Lorna graduated from the 2200 hour program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1994. She practiced as an RMT in Smithers until 1999 when she got married and moved to the USA. She lived in the small ski town of Alta, Utah (just outside of Salt Lake City) where she practiced as a LMT, helped in her husband’s restaurant and raised their two sons. In 2013, the family enthusiastically moved to Smithers permanently.
Between 2015 and 2019 Lorna’s path took a bit of a turn while she worked at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital as a Clerk in the Medical Imaging Department.
In 2018, Lorna broke her ankle and in the process of healing and rehabilitating from that she began going to Trillium Integrative Health Centre for her care. Experiencing the care and dedication she felt from every member of the Trillium team towards her regaining full function and how much that and the integrated approach, significantly and positively effected her healing, made her realize how much she missed working as a massage therapist and how passionate she felt about it. With that, the decision was made to re-certify as an RMT. Although the idea of buckling down and re-studying for the RMT exams seemed daunting, she finally made the decision to just do it!
Lorna’s great interest is in looking at the body as a whole – what happens in one part of the body influences the function of the rest of the body. All systems of the body function together and as part of the complete being and do not function independently of each other. By employing techniques such as, myofascial release, trigger point release, breath work and joint movement, the body is assisted to regain balance, full optimal function and freedom of movement through releasing restrictions in the soft tissue.
Cellular Release Therapy® & Hypnobirthing:
In studying the body as a whole, it felt like a natural evolution to include the mind/brain and it’s powerful influence on the function of the body. Having had first hand experience with the mind’s powerful influence on the body and the very positive experience of using hypnobirthing techniques in the birth of her two children, Lorna pursued an education in the Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing and became a certified instructor in May of 2019.
Having then gained an understanding of the powerful and positive changes that can be gained through accessing the subconscious mind with hypnosis, Lorna became interested in what else could be achieved by working with the mind-body connection. This spark of curiosity led her to learn about and study Cellular Release Therapy® and in September of 2019 she became certified as a CRT practitioner.
Lorna has been at Trillium Integrative Health since 2019. Being a part of this incredible team has further supported and informed her ideas of looking at and approaching the body as a whole and connected being.