Kathleen Burns RMT, BA.Kin
Registered Massage Therapist
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Massage Therapy has been present in Kathleen’s life in numerous forms and in varying degrees of influence. It was first introduced to her when used in conjunction with Physiotherapy treatment as a young teenager. This in-depth and holistic approach to medicine sparked Kathleen’s interest in a career within the realm of Health Sciences. While studying Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, Kathleen became familiarized with the various career paths available for a Kinesiologist. Her interest in working with patients in (quite literally) a hands-on environment has led to her becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. Having graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in 2014, Kathleen is most excited about being directly involved in the therapeutic effect of alternative medicine. Kathleen recognizes that the benefits associated with Massage Therapy are as wide-ranging as those requiring treatment.
Kathleen is trained in various Swedish Massage and Hydrotherapy techniques, including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, Lymph Drainage, Remedial Exercise, and Hot and Cold Compresses. Kathleen has recently completed her Level 1 training in Fascial Stretch Therapy. Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a modality designed to help patients with chronic pain and mobility issues. The treatment involves the therapist performing assisted stretching techniques with a patient on a treatment table or floor. Comfortable straps help stabilize the limb or part of the body that is not being stretched in order to facilitate complete relaxation and to enhance the effectiveness of the stretches.
She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists (CMTO) and Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
When not massaging, you’ll find Kathleen cycling about the city, working out in a fitness class, cozying up with a novel, or cheering on the (ever heart-breaking) Toronto Maple Leafs.