Athlete’s Choice Massage | Old Strathcona, Whyte Ave Team

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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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P. Plunkie - RMT

P. Pluinkie – RMT

I am currently completing the 3000 hour Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma at Makami College. My passion for massage stems from a meaningful desire to help others create and be their best selves while continuing to expand my knowledge on the complexities and structures of the human body. As your therapist, I will isolate your concerns and devise a thoughtful and results driven regiment to ensure you are back to performing at your optimal health, pain free. Iʼm eager to master my therapeutic techniques and push the margins of my knowledge. I look forward to assisting you in becoming your best and most healthy self!

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Swedish Relaxation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Passive Assisted Stretching
  • Sports Massage

INTERESTS:

  • Gym Enthusiast Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Traveling
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K. McDonald - RMT

K. McDonald – RMT

I am a graduate from the Makami College 3000hr Advanced Massage Therapy Program. I take pride in my passion and ambition towards helping people. As a therapist, I am always learning and continuing to grow. The more I learn about the body, the more eager I am to inform people and assist them in getting back to their normal. No one should have to live in pain and I’m here to help make that possible! I am also part of the LGBTQIA2S community and strive to maintain an inclusive, safe space for everyone.

Areas of focus

  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • PNF Stretching
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Myofascial Cupping Therapy
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Cross Fibre Frictioning
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Swedish Massage

Interests

  • TRAVEL
  • MUSIC
  • SOFTBALL
  • CYCLING
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Sarah Keleher - RMT

S. Keleher – RMT

I graduated with honours from the 3000 hour course at MaKami College in 2016. I am also certified in Sports Taping & Strapping as well as Craniosacral Therapy. I love helping people become pain free and homecare is an important step to achieving that. My main area of expertise is in the treating of tension headaches and migraines. I myself have struggled with them in the past, which I feel gives me a deeper understanding on how to treat them. I also work closely with many runners, rock climbers and office workers. 

I look forward to working with you! 

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • PNF Stretching 
  • Muscle Stripping
  • Cross Fibre Friction
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Lymphatic Drainage

INTERESTS:

  • SWIMMING
  • HIKING
  • BACK COUNTRY 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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T. MacIntyre RMT

T. MacIntyre – RMT

I am a skilled RMT who completed the 3000 hour massage therapy program at Makami college where I also work as an instructor. For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about sports and fitness. It was that passion that got me into the massage therapy industry. With my time as a massage therapist I have gained valuable experience working with athletes, including being a member of the tissue rehabilitation team with the EDMONTON ESKIMOS. I am also certified in sports and kinesio-taping as well as functional movement techniques. As a therapist I love working with each client individually and creating a plan that can help achieve the best results.  Whether you play on a court or field, or are someone who is struggling with the pain from daily life, I look forward to helping you on your path to recovery

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports/Kinesio taping
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • TMJ Massage
  • Joint Mobilization
  • PNF Stretching
  • GTO Work

INTERESTS:

  • FOOTBALL
  • BASEBALL
  • WEIGHT LIFTING
  • BOXING
  • HIKING
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S. Dahms RMT

S. Dahms – RMT

I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation in 2013 and graduated Cum Laude from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto in 2016. After working in Toronto for two years, I returned home to Edmonton in 2018. I have experience working with a wide variety of athletes, and believe massage therapy is pivotal to helping achieve maximal performance in any sport or activity. My treatments are tailored to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, and improve fascial and muscular integrity and mobility.

My athletic background is the foundation of my passion for working with people to help them reach their maximum potential. I look forward to working with you!

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • Sports Massage
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • General Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Release

INTERESTS:

  • HOCKEY
  • GOLF
  • LACROSSE
  • SNOBOARDING
  • WEIGHTLIFTING
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M. Petersen – RMT

I began my massage career in 2010 after graduating from MacEwan University’s 2200 hour Massage Therapy Program. Since then my practice has been mainly been focused on the therapeutic applications of massage. I’ve also had an exceptionally high success rate helping runners with plantar fasciitis and tight deep hip flexors.

