Beltline Massage Therapists

Amanda Jensen

Joined Team: August 2017

Specialties: Medium Pressure, Relaxation, Therapeutic, Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Protocol, Active Isolated Stretching

Certified Modalities: Maternity Massage, Dynamic Cupping, Advanced Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Since graduating from the Massage Therapy Program at MRU in 2005, Amanda has focused her practice in a clinical setting. For the past thirteen years, she has been working to treat acute and chronic injuries such as whiplash disorder, post-concussion syndrome, and repetitive strain injury. She has also been referred to as Mrs. Sandman, with an ability to make my clients so relaxed they fall asleep.  

When Amanda is not working, she enjoys a balanced lifestyle of working out regularly, baking, instructing pottery part-time, and is a full-time cat lover. 

Similar Style To: Janai Jackie

Andrea Donaldson

Location: Beltline

Joined Team: July 2021

Specialties: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, TMJ, Pre/Postnatal, Geriatric, Swedish, Sport, Deep Tissue Massage

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Andrea has been a practicing RMT since 2016 and has recently rejoined our Massage Heights Beltline team. She has a passion for remedial health and wellness and thereby uses a holistic approach in her treatment.  She specializes in but is not limited to, Sports Therapy, Pre & Post Natal Massage, Deep Tissue, Pain Management, Dynamic Cupping, Geriatrics, Swedish, TMJ, Trigger Point, and Myofascial Release (MFR). Andrea also has basic knowledge in American Sign Language (ASL) and can provide treatment for persons with hearing impairment and welcome them into a fantastic massage experience.

In her spare time, Andrea loves to play tennis and engage in anything outdoors. She loves her family and hopes to one day travel the world!

Similar Style To: Bo Thawatbundit

Anita Espanol

Joined Team: April 2021

Specialties: Assissted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Postural, Pre/Postnatal, Medium Pressure, Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage

Certified Modalities: Maternity Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Anita was born and raised in The Philippines, where she was a Registered Midwife. She then studied Medical Office Assisting at Trios College in Toronto, and then worked as an Ob/Gyn Clinical Assistant for over 4 years. Anita has since completed the 2200-hour Massage Therapy program at MaKami College; she is a licensed Practitioner of The CMRA and is working toward her 3000 hours.

Working in the medical field has kept Anita helping others attain their optimal health and live a more productive life. She believes that massage therapy combined with stretching is essential in restoring any postural dysfunction and body pain. She is very keen on educating her clients for a more effective and successful treatment. Anita focuses on treating the root cause rather than just signs and symptoms. Having a thorough Orthopedic assessment, implementing effective massage techniques, developing treatment plans, and giving her clients therapeutic exercises is the best package of care she can provide.

Anita is open to every opportunity to enhance her growth and development and is eager to expand her horizon through continuing education. Anita loves reading books outside of work, listening to music while taking a walk or jogging to maintain a balanced healthy lifestyle.

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Beatrix Krapecz

Joined Team: December 2015

Specialties: Therapeutic, Relaxation, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Orthopedic Massage

Certified Modalities: Maternity Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Beatrix has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for over four years. In 2015, she graduated from the Makami College 3000 hours training program, and she is an insured member of the Certified Massage Therapy association (CRMTA). 

Massage Therapy has given her the perfect medium to support people in their healing process and improve their well-being. She is passionate about her work and adapts her therapy treatments specific to the needs of her clients. 

Beatrix is from Hungary and speaks fluent Hungarian. When not at work, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and spending quality time with her dog and friends.

Similar Style To: Anita Espanol, Janai Jackie

Bo Thawatbundit

Joined Team: February 2017

Specialties: Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Sport, Trigger Point, Thai, Swedish Massage

Certified Modalities: Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Bo graduated from CMMOAT in 2017 as a Registered Massage Therapist with a 2,200-hour diploma. She has a keen interest in anatomy, physiology, and rehabilitation from illness and injury. Bo’s passion is to help her clients to feel better after treatment.

