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  • Kip Petch
  • Spencer Bullock
  • Kerri Wagensveld
  • Becky Hobbs
  • Liesl van Jaarsveldt
  • Jessica Leverett
  • Elena Fursova
  • Ty Henry

KIP PETCH B.P.E.

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST SINCE 1986
GRADUATE OF GRANT MACEWAN COLLEGE
CERTIFIED SPORT MASSAGE THERAPIST

The Massage Therapy profession has provided me with so many wonderful opportunities with professional teams (Oilers, Eskimos and Drillers), as a member of the Canadian Medical/Therapy Teams for 12 Major Games (8 Olympic Games, 2 Pan Am Games, Commonwealth Games and Francophone Games) as well as a variety of World Championships and numerous local athletic events. I spent several years as the Sport Massage Therapist with the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team and I am presently with the Canadian Men’s Tennis Team. All of these amazing experiences have prepared me to administer therapy for the vast array of conditions that I see daily at our clinic. I enjoy every challenge when working with all types of clients especially athletes.

I am a proud member of the MTAA and the CSMTA and I am presently one of fewer than 30 Certified Sport Massage Therapists in Canada. I am a Sport Massage Instructor and I am presently in the process of developing the Canadian standard of education in Sport Massage Therapy.

SPENCER BULLOCK

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST SINCE 2013
GRADUATE OF MAKAMI COLLEGE

I have always enjoyed physical fitness and I have participated in many sports, especially hockey and power skating. I plan to utilize my skills as a Massage Therapist in a variety of capacities at this highly respected clinic. My main interest is to help athletes enhance their training, assist with injury prevention and care and help them to achieve their optimum performance.

I have taken specific training which deals with motor vehicle accidents and medical legal reporting. I am trained in a variety of modalities including Sport Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Fascial Release and Orthopedic Massage. Massage Therapy has provided me with the opportunity to work within the sports community and provide quality services for my clients with a strong focus on safety and excellence.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the near future at the Active Life Centre.

KERRI WAGENSVELD

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST IN 2014
GRADUATE OF MH VICARS SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Working with Kip and the staff at the Active Life Centre, and with other therapists at various sporting events, has been a fantastic journey. The privilege to serve right here in the clinic, or on-site at athletic events, has been a great way for me to learn about the injuries we all face within sports or in our everyday lives. One of my objectives is to provide my clients with the “tools” that they can use at home which will give them the effective strategies to follow for regular maintenance or injury recovery.

Whether you are a regular guest at our clinic or perhaps new to Massage Therapy, I hope to make your experience a great one. If I get the opportunity to work with you, I sincerely thank you in advance!!

BECKY HOBBS

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST SINCE 2013
GRADUATE OF ALBERTA MASSAGE TRAINING

Massage Therapy has enabled me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals in many situations. I am a graduate from a 2200-hour program with Alberta Massage Training, a member in good standing with MTAA, and a Certification Candidate with Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association.

Massage Therapy 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 Advanced Sport Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique, 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 look forward to helping you participate fully in your activities.

LIESL van JAARSVELDT

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST SINCE 2015
GRADUATE OF MH VICARS SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Starting my career at this esteemed clinic is indeed a privilege and I am thrilled to be part of the team. In 1996 I qualified with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa where I practiced until 2006. In 2015 I received my Massage Therapy diploma with honours from the 2200 hour MH Vicars program in Edmonton. I am a MTAA member and a member of the CSMTA. After completion of my education I am qualified in delivering sport massage, fascial release, triggerpoint therapy and pregnancy massage.

In 2015 I participated in the Advanced Sport Massage workshop taught by ALC owner Kip Petch and in 2016 I certified in level 1 Myofascial Cupping Technique with founder David Sheehan. Working with clients to manage pain, disability and injury is incredibly rewarding and I look forward to assisting you in any way that I can!

JESSICA LEVERETT

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST SINCE 2013
GRADUATE OF GRANT MacEWAN UNIVERSITY

I believe that continuing to learn and staying on top of new information is important for any Massage Therapist as new clinical findings and discoveries are always being made. I have continued to further my education with other courses including Sport Massage, Kinesio-Taping, Fascial Release, Cupping and various Anatomy and Assessment courses. I tailor every treatment to each individual client’s needs to ensure the best possible outcome occurs, whether I am working with office workers or elite athletes. I am a very hard worker, and a proud member in good standing of the MTAA and the CSMTA, and I am currently working towards full certification as a Sports Massage Therapist. I hope to live up to the high standards put forward by the amazing therapists at the ALC, and look forward to helping you achieve your goals through Massage Therapy!

ELENA FURSOVA

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
MASSAGE THERAPY COLLEGE of MANITOBA

I am originally from Moscow where I trained as a dancer. This created a keen interest for me as a health facilitator and I graduated with honors from the University of Physical Culture in Moscow and trained in Yoga Therapy and Thai Massage Therapy. I moved with my family to Winnipeg in 2013, and because of my bodywork training and experience in Russia, I knew exactly what I wanted to focus on in my work life. I received my massage training at the 2200 hour Massage Therapy College of Manitoba. My journey to this point has transformed my view of the value of touch, and it has become my passion to facilitate my clients with a desire to bring their body and mind into balance.

TY HENRY

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST SINCE 2018
GRADUATE OF GRANT MacEWAN UNIVERSITY

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. After I experienced a debilitating injury, Massage Therapy with Kip was essential in my recovery process. I have since made Massage Therapy my passion and platform to help facilitate health and well-being in others. Furthermore, I have been granted the opportunity to work with my mentor (Kip). I graduated from MacEwan University Massage Therapy Program at the top of my class. I’m a proud member of MTAA and CSMTA.

Currently, I’m completing my Sport Massage certification with the Edmonton Eskimos. I have a strong interest in the management of complex and difficult-to-treat musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions, with a specialization in hip and shoulder dysfunction. Through my life experiences and inquisitive nature, I incorporate a variety of techniques to individually treat clients to best suit their lifestyles and abilities.

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