Kristine Portus - Massage Therapist
Kristine graduated from the Medix School of Health Care as Class Valedictorian. During her course, she learned various techniques for treating different conditions and pathologies. She is adept at treating conditions like frozen shoulder, sciatica, fibromyalgia, nervous system pathologies, overuse injuries, and more. She utilizes various hydrotherapy modalities and remedial exercises, and incorporates all of these into her treatments dependent on the needs and preferences of the patient.
Kristine takes pride in the fact that through the years, she has developed her skills as a better communicator and empathetic listener. Her volunteering opportunities at Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehab-Critical Care Unit have also developed her sense of commitment and client care.
As an advocate of life-long learning and education, she is currently taking courses to further her knowledge and to better help the community.
What is registered massage therapy?
Registered massage therapy, a regulated health profession in Ontario, is generally taught in the method of Swedish massage. Swedish massage technique involves long, smooth strokes, kneading, and other movements intent on causing relaxation of the muscles. This is accomplished by improving circulation to the muscles via the massage, thereby improving oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues. While registered massage therapy helps treat injuries, illness and stress, it is also excellent for helping prevent illness and conditions before they develop. Some reasons people seek the help of massage therapists include:
- back, leg and neck pain
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- athletic injuries
- joint pain
- post-surgical rehabilitation
- pregnancy support
- multiple sclerosis
- asthma and emphysema
- Parkinson's disease
- chronic fatigue syndrome