Latest participant to sign up for the World Championship in Massage in June is Susan Sheedy from Canada. IMA has asked her to tell about herself.
I would describe myself as a non-competitive, open minded, versatile professional bodyworker who started with a strong foundation in shiatsu therapy ’97, went on to do TCM acupuncture ’99 and then completed my massage therapy training ’01. I have taken various other modalities over the years but my passion remains in manual work.
I would describe my massage as a biomechanical hybrid between swedish massage and shiatsu with other elements tied in (myofascial, thai, osteopathy, etc…). This competition appeals to me for the opportunity to see what bodyworkers from other parts of the world are doing. I hope to meet lots of interesting people with intriguing ideas and styles.
I graduated from the 2200 hour massage therapy program here in Toronto, Canada at Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in 2001. https://sutherland-chan.com/ My shiatsu training, also here in Toronto, Canada was from the 2200 hour shiatsu therapy program from the Shiatsu School of Canada (graduated in 1997) that became the SSC Institute and is now known as The AIM academy. They no longer offer the 2200 hour shiatsu program unfortunately. https://aim-academy.ca/pages/the-school and https://aim-academy.ca/
You can link to my / our social media off the icons at the top right of our website page: https://torontobodyworks.com/ You may find the Instagram account of most interest in relation to how I work. I founded Toronto Bodyworks in 2004, it is primarily a studio for Registered Massage Therapists here in Toronto.
The International Massage Association and our sponsor Lemi look forward watching Susan Sheedy skills at the World Championship in Massage 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark.