Southland Massage Therapists

Adelina Bentazal

Joined Team: March 2015

Specialties: Foot Reflexology, TMJ, Fibromyalgia, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Therapeutic Massage

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

Adeline graduated from Makami College in December 2015 and joined Massage Heights that same year. She has always been passionate about massage therapy as her family has a massage business back home in the Philippines. She enjoys the aspect of providing a ‘healing touch’ and helping others. Her favourite area to work on is the neck, upper back, and shoulder region. Because most people experience stress in that region, Adeline feels she can provide relief for many by treating the area.

Adeline briefly went abroad to London, England, where she trained as an International Massage therapist in 2018/2019. Her goals beyond massage therapy are to travel more to places like Israel and back to her homeland, the Philippines. 

Adeline enjoys baking and cooking Pilipino and Chinese cuisine, partaking in karaoke, and gardening at home.

Similar Style To: Criselda De Silva, Hospicia Maggay

Ana Marin Gonzaga

Joined Team: June 2022

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Swedish Massage

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Hot Stone Therapy

Ana is a graduate of Makami College here is Calgary Alberta. Introduced to the field of massage through her experience in the medical fields Ana has fallen in love with the power of massage therapy and enjoys her responsibility as an RMT. 

She enjoys using her past knowledge to work out the trouble areas of the body, and enjoys the satisfaction that comes with having her clients leak relaxed and without pain or tightness. 

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Criselda De Silva

Joined Team: June 2015

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Maternity, Shiatsu Massage, Thai Combination Techniques, Foot Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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

Criselda graduated from Makami college in 2016 and has been employed with Massage Heights since 2015. She holds a certificate in TESDA NC II from the Philippines, a training course in customer service, and product availing services.

Criselda was drawn to massage therapy to help people. She enjoys working with guests to progress their bodies to a healthier state, so she mainly performs medium therapeutic and deep tissue treatments. Criseldas’s future aspirations are to continue traveling as much as possible and go back to school to expand my knowledge.

Similar Style To: Jhessika Perez-Soto, Dubraska Mendoza, Monika Dudas-Godo

Dubraska Mendoza

Joined Team: 

Specialties: Fibromyalgia, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Migraine Relief, Foot Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, TMJ, Glutes, Sports, Maternity, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Injury Rehabilitation Massage

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

Dubraska graduated from Makami College in August 2019 and has been with Massage Heights since May 2019. Hailing from Venezuela, Dubraska brings a background of knowledge and experience as a Pediatrician. Here in Canada, she chose to pursue a career in Massage Therapy for the opportunity to continue her work within the health industry. Her favorite areas to work on during treatments are tennis elbow, the piriformis, sciatic nerve issues, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which is a common issue after motor vehicle accidents.

Dubraska loves to spend time with her family, read, and volunteer at her church, where she helps others who have recently moved to Calgary.

Similar Style To: Monika Dudas-Godo, Malby Bobadilla

Hospicia Maggay

Joined Team: February 2017

Specialties: Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Medium Therapeutic Massage, Maternity Massage

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

Hospicia graduated from Makami College in December of 2016 and joined Massage Heights the following February. She has always been passionate about Massage Therapy and sharing that passion with others through healing the body. Reflexology is her favorite ‘tool’ when working with guests; she first learned about Reflexology in Hong Kong as a domestic helper. Her goal is to continue learning and educating herself on the practice to improve guest experiences. 

Hospicia would like to travel back home to the Philippines to visit her family, and she enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Similar Style To: Criselda De Silva, Jhessika Perez-Soto

Jocelyn Tiongson

Joined Team: April 2021

Specialties: Myofascial Lymphatic, Fascial, Trigger Point Release.

Certified Modalities: Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Sports Massage.

Jocelyn is a registered massage therapist certified with CRMTA. She always enjoyed massaging friends and family where she was finally able to take the massage course and make it her career. She graduated with 3000 hours of training from Makami College in Calgary with Advanced Clinical Therapy. She especially enjoys helping people suffering with hip, neck, and shoulder pain. Helping them rebound faster with less pain. Hobbies include reading, cooking, planting, singing, playing guitar, hiking, biking, and watching movies.

Similar Style To: Malby Bobadilla

Karen Matheson

Joined Team: August 2022

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Relaxation, Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki Massage.

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping, Focused Neck Tension Relief, Foot Scrub, Hot Stone Therapy.

Karen is welcome member to Massage Heights and brings with her 23 years of therapy experience! 

After a life altering event, Karen dove into Holistic Health and fell in love with the power of massage therapy. With a passion for assisting her clients through anything they might be experiencing she relies on her experience to help navigate a pathway to ensure each guests of hers leave happy, and notices immediate relief. 

When not at work Karen enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, writing or working on her passion for photography. On the side, she is even writing about her journey of healing from trauma to help guide others that might experience their own life altering event.

Similar Style To: Malby Bobadilla, Jocelyn Tiongson.

Krista Kisiw

Joined Team: February 2022

Specialties: Relaxation, Medium Therapeutic, Maternity, Sports Massage and Migraine Relief.

