Shawn K. J. Rashotte, RMT
Shawn grew up on a farm in Central Ontario and helped on his father’s small standard bred horse racing and training facility. He realized at an early age that he had a passion for working hands on with horses. Others noted this expression of his intuitive abilities and encouraged him to pursue professional training.
He graduated from Algonquin College in Ottawa with a diploma in Health Science specializing in Massage Therapy and is an active member with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Shawn had a successful private practice in Belleville for many years during which time he continued his education in the areas of Craniosacral Therapy, Myo-fascial Release, Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Intuitive Healing. He wants to bridge the gap between eastern and western approaches to health and wellness and uses both models to assess, understand and provide effective treatments to his clients.
In the fall of 2008 Shawn moved to Toronto to explore other opportunities for personal and professional growth and during that transitional time completed a 12-month, 500 hour Hatha yoga teachers training program at Still Point Yoga in Picton, Ontario.
Currently Shawn is continuing his shamanic studies at the Institute of Contemporary Shamanic Studies in Toronto and is an apprentice with the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path. As well as deepening his knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine under the tutelage of Xiaolan Zhao, Chinese Medical Doctor.
The care that you receive is based on a healing model that comes from the understanding that everything is interconnected and affects everything else. Healing is the process of achieving balance in a way that requires individuals to listen to their body.
The goal of this model is to reestablish the connection between body, mind and spirit which allows our true nature to be freely expressed.
The role of the therapist is to guide individuals to be more in touch with their innate healing wisdom, which actually does the healing. The responsibility of the therapist is to support, nurture and encourage the healing process through the various modalities of care.
In the process of healing, one may experience symptoms. When viewed from a healing perspective symptoms are not to be viewed as good or bad. They are agents of change which provide opportunity for growth.
The art of healing is, in itself, a process. In an over stimulated society we have little time to seek stillness from our environment and within ourselves. Our lifestyles directly affect our overall level of health. Much of the healing needed is found beyond the pain that we feel.