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!

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

Angela Nowlan

Angela completed the 2200 hour program from MH Vicars in 2007. Since then, she has worked alongside many other modalities, and has gained much knowledge and perspective from them. She is trained in therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation, prenatal, hot stone, lymphatic drainage, an Access Consciousness Bars practitioner and completed her level 2 in Reiki. Her passion is helping women gain control over pelvic floor imbalances, which is why she became certified in Core Confidence, which specifically focuses on strengthening and enhancing the pelvic floor. She listens to both the client’s needs as well as their body’s needs, and adjusts each

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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

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Jackie Rempel

Jackie is one of the client coordinators at Muscle Elements, as well as a Registered Massage Therapist, and has a diploma in Business Administration. After a life-changing event in her family, Jackie decided to make a career change and joined the Muscle Elements team. With experience as a Registered Massage Therapist and administrative background, it made her a great fit.  She loves working at Muscle Elements because there are a variety of practitioners that specialize and have a passion in various modalities.  All of them work together to provide the clients with the best treatments that they can, and they

Carrie McFetridge

Carrie is fascinated with fascia and is especially passionate about myofascial release and the deep fascial effects that CranioSacral therapy (CST) can have. She is skilled at looking at the body as a whole and excels at integrating CranioSacral therapy with therapeutic massage to facilitate deep change within her clients. Carrie is intrigued by and continues to learn how energy and physiology go hand in hand. She is trained in CranioSacral therapy (CST), myofascial release, Access Consciousness bars, relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, Reiki, and is constantly furthering her education.

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Sarah Maxwell

Sarah completed the 3,000-hour massage therapy program at Makami College in 2011 to become a Registered Massage Therapist. She specializes in manual lymphatic drainage, and has also taken the Access Bars course through Access Consciousness. Sarah is inspired by the management team and the supportive therapists at Muscle Elements, who solely focus on doing what’s best for their clients. Sarah believes in maintaining balance in body, mind and spirit. “I chose to work in this profession for three reasons: my own health and wellness; because I am very interested in the science behind the body; and also, to help others.

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Deanna DeBlois

Deanna graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy’s 2200 hour program in 2016. She has also since obtained certificates for cupping, craniosacral therapy level 1 (CST 1), and pre- and post-natal massage. Deanna loves the supportive atmosphere at Muscle Elements and is inspired by the compassionate therapists that are part of the team. She feels that the team deeply cares about each and every client, which strongly reflects her passion for health and wellness, as well as her love for helping others. Deanna’s sister planted the seed of massage therapy very early in her life, flowering into a passion

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Heather Kew

Heather graduated from MacEwan University’s Massage Therapy program in 2005 and has continued her education by studying orthopedic and therapeutic massage, myofascial cupping, hot stone massage and deep tissue massage. She specializes in migraine and headache treatments, motor vehicle accident rehabilitation, and chronic pain. Heather always knew that she wanted to work in health care, and she decided to study massage therapy as it allows her to spend more time with her clients treating the whole person. One of her favourite moments is seeing a client looking forward to their therapy and feeling rejuvenated at the end of her treatment.

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Melissa Newton

Melissa completed the massage therapy program at Makami College and is a Registered Massage Therapist. She has also completed continuing education in deep tissue massage, fire cupping, relaxation and pre-natal massage. Melissa loves working as a massage therapist because it provides her with an opportunity to help people and make them feel better. She’s worked in a seniors assisted-living home, providing compassionate care to our aging population. She loves working at Muscle Elements because it’s a supportive atmosphere with a great team that is passionate about helping others. She believes in staying healthy and living an active lifestyle, as there’s