Signal Hill Massage Therapists

Adam Vestrum

Adam Debesu

Becky Robertson

Joined Team: December 2017

Specialties: Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, Swedish, Prenatal, Medium Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Becky graduated as an RMT in 2017. She loves being a Massage Therapist because she enjoys the one on one aspect of helping people live pain free.

Becky enjoys being outside in the garden, hiking and reading in her hammock.

Similar Style To: Natalya Stanger, Maida Neira

Brett Tanaka

Joined Team: October 2010

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Injury Related Treatments

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

Brett went to Mount Royal when it was still a college and not a university and graduated in 2008. He has been working as an RMT for 11 years, with 10 of those years being spent at Massage Heights and working at a chiropractor’s office. Brett went into massage therapy because he is more of a one-on-one type person and couldn’t see himself working at an office staring at a computer screen every day. He prefers to do therapeutic type massages that help treat people with certain issues/injuries that are affecting them. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his dog, watching movies and going around to food trucks when the weather is nice to try different foods.

Similar Style To: Tristan Brodacki, Ramey Bartels, Emer Phelan

David Kung

Joined Team: December 2010

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Relaxation Massage, Cyriax Friction

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

David has completed and graduated from both the Massage Therapy Program and Acupressure Therapy Program at Mount Royal University in December 2010.  He is accepted and approved by all insurance companies in Alberta. His goal with massage is to help people have a higher quality and pain free life.  In order to improve his skills and achieve his goal, he has dedicated himself by continuing education.  He has learned to use different tools to provide a better service to his clients by using Hot Stones and Silicone (Dynamic) Cupping, which allow him to use heat or suction to increase the depth of the treatment providing better results.

Delaida Burns

Joined Team: December 2020

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

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

Delaida has been a Massage Therapist for more than 30 years.  Massage her my passion: I am pleased to help others overcome pain or simply provide relaxation. She deeply understands the value of massage compared to other physical treatments as she has had a great deal of experience seeing it work near miracles for people. 

Delaida can effectively apply various massage techniques such as Swedish, Thai, and sports massage. She also enjoys providing relaxation massage and loves the opportunity to treat her guests with Reflexology

In her free time, she loves to spend time in nature; taking long walks and hiking near the mountains.

Develyn Santos

Joined Team: October 2020

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

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

Develyn graduated from Makami College and  enjoys her career in Massage Therapy because she likes helping relieve people of their pain so that they may live pain free. One of her specialties is deep relaxation treatments;  she likes to focus on specific areas where guests are feeling tension and help to relieve stress from that area.

Develyn loves when a guest leaves their treatment feeling very relaxed and feels that she was able to help them with their specified concern. “I love that my guests appreciate all the hard work I put into my treatments.”

Develyns’ hobbies include hiking, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Similar Style To: Lilian Li, Kannika Pongmanachai

Emer Phelan

Joined Team: 2014

Specialties:  Reflexology, Indian Head massage, Dynamic cupping, Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage

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

Emer has been a therapist with Massage Heights for six years. She has a background in Physical Therapy from Ireland and has 15 years of experience as a Massage Therapist. 

Emer regularly works with clients and the rest of their healthcare professional team, e.g., Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Personal Trainers, to devise treatment plans that will complement her client’s other healthcare treatments. Emer is the Lead Therapist at our Signal Hill location and is an Elevated Therapist.

Ji-Sun Sim

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Kannika Pongmanachai

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Kenelle Wods

Joined Team: November 2019

Specialties: Sport, Pre/Postnatal Massage, Therapeutic Exercises, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy

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

Kenelle is originally from the Caribbean but relocated to Canada in 2014. She is a recent graduate of the MaKami College 3000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program. Since being diagnosed with structural scoliosis at the age of 13, she suffered from chronic pain with no treatment. She realized that she needed to have a career that would keep her active and help with the development of good body mechanics. After receiving her first massage she felt like a brand new person, and she wanted to reciprocate that same feeling to others.

Kenelle describes her style as personalized, firm and flowing, combining Swedish and Deep tissue techniques to provide effective treatments. Her goal for every client is to alleviate tension and pain, increase mobility and help generate healing and relaxation. Every treatment is tailored to the client’s specific needs, while educating them on the benefits of making massage therapy a part of their lifestyle and through encouraging consistent selfcare.

Besides work, Kenelle finds joy in doing outdoor sports, traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.

Maida Neira

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Mei Dong

Joined Team: November 2017

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

Mei graduated from Turner Institute in 2015 where she completed a Diploma in Orthopedic Massage. She decided to enter this industry to help those suffering from pain and injuries beyond their own control. She finds fulfillment in being able to provide exceptional service and the ability to help those around me. This diploma was a great opportunity for her to develop new skills while still being able to give back to the community.

Natalya Stanger

Joined Team: March 2018

Specialties: Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release

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

Natalya graduated from MaKami College in December 2017. She reached her 2200 hour certification in August 2017. She got into massage because she had an interest in anatomy and wanted to help people.

Similar Style To: Tristan Brodacki, Richard Penny, Becky Robertson

Ramey Bartels

Joined Team: October 2014

Specialties: Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy

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

Ramey moved to Calgary in early 2014 after studying Massage Therapy at OVCMT in Vernon, BC. Prior to Massage Therapy, he studied Political Science, Criminology, and Philosophy, with an intention to enter the field of Law. 

When he is not at work, he enjoys baseball, various games, and spending time with his wife.  

Similar Style To: Tristan Brodacki (Swedish), Emer Phelan (Neuromuscular Therapy)

Richard Penny

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Solange Kakudji

Joined Team: May 2017

Specialties: Myofascial Release, TMJ, Trigger Point Therapy, Relaxation, Swedish, Prenatal, Medium Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

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

Solange specializes in trigger point therapy and pain release in the neck, shoulder, and sciatic region and treatment for chronic migraine release.

Solange focuses trigger point release predominantly in the upper body: shoulder, neck, occipital region, and trapezius. 

Similar Style To: Richard Penny, Maida Neira, Adam Vestrum

Tristan Brodacki

Joined Team: 

Specialties: Deep Tissue Massage, Medium Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Release

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

Tristan attended MaKami College in Calgary and graduated in 2017. He worked for a Physiotherapy and 2 Chiropractic clinics before starting at Massage Heights. Tristan got into massage therapy because as a child, he and his family were in an automobile accident; although the accident itself was minor, he had to go through Physio and Massage treatments, which introduced his to the world of Massage. Since, Tristan has been focused on helping as many people as possible get over injuries or chronic ailments. 

Tristan enjoys working on back and shoulder regions, as these are trouble areas for many individuals. Even though these may be favored treatment areas for Tristan, he is capable of providing effective treatments for any problem areas such as hips, forearms or legs, etc.

Similar Style To: Emer Phelan (Deep Tissue), Brett Tanaka (Deep Tissue), Natalya Stanger (Therapeutic), Ramey Bartels (Therapeutic)

Xiangli Li

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Yuliya Kurilo

Joined Team: 2017

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

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

Yuliya  is a Registered Massage Therapist holding a 2200-hour diploma from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, CMMOTA member. She has experience working in both clinical and spa-like settings.

Her scope of practice includes: therapeutic, deep tissue, Swedish relaxation massage and trigger-point therapy. Yuliya looks carefully at the cause and effect of an injury, tension, weakness and muscle pain and adjusts massage treatment plans according to each individual condition to get her clients back to their daily activities.

Her work can benefit the lower back, neck, shoulders, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, individuals with tension headaches, as well as anyone looking for overall body maintenance.

Similar Style To: Emer Phelan