At 15 years old, Joa was diagnosed with Scoliosis, which means her spine curves from side to side. A healthy spine is linear if viewed from behind. The Schroth method, which treats the disorder by strengthening the muscles around the spine has been effective in eliminating pain since the 1920s. Indirectly, she began to fix her anomaly while learning Yoga and Pilates, which emphasize spine and hip alignment. She became an instructor after realizing how effective the activities were at relieving pain.
In 2010, Joa became a personal trainer. She works with individuals who range from absolute beginner to experienced athletes who have an agenda. She also does group sessions. “One-on-one is better if you want fast results,” she tells me. It’s because she caters the workout according to your needs. Having a personal trainer is better than training alone because of the competition. “Me, when I’m training [people], they have a lot of pressure because they see me doing something that they can’t do yet.”
She shows me the trick to working out my latissimus Dorsi. It’s simple: a pull up. She encourages, “Be patient, have persistence, and never give up. Last year was the first year I didn’t feel pain from my Scoliosis.”
Joa Rivas is an elite Personal Trainer working in the heart of Toronto. Joa works as a Fitness Instructor as well, teaching cardio conditioning, core strength training, Yoga, Pilates and Tai chi. Joa is also Nutrition and Wellness certified and possesses a unique and effective program for posture support and correction, especially for people that suffers of scoliosis and chronic backaches.
Joa completed the Hypertrophy Academy of the Canadian Center of Strength and Conditioning in 2014, her fitness versatility skills cover the ways to develop proper work outs to create optimal hypertrophy training response on her clients interested in building muscle for specific sports, bodybuilding or just to get stronger and fitter.
Joa as a Thai Massage therapist can help you to improve your body flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries. She incorporates her skills at the end of the training 15 mins of stretches based in Thai massage and yoga stretches.
Thai massage is a great therapy used to relax the body, mind and integrate the energy to a new level of awareness. Thai massage can sooth and also decompress the muscles from tightness and stress from daily life. Joa as a Thai Massage practitioner helps her clients to improve her mobility, range of motion using this amazing ancestral bioenergetic therapy. It incorporates stretching, palming and pressure points in a soothing therapeutic dance of movement. This ancient healing knowledge of Thailand is amazing and highly effective, leaving you feeling restored and rejuvenated.
She incorporates Thai Massage as part of the training session as well as she provides full sessions of 45,60 and 90 mins.
Great to treat scoliosis, tight hips, rotator cuff , chronic neck/lower back, frozen shoulder, arthritis, carpal tunnel, knee and feet problems, headaches, constipation, stomach pain, anxiety, depression and sports injuries.
Chi Nei Tsang ( CNT ) detoxifies, restructures and strengthens the body. While focusing mainly on the abdomen, the entire body and existence of the person are affected. All systems of the body are addressed, including digestion, respiration, nervous and reproductive systems as well as the immune system.
CNT stimulates the internal organs to work more efficiently and helps correct postural problems resulting from imbalance in the abdominal area. Deep-seated tensions are released and vitality restored. The body resumes more optimal functioning.
CNT helps to balance emotions and release negative energy accumulated in the core area.
In a complete holistic program. Working along naturopathic doctors and functional medicine doctors. It is created a 30 days restore program for anybody who wants to improve absorption, digestion and guts issues.
To look and feel healthier.
- How to address the toxins that makes you sick and storage fat.
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