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D. Podilsky - RMT

A. Kofoed – RMT

I completed the 3000 hour clinical massage program at MaKami College. Prior to this I completed my BA in Physical Education from the University of Alberta. I am extremely passionate about helping others recover from an injury or make their way to a pain-free life. I was highly involved in gymnastics in my youth as well as high school track and field. Along with my personal experiences with injuries and sports, I have been working with athletes for the last 7 years as a student athletic trainer which has given me a deeper insight to what athletes need to help them recover in the most effecient way possible. Working in this atmosphere opened my eyes to the immediate results that one could get from massage. This is one of the biggest factors that drew me to taking on a career in massage therapy. I love the challenge each individual presents and will use all the tools that I have acquired to create a personalized and unique treatment plan to get you to your goal as quickly as possible.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Techniques
  • PNF Stretching
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Tissue Approximation
  • Muscle Mobilization

INTERESTS:

  • WEIGHTLIFTING
  • GYMNASTICS
  • FOOTBALL
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L. Chan - RMT

L. Chan – RMT

I completed the 3000 hour clinical massage program at Makami College. I have been involved in many different sports in my youth and am currently a dancer for the Russian pavilion at the Heritage festival. I have volunteered with the Edmonton Eskimos as part of my training program and am confident in my ability to help people at any fitness level, including office workers! My modus operandi is thoroughly assessing the problem and applying different techniques and suggesting activities to relieve it. I’m always looking to improve my skills and push my knowledge in order to get you back to 100%.

If you do your best, I’ll do my best to help you!

AREAS OF FUCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Cross Friction Fibre
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Swedish Massage

INTERESTS:

  • DANCE
  • ROCK CLIMBING
  • HIKING
  • SEWING / COSTUMING
  • KARAOKE
  • TRIVIA
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Meseret Gherezghier- RMT

M. Gherezghier – RMT

I am a Registered Massage Therapist with 11 years of experience. I’m a member of the Natural Health Practitioners (NHPC) of Canada and graduated from 2200 hour program at Makami in 2008.  In my 11 years as a Massage Therapist, I’ve had the opportunity to treat numerous patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, suffered from Sciatica pain, Whiplash, Fibromyalgia, Plantar Fasciitis, Migraines, TMJ, and muscle strains. I am well versed in different massage therapy techniques such as Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release, Swedish Relaxation, and Prenatal Massage.

I am dedicated to providing effective treatments, which adheres to the highest professional standards in a safe and caring environment. My goal is to facilitate an opportunity for positive change, a healthier lifestyle and improved self-awareness.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Dry Cupping
  •  Prenatal Massage
  • TMJ
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Hot and Cold Therapy
  • Cross Fibre Friction
  • Swedish Relaxation
  • Hot Stone

INTERESTS:

  • TRAVELING
  • FOOD
  • MUSIC
  • DANCING
  • GYM
  • GAME OF THRONES
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C. Cole – RMT

I am a graduate of MaKami College’s 3000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program. I pride myself in being a good listener so we can a get to the root of the issue. I love to think outside of the box! My recent travels to Thailand to study Thai Massage has taught me a whole other world of stretching and assisted yoga techniques. I am passionate about pain management, pathological conditions and disorders. I also enjoy working with clients who have had recent hip, knee and shoulder replacements and surgery by helping them to achieve an active and pain free lifestyle. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a serious athlete, just starting out or not an athlete at all, its my goal to build the right treatment plan with you.
I look forward to working with you!

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep tissue
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Swedish Massage
  • Joint Mobility
  • PNF Stretching
  • Thai Massage
  • Muscle Stripping
  • Myofascial release

INTERESTS:

  • TRAVELLING
  • HIKING
  • CROSS STITCH
  • CAMPING
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Z. Kolskog RMT

Z. Kolskog RMT

I graduated from a 3000hr Massage Therapy program at Makami College. I am currently studying Acupuncture at Grant MacEwan University. I have always been passionate about finding ways to treat the body naturally, I believe with the correct treatment and guidance our bodies can heal themselves effectively. I understand how important it is to keep our bodies performing at their optimum level, so we can do the things we enjoy every day. My main focus during treatment is to relieve the pain at its source, through a variety of different techniques and stretches my goal is to have you feeling better faster, so you can go back to doing the things you love.  
 
AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES: 

  • Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques (ANT)
  • PNF Stretching
  • Eccentric Stretching
  • Myofascial Release
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Medium and Deep Tissue Techniques 
  • Joint Mobilization 
     
    INTERESTS:
  • ROCK CLIMBING
  • YOGA 
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D. Podilsky - RMT

D. Podilsky – RMT

I am a graduate of the 2200hr 2-year Massage therapy program at Grant MacEwan University. I am a very observant and attentive individual able to narrow down areas of discomfort to get to the root of the problem. I honestly enjoy helping my clients return to their normal everyday lives through massage and homecare. I believe there are many conditions that can be treated with the use of massage and this works for all lifestyles, from construction to office worker. I will find the treatment plan and homecare regimen that fits your schedule. I enjoy working on athletes from all sports including dancers because as a dancer myself I understand a lot of the pain you’re going through. I’m comfortable working on the rotator cuff, the hips, legs, and arms but I can also work on any other body part you want. Through stretching combined with massage. Looking forward to getting to help you.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep fascial work
  • TMJ Treatment
  • PNF Stretching & Strengthening
  • Myofascial Techniques
  • Trigger Point Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Swedish Massage

INTERESTS:

  • SWIMMING
  • UKRANIAN DANCING
  • RUNNING
  • READING
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Chunyan Y - RMT

K. McGilvray – Certified Athletic Therapist (c)

I graduated from the Advanced Athletic Therapy program at Mount Royal University in 2009, after completing a degree in Physical Education from the University of Alberta in 2008. In 2010 I received my CAT(c) (Certified Athletic Therapist) Certification, and since then have worked in various job settings.

For the last ten years I have worked with sports teams, primarily football, soccer, and rugby aiding athletes with acute injury care and recovery for return to play. Also, I was engaged in a gym and fitness studio setting, working as a fitness coach where I helped develop programs for individuals to enhance strength and mobility.

My aim is to educate myself by adding massage therapy as a means of improving my skill set, offering a well-rounded service. I believe that the body should move with ease and be pain free.

Areas of Focus & Specialized Modalities:

  • Strain & Counterstrain
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (Level 1)
  • Mulligan Concepts for the Upper Quadrant

Contemporary Cupping Therapy

Interests:

  • TRAVELING
  • FITNESS
  • SNOWBOARD
  • CAMPING
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Natasha Mackesey- Nutrition Coach

Natasha Mackesey- Nutrition Coach

Health is such a huge focus of my life. Putting a focus on my overall health and wellness has brought clarity to my life and passion into every day. That combined with my desire to see others succeed has lead me to where I am today.

Throughout my childhood and early adult years, I struggled with self image, low self esteem and an unhealthy relationship with food. It wasn’t until I found a passion for fitness that something just ‘clicked for me’. This fuelled me to learn how to heal my body through functional fitness and nutrient dense foods and share my knowledge with those around me so that they can live a happy, healthy balanced life.

Health isn’t just about working out… yes, that’s a part of it but it’s about proper nutrition and positive mental attitude. I want to work with you to not only reach your fitness goals but also to reach your personal life goals as well.

ACCREDITATION:

  • Certified Raw Food Chef
  • Sports Nutrition Counsellor
  • Wellness Advisor
  • Fitness Coach

INTERESTS:

  • HIKING
  • CAMPING
  • TRAVEL
  • COOKING
  • FAMILY
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 Dr. Joe S. - Chiropractor

Dr. Joseph Seifeddine Chiropractor

I completed my Bachelor of Kinesiology specializing in Strength and Conditioning from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. I then went on to complete my Doctor of Chiropractic from the Prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in San Jose, California.
I first worked as an intern and then a Chiropractor at the renowned “OC Fight Docs” Kessler Family Wellness in Southern California where I worked with a wide range of patients from children, seniors, to professional athletes ranging from the UFC, NFL, NHL, among other professional sports. I became interested in sports therapy from a young age having to rehabilitate through numerous knee and ankle injuries sustained playing sports. The main reason I came into the field of Chiropractic is to help people as it was the next thing in what I envisioned for myself. I always believe that movement, exercise, health and wellness, education are keys to a successful and prosperous life without the chains and shackles that society has bound us by.

Areas of Focus & Specialized Modalities:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • Percussion Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Therapies
  • Individualized Corrective Exercises
  • Muscle Release Technique (ART)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Cupping

Interests:

  • WEIGHT TRAINING
  • CROSSFIT
  • ALL SPORTS
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