MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

TAKE A MINUTE TO FIND THE THERAPIST WHO SUITS YOU BEST.

 

 

MARC

RMT, Reflexologist, Reiki Master, & Yoga Teacher

Marc has been an RMT since 2012 and started his career with The Centre for Soft Tissue Pain until 2015. He has been with Cedar & Sage since 2018. Marc is our most experienced therapist and has a diverse education  with a combination of studies rarely found among Massage Therapists: Acupuncture (McMaster University), Vodders Lymphatic Drainage (Austria), Therapeutic Massage (Calgary), Reiki, (Japan), cupping, and fascial decompression.  His most recent certification is with the school of Sankalpa for Yoga Nidra (Nidra engages the body into deep states of relaxation for healing in all the layers of the body from physical to subtle energies). Marc’s Journey started at age 14 with sport and MVA injuries. He spent 9 months in Vipassana Meditation through which he cured a back injury he had for 14 years.  A massage with Marc is a combination of deep relaxation and therapeutic release through slow mindful techniques on the meridians, fascia lines and muscles. 
“I want you to feel rejuvenated, relaxed and open to possibility”. - Marc.

EDNA

Massage Therapist

Edna graduated from Catholic University of North with Honours in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Health Sciences with specialization in Skeletal Muscle and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. She has been a Physical Therapist for the past 5 years in public and private practice, working with seniors and semi-professional sports soccer teams, where she used massage as a complementary therapy. Edna has always been passionate about massage therapy as it helps people achieve a state of integral health, balance all aspects of the person - structural, chemical and mental. In her therapy, she combines a deep, therapeutic and relaxing massage, seeking a balance and placing the body in an optimal condition to heal itself. Edna likes living a healthy and active lifestyle, and outside of work enjoys hiking, yoga, basketball, reading and traveling. 

LINNEA

RMT

Born and raised in Alberta, Linnea moved to the mountains of Banff from the Drumheller valley in 2017. She graduated her 2200-hour massage course from Alberta College of Massage Therapy, with focus on Swedish relaxation massage and therapeutic massage. She enjoys incorporating movement and myofascial release techniques in most of her treatments, and afterwards seeing improved sensation in her clients nagging muscle soreness. When not at the spa you can find Linnea enjoying the outdoors by hiking, camping, frolfing or snowboarding.

JEN

RMT

Jen has been a registered Massage Therapist in the Bow Valley for 10 years, and she takes pride in contributing to the well-being of her clients in the community. Jen is able to easily adjust techniques, and modify the treatment to suit her client's needs. These techniques/treatments include, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, pre/post-natal, hot stone, and lymphatic drainage. She will guide you through breath work during the treatment to assist, and maintain a relaxing experience. Jen is a natural healer, is personable, caring, and kind. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her family. She benefits from a daily practice of yoga and meditation.

MICHELLE

RMT

Michelle graduated with honours from MH Vicars and is fortunate to call the Bow Valley her home.  As an athlete, Michelle discovered first hand the powerful benefits of massage.  Believing in the holistic approach to wellness is what led Michelle to a career in massage therapy. Her passion is helping others reach their ultimate best self. Customizing each treatment to suit client needs, Michelle will help alleviate aches and pains, keeping her clients out hiking and playing in the mountains of beautiful Banff. 

CHRISTIE

RMT

Christie is an RMT with 2200 hours, graduated from MH Vicars with honours in 2013. Health and wellness has been a lifelong pursuit for her, and that has transferred to her choice of career as well. With many years in the health industry as a personal trainer and nutrition coach, massage therapy was a natural progression. She believes in a holistic approach to healing soft tissue concerns within the body and having an active lifestyle for preventative measures. Christie specializes in deep tissue and therapeutic massage – but also realizes that stress management and adding an element of relaxation is also important. Listening to client concerns and customizing each massage is always a priority.

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NICOLE

RMT

In 2017 Nicole graduated her 16 month RMT program and jumped right into the field specializing in relaxation and deep tissue massages. Nicole is a strong and motivated worker who loves taking care of others. This is shown in her massages as well as her every day life. Every day she strives to learn something new whether it’s a new adventure, a new client or a new friend. She is always staying active either playing sports, going for a hike or a run around the town. Nicole’s constant dedication and her eagerness to continue learning gives her a unique edge! Nicole puts her clients first and always listens to their needs. As an RMT she dedicates her life to making people feel their best.

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JANELLE

RMT

Janelle is passionate about helping people from all walks of life live happier, healthier lives. She graduated from MH Vicars and began her practice in 2015. Her massage style is Swedish-focused with a blend of therapeutic, myofascial, and stretching techniques. She's also trained in Prenatal Massage, Thai Yoga Table Massage, and Hot Stone Therapy. Janelle is experienced working with persons of all ages and abilities, including seniors and palliative care patients. She strives to create a comfortable, peaceful atmosphere where you can relax, unwind, and give the body the care it deserves. Janelle calls Calgary home, where she enjoys crafting, nature walks, aerial silks, and obstacle course racing (OCR).

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MELISSA

Massage Therapist

With a career in Massage Therapy, commencing in 2005, Melissa specializes in Relaxation, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Hot Stone Massage. Originally from Australia, Melissa fell in love with Massage Therapy and the many benefits, both physical and psychological, that it has to offer. Melissa aims to provide an experience for clients, that is nourishing to both the body and soul and has the client leave feeling appreciated and relaxed. Having worked with chiropractors, physiotherapists and being involved in a variety of sports, Melissa has been exposed to a broad range of injuries, particularly around the knees. Melissa has a love for learning and fitness. She enjoys jiu-jitsu, dance and running and appreciates the urgency many athletes feel to return to training. Witnessing many athletes quit due to injury, Melissa has learned the importance of rest and recovery, in order for long-term results.

