Hi there! My name is Michelle, I’m the founding director of Mi.ko Massage Therapy.
Welcome to my first blog! I hope to be able to share health facts, promote a healthy lifestyle, emphasize the benefits of massage therapy, provide stretching advise, inform you on practical ways to improve posture and anything else that supports you to work towards a healthier and balanced lifestyle!
Here is a brief introduction of myself and the reason I became a massage therapist.
I started with my certificate in massage therapy in 2016 and loved it so much that I went on to complete my Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2017 and later a certificate in pregnancy and post natal massage in 2018. I’ve been a Massage therapist for almost 2 years now and I own my own business and work part time, from a clinic room at Four Seasons Wellness Centre in Abbotsford.
I’ve actually been in the health care industry for over 8 years now, my other day job is working as a registered nurse. I’ve always been passionate about helping people and improving their health, which was one of the reasons why I became a nurse. I’ve worked in various areas of nursing both in the hospital and community settings. What really excites me is the promotion of good health, health education and disease prevention. Over the last few years I’ve shifted my focus and now aiming towards health education and promotion rather than treatment because I’ve found these to have a greater impact on people’s health and life, as they say, prevention is better than cure.
Three years ago I was in a state where I needed a bit of a career change. I needed to shake things up a bit, I wanted to be able to be in a position where I could greater influence people and support them to make better health decisions for themselves. But I needed something that would still allow me to continue working as nurse. As a nurse I was on the other end of the health spectrum, attending to patients with complex health conditions and because of this I felt like I was not in position where I had a greater impact on people’s health to prevent injury and disease from developing. I wanted to combine my nursing experience with a career that can be used to better improve peoples health, promote wellbeing and prevent injury and disease. That’s where my massage therapy journey began.