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Adele Dirks | Registered Massage Therapist

Adele Dirks, Registered Massage Therapist

Adele Dirks, Registered Massage Therapist

Education

Adele is a 2003 graduate from Mount Royal College’s 1000-hour massage therapy certificate program. In 2010, she also graduated from MH Vickers School of Massage Therapy 2200-hour massage therapy diploma program. She is an eleven year member in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.

She does deep tissue, therapeutic relaxation massage, and LAVA Shell™ massage – the newest in heated massage. She is a 1st Degree Reiki practitioner.

Specializes in Elder Massage

Her specialty is massage for elder adults, receiving Level I Geriatric Massage certification in 2006 and Level II in 2007; she completed Mount Royal College’s Gerontology: Business and Entrepreneurship certificate program in 2009 to enhance the understanding of the aging process and is certified in CPR and First Aid.

She is a registered service provider for Veterans’ Affairs, and RCMP.

LAVA Shells™ are the world’s first naturally self-heating massage tool, designed to allow the therapist to add heat into their techniques. LAVA Shell™ massage is not a replacement for hot stones, but rather a unique massage tool that can be used to perform a similar treatment to hot stones.

Elder massage is a specialty within the broad scope of massage therapy. Elder massage deals with specific techniques for a specific client base, namely those individuals who are aged 65 and over. These special clients may fall into three specific areas: robust, age-appropriate, and frail. Robust clients are those that have less health concerns and are the standard middle-age client. Age-appropriate clients have two or more health concerns and fall within the geriatric definition. Frail clients have many health concerns and are fragile to the touch. These clients need all the precautionary measures taught in the special training workshops.

I look forward to meeting you in person and hope to help you become an even better you! Call our Midnapore office today and schedule an appointment today!



Adele Dirks, Massage Therapist
Midnapore Health Centre | (403) 254-9177