Academic Background :
After graduating with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of British Columbia, Manda became a Personal Trainer focusing on Physical Rehabilitation at a private gym in Vancouver. Through her rehabilitation work she noticed an increasing number of clients combatting issues that the Western Medical system could not recognize. These clients were told they would have to simply live with the problem and hope that it would eventually resolve, as medically there was nothing wrong with them. In her research to help understand and resolve these issues Manda considered that the philosophies and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine would yield some insight. Consequently, she returned to school graduating in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California.
Over the next 4 years, she moved back home to British Columbia and opened 2 small clinics in Vancouver and Squamish. The aim of these clinics was to help her clients heal by bridging the gap between the Eastern and Western philosophies, and find balance between structure and function, and the relative balance of yin and yang. Now living in Montreal with her family, Manda continues to use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (Chinese style massage), Exercise Prescription, and, of course, Breath to help her clients find that balance so their bodies can heal.