Similar Style To: Grace Wang

Brianne Blaikie (On Leave)

Joined Team: April 2017

Specialties: Maternity Massage, Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Foot & Hand Massage 

Certified Modalities: Maternity Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Brianne attended the Massage Therapy 2200 Hour Diploma Program through Mount Royal University from September 2010 to June 2012. She started her massage journey nine years ago in 2011, between the first and second year of school. The idea was to be prepped and ready for the real world upon completion of her 2200 hours. A career in massage therapy chose her. She always loved the anatomy and biology of the human body, so this career path was intriguing. Brianne loves to provide relaxing and therapeutic massages and incorporates gentle stretching where needed, offering a deeper muscular relaxation without using large amounts of pressure. Her true love of massage is providing massage for new and expecting mothers; the female body endures so much during pregnancy. As a mother herself, she can sympathize with the muscle changes that occur through all stages of pregnancy and post-pregnancy. From Relaxing sore, achy muscles to providing at-home stretches, massage is very beneficial for both new and expecting mothers adjusting to their changing bodies.

Similar Style To: Irene Robinson, Natasha Matheson, Francis Sequeira, Magiyony Garcia

Chaiyan Koolsak

Joined Team: November 2012

Specialties: Thai, Sports, Deep Tissue, Assisted Stretching 

Certified Modalities: Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Chaiyan is originally from Thailand and moved to Canada in 2007. In 2012 he decided Calgary is where he wanted to call home as he loves the city. He studied massage in Thailand from a few masters, but he didn’t think of massage as a career until he moved here. He went to Medix School in Kitchener, graduating from their two-year program in 2011.

Massage Heights was the first company that he started to work as an RMT for in 2012. He has also worked in different clinics and spas, but Massage Heights is where he feels the most comfortable. His treatments are a mix of Thai and Western Massage.

Similar Style To: Sean Kim

Patrick Hamilton

Joined Team: October 2021

Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, TMJ, Trigger Point Therapy, Soft Tissue Release, Reiki, Deep Tissue, Medium Therapeutic, Pre/Postnatal, Postural, Relaxation, Swedish Massage

Certified Modalities: Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage 

After about 7 years of being in construction, Patrick began receiving massage treatments due to injuries he endured from work. A couple more years went by, and he knew it was time for a career change. Having always wanted to help people, he said to himself, “If I could only help people like my Massage Therapist helped me.” So in Moay of 2017 he enrolled at Makami College. 

Patrick specializes in Swedish and Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques, as well as home care and therapeutic exercises to help with posture correction and encouraging lifestyle changes.

Patrick is very passionate about music. In his free time he enjoys writing, playing guitar, singing, listening to music, and attending concerts of his favorite musicians. He has played many ‘Open Mics’, written his own songs, attended nearly 70 concerts, and dreams of one day recording his own album. Some of the most memorable rock shows he has been to were Foo Fighters, Metallica, Black Sabbath, City and Colour, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Miller Band, Tool, and The Smashing Pumpkins, just to name a few.

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Fabien MacDonnell

Joined Team: June 2015

Specialties: Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release (MFR), Myofascial Decompression

Certified Modalities: Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Raised in Cape Breton, NS, Fabien completed his massage therapy training at ITC Northumberland College in Halifax. He graduated in June of 2014 and has worked in both a spa and clinical setting before deciding that Massage Heights was the right fit. Because he played many sports growing up and coaching basketball in England after high school, he initially pursued a career in massage to work with athletes. His direction has since changed; Fabien now expresses a strong passion for helping clients live a more pain-free life. To achieve a greater degree of knowledge and skill in manual therapy, Fabien is studying to become a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. His hobbies include running, weight training, reading, chess, drawing, and plant-based cooking.

Similar Style To: Mo Jaziri

Francis Sequeira (On Leave)

Joined Team: February 2019

Specialties: Swedish, Pre/Postnatal, Adolescent Massage

Certified Modalities: Maternity Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Francis completed the 3000 of Registered Massage Therapy training at Makami College in Calgary. She is passionate about helping clients achieve a healthier lifestyle through massage. Her treatment style combines therapeutic and relaxation techniques allowing clients to feel relaxed and “worked on” simultaneously. Francis believes that both hot stones and the Swedish massage technique are great options for helping with stress reduction, relaxation, and insomnia issues. Francis’ massage style can be an excellent option for someone who is not fond of the heavier bodywork and pressure of deep tissue massage.

