Heather MacCormac – RMT, RRT, CST, GTCCHeather is an intuitive healer and a multi-disciplined therapeutic body worker and therapist with a strong belief in the art of gently working the body systems and skeletal structures to allow the body to access its own innate intelligence and ability to heal itself.
She is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and graduate of the 2200 hour massage therapy program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydro Therapy (CCMH).
Heather is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS), and a member of Massage Therapy Wholistic Practitioners Association of the Maritimes (MTWPAM).
Heather is also a Registered Foot Reflexology Therapist and a member of the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC), a Craniosacral Therapist (CST), a Reiki Master/Teacher, and is the only RMT in Eastern Canada certified as a Graston Technique clinician (GTCC).
“I originally named my company Clarity Garden: Reiki and Wellness Services because I have always said Reiki was my first love of therapies. It’s intuitive and therapeutic. As my disciplines increased I decided to venture out on my own and renamed my business Clarity Garden Wellness Clinic.”
The ancient Japanese healing art known as “Reiki” found (its) way into Heather’s life when she was 23 years old. With a continued interest in natural healing and personal wellness, she was later trained in the Usui Reiki Method of Natural Healing – first discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui (1865-1926) from Japan. After working as a Level II Reiki practitioner for 7 years, Heather decided to further her Reiki talents and abilities and became a Reiki Master/Teacher in the spring of 2013.
After becoming certified as a Foot Reflexology therapist in 2008, Heather began her CST training the same year at the John Upledger Institute in Florida. She has continued her cranial studies (at Upledger) – as well as learning Somato Emotional Release Therapy, which is the art of releasing trauma from the body and more specifically trauma which has been stored in tissue. She has also studied with Robert Harris, a leading expert in Craniosacral Therapy and founder of the Cranial Therapy Centre in Toronto.
With the understanding the body is strongly connected with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being, Heather uses intuition and techniques from her multi-disciplines to assist patients to become better aware of barriers on (these) levels that may be blocking their path to optimum health.
As a result of her continuing commitment to utilizing multiple streams of therapeutic care, Heather was awarded the Wholistic Therapist Award in 2012 by MTWPAM.
Most recently in 2015, Heather traveled to Boston, Massachusetts and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to study Graston Technique.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address and breakdown scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. This therapy is traditionally taught with chiropractic studies.
The technique utilizes specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Getting certified in Graston Technique® was a big deal for Heather as a therapist – not only because it would prove to be a “game changer” technique to add to her already staked list of skills – but she earned the title of becoming the only RMT in Eastern Canada with this designation.
Heather continues to enhance and refine her skills and gain accuracy and sensitivity both physically and energetically by attending annual workshops and training.