Katherine Murray grew up as a young girl in Prince Edward Island and spent parts of her adolescence first in Ontario and then in¬ the great white north- experiencing all that life in the Yukon has to offer! Over the years, she developed a strong sense of compassion learning from her mother who devoted her work to women’s mental health care. Katherine has 12 years experience working directly with clients in various health care related facilities. Her work previous to massage therapy centered on women’s and family mental health. She now focuses her time combining her two loves: massage therapy and birth doula care.
Katherine graduated in 2012 from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy (CCMH) with honours standing and an award from the Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia for her professionalism and patient care. The following spring 2013, Katherine completed birth doula training through DONA International with the Chebucto Family Centre.
As a clinical massage therapist, Katherine enjoys working with a broad range of patients providing therapeutic treatment. She regularly includes varied massage techniques along with hydrotherapy, and home care exercises to provide the best possible care for patients. Katherine chose to specialize her studies while at CCMH, gaining a certificate in pregnancy massage. She now also holds certificates in cupping massage therapy and acupressure/meridian massage.
In her capacity as a birth doula, Katherine believes that birth is as much about the creation of a family as it is, the arrival of a child. Empowering mothers and families to step into this new role from a place of confidence and joy is a passion and honour for her.
Katherine has a passion for supporting individual health and wellness. She has special interest and training in women’s health, maternity massage and doula support. She looks forward to helping all her patients reach their best health!
More information on Katherine’s work as a doula and pre/postnatal massage therapist can be found on her website at: http://katherinemaermt.com/
Massage Therapy Appointments with Katherine are Available: