Anja started her aesthetics journey in 1997 with the Paul Da Costa institute in Victoria BC where she was trained in Relaxation Massage and a variety of other body treatments including Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, Body Scrubs, Wraps and Back Treatments. She worked at various spas until moving to Calgary, Alberta for her Medical Aesthetics training with the LCA Academy for Laser Hair Removal and Microdermabrasion.
Anja loves building strong relationships with clients as it enables her to help chose the best treatment for their skin, in the most relaxing atmosphere possible.
“It is important to me to help people feel as confident and beautiful outside as they do inside.”
Anja uses a combination of deep tissue and soothing relaxation massage, focusing on relieving facial and cranial tension. With all those tools in her arsenal its easy to understand why she is quickly becoming one of our more sought after therapists.
Patti has been professional Shiatsu practitioner since her graduation from Studio Chi, School of the Healing Arts in November 2015. Her diploma represents training in several styles of Shiatsu, Yin Shiatsu, Zen Shiatsu, and Ah Shiatsu (barefoot). Immersion in the studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory (TCM), western and eastern anatomy & physiology, and the traditional Japanese massage of Anma, give practitioners like Patti a practical and insightful base to apply this knowledge and treat her clients as a unified whole; Body (physiological health), Mind (conscious health) and spirit (emotional health).
The opportunity has arrived for Patti to return to Studio Chi School of the Healing Arts to acquire her Therapist designation in Shiatsu. Upon Graduation, in the spring/ summer of 2018 Patti will have expanded her knowledge of TCM, Meridian function, and Shiatsu applications. She will acquire a registered therapist number which can be used for billing under most extended healthcare providers!
Patti has also been attuned, several times, to Reiki and has obtained her Elevated Reiki Master Level Three and is available to consult with clients wishing to explore or use this meditative, life healing modality.
Gigi Huscroft has been training in Natural Healthcare for over 20 years. She is a Specialized Kinesiologist, Touch for Health Practitioner, and is certified in Advanced Acupressure, Muscle Testing, Raynor Holistic Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Hand and Foot Reflexology, Coaching and more.
Gigi took her training through The Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology, Upledger Institute, Raynor Naturopathic Massage School, School of Natural Health Sciences, Columbia College, and various others.
She is a lifelong learner, loves helping people, and has a passion for Plant Based Nutrition. She is very excited to start her studies in Shiatsu - which is Japanese Acupressure. Gigi aims to create a customized Holistic Treatment experience for each client that will help restore the Body & Mind to a state of Balance and Relaxation.
The types of massages Gigi offers are: Relaxation, Accupoint Oil Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology (Hands, Feet and Head) and Cranial-Sacral Massage
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Marlene started her massage career in Alberta. She completed her education in 1992 and has been a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association in good standing ever since. She opened her first healing clinic in Stony Plain, Alberta and has owned or managed spas in Spruce Grove, AB, Summerland, BC and Manzanillo Mexico.
Marlene is known for her deep tissue massage. Working together with local physicians and chiropractors, her clinic in Stony Plain gained wide recognition. Marlene then opened a Healing Spa in Spruce Grove, AB revolving around Hot Stone and Lastone. Here she introduced Sea Flora natural seaweed based products for health and beauty to her spa.
In 2010 Marlene made a decision to move to Manzanillo, Mexico for the winters, where she was in high demand by vacationers looking for an educated and certified massage specialist and lived in Summerland, BC during the summers. After managing and working in a spa in Summerland for three years, Marlene founded Sea Escape Massage and Wellness providing Natural Healing modalities. Marlene is still an active member with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada in Alberta.
Christine comes to us with over 10 years of Office Assistant experience.
She is currently studying with Aglaia Esthetics Distance Learning to become our newest Nail Specialist so you can look forward to student prices on Manicures and Pedicures coming soon!
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As a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and a former competitive athlete, cyclist. John has experienced some of those challenges of life and sport participation that unbalance the body and lead to seeking therapeutic assistance to regain the previous state of health, or activity. John aims to facilitate the healing process and will work with you to restore pain-free state of well-being, a therapeutic approach whether through 'deep tissue' massage, sports massage or maintenance massage.
John’s treatments aim for restoration of pain-free movement within each individual need’s. John’s approach will incorporate his educational, athletic and therapeutic experiences from SFU Kinesiology, NCCP Sports Science Coaching, Cycling Specialty and West Coast College of Massage Therapy RMT program and as a former member of the BC Cycling Team into a medically sound treatment.
Treatments include thorough Swedish massage, with along with a variety of techniques or approaches that best suit the client’s condition. Including mentionable: Armand Ayaltin’s Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy, Dr. Travel’s trigger-point therapy, Jim Bilotta’s soft-tissue release, variety of orthopedic and soft-tissue techniques, and perhaps even gentler, lymphatic and or Diane Jacob’s dermoneuromodulation techniques for peripheral and superficial nerves.
Grant has been a massage specialist for twelve years.
Having been involved in many sports over the years, such as hockey, golf, baseball, cycling, and others Grant has acquired knowledge in the recognition and treatment of sports related injuries. While in Alberta Grant was the massage specialist for a senior men’s AAA hockey team and has spent years as the resident massage expert at a golf and tennis country club.
Massage is a very valuable tool in the treatment and prevention of injuries. By making massage a part of your overall health plan, your body will be able to function more efficiently with greater resistance to injury. Specialties include sports/deep tissue, including myofacial and trigger point release techniques.
Kathie's career in health and wellness began in 1976 as a fitness instructor and trainer. A broken leg turned out to be a blessing in disguise that focused Kathie on the healing arts allowing her to heal and return to the sports she so enjoyed. Kathie is now trained and certified in a variety of holistic modalities, including the BodyTalk method. These modalities allow her to look at the whole person – at the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual levels.
Kathie's diverse and extensive experience as a fitness instructor and the extensive physiological knowledge she brings to the body mind connection has made her an effective holistic practitioner. Kathie is certified in BodyTalk,
Reiki – Usui Method, Strength training – Body Training Systems, Pilates and Yoga.