Patricia West & Lori MacDonald met in 1999 while Lori was teaching Patricia. They soon became fast friends and one day while they were out for a coffee, struck up a conversation about how great it would be to create a specialized continuing education program. Little did they know years later that dream would come true! Lori and Patricia each own their own MT Practices in the Halifax region and have created MT Academy (formally MassagEd) as their joint venture. Laughter, lots of coffee and a strong friendship makes this skillful pair a force to be reckoned with.
"I’m Patricia West and I’m happy to tell you that 16 years ago I made the bold and courageous decision to leave my full time government job behind me and seek out a profession that brought more JOY, FULFILLMENT and a greater sense of PURPOSE. I enrolled in a 2200 Massage program in 1999, and graduated from ICT Northumberland College in 2002 with an honours diploma in Massage Therapy. I have loved working one on one with people to help inspire and motivate them to make better health choices and realize their own potential. As owner of Westwood Therapeutics I am not a pain or symptom seeker; I listen with purpose to find the root cause of dysfunction. My job is to find WELLNESS-not disease.
"I’m Lori MacDonald and I graduated as an RMT in 1994 after completing my physical education degree at McMaster University. I own my own practice, Hatchet Lake Massage Therapy and have taught the 2200 program now since 1997. I'm a decisive, bold, entrepreneurial thinker and have a high commitment to upholding the standards of the techniques I use and teach. I like to inspire greatness within my students and build confidence through hands on training.
I'm also a busy Mom to two amazing kids and wife to an active supporting husband.