Massage Therapist Old Strathcona Whyte Ave 2018-02-16T05:14:14+00:00

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Meet Our Old Strathcona Team

Nicole Bablitz-Parker
Nicole Bablitz-ParkerFounder
I founded Athlete’s Choice Massage because I realized there was a lack of options for massage in Edmonton, and I wanted to ensure people had a place they could turn to for high-quality, professional help. A massage enthusiast with a passion for business, it’s my goal to ensure we are not only exceeding your expectations, but attaining the highest standards in every aspect of your experience with us. If there’s anything at all that I can help you with, feel free to reach out to me.

Kristy L. – Registered Massage Therapist

I graduated with honours from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in 2016. I am an active member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) and am working towards becoming a Certified Sports Massage Therapist through the Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) of Canada.
My interest in becoming a massage therapist began when I attended the World Championships for Canoe Polo, as a spectator, in France (2014) and Italy (2016). I noticed the prevalence of injuries (repetitive and trauma) on the team and wanted to help. I was fortunate enough to work with some of the national team players and understand the importance of massage therapy for treatment, recovery and prevention of injuries.

My philosophy as a therapist is simple – to assist you in living a pain-free, active lifestyle. Every individual who I see will receive a custom treatment, based on what I am presented with, along with home-care exercises to expedite the healing process.

If you are visiting me for the first time, please be aware that I will take the first minutes of your first treatment to do a thorough assessment. The assessment includes basic questions about your chief complaint that are essential in deciphering if and how I can treat you. My initial assessment may also form the basis for subsequent treatments.
Techniques/modalities that I like to incorporate, include:

  • Hydrotherapy (hot or cold)
  • Myofascial work
  • Swedish relaxation techniques
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Fire cupping
  • Joint mobilization
  • Specialize in TMJ disfunction and release

I love to road/mountain bike, cross-country/downhill ski, run, swim, kayak, lift weights, hike, and couldn’t imagine a life without sports! Several short-term goals of mine include doing a cycle tour along the Alberta Parkway from Banff to Jasper and getting a dog to be able to take up skijoring.

I look forward to meeting you!

Priscilla H. – Registered Massage Therapist

I graduated in 2016 from Makami College’s 3000 hour program. I specialize in therapeutic massage and incorporate trigger point therapy into my treatments. I have worked with a wide range of clients including athletes and have had great success with recovery. I believe homecare is a big part of the treatment and provide my clients with detailed home care plans and many resources for continued care.

Techniques I use most in my treatments would include:

  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Golgi Tendon Organ Release
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • PNF Stretching

Outside of work I try to keep active through boxing and weightlifting. I look forward to helping you.

Gabi G. – Registered Massage Therapist

I graduated in 2015 from the 3000 hour program at Makami College. 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 Orthopedic 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 focus on achieving the best results for my clients by using the following techniques:

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

I was born and raised in Germany and consider myself to be at home in the mountains. I love to ski and lead and active lifestyle. I look forward to the opportunity to start our work together towards better health and a balanced life.

Lynne M. – Registered Massage Therapist

I am an Ontario graduate from Sutherland Chan in 1994. In 2014 I moved to Alberta to be closer to the mountains and breath the fresh air. Throughout my career the focus has been accident and injury rehabilitation with an emphasis on performance athletes/artists, acquired brain injury patients and post-operative care.  My post graduate studies include craniosacral work, psychotherapy related to peak performance and lifestyle adaptations.   I have acquired a tool belt of techniques throughout the years and use the specific techniques that suit the client and their treatment goals.  I would describe myself as a deep tissue therapist with astute assessment skills and the sensitivity to adjust to the comfort level of the client.

The techniques that I utilize most in my treatments include;

  • Myofascial Release
  • Active Release
  • Trigger Point work
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Craniosacral
  • Swedish

From a personal perspective my life has been abundant with experiences, travel and an appreciation for the beauty of nature and the life lessons gained through competitive sport.  My current interests lie in environmental concerns, the health and welfare of our planet and all its inhabitants.  I have a deep seated peace within and an active lifestyle.

Nikki S. – Registered Massage Therapist

I graduated from the 2200 hour course at Eastern College in St. John’s, NL in 2014. I specialize in the therapeutic side of massage therapy with a focus on recovery and home care. I have worked with people facing serious long term issues and disabilities to gain ROM and pain free living. I have a special interest in sport and athletic injuries. Being a true sports fan I have a vast knowledge of the specific needs an athlete has.

The techniques that I utilize most in my treatments are:

  • PNF Stretching
  • Cyriax Cross Fibre Frictioning
  • Myofascial Release
  • Active Release
  • Swedish Relaxation

My personal sport interests are volleyball, rugby and hockey all of which I have played on various teams at different levels. I am an avid reader, I sing and play a few instruments and love animals. I am always furthering my skills in this field with constant studies and courses. I look forward to working with you.

Michelle B. – Registered Massage Therapist

I’m an RMT graduate of MaKami College with 3000 hours of training. I am very passionate about what I do and approach treatment with a holistic mindset. It is my practice to educate clients with an understanding of what is going on – that’s something I have personally appreciated when being treated by a healthcare professional. As a cyclist, snowboarder and amateur climber, I’ve had my share of crashes and repetitive stress injuries. I’ve had many physically demanding jobs as well. These experiences, along with my training, have given me a true understanding of the importance in treatment, recovery and prevention. Many people unfortunately live with their pain, but our bodies have an amazing capability to recover and heal; we therapists are here to aid you in that process. It is my personal goal to assist you in achieving yours.

Some of the techniques I find effective are:

  • Assisted Stretching
  • Deep Tissue
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • TMJ release
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Trigger Point Work
  • Cross fiber friction
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

Mike P. – Registered Massage Therapist

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. Techniques I find myself using often during treatment are:

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

Outside of the clinic I enjoy many pursuits including rugby, yoga and weight training. I look forward to helping you achieve and maintain your optimal health and performance.

Royce R. Registered Massage Therapist

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 use a wide variety of techniques ranging from:

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

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

Sarah K. – Registered Massage Therapist

I graduated from MaKami College’s 3000 hour program with honours. I am currently looking to expand my knowledge by learning Craniosacral Therapy. I specialize in treating tension headaches and migraines. My future goal is to work more with head, neck and spinal injuries. Some of the techniques I find most effective are:

  • PNF stretching
  • Cross Fibre Friction
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Muscle Stripping
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Release

I believe that home care is just as important as massage. I will work together with you to treat your muscle pain and imbalances. I hope to see you at the clinic soon!

Sara N. Registered Massage Therapist

I want to support you in achieving your personal health goals, by helping you resolve restrictions throughout your body. I want to enable you to perform to the best of your potential. I graduated with honours from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy, and am a member of the Remedial Massage Therapists Association. Every treatment I provide is individualized based on your needs. I incorporate many different modalities:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Work
  • PNF Stretching
  • Relaxation Techniques

My focus as a therapist is more on deeper therapeutic techniques rather than purely on relaxation. That being said I believe the body’s ability to heal is directly linked with its ability to relax. Originally from BC, the outdoors and active lifestyle have always been a key part of my life, which I share with my two young children.

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