Avneet graduated from the massage therapy program at Mount Royal College in 2009. She specializes in neck and shoulder pain as well as low back problems and is able to provide both relaxation and deep tissue techniques to achieve maximum benefits for each client. She is also a Level 2 Reiki practitioner, specializing in energy based treatments.

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.

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Before becoming a Canadian, Dee (Binxiang) was a physician in China working for 15 years in a hospital setting.  Her passion there was helping patients feel better by bringing them to the path of health, which felt like the most rewarding job in the world. Dee graduated from Makami College of Massage Therapy in Calgary in 2016.  She has been practicing and taking continue education courses to better her skills since then.  She decided to expand her knowledge base in 2018 and completed the Manual Osteopathy course from the National Manual Osteopath College.  She has expertise in a wide range of techniques including deep tissue integrated manual therapy, muscle work, scan tissue work, advanced fascial release, joint mobilization.  In addition, she can bring a gentle hands-on approach including craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation.  Her depth of skills in many integrated techniques help her solve client’s complaints and allow her to approach each client with a unique treatment protocol.  Dee takes care of her regular clients and always welcomes new clients to her practice.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with families and friends.

Gordon is a graduate of the massage therapy program at Mount Royal University.

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.

Iris is a trained massage therapist from CDI college and has received her 2200 hour diploma. She is a member in good standing with the RMTA and is a recognized practitioner by all insurance companies in Alberta.

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.

Jacquie graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in June 2007. This course encompassed both therapeutic and relaxation techniques, as well as sports related injury assessments and treatments.

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.

Danielle graduated from the 2200 hour massage therapy program at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy and is a member of Massage Therapist Associate of Alberta (MTAA).

Danielle decided to become a massage therapist after she was finding herself extremely burnt out at her office job. After the birth of her second child she started getting massages to help with postpartum depression, anxiety, stress and chronic migraines. While working through these she found massage to have multiple benefits for both mental and physical health.

Danielle values people and caters each treatment to the needs of her clients. She is thoroughly trained to effectively work on many conditions including frozen shoulder, headaches, compression syndromes (such as carpal tunnel and sciatica) and pre/postnatal massage. Danielle continues to develop her skills and knowledge as a massage therapist through taking courses and workshops every year.

Danielle grew up in a small mountain town in Alberta. She loves the energy of the city but appreciates the peacefulness of the mountains. Danielle enjoys yoga, hiking, skiing and movie nights with her family.

Having graduated from Mount Royal’s Registered Massage Therapy program in 2014, being an avid fashionista, world traveller and bon vivant, Julia hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back.

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!

Kathy is a registered massage therapist and is a graduate of Foothills College of Massage Therapy(2008) and MH Vicars College of Massage Therapy (2013) where she completed her 2200 hour diploma. She is also a member of National Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) and is able to provide swedish and therapeutic massage for pre/postnatal, sport and motor vehicle accident related injuries, and also does Myofascial Cupping.

“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.

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Lisa took her massage therapy training in Regina, where she was born and raised. Upon completion of the 2200 massage therapy program in 1999, she moved to Calgary and is now proud to call Calgary home. She feels very fortunate to have been able to take over Country Hills Massage in 2001, as through this process she has met some amazing people, a lot of whom she is happy to now call friends.

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.

Mandy is our clinic manager. She is a born and raised Calgarian and grew up in the NW part of Calgary. She is a mother of 3 great kids. She completed her first year of massage in June 2011, when she began working here at Country Hills Massage. After a year and a half break from school, she went back for another year to complete 2400 hours of education.

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.

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MaryAnn successfully completed the 2200 hour massage therapy program from MA Vicars School of Massage Therapy in 2012. She is trained in general Swedish, relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal as well as the treatment of injuries. She is continuing to expand her knowledge through various courses and workshops every year. MaryAnn prides herself on being able to select appropriate techniques and treatment protocol for each client.

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.

I’ve always been interested in the healthcare field. When I received a scholarship in high school it was a perfect opportunity to take the Massage Therapy course. I graduated from Mount Royal in 2002. I have extensive experience in treating back and neck injuries. I’ve also incorporated hot stone therapy and myofascial cupping into my repertoire. Whether clients have aches and pains, whether they have an injury or whether they simply want to relax, I get to be a part of the process and see their progress firsthand and that’s why I love my lob. I love reading and have played soccer since I was 8.

Michelle began her massage therapy career as a competitive dancer and choreographer here in Calgary. After many years of suffering from numerous injuries along with her fellow dancers and students she felt it was time to be a part of the healing and prevention process. Graduating in 2004 from Foothills College of Massage Therapy Michelle has been a part of our Country Hills Massage team since February of 2005.

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 graduated from CDI College in November 2010 with over 2200hrs of schooling. I chose this field because I enjoy helping others. I have come to find a lot of my treatments focus on the upper body to which I can relate.

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 have been an RMT since 2011. I always aspired to have a career involving the better health of people thus leading me into massage therapy. I acquired my first year of massage at CDI college; it was a challenging year that helped me create a strong foundation of the fundamentals and principles of massage that I practice every day.

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.

Shannon Ferguson received her Massage Therapy diploma from Foothills College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2008, a BA in Psychology in 2010 from the University of Calgary, and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2016.

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.

Shobna is a registered massage therapist and graduated through Foothills College of massage therapy in 2006. She is a member if the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) and is able to provide Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep and Host Stone massages. Shobna believes that there are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments.

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.

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