Stress? Chronic pain?
…or just want to relax and feel better?
…. Back / neck / shoulder; tension and pain, headaches and migraines, anxiety, fatigue, depression, insomnia…and more
Try something different …that works!
• Effective and drug-free
• Relaxing and energizing
• Cost effective too!
… and covered by extended health insurance.
We humans are designed to move and breathe and to feel …..and yet, our fast paced, over stimulated, always-on, lifestyles, perhaps with too much sitting, mental focus and constant pressures, can lead to disconnection from your body….and that is not a recipe for health.
My treatment approach recognizes the reciprocal connection between the mind and the structure and function of the body. I have developed a highly tuned sense of touch, which helps me to discover and gently encourage release of blockages.
One particular area of interest I have is in working with clients to overcome health challenges and postural tension patterns related to inhibited, shallow breathing, commonly affecting those at a desk in front of a computer for long hours.
My unique approach to healing the dis-eases of mind and body is based on three simple words:
• Remember: literally means to re-member; to reconnect the parts of oneself – mental, physical, emotional, to come to our senses that is, to wake up!
• Remind: refers to the need to literally re-mind the body, to bring mind awareness into the body.
• Current: To support optimum well-being there is a need to get current – an interesting word, commonly used in reference to water, also to electricity, to be in the flow is to get current ( “juice”).
So to sum up, in order to be optimally healthy we need to remember who we are in essence, become aware that mind is not separate from the body, and to relax into present time awareness ~ the opposite of present tense = present relax. 😊
…Because we have a tendency to forget, it is generally necessary to do this on a regular basis until it becomes a new habit; part of our software.
I have decades of experience promoting wellness through hands-on treatment, combined with a longtime passion for the mindful movement practices of Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Qigong), which have further heightened my awareness of the internal flow of energy in the body.
Shiatsu (指 圧)
Shiatsu, literally meaning “finger pressure,” is the primary form of licensed massage in Japan and has been called acupuncture without needles or Japanese osteopathy.
Treatment is focused on dispersing areas of excess and supporting deficient areas of the body, restoring inner balance, activating your body’s innate self-repair systems.
I look forward to meeting and working with you to assist in solving your unique puzzles in seeking optimum wellness.
Robin Grant, RMT • Registered Massage & Shiatsu Therapist
• Certified Qigong Instructor
“Robin is a gifted professional who has extraordinary command of his craft from diagnosis (assessment) to intervention and can induce a calm, relaxed and energized state at the conclusion of every sensitively executed session. Robin can deliver results that are wholesome for spirit, mind and body – very highly recommended.”
James Gillen, July 2010
Robin Grant was born in Scotland and grew up there, immigrating to Canada in 1991 after living in Taiwan for close to two years, immersed in the study of Tai Chi.
In addition to passions already mentioned, he has a keen interest in photography, the natural world, is learning to play the ukulele and has dreams of summertime travelling, busking with his teenage daughter, who is more gifted musically, than he.