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Our Registered Massage Therapists

Tsion Tsega, Registered Massage Therapist

Tsion grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and loves her life in Canada. She loves to help her clients fell better with all kinds of different therapies. Your massage with Tsion will be tailored to your problematic areas and she wants all her clients to feel pain relief and have great mobility. She loves to travel with her family and enjoys life in Western Canada.

Cherryl Balceda, Registered Massage Therapist 
 
Cherryl was born in the Philippines, a country that she is so proud of! She worked in Japan for 3 years and loved living with different cultures and languages. Cherryl enjoys working with people and is driven to offer clients the most effective  and safest care possible and wants each client to feel comfortable and at ease. Cherryl can treat clients with a wide variety of conditions such as Musculoskeletal Injury, Condition of Peripheral Nervous System, Postural Dysfunction by using variety of techniques such as Swedish and Non Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point released, Relaxation, Hydrotherapy and Stretching. 

Eliana Sanchez, Registered Massage Therapist

Eliana was born in Lima, Peru. She was a kindergarten teacher for more than 18 years and has developed the capacity to understand what clients need and what is best for them. Eliana was the first student to her practicum at Massage Addict Sunridge! Once she completed her 2200 hours, she was hired on immediately. Eliana is always looking to implement new techniques to her repertoire to provide a higher level of relaxation. She specializes in hot stone, cupping, deep tissue and stretching techniques.

Sangeeta Gupta, Registered Massage Therapist

Sangeeta completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery in India.She practiced as a physician for many years using herbal medicines, panchkarma therapies, yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic life style. When she arrived in Canada she decided to study massage therapy and to use the same holistic approach in my treatments. Sangeeta practices various modalities like cupping and hot stone and her skills include Swedish relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, myofascial release and prenatal massage. 
Continuing her education,  Sangeeta has successfully completed the certification of kinetic massage for neck, shoulder and hip joints that incorporates joint movements along with various massage strokes. This helps to attain better range of motion and to reduce muscle tension. Your treatment sessions would be planned according to your needs.

Ian Morales, Registered Massage Therapist

Ian was a former banker and a restaurant manager that was born and raised in the Philippines. In pursue of greener pastures and better future for his family, they moved to Canada and arrived as landed immigrants in 2013. Having to start from scratch, Ian utilized his skills in cooking and his vast experience in customer service to work on various jobs until deciding to pursue a different career. He chose to be a massage therapist because it enables him to help other people and still have time to take care of his family.  A self confessed "massage addict" himself, Ian went to ABM College and completed 2355-hours of the massage therapy program and was immediately hired as the student clinic supervisor after his graduation. 

Ian uses wide range of techniques to loosen muscles and connective tissues to help decrease pain, address dysfunctions and reduce tension. He always incorporate stretching in his massage sessions. He specializes in deep tissue massage, myofascial release and stretching but also likes to do relaxation and sports massage. He structures his treatment base on what the client wants and needs. He is continually trying to learn other modalities like cupping and hot stone among others in order to help him in his practice. 

He speaks Tagalog, Bisaya (southern Filipino dialect) and English. On his spare time, he loves to cook and listen to music. He keeps himself fit by going to the gym as much as he can to work out.

Rainy Paynter, Registered Massage Therapist

Rainy was born in Southern Alberta and has been a therapist for 8 years. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Prenatal massage and Hot stones, preferably in silence. She is profoundly deaf, but her hands are so gifted that you really don’t care if her ears work or not!

When she is not working, you will most likely find her at home doing her crocheting or sewing. And she dreams of travelling to exotic places sometimesin the near future.

Elizabeth Misker, Registered Massage Therapist    

Elizabeth was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  After she came to Calgary she worked as unit clerk under Calgary health region, seeing patients suffer from stress in day to day life made her think to become a massage therapist so she went to CDI college & graduated as advanced clinical massage therapy, so that she can help people relieve stress, tension & pain. Elizbeth loves her profession & is satisfied when her clients leave feeling much better than they did when they first came. Elizabeth is great at finding the right pressure with every client. She is skilled in full body relaxation Swedish massage, deep tissue, and myofascial release.

On her off time, she loves to spend time with family & friends, and going to the gym whenever possible to keep herself healthy. Swimming & listening instrumental music are her favorite things to do.

Virginia Ubaldo, Registered Massage Therapist    

Virginia was born and raised in the Philippines.She is from a farming family in Northern Luzon. Virginia has faced many challenges in her life especially working in a foreign country like Malaysia and Hong Kong as a nanny or domestic helper. She has adjust herself about the differences of each traditions , awareness and understanding of a person’s culture. Her passion is helping others and is  dedicated  to reducing pain , stress or simply providing relaxation treatment. She is very strong and Virginia's treatments always in include a beautiful face massage, head and feet!

Jeff Dejos, Registered Massage Therapist

Jeff was born in the Philippines but has immigrated to Calgary as a young child back in 2005. Living in Canada for more than half of his life, he has already integrated the different cultures within his personal lifestyle. He studied double major in Biological Science and Music in University of Calgary. After 2 years, Jeff felt the need for a different path and decided to try something else. Thus, he attended and fully completed the 2355-hours Massage Therapy program in ABM College.

Throughout his practice as a therapist, Jeff uses a variety of techniques to achieve the desired outcomes from each treatments. Other than relaxation and sports massage, he specializes mostly in Trigger Point therapy, static compression and deep tissue massage. He also incorporates Orthopedic stretches and exercises within his treatments to cater the physical needs of the client's body. On top of his current skills and knowledge, he continues to learn various techniques and modalities such as dynamic cupping to enhance the quality of his service. 

He speaks Tagalog, Bisaya and English. Outside of work, he enjoys being creative through his passion for music. He also spends most of his time
serving in church and in SFC.

Bennedict Michael Bautista, Registered Massage Therapist

Born in the Philippines Bennedict came to Canada a few years ago. Graduated from a 3000 hr program of Massage Therapy. Enjoys working with people while providing the most efficient techniques to a promote pain free massage experience. Bennedict Modifies every treatment that will provide the best results. Specializes in Deep tissue, relaxation, therapeutic, hot stone ,cupping and incorporates stretching on every treatment.

Christiana Paetsch, Registered Massage Therapist

Christiana was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and came to Calgary almost 10 years ago. . Her skills are deep tissue, relaxation and therapeutic massage. Christiana wants to learn Thai massage, Canine massage and Rapid Neurofascial Reset for continuing education.

When she has free time she loves to spend time with her Corgi, Winston and her family. Also, she likes to listen to music and watch movies.

Nisreen Fares, Registered Massage Therapist

Nisreen is a graduate of CDI College’s Massage Therapy & Advanced Massage Therapy programs. She completed the program in the summer of 2019. She enjoys assisting her clients in the healing process of the body while focusing on their concerns at the same time. Whether it is relaxation or deep tissue, she’s able to work to what you desire in your treatment.

Nisreen also has a passion for art and makeup. Painting acrylic portraits and doing custom art works are few of the things she likes to do on her spare times.

Micah Bandillo, Registered Massage Therapist

Micah was born and raised in the Philippines. She has lots of experiences working in various jobs that helped her to gain customer service skills and learned to work with multi-national people. She is known for her sweet smile and personality. Don't be fooled with her tiny look though 'cause she got mighty healing hands.

Micah finished her 3000-hour Massage Therapy program at MaKami College. She chose to be a therapist because of her passion to treat and help people to get better. She specializes in Swedish, Therapeutic, hot-stone, lymphatic and hydrotherapy massage. She loves targeting the trigger points of her clients combined with her unique stretching techniques.

On her spare time she loves making videos for fun and for stress relief. She likes to create/experiment cocktail drinks. She loves travelling with friends, photography, camping, hiking and swimming.

Zusette Retiza, Registered Massage Therapist

Zusette is naturally born Filipino and a resident here in Canada. She is a registered massage therapist (RMT) since February 2020. She specialize in relaxation and therapeutic massage. She is planning on taking certificates of dynamic cupping and hot stone soon, as well as all other modalities that could be helpful in incorporating massage treatments. She took up and graduated Bachelors Degree in Management Accounting in the Philippines and took a two year program of Clinical Massage Therapy at ABM College.

She previously worked as a restaurant manager before going to massage school. Massage has been her passion (getting the treatment) and took the leap of doing the profession herself, as she tends to get curious how is it to help people getting relief from stress and treat musculoskeletal issues.

When at home, or as past time, she is fully into Korean series and watching action or thriller films.