Our treatments are always patient-led. We are experts in a variety of massage, laser and healing techniques, but only you are an expert in your body. Some clients come-in wanting to address a specific injury or area of discomfort, while others are looking to live a fuller life for longer and want ongoing preventative therapy so that their bodies can support them in that endeavour.
Perhaps you just really need to unwind with a relaxing massage, or maybe you have been wanting to try laser therapy for an old injury that keeps flaring-up. Regardless of what brings you in, our experienced team will listen, assess and provide feedback and recommendations to help you get back to moving (and living) your best life.
Founder and Director, Brenda Walsh, RMT CLT RYT, took the long, scenic route to find her true calling in Massage and Laser Therapy. Her path began in Retail and Management where she acquired valuable business skills, but it was just a job. Then in 2003, feeling unsatisfied, she began to explore Health and Wellness when she took a position managing a Senior's Recreation Program through the YMCA. Observing how so few seniors had looked after their bodies and made moving a priority inspired her life mantra - "If I am going to be alive, I am going to be living."
The revelation set a course in motion. Brenda attained her Massage Therapy Certification (2,280 hours) and never looked back. Now a life-long learner in the art of Preventative Health and Wellness, she is also certified in a variety of Cold Laser techniques, Myofascial Cupping Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, Myofascial Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance RYT200 ), Certified Nutritional Therapist, and is currently completing an Advanced Clinical Weightloss Practioner certificate.
Chelsea Burnett, Student RMT, LPN, was born and raised on a farm west of High River and is happy to call the Foothills, along with her husband and two children. A current student of the 2200hr Massage Therapy Diploma Program, she is also an active Licensed Practical Nurse with 13 years of experience in a variety of specialities including maternal/newborn and geriatric.
An avid learner, always looking for ways to better serve clients, she is certified in Bioflex Laser Therapy, Myofascial Cupping, Myofascial Release, RAPID neurofascial reset and Reiki. Chelsea brings a calming energy to each treatment through her mindful and intuitive art of Massage Therapy and is dedicated to helping clients move through a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual transitions.
Jana Van Kasteren
Jana is a native Foothills MD resident, growing-up in Okotoks and moving to High River five years ago. A registered massage therapist with ten years of experience working with clients, she is also certified in pre/post natal massage, infant massage, hot/cold stone massage, reflexology, bio energy healing level 1, and Bioflex laser therapy. She is currently pursuing her Usui reiki level 1 and Thai yoga massage and will be certified in Fall 2018.
B.A.Psychology, Energetic Shamanic practitioner, Reiki Master
A self-assertive and proficient Psychology Professional, possessing over ten years' experience in helping clients regain their social, emotional and spiritual well-being, Maria has strong interpersonal, planning and organizational skills. She is a highly accomplished counselor and mentor, trained in applied suicide intervention skill. She brings a solution-focused, strength-based approach and trauma informed approach and ACWS Ethics. Adept at working with vulnerable populations and diverse ethnic groups.
Maria is a loving mother, world traveler, and loves connecting with nature for healing and strength. Her curiosity and thirst for true inner-wisdom and need to support others in finding their true essence has inspired her spiritual education and growth.
Maria's many certifications include: B.A.Psychology, Energetic Shamanic practitioner, Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and Sandy Day Master.