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
Brittany Weckesser, RMT
Brittany graduated from the Lethbridge College Massage Therapy program in 2014 and worked as an RMT for 4.5 years. She took a break from massage therapy so she could raise her 2 children. She has really missed massaging and has been loving getting back into it.
Brittany has a client-first approach and has strong skills in Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, and Suction Cupping. She considers herself to be a well-rounded therapist and specializes in Pre/Postnatal Massage. Brittany priorities trust and communication with each client, to ensure they receive the best treatment.
When she’s not working, Brittany is most-likely spending time with her family. Her husband and children mean the world to her. She also loves singing and playing sports.
Jordan Olsen, RMT
Jordan graduated from Humber College in 2021 from their 3000-hour advanced program and is a Registered Massage Therapist with the CRMTA.
Jordan is very passionate about improving the quality of clients' daily activities. He believes in massage therapy and the positive impact regular treatments can have as he used it throughout his childhood for sports related recovery.
Jordan has a strong foundation in:
- Relaxation Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Active Release Techniques
Jordan believes that through massage therapy he can help with client’s issues and concerns. He feels that the first step to providing a safe and effective treatment is building trust with each client. In Jordan's free time you will find him at the gym or involved in some activity outdoors.
Katie Howard, RMT
Katie graduated from the MaKami College from their 3000-hour advanced program and is a Registered Massage Therapist with the CRMTA.
Katie has a thriving interest in healing and helping clients reach their goals. She has excellent knowledge and skills with Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial release, and Sports Massage.
Katie believes that through massage therapy, clients have an opportunity coming away feeling mentally and physically relieved which can have such a huge impact on their daily lives. Katie continues to stay committed to her profession by expanding her knowledge and is constantly sharing it with others with treatment plans and exercises.
Leslie Sabturani, RMT
Leslie graduated from a 2200 hour program in 2022 and loves being a massage therapist. She is registered and in good standing with CRMTA.
Leslie finds that being a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) is an extremely rewarding career as she gets to help people live a better life everyday. She specializes in relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, cupping, prenatal and postnatal treatments. She also specializes in RAPID Neuro Fascial Reset (often shortened to RNFR) which is focused on the central nervous system. Using soft tissue movements, it helps to relieve restrictions in the muscles, fascia, nerves, and ligaments. It can play a significant role in releasing tension, relieving pain, and restoring the function of the body's tissues, and helps clients with chronic pain.
In her free time Leslie enjoys playing with her children and being outdoors.
Lily (Yu Ling), RMT
Lily attended Makami College in 2003 and received her 3000-hour certification in 2015.
Lily is known as a therapist with a warm heart and strong hands. She had a car accident in 2016 and truly understands physical pain, tension, and discomfort.
Lily is experienced in treating a myriad of conditions using a wide variety of techniques that help with pain and stress relief. She particularly enjoys helping clients who have arm pain when lifting, as well as waist and leg nerve paralysis. Additional modalities include Sports massage/injury, soft tissue release for the spine, Myofascial massage (TMJ), Post-stroke rehabilitation, Deep Tissue massage, Hot Stone massage, as well as Dynamic Cupping, and Thai Massage/Stretching.
Lily is a passionate massage therapist who loves her work and is dedicated to helping her client’s live life to the fullest, while keeping their stress levels to a minimum, and increasing mobility and strength.
May Madulid, RMT
RMT May Madulid is a graduate of the ABM College in Advance Massage Therapy and is a member in good standing with the CMMOTA.
After spending years working in restaurants and almost three years in the airline industry in customer service and customer relations, RMT May is committed to helping others with their unique goals in achieving their best health, well-being and healing goals from the ground up. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge on a continuous basis so she can provide the most suitable treatment to each of her clients.
Certified Modalities: Swedish Massage, Therapeutic, Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Muscle Massage, Hydrotherapy, Joint Mobilization, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial release, Pre & Post Natal Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.
When she is not in the Clinic, you can find May and her entire family spending time outdoors as they love the outdoors and camping with friends.
Oliver Estoesta, RMT
‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground’ is the type of energy that Oliver brings to Phoenix Massage & Wellness. He has been a registered massage therapist in good standing since 2016 as well as an instructor and supervisor of massage therapy students at ABM College.
