KAREN VALENTINE BHK, RMT, Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist
Karen graduated from the University of Windsor in 2004. She graduated with an honours degree in Human Kinetics, with a major in movement science and a minor in psychology. After completing her degree, she went on to complete a 2200 hour diploma in Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Karen completed numerous hours of hands on training as well as a hospital rotation at Toronto Rehabilitation in acquired brain injury and stroke.
In June 2008, Karen opened her own business, Back to Balance Massage Therapy and Kinesiology. She treats numerous cases including; athletic injuries, motor vehicle injuries, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (problems with the jaw), pregnancy and infant massage, stress relief, scarring, breast massage and whiplash associated disorders. Karen has a broad knowledge base of many healing techniques and has attended numerous certified workshops and courses. Karen will research and plan a successful treatment plan allowing you to move forward with a clearer healthier focus and renewed confidence.
In a one-to-one session, let Karen use healing massage techniques to help you transform into an improved, healthier life and aid you in your quest for improved physical and mental health. Karen believes that massage therapy should be used as an adjunct to total health care. She feels that clients should not only be pro-active in their own health care but take personal responsibility for their well being. Karen is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
In June 2016, Karen became a Certified Nutrition Coach with Venice Nutrition. Health, exercise, nutrition and the body systems are a passion of her’s and she has now incorporated that into her practice.
In April 2020, Karen completed her Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist and Core Confidence Specialist courses for retraining the pelvic floor for expecting mom’s and postnatal mom’s. Being a Mom is a very challenging time, yet amazing at the same time. I am here to help you trust your changing body, embrace the miraculous job it is doing/has done and show you the true strength that your body possesses. Peeing your pants at any point- prenatally or post birth is NOT normal- common, yes- but NOT normal! Wondering if you are in need of pelvic floor help? Book a Core Confidence Assessment today and learn more!BOOK NOW