About Dora Jackson
I have been in practice since 2002 and am a graduate of the Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic. Even prior to becoming an RMT, I found massage therapy to be almost magical in it’s effects and scope. As a former professional dancer, it was a rare but necessary indulgence and I vowed to unravel it’s mysteries one day.
I have since studied many forms of massage and bodywork in order to understand the science and practical applications behind the magic. My approach combines swedish massage, rhythmic and joint mobilizations, hydrotherapy, orthopaedic testing and self-care exercises to help my clients achieve the best possible outcomes. I have worked in a variety of settings including gyms, multi-disciplinary clinics and do housecalls. I also spent several years as a teacher and clinical supervisor and strive to educate as well as treat.
I have also been a doula and infant massage instructor, having received special training in pre-natal and post-natal massage as well as infant massage. I am a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
RMT, sole proprietor
In many ways, I feel that my approach is like that of a detective. I use observation, orthopaedic testing and detailed questions to try and get to the root of what brings my patients to my door rather than simply addressing what I see and feel on the massage table. I then tailor my treatments based on what I feel my patients need but also what they ask for.
My goal is to create a balance between the two and bring about outcomes that are not only effective but long-lasting. I endeavour to do this through an evidence-informed approach, targeted education and mutual collaboration. I think of it as a partnership where we work together to actively create the best result possible.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE & BODYWORK
The benefits to you can be immeasurable, regardless of the type of therapy you receive.
Here are just a few of them.
* relief of congestion and stiffness throughout the body
* relaxation of muscle spasm and lessening of tension
* enhanced muscle tone and prevention of muscle atrophy due to forced inactivity
* can be relaxing or stimulating depending on the type/technique
* improved mood and outlook through the release of endorphins (“feel good” hormones)
* promotes functional scar tissue formation and speedier recovery following injury/surgery
* improved posture, joint flexibility and range of motion
* reduced pain and swelling
* increased body awareness and capacity for calm
* promotion of deeper and easier breathing
* enhanced alertness and performance