Shki-Miikan (New Roads), Pre-Health Sciences, Massage Therapy, Aboriginal Community and Social Development
Every massage therapist becomes a unique blend of their life experience, skills, passions, values, and gifts. Massage can be part of holistic healing of body, mind and spirit.
I have massaged in many different settings since graduating: world class spas, destination inns, health clinics, healing lodges and addictions treatment facilities. I’ve even worked within Georgian’s Massage Therapy program. I’ve also worked with Native peoples in Native Traditional Healing Programs.
My favourite part of my job is seeing the before and after for even just one massage treatment. People are run down and full of life’s stresses. After one treatment people have a little more spark of light behind their eyes, and less stress weighing them down.
I am getting closer to embracing my new native spirit name, given to me by a Native Elder/Medicine Man two years ago. I am becoming Healing Hands Woman.
Taking the Shki-Miikan (New Roads) program and then later Aboriginal Community and Social Development program at Georgian College helped me feel proud of my Native Heritage. That pride turned into higher self-confidence and shaped me into the person I am today.
College can be challenging, but Georgian has many great counsellors, teachers, and administrative staff who were there when I needed help. The Aboriginal Resource Center became a safe haven for me to share my success, melt-downs, victories, and defeats.
I think what’s special about Georgian College is that it feels like a tightly knit community, where everyone want s you to succeed.
I plan to pursue more post-secondary education in public health. I was adopted into the Eagle Clan and the Eagle is a leader, flying high to take the voices of the people to the Great Spirit. I plan to help people find their own voices within themselves and discover a path back to health, balance and joy.