Registered Massage Therapist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist, CLT-LANA
Fascial Stretch Therapist
Certified Professional Trainer
Jimmy graduated from the Accelerated Massage Therapy program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in August 2018. He has recently been Registered as a Massage Therapist in October 2018. Jimmy specializes in all musculoskeletal, neuromyofascial and joint dysfunctions that inevitably accumulates from activities of daily living to high performance athletics. Whether you want to be able to keep up with your children and grandchildren or have the edge of high-level sports recovery, Jimmy provides the function back in dysfunction and the alleviation from the pain you are suffering.
Jimmy is trained and skilled in traditional massage therapy, such techniques include: general Swedish massage, and deep tissue. Originally, he started out as a Fascial Stretch Therapist and has the highest accreditation of Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) in the medical stream. He combines traditional massage, FST with Acupressure / Trigger Point Therapy, and postural integration. He utilizes all tools to provide the patient a comprehensive treatment that focuses on critical clinical findings. Being able to apply relaxation, breathing and mindful techniques, Jimmy allows recovery of your wellness through traditional massage.
Additionally, FST’s unique stretching approach allows access to deep invested layers of the fascia found in the joint, which is often inaccessible
through traditional massage techniques. This also allows for global treatment / assessment, which allows to target structures that are often culprit of dysfunction and pain. Jimmy often combines Acupressure / Trigger Point Therapy with FST to provide a pin-point treatment of the local dysfunctional muscles involved in the global dysfunctions – allowing for accurate local treatment. His approach allows for multiple structures and clinical presentations to be effectively addressed in one treatment. His ambition is to provide you the most fertile soil for your garden of health and prioritize client education.
Jimmy is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), which focuses upon providing a standard of care to lymphedema related to the lower body. Lower body swelling can often come from people born with lymphedema, people with venous insufficiencies, and those with congestive heart failures. Lipedema, a disorder only for females, can also lead to the development of lymphedema. All these conditions that lead to swelling can be treated through Complete Decongestive Therapy* (CDT), which aims to reduce the size of the affected regions and provide a method of containment so that it does not further impair the patient’s quality of life and activities of daily living. CDT utilizes Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Compression Therapy to achieve its reduction of volume due to swelling.
In his spare time, Jimmy volunteers at QUEST Community Health Centre providing free supplementary health care to the underprivileged people of St. Catharines. He also has been a certified professional personal trainer since May 2014 and continues to practice his personal training methods through posture training and coaching group fitness and strength and conditioning classes.
*CDT for those with congestive heart failures must be overlooked by a physician and must be cleared to take on the treatment.
Please call to set up an appointment with Jimmy at 905-788-3214