My name is Gwenn van Riel. I'm proud to say that I'm a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor (300hr). I enjoy learning how the body functions, pranayama techniques, how to correct imbalances and continue to improve my skills as an RMT.
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.
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 MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy for 2 years.
My mission is to help restore the body and mind through therapeutic movement and massage. Creating stillness in the mind while rejuvenating the body.
With all of this knowledge that I've gained over the last 13 years of my career I have to thank my gurus and mentors. It wouldn't be possible without your words of encouragement and love.