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GABRIELA

Massage Therapist

Gabriela moved to Banff from Chile, and as a physical therapist she has always been passionate about wellbeing and the interconnection between physical and mental health. Gabriela believes that clarity and good energy help us to focus on our dreams, projects and live our best life, and she brings these values into her work everyday to create a safe, relaxing and positive space for her clients.

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ROMINA

Massage Therapist

Romina graduated as a massage therapist in 2009 and as a Physiotherapist in 2016 at the Andres Bello University, specializing in physical therapy, neurosciences and has extensive experience working with athletes and people with disabilities. She has worked in both spa and wellness settings, as well as in hospitals, clinics and gyms. The different massage techniques that she applies have been a primary and complementary tool in Romina's therapies, as well as the use of a functional K-TAPE bandage, suction cupping and dry needling. Romina is passionate about mountain sports, music and good food.

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LENI (VERENA)

Massage Therapist

Leni is a passionate holistic massage therapist who completed her training with 3030 hours as a masseuse and medical hydrotherapist in Germany, where she worked in a 4-star wellness hotel as well as in a physiotherapy practice. Combining classic massage techniques with holistic approaches to bring body and soul back into harmony has become her main goal in her treatments. Leni has made her passion her profession and when she is not giving treatments, she enjoys the beauty of Mother Nature.

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JOSIANE

Reiki Master

Originally from Nice, France, Josiane is a Reiki Master Level 1 & 2, certified by Mount Royal University of Calgary, and a Reiki LaHoChi certified practitioner. Josiane is passionate about working with energies, born with shamanic attributes, and she has been healing people her whole life. She found her mission with the natural healing system LaHoChi, where healing focuses on the core of your traumas in the etheric body, which is a replica of the physical body and is where emotional and physical scars manifest. The gentle universal energy of Reiki helps your body to heal itself.   Josiane's work is performed at the energetic level - removing energy that is intrusive to the body, which, if left unhealed can manifest into health issues. Josiane works from a place of empathy to deeply understand your experience.  Josiane  also offers lymphatic dry brushing draining treatments that can be offered in combo with Reiki or Lahochi for a 75 minute duration, helping the too often blocked lymphatic system, which is the system that eliminates toxins from our body.

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CAROLINE

Reiki Master & Reflexologist

Caroline Dalton is a Reiki Master, Sound Healer and a Certified Meditation and Kundalini Teacher. Through her own experience and healing process Caroline has developed a unique ability to guide and help transform individuals on their own healing path, creating balance and understanding of their souls journey. Caroline's own modality of Reiki includes sound healing, vibrational energy techniques and intuitive mediumship.

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KIM

Reiki Master

Kim Mayberry is a multi-passionate creative, enthusiastic teacher, performer, and caring Reiki Master. She loves sharing the healing and empowering nature of dance and movement. Kim has been a professional Belly Dancer for over twenty years and is also a certified Fitness and Yoga instructor. Her Reiki journey began in 2003 and she has studied and practised extensively since by taking each of the levels with different teachers and being a part of the International Reiki Retreat in Sedona. She received her Reiki Master certification in 2015. She is deeply committed to the well being of others and incorporates her diverse knowledge into all of her classes and sessions. 

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CHRISTI

Reiki Master

Christi’s journey into Reiki began in 2004 when she signed up for a class at the local recreation centre in Canmore. Opportunities were available to train and become a Reiki Master of both Usui and Karuna Reiki within the next few years. Reiki is a personal journey of self healing using a Reiki practitioner or Master to help facilitate the channeling of universal energy. Reiki can help you to promote the release of energy blocks and integrate higher vibrations to promote healing on a mental, emotional and physical level. Reiki can travel through time and space to help create lasting change and healing. Elevate your thoughts and vibration with a Reiki session with Christi at Cedar

& Sage in beautiful Banff, Alberta

BASIA

Yoga Teacher

If you’ve ever heard of the word “Fascia” (like the connective tissue) my name sounds kind of like that, except it starts with a B! I am a yogi, & a manual therapist among many things. My belief is that to achieve healing one cannot take into account any single system alone, but must see that the facilitation of harmony amongst the interconnection of all systems of the human vessel, along with the cognitive outlook, and human spirit as the true & nuanced path to wellness. 

 

Movement has been a passion of mine since I began dancing at three years old, and its therapeutic application since I began my own yoga practice 13 years ago. In the beginning years, my practice was vigorously dynamic with ashtanga inspired sequencing, but since delving into body work and working through personal injuries of my own, the practice I most teach now is slow, highly conscious, with added space for intuitive responsiveness to the language of the body & breath. In the same way we all have eyes, ears, a mouth & a nose that make up our faces, and yet we all look completely different, the anatomy of the rest of our bodies are equally unique. I believe movement practice should be tailored individually to reflect this, easing the goal of union between body, breath, mind, & soul.  

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SAMANTHA 

Nutritionist

Samantha Loeppky's interest in nutrition started when she saw close family members deal with preventable diseases and not being able to live their lives to the fullest. She figured that there was a better way and wanted to help others live up to their full potential as well. After studying for over two years about holistic nutrition through Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition, her knowledge has greatly expanded. Samantha's' approach to nutrition consulting is a step by step process and she will help guide you through your journey. She gets excited working alongside clients who are looking to manage their weight for personal reasons, as much as working with elite athletes that want to be at their peak performance. Whatever it means to you to become your elite self, she wants to help you get there.