Meet Teresa Sampang
Teresa Sampang, BA, BSc, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Teresa Sampang is a highly skilled and dedicated professional with a diverse background as a Registered Massage Therapist and Kinesiology Specialist. With an educational background that includes Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Kinesiology from Dalhousie University, along with certifications as a Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant (PFLC) and Can-Fit-Pro Certified Personal Trainer, Teresa is well-equipped to provide top-notch care!
Teresa began her studies in Kinesiology after her own personal experience with pain. In 1998, she underwent a reconstruction surgery of her left shoulder due to numerous dislocations. She suffered for years and was told she would have to live with the pain, but she refused to accept the reality of a life filled with pain and lack of function. So, she decided to focus her studies on anatomy, function, and rehabilitation of the shoulder joint to help others like herself recover. Massage therapy played an integral role in her recovery, which further helped her approach in the breakdown of scar tissue and the restoration of normal range of motion and function for her clients. The combination of kinesiology and massage therapy proved to be a powerful approach in helping others reach their goals. Hence, as a shoulder injury specialist, she addresses cases such as post-surgery recovery, frozen shoulder, tendinitis, dislocations, separations, and torn rotator cuffs. Her care extends to managing injuries in both children and adults, whether sport or work- related. She also has experience treating injuries such as back and neck pain, and repetitive strain injuries.
Teresa also prioritizes not just the physical aspect but also emotional and mental health stress, while identifying the root cause of problems. With her degree in Psychology, she is able to address mental health, advises on coping mechanisms, strategies for stress relief since many physical pains are a result of emotional stress or trauma.
Teresa also specializes in pre/postnatal massage after her own experience with pregnancy. This includes issues like pregnancy-related back pain, fatigue, headaches, wrist pain, and insomnia. She has years of experience in treating pregnant women and treated some of them through multiple healthy pregnancies. Her goal is to help moms-to-be treat or prevent pregnancy pains to have the best pregnancy experience possible.
With her experience as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2004 and a personal trainer since 2000, Teresa’s expertise lies in helping clients recover and prevent future injurties while ensuring their overall well-being. Her passion for sports and fitness is mirrored in her own interests, which include running, strength training, and a love for travel. As a devoted mother to two competitive athlete children, Teresa’s commitment extends to managing their sports teams and providing injury treatments.
Beyond the massage session, Teresa provides personalized aftercare, including tailored stretches and exercises, drawing from her kinesiology expertise which enables her to precisely target muscle pain locations. By adopting a team-focused approach, Teresa creates customized treatment plans for her clients while being able to collaborate with other health professionals, including physiotherapy.
Teresa conducts a thorough assessment before each session in order to understand the issue, identify the root cause of pain, and explain the treatment approach and focus areas. With Teresa’s compassionate and knowledgeable care, you can embark on a journey to a pain-free and active life, whether seeking relief from discomfort or specialized sports injury treatment.