CURRENTS OF WINDERMERE MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Brian Komlance

Joined Team: January 2020

Specialties: Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Relaxation, Medium Therapeutic, Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Brian grew up in Southern California and moved to Alberta in 2001 to be with his wife from the Edmonton area. He attended Makami College and completed the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program in December 2020. 

Through his work as a Massage Therapist, Brian loves being able to help clients feel better, be in less pain, and have a better quality of life. He also loves continually learning by taking new courses. Brian will be taking the dynamic cupping course in June 2021. 

Brian and his wife have 4 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 2 Chihuahuas named Rosey and Lexi, a puppy named Misti, a Doxi/Shitzu mix, and a crazy cat named Lunar. When not working, Brian loves to spend as much time as possible with his family on the deck, sitting by the fire, or at the lake camping.

Similar Style To: Wai Chan, Denise Ferrance, Darrell Bigelow

Blair Hawkey

Joined Team: November 2020

Specialties: Cross-fiber Friction, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Relaxation, Medium Therapeutic, Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Blair is a born and raised Alberta boy who found a passion for massage therapy. Blair enjoys every day that he is working and helping guests achieve a better quality of life through massage treatments. 

Outside of his career, Blair is a father of 2 young boys to who he attributes his motivation to pursue his career in massage therapy. Blair is also an avid sports enthusiast and loves both playing and watching golf, hockey and curling.

Similar Style To: Cecilia Batu, Toby Nelson

Carla Santos

Joined Team: March 2016

Specialties: Assissted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, Medium Therapeutic, Swedish Massage

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

Carla graduated from Makami College in 2016, bringing five years of industry experience. Carla was drawn to a career in massage therapy because she loves helping others achieve their optimal wellness through treatments; her favorite technique to incorporate in her sessions is dynamic cupping.

Carla also appreciates the flexibility that her career has brought to her lifestyle. Outside of work, Carla enjoys jigsaw puzzles, baking, travel, and watching anime and dramas.

Similar Style To: Carolina Baniqued, Jasmin Castilla, Hector Rubio

Carolina Baniqued

Joined Team: February 2017

Specialties: Therapeutic, Swedish Massage

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

Carolina was a registered nurse in Asia. She came to Canada to become a Registered Massage Therapist, graduating from Makami College in 2017. Carolina pursued Massage Therapy to serve and help others by providing her clients with comfort and solace. Her goal is always to relieve pain and offer maximal relaxation. 

Carolina spends much of her time working but enjoys cooking Asian cuisine and exercising during her free time. Whenever she gets a chance, Carolina loves going to the beach or lake and watching the sunset. Carolina is also a big NBA fan so you can catch her watching basketball too!

Similar Style To: Carla Santos, Toby Nelson

Cecilia Batu

Joined Team: March 2018

Specialties: Assissted Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Since childhood, Cecilia knew she wanted to become a Massage Therapist. She remembers her parents struggling with chronic back pain, so she would always practice massage on them. 

Cecilia came to Edmonton from the Philippines and attended Makami College, where she graduated in 2018. Cecilia is passionate about massage and likes taking the time to educate her clients on the preventative benefits such as pain relief/management of regular massage. Cecilia believes massage therapy is like a vitamin for our muscles!

Similar Style To: Darrell Bigelow, Carolina Baniqued

Darrell Bigelow

Joined Team: August 2016

Specialties: Prenatal, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Darrell graduated from L’Institut Kiné-Concept (IKC), in Ottawa, Ontario, in 2005.  After graduation, he passed his Ontario Provincial examinations, becoming a Registered Massage Therapist and a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. 

Darrell moved to Alberta in 2010 to live closer to his family and became a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, where he currently holds his RMT status, and has been working in the massage industry for 15+ years. While Darrell is happy to provide clients with a relaxing massage, he also enjoys deep tissue work and providing a path to healing in sub-acute or chronic stages of injury or physiology.

In his spare time, Darrell enjoys researching new information to help his clients achieve their goals sooner and often gets caught up in good books like “Complete Anatomy,” “Pathophysiology,” and “The Altered States of Neurological Deficiencies.” 

Similar Style To: Justin Guerette, Wai Chan (Deep Tissue)

Denise Ferrance

Joined Team: June 2020

Bio Coming Soon…

Hector Rubio

Joined Team: August 2019

Specialties: Muscle Stripping, Therapeutic Techniques, Swedish, Medium Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Hector was born in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Columbia. He moved to Canada in search of better opportunities for his family. Hector started working in the construction industry but realized that the industry lacked aspects of social interaction that he would enjoy in a work setting.

