Erin Clarke has studied and worked in health-related fields, gaining knowledge, experience and skills that she brings to her new career as a Registered Massage Therapist.
“I’ve always loved science and been amazed by the human body and how it works. In high school I thought that interest was going to lead me to a career in medicine or research but I came to realize that I wanted a more hands-on and direct way to positively be involved in the health of others. Massage Therapy was the profession that resonated with me.”
While working as a pharmacy assistant, Erin learned that “people need to feel they are listened to and understood and that as a professional, taking the time to really connect with people can make a huge difference.”
Erin finds massage therapy fascinating. “You could see 100 different clients with the exact same complaint and each treatment would be unique. There are so many techniques in the massage tool box; finding the right fit for each client and their individual goals is a rewarding challenge.”
Her willingness to “be open to new ideas and approaches and to keep an open mind when looking at information that contradicts things that you think you know” continue to guide her to more studies about massage therapy and health science.
Honours Bachelor of Science (Medical Science), Brock University, St. Catharines
Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy, Fanshawe College, London, Ont.
RMT certification from College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Cupping Training, Joy Langan, RMT, J2 Health Studio, Burlington Ont
Indie Head Massage Training, Joy Langan, RMT, J2 Health Studio, Burlington Ont
Infant Massage Training, Victoria Alexander, RMT, The Elephant in the Womb, London Ont
PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE:
Erin’s four-legged pal Luna, a Bernedoodle, is a great walking partner and great company. Traditional massage might not play a huge role, but Luna’s appreciation of a good belly rub helps cement Erin’s bond with “55 lbs. of fluff” that is still a puppy. Erin also enjoys vegetable gardening and just kicking back reading or listening to audio books.
She moved from big-city Burlington to the small town of Exeter. “I love the small-town friendliness, the ease of shopping local. As a member of the South Huron Optimist Club I enjoy the opportunity to engage with the community in a variety of ways”.