Tell us a little about yourself. As a young girl traveling with my family, I would be the driver’s massage therapist (or perhaps way back then, the masseuse).
Tell Us A Bit About Yourself I am a creative and enthusiastic health care professional! I have experience working with and presenting to a full range of strategic partners, boards, health care professionals and member-based organizations to advance and support the needs of clients, partners, the profession and the public.
Kailee Kline, massage therapist and past president of the Association of Premier Spas of Ontario, is excited about the growth of the spa industry. Kline sees the spa industry as an important provider of health maintenance and illness prevention programs in our society, a trend that has existed in Europe for centuries.
The evidence for massage therapy is growing fast. How can you begin to integrate it into your practice? The best tools for integration of research into practice come to us from the Evidence Based Practice movement.
This Spring Issue of Massage Therapy Canada is dedicated to the importance of Public Awareness. We have a responsibility, as health care providers, to educate the public, even if only one person at a time. Information in this issue is presented in such a way that, both therapist and patient/client, will gain knowledge.
I was born in San Miguel in Portugal – a beautiful island resplendent with aromatic wild flowers, volcanoes, ancient history and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean. We immigrated to Canada when I was four years old, and I relocated to B.C. approximately 10 years ago from Toronto.
The development of massage therapy as an organized form of physical treatment reached its ‘golden era’ as a result of advancements in anatomy and physiology.
Memories of last year’s devastating forest fires in and around Kelowna, Barriere and elsewhere in the southern interior of British Columbia will smoulder for years.
As a dedicated teacher, capable administrator and tireless advocate for his profession, Randy Ellingson has been at the forefront of massage therapy’s development in Canada. Through a lifelong dedication to science-based learning and applied teaching, Ellingson has helped launch the careers of hundreds of massage professionals and contributed to the growth of a vibrant industry.
Health care decisions are increasingly being made on research-based evidence, rather than on expert opinion or clinical experience alone.
I have been a member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) since 1991 and am currently the past-President of the Association. Born in Halifax, I am the oldest of two daughters who grew up in a military family across Canada.  Transplanted to Victoria, B.C. in 1971, I then moved to Edmonton in 1979 where I proceeded to concentrate on my career in the Massage Therapy field and raise my family.
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