Gillian Scott graduated in Toronto, Ontario in 1993 with a Diploma in Professional Shiatsu Therapy (2200 hrs) from The Shiatsu School of Canada (SSC) Inc. After graduating she joined The Toronto Pain and Headache Clinic, where she practiced for eight years in a multidisciplinary environment along with Doctors of Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
Gillian was asked to train as a teacher upon graduation from SSC and became an instructor for the Shiatsu practice/theory certificate program for seven years. She has taken advanced professional development courses and workshops in Chinese & Japanese acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and holistic nutrition as well as tai chi, qi gong, and Iyengar yoga and meditation.
In 2003, she decided to reside in Halifax, where she attended the Massage Therapy Diploma Program (2200hrs) at International Complementary Therapies (ICT) Northumberland, with a special interest in Swedish massage techniques, orthopedic testing, and sports massage.
In the past 12 years, her continuing education certification has focused on hand and foot treatments, reflexology, geothermotherapy (LaStone Therapy®), neuromuscular integration and structural alignment (NISA), full body myofascial techniques, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction techniques.
Bringing 20 years of clinical experience to Active Approach Health & Wellness Centre, Gillian continues to practice as a non-judgmental, effective shiatsu and massage therapist within the health care community of Nova Scotia. She is an active member of the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) and The Nova Scotia Association of Reflexology Practitioners (NSARP), and past board member of The Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario (STAO).