Lorrae graduated from Foothills College in 2005 as a Registered Massage Therapist and has been working in a clinic setting ever since; for many years she has also provided wellness therapy programs in the corporate workplace. Lorrae has regularly enhanced her skills over the past 12 years, adding a range of therapeutic techniques, such as myofascial release, cupping, pregnancy massage, cranial sacral therapy, active isolated stretching and chair massage, along with a number of tissue-specific techniques.
Her specialty is combining Swedish Massage and Myofascial Release, which is a deep, slow, friction-based technique that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. This is particularly effective for chronic conditions.
Believing that self-care is critical, Lorrae frequently designs and recommends at-home exercise and stretching programs. As a professional practitioner, Lorrae is continuously investing in learning new techniques and skills to deliver the best care to her clients.
Carmen has worked as a Registered Massage Therapist since graduating from Mount Royal University in 2008. She is trained in all types of massage, but prefers deep tissue/sports massage, and pregnancy massage. She is a registered member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.
Carmen has continued to learn new techniques to provide the best possible treatment for her patients. She has taken courses in Active Release Techniques, Hot Stone massage, as well as numerous sports injury courses.
In her spare time, Carmen enjoys running, yoga, skiing, and anything outdoors!
Jasmine graduated from Mount Royal University as a registered massage therapist with 2200 hours of training. She has been working as a massage therapist since the beginning of 2012, but continues to take courses that build on her knowledge to ensure that her clients receive the most effective treatment possible. She has completed courses in sports massage, cupping, myofascial release, and most recently, Jasmine received her certification in Graston Technique. Graston involves the use of stainless steel tools to break up scar tissue and adhesions, and can be a great addition to a deep tissue massage.
Outside of work, Jasmine enjoys staying active. Physical activity is a huge part of her life, and she enjoys running, yoga, tennis, and boot camps. Jasmine understands the frustration of having an injury that prevents you from doing the activities that you enjoy, which is why she takes a proactive approach with her patients. Her treatments often include home care recommendations such as stretches and exercises where appropriate.
Ocean graduated with honours from the 2200 hour program at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. She has also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and was a member of the U of C varsity wrestling team for four years. Her background in athletics and dealing with injuries has given her great insight into how important it is to support and care for your body to better enjoy your every day life and activities.
Ocean is passionate about learning more ways to treat the human body. To that end, she is currently enrolled in her second year of an Osteopathic Manual Therapy program in order to broaden her knowledge and scope of practice, and to provide the best possible care for her clients.
The approach that Ocean takes during her treatments tends to be deep, but she enjoys customizing her treatments to what her client needs with the use of myofascial techniques, active stretching, and home care recommendations. Ocean also offers relaxation treatments because they can be very beneficial to the those with stressful lives in the city.
When she is not studying, Ocean practices Ashtanga Yoga, goes to spin classes, and takes her dog on hikes or walks around the city.
Jes graduated from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy, completing the 2200 hour program in 2007. Following graduation she has taken numerous courses, and now specializes in Lumbopelvic, Craniosacral, and Myofascial therapies. She has also taken a breast massage course focusing on women’s health & self care, as well as both myofascial and facial cupping courses. Jes has also broadened her practice focus by taking courses specific to children’s massage.
Over the past 11 years, Jes has worked directly with chiropractors, athletic trainers, and physiotherapists to develop a cohesive treatment plan for her clients. She will continue to explore areas that allow her to provide the best care to her patients.
Neo Tshambani graduated from the 2200 hour massage program at Mount Royal University, and has been helping clients for six years. She is trained in various forms of therapy, but specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue massage. In addition to her initial education, Neo has continued to take courses that will assist in treating her patients. Neo recently completed a course in cupping, which allows her to better break longstanding soft tissue and fascial adhesions. She also incorporates PNF stretching into some of her massages to help increase flexibility.
Neo is a registered member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. In her spare time, Neo keeps active. She enjoys yoga and zumba, and participates in many sports, including volleyball, softball, and tennis. She recently participated in a 10km race, and hopes to run more races in the future!