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.

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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

Dallan P. – RMT

I treat with intention. As always, my goal is to find the main source of any symptom or condition, then work through it from the inside, out. By doing this, I help increase range of motion and flexibility, decrease muscle soreness and adhesions,   as well as prevent future injuries. Working with athletes and helping them recover from injuries, increase performance, and maintain general muscle, joint and facial health has always been a passion of mine. I am currently attending MacEwan University to further my education with the intention of becoming an acupuncturist after graduation. I plan to graduate and combine my knowledge of manual muscle work, along with acupuncture, to produce a well rounded practice.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Myofacial cupping
  • PNF stretching
  • Deep tissues
  • Joint mobilizations/traction’s
  • Golgi tendon organ release
  • Passive assisted Stretching
  • Muscle approximation
  • Pin/stretch
  • Trigger point release

INTERESTS:

  • SOCCER
  • BASKETBALL
  • GOLF
  • HIKING
  • RUNNING

Daniel P. – RMT

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 home care. 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 home care 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

Eden F. – RMT

Always looking for ways to improve the health and wellness of individuals, I completed my initial education in Social Work in 2013 at MacEwan University, with a particular interest in Mental Health and Addictions. Afterward, I moved to Toronto, Ontario, and while there, completed the 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma program with honours at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. I like to acknowledge the fact that, along with the physical benefits that massage can provide to a person’s general aches, pains, and even more serious conditions, there are a variety of mental health benefits that come with a massage therapy treatment as well! Regardless of the reasons you are coming in for your massage, I will work with you in order to achieve the goals you have in mind.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue
  • RAPID NeuroFascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Muscle Stripping
  • General Swedish Massage

INTERESTS:

  • ROCK CLIMBING
  • CAMPING
  • YOGA
  • BAKING
  • WORKING OUT

Holly M. – RMT

Since living in Banff, my favourite memories have been of working with athletes of various backgrounds. Having been a competitive athlete myself, I know how crucial a self-care regiment is. Whether you’re looking to increase mobility, ease muscle soreness or calm your nerves – I am excited to work with you before, after, and in between your events to maximize your performance and recovery. In addition to massage I am also a 200HR yoga teacher and currently studying to become a community Herbalist online through Pacific Rim College in Victoria. I hope to have a medicinal herb farm in the future.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue TECHNIQUES
  • Dynamic Cupping
  • Trigger Points
  • Swedish/Relaxation
  • Pre-Natal Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Plantar Fasciitis

INTERESTS:

  • YOGA
  • SNOWBOARDING
  • RUNNING
  • TRAVEL
  • HERBS & HERBAL MEDICINE
  • POTTERY
  • MY DOG!

Kassandra M. – 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

Lisa J. – Apprentice Therapist

I am currently a 2nd year student at MaKami College, where I am working towards my 3000 hour RMT program. Injury and subsequent recovery have been a large part of my life, and I believe in the healing power of massage therapy for all that ails you. On a day to day basis, I get to see the near miraculous healing power of massage therapy and of the bodies innate ability to heal itself. When you come to me, treatments are tailored to your individual needs and they will include assessment, treatment, home care and possibly a bad dad joke. Like Spiderman, I believe that with great power, comes great responsibility and I vow to do my ethical best at each treatment.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Swedish Relaxation Massage
  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • PNF Stretching
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

INTERESTS:

  • CYCLING
  • SWIMMING
  • YOGA
  • HOLISTIC HEALTH
  • FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH TRAINING

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

Romesh E. – RMT

Being a professional athlete on the National Cricket Team myself, I have a good understanding of the importance and benefits of a good massage for pain relief and recovery. I will work with you to assess your injuries and plan treatments that will help you to improve your range of motion and recover from injuries.  My goal is to help you to be pain-free and get back to performing at your best. I look forward to working with you!

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES: 

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Techniques
  • Swedish/Relaxation Massage
  • PNF Stretching
  • Trigger Point Treatment
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Orthopedic Assessment

 
INTERESTS:

  • CRICKET
  • WORKING OUT
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITES

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