WELLNESS OF MIND & BODY
Learn How We Can Help You
At Phoenix Massage & Wellness, we provide our clients with the chance to start a new chapter in their lives. We created a centre where your wellness is our only concern. We will provide you with a platform to connect with your mind, body and soul through our massages and counselling. With our support, you will feel liberated to take the next step with your life.
Phoenix Massage & Wellness Team
The Phoenix is the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal. As a powerful symbol of fire, it continuously goes through a cycle of transformation and rebirth by rising from its own ashes. The Phoenix animal guide is also symbolic of the sun, which “dies” in setting each night only to be reborn in rising the next morning.
Just as the Phoenix rises in renewal each day, so do you! This Centre has been built as a means to connect the body and mind in this hectic world. The array of colours in our Phoenix logo represents inclusivity; being accepted no matter our individual differences. Everyone deserves to be heard and to feel safe physically, mentally, and emotionally.
At Phoenix Massage & Wellness YYC, we provide you with a platform to connect with your mind, body and soul through massage treatments, individual counselling and coaching sessions. Allow us to support you in your journey.
Encouraging You To Be The Best You
Meet Our Registered Massage Therapists
Ashleigh Sim, RMT
Ashleigh graduated from the 2200 massage therapy program from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy and has a background in Athletic training. She is double certified in hot stones and specializes in deep tissue techniques. Her skill set includes techniques and modalities such as sports massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic and relaxation massage. Passionate in her role contributing to the wellness of all clients; Ashleigh uses her vast education and natural ability to help people overcome injuries in their journey, as they move forward to a full recovery.
Chase Dach, RMT
Chase began his endeavour into the Holistic arts at 16 when he started training to become an Agape Spiritual Healer; a modality that utilizes Higher Essence Healing energetics, anointing techniques, life-essence containing essential oils, and the theories of great minds like Einstein and Tesla to allow release, and entrainment to an optimal state.
Chase received his Diploma of Massage Therapy from MacEwan University in June, 2019 where he studied Orthopaedic Assessment and techniques like Trigger-Point Therapy, Fascial Release, PNF, Hydrotherapy, Prenatal, Swedish, and Deep Tissue Massage.
Chase has also completed a Hospice Care certification from Pilgrims Hospice Society where he will continue to volunteer with patients that are at the end of life and lacking support.
Throughout these opportunities, Chase has been studying the balance and harmony between all levels of the being, and hopes to be able to share this as he continues his journey into Osteopathic Medicine at the Canadian Institute of Osteopathic Therapy. It is Chase's mission to create a client experience that balances the spiritual and emotional facets of who we are, with physical and assessment-based medicine.
Fay Allison, RMT
Fay graduated from the Makami 3000 hour program and is certified in Dynamic Cupping as well.
“At some point we all suffer with pain which our body holds onto in many ways. Whether it’s everyday stress, injuries, or illness; your pain is as unique as you are. We will work together to create a treatment plan that best suits your needs.”
Fay is very excited to continue her education, broaden her scope of practice, and integrate different modalities to provide the greatest benefit for new and existing clients.
“Let’s work together to create harmony within.”
Julia Petrovic, RMT
Julia graduated from the Robertson College 2200 hour Advanced Massage Therapy program, focusing on Swedish/ relaxation treatments as well as incorporating deep tissue techniques.
Julia is keen on developing specific treatment plans for clients in order to not only provide a relaxing treatment, but to connect the mind and body.
When not working, you can find Julia spending time with her family and friends, volunteering with Alberta Health Services and enjoying hikes in the mountains.
Maria Martinez, RMT
Maria :RMT 3000 Hour Advance Clinical Massage Therapy diploma. She is an attentive and charismatic therapist who strives to accelerate her clients towards better health and well-being. Her goal is to educate and provide each client with a treatment plan suited for their specific needs and concerns, not only by reaching their wellness and pain management goals but to eliminate them entirely. She pleasantly assesses the root of the problem by systematically using her knowledge practices and through her in-depth experience with case studies of all varieties. She utilizes a mixture of relaxation and therapeutic techniques during her treatments. These include deep tissue, myofascial release techniques, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, Hot Stones, and Cupping Therapy.
