By Nancy Brooks, BMusA, Art.Dip., RMT
When a registered massage therapist lays their hands on you, you know it. The healing power of touch has been proven by study after study. Why do it?
It’s a powerful experience. One in which YOU, the patient are in control. Yes. Many people shy away from using their benefits that they pay for because they fear the unknown.
What if I change my mind about what body part I want to be treated after the treatment has already started?
What if I don’t like the pressure the RMT is using?
What if I’m cold?
What if I don’t care for the music that is playing in the room?
All of these questions have simple answers. The RMT is trained to switch it up immediately. It’s part of the “ informed consent” that is explained to each and every patient, new or returning, that this is YOUR treatment and at any time you have the RIGHT to make requests.
Nancy J Brooks has enthusiastically been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2000. Upon completion of her Massage Therapy diploma from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, Ms. Brooks felt compelled to immerse herself in both rehabilitative and spa treatment settings; her goal was to understand and experience the myriad approaches to healing.
Nancy asserts that life-long continuing education is the cornerstone of personal and professional vitality. Her holistic treatment philosophy has evolved through the following post-graduate courses: Evidence-based Medical Acupuncture; Injury Prevention and Intervention for Musicians and Performing Artists; Fascia Release using NISA; Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage and Body Wraps; Neural Dynamics and Pain Management; Muscle Energy; Introduction to Qi-Gong; The Physiology of Moksha Yoga Postures; Landmark Education; The Magraw Method; When the Artist’s Body Says No; Compassion Fatigue Prevention; RMT Business Seminar; Ukulele 101.
For more information about Nancy or massage therapy at the Integrative Health Institute, contact Nancy at [email protected]