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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.

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

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

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,


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,

Carrie McFetridge

Carrie is a Manual Osteopathic Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist. She is also part of the faculty at the Alberta College of Massage Therapy. Carrie is devoted to understanding the interconnectedness of the body and is skilled at treating the body as a whole; integrating the gentle therapeutic touch of CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation into wholistic treatments that facilitate deep change. Carrie focuses on getting through the layers that cause discomfort and finding the root of the issue. An appointment with Carrie combines these disciplines beyond a simple massage as part of her creative treatment plan tailored for each

Desiree Sieben

Desiree completed the 2200 hour program from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy, graduating in 2021. A student for life, she has a background as a registered yoga teacher, personal trainer, and a mindfulness coaching certification. Most recently, she has become certified in cupping and fascial scraping. Desiree has a passion for holistic health and wellness, and advocates for integrative health. She also competitively horseback rides and has a keen interest in athletics and helping those with sport backgrounds. Desiree believes finding a wholehearted lifestyle that is supportive to your mind and body, and can be maintained throughout the varying


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