Our Registered Massage Therapists
Noreen (Ping) Li, Registered Massage Therapist
Ping graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2017. She is an active member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Ping became a registered massage therapist to help people to be healthier. She is trained in Swedish massage, relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, and prenatal. She focuses on full body massage.
When Ping is not working, she enjoys reading and playing with her children.
Sara Thompson, Registered Massage Therapist
Sara graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy with her 2200 hour diploma in May 2019 and is an active member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta. Sara decided she wanted to make a career change when she was laid off from the banking industry. She wanted to change from a desk job to something more active that really helped people. When she was younger, she wanted to work in health care and so decided that being a Massage Therapist was where she needed to be, not only to live her best life, but also to help others on their own journey to wellness.
Sara is trained in Relaxation and Therapeutic massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, and prenatal massage. Sara’s style of treatment is a combination of relaxation and therapeutic massage. She plans to take further course work in Aromatherapy and Myofascial Cupping in the near future.
When Sara is not working, she loves spending with her family and friends, being outdoors, attending concerts, doing arts & crafts, and reading and sipping a nice cup of tea!
Anita Mergl, Registered Massage Therapist
Anita successfully completed the 3000-Hour RMT advanced clinical massage therapy program at Makami College and is a member of CRMTA. She is passionate about her work and enjoys working as a team to help treat and heal her clients, allowing them to feel not only good physically but as well mentally, improving their day to day lives.
Anita is highly skilled in therapeutic deep tissue massage, as well as advanced techniques including myofascial cupping, trigger point therapy, stretching and neuromuscular therapy. Being a mother, she is comfortable and trained to provide prenatal massage. She also offers a soothing hot stone massage, for anyone who needs to relax and take away that stress. Anita believes investing your time in your health through massage therapy increases a lifetime of happiness and longevity.
Anita enjoys the outdoors, sports and spending time with family.
Lauren "LJ" Jozwiak, Registered Massage Therapist
Lauren “LJ” graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in May 2019, and is an active member of the MTAA. LJ became a Registered Massage Therapist because she has always been interested in anatomy, physiology and rehabilitation from illness/injury. Although she comes from a corporate background, human sciences have always been something she was passionate about. LJ suffered a knee injury and rehabilitation led her to realize she wanted to explore massage therapy.
LJ is trained in trigger point release, relaxation massage, MFR, sprain/strain, chair massage, and pre-natal massage. She believes strongly in therapeutic massage as an evidence-based treatment for many ailments. She has a particular interest in being able to help someone get back to their pre-injury status. LJ takes a lot of pride in having clients leave the treatment session feeling better than they did coming in. Whether it is a relaxation massage or a therapeutic treatment, LJ believes homecare and remedial exercises are an important part of client care, and her treatments reflect that. LJ adapts her style to the suit the client while effectively addressing any concerns. LJ’s future goals are to become certified in both Graston technique and ART (Active Release Technique) to add another level to her treatments.
LJ is originally from Winnipeg MB, however Calgary has been her home to since 2008. LJ loves animals, and currently owns 2 Shiba Inus. In her spare time, she regularly enjoys both barre and yoga classes, boxing workout (no sparring!), gym activities, and will be training in the upcoming year for a few runs.
LJ and her husband enjoy going to the movies, taking their dogs for long walks and completing projects around the home.
Jacob Skarra, Registered Massage Therapist
Jacob attained his 2200 hour massage therapy diploma from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Saskatoon in 2017, and is an active member of CMMOTA. Jacob became a Registered Massage Therapist because he wanted a career where he was helping people to feel more comfortable in their bodies and to live to their highest potential. Jacob is certified in cupping, and is also a yoga teacher. He is presently attending school for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jacob’s treatment style is deep tissue/therapeutic, slowly warming up muscles, and gradually getting deeper, based on the client’s comfort level.
In his spare time, Jacob enjoys hiking, canoeing, yoga, cooking, and continuing to study anatomy.
Christopher (Chris) Hubbard, Registered Massage Therapist
Christopher (Chris) graduated in 2005 from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy with his 2200 hour diploma. He is an active member of the National Health Practitioners of Canada. Chris became a Registered Massage Therapist because he has an empathetic, caring nature with a high interest in healing arts, health and wellness. Chris was led to massage therapy by a desire to treat a person’s ailments, nurture health and wellbeing, and improve quality of life. Chris is trained in deep tissue and Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, and hot stone massage. Chris also attained a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Mount Royal University. Chris describes his treatment style as a high customized, client specific blend of myofascial, deep tissue and lymphatic work, using medical knowledge and a healing intention as a framework to promote healing and wellness.
During his spare time, Chris loves gardening, hiking, geology, and being in nature.
Lixin (Paul) Chen, Registered Massage Therapist
Lixin graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in December 2020, and is an active member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. He also studied Chinese traditional massage in China. Lixin became a massage therapist because he wanted to help people, and loves how massage therapy has helped him to meet this goal. Lixin is trained in Swedish massage, non-Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, stretching and range of motion, and Chinese massage. His treatment style is therapeutic massage using deep pressure.
In his spare time, Lixin enjoys reading and working to improve his skills.
Anthony Waterhouse, Registered Massage Therapist
Anthony attained his 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma from Mount Royal University in June 2020, and is an active member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta (MTAA). Anthony become a Registered Massage Therapist because he is passionate about manual therapies and their ability to prevent and treat injuries. He wants to help people live a pain free and active lifestyle. Anthony provides focused therapeutic treatments, and has an interest in treating the neck. He completed his certification in cupping in February 2021. Anthony also has a Diploma in Rehabilitation Therapy from SAIT.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys volleyball, swimming, and music.