I look forward to helping you achieve and maintain your optimal health and performance.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial and Scar Tissue Release
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Golgi Tendon Organ Release
  • Cross Fibre Friction
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Swedish Relaxation

INTERESTS:

  • RUGBY
  • WEIGHTLIFTING
  • YOGA
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G. Goller – RMT

I graduated in 2015 from the 3000 hour program at Makami College. I was born and raised in Germany and consider myself to be at home in the mountains. After much personal experience with injuries and recovery through massage I learned how important full body treatments and home care are to regain full mobility and quality of life. In 2015 I also certified in Orthopaedic Massage including Joint Mobilization, focusing on the importance of muscle balance to create a healthy body. As a therapist, I will work with you to create a functional treatment plan utilizing deep tissue massage as well as a homecare and stretching plan.

I look forward to the opportunity to start our work together towards better health and a balanced life.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Dry Cupping
  • Capsular Work
  • Active Release Stretches
  • Swedish Relaxation
  • Pelvic Stabilization
  • Trigger Point Release

INTERESTS:

  • SKIING
  • TRAVELING
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R. Rak RMT

R. Rak RMT

 I am a skilled RMT with a vast knowledge of therapeutic massage. I completed the 3000 hour program at MaKami College in 2015. I am also an instructor at Makami College of Massage. I believe in starting any treatment program with a comprehensive assessment to recognize the root cause of the complaint(s). With my experience and training, I specialize in helping individuals improve mobility and range of motion to reduce pain.

I look forward to being a part of your journey towards better health.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Pelvic Balancing
  • CRAC Stretching
  • Deep Tissue
  • Cyriax Cross Fiber Friction
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • Swedish Relaxation

INTERESTS:

  • RUNNING
  • TRAINING
  • TRAVELING
  • MUSIC
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A. Kofoed - RMT

A. Kofoed – RMT

I am currently attending 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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S. McPhee Manual Osteopath

S. McPhee – Manual Osteopath

I graduated from the National Manual Osteopathic College in 2017 and have a preceding Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. My past experience includes strength and conditioning and sport performance as a track and field coach at the U of A, a rehabilitation trainer and group fitness trainer. As a practitioner I have experience with populations ranging from children to seniors; inactive individuals to elite athletes; histories of physical trauma to general body maintenance. My perspective is to address the body as one functional unit, treat the necessary components to a person’s issue and allow the self regulation of the body to take place.

I provide clients with the big picture of their current state of movement health and implement a partnered treatment plan to reach their goals.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Postural & Movement Assessment
  • Global Evaluation of Tissue Quality
  • Muscle Testing
  • Osteopathic Treatment
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Movement Assessment
  • Neurokinetic Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Lymphatic Balancing
  • Fascial Balancing

INTERESTS:

  • TRACK AND FIELD
  • SNOWBOARDING
  • HIKING
  • STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
  • TRACK AND FIELD
  • RUNNING
  • HIKING
  • CYCLING
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A. Kofoed - RMT

D. Jochimsen- Student Therapist

I am currently attending my final year at MaKami College to obtain my Advanced 3000 hour Massage Therapy Diploma. I was drawn to massage therapy because I know firsthand the importance of treating the root cause of an injury, not just relieving the symptoms. My current specialized techniques are therapeutic deep tissue and myofascial treatments. I also encourage my clients to participate in integrative and manageable home care to encourage continuing effects, I want to ensure that my clients are getting the most out of every treatment! When I am not in school or at the clinic, you can find me in my silversmithing shop or hiking with my dogs.

AREAS OF FOCUS & SPECIALIZED MODALITIES:

  • Deep tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Muscle Stripping
  • Myofascial release

INTERESTS:

  • HIKING
  • SILVERSMITHING
  • DOGS
  • READING
  • MUSIC
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Have a Question?  Contact our Old Strathcona | Whyte Ave Massage Studio by email

7919 104 St NW Edmonton, AB T6E 4E1