our massage therapistS
I graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College in 2013 and received an academic award in Pathologies and Treatment in the Human Body.
The focus of my post-graduate training has been working with the nervous system to shift the body from a stressed state into one of relaxation and healing. I have taken multiple courses using the Dolphin Neurostim device to deliver Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy for neck and back pain, scar tissue release and Concussion Recovery Therapy.
Values and Approaches
I am very passionate about a holistic healing approach for the entire body from the inside out. I take pride in helping clients achieve their personal health and wellness goals.
On a Personal Note
I am the sister of a firefighter so the mission and values of Frontline Forward are near and dear to my heart. Family is very important to me, especially time with my young nieces and nephew. Over the years I have completed many obstacle course races, half marathons and a full marathon.
Sarah stead RMT
Gwen ROWBOTTOM RMT
Gwen Rowbottom has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 25 years and continuing education has been one of her passions. Gwen was certified as a Complex Lymphatic Therapist by Norton's school of Lymphatic Therapy in 2012. She completed her Advanced CranioSacral with Upledger Institute in 2014. Gwen has a unique holistic approach to her treatments with her focus being on the fascial Matrix (connective tissue) and the fluid that runs through it, searching for areas of tension, a constriction, inflammation, and dysfunction. With a skilled and highly sensitive touch she is able to help facilitate the body's natural healing process and bring the body back into balance. She is a specialist in head neck and jaw pain such as concussions and TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). In the cases where there is an emotional component to a physical injury or trauma, Gwen has a variety of techniques which specifically work with the nervous system to help decrease the tensions and pain caused by stress, trauma or PTSD.
Gwen brings a full presence, compassion and experience to each and every treatment. Gwen is haudenosaunee from Six Nations. She has two children and two German Shepherds. She enjoys camping, hiking and singing Presently, she is taking the Compassionate Inquiry Counseling Course with Gabor Maté.