Similar Style To: Antia Espanol, Brianne Blaikie, Leslie Ruelan

Grace Wang

Joined Team: September 2014

Specialties: Relaxation, Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Foot Reflexology

Certified Modalities: Maternity Massage, Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Grace is a Registered Massage Therapist (3000 hrs) and has been with Massage Heights for six years. She is a well-rounded therapist. She is excellent at relaxation and therapeutic massages for stress, fatigue, headaches, neck and back pain.

Similar Style To: Bo Thawatbundit, Jar Prasertsri, Leslie Ruelan

Irene Robinson (On Leave)

Joined Team: December 2019

Specialties: Relaxation massage, Lymphatic Drainage 

Certified Modalities: Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

In 2016, Irene attended Makami College in Calgary for the two-year, 3000-hour Massage Therapy training. Upon completing the program in 2018, she received her diploma and happily graduated alongside her classmates. Irene’s first exposure to massage therapy was in grade 7. After Experiencing Lower back pain that would prevent her from participating in physical education, she was referred to a massage therapist. Upon visiting her therapist regularly and following all home-care instructions, she was able to rejoin her classmates in physical education the following year! Irene wishes to share the same healing that she experienced with her clients. As a result, she specializes in working on upper and lower pain as well as the neck. 

As someone who enjoys playing video games, Irene understands the body mechanics involved; be it console, PC, or mobile games, the muscles engaged can differ. Irene is always more than happy to talk about proper body mechanics during gaming, ways to prevent pain caused by prolonged gaming, and of course, is willing to exchange any gaming tips.

Similar Style To: Brianne Blaikie, Leslie Ruelan, Natasha Matheson

Janai Jackie

Joined Team: June 2017

Specialties: Cross-fiber Friction, Myofascial Release, TMJ, Tendonitis, Trigger Point Therapy, Postural, Pre/Postnatal, Relaxation, Swedish, Medium Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Janai graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in 2017 and has been practicing at Massage Heights ever since. Janai previously worked at the Crowfoot location for over three years until recently relocating to the Beltline location to be closer to home.

Janai was inspired to become a massage therapist after experiencing the healing power of massage for TMJ dysfunction and related tension headaches.

Janai is passionate about educating clients regarding posture and body mechanics to maximize the positive effects of massage both during the treatment and beyond. Janai is known for her top specialties techniques in tension headaches, postural therapy, and prenatal massage.

Similar Style To: Beatrix Krapecz

Jar Prasertsri

Joined Team: January 2016

Specialties: Trigger Point Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Relaxation Massage

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Jar attended the 2,200-hour Massage Therapy Program at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Calgary and graduated in 2015. Among other specialties, Jar practices Thai Massage, an ancient healing practice that combines acupressure along the meridians. She has also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture at the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.   

Jar moved to Canada in 2011 and is very personable and friendly. Her principles of maintaining wellness are practicing yoga, meditation, correct breathing, proper diet, and regular exercise. To Jar, these are predominant factors of enhancing and balancing the body physically, mentally, and emotionally. As a result of past struggles with chronic back pain, Jar has found a passion for treating lower back pain and sciatica.

Similar Style To: Leslie Ruelan, Bo Thawatbundit

Leslie Ruelan

Joined Team: November 2017

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Thai Yoga, Sports, Swedish, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Leslie graduated from ABM College in 2017, where she gained intensive training on both theoretical and hands-on experience. With almost three years of experience in spa and clinic environments, she is grateful to be a massage therapist who can help others by relieving their stress, pain, and injuries. Her goal as an RMT is to improve the well-being of her clients through therapeutic massage. 

Similar Style To: Taylor Morgan

Magiyony Garcia

Joined Team: February 2019

Specialties:  Deep Tissue Massage, Soft Tissue Injuries, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Medium Therapeutic Massage, Adolescent Massage

Certified Modalities: Maternity Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Magi studied to become a Registered Massage Therapist at Makami College through their 3000 hours program. Before coming to Canada and studying Massage Therapy, she spent her life as a Doctor in Cuba.  Her passion is helping those who suffer from muscle pain, tension, stress, and insomnia.

She began her Massage Therapy career at Massage Heights in early 2019, and she is so grateful for the support and guidance of my colleagues. Magi has three daughters, 2 of which still live in Cuba and 1 in Calgary with her.

