Darlene Ricker graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2013, and began her practice in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Helping people achieve their wellness goals is her passion. Her aim is to provide outstanding therapeutic care and customer service. She works collaboratively with other health care practitioners and physicians to make sure patients receive the best treatment.
She has received additional training in Manual Lymph Drainage, Traditional Thai-Style Body Massage and Jade Stone Massage.
After working 17 years as a social worker for the Province of Nova Scotia, she resigned, and then volunteered overseas for three years in the remote and developing country of Bhutan, Eastern Himalayas. She practiced social work with a non-government organization; then she taught English at a higher secondary school in Bhutan. Once established in her Canadian massage therapy practice, she returned to Bhutan in 2016 to teach therapeutic massage.
Back in her Canadian community, she has taught canoeing for many years. Having completed post-graduate studies in Amerindian History, she wrote the book: L'sitkuk: The Story of the Bear River Mi'kmaw Community, published in 1998. In her free time, Darlene enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, swimming, cycling and cooking. She loves to travel, and is a life-long learner.