When you book Mara Boaru for your massage, you’re in for a holistically good time. When the physio therapist emigrated from Romania, her creds didn’t impress Canuck authorities — she’d have to upgrade for the official Canadian PT designation, a masters degree. The delay was unfortunate for her, but lucky for her customers — because she got her RMT diploma to tide her over, allowing her to work while studying her first love, all over again.
The result? She is one of the rare physio therapists who is also massage therapist. And vice versa! It means she takes a holistic approach to physio, rather than just treating one part.
Which means she’ll fit in perfectly with the 50+ holistic professionals and teachers at the new Awaken Holistic Health and Wellness, slated to open spring 2016, with a pile of classes, including yoga, fitness and nutrition, health services, and… a float pod room.
They just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raising funds for their wellness centre. Check out the goodies they’re offering to entice your pledge. The 60 minute service of your choice for $70 is a hot deal, and I have a hot tip to go with it: choose a massage. With Mara. Amazing.