I first saw Acroyoga at Burningman and it felt like my jaw hit the floor. I just stood there, frozen, watching these people do this AMAZING thing! I thought there was no way I could do it. I had very limited flexibility, little strength, and no training in anything like it. I was assured it was not a problem and was invited to play. It felt amazing! I was FLYING! I am now a certified Acroyoga International instructor and I run regular classes and workshops around Ottawa. I love sharing this practice with new people in my home city and being a part of growing our community, locally and internationally.
In order to better treat his clients, Nico has decided to undertake his Master’s degree in Osteopathic Medicine in order to unlock the hidden natural healing potentials of the human body. It is his belief that the human body holds the inert ability to heal itself, the therapist is just there to serve as a catalyst or fulcrum in order to help the human body find its way.
Like all massage therapists in Ontario, Nico has been trained in lymphatic drainage, general Swedish techniques, dynamic and static stretching as well has rehabilitation techniques. Nico specializes in athletic maintenance, sport rehabilitation, myofascial release, injury management as well as joint play and structural rehabilitation. As Nico explores and evolves in the osteopathic field, you can expect that his treatment style will also evolve into a much more structure based treatment rather than a traditional massage based treatment. Structure governs function, by treating the structure first, one is able to re-integrate soft tissue to its normal function thus eliminating pain.
Nico will be working 2 days a week to begin. Feel free to book an appointment.
If you have any questions at all, Nico will be more than willing to talk with you and explore the right course of action with your best interest in mind.
Kirstin has always been interested in natural healing and always loved helping people. Therapeutic massage has always been an interest for her and in 2014 she applied to Algonquin College 3 year Massage therapy Program. In April 2017 she graduated with many hours of hands-on experience in a number of different clinical settings. Trained in General Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and joint mobilization, with an understanding of muscle imbalances.
Registered with CMTO and RMTAO, she can’t wait to further her career with studying aromatherapy and hot stone massage to add to her knowledge of natural healing. In her spare time, she loves to cultivate indoor plants and practice yoga.