Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Ruth completed training in Massage Therapy in 2011 where the profession is part of the regulated Healthcare Network, in line with Physiotherapists and Chiropractics.
As part of her 2300 hours of training, she worked within specialty outreach clinics treating patients in places like the High Risk Obstetrical Unit in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Brain and Spinal Rehabilitation Program within the Toronto Rehab - Lyndhurst Centre.
Ruth's education also included training in the following modalities:
Active Release, Remedial Exercise, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Joint Mobilization, Hydrotherapy, Myofascial Release, Fascia stretch, Scar Tissue work, Swedish Massage, Deep Connective Tissue, Hydrotherapy and Muscle Energy Technique (MET).
After 10 years of working, Ruth has treated a wide range of patients, including pre and post-natals, the average desk bound employee, performance artists, and from everyday athletes to the professionals, including those in the NBA, NHL, and MLB.
Ruth's unique style of massage treatment is based in formal Swedish training from school but utilizes fascial stretch, variety of breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and lastly, recognising that each person is unique and adapts techniques to match their needs and responses.
Since moving to the UK in 2017, she has focused her professional development on researching the intricacies of pain science within the biopyschosocial model and understanding how breath can affect our ability to calm our nervous system and manage pain better. She then combines that knowledge with the understanding of a Physiotherapist to provide a holistic massage-based approach.
Her aim is to work with your mind, body and especially your breath to break the pain cycle and restore movement to get you moving freely without pain. She works closely with other health and wellness professionals, from Physiotherapists to Pilates Instructors, as she firmly believes that one person cannot do it all and as a team, you will get the best care to be pain free and strong in your body.
I am registered with CNHC which works with many private insurance companies to provide coverage for massage treatments as well as the Soft Tissue Associations (SMA), a Professional Body of that holds a national register for Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapists.
“I feel like a new person after every treatment. She knows how to get to all spots and give me relief from my back pain caused my my scoliosis.”