Laurenne graduated from D’Arcy Lane School of Massage Therapy in 2013, and she was proud to serve a loyal and diverse client base as a massage therapist for her first 6 years in London, Ontario, before joining Yellow Gazebo in 2019.
Her treatments focus on deep tissue therapeutic massage, beneficial for working professionals dealing with headaches and back pain as well as various other concerns. Her clients have also benefited from her experience with sports massage, pre-natal massage, and various techniques including ischemic compressions, positional release, fascial release and post-isometric relaxation.
As a former athlete herself she is able to relate to clients who struggle with acute or chronic sports injuries as massage therapy was crucial in her own recovery, and she has sought to help others with similar ailments. In order to better help her clients, Laurenne is continuing her education, enrolling in the BSc Nursing program at York University.
What is registered massage therapy?
Registered massage therapy, a regulated health profession in Ontario, is generally taught in the method of Swedish massage. Swedish 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 treatment, thereby improving oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues. While registered massage therapy (RMT) 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 a massage therapist 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