Treatment Modalities that Oliver specializes in include:
• Myofascial release techniques
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Deep tissue and Sports massage
• Swedish/Relaxation massage
• Hydrotherapy/Hot Stone massage
• Dynamic Cupping massage
• Thai Foot Reflexology
As a father of three, Oliver knows what it means to have a busy and hectic life while trying to maintain your family’s health and take care of yourself at the same time. He looks forward to educating and providing clients with a treatment plan to help them along their journey.
“Using my hands as well as my heart, I help my clients relax and bring them back to a world where life is manageable.”
Paulina Lema, RMT
Paulina is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the CRMTA and has been practicing massage therapy since graduating from Makami College in 2021. In the same year she also received her certification in Dynamic Cupping.
As a massage therapist Paulina has always been interested in how the body works and traditional healing practices. “I found that I really enjoy helping people relax and feel better. I believe that massage therapy is a great way to promote relaxation, reduce stress and ease pain. I am passionate about helping people feel their best and for them to reach their wellness goals.”
Paulina specializes in several massage modalities including deep tissue, relaxation, pre/post-natal massage, hot stone massage, cupping massage, aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage massage.
In addition to supporting her clients through massage therapy, Paulina also enjoys traveling, cooking and listening to music.
Rachelle Anderson, RMT
Rachelle graduated from a 3000 hr Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program in 2017 and is a member in good standing with the CRMTA.
Rachelle believes we have the innate ability to heal and massage therapy can be a very important tool in this process. She has an effective, intuitive approach and each massage is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual client. Rachelle offers a number of different modalities including: deep tissue, relaxation, therapeutic, hot stone, cupping, prenatal / postnatal massage and has Certifications in Dynamic Cupping, Kinetic Therapy and Orthopedic Massage.
When not working, Rachelle leads an active lifestyle and spends her time riding and training with her horse, hiking and walking with her dog, cooking, and practicing yoga.
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. She uses her presence and sensitivity to connect with those she works with and strives to maintain a client centered approach to healing.
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. She specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic, relaxation, as well as pre/post-natal massage.
In her free time, Tabitha loves to read. Her current interests include somatic therapy, plant medicine, and indigenous medicine.
Tania Gomez, RMT
Tania graduated from Makami College in Calgary, Alberta and is a registered massage therapist (RMT) with the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA). She specializes in therapeutic massage related to sports injuries, motor-vehicle accidents, postural issues, and overused soft-tissue injuries.
Along with the therapeutic massage, Tania also offers stress-management through Relaxation and Swedish massage. She is passionate about supporting individuals with an integrated approach to relieve both physical and emotional stress. She utilizes a wide range of techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point, cupping, and therapeutic massage.
In her spare time, she is usually with her two little girls or out biking, and also loves to spend time at home with friends.
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.
Meet Our Calgary Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Alexa Birdgeneau, Naturopathic Doctor
I have been described as caring, compassionate, and a quiet leader. It brings me joy to truly connect with other people, which is part of why I love my work. I have also been known to be a bit of a nerd, an artist, and an athlete.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, it is my mission to guide others so that they may heal on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The human body has an innate capacity to overcome illness and to rebalance itself, given the right conditions. When we truly listen to what our bodies need, healing can begin.
I will listen to your story. Often, just understanding your symptoms can show us what is going on in your body. If we need to get a clearer idea of what is happening, we may choose to use diagnostic testing such as standard blood work, detailed hormone testing, and food testing.
From there, we will discuss natural approaches that can work with your body, so that it can start to heal. This may include therapeutic nutrition (using food as medicine), herbal medicines, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle supports. I am also trained in acupuncture, cupping, and other hands-on techniques to help facilitate healing.
Healing is not often easy or fast, but if you are ready to begin, I am here to support you.
Qualifications & Training
- Diploma of Naturopathic Medicine (Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM))
- Bachelor of Medical Sciences - Honours Specialization in Medical Sciences (Western University)
- Licensed by the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)
- Member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
- Member of the Alberta Association of Naturopathic Doctors (AAND)
- In-depth seminars on SIBO Testing & Treatment
- Reiki Level 1
I am continually working on expanding my knowledge base in order to provide the best care to my patients through regularly attending seminars, conferences, and online training.
Awards & Recognition
- Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine Academic Excellence Award
- Governor General's Academic Medal