About

 

The Mission of Perfect Balance:

To help Professional Massage Therapists make a profound difference in the health and well-being of their clients…..while earning the income they desire and deserve.

The Perfect Balance programs are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you require to provide effective therapeutic treatment in today’s competitive massage therapy industry.  You will learn the secrets of how to get and keep more satisfied clients, and earn the income you desire and deserve.

Perfect Balance, offers a hands-on learning experience, that provides the RMT with an integrative treatment approach, designed to successfully address the critical problem areas that are encountered regularly in practice. Cheryl’s Advanced Technique Seminar Series, brings her passion and expertise as a Registered Massage Therapist, together, with her experience as a Teacher.

Cheryl’s goal is to provide you with a fresh approach that will expand your technique repertoire, and inspire creativity. Expanding your therapeutic tool box, will help you become a problem solver, and give you the ability to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to fit each patient and their individual challenges. The goal… Help You Make Your Treatments More Effective, and, Help Your Clients Achieve More Complete and Longer Lasting Results.

Cheryl has inspired thousands of RMT’s across Western Canada, with her Live Seminar Programs, and is now excited to expand her circle of influence with an online video training program called Tissue Talk.

The Tissue Talk series provides step-by-step video demonstrations of Therapeutic Techniques and Rehabilitative Exercises for the 3 most critical problem areas.

Tissue Talk is designed for the therapist to view, and then take into their treatment room to practice.  The therapist can then, “play” with the techniques, and have the video training modules available to them for ongoing learning and integration.

Cheryl is committed to promoting excellence in therapeutic massage. She knows from her clinical experience, education, and training, what works and what doesn’t work. She is passionate about passing on all that she knows to support both new and experienced Massage Therapy Professionals.

 

 

Educational Philosophy

Perfect Balance Seminars was formed in 2000 as an extension of Cheryl Stephenson’s passion for providing Advanced Massage Therapy services and education. The company has been founded based on over 35 years of experience in the field, a keen observation of what is currently missing in massage therapy education, and a desire to support the profession. In addition to a background in teaching, education, and years of in-the-trenches experience as a Registered Massage Therapist and a clinic owner, Cheryl brings a fresh perspective to providing a high caliber of results-oriented training.

Knowledge is one of the most valuable and powerful assets to possess in one’s career. It provides you with a foundation of confidence and competence from which to build a successful business. Cheryl believes that you never stop learning, and is a lifelong learner herself.

“When you stop learning, you stop growing,
When you stop growing, you stop thriving.”

Cheryl also believes that learning should be both fun, and challenging. She strives to provide a supportive, dynamic educational environment that allows for stress-free learning while also challenging experienced therapists to sharpen their therapeutic skills and expand their knowledge.

And perhaps most important of all – Perfect Balance Seminars provides one-on-one guidance in a hands-on learning experience. Cheryl’s goal is to provide you with a fresh approach that will expand your technique repertoire and inspire creativity. Expanding your therapeutic tool box, will help you become a problem solver, and give you the ability to develop a treatment plan that is as unique as each patient and each problem.

Techniques are easily incorporated into your existing treatment style. You will start making a positive change in your practice the day after you attend your first Perfect Balance Seminar.

 

Cheryl Stephenson

Cheryl is committed to promoting excellence in therapeutic massage. She knows from her clinical experience, education, and training, what works and what doesn’t work. She is passionate about passing on all that she knows to support both new and experienced massage therapy professionals. She is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), has owned and operated a thriving massage clinic, is a business owner, and an educator with 34 plus years experience in the health and wellness field.

Her seminar series provides you with effective, innovative advanced techniques that bring her passion and expertise as a massage therapist, and her experience as a teacher together. Cheryl’s goal is to help you make a profound difference in your client’s health and well-being while earning the income you desire and deserve.

 

Educational Background

Cheryl graduated from the University of Alberta in 1980 with a Bachelor of Physical Education Degree. In 1981, she completed an Education after degree certificate, and became a certified teacher with the Alberta Teacher’s Association in 1982. During her nine-year teaching career, she also obtained a Master of Science in Physical Education from the University of Alberta.

Cheryl first entered the massage therapy field as an educator, teaching anatomy and physiology in a private massage therapy school in Red Deer. She became a Registered Massage Therapist with the MTAA in 1993. Cheryl’s passion for learning led her to pursue training in several different therapeutic treatment disciplines including Trigger Point, Active Release, Myofascial Release, and Muscle Energy Techniques.

Experience

Cheryl began her teaching career in the public school system, teaching senior high physical education and health for 9 years. After playing university volleyball, she also coached at several levels, including provincial junior teams and college. Her past teaching and leadership experiences, have given her the ability to provide you with professional quality continuing education seminars today. Cheryl’s teaching experience and easy-going style will provide you with a supportive, enjoyable, learning experience, and a well-structured appropriately paced presentation.

Cheryl’s interest in rehabilitative medicine and her passion for helping people then led her into a career in the massage therapy industry. She owned and operated a successful muscle therapy and rehabilitative exercise clinic in Red Deer for over 14 years. She has been practicing therapeutic massage, specializing in trigger point therapy, active release and muscle energy techniques, since 1993. After offering occasional seminars over the past 16 years, Cheryl has now achieved her goal of developing an advanced technique training series that provides Massage Therapists with an avenue to attain their continuing education credits through a quality educational experience.

 

Our Students Say It Best

 

Mandie McLeary (Cochrane) Thank you so much for an action packed weekend! I feel like I’m looking through new eyes and I feel so much more confident in my profession. Your techniques have absolutely given me the skill I need to truly assist my clients, and for that I am forever grateful! I can’t wait to attend the next seminar.

Theressa McKay (Lacombe)
All RMTs who understand the value of what you’re offering will be benefit greatly! I have used the techniques that you teach, and they work wonders! If I were to hire any other RMT’s at the clinic, I would insist that they have certificates from your courses. That would ensure me that they are serious about their work and that they have been taught valuable massage techniques.

Sandra Frissell (Wainright) Yippee! Tissue Talk worked!  Already watched one!  Awesome Cheryl.  Amazing how much I forget as soon as I leave one of your workshops!! This is gong to be very helpful. Thank you.

Michelle Keeley (Calgray) I have taken three of Cheryl’s weekend seminars so far. They are great! Each seminar is jam packed with everything from a quick review, assessments, conditions, new techniques and stretches. Her course manuals, and on-line tissue talk videos are what I refer to most in my practice. These are, by far, the best massage therapy courses I have taken.

Joanna Romanuk (Sherwood Park) It was so beneficial to learn from someone with so much experience. Thanks!

Sabrina Taylor (Edmonton) Cheryl’s seminar was fun, informative, and just all around awesome! I’m looking forward to doing more seminars with you.

Gail Marie Code (Whitecourt) Thank you so very much Cheryl. We are lucky to have you here so accessible to us. I got way more benefit from the seminar than I expected. Great value for the time and money spent.

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