After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, Nicole pursued her interest in manual therapies by completing a massage therapy program in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She has experience in very diverse clinical settings, providing treatment for clients ranging from children and infants to professional athletes.
Practicing with a unique set of skills, including myofascial release, deep tissue massage, scar tissue release, postural assessment, and Graston Technique®, Nicole focuses on identifying the underlying causes of discomfort to improve health outcomes. This focus on treating the cause, not just the symptom, has defined her as a therapist.
One of Nicole’s preferred treatment methods is Graston Technique®. This involves a set of stainless steel instruments used to isolate and treat tissue restrictions and scar tissue, as well as reduce pain and restore range of motion. Some of the conditions that Nicole has found Graston Technique® to be effective for are cesarean scars, mastectomy scars, athletic injuries, as well as many other surgical scars that restrict motion and cause discomfort and/or pain. This technique is not for everyone, so it is always an optional treatment method. Nicole is also trained in other methods of scar tissue release using oil and heat if that is preferred or indicated.
In addition to treating sore muscles or scar tissue, Nicole also provides massages for jaw pain (temporomandibular joint dysfunctions), pregnancy discomforts, infants/children, and athletic injuries.
Nicole is available for appointments Mondays 1pm-8pm, and Wednesdays 1pm-8pm, and looks forward to helping you on your road to recovery.
For more information regarding Graston Technique®, please visit http://www.grastontechnique.com/.