Mackenzie grew up in Stittsville and participated in competitive cheerleading for 12 years, won multiple National titles and competed at the world championships in Florida, USA.
Mackenzie completed her Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma at Algonquin College in April 2019. During her time at Algonquin, Mackenzie successfully completed four different placements working with varying demographics such as: pre-natal massage, treatment of developmentally challenged children ages 3-6, sports massage, and in-patient rehabilitation at the Ottawa Hospital.
Mackenzie continued to pursue post secondary education and healthcare training at an international level. She moved to Ireland to obtain a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health and Leisure with Massage, graduating November 6, 2020. While studying abroad at The Institute of Technology Tralee, in Ireland, Mackenzie had a multi-semester course in Aquatic Rehabilitation and worked with a variety of patient demographics including but not limited to: Cerebral Palsy patients, amputees, and Lyme’s Disease patients. While in Ireland, Mackenzie also studied an Exercise Referral program which consisted of developing and delivering a comprehensive exercise plan for patients with specific health conditions. Throughout her year long program in Ireland, she wrote and completed a thesis and successfully defended it in May 2020.
In addition to these designations and experiences, Mackenzie also has her Cupping and Gua Sha Level 1 certification and was taught those modalities through Traditional Chinese Medicine methods. She is an athletic individual with a wide variety of experiences with many different demographics and settings, and is excited, motivated, and eager to work with you.