Massage therapy was not a direct route for Fern. Fern’s first post-secondary education in environmental science and human geography was more of a hobby rather than something leading to a career. She worked for two years in an overnight data-entry position, which took a toll on her wellness and taught her the value of good workplace ergonomics, posture, and mobility. Fern then took a risk and applied for the massage therapy program at Humber College to pursue her long-standing passion for helping others with alternative medicine. Taking that risk was one of the best decisions Fern ever made.
Fern believes that massage therapy is effective in rehabilitating patient injuries and promoting body wellness. Since 2018, she has treated patients dealing with a variety of concerns, such as pregnancy and postpartum, chronic neck pain, sports injuries, and general relaxation. Her main skill set includes deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, and cupping therapy. By using these different techniques, Fern can provide effective therapeutic massage geared to each individual patient.
In her spare time, Fern enjoys going on hikes, staying active, singing karaoke, and spending time with friends and family.
A fun fact about Fern – she once sang the national anthem at the Scotiabank Arena (back when it was still the Air Canada Centre) with the Riverdale Youth Singers at a Toronto Raptors game against the Chicago Bulls.