Kristin has been one of Canada’s most passionate pioneers in the research and practice of Thai therapies. With 15 years of experience, she was one of the first Registered Thai Therapists in the country and is still one of the few Thai Alliance, internationally-approved instructors for the region. Her training began under the wisdom of the elderly with P’ Sinuan from the Old Medicine Hospital of Chiang Mai in 1999. The opportunity to learn privately with teachers who had mastered the art of this work resonated with her deeply.
Kristin lived in Northern Thailand for two years where she taught English in a preschool and learned the Thai language. There she studied herbs, therapeutic massage, prenatal massage, foot massage, tok sen, cupping and scraping, meditation and Ruesi (hermit) self-care practices. In her TTM studies alone, she now has more than 1000 hours in the classroom and many more hours in practice. Kristin studied Advanced Therapeutic Applications at the Ancient Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai. For further certification she completed training with the TMC School of Chiang Mai where the first nation-wide Thai standardization and recognition in the West was made in liaison with the Thai Ministry of Education.
Since her return to Canada in 2002, Kristin worked with the Thai Ministry of Health translating curriculum material and studied with their Traditional Medical Doctors. She has been actively expanding in other healing modalities of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST), Somato Emotional Release, Spa Hydrotherapy, Raindrop Therapy with essential oils, Hakomi Counselling, Reiki, Soft Tissue Release and Doula support for pregnancy. She has a special interest in working with pregnant women and newborns to assist in the release of trauma with BCST.