andrea borg, rmt
Andrea is a registered massage therapist and has been with west physio for the past 3 years. She grew up in West Carleton and is excited to work in her hometown. During her 3 years at Algonquin College she gained an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology. With hundreds of hours of hands-on training and practice she has developed skills that she now uses to make her an effective health care practitioner. She has had opportunities to practice in a variety of settings from working with seniors in their homes to athletes at her college, to neonatal work at the Civic Hospital.
Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy treatment aims to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical functioning, relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain as well as enhance the well being of the client. As a massage therapist, Andrea offers a wide variety of techniques to help relieve and prevent pain and help with stress management. MassageTherapy may also help with:
- sports injuries
- chronic pain
- tension type headaches
- pain from everyday life
- postural issues
- and much more
When not massaging, Andreas stays active with baseball, swimming, running and spending time with friends and family.
heidi harrison, rmt
Heidi Harrison graduated with honours from the Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College and brings to West Physio a high level of enthusiasm to help alleviate her client’s pain and discomfort while improving their quality of life through Massage Therapy. In 2006, Heidi also completed a dual degree from Queen’s University in Health and Physical Health Education, and is certified in CPR and first aid. Heidi is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is an active member with the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Heidi enjoys working with a wide variety of people and has experience treating athletes from various levels of competition, pre- and post-natal mothers, infants, the elderly and clients with special needs.
Whether you have a specific area of concern or are looking for a relaxation massage treatment, Heidi is excited and looking forward to having you as her client. Her motivation to provide the best experience possible for her clients is something she strives for with each treatment. She feels that listening closely to her client is essential, and that working with them to tailor the massage treatment to fit their specific need is how to provide the best massage experience possible for each and every client.
While Heidi continues to expand her knowledge in Massage Therapy, she already has experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries, deep tissue treatments, sports therapy, tension headaches, scar tissue treatments, lymphatic drainage treatments, neurological impairments, TMJ disorders, abdominal/digestive massage and anxiety/stress disorders. Heidi has also been trained in the use of hydrotherapy and has experience in providing clients with ongoing remedial exercises for homecare.
Heidi has a passion for the human body and the positive effects that massage therapy can provide. Whether you have had a massage therapy treatment before or it is your first time, Heidi is looking forward to meeting with you and discussing your treatment options.
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