Kathryn Anderson, CCMP (Certified Chair Massage Provider) Elder Care Specialist; Reiki Level II
What led Kathryn to Chair Massage and Reiki?
Kathryn first ventured into the complementary health field in 1996 when she obtained Reiki Level One training and followed that with Reiki Level Two training in 1997. She sought out holistic health treatment after being diagnosed with chronic fibromyalgia in 1993. She experienced first-hand the powerful effect that nutrition, healing touch and complementary therapies had to assist in her remarkable health recovery. She was able to reverse her condition and has not had a single recurrence, after having been told at that time that traditional medicine neither knew what caused nor cured fibromyalgia and that this would be a chronic condition she would face for the rest of her life.
Kathryn was then working in litigation and employment law as a law clerk and legal assistant in Toronto and Ottawa. She noticed that the stressful demands and high levels of energy required for legal work often left staff overworked, fatigued and developing health concerns. She would share her knowledge about the practice of Reiki, and offered treatment to colleagues, friends and loved ones – whenever there was need and desire for healing.
This reality challenged Kathryn and drove her desire to help people become better aligned in their lives so that they loved their work, and lived lives that were healthier, happier and more meaningful. She spent the next 8 years working as a Career Development Advisor and Facilitator at an exceptional career change organization in Vancouver, among a tight-knit staff that cared deeply about their work, their clientele and the impact their work made in the community. She learned what it truly means to leave a legacy through her actions.
A change of company ownership provided Kathryn the opportunity to evolve her own career path, and embrace a helping role of a different nature. Over the years Kathryn had relieved many a tension headache by combining Reiki with a gentle shoulder rub while working in law offices in Toronto and Ottawa. Between colleagues and friends who experienced her healing touch, she repeatedly heard the suggestion that she “should do this for a living”. So, when the opportunity presented itself, she chose to do exactly that!
Kathryn received her training from Wellness in Hand Massage® (formerly Healing Hands Training), under instructor Bob Hanley.
To become certified, she successfully completed five academic exams (with a score of 100% on each), received six days of full-time classroom instruction for practical skills (Level 1 Certified Chair Massage Provider; Level 2 Certified Elder Care Provider) and did an extensive practicum (50 massages). As a certified Wellness in Hand Massage® Provider, she received specialized training for working safely with seniors and addressing their unique wellness needs, as well as holding medical malpractice and general liability insurance (through Lloyd’s of London) and has passed a criminal record background check, updated annually.
Additionally, Kathryn holds the Provincial Instructor's Diploma for the Province of BC, certifying her as an Adult Instructor and Facilitator, along with completing three years of study at the University of Ottawa with a double major in Psychology and Women's Studies.
Kathryn’s mission is to cultivate peaceful wellness within you, by integrating the power of healing touch through skillful, relaxing chair massage.
She looks forward to supporting your health and wellness so that you can lead a joyful, abundant, balanced life.
To book an appointment for chair massage or reiki services:
call Kathryn Anderson at 778-889-5929
or email email@example.com
To learn more: visit www.mypeacefulwellness.com
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