Rod graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2011. He then traveled to the United States for advanced training in Structural Integration, completing his studies with Tom Myers of the KMI School (Kinesis Myofascial Integration). Rod joined the Bellesmere Massage Therapy team in 2013 as a Certified Structural Body Worker.
Rod’s personal experience with chronic pain led him to the School of Self-Healing in San Francisco where he was introduced to studies about the body, including anatomy, physiology and massage. Many life lessons were learned – like sitting at a computer all day was bad for you! It was here that he received structural integration treatment for his chronic knee pain. The effectiveness of the treatment inspired him so much he decided to return to school for training allowing him to provide this type of relief for others. Rod’s specialty and area of expertise is structural integration, using the KMI method.
Prior to his massage therapy career, Rod earned his Honours B.A. from Laurentian University. He served seven years with the Army, rising to the rank of Captain with the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment. He served as a UN Peacekeeper in Cyprus, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. After his honourable discharge, he was self employed as a home builder for 14 years and was a financial advisor for 20 years. His hobbies include sailing, cycling, downhill skiing, reading and travel.
Areas of Specialty
- Structural Integration
- Chronic Pain Relief
- Postural Realignment
- Fascial Manipulation
Certifications, Studies and Workshops
- Anatomy Trains, KMI
- KMI Structural Integration
- Anatomy in Motion - Balancing Weight in Feet
- Fascial Manipulation - Evidence-Based Pain Treatment