WELLNESS OF MIND & BODY
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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 is a registered massage therapist (RMT) with more than 5 years of RMT experience. She graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy and is very passionate in her role to help others helping others. Ashleigh believes in getting to know her clients and helping them on the road to recovery, while using her education, experience, and natural abilities.
Ashleigh specializes in deep tissue techniques as well as the following:
- double certified in hot stone massage
- therapeutic massage
- trigger point release
- myofascial release
- joint mobilization
- sports massage
Along with her background in athletic training, Ashleigh has recently become a certified nutrition coach (CNC). She is also certified in ‘Nutrition for Inflammation' and ‘Holistic Nutrition for the Musculoskeletal System’.
Chase Dach, RMT
Redefining massage therapy with osteopathy and intuitive healing; Chase utilizes therapeutic massage with osteopathic concept to assess and treat the root of your physical symptoms and restore structure/function of musculoskeletal tissue and joints, as well as other bodily systems.
Chase’s specialty is in the overlap between the mind body and spirit. He was first trained in energetics, spiritual anointing with essential oils, and guidance through intuitive channeling. Since then, he has completed training in hospice care and grief support shortly after completing his diploma of massage therapy.
More recently Chase is continuing his studies in osteopathic medicine and clinical counselling hypnotherapy. It is his mission to be a pillar of support for the whole family from our youth to those at the end of life.
Jose Navarro, RMT
With more than 10 years of experience, Jose began his Massage Therapy career in Mexico in 2010 and again here in Calgary in 2015, graduating with an Award of Merit from Makami College in 2016.
Jose specializes in sports injuries, postural assessments and corrections, as well as injuries related to motor vehicle accidents (MVA). Additional techniques he incorporates into your treatment when needed include:
- Active Release Therapy
- Deep Tissue
- Myofascial release
- PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) - stretching involving muscle contraction and relaxation
As an extremely skilled and well-rounded therapist, Jose looks forward to providing a new understanding to your injuries and pain, so that you can make improvements in your daily life with a treatment plan and home care exercises.
Madisson Duncan, RMT
Madi believes that wellness is an important part of life and wants to help clients feel better using massage therapy as a healing modality. Madi really enjoys using Swedish Massage techniques, Deep Tissue, Myofascial release, and Trigger point therapy. Madi is not limited to only these techniques. She is equipped to do prenatal, cupping, and manual lymphatic drainage massage as well.
Becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Madi realized that one of the many benefits of massage therapy is the energy work that goes into it, and that both together, can have a profound effect on a person's mental health and overall wellbeing.
Madi continues to expand her knowledge and welcomes all feedback, as she is very passionate about creating lasting results with her clients so they can live their best life!
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.
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.
Amanda Koshman, RMT
Amanda is a registered 3000-hour massage therapist with 5+ years of experience. She attended Makami College and is an active member with CRMTA. She chose massage as her career as she loves to assist clients in pain management and daily discomfort.
She is trained and experienced in deep tissue massage, therapeutic, relaxation, sports massage, cupping, and hot stone massage, as well as lymphatic drainage.
In her spare time Amanda likes to hike, camp, swim, and travel. She loves anything adventurous and outdoorsy!
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!
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
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
Immy Kassam, Clinic Director
Certified Mindset/Life Coach & Consultant
Specialization in Applied Psychology and Individual Counselling
BA Criminal Justice, Legal Studies
After graduating from 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 support adult men navigate through their specific circumstances and challenges. After leaving the public service in 2015, Immy chose to focus on mental health, family, and entrepreneurship.
The Phoenix resonated with Immy the most during a very challenging time in 2017. Just as the mythological Phoenix burns and rises again from its own ashes, Immy truly believes that we are all capable of doing the same. Supporting individuals and families with a non-judgmental, straight-forward, yet compassionate approach comes naturally to Immy, and with two young sons of his own, leading by example is especially important.
Immy’s purpose and mission is to serve and offer direction to others, by empowering them to live their best life with confidence, strength, and presence of mind. Our upbringing and experiences are individual to each of us and always will be, but it does not stop there. Changing our mindset and adjusting the way we think to meet our current circumstances is something Immy has a great deal of success with and can support you through as well.
'Surrender with Humility and Rise into the Present with the Experience of your Past’.