Jodi Forsythe, creator of www.whymassagetherapy.com, has been a Massage Therapist since graduating in the year 2000 from the ICT Northumberland College 2200-hour massage therapy program in Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduation, she successfully completed the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) Board Exams, earning the designation of Registered Massage Therapist. She is currently a member in good standing of the Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS).
Since completing her program of study, she has not only practiced in physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy practices, she has continued her education in the following: (Basic) Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Schools North America), Scapular and Rotator Cuff Release, Craniosacral Therapy (Levels I & II, Upledger Institute), CMTO Making Ethical Decisions and Maintaining Professional Boundaries and Hot Stone Massage and Aromatherapy.
Between 2005 and 2008 Jodi also fine-tuned her therapeutic and communication skills as lead instructor at two prominent Canadian massage therapy colleges in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Teaching subjects such as orthopedic assessment, clinical treatments, massage techniques, hydrotherapy, anatomy, remedial exercise and professional development, she realized the need for an accessible, online resource for therapists and the public.Teaching also furthered her conviction that massage therapy is a tool for living well.
In addition to extensive classroom experience, she also held positions such as Registrar, Assistant Director of Education and Acting Program Manager. This administrative experience provided her the opportunity to learn first hand the day-to-day needs of both an educational institution and up to 120 massage therapy students.
Jodi currently operates her practice full-time at Medicine in Motion, a family, physiotherapy and sports medicine clinic located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
To advocate for the massage therapy profession, and the achievement of professional excellence by massage therapy professionals.
To provide therapists with a comprehensive, online resource for client education and information, as well as tools to enhance their knowledge and practice.
To provide members of the public with the knowledge to enable them to seek, with confidence, a massage therapist to suit their needs in a health management capacity.
To provide those considering a career change into massage therapy with accurate, industry-relevant information concerning the practice and business of massage therapy.
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