Emerald Hills Massage Therapists

Brittney Smith

Joined Team: June 2022

Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Medium Theraputic, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Swedish Massage, TMJ, Trigger Point Therapy, Manual Osteopathic Therapy. 

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

Brittney graduated from CDI College in November of 2019 with 2450 hours of Massage Therapy training. She always wanted to be a healer and chose Massage Therapy as her career because she wanted to help individuals like herself overcome the obstacles of their chronic pain and rejuvenate their bodies to continue doing the things they love without their pain holding them back. Brittney is a treatment based therapist, specialising in deep tissue massage. Brittney enjoys customising each of her treatment plans to meet the needs of each of her individual clients addressing their unique concerns and goals. Brittney prides herself on being an inclusive therapist, she is LGBTQ+ friendly. In February of 2020, she decided to further her education and pursued Manual Osteopathic Therapy (MOT) training. She successfully completed her program of March of 2021. When she is not in the clinic, Brittney enjoys spending time with her fiance and two cats. She and her fiance are avid outdoorists who enjoy camping, hiking, exploring quiet mountain towns, and reconnecting with the forest and the mountains in their off time.

Similar Style To: Samantha Bouchard.

Chantay Brown

Joined Team: May 2021

Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Relaxation, Swedish, Postural, Medium Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

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

​​Chantay went to Makami College and graduated in April 2019 and joins us with 2 years of experience in the Massage Therapy industry. Chantay is attracted to the natural healing of massage through learning and practice; she has become passionate about helping others in ways that make them feel physically healthier and stronger. Chantay specializes in relaxation and deep tissue techniques.

One of her most successful hobbies has been painting; she spends her free time commissioning art. Outside of work, Chantay is interested in music, food, and physical health.

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David Rybie

Joined Team: August 2018

Specialties: Cupping, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Maternity Massage

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

David graduated from CDI College in 2018. Upon graduating, he began working as a Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist for the Edmonton Prospects baseball team.

David pursued a career in Massage Therapy to help students at the Martial Arts Dojo that he taught at in Gibbons, Alberta.

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Gaurav Lakhanpal

Joined Team: January 2021

Specialties: Orthopedic Techniques, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, Nerve Mobilization, Neuromuscular Stretching (lengthen and soften the muscles and ligaments to permit better ROM of affected joints)

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

Gaurav has worked as a Registered Massage Therapist in Orthopedic Massage and is a Member of the Natural Health practitioners of Canada. Gaurav started his career as an Alternative Therapist in 2002 in India.

In his Alternative Therapeutic practice, he draws upon healing techniques such as Sujok Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology, Meridianology, Shiatsu, Magnet Therapy, Reiki, Ayurveda treatments, and yogic massage. He now combines his past knowledge and practices with his Massage Therapy education to help guests overcome arthritis, cervical pain, vertigo, disc issues, shoulder dislocation, sciatica pain, and muscle pain from acute injury or chronic issues.

Similar Style To: Ronaldo Dino

Jessica Silva

Joined Team: February 2022

Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Deep Tissue, Medium Therapeutic, Myofascial Release, Orthopedic Massage, Prenatal, Postnatal, Rehabilitation, Relaxation, Soft Tissue Release, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy

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

Jessica graduated from Makami College in 2012; she entered into the Massage Therapy industry to help others heal. In February 2018 Jessica completed a Thai Massage course in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She likes to incorporate these learned stretches and techniques into her massage sessions as a blend of East and West treatments for the clients benefit.

Jessica also heals herself by staying active on her bicycle, meditating and growing an indoor garden. She loves to read and expand her mind to continue learning. 

“I specifically enjoy reading about topics on brain and heart coherence and quantum consciousness. If you are reading this right now, I’d highly recommend “You are the Placebo” by Dr Joe Dispenza!”

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Katey Pospisil

Joined Team: July 2021

Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Soft Tissue Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Relaxation, Swedish, Postural, Prenatal, Orthopedic, Medium Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

Certified Modalities: Foot Scrub, Face Massage

Katey is a 3000 hour Makami College graduate who received her diploma in 2019. She has dedicated her learning to the human body and helping others with their pain and inflammation. She is someone who has dealt with chronic pain throughout her life and understands the impact it can have on a person. While looking for relief for herself she found massage therapy to be one of the most pain relieving therapies, and with this alleviation came her curiosity, and drive, to help others struggling with pain.  

