Ryan graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in 2012 to become a registered massage therapist (RMT). Ryan had previously graduated with a specialized honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University 2008.
During his time at CCMH, Ryan completed various outreaches in sports massage in events such as the Toronto Marathon and UofT swim meets, earning him a certificate in Sport Outreach. Ryan also volunteered at the Toronto Rehab hospital utilizing massage therapy in the ongoing treatment of patients with acquired brain injuries, stroke and spinal cord injuries.
Ryan is also an amateur triathlete competing in various Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons across Ontario and Quebec since 2008. In addition, Ryan maintains a daily yoga practice and recently spent a month studying yoga at the Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
Ryan’s goal as an RMT is to utilize the skills and knowledge he has acquired through his involvement in sport and his educational background to provide comprehensive and effective treatments to his clients. He is trained in a variety of techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports injuries, fascial release, stretching and remedial exercise. He is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
What is registered massage therapy?
Registered massage therapy, a regulated health profession in Ontario, is generally taught in the method of Swedish massaging. This technique involves long, smooth strokes, kneading, and other movements intent on causing relaxation of the muscles, accomplished by improving circulation to the muscles via the treatment, thereby improving oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues. While this popular 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 RMT's 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