Pamela Fitch, BA, RMT
Pam is a professor in massage therapy at Algonquin College. She has facilitated workshops and seminars across Canada, Hong Kong and the US on therapeutic communication, breast massage, and the somatic implications of trauma and insecure attachment.
Her seminar, Talking Body Listening Hands, was developed to address the wide variety of interpersonal and ethical challenges that massage therapists encounter in the treatment room every day.
"Early on in my practice I discovered that massage therapy reaches beyond simply massaging, frictioning, stretching or holding. Understanding client needs and my own responses to their requests helps me appreciate the essential and important elements of this unusual therapeutic relationship. I hope that the perspective I've gleaned over 20 years may help other therapists to understand their own clinical challenges."
Pam brings humour, openness and comfort "in the moment" to her presentations that ensures each participant's questions is answered before the end of the event. She has the ability to make even large groups feel cohesive and connected.
A massage therapist for more than twenty years, Pam is active in her professional association, the Ontario Massage Therapist Association and has written extensively on topics relating to clinical conundrums, professional issues, ethical challenges and the psycho-emotional aspects of massage therapy care. Founding editor of The Body Politic from 2002-2006, she has also written articles for the Massage Therapy Journal and the Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation.
To read more about Pam's practice, click on:
The Liberating Power of Gentle Touch
Written by Dahlia Liwsze l Wednesday, 06 January 2010