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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!

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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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Katherine Picard

Katherine has completed the 3,000-hour massage therapy program at Makami College. She’s also completed several continuing education courses, such as orthopaedic massage, neuromuscular certification, myofascial, as well as fire and vacuum cupping. She is also in the process of completing an Acupuncture Diploma from Reeves College, graduating in 2020. Katherine is passionate about helping others and educating her clients on the importance of self-care and injury prevention. She’s passionate about preventative medicine, learning about holistic healing from her grandmother’s natural remedies and cures. She loves working at Muscle Elements because of the collaborative team environment and the focus on professional

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

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Amanda Bryden

*Amanda is currently on maternity leave. Amanda graduated from Medicine Hat College with a Certificate of Massage Therapy in 2005. She has chosen to specialise in key therapy and has completed multiple physiokey courses over the past few years. She has found that utilising the physiokey, a non-invasive biofeedback device, in her treatments allows her to greatly increase the range of issues that she’s able to help with as a clinical massage therapist. Amanda chose to become an RMT after completing her high school work experience in a local clinic. Between college and joining the team at Muscle Elements Amanda