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  • Kip Petch
  • Kerri Wagensveld
  • Becky Hobbs
  • Liesl van Jaarsveldt
  • Elena Fursova
  • Ty Henry
  • Yvonne Dicristafaro

KIP PETCH B.P.E.

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST (MTAA) since 1986
GRANT MACEWAN COLLEGE
CERTIFIED SPORT MASSAGE THERAPIST (CSMTA)

The Massage Therapy profession has provided me with so many wonderful opportunities such as working with professional teams (Oilers, Eskimos, and Drillers), Canadian National Teams (Women’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Bobsleigh), 4 Winter Olympics, 4 Summer Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Games, as well as a variety of World Championships and numerous national and local athletic events. I am proud to be in a select group of less than 30 Certified Sport Massage Therapists from across Canada who are certified with the CSMTA.

All of these amazing experiences have helped to refine my abilities dealing with their injuries or with their post-surgical conditions.

KERRI WAGENSVELD

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST (MTAA) since 2014
MH VICARS SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY

I have served at the Active Life Centre since 2014. I am an active member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta and the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association. As an instructor of massage therapy, I have the privilege of mentoring many students in their journey to becoming a massage therapist.

I enjoy the world of sports and, as an ultra-marathoner myself, I understand the value that massage therapy offers athletes before, during and after events to aid in preparation and recovery. I have the opportunity to work with many types of sports and athletes, most frequently runners, whether in the clinic or directly on site. I also work with various postural or repetitive strain injuries and welcome the opportunity to work with you.

BECKY HOBBS

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST (MTAA) since 2013
ALBERTA MASSAGE TRAINING

Massage Therapy has enabled me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals in many situations and sports and has provided me with the chance to enhance the competitive experience of an assortment of athletes, young and mature in many diverse areas. I have completed training in Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique, Advanced Sport Massage, Contemporary Cupping, Kinesio Taping, Athletic Injury Management and Sport Taping and Strapping. I currently hold my Sport First Responder and I am certified Level C with AED First Aid. I am a proud member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta and a Certification Candidate with Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association.

I look forward to helping you participate fully in all of your activities.

LIESL van JAARSVELDT

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST (MTAA) since 2015
MH VICARS SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY

My journey started after I completed a BSc degree in Physiotherapy in 1996. My passion for kinesiology and manual therapy led me to pursue massage as a career and graduated with honours from a 2200-hour program. I have had a most rewarding experience over the last 5 years working with a great team of therapists and wonderful patients. It is so gratifying to see the relief and improved function in my patients during and after treatment.

Currently I am taking online courses in advanced techniques for the neck, shoulder and back. I am taking advanced orthopedic and kinetic massage certifications as well as RAPID neuro-fascial reset for upper body with RAPID lower body commencing soon. I previously completed Advanced Sport Massage with Kip Petch and Myofascial Cupping Technique with Dave Sheehan.

ELENA FURSOVA

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST (MTAA) since 2017
MASSAGE THERAPY COLLEGE of MANITOBA

I am originally from Moscow, Russia. I graduated with honors from the University of Physical Culture and gained further training in Yoga and Thai Therapy. In 2013, my family and I moved to Canada and my interest in Massage Therapy developed here. I continued my quest as a health facilitator by finishing my 2200-hour training at the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba. At this point, my journey transformed my view of the value of touch.

These past years, I studied Myofascial Cupping, Sport Massage and recently enrolled with the Tissue Talk Academy. Moreover, I had the privilege to work with young athletes at the special events across Alberta. Massage Therapy has become my passion and I facilitate my clients with desire to bring their body and mind into balance.

TY HENRY

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST (MTAA) since 2018
GRANT MacEWAN UNIVERSITY

I have spent the majority of my clinical practice in a collaborative care and multidisciplinary setting treating pre and post-surgical patients, motor vehicle accidents, and WCB work-related injuries. Furthermore, I also work with a variety of amateur and professional athletes, preparing them for the physical demands they put their bodies through.

My primary objective is to educate, while improving and restoring your function. If you are in pain, have a reoccurring injury, or suffering from tight muscles and you have been trying to manage complex, difficult to treat musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, come see me. Let’s talk about what your body is trying to tell you. I am trained in various techniques including Active Release Therapy, Cupping, Functional Movement Techniques and Graston Technique. I also incorporate stretch and manual therapy into my clinical practice.

YVONNE DICRISTAFARO

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST (CRMTA) since 2018
MAKAMI COLLEGE

I graduated from Makami College 3000-hour Clinical Advanced Diploma Program with a Makami Award of Distinction in 2018 and I am a CRMTA member in good standing. My life long interest and passion for self-care and bodywork is hands-on or facilitating fitness classes as a Water Fitness Instructor/Assistant Trainer AFLCA certified for 29 years.

I have attended the Alberta Indoor Track and Field Championships, Western Finals, Summer Games as an RMT Representative for Alberta Athletics and participated at many more sporting events in and around the Edmonton area. I possess experience in Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Sport Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Pre/Post Natal Massage, Infant Massage, Hot/Cold Stone, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point and Spa techniques. I look forward to working with you as your Health Enhancement Practitioner.

** All Massage Therapists are registered with a national/provincial association. **