At Waterloo Sports Medicine Centre, registered massage therapists treat with a sports focus which is geared towards acute, sub-acute, and chronic injuries incurred during activity. Massage therapy can help relieve pain associated with injuries, speed the healing process, and help prevent injuries from recurring.
Clarissa Hildebrand, RMT
Clarissa graduated from Georgian College in Barrie in June 2015 from their Massage Therapy program with honours. She has been a registered massage therapist in good standing with CMTO since September 2015. While at the college, she worked closely with the varsity basketball team and provided massage therapy to the athletes. During this time, her passion for sports massage began to develop, and she continued helping athletes from different sports teams in the school, including hockey and track.
Clarissa has a passion for soccer and both alpine and cross-country skiing, and has participated in all three since she was young. She has also played the drums since she was 12, playing in her high school band and church worship team, and is thrilled to now be playing with the band here at WSM.
Clarissa is passionate about treating athletic injuries and getting people back to the best of their abilities as quickly as possible. She has a great deal of experience working with clients with chronic illnesses such as Parkinson's and fibromyalgia. She believes it is important to have a knowledge of how to provide massage therapy no matter what the patient's condition, and how to do so safely.
Clarissa keeps active by going to the gym and to yoga classes whenever she can. She also enjoys attending live sporting events, specifically the Toronto Raptors, and considers being their number one fan her part-time job.