Signal Hill Massage Therapists

Aaron Vestrum

Joined Team: January 2012

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

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

Aaron has been practicing massage for over a decade. He got into the industry because of his fascination with human anatomy and physiology. Aaron is currently planning on going back to school for nursing so that he can continue pursuing that knowledge.

Aaron specializes in assisted stretching, Orthopedic massage and assessments, and dynamic cupping

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Aron Ginn

Joined Team: August 2018

Specialties: Cross-fiber Friction, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Medium Therapeutic, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Postnatal, Rapid Neurofascial Release, Rehabilitation, Relaxation, Swedish Massage, TMJ, Trigger Point Therapy

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

Aron is one of Massage Heights Elevated Massage Therapists. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Lethbridge College in 2010. She has been with Massage Heights since August 2018. In 2020 she spent a year covering maternity leave as the Director Of Massage Therapists for Massage Heights. Aron is an instructor of Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Rhythm Massage Education and Development. 

Aron specializes in deep tissue and RAPID release, as well as Lymphatic Drainage. Aron also loves being able to help her clients with headaches and Motor Vehicle Accident injuries as she has personal experience with them. Aron uses elbows and forearms to release the stubborn trigger points that cause pain. At the same time Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very light treatment that aids pre/post surgical clients as well as decreases swelling and can help with stress and anxiety. 

Similar Style To: Aaron Vestrum, Tristian Brodacki, Brett Tanaka, Ramey Bartels

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.

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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

Charmaine Brooking

Joined Team: February 2022

Specialties: Medium Therapeutic, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, Swedish Massage

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

Charmaine attended Makami College and graduated at the beginning of 2022. She was drawn to massage by her love of helping people and thought, “what better way than to help them live a pain free life.”

Outside of work Charmaine enjoys being outside and hanging out with her mini panthers (kitties). Some of her hobbies include drawing, painting, and playing baseball. 

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Crystal Cornez

Joined Team: February 2022

Specialties: Medium Theraputic, Myofascial Release, Relaxation and Swedish Massage. 

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

Crystal has loved and been interested in Massage Therapy her whole adult life. She even had her own massage table and hot stone set long before attending school to become a therapist! Crystal would go to a massage appointment and think “I wish this was my job”

Crystal loves being surrounded by the calm, zen-like atmosphere offered by massage, and spending her days helping people relax and heal. Crystal finally went to and graduated from Makami College. 

“After my finals I went straight to the very place I had been a client of for years, Massage Heights. I’m so happy that I was able to make that wish my reality. Now I get to spend my days using that passion and training to help give all the clients I meet the same amazing experiences I’ve had with massage therapy.” 

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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.

Glyn Davies

Joined Team: October 2021

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

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

Glyn is currently a student at Makami College working towards his 3000-hr Advanced Massage Therapy diploma. Glyn was drawn to Massage Therapy by its ability to improve others’ quality of life.

He loves helping people and seeing a difference from before to after their treatments, and ongoing improvement of their physical and mental health.

Glyn’s hobbies include staying active, climbing, racing and being among nature. Outside of work he enjoys furthering his knowledge, spending time with animals, and building strong and meaningful relationships.

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Ji-Sun Sim

Joined Team: August 2021

Specialties: Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Scalp Massage, Deep Tissue, Medium Therapeutic, Orthopedic, Pre/Postnatal, Relaxation, Swedish Massage

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

Ji-sun Sim has been a Registered Massage Therapist for almost seven years with good standing with NHPC. She is passionate and proud of her work; she is always eager to contribute to improving the quality of life for her clients. She understands the aches and pains of clients and will always be waiting preparedly to help them. Ji-sun specializes in migraines, therapeutic, and deep tissue treatments.

Ji-sun is a mother of two active boys and feels so lucky to watch them grow.

Similar Style To: Brett Tanaka, David Kung, Emer Phelan, Natalya Stanger, Solange Kakudji, Tristan Brodacki, Brianna Fleming

Kane Klapak

Joined Team: February 2022

Specialties: Assisted Stretching, Deep Tissue, Medium Therapeutic, Orthopedic Massage, Postural, Soft Tissue Release, Swedish Massage

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

Kane is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from Mount Royal University. After working a decade in construction and developing chronic conditions related to laborious work, Kane turned to massage therapy for answers. 

Kane is passionate about motivating and educating patients on recovery and helping them to meet their treatment goals. Although Kane’s focus is on deep tissue and therapeutic massage, he continues to educate himself on further massage modalities.

Kane specializes in deep tissue techniques involving trigger point release, forearm stripping & alleviating migraines/headaches with head, neck & foot treatments.

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Kannika Pongmanachai

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Maida Neira

Joined Team: June 2015

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

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

Maida attended Makami college and has over 7 years experience; she chose Massage Therapy because in Columbia she did Massage Therapy as a post surgical procedure. Maida loves helping people and enjoys when guests leave feeling better than when they arrived. Maida is known for providing her guests with an overall relaxing experience while incorporating deep tissue and Swedish techniques. She also specializes in prenatal treatments.

Maida loves to spend time with her children and her church community. She and her family enjoy being outside in nature and riding their bikes within Calgary’s parks; doing anything with family makes her happy.

Similar Style To: Maida Neira, Develyn Santos, Becky Robertson

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.

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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.

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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)

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.

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Yvonne Celiz

Joined Team: March 2022

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Medium Therapeutic, Myofascial Release, Prenatal Massage, Relaxation, Swedish Massage, Advance Neuromuscular Therapy. 

Certified Modalities: Foot Scrub, Hot Stone Therapy.

Yvonne is a graduate of Makami College Calgary Campus and is an active member of the CRMTA association.

A knowledgeable and skilled therapist with almost two years of hands-on experience Yvonne is a welcome member to the Massage Heights Signal Hill team!

Inspired by a friend of Yvonne’s, massage therapy became a calling card due to the holistic nature of the industry and the ability to help people. The ability to treat all types of people has created an everlasting interest in the industry.

Yvonne in her free time enjoys playing volleyball, working out, playing guitar, cooking and most importantly spending time with her two children and her friends.

Yvonne’s passions in the industry have allowed her to focus on several modalities. Her techniques include incorporating Neuromuscular Therapy skills, Myofascial release, Myofascial stretching and sports massage.  

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