularly sensitive to postural strain issues in the upper back. If you have an sore spot between your shoulder blades, Suzanne is sure to find it. Suzanne is keen to not only relieve your sore spots but to also seek out and treat the source of the issue, treating other areas involved and recommending stretch and strengthening programs to improve long term outcomes.
When she's not in the clinic, Suzanne is happiest when she is out in the woods or by the ocean with family and friends or taking solo contemplative time. Otherwise she can mostly be found making, tasting or talking about food or relaxing at home with her husband and cat. She is a firm believer in lifelong learning, movement therapy and has recently started learning Krav Maga Martial Arts.