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

Krista graduated from Mount Royal University in 1993 and re-certified in 2013. Krista has been at Massage Heights since February 2022 and is a welcome addition to the team.

Krista became a RMT to help people. She was first introduced to Massage Therapy from a friend studying Massage Therapy and was amazed at the positive transformation people experienced after receiving massage. She knew this was the career path for her. Her favourite areas to work are the neck and shoulders. She has travelled extensively. Krista lived in New Zealand for 11 years where she worked as a Massage Therapist and started a health food supplement business. Krista’s interests are long walks, researching health issues, cycling and going out for sushi.

Similar Style To: Monika Dudas-Godo

Lyubov Mendelenko

Joined Team: January 2013

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Maternity, Thai Massage, Injury Rehabilitation, Myofascial Release, Fibromyalgia, Glutes, Hands, Feet

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

Lyubov completed her Massage Therapy Diploma from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in 2008 and has been with Massage Heights since January of 2013. She became an RMT to help people achieve better health and relieve their stress. Lyubov prides herself on being one of the best in the business by continually educating herself and guests on the benefits of regular massage and explaining what is happening in their bodies throughout their treatment sessions. 

In her spare time, Lyubov enjoys spending time with her daughter and being outdoors.  Her goals beyond Massage Therapy are to spend more time outdoors and to hike the Grand Canyon!

Similar Style To: Monika Dudas-Godo

Malby Bobadilla

Joined Team: July 2016

Specialties: Therapeutic, Sport, Maternity Massage, Lax and Stretching Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Assisted Stretching, TMJ

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

Malby completed her 3000-hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma from Makami College in August of 2016 and has been with Massage Heights since July of that year. Back home in Colombia, Malby was a teacher, and she enjoys helping people, which is why she became an RMT when she moved to Canada. 

Her favorite area of focus for her guests is the feet. Malby incorporates a variety of stretching and homecare to maximize each treatment. She believes the first step to therapy is education, understanding what is happening in your body! 

Malby is bilingual; fluent in Spanish and English. In her downtime, she prefers to spend time with her husband and daughter and enjoys playing basketball, dancing, and watching movies.

Similar Style To: Dubraska Mendoza, Jhessika Perez-Soto

Margarita Grefaldo

Joined Team: January 2020

Specialties: Reflexology, TMJ, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point, Maternity, Sciatica Relief

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

Margarita has always been told she has a “natural healing” touch. Back home in the Philippines she always found herself helping family and friends then decided to help others around her. Margarita had moved to Canada in 2019 and started studying the healing art of Massage Therapy. She started with Massage Heights in 2020 at our Shepard location then eventually moved to our Southland location where she now calls home.

Similar Style To: Lyubov Mendelenko

Monika Dudas-Godo

Joined Team: November 2012

Specialties: Thai, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Reflexology

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

Monika has 20 years of experience as a Massage Therapist. Her career began in Budapest, and she continued her education through Bangkok and Chiang Mai through the early 2000s. 

Monika’s travels brought her to Canada, where she graduated from Makami College in 2019 and began working for Massage Heights in the same year. Her favorite ‘tool’ in treatments is cupping, given its high efficacy in relieving muscle ailments within the body. Outside Massage Therapy, Monika enjoys traveling to new countries, returning home to visit family, and spending time with my husband and their Chinese Shar-Pei, Bubu.

Similar Style To: Ryan Haugenes

Ryan Haugenes

Joined Team: October 2015

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Maternity, Injury/Sports Rehabilitation Massage, TMJ, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Fibromyalgia

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

Ryan graduated from Everest College in 2014 and joined Massage Heights in 2015. He originally went into Massage Therapy to get into the health industry, where he wanted to gain knowledge and experience to become a physiotherapist. Ryan is very much a people person and enjoys guest interaction. He prefers to work on the shoulder region as he enjoys seeing the progress in guests’ range of motion.

Ryans interests include traveling, snowboarding, taking long walks, and reading.

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Scott Allan

Joined Team: March 2017

Specialties: therapeutic massage, trigger point release, sports massage, relaxation massage

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

Scott has been practicing as a Massage Therapist for over seven years. He completed his education at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Calgary. Scott’s passion for working with others and desire to help make a positive difference in their lives drove his pursuit of a massage therapy career. 

Scott enjoys working with his clients to aid in making improvements in their physical well-being. Whether you are recovering from an injury or just looking to relax, Scott will help by developing individualized treatment plans to get you feeling and moving your best.

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Wilfredo Don Romero

Joined Team: January 2021

Specialties: Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Relaxation Massage, Swedish Massage, Joint Mobilization, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Foot Reflexology, TMJD, Assisted Stretching.

Certified Modalities: Dynamic Cupping Therapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy

Wilfredo achieved his diploma of massage therapy from Professional Institute of Massage Therapy Calgary. Started to practice being a registered massage therapist at Massage Heights. Wilfredo also holds a degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing back in his country of origin, this is one of the reasons why he decided to be a massage therapist, to find another way of providing holistic care for people. He incorporates his knowledge and skills from nursing to being a massage therapist. His knowledge from assessment, formulation and rendering treatment, to health teachings are the things that you can really rely on.

Similar Style To: Monika Dudas-Godo