14 Nov Welcome, Remedial Massage Therapist, Heather!
Welcome, Remedial Massage Therapist, Heather!
Today we welcome Remedial Massage Therapist, Heather Dunlop, to the Clarity team! Get to know what makes her tick, what conditions she enjoys treating & why she became a remedial therapist in the first place. Welcome, Heather!
Why did you choose to become a Remedial Massage Therapist?
I chose to study remedial massage therapy because I wanted to work in an environment where I could share my skills and knowledge with others to help them feel their best in relation to their physical abilities. I have experienced and learnt about the endless benefits of massage including the reduction in muscle tightness, improvement in joint mobility, the effect it has on reducing scar tissue. I want to be able to help educate others so they can truly appreciate what remedial massage can do for their body when maintaining treatment.
What is your favourite thing about being a Remedial Massage Therapist?
My favourite part of the job is being apart of someones journey of recovery and learning how their body responds to my treatment. I love a challenge and I am forever learning more which is one reason I want to work in a multimodality clinic to have an insight from other health professionals. It’s an amazing feeling when you have been treating someone and they start to see and feel the results they were looking for. Overall my favourite part of the treatment is getting to know what works best for a client using different techniques like positional release, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cross fibre frictions, and feeling how their body reacts as every person is different depending on underlying factors.
What do you most enjoy treating?
My favourite group of muscles to treat in particular would have to be the hip flexors because I find it very fascinating to work on this area targeting referral pain and trying to remove this pain. I love working on the illiopsoas muscles in junction with rectus femoris to help remove any discomfort in their everyday lives. I also like treating the trapezius and posterior neck as I have had a lot of compliments on this part of my treatment in particular. I like to use positional release to help alleviate the pain of any muscle hypertension in the neck region.
What does your ideal Sunday involve?
My perfect Sunday would involve getting up around 9/10am having a nice breakfast and running a few errands . Around the afternoon I love going for a long run along the beach or even just down the street with my music in. I love to run as it allows me to clear my head in the fresh air and I just generally feel a lot better afterwards. I like spending some time with my family it’s always nice as we don’t get to spend as much time as we’d like to during the week with our schedule being opposite. I like my Sundays to be relaxing but still getting little tasks done.
To find out more about Heather, read her “offish” Bio here.
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