Don Wickstrom, RMT
For the past 6 years I have owned and operated Symmetry Therapeutics on the west side of Saskatoon Saskatchewan. We have had many changes over the years including a renovation in the summer of 2015.
My journey of becoming a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) turned out to be a life changing experience. For me the journey started about year 2000 when I had some minor discomfort and within a couple of years it turned into a major injury. Now I stay aware of my body and keep myself feeling good through self-care and regular massage and chiropractic treatments.
I enjoyed seven years as a Journeyman Automotive Technician with Mainway Mazda. During the last two years of that time I found myself struggling with a major injury to my lower back and legs. After trying numerous treatment styles, I found two massage therapists who were able to really help me get my symptoms under control and begin the healing process. Being unable to cope with the physical stress of automotive repair, I decided it was time for a career change.
The first step was to enroll in the Mckay Massage and Hydrotherapy Program where I learned about the body which also helped me better understand my injuries. After 2200 hours of intense learning, I graduated with honors in December 2005 as well as earning the massage professionalism and massage clinical proficiency awards. Having mastered the Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS) Qualification exam, I opened Wickstrom Massage Therapy on February 15, 2006 in Saskatoon. My practice remained at Wedge Road Medi Centre for three years until the doctors closed the office. At this time I relocated into a home based business. One year later I started renovations for Symmetry Therapeutics, and opened for clients February 1, 2010.
I am now celebrating my 10th year of being an RMT. A combination of my educational knowledge and personal experience has given me a good understanding of chronic pain. Currently my treatment style is Myofascial Release with a background in Swedish massage. These styles allow me to work with the conditions and symptoms such as Fibromyalgia, general chronic pain, Sciatica, abdominal cramps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and headaches, to name a few.