Athlete’s Choice Massage | Downtown Edmonton Team

Amy Q. – Yoga Instructor

Starting my wellness journey well over 8 years ago, I first turned to healing practices such as yoga to help deal with the chronic pain I was experiencing within my physical body. Upon the realization of the deeper healing that was happening within I became hooked. During my BSc at the University of Alberta I enjoyed studying earth sciences, psychology, business and select topics from the Arts faculty which have helped to shape my current philosophies around healing, the natural world and the power of the mind. I completed my 200 hr yoga teacher training in the spring of 2017 with the Sattva School of Yoga. Since then, I have taken numerous workshops to deepen my understanding of how I can better serve my students and clients. All yoga sessions focus on developing alignment, strength and connection between the body, mind and breath, an invaluable tool for any health and wellness journey.

Contact us for details on private yoga packages.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Yin
  • Hatha
  • Flow
  • Breath Coaching
  • Restorative Yoga

INTERESTS:

  • YOGA
  • DANCE
  • MEDITATION
  • ART

Brittany B. – RMT

I am a self-care advocate who is thrilled to have fallen in love with my career. In 2012, I graduated from my Massage Therapy program in Newfoundland. Since then, I have also become a Sport Trainer and a Clinic Supervisor at Alberta College of Massage Therapy. The environment of my treatment room is welcoming, safe and inclusive. I would describe my practice as positive and evidence-informed. My clients reach their maximum results by receiving maintenance treatments and being equipped with the individualize home care I provide. It’s a honour to use my training, experience and expertise to help you reach your goals. Let’s get your success story started! 

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • ROM Testing and Postural Assessment 
  • Cupping
  • Stretch Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization and Traction
  • Athletic/Kinesio Taping 
  • MPS for scars
  • Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints 
  • (DOMS) Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

INTERESTS:

  • NATURE
  • SPORTS
  • MUSIC
  • COMEDY
  • VOLUNTEERING

CK H. – RMT

My passion for massage therapy started early. As a child, I learned from the teachings of my grandmother while growing up in Thailand. I then pursued formal education to fulfill my childhood dream at Makami College where I completed the 3000 hour Advanced Massage Therapy Program. My interest in therapeutic and sports massage grew and I am now ready to share my knowledge and skills in the healthcare field. I look forward to being your partner in wellness.

AREAS OF FOCUS AND SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Active & Passive Stretching
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • Swedish/Relaxation

INTERESTS:

  • TRAVEL
  • COOKING
  • HIKING
  • GAMING

Kayla M. – Apprentice Therapist

I am currently enrolled in the Massage Therapy Program at the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT). My ultimate intent is to help relieve pain and discomfort for my clients. I am completing my second year and will be expanding my knowledge in fascial techniques, joint mobilization, origin, and insertion techniques. I’d love to help you reach your treatment goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • Fascial Techniques
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

INTERESTS:

  • AEROBICS
  • YOGA
  • ANIMALS
  • TRAVEL

Laura K. – Apprentice Therapist

Being physically active has always been  an important part of my life. It is a gift to be able to use our intricate bodies to enjoy not only daily activities, but also partake in the sports and hobbies that give us so much happiness and purpose. Being active is critical to the health and well-being of our mind and body but with injuries, disorders or even general use, we can face difficulties that make being active challenging. Massage Therapy focuses on helping people restore, maintain and enhance their mental and physical health. It has been a therapeutic treatment that I have turned to for pain relief and relaxation and now I’m privileged to help others be the very best versions of themselves.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Cross-Fibre Friction
  • Static Pressure
  • Muscle Stripping
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Golgi-tendon Organ Release
  • Muscle Approximation
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Swedish Techniques (Relaxation Massage)
  • Joint Mobilization / Joint Play
  • Static & Dynamic Stretching Techniques
  • Trigger Point Therapy

INTERESTS:

  • HORSE RIDING
  • FITNESS
  • HIKING & CAMPING
  • MUSIC
  • ANIMALS
  • TRAVELING

Raelynn B. – Manual Osteopath

I graduated with honours from the National Manual Osteopathic College in 2021, and also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. 

I am passionate about helping people and getting them back to doing what they love! With my osteopathic approach, I treat the body as one whole unit, and work to find the root cause of someone’s pain. I also believe that the treatment does not end after you leave; I find it important to educate and provide my clients with the proper tools to manage their pain and recover from injuries.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Postural Assessment
  • Assessment of Functional Movement 
  • Manual Muscle Testing
  • Osteoarticular Technique
  • Visceral Manipulation 
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Advanced Fascial Release
  • Corrective Exercise 

INTERESTS:

  • WORKING OUT
  • HIKING
  • BAKING
  • TRAVEL

Robert A. – EMS Trainer

I have always been into sports and fitness, taking part in numerous martial arts and sports from an early age. My goal is to help improve the quality of life for others in a fun, healthy, safe way. This is why I created SmartFit Studios. SmartFit Studios is one of the first fitness concept of its kind in North America. It is the perfect fitness solution for the busy professional who values his or her time. Build core strength and a slimmer, more toned body without the hassles or loss of time associated with traditional fitness centres. Training at SmartFit Studios is the complete package. Through EMS, you will immediately feel improved posture and that energized feeling of having positively taxed your body! EMS is also an effective anti-cellulite treatment, working to positively break down problem fat accumulation in the body. I look forward to working with you. Please feel free to contact us directly for pricing and package details.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Cardio Training
  • Strength Training
  • Recovery Massage

INTERESTS:

  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WORKING OUT
  • HIKING
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • GUITAR
  • DOGS
  • PAINTING

Shawn E. – RMT

I am a graduate from the 2200 hour massage therapy program at the Alberta College of Massage Therapy. I thrive on furthering my skills and I am passionate about physical and mental health and wellness. Whether you are a serious competitor or someone who suffers from the aches and pains of daily living, I look forward to working with you to reach your treatment goals.
“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • PNF Stretching
  • Myofascial Release
  • Active/Passive Muscle Stripping
  • Swedish/Relaxation Massage

INTERESTS:

  • HIKING
  • WORKING OUT
  • YOGA
  • SLOW-PITCH
  • READING

Theresa G. – RMT

I am a graduate of Alberta College of Massage Therapy, and am beyond thrilled to have a career in such an exciting field.  I love the human body, and have a true passion for anatomy. 

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I am familiar with the aches and pains that come with an active lifestyle.  I spend a lot of time in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley, along with my two young kiddos and our fun adventure dogs!  Originally from Ontario, when not in Edmonton’s River Valley, we are off enjoying Alberta’s other playground: the Rockies.

I hope to have an opportunity to work with you, and assist in getting you back to what you enjoy most!

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Swedish Relaxation Massage
  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • Tissue Approximation

INTERESTS:

  • CYCLING
  • CAMPING
  • HIKING
  • KNITTING
  • SWIMMING

Victoria T. – RMT

A few years ago I suffered  from a herniated disc in my neck while working out. At which time,  I tried a variety of modalities to help “put me back together again”. This is when I fell in love with massage therapy. I believe massage can be beneficial for all athletes not only to treat injuries, but to prevent them in the first place by increasing mobility and muscle flexibility. 

Whether you are looking to relieve pain and muscle tension, or you would like to simply experience the relaxing benefits of massage, I look forward to working with you to help you achieve those goals.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Swedish/ Relaxation Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release

INTERESTS:

  • TRAIL RUNNING
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING
  • HIKING
  • COOKING

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