Similar Style To:  Leslie Ruelan, Chaiyan Koolsak, Beatrix Krapecz, Mo Jaziri

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Mo Jaziri

Joined Team on: February 2017

Specialties:  Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release, Relaxation Massage, Low Back Injury Rehabilitation, Pregnancy Massage, Orthopedic Massage

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Mohamed Jaziri (you can call him Mo) graduated from Makami College in 2017 and has been a member of the CRMTA since. Mo also has a background in Physical Education instruction and Soccer training. 

Mo’s primary goal is to provide customized treatment that promptly and effectively resolves the client’s specific concerns and ailments. His interest lies in helping people relax and recover from pain and restriction caused by postural strain, injury, and accidents. He provides customized treatment plans and offers stretches and strength exercises when necessary. Mo believes there are many roads to recovery and maintenance, and he enjoys working with other health care professionals to provide his clients with an exceptional health care journey.

When Mo isn’t at work, he is likely enjoying new adventures with his “little princesses” (daughters) and playing his favorite sport, soccer. 

Similar Style To: Nathan Merritt, Fabien MacDonnell

Natasha Matheson

Joined Team: June 2020

Specialties: Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Natasha spent six years backpacking across Canada, and through her experiences, found her passion for massage. She started her massage training at CDI College in 2016, completed 2400hrs, and has clinical experience dating back to February of 2017. In 2018 she continued her education through a Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant course. Natasha believes this has broadened her abilities as a therapist and will use this education to provide the best care possible to her clients. Through her education, Natasha has found progressive rehabilitative components to her treatments by starting with lighter relaxation techniques leading into a deeper, more therapeutic aspect of the treatment.

Natasha is extremely patient and welcoming for clients with high anxiety, high stress and clients with conditions like fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. She works hard to make sure her clients feel safe and heard at all times.

Similar Style To: Brianne Blaikie, Irene Robinson, Leslie Ruelan, Francis Sequeira

Nathan Merritt

Joined Team: April 2021

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Stretching, Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

Certified Modalities: Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Nate completed his Massage Therapist education and training in October of 2016. In school, he excelled quickly with pre/post-exercise and sports treatments. Nate became involved in high-level sports such as hockey, track and field, basketball, volleyball, and golf at a very young age. In the treatment room, Nate strongly believes in emitting positive, relaxed energy to assist in healing the body and mind.

 Nate pursued a career in Massage Therapy because of a personal experience while competing in an extreme sporting event (Red Bull Crashed Ice) in Montreal.  

“Within a 30-minute treatment, I went from being extremely tense, uncomfortable with a diminished ability to breathe properly, to feeling better than I had in weeks and ready to tackle my event!” 

The benefits that massage can offer when proper knowledge and attention to detail are applied to each body region is just one thing Nate loves about his profession.

Aside from massage therapy, Nate enjoys a minimalistic, experience-based lifestyle filled with long road trips, hiking, and camping. DIY projects take up a lot of his spare time as well, and sorry Albertans, he’s a Leaf’s fan.

Similar Style To: Sean Kim

Sean Kim

Joined Team: July 2020

Specialties: Sports Massage, Therapeutic Treatment, Deep Tissue Techniques

Certified Modalities: Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Sean finished International University of Kinesiology, and later graduated from Mount Royal University in July, 2018. He spent 6 years in exercise therapy and coaching multiple sports teams. Sean likes incorporating post massage stretching to his treatments.

Outside of work, Sean loves being active whether it be in the gym or outdoors.

Similar Style To: Chaiyan Koolsak, Nathan Merritt

Taylor Morgan

Joined Team: October 2017

Specialties: Pin and Stretch, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Taylor has always been passionate about helping others, which is one of the many reasons she became a Registered Massage Therapist. Taylor completed her 2400 hours of training at CDI College and since then has completed a Rehabilitative Therapy course which went more in detail on various conditions and how to treat them with exercise. 

Taylor’s mix of deep tissue techniques (including, but not limited to: pin and stretch, PNF, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and joint mobilization) along with traditional Swedish relaxation massage makes for an effective yet soothing treatment. 

Taylor is more than willing to share exercises, stretches, and tips that pertain to her client’s therapeutic needs. She fully believes that what a client does off the massage table is just as important as the treatment itself.

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