Tabitha Stevenson, RMT
Tabitha has been a registered massage therapist (RMT) for over 12 years. Her goal is to help people transform their pain and bring into their awareness, the body's innate healing abilities. Tabitha's techniques have been extremely effective with a variety of clients and conditions including motor vehicle accident cases, repetitive strain injuries and chronic stress issues. In her free time she loves to read. Her current interests include somatic therapy, indigenous medicine, plant medicine, trauma recovery and mental health advocacy.
WuJuan (Judy) Zhang, RMT
WuJuan (also known as Judy) comes to Phoenix with 5+ years of experience in the health care industry as a massage therapist. She has knowledge and experience in a wide range of techniques with the ultimate goal of decreasing pain and tension, improving range of motion, reducing muscle and joint soreness, and improving your sleep. Judy has a full range of techniques at her disposal and will happily provide you with additional information to help you in your healing journey.
Marcella Bos, Certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master
The heart of true Wellness is the balance of a healthy Mind, Body and Soul.
The life I have lived, the experiences that I have had and the choices that I made led me down a path filled with depression, pain, anxiety and constant uncertainty. All of my choices were based on social pressures and expectations of what would constitute a happy and fulfilling life: work at job and develop a career, give all that you have and more to be a ‘good and valuable employee’. So that’s what I did. I went to a job where I poured myself into, coming early, staying late, missing breaks, engaging in team cohesion, and picking up shifts for others – the perfect team player. No matter how hard I tried, how much I gave or how loyal I was, it was never enough. I had spent all of myself at work, my health started to suffer, my sleep was impacted, I was chronically tired, then I started having negative thoughts (What’s wrong with me! Why can’t I just be happy! Why can’t I turn this off! Just be myself again!) And I tried, over and over and over again, but nothing was working, nothing helped. I felt hopeless, lifeless, useless, suicidal. A good friend told me I was like the character John Coffey from the movie The Green Mile – Iingested all the of the toxicity andheld it like it was mine, and it was eating away at me from the inside out. I knew that if I continued to hold it in, it would completely consume me, and just like John Coffee I had to find a way to let it out or die.
I knew I wanted more – I knew my passion was helping people, I knew I was a caregiver, a healer, and I knew I could feel the energy of a room, or person within seconds of arriving and I knew that helping and healing others left me feeling purposeful and fulfilled; connected.
This sense of fulfillment and connection led me to reflexology, a practice that encompasses all the aspects and qualities that felt meaningful for me. I began the course and I foundthat I had a natural talent for it, not only was I good at it, but that I also loved it. I love the one on one with my clients, I loved that I was providing a service that made a significant difference for people. Through reflexology I became aware of how much energy is shared between the client and the practitioner. This was something I felt I needed to learn more about.This led me to Reiki, and I was so inspired that I took levels 1, 2 and 3,Crystal healing and Animal reiki.
I know that my journey is not unique, nor is it remarkable in its singularity, and that many others resonate and connect with my story, seeing their own struggles mirrored.
I have been able to use the resources and teachings to help heal my wounds, I am free from depression, anxiety (most days), and the unfulfilling job. I love my life, and most importantly I even love myself!
My goal is to help each, and every client have a session that leaves them feeling relaxed, calm and better than what they did before we started. I want everyone to know that you are not your pain, your past or your ailments, you can feel good, you have holistic options to aid in your health care regime. You can love yourself and your life!
Marcela Montes-Lobos, Reiki Master
Woman, Wife, Mother, Healer
A little about me... In 2018 I embarked on a journey. Little did I know it would take me to alternative healing modalities and a journey to self. I enrolled in Goddess Reiki (Usui) but with an emphasis on the Divine Feminine. I completed the year and finished with my Master's certification.
