KRISTA DICKS

WHAT I AM DOING NOW

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Who Me? Massage Therapist with a go-getter attitude and ready for new challenges. We are all capable of so many great things I am staying open to the opportunities with purpose and contribution even when they often have nothing to do with Massage Therapy. Following joy and seeing what happens...

 
 
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Massage

Full Time Registered Massage Therapist

Specialized in Lymphatic Massage and Lymphedema Therapy 

Techniques I want learn: Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Acupuncture, Cranio-Sacral Technique, Facial Gua Sha and somehow learn to play the "therapist" role where I get to ask blunt questions to clients  and get honest answers in order help reset a victim mindset towards healing and getting unstuck. 

Working on: Podcast for the Radical RMT who is not only great at their job as a Massage Therapist but, they effectively take advantage of the many benefits a career in massage therapy brings!  From worldwide travellers, to starting families, to pursuing a passion, and enjoying life 100% 

Working on: Align Masterclass to bring the amazing skills of my colleagues at Align Massage Therapy together for one day to teach each other and continue to be an even more incredible massage therapy clinic in Ottawa than we are now! 

 
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PILATES

Stott Pilates Certified and Trained

Reformer. Cadillac. Mat

Layers of mad skills between Massage Therapy and Pilates to create unique, goal oriented and functional movement Pilates programs for all levels. 

Pilates or Pie and Lattes anyone? Why not both!?

 
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Reading

The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees

(Audio) The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron (On Week 6)

Up Next: Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston.

Recently Read: Breaking The Time Barrier by Mike McDerment and Donald Cowper, Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday, Anything You Want by Derek Sivers, To Be or Not to Be Pain-Free by Mark Sopher, Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, The Migraine Miracle by Josh Turknett.

Favourite Podcasts

During the week I have between a 20-40 minute commute each way and I love listening to podcasts if I am not listening to an audio book.

The Tim Ferriss Show

The Minimalists

 

HEALTH

My husband and I are going to Peru in September  to hike the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu with G Adventures

We are both in good shape but, we want to enjoy it and minimize the risk of injury as well as minimize potential altitude sickness

We currently train 20-40 minutes of cardio 2-4 times a week and work on Core stability

Leg and Back Days with focus on endurance and strength for hiking and carrying a day pack

Yoga twice a week while wearing a training mask to help my body use its limited oxygen supply efficiently. I am hoping this helps with the altitude changes and minimal side effects. Technically you should use this mask during cardio training. 

Updated as of August 2018