Hi! My name is Emily. I help individuals who suffer from chronic pain, and those whose limited movement is affecting their ability to experience life the way they want to. I help clients improve their health through home and workspace environmental consultation and design, providing educational workshops on important health topics, movement coaching, and Thai massage. I take an evidence-based approach while recognizing and incorporating the complexities and unpredictability of day-to-day life, to every individual’s unique situation.
Movement and health have always fascinated me. Though my definition of health has changed over the years, I’ve come to learn that health is not merely the absence of disease, but a state of being that is influenced by multiple factors in one’s life. To me, being healthy means that I have the ability to enjoy life without restriction, feel safe and supported by my community, and have the tools and skills necessary to nourish my body.
My ongoing journey to heal chronic pain has led me to explore many modalities from martial arts, to cold therapy, and to even ditch my shoes as I learned about natural approaches to foot care. I believe in fostering a culture of curiosity, learning, and openness to new ideas, so as I continue learning how to heal my own body, I share my knowledge and experience to help my clients reach their full health potential.
Furniture designed to help you move well and move often
Human Home Ottawa set out to create furniture that aligns with the true nature of human-beings to help them thrive in their homes and workspaces. We believe that community plays and important role in human health, so we work with local creators to produce high-quality hand-made furniture.
Tailored workshops and classes: Foot Health, Sleep, Ground-Living, Movement.
Workshops and Courses
Improving health through movement
The ultimate goal of movement coaching is to help you become a better "mover". Being a better mover means less pain and more energy. Movement coaching builds upon the traditional foundation of strength, power, and endurance and expands beyond to include mobility, play, balance, breath-work, and environmental engineering. This service is available in-person at my studio in Ottawa or virtually.
Traditional Thai Massage
Thai massage is a full-body, clothed massage that includes the use of a variety of stretching, trigger-point, and movement techniques. Thai massage is performed on a large, padded floor mat, and techniques are adjusted to the client’s comfort level and movement capacity.