SUSAN GARDINER, RMT
Susan has always had a passion for helping others in need. Prior to attending the College of Massage, Susan was already learning the sense of touch. For years on a regular basis she would massage her mother to help with her chronic back pain.
In 1989, Susan graduated from the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Sutton, Ontario.
Through out her massage career, she has seen the Massage Therapy Profession expand and be excepted by Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Physiotherapist etc. The medical professionals and as well as patients, have seen the benefits of how massage can improve their conditions and their overall well being.
For 30 years in the profession, Susan has worked closely with Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Acupuncturist, WSIB, Veteran Affairs and RCMP claim offices, to treat various health conditions such as: Stress, whiplash, headaches, migraines, acute and chronic back and neck pain, motor vehicle accidents, concussions, tendonitis, sciatica, disc related problems, joint dysfunctions, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, pregnancy, arthritic conditions, sport related injuries, cancer patients, depression, anxiety and many more.
Over the years as a Massage Therapist, Susan has worked at a number of Health Facilities: Health Spas, Sports Clinic, Multidisciplinary team, Chiropractic offices and has owned and operated two Massage Therapy Clinics, and a Mobile Massage Therapy Service.
During her career, she has taken several continuing education courses to upgrade her knowledge and skills. She is certified in the following:
Pregnancy and Infant Massage
Labour and Support Provider (Doula)
Myofascial Release for Lumbar, Cervical and Shoulder regions
Scapular and Rotator Cuff Release
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Personal Training (Can-Fit Pro)
Neuromuscular Therapy and Advanced Deep Tissue
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ethical Choices and Maintaining Person Boundaries Workshop
Fitness and Nutrition
Orthopediic Physical Assessment( presently taking)
With her continuing education and experiences as an RMT, Susan has been able to use this knowledge to choose a variety of therapeutic massage techniques to help provide, safe and effective treatments while addressing her client’s needs. Her certification in Personal Training allows her to provide proper and effective stretches and exercise techniques to help strengthen weakened muscles and therefore improving her client’s overall condition.