Blog

Our blog connects our clients with our health and wellness practitioners, by providing informative and practical insights from our own personal health journeys. Welcome to our community of healers!

James D. McNeill

James is both a massage therapist and a manual osteopathic therapist, and has a passion for holistic health and an ambition to learn. He graduated in 2015 from MH Vicars School of Massage and again in 2020 from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada (MOCC). He has recently retired from municipal government work as a civil engineering technologist for transportation and engineering services, and is excited to enter this next chapter of his career. James has completed his certification in the techniques level in Upledger craniosacral therapy (CST-T) after having studied extensively with the Upledger Institute (see here). He is also

Meredith Weir

Meredith graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Lakeland College in 2007 and is registered under the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association. Her focus is therapeutic massage to help her clients regain their health and wellness. She is experienced in deep tissue, pre and post-natal massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. Her aim is to make people feel their best to enable them to perform their best in recreation or sport. Outside of work Meredith enjoys creating music with her band, kickboxing, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Melanie Michaud

Melanie has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 4 years, graduating from MH Vicars here in Edmonton. With a new baby born only two weeks before completing school, Melanie’s focus and passion has always been towards maternity and children. Receiving many prenatal massages at Muscle Elements during her pregnancy, Melanie knew that she would eventually be a part of the team. She is certified in prenatal massage, dynamic cupping, and therapeutic Hot Stones massage. She includes hot basalt stones and hot steaming towels during each treatment to further enhance the therapeutic effect of adding heat during the massage. Melanie

Kim Neilson

Kimberly has been practicing as a registered massage therapist for just over 6 years, having graduated from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) in 2017. She is passionate about helping people, and specializes in jade stone massage, deep tissue, therapeutic, and prenatal massage. She became a massage therapist to understand pain more in depth, and alternate ways to heal naturally. Kim is always looking to expand her knowledge and add modalities in her field, with goals of eventually learning Ayurvedic nutrition and becoming a yoga instructor. She loves swimming, camping, shopping, water slides, fairs, and spending lots of time

Lacey Supple

Lacey is a loving, intuitive soul that has a passion for helping others reach their fullest potential. She graduated from the 3000-hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at Makami College with awarded distinction in her class. Trained in a variety of healing modalities, she strives toward creating a space for clients to embody inward focus and foster mind, body, and spirit  balance. Her philosophy is that clients know themselves better than anyone, and that they are both their own, and her, best resource when it comes to successful treatment. Her areas of expertise include myofascial release, deep tissue techniques, Swedish,

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Crystal Schamber

Crystal completed the Alberta College of Massage Therapy program. Since then, she has also studied dynamic cupping, pregnancy and post-natal massage, as well as Access Bars. She completed an oncology massage program in March 2019 to help treat her clients that are going through cancer treatments. After meeting with Marni, the founder of Muscle Elements, and her team of health and wellness professionals, Crystal felt excited to join the team. She’s confident that she can grow and learn so much from Muscle Elements and her team of colleagues, offering her clients the best quality of care. Health and wellness is

Pamela Ripi-Allivellatore

Pamela is a registered massage therapist who recently graduated from Makami College in Edmonton, although her passion for healing and serving people is extensive. She has a background as a medical doctor in Argentina, specializing as a neonatologist. In 2014, when Pamela was in Argentina, she started to study holistic medicine. This is where she began to find the answers to why our bodies become sick with illness. This fueled her passion to further her skill set in training in traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure, reflexology and also aromatherapy. She is trained in many different massage techniques, such as deep tissue,

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Marni Way

Owner/operator of Muscle Elements, Marni has has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 19 years. After graduating from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in Calgary, Alberta, she obtained employment with a prestigious spa located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. After a few years of valuable experience working with talented therapists and challenged by seeing new clients daily, she headed back to Edmonton. Her passion lies in craniosacral therapy (CST), having trained with the Upledger Institute in several courses. After the death of her mother, she was determined to create a healing sanctuary, where mind and body

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Theresa Horton

Theresa comes from a background of varied customer service and public service roles, including reception and admin support, day-home provider, community support worker for disabled adults, and caterer. In search of her own healing, Theresa has sought out many different types of treatment and found that new options are always being presented. That is what eventually led her to the front desk at Muscle Elements. Being in the great outdoors among nature, wildlife and sunshine is her favourite way to do this. Especially when she is with her husband and sons.