Jul 7, 2020
This week I interview Renee Simons, RMT on her massage and visceral manipulation work with patients with digestive disorders. In particular, we highlight a discussion around polyvagal theory, that can be applied to massage practice to enhance patient wellbeing and symptoms, especially in functional gut disorders.
Renee's interest in human kinetics and functional muscle movement began with Kinesiology studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU). In 2004, she graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy completing a 3000hr program and is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Canadian Massage and Osteopathic Therapists of Alberta.
Since becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Renee has focused her post-graduate training and clinical practice around Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation techniques and is committed to providing patients with individualized treatments to discover and resolve the underlying reasons why they may have pain and dysfunction in their bodies. Her practice has a strong connection to women’s health, GI dysfunctions and the Gut-Brain Axis.
Renee’s treatment paradigm follows a biopsychosocial model and Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory. Teaching is a way for Renee to pay it forward and share her passion about massage therapy and mentor the next generation of therapists. She currently teaches for Alberta College of Massage Therapy.
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