Each of our therapists is a member of the NHPC or RMTA.
When choosing a career, Avneet decided on massage because of the positive feedback she received from friends and family when she would give them a massage. She’s very grateful to have found a career that she loves, the smiles on her client’s faces after her massage confirms she made the right choice. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, and craftwork.
He is looking forward to meeting new clients and providing them with individualized treatment plans tailored to their needs.
He is eager to face new challenges and is driven to continue learning in what the healthcare industry has to offer. During his spare time, he enjoys weight-lifing, playing hockey, and snowboarding during the winter time.
Whether clients are looking for a deep tissue massage or more of a relaxation massage, Iris is able to customize her treatments in order to ensure that all of her clients receive the relief they are looking for.
She loves to see people get relief and experience healing through massage therapy. She specializes in low back pain, headaches, frozen shoulder and chronic whiplash.
In her spare time, Iris loves to cook healthy recipes, hike, camp, practice yoga as well as TaeBo Fitness.
Before getting into massage, she graduated from Box Valley College with her nurses assistant diploma and worked with clients that suffered from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease in in long term care. During this time, she realized that human touch and massage helped these clients with wellbeing and healing.
This is one of the many reasons why Jacquie decided to increase her knowledge in massage and pursue it as a full time career.
Jacquie specializes in therapeutic massage techniques, with deeper work to muscles, as well as addressing work related computer issues with trigger point release. She also specializes in Hot Stone Massage.
Jacquie is also a full time mom to her 3 beautiful children and loves to spend time with them whenever she can.
Julia is known for providing all of her Country Hills Massage clients with skilled and attentive hot stone, Swedish and deep tissue massage treatments.
Julia is a personable and proficient massage therapist, who prides herself on taking the time to assess each client’s specific needs prior to therapy. She does her utmost to resolve any issues during the treatment to create effective, long-term treatment plans to guide positive outcomes.
Whether tending to her Country Hills Massage clients, or volunteering her free time to friends, family and worthy causes, Julia is extremely dedicated to helping people live their best life possible.
She recently donated a full day of massage therapy services to the SportChek Pink Cup Charity Classic – an annual golf tournament dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. Something she can feel really good about!
“To relax the body of all its physical stresses, the mind and soul must release the burdens it holds. With that being said, massage and alternative healing helps to connect these aspects and bring balance back into our lives.
When not working she enjoys baking, knitting, training in the gym, and camping with the odd traveling here and there.
Her journey to become a therapist started many years ago when she started to access massage therapy to help treat her own sciatic pain. Having positive experiences in not only the treatment of the pain, but throughout her pregnancies as well, have ensured that massage is part of Laura’s regular self-care routine, and she encourages her clients to do the same.
During her time at MH Vicars, Laura learned the value and importance of treatment plans, remedial exercise, and client focused care. Because of this, she tailors each and every one of her client’s treatments specifically to their individual needs, ensuring effective home care instructions are provided, and modifying every treatment based on the client’s progress.
Though trained to effectively work and treat a number of conditions, Laura enjoys pre/postnatal massage, addressing overuse syndromes (such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis), and treating nerve compression syndromes (such as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome).
To continue providing the best care to her clients, Laura is frequently updating her training, and finding new modalities to better her abilities as a remedial massage therapist.
She incorporates stress reduction in all of her treatments, whether using deep tissue therapeutic modalities or a gentler touch, as the benefit of reducing stress is invaluable in obtaining the desired change in tense muscle tissues.
Working for many years in corporate offices with a hectic pace has opened her eyes to the effects of long hours of desk work and too much time in front of screens. Time away from the typical office environment can be just as chaotic! Juggling work, family, and activities can wear you down.
Take some time out for some time for yourself – relax and recharge.
Leslie is a graduate of the MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy, an AFLCA Certified Spin instructor and member of the Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA).
Lisa’s massage therapy career began not unlike a lot of massage therapists. Whether it was a Christmas get together, birthday or just a family gathering, it was always Lisa’s job to give massages to cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. She took that as a sign and decided to look into the massage therapy program and has never looked back.
Her treatments have almost always been more therapeutic in nature and she loves that from one massage to the next, her treatment can always be adjusted depending on the client’s needs. While she loves working on all areas, she has special interest in the neck and shoulders.
While her life has changed drastically from when she first took over the clinic, she still loves the hands on part of running the clinic. She loves being able to grow and learn from her clients and watch as their lives change from year to year. Lisa loves to stay active with her husband, two girls and 12 year old black lab, travel, bake and spend time with family and friends.
She loves her life as a therapist. For years she was in restaurant management, so it was all a well needed change if pace Her interests include reading, traveling, road trips, and spending as much time with her kids as possible.
She feels privileged to work and be a part of natural health practices. Through her experience as a massage therapist, she has learned the value of a having a balance between work and life. She loves working with her clients and watching them progress through pain and injury as well as helping them balance their own work and life.
While she loves to see her regular clients, she also loves meeting new ones who she can get to know and help improve their wellbeing.
After two pregnancies of her own it has lead Michelle to feel more specialized in pre and post natal massage. She is also currently looking into being a certified lactating consultant and is planning to add certified birth doula in the future. Also suffering from migraines since a young age she feels she can relate with great empathy and offer relief and at home techniques. Other techniques Michelle uses include deep tissue, trigger point therapy stress relief, relaxation and hot stone therapy.
Michelle feels very blessed to have such a rewarding and positive career and to be able to be a part of her clients healing and long term care.With 2 boys and a four legged girl Michelle is always on the go and staying as active as she can. Her family loves the outdoors and getting in as much camping and fishing as they can in our short summer months.
Michelle also specializes in hot stone massage.
I feel that life is about balance and the same goes for our bodies and well-being. When the balance is off, it affects how we move every day. By being a therapist, I am able to give back what I am continuously learning about making ourselves better and healthier.
I have always been one who loves being outside and staying active, and I know that in order to keep moving and feeling at my best, a balance with life and health is very important.
I went on to practice before going back to receive my second year. I attended the Turner Institute of Orthopedic Massage in 2013. Here I learned an innovative new approach to treating soft tissue and aiding in muscular and skeletal imbalances in the body in a gentle and effective manner. I was very proud to graduate as a second year RMT and Orthopedic Specialist (‘Orthopedic Massage Therapy uses a variety of hands-on physical treatments, including soft tissue technique, joint mobilization, muscle energy treatment and functional (strain/counter-strain) techniques.’ – Turner Institute)
With the education I have received over the years I would say my strong points and favorite areas of work would first off be prenatal massage, full body relaxation and injury related conditions especially in congruence with the neck, shoulders and hips. While treating someone for a specific injuring or proving a relaxation massage I strongly believe that massage therapy can aide in the greater health of the human body affecting us in a physical, mental and physiological manner. I work hard to treat everyone to the best of my ability or to recommend someone who is better able in an area that I may not be a proper in.
She is a licensed and registered member of the NHPC and and member of the CNDA. She is currently completing her 2200 hour competency exams for massage therapy through the NHPC.
She specializes in myofascial cupping and was accepted to and completed the first ever Reproductive Health Focus shift at CCNM.
She is the proud dog mom to disabled rescue dachshund Finnegan. Her favourite hobbies include cooking, staying fit, and napping.
Whether your need to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being, as well as your quality of life. Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention.
For the last six years, Shobna has been working in a multidisciplinary clinic alongside other health practitioners, in an effort to provide patients with the best care and treatment in healing a variety of injuries. Shobna strongly believes in natural healing.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading and cooking various kinds of dishes.
Shobna also specializes in Hot Stone Massage.