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-hour massage therapy program at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy and has an athletic training background. Ashleigh is double certified in hot stone treatments and specializes in deep tissue techniques, including sports massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization, and therapeutic massage. Ashleigh uses her education, experience, and natural abilities to help clients overcome injuries while assisting them in moving forward and fully recovering.
Passionate in her role and how it contributes to all clients' wellness, Ashleigh has a newfound interest in nutrition and recently became certified in 'nutrition for inflammation' and 'holistic nutrition for the musculoskeletal system.' She is excited to continue her education as a nutritionist and looks forward to combining all her skills to help clients heal and overall well-being. If you've ever wondered how your nutritional habits play a role in your body's recovery, be sure to make a massage appointment with Ashleigh and ask her yourself!
Chase Dach, RMT
It was the drive to heal those around him that steered Chase down the path of becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. After receiving his designation from MacEwan University, he completed his hospice Care Certification from the Pilgrims Hospice Society. His journey continued to Calgary, where he grew roots and furthered his education in the human body.
Looking back, Chase was just 16 years old when he started a journey into the world of plant medicine, empowerment, and energy healing. He has always been in love with healing, and it was the calling to heal himself that lead him to begin his training in Osteopathy and Advanced soft tissue manipulation. Chase is now furthering his knowledge about the human mind and has already started courses in clinical Hypnotherapy.
It is Chase's mission to create and be part of a space where the whole family can safely embrace healing and where he can comfortably guide clients to their perfect harmony between mind, body, and spirit.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
What got Madi really excited about becoming a Registered Massage Therapist was realizing 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 any and 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. 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!
Meet Our Coaching & Counselling Specialists
Soraya Hakamali, Master Coach
Positive Psychology Coach Practitioner
Hi, my name is Soraya. I am currently enrolled in the Addictions and Community Support Worker program, which provides me with counselling skills that will assist individuals (as well as their family and friends) who are struggling with addictions or substance abuse. I am also a Positive Psychology Master Coach, which enables me to provide you with life coaching skills to help you in all areas of your life.
My main goal is to help you along in your journey to becoming the best you. Before starting my programs, I was employed as a Flight Attendant, a dream job of mine since I was a child. Before becoming a flight attendant, I worked in the banking industry for 10 years as a Financial Advisor/Planner. Here I was able to teach and empower my clients to reach their financial goals. Life takes us in certain directions, and I had the opportunity to guide my clients to their future dreams and desires. I believe that all aspects of life work together in harmony. Life is a journey, and I ask that you let me be part of yours.
Office hours: Wednesday/Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (by appointment only). Available for a 4-week, 6-week, 12-week program.
Jyoti Mistry, Certified Health Coach
Hello! My name is Jyoti, which means 'light' in Sanskrit, and I am a Certified Health Coach. My coaching journey began in the summer of 2015 when I was officially diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic. I am sure I was diabetic for much longer and clearly was in denial! After being forced to change my ways, incorporate movement, and a better way of eating, I quickly realized that mindset, commitment, and accountability were the key! With that knowledge, I felt the pull to help others feel better about themselves too.
I specialize in working with Type 2 Diabetics that have challenges managing their health. I can help you understand the diagnosis better and make lasting changes to live an optimal lifestyle, the lifestyle you deserve! This does not limit who I work with; we can all use some help and guidance to make the necessary change(s) to improve our health.
"Small hinges make big doors open." Let's make small changes together and open the door to your future and even more possibilities.
With an open heart, Jyoti
Office hours: Monday's 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (by appointment only).
Available for a 4-week, 6-week, 12-week program.
Fozia Madhany, Certified Health & Life Coach
Teacher and Educator
My passion for health and wellness began with my family, where I learned about natural alternatives to healing and how each person is unique in how they choose to live their best lives. Over the years, I have become more interested in learning about natural foods and the impact of lifestyle and nutrition on our bodies. As a lover of sweets and desserts, I know that being healthy and doing what is best for us is not as easy as it sounds! I aspire to improve my health and well-being consciously and continuously – and as part of this journey, I want to help others learn what works best for them and create habits that will lead to better health.
I am a teacher by profession with a background in sciences, literature, and community education. As an educator, I have found the most fulfillment in the connections I build with my students. I am excited to begin a new path as a certified Health and Life Coach, where I can create new relationships and support others with their health and lifestyle goals!
Office hours (beginning May 2021 and by appointment only). Available for a 4-week, 6-week, 12-week program.
Immy Kassam, Certified Health & Life Coach
BA Criminal Justice
Student of Applied Psychology and Individual Counselling
‘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