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Senior Massage Therapist
Renee's interest in human kinetics and functional muscle movement began with Kinesiology studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU). In 2004, she graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy completing a 3000hr program and is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Remedial Massage Therapists of Alberta. Since becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Renee has focused her post-graduate training and clinical practice around Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation techniques and is committed to providing patients with individualized treatments to discover and resolve the underlying reasons why they may have pain and dysfunction in their bodies. Teaching is a way for Renee to pay it forward and share her passion about massage therapy and mentor the next generation of therapists. She currently teaches and supervises student clinic for Alberta College of Massage Therapy at the Calgary campus.
Senior Massage Therapist
Mariana knew very early in her life that she felt joy helping others and that her professional life was going to be tied to her passion. After learning about the complexities of cancer treatment, she decided to study physiotherapy drawn by the possibility of treating patients in the longer term. After moving to Canada, Mariana studied Massage Therapy, which allows her to spend even more time with patients while still using her knowledge of human motion. She graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage (2200 hrs). During her studies, Mariana became very interested in the lymphatic system and her silent but key importance in human health. She obtained her certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Dr. Vodder School) and complemented it with training in oncology massage. Working with individuals living with cancer has become one of Mariana’s passions. Antsy by nature, Mariana completed her training in CranioSacral therapy to treat patients who have trouble tolerating deep pressure. Motivated by her experience as a mom, she added a pediatric massage certification to be able to work with clients from 2 to 16 years old. Mariana has a strong focus on therapeutic treatment using her wide range of tools to tailor treatments to the individual needs of her clients. Her specialization in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) allows her to safely treat an array of conditions from sports injuries, post-surgery edemas to lymphedema. She also helps young athletes recover from injuries and reach their full potential.
Joanne is a recent graduate from the 2200 hr program at Alberta College of Massage Therapy. Having spent 15 years in the landscape business and raising a family she wanted to get into the health and wellness industry and help people. She enjoys incorporating different massage techniques into her treatments, combining deep tissue, therapeutic techniques as well as relaxation. Ensuring each client receives a massage catered to their individual and specific needs, whether it be helping to rehabilitate an injury, reduce muscular tension, or to relax. Joanne is a big promoter of health and fitness, and believes incorporating massage is a great way to help clients feel and function their best. Joanne loves new challenges and is looking forward to furthering her Massage Therapy career and building relationships with her clients.
Registered Massage Therapist
Hi, my name is Rodny, a Registered Massage Therapist graduate from CDI College. I am an enthusiastic client centered-goal orientated therapist. After rock-climbing and falling off a mountain near Banff, I discovered my passion for health and wellness. To provide you the best treatment possible, I adapt my methods and clinical techniques pertaining to the current state of your injury. Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Trp release, Sports Massage, and Joint Mobilization Facilitation, are part of the skills I’ve acquired and progressed through experience. My current specialties are shoulder and low back injuries. Social interactions, grocery shopping, researching, and outdoor/indoor sports activities are my passions. I hope to serve, support, educate the importance of health care, and to give back to our community!
I have always been interested in holistic medicine. Because of a back injury that turned into chronic pain, I went for acupuncture from a registered acupuncturist and the healing shift began. Fast forward 15 years later I was graduating with my Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. I finished my degree in China at the Beijing School of Chinese Medicine. I believe in prevention and balance through the modalities of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Massage, Sound Therapy, and Listening. “Complementary Medicine” is a term I am passionate about. Presenting different healing options and techniques to patients, whether it is Eastern or Western based medicine. I think there is room for many different types of medicine, ideas, and practices. The human body is multifaceted, having layers of Mind, Body, and Spirit. In my practice, I feel strongly about educating my patients on the different ways of healing and letting them choose the best options for themselves. Every patient's needs are unique and it is important to me that I work with them in exploring choices in determining what is the best way to proceed with a treatment plan for regaining optimal health. Over the years I have treated my patients successfully with this medicine. From acute to chronic pain, emotional issues, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, and reproductive problems. I look forward to working with you to create balance naturally.
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Registered Massage Therapist
Simone Gerhards graduated in 1997 as a physiotherapist and Registered Massage Therapist in Germany. In 2001 she opened in Hamburg her own physiotherapy clinic, offering physio, massage therapy and from 2005 on Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Since moving to Calgary in 2009, she now practices as an RMT and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She has 15 Years of experience and training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and is trained in the ( Vodder) Földi method.
MLD has become a passion for her; Since she herself has lip- lymphedema, Simone can relate to patients with lipedema and lymphedema, which allows her to better understand and treat patients living with these conditions. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is indicated for but not limited to primary or secondary lymphedema, cancer, and non-cancer patients, for immune support, after trauma, sports injuries, surgeries, pre and postnatal.
Over time Simone has come to realize the importance of offering clients a more holistic approach to their treatments. In 2008 she then graduated in a two-year program in Naturopathic Medicine. With all the different education and experience in massage therapy, physiotherapy, and naturopathic medicine, she chooses to focus on the holistic approach for the well being of her patients. She will tailor the treatment right to the individual needs of her patients. Simone offers next to the Manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic, sports, pre and postnatal massage therapy as well as relaxation massage.
Alanna is a Tantric-based Meditation Teacher and Love & Relationship Coach for Moms. She has been training in the fields of yoga, meditation, energy work, spirituality, and coaching for over a decade. She holds certifications in two levels of trauma-informed meditation, Intuitive Coaching, 200hrs of Akhanda Yoga, and as a Reiki Master. Currently, Alanna is completing an intensive training through the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, enabling her to bring together her spiritual and energetic background with grounded embodiment practices through loving and transformative 1-1 sessions, workshops, and Mother's Circles. Her passion is to bring healing to relationship dynamics and the earth, by working with moms that desire to create a deep connection and lasting love in their lives.