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Eileen Du Plooy

Eileen Du Plooy

RMT, FST |Massage Therapist

Eileen was born and raised in South Africa, where she studied Sport and Exercise Technology and once graduated, decided to do some travelling.  She first worked at a Sports Club in Ireland, as a multi-sport coach; then moved to Canada and after spending some time working at a local fitness chain, she ended up as a Fitness and Sport Instructor and Sport Athletic Trainer with the Canadian Forces in Halifax.  This position offered some unique opportunities, including going on secondment for a year at the military base in Goose Bay.  She was also able to take part in one of the last deployments of the military destroyer, the Athabascan, before it was decommissioned.

Through her time as a trainer with the military, she was also fortunate to be selected to coach in 2 separate Invictus Games, one in Toronto, one in Australia.  This experience sparked an interest in learning more about functional movement patterns, and reliving pain at this time she decided to enrol to become a Massage Therapist.  While pursuing her studies, an employment opportunity presented itself that she could not refuse, Regional Coordinator for Soldier On.  Eileen presently works with ill and injured military members and veterans, planning events to engage them with like-minded individuals, and promote staying active for life.

Fitness has been a huge part of her personal life as well as professional.  In 2014, she placed 4th at the IPF Classic Powerlifting World Championship in South Africa. In 2015, she placed 5th at the IPF Classic Powerlifting World Championship in Finland.  She then switched gears and began training in CrossFit and Strongman competitions.  Eileen earned the title of Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Woman in 2018 and 2019.  In 2018 she competed in the Arnold Classic Amateur Strongman and placed 14th among a fierce competition.  She is currently retired from fitness competitions, but still manages to train and stay active in her everyday life.  Motion is lotion!

As a Massage and Fascial Stretch Therapist Eileen uses functional movement screens, asses the soft tissue and joints of the body and uses a variety of treatments to assist in prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.

She also works with your body’s connective tissue in different ranges, discovering its stability or instability. Whether it’s from bad movement over the years or injuries past or present, she finds all the “cobwebs” and clear them out to discover the dysfunctions and imbalances.

By using Massage and Fascial Stretch Therapy to help the body move without pain or at maximal capacity, we uncover your true potential. By focusing on fascial remodelling, strengthening and neural re-patterning, we can train the kinetic chains in action – fascia, myofascial, muscle and joints – so you can fine tune for maximum athletic performance.

Contact Eileen directly at: Eileen@coastalsportsandwellness.com


Qualifications

CCMH Massage Therapist
Re-certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
M2T Blade Certified
Re-certified Certified Personal Trainer (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology)
Powerlifting Instructor (National Coaching Certificate Program)

Cupping Therapy

Athletic First Responder
National Lifeguard Service Certification (NLS)

Mental Health First Aid

Agatsu Kettlebell Training

Rehab for Performance Trainer Certified 

Functional Movement Screen

High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development , Quest 1 Course

Rock Climbing Instructor (Climbing Wall Association)

Olympic Lifting Instructor (National Coaching Certificate Program)

TRX R4 Trainer (Suspension Training)

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