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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 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
- aromatherapy

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’.

“My husband and I each had the opportunity to have a massage session with Ashleigh. She was great! She was attentive to our tension areas and made sure we were comfortable throughout the appointment. She even made sure to mention what stretches would be helpful to loosen up our tight muscles and shared some after-massage care tips! Looking forward to our next massage appointments at Phoenix!”
Safina and Adnane Benchekroune
Amanda Koshman, RMT

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!

“Trust the hype when it comes to this place, these people know what they are doing. One of the best experiences I had here. Amanda did an excellent job of taking out the knots and tension from my back. Chase also did an excellent job.

Definitely going to be a regular here.”
Usama M
Cindy McDonald, RMT

Cindy McDonald, RMT

Cindy graduated with her 3000-hr diploma in Massage Therapy from MaKami College in June 2019 and is a member in good standing with the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA).

Cindy is trained in the following modalities: hot stone massage, myofascial cupping massage, pre/post-natal massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, and relaxation massage.

Cindy has always had a passion for helping others become the best version of themselves. After being prescribed regular massage treatments after a car accident, she was able to feel the benefits and see the improvements in her own mobility which then prompted her to switch her career to becoming a professional massage therapist. She remains committed to continuing her education and upgrading her skills throughout her career.

“Cindy is absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend her and this clinic. Wonderful atmosphere and has tons of retail products to help continue your relaxation at home. Can't wait to go back.”
Stephanie L
Emily Good, RMT

Emily Good, RMT

Emily graduated from Mount Royal University in June 2021 with a 2200 hour diploma in Massage Therapy. Is an active member of the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA). Emily is passionate about helping her clients heal both their bodies and mind through massage. She has a strong belief in the connection between mental health and the physical body.

Emily has a special interest in the treatment of; migraines, tension headaches, piriformis syndrome, anxiety, shoulder pain, as well as pediatric and pre/postnatal massage.

Through the use of advanced massage techniques, such as trigger point release, myofascial release, stretching, general Swedish techniques, targeted home care, and treatment plans. Emily strives to help improve her client's physical and mental well-being on and off the table.

When Emily is not in the clinic you can find her spending time with her children, baking, rollerblading, watching movies, or going for long walks.

“I was super comfortable, very clean and amazing deep tissue massage. I will be going back for sure.”
Stephanie D.
Jennifer Carew, RMT

Jennifer Carew, RMT

Graduating from Mount Royal University’s Massage Therapy program, Jennifer has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 8 years.

Jennifer has learnt many different modalities to help a wide range of clients including Fire Cupping, Hot Stone Massage, Rain Drop Therapy and Level 2 Reiki. She also completed an Orthopedic Massage Certificate in June 2018 -- Orthopedic massage focuses on the muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints and helps to restore balance and create a fuller range of motion.

With a passion to help others, Jennifer believes in combining energy work with modern techniques to obtain optimum wellness. In her off time, sheen joys being with her family and spends as much time in the mountains as possible. She loves hiking, yoga, and meditation.

“Good quality and fair prices, friendly staff. Had a 75 min deep tissue massage and back feels great!”
Andrew C.
Katie Howard, RMT

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.

“Perfect amount of pressure and really worked out those knots. Felt super relaxed after.”
Diem M
Madisson Duncan, RMT

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!

“Went on a Monday evening, was quiet and calm. Had a massage for my carpal and lower back pains. Also really liked the heated massage table.”
JR Layos
Oliver Estoesta, RMT

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
• Aromatherapy

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.”

“Oliver is dedicated and takes pride in his work. He feels the body and overall knows where to apply pressure or massage skills. Highly recommended.”
Cynthia D
Robby Fiji, RMT

Robby Fiji, RMT

Having graduated from the 3000-hour massage therapy program at MaKami College in 2016, Robby comes to us after working at a sports therapy clinic with athletes and clients with sports-related injuries.

