BS sports medicine
diploma massage therapy
Hello! I'm Leanne, owner of Wexford Massage Therapy. I was born and raised in Canada and have lived in Ireland since 2003. Through my teens and twenties I was a very competitive athlete in Rowing, Cross Country Skiing, Running and Baseball. During my competitive years I had several injuries which led to my interest, and subsequent study, of Sports Medicine (BSc Sports Medicine, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994) I completed a Massage Therapy Diploma at The Austin School of Massage Therapy, Austin, Texas, USA in 2000. Over the years I have worked in several therapeutic settings including Professional Ice Hockey, Collegiate, Chiropractic Clinic, and Physiotherapy clinics before deciding to venture out on my own as a Massage Therapist.
I had always been interested in massage and studied it early on in my career. However, after a car accident in 2000, I became a true advocate for massage as medical treatment. After the car accident I had neck and lower back pain that resolved within a few weeks with regular physio treatments but I was left with a burning sensation in the back of my arm that persisted for months. I had x-rays, nerve conduction test, chiropractic and physio treatments. Finally I went to a massage therapist I worked with, and in 3 massage sessions the burning pain was gone. Massage can't fix all pain but is very effective in treating muscle related pain patterns.