Brian graduated from Alexandrian Institute’s Massage Therapy program in Hamilton with Honours in 1999 and has practiced massage therapy in Niagara ever since. He has a broad range of experience treating soft tissue pain and dysfunction. His post-graduate education includes Ergonomic Evaluation, Myofascial Release, British Sports Therapy Soft Tissue Release, Ultrasound Therapy Certification, Interferential Current Therapy Certification, and Level 2 Systemic Interactive Medicine.
His special training lies in the area of Soft Tissue Release, an advanced therapy originally used for treating sports injuries, but which is now used to treat many types of soft tissue injuries and pain. Brian has also focused on repetitive strain injury treatment and Ergonomics (the study of workplace set-up). This makes him well qualified to get you back in the game or back to work as soon as possible.
Lifetime learning is a passion for Brian. As well as a Massage Therapist, he is also a health educator, having conducted seminars and various aspects of wellness to professional and corporate groups. Writing is another passion that he has pursued. For over ten years he was the staff heath columnist at the Dalhousie Peer Magazine. During that time he had over a hundred articles published on a wide array of topics including soft tissue pain, injury, rehabilitation, exercise, stretching and a variety of holistic health topics. Many of these articles are available on this site. Brian has also published a book on the topic of manual therapy for other health practitioners.
Brian is also passionate about advancing the Massage Therapy profession. His past experience includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Massage Therapists Association. He continues to serve the OMTA as a member, supporting its efforts to advance and elevate the profession of Massage Therapy.
Massage Therapy Diploma (Honours) – Alexandrian Institute, Hamilton, ON
Director- Ontario Massage Therapist Association 2006 – 2008
Secretary – Niagara Chapter of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association 2002 – 2006
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario www.cmto.com
Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario http://rmtao.com/
Soft Tissue Release Certificate – British Sports Therapy (Stuart Taws) http://www.britishsportstherapy.com/
Active Myofascial Release Certificate – Jenings Seminar Group http://www.jenings.com/home.html
La Stone Therapy Certificate – LaStone Therapy Inc. http://www.lastonetherapy.com/
Interferential Current Therapy Certificate of Training- National Wellness Institute of Education www.nwie.ca
Therapeutic Ultrasound Certificate of Training- National Wellness Institute of Education www.nwie.ca
Ergonomic Evaluation Certification Program- Roy Matheson and Associates http://www.roymatheson.com/index.html
My clinic is located at 5 Colbey Street, St. Catharines, ON. The setup is very professional yet also very warm and inviting. The clinic is an addition on to my home with it’s own separate entrance right off of the driveway. There is ample parking as I only treat one patient at a time. You are welcome to park in my driveway behind my car, or you can park in the extra parking spot on the double-wide portion of the driveway.
My office is cozy, but it it is large enough to allow for a few extra people in case someone is driving you. There is lots of literature to read in case you arrive early, and there is a washroom is located directly off of the office. The treatment room, like the whole clinic is modern, warm and relaxing. You can stretch out on the table and leave the worries of the world behind for an hour while you are getting a rejuvenating massage, whether therapeutic, deep, or relaxing.Parking is available in the driveway and along Colbey Street.