Catherine Hanson RMT, CDT/CLT, REIKI Master
Specialty – Manual Lymphatic/Decongestive Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki
Realizing society’s growing awareness and need for alternative health care, Catherine was driven towards a holistic approach to wellness. Since 2008, she has been licensed as a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Also, a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario, and the Lymphedema Association of Ontario.
Her expertise includes Manual Lymphatic/Decongestive therapy, CranioSacral therapy, cancer-care and support, rehabilitation, and Reiki. She creates a personalized treatment plan for each of her clients that will best lead them on their journey towards optimum health, vitality, and wellness. She believes in a holistic ‘whole person’ care approach.
Certified with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in 2009 as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), and Complete Decongestive Therapist (CDT), Catherine specializes in manual lymphatic therapy, also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), which is a safe approach to effectively cleanse the body’s tissues. It is beneficial by having a detoxifying effect and can be used to effectively treat a variety of different conditions.
With the advanced Decongestive Certification, Catherine has complete and thorough training to assist with lymphedema prevention and/or management through: manual lymphatic drainage, compression garments – tips and referral, exercise recommendations – dos and don’ts, and skin care knowledge.
Catherine has a special interest in cancer survivorship, with work experience in cancer support and rehabilitation, volunteer work, and fitness program involvement with Breast Cancer Action (BCA), and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Having studied through the Upledger Institute since 2009, and used CranioSacral therapy (CST) in her practice daily, Catherine has witnessed that CST can benefit everyone ~ children, teens, adults, and seniors. It is a light touch, whole-body treatment technique that works with the body’s craniosacral system to support and nourish the central nervous system – improving overall vitality, health, and well-being. CST improves the body’s ability to self-care and can produce profound, positive changes.
As a Reiki Master, Catherine is a true believer that with positive and healing intention, attaining wholeness of Mind, Body and Spirit is possible. With Reiki, she gently balances life energy chakras, to bring health and well-being to her clients.
Catherine maintains an active and healthy lifestyle with yoga (she is a Certified Yoga Instructor), meditation, cycling, gardening, and cooking new healthy recipes with family as her favorite pastimes!
One of Catherine’s favorite quotes:
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~ Rumi
Catherine Hanson’s Schedule:
Wednesdays and Thursdays – 11am to 6pm
For a full explanation of the Massage Therapy Services Catherine offers and the corresponding fees, please click HERE.