Realign. Strengthen. Live your Life.
Imagine a healthcare experience where you are validated for your concerns, given guidance on how to make the steps for positive change and educated about your own body so that you become a part of the healing experience.
Dr. Blessyl Buan is a Chiropractor, Creative, Dance Artist & Mom to 4.
She is the creator Triple Threat Performer Wellness through which she consults and treats elite performing artists in the Greater Toronto Area. She is also the developer of a new movement method called Street Pilates Flow which marries core conditioning from Pilates exercises to the musicality and flow of urban music.
Her desire to design a practice that combined art and healing started as a child. The first 14 years of her dance training in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop took place in studios without a mirror. What seemed for many years as a disadvantage actually nurtured a heightened body awareness that would fuel her passion in learning about the body and how to improve performance.
She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and her Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. She continues to upgrade her skill set adding certifications in Kinesio Tape (KT1, KT2 Whole Body), Active Release techniques (A.R.T.®), CPR © (AED, HCP), Stott® Pilates (Matwork) and Fletcher® Pilates (Floorwork ® , Barrework ® , Towelwork® ), Conditioning & Imagery for Dancers (Level 1) and Progressing Ballet Technique (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced).
As a health professional, she fully appreciates the importance of proper alignment in order to keep up with your career, your family and your lifestyle.
As a mother, she can empathize with the joys and pains of growing a family. She helps parents to cope with their new “parent posture” like “baby on the hip” syndrome and how stress is internalized as a result of lack of sleep and keeping up with energetic kids!
As a dance artist, she continues to train and perform in various dance styles and currently performs as a principal dancer with Hataw Performing Arts. Her professional commercial dance experience gave her opportunities to work with prominent choreographers in the industry and developed the empathy required to truly understand the unique needs of the performer. Some of her notable dance credits include: Toronto Para Pan Am Closing Ceremonies 2015, Madonna- Hard Candy Grand Opening 2014, Step Up Revolution Flash Mob 2012, Dairy Farmers Milk Commercial 2002.
Ultimately, her passion is to teach and this is reflected with the time she dedicates with her patients.
She is a regular columnist on dance conditioning and health for The Dance Current and was a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Dancer Canada from 2013-2014. In 2013 she was a regular health expert on CTV’s television show, The Social.