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!
Linda has worked as an RMT, CST since 2015 in both in Toronto and Victoria. Find out what clients have to say about services offered.
UP & Running …
I am now offering treatments on Gabriola Island at my home studio space (405 Hemlock Ave) and in Nanaimo at Southcare Chiropractic & Massage. For GABRIOLA, please book online using the BOOK ME button and email me with any questions at
Now offering CST (Craniosacral Therapy) Level 1 in Victoria B.C. This course is approved by the CMTBC for 14 CEC PE Credits for Cycle 14 and open to all healthcare practitioners and students.