In the winter of 2019, I was involved in a near-fatal car accident which left me with various injuries stemming from a hematoma on my breast to whiplash then subsequent post-concussion syndrome. Following the guidelines of my medical team I began the long journey back to health. But as much as Physio, Acupuncture and Massage helped, the pain was unbearable some days.
By chance, I won a Workshop with one of the most amazing Holistic healers in the Calgary area. She was teaching the Alchemy of Sound. The sound captivated me. I was taught how sound heals and stays in the cellular memory for upto 4 days. How even our Chakras vibrate; everything is frequency.
For the first time in months, I had been pain-free and fascinated with the prospect of helping others heal not just physically but to help them find their voice and learn to advocate for their own health.
I am now a Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki Master and Sound Therapy Practitioner (with Tuning Forks). I am an Akashic Records practitioner and Crystal therapy healer and am currently working on my Master in Shamanic Reiki and Aromatherapy.
There is always something new to learn, embrace, and experience. I know these alternative therapies work hand in hand with Modern Western Medicine and complement each other because I’m living it and can help you live it too!
Karuna Reiki – The word “Karuna” is of Sanskrit origin. It is related to the generic ideas and meanings of unconditional love, compassion, and spiritual evolution. Karuna refers to helping yourself as well as others because we are all one. In helping yourself heal, you also want to help others because we are all interconnected.
Sound Therapy – Sound is all around us. Our own brain waves are affected by sound. Did you know the average frequency of the human body ranges from 62-72 Hz? A lower vibrational frequency means we are susceptible to illness. Sound vibrations and therapy align, cleanse, and clears energetic and physical debris that no longer serve our wellbeing.
Meet Our Coaching & Counselling Specialists
Immy Kassam, Certified Life Coach Practitioner
BA Criminal Justice
Student of Applied Psychology
‘In your life’s journey, you are not alone. Today, we are more alike than ever. We all have a past, and we all have the present. We need to make the most of our experiences and move towards tomorrow.’
Straight out of University, Immy began a career in Federal Corrections; Parole Supervision, Addictions, and Mental Health. In those 12 years, he was able to guide, direct, and help men navigate through the many facets of life. In 2015, Immy decided to leave the “stable government job” and focus on his own mental health and his family. It was the best decision he ever made and now he is in a position to guide, direct, and empower those around him to live their best life!
We all need support at some point(s) in our lives. Just as the mythological Phoenix burns and rises again from its own ashes, Immy believes that we are all capable of doing the same, with the right combination of support. Unfortunately, there is not enough mental and emotional support out there for young boys and men. With two young sons of his own, leading by example is especially important and that is why Immy’s purpose is to be that Coach for men, husbands, fathers and adolescent boys. You are never too young or too old to connect with your mind, body, and soul. If you’re feeling stuck in your relationships at home, in the workplace, at school, in your social circle, or facing a challenge in your daily life; Immy is ready and willing to listen.
“My purpose and mission are to guide men through their personal and professional lives and support them in their relationships with their partner and/or their children. I’ve been there, I’ve done that, and I still am! With everything going on and considering our new reality, everyone’s emotions and mental health are running double time. This is where I come in. I will provide you with a new perspective and interpretations so that you can overcome the past and propel forward!”
‘Surrender with humility and rise into the present, with the experience of your past’ – Immy Kassam
Soraya Hakamali, Master Coach
Positive Psychology Coach Practitioner
Hi, my name is Soraya. My goal is to help you along in your journey to becoming the best you. I am currently employed as a Flight Attendant which has been a dream job of mine since I was a child. From being able to ease guests when they are afraid or sad, to celebrating life’s biggest moments with them, has been very rewarding. While doing the job that I have always wanted to do I have been able to obtain my certificate as a Positive Psychology Master Coach which enables me to Coach you through all areas of your life, on an individual basis.
Prior to me becoming a flight attendant I worked in the banking industry for 10 years as a Financial Advisor/Planner. Here I was able to assist and teach my clients how to reach their financial goals. Listen as to why and what has happened for their life to take certain directions and then guide them to their future dreams and aspirations. I believe that all aspects of life, work together in harmony. Life is a journey, let me be a part of your journey.