Mark is a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMPAO. He earned an Honours Diploma from the Shiatsu School of Canada (1999) and a High-Honours Diploma from the SSC Acupuncture Institute (2001) (2008).
After many years in the Martial Art community, Mark saw the need and importance of promoting the “Yin” or healing side of the Martial Arts. He found that these healing arts, such as Shiatsu and Acupuncture, helped him to achieve very high levels of health and sped his recovery from injuries sustained “in the ring”. This “Yin” side of the Martial Arts gradually became his focus as the prospect of manipulating Qi for a persons benefit became much more fulfilling for Mark.
Mark’s practice has primarily been located in the Beach area of Toronto but draws clients from all areas of the city and province. His focus with clients is a one-on-one approach giving him an ideal opportunity to help regulate the Qi flow in a person’s body that allows the client to return to an ideal level of health.
Mark has been involved in several of this field’s professional associations by sitting on executive boards as well as volunteering in various educational capacities. He has worked in both of Ontario’s leading Shiatsu Therapy schools in teaching roles and has been in advisory roles for the City of Toronto concerning Holistic Therapies.
When Mark is not in the clinic, you will find him playing with his two wonderful kids, enjoying the presence and company of his fitness guru life partner, Nancy, or out on the open road somewhere on his Harley, fully engaging in nature from behind a pair of sunglasses.
1999- Graduated from Shiatsu Therapy program from the Shiatsu School of Canada
2001- Graduated from the post-graduate Acupuncture program from the SSC Acupuncture Institute