Dina enjoys doing massage so much that it was her frequent hobby for 10 years before she became an RMT! After finishing high school she spent 4 years at Open Word Bible College in London Ontario. She enjoyed the experience but felt that the traditional roles available at the time didn’t feel like quite the right fit for her.
Part way through her massage therapy degree, she learned about life coaching and realized it was the other piece of the puzzle she was looking for that fit her. She graduated from Medix School in May 2008 and was registered that March. About 8 years later she got certified as a Life Coach.
Dina started off doing massage therapy at a massage clinic in St.Thomas, Ontario for almost 2 years, and then (after starting a family) moved back to St. Catharine’s to be closer to family. Over the years she has gained experience working in various settings such as spas, chiropractors, hospitals, and also had a home business and offered mobile massage at times.
She has worked with all ages from newborn to the very elderly in palliative care.
She is very comfortable working with people with all demographics and enjoys a challenge with her cases!
Dina is known for her ability to work quite deep (when needed/requested) and for doing very thorough assessments and providing lots of home care advice for people who are interested. She enjoys answering questions and explaining regarding other referrals the person might need.
Dina came to Canada as a baby from Moldova (which used to be part of Russia). She speaks Russian and understands most Ukrainian also.
Dina’s hobbies include: reading, singing, nature walks, hosting dinner parties, cats, learning about new topics, writing, collecting jokes, and baking. Last year she took an interest in trying to see what she could do to help regarding the people affected by the war in Ukraine and she started putting together her own charitable organization called Elegant Solutions for Life. This is still in early stages but in her free time she has done some work to help collect things like furniture and clothing and food for Ukrainian refugees here and to help them access other things they need or people to meet.