She loves interacting with people and keeps her curiosity continuing everyday with every massage, everyone’s body is so different and fascinating. When Katey isn’t reading about the body and it’s incredible ability to function (or not), she’s doing anything artistic, like painting, drawing, sewing, dancing, and creating fun outfits! 

Her favorite areas to massage are the head, neck, and shoulders, with special attention to trigger point and Myofascial release, as well as providing supporting stretches to offer clients a unique and customized recovery.

Similar Style To: Samantha Bouchard, Twinkledeep Chahal

Michelle Jarata

Joined Team: March 2021

Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Cross-fiber Friction, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, Swedish, Pre/Postnatal, Medium Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Passionate about people’s wellness, Michelle completed her education and obtained her 3000-hr Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy from Makami College in Edmonton, Alberta, and is a member of the Certified Registered Massage Therapist in Alberta (CRMTA). She is adept in manipulating soft tissue using different techniques like Swedish, deep tissue, advanced myofascial and lymphatic Massage, hot stone and cupping therapy, and Myofascial stretches. Michelle is knowledgeable in reducing stress and anxiety and is dedicated to helping others by treating muscle stiffness, soreness, pain, and various other issues.

Michelle is originally from the Philippines and proudly Filipino. She is a hard-working single mother of twin boys and loves spending time with her kids, driving with their friends, eating in the park. Michelle also loves cooking, especially her native dishes.

Similar Style To: Ronaldo Dino

Ronaldo Dino

Joined Team

Specialties: Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Stretching, Joint Mobilization

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

Ron graduated from Makami College with 3000 hours in Advanced Massage Therapy in 2017. With intuitive touch and an infectious smile, Ron has been improving the quality of wellness in his clients for nearly 5 years. Ron’s great respect for the medicinal benefits of massage combined with his compassion for others, and intuition for healing, create a unique therapeutic balance. He’s not afraid to learn new things or look outside the box to provide patients with the best long-lasting results.

When he’s not at work, you’ll find him spending time at the gym, watching movies, taking care of his plants, or napping. Ron is originally from the Philippines but has lived here in Sherwood Park and has for almost 14 years.

Similar Style To: Gaurav Lakhanpal

Samantha Bouchard

Joined Team: June 2020

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

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

Sam graduated from MaKami College with a 3000-hr diploma in June of 2020 and has 4 full years of experience in the industry. She started at Makami right out of high school to deepen her understanding of human bodily functions and help family members suffering from chronic pain. She was drawn to the profession because she likes to make others feel good inside and out; “massage allows me to do just that while helping resolve any aches, pains, and injuries!” 

Sam loves meeting new people and learning new things about the human body. She is always ready for feedback from her clients and fellow therapists to make her treatment plans as detailed and personalized to each guest as possible. Her favorite technique is Trigger Point Therapy, and modality is hot stone therapy; she finds they help relax the mind and the muscle effectively and at the same time.

When she isn’t working, Sam enjoys walking around the River Valley, finding new places to hike with friends, and watching movies (The Breakfast Club is her all-time fave). She also loves food and is an animal lover/cat mom; if you have pets of your own, she’d love to see photos.

Similar Style To: Michelle Jarata, Twinkledeep Chahal

Twinkledeep Kaur

Joined Team: April 2019

Specialties: Relaxation, Medium Therapeutic Massage

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

All her life, Twinkledeep has wanted to help people. Massage therapy has opened an opportunity for her. After graduating from MacEwan University’s 2200 hour advanced clinical massage therapy program, she has helped clients with a wide variety of goals and health conditions.

Twinkledeep offers Relaxation, Therapeutic massage, hot stone therapy, and dynamic cupping.  Her primary focus is on the needs of her clients, giving them home care and educating them on how to help maintain a less painful body. Her goal is to expand the massage modalities she offers and gain more knowledge to help those who need it.

Similar Style To: Samantha Bouchard, Michelle Jarata