I have been an RMT since 2013 and studied at one of the leading massage schools in the country, Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic. My experience as a varsity athlete and Kinesiology graduate have not only encouraged my interest in the obvious benefits of manual therapy, but also into the importance of motivating people to be more mindful and proactive with their health and their wellness.
I use a variety of techniques in my practice which include instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation, kinesio-taping, joint play, myofascial release, cranial sacral inspired techniques, deep tissue treatments, and muscle energy techniques. I also challenge my clients with self-care and hydrotherapy, and to become more aware of how they use their bodies on a daily basis.
My philosophy is that I believe people need to be more involved in their own health and wellness.
We live in a society that believes a lot in band-aid solutions and quick fixes, but it is important to remember that we have one body, and the choices we make everyday will determine how long, and how well that body will work.
My practice, Colin Baird RMT, embodies this philosophy and is trying to shift people’s perceptions of massage therapy from not just a relaxation treatment that makes us feel good, but a treatment for the whole person, including the mind and the body.