Muhammad Murad Ehsan, Registered Massage Therapist
Murad graduated from ABM College in December 2020, achieving a diploma in Massage Therapy. He is an active member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Murad is also a Medical Doctor from Pakistan, and has extensive knowledge of the functioning of the human body, health issues and health care practices. Murad’s passion is to treat patients and clients and give them relief from their diseases and any painful conditions which are causing a disturbance in their daily activities. Massage therapy has provided Murad with the opportunity to continue with his passion of treating people so they can function more fully.
Murad is trained in Swedish Massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, trigger point massage, and prenatal massage. His treatment style is Swedish massage and therapeutic deep tissue.
Murad considers himself a hard worker, reliable, dependable and committed to his profession. In his own life, he always tries to create a balance between his professional and personal life. His hobbies include watching movies, and playing basketball and cricket.
Quyen (Cassandra) Trinh, Registered Massage Therapist
Quyen (Cassandra) graduated from Makami College in December 2021 with her 3000 hour Massage Therapy diploma. She is an active member of CRMTA. Cassandra became a Registered Massage Therapist because she is passionate and motivated to help aid clients experiencing everyday life stress and pain. She enjoys helping improve clients’ health and well being. Cassandra is trained in relaxation massage, myofascial treatments, deep tissue, hot stone, cupping, trigger point therapy, and prenatal massage. Cassandra modifies her treatments based on each client’s needs. She specializes in relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point release and stretching techniques.
In her spare time, Cassandra loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time outdoors.
Andrew Kosek, Registered Massage Therapist
Andrew graduated with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Health, Science, and Technology in April 2021 and is an active member of the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta (MTAA). Andrew has been studying in the health and medical fields for a combined 5 years and became a massage therapist to continue pursuing his passion of helping others and making a difference. Andrew is trained in Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, and sports massage. His treatment style is therapeutic massage focused on moderate to deep pressure, trigger points and focused treatment.
In his spare time, Andrew can be found skiing, snowboarding, or in a climbing gym.
Jamy McDonald, Registered Massage Therapist
Jamy graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy with his 2200 hour Massage Therapy diploma in June 2021, and is an active member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA).
Jamy became a Registered Massage Therapist because he has always had a passion for helping others, and has wanted to pursue therapeutic work for many years. After doing six years of lifeguarding he felt that moving into a more therapeutic practice of helping would be a great fit for him. Jamy researched the effects of massage and how beneficial it can be, and felt that moving in this direction, there would be the potential to do a lot of good.
Jamy is trained in Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, and Myofascial release. Jamy has had a lot of success with recovery assistance massage, and post-surgery massage. He likes to work with his clients' needs specifically. He finds that working with his clients to find the best process and treatments for their ideal recovery is very rewarding.
In his spare time, Jamy pursues his passion for the outdoors. He specifically enjoys anything in the mountains - hiking, snowboarding, anything that will get him to an unforgettable view. He has a love for food, trying to delve into new cuisines, learning to bake fresh breads over the past few years, and always exploring new ways to make food differently.
Katherine Schneider, Registered Massage Therapist
Katherine has been a practicing RMT since she graduated in 2017 from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. She is an active member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta.
With each treatment her goal is to tailor the session to your specific needs. To do this she uses a combination of techniques but is especially talented with hitting those tricky trigger points. To add something special to your treatment, you can also add one of the other two modalities she is certified in: hot stone therapy and myofascial cupping.
During your treatment feel free to pick her brain on personal training, weight loss and some basic nutrition. She also loves hearing your knowledge on any topic as she is always looking to learn new things.
Emily Wilton, Registered Massage Therapist
Emily completed her 3000 hour clinical massage therapy program in 2018 at Makami College in Calgary—having trained with a focus on treating orthopedic conditions. Through her practice she has discovered a passion for healing the body through manual therapies. Emily offers a variety of treatment types, ranging from traditional relaxation, therapeutic and deep tissue, to more clinical cupping and myofascial release. She is also trained in modalities such as pre and post natal care and lymphatic drainage. Emily practices with a focus on postural care, adjusting techniques as needed to keep your body functioning at its most optimal state so you can be pain free.
In her free time, Emily is focused on health and wellness. She is currently a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Some of Emily’s hobbies include nutrition and sports performance. She also enjoys exercise, hiking and the outdoors.
Rebekah Dumonceaux, Registered Massage Therapist
Rebekah graduated from Makami College with a 3000 hour diploma in massage therapy in January 2021. She is an active member of the CRMTA. Rebekah became a Registered Massage Therapist because she enjoys helping people feel better. She states she is finally doing what she has always wanted to do. Rebekah describes her style as starting slow, and gradually going deeper. She tailors her treatments to each individual client’s needs and requests. She has a special interest in working with clients with developmental or physical challenges. Rebekah has training in hot stone massage, cupping, nerve flossing and lymphatic draining. She is also a Reiki master and has an interest in Theta healing.
In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys knitting, sewing, art and going for walks.
Vanessa Huynh, Registered Massage Therapist
Vanessa graduated from CDI College with her 2200 hour Massage Therapy diploma in 2012, and is an active member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Vanessa became a Registered Massage Therapist because she was interested in learning more about how the body works, improving her own health, and helping others in their journey towards wellness. Vanessa has been working in a medispa, and has joined Massage Addict to focus more on therapeutic massage techniques. Vanessa uses moderate pressure, and tailors her treatments to her clients’ needs. Vanessa is interested in continual learning, and plans to become certified in hot stone and cupping in the near future.
In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys hiking and swimming.