BA, RMT, CST
*Combined Bachelor of Arts, English and Women’s Studies, 1997
*Graduate of full program (FPRG) at The Cranial Therapy Centre, 2011
*Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy, 2015
*Craniosacral for Infants with Carol Gray, LMT, CST, RPYT, 2018
*Co-founder MyBabyCST, 2018
*Pediatric Taping Certification, 2020
I was touched by Massage Therapy at a very young age but it wasn’t until later in life that I made it my career.
At every summer camp, from the time I was 7- or 8-years-old, I was the one giving the other kids massages … often the lineup was outside and around the corner of the cabin. During first year university, I was the one massaging the runners on my floor in residence.
In my last year of university I became pregnant. And although I managed to graduate, I missed my ceremony because my little nugget decided to come 3 weeks early. Twenty-one months later, my second daughter entered the world (almost on the highway), 20 minutes after getting to the hospital. Baby massage became a daily routine.
After the kids were a bit older, I entered the newspaper industry as a page designer and editor; later becoming a managing editor. During that time, I became certified in Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and eventually went back to school at Kikkawa College in 2013 to become a Registered Massage Therapist.
People often ask me how I went from being a Managing Editor with 5 deadlines a day at a newspaper to becoming a Massage Therapist. It is an easy answer: Massage has been part of my life since I was a young child; I have extensive body awareness that helps me communicate effectively and help my clients, and I worked in an office job for 15 years in a high-stress environment … I relied on massage therapy on a regular basis to relieve muscle tension. The transition was a “no-brainer” for me. I know what it’s like to sit at a desk for 8-10 hours a day and be under multiple deadlines; my time in the newspaper industry has helped me relate to what most of my clients experience in terms of muscle soreness and tension and I want to help people feel better.
I also understand body mechanics, sport-specific muscle tension and the importance of muscle tension release for better muscle function. I have competed in multiple-length triathlons, including a half-ironman race in 2011. I continue to swim, cycle, run, do yoga and play hockey. I believe our bodies are made to move!
Clients have good things to say about services offered.
The next BIG move …
As of March 1 2022, I will be residing full-time on Gabriola Island, B.C. Treatments will be offered at my home studio space (405 Hemlock Ave). Please book online and email me with any enquiries at email@example.com
On the Blog
Check out Linda’s recent posts on therapy news and course offerings, including CST (Craniosacral Therapy) Level 1 February 19 & 20, 2022 in Victoria BC!