Hector wanted to find a way to contribute to other people and their well-being. Thus, he decided to enroll at Makami College to become an RMT, where he graduated from the 3000-hour advanced program in August 2019. Hector hopes to continue impacting as many people as possible by furthering his skill set through continuing education, such as training seminars and conferences throughout his career.

Similar Style To: Denise Ferrance, Toby Nelson

Jasmin Castilla

Joined Team: July 2017

Specialties: Assissted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, Relaxation, Medium Therapeutic, Swedish, Pre/Postnatal Massage

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

Jasmin Castilla graduated from Makami College and has been working as a massage therapist for 4 years.

Jasmin became a massage therapist to help people. She loves to take the extra time with her guests to personalize each treatment; she is passionate about making sure her guests leave more relaxed than they come in! Her specialty lies in migraine relief and relaxation, where she likes to incorporate techniques such as hot stone therapy and face massage. 

In her spare time, Jasmin enjoys running, yoga, and dancing.

Similar Style To: Carla Santos, Carolina Baniqued, Hector Rubio

Justin Guerette

Joined Team: October 2016

Specialties: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Intra-Oral Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Maternity, Sports, Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Justin became a Registered Massage Therapist because he felt it was his best opportunity to help others manage their pain and improve their quality of daily living. Justin graduated from CDI College in 2016 and joined Massage Heights shortly after. Justin enjoys providing relief from pain and discomfort for his clients and entertaining his co-workers with a joke and a good laugh. 

Justin finds nothing more satisfying than having a client leave a massage session feeling better than when they walked in.

Similar Style To: Darrell Bigelow, Shawna MacDonell

Nanako Kikuchi

Joined Team: December 2020

Bio Coming Soon…

Rajvinder Kaur

Joined Team: September 2019

Specialties: Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Sport, Pre/Postnatal, Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Rajvinder received her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in India but wanted to train more in a hands-on technique, so she moved from Chandigarh, India, in August of 2017 to pursue education. She chose Massage Therapy because of her passion for meeting new people. Since working for Massage Heights, she has become one of our Team Lead Therapists. 

Rajvinder considers herself an extrovert and finds her career in Massage Therapy hugely satisfying, as she can help clients feel better so they can carry out daily activities, feeling great.

Similar Style To: Carla Santos, Shawna MacDonell, Justin Guerette

Shawna MacDonell

Joined Team: November 2019

Specialties: Neck, Shoulder, Back Pain, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage 

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

Shawna has always had a passion for Massage Therapy; she recalls massaging her family members as a child. Shawna graduated from Makami College in 2017. She made the decision to leap professionally into Massage Therapy because her Fiancé suffers from an auto-immune disorder that causes a great deal of pain. Shawna strives to help as many people as possible to feel and live better. She believes that being body conscious is the key to working with muscles.

Similar Style To: Denise Ferrance, Rajvinder Kaur, Justin Guerette

Sheila Quinoveva

Joined Team: January 2017

Specialties: Relaxation, Medium Therapeutic, Pre/Postnatal, Swedish, Advanced Orthopedic Massage 

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

Sheila earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in the Philippines.  After moving to Canada, in order to continue her profession, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse authorized in Advanced Foot Care. Sheila cultivated a passion for helping people which translated into her becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. Sheila wanted to be able to touch the lives of her clients dealing with pain and stress.

She graduated from the South Edmonton School of Massage Therapy with a 2200-hour program in June of 2017.  She has been in this industry for more than four years and has been an active member of NHPC since January 2017.

Similar Style To: Cecilia Batu, Nanako Kikuchi, Toby Nelson

Toby Nelson

Joined Team: August 2019

Bio Coming Soon…

Wai Chan

Joined Team: April 2015


Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Relaxation Techniques, Swedish, Prenatal, Deep Tissue Massage


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

Wai graduated from the 3000-hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at Makami College in 2016. She became a Massage Therapist because her husband loves massage, so she thought, what better way to help her family be more relaxed than to become one!

Wai loves meeting new people and is passionate about providing her clients with the ultimate relaxation experience. She has a balanced approach to her technique, where she uses various modalities to relax and mobilize the muscle.

Similar Style To: Carla Santos (Medium Pressure), Brian Komlance (Deep Tissue)