- Advanced Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Pregnancy, Peri-natal Massage, and Women’s Health, including pelvic instability, bladder concerns and restoration of muscle balance
- Scar and adhesion treatment
- TMJ and Headache Care
- Myofascial Release Therapy
- Neuromuscular Technique
- Trigger Point release
- Visceral Mobilisation
- Joint Mobilization
Active Therapy and Health Education
- Postural correction techniques & exercises
- Breathing pattern correction techniques and exercises
- Rehabilitative Stretching, Strength and Core Home Training Programs
- Wellness Optimization Techniques [qi gong (personal and external healing); t’ai chi; yoga; mindfulness and meditation systems; alexander technique; feldenkrais]
- Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR-C AED
Wendy grew up on a farm in the Fraser Valley, enjoying an outdoor lifestyle as a competitive equestrian and commuting and touring as a cyclist. She began strength training at age seventeen to strengthen her spine and earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical geography and archaeology from Simon Fraser University, planning to go into public service in natural resource management but also having a driving interest in all things wellness.
Along the way she studied a variety of kinesthetic therapies, mindfulness practices and yoga, finally focussing on T’ai Chi and Qi Gong, training with Osman Phillips (Saltspring) and Ken Cohen (Colorado) for many years. Before becoming a RMT, she worked in a variety of physical jobs both to be outdoors and maintain fitness – horticulture, landscape construction, engineering and surveying.
Wendy began studying at the post-graduate level in both gentle osteopathic techniques and deeper myofascial release and fascial structure while still a student at West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She carried on studying osteopathic techniques post-graduate with an older generation of RMT’s who learned their osteopathic techniques directly from american osteopathic DO’s (MD’s).
Wendy’s background in physical geography gives her a strong mental three-dimensional “map” of structures and an understanding of systems theory – how the varied components of complex systems interact and affect each other, which is highly transferrable to massage therapy. Wendy’s clinical orthopaedics instructor at WCCMT remarked that her understanding of orthopaedics was “exceptional”.
When Wendy is not working she may be found hiking, paddling, biking, reading, gardening, or playing with clay. She also is in involved in sustainable building work.
Selected Curriculum Vitae
- Member, Accreditation Committee. College of Massage Therapists of BC. 2012 – 2014.
- 1996–1998 RMT member of integrated care team at Mark K Frobb Chronic Pain Clinic, Ocean Park, BC.
- Member, Research Committee. Registered Massage Therapists of BC. 1994 – 1996.
- Registrant in Good Standing, College of Massage Therapists of BC, since 1993.
- West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Diploma, 1993.
- Bachelor of Arts, (Geography/Archaeology) Simon Fraser University, 1988.