My name is Gwenn van Riel. I'm a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr). I am currently practicing in Edmonton, Alberta.
I specialize in therapeutic massage therapy, anything from motor vehicle accidents, hamstring tears, rotator cuff injuries, migraines, sciatica issues to plantar fasciitis. Recovering from an injury or misalignment also requires a touch of education and understanding of the issue, which I will provide for you. The issue may also require some movement therapy to reeducate the body into healthy movement patterns which is conveniently provided at the same location as the massage therapy session. I have created a YouTube channel with yoga videos that will hopefully provide some ease of movement in your everyday life. Woosah Wellness - YouTube
Since graduating from Medicine Hat College with a Massage Therapy Diploma and Sports Massage Therapist Certificate in 2007 I have never stopped learning. I traveled to Thailand to study Thai massage, I've completed a fire cupping course, head, neck & jaw master class, anatomy trains in structure & function and many more that I've learned so much from. In 2018 I became a Certified Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Association of Alberta. I also had the pleasure of mentoring students through their massage therapy clinical practicum at Vicars School of Massage Therapy from 2016-2018. I am currently working as a massage therapy instructor at CDI College.
My mission is to help restore the body and mind through therapeutic movement, meditation and massage. Creating stillness in the mind to create freedom in our lives.
With all of this knowledge that I've gained over the last 15 years of my career I have to thank my gurus and mentors. It wouldn't be possible without your words of encouragement and love.