By WIN Contributor: Coleen Martuccio, RMT, R.Kin.
MY MOTIVATION TO HELP OTHERS
How do we know what we were made to do? What are we meant to accomplish?
During my youth, I was involved in many sports activities and suffered many injuries. This gave me an understanding in the importance of, and the patience needed, to assist in healing the body.
My mother was a registered nurse and always had a gift of compassion, caring, and empathy. It inspired me to want to be like her and drove my desire to help people.
MY EARLY YEARS
After graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree at McMaster University, I started my career as a kinesiologist. I worked in a few different multidisciplinary clinics and fitness centres over the last 17 years, and enjoyed all of my experiences and relationships along the way.
Working as a kinesiologist with the WIN Health Solutions team provided me with the ideal work environment. This exceptional team ensured each patient was getting the best and most comprehensive health care possible.
As a kinesiologist, I loved assisting in patient care and recommending options, courses of actions, in addition to motivating patients and customizing exercise programs to meet their individual needs. I especially enjoyed working with orthopaedic patients, sport enthusiasts, seniors, and all patients who were interested in bettering their health and well being.
~Growing up with the idea and direction to help others has always been at the forefront of who I am. ~
THE JOURNEY TOWARD SOMETHING MORE
As rewarding as this career was, my desire to grow as a health care provider motivated me to look at alternative career paths that would allow me to enhance my patient care. Two of my good friends were massage therapists and I admired the time they were able to spend with each patient and the positive ways they could make a difference in the individual health of each person.
So “now or never”, I decided to embark on a new journey and enrolled at the Ontario College of Health and Technology to begin my new career as a massage therapist. After two long and challenging, but good years, I am so proud and happy to have graduated with honours at the top of my class from such an exemplary school.
After passing my entry-to-practice exams and becoming registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, I am now able to share my new-found skills with everyone around me. The best part is that I am back with my WIN Health Solutions team and feel like it is exactly where I am supposed to be.
REACHING MY GOALS
Growing up with the idea and direction to help others has always been at the forefront of who I am. My “old soul,” full of compassion and kindness, has made others feel comfortable around me and has guided my career in its path of assistance and considerate care. My goal as a Registered Massage Therapist is to work compassionately and confidentially with each person to develop a treatment program that fits their individual physical needs and lifestyle.
Massage therapy offers so many benefits for people of all ages and is often used to help obtain relief from many specific conditions or concerns. Whether the need is for injury rehabilitation, to reduce muscle tension, decrease occupational stresses, or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of physical and emotional well-being. Help me achieve my goal by helping you achieve yours with a therapeutic massage, and a touch of relaxation thrown in. Call or come in today and book your massage at WIN Health Solutions for the health of it!