If you’ve been dealing with a long-standing injury or pain, Robby will be a key component of your recovery plan as he helps to improve your day-to-day performance and prevent additional injuries. Robby’s specializations also include:

• Deep Tissue and Therapeutic Massage
• Sports Massage
• Active Release Therapy
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Cupping Massage
• Pre-Natal/Post-Natal Massage

As an extremely skilled and well-rounded therapist, Robby’s energy, personality, and serving nature will provide clients with a new understanding of their injuries and pain so that they can make improvements in their daily life, with a treatment plan and home care exercises that work for them.

When not working towards a client’s goals, Robby is focused on his own physical health and well-being. He places a great deal of importance on cooking healthy meals, staying active and working out.

“Robby is amazing and very knowledgeable. Very good experience.”
Bhavya B.
Tabitha Stevenson, RMT

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.

“Friendly staff with each having they’re own skill sets so depending on your needs you should be in good hands 🙌. I recommend discussing your issues the first time with the reception so they can direct you to the person who will best suit your needs.”
David Axley
Vanessa Velez, RMT

Vanessa Velez, RMT

Vanessa graduated from the Makami College 3000-hour Massage Therapy program in February 2017 and is registered in good standing with the Canadian Remedial Massage Therapy Association (CRMTA). She is passionate about the benefits of massage therapy and enjoys treating clients of all ages.

Vanessa begins her initial treatment with a brief assessment and develops a treatment plan suited to your individual needs. She is comfortable treating a wide range of conditions such as chronic neck and back pain, headaches, sprains/strains, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, TMJ dysfunction, and sciatica treatment.

Vanessa’s specialties include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, passive stretching and prenatal massage. She also offers hot stone massage, cupping, and aromatherapy. Combining these different techniques makes for a relaxing yet effective massage.

Vanessa is excited to work with new clients to help them reach their wellness goals.

“Friendly staff with each having they’re own skill sets so depending on your needs you should be in good hands 🙌. I recommend discussing your issues the first time with the reception so they can direct you to the person who will best suit your needs.”
David Axley
WuJuan (Judy) Zhang, RMT

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.

“This is my favourite place for massage! They have a couples’ room so I can have a massage at the same time as my husband. They always offer a bottle of water afterwards. They have the best massage therapists and everyone is extremely nice! I highly recommend. We have used four different massage therapists as we take whomever based on availability in the couples room, and they have all been amazing!”
Eibhleann Eileen

Meet Our Calgary Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Alexa Birdgeneau, Naturopathic Doctor
CNDA - College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
AAND - Alberta Association of Naturopathic Doctors

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

Education

- Diploma of Naturopathic Medicine (Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM))
- Bachelor of Medical Sciences  - Honours Specialization in Medical Sciences (Western University)

Additional

- 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

"Dr Alexa was fantastic, she was great at asking a lot of questions, and listening to the answers to help find some dietary solutions. I was surprised at all the angles she looked at my problems from to come up with some natural based solutions. I would highly recommend working with her."
Layne Walters
Immy Kassam
Mental Health Certificate
Certified Coaches Federation
HCI - Health Coach Institute

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’.

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Immy for nearly 20 years, and what I can say is that he is one of the most compassionate, understanding, and level headed people I know. He has always been a good sounding board for me, especially when it came to navigating interpersonal relationships. He has the ability to reason with logic which helps people understand and work through difficult situations where emotions are running high. This is important because we tend not to look at things in perspective during heightened states of stress and emotion. Much like everyone else, he has gone through his own trials and tribulations, however, his resiliency is contagiously inspirational. He has navigated through his own ebbs and flows and can related to others who have/are going through the same thing. Everyone needs to take care of their mental health, and Immy is a great individual to assist those that require that help. He is a great listener and will offer up strategies to cope so that you can move forward with your life while coping with whatever struggles you are going through. I highly recommend visiting him."
T. Alibhai, BA
Edmonton Police Service, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Child Protection Section