Registered Massage Therapist
I first became interested in Massage Therapy while suffering from an injury brought on by my new found love of running. I was convinced to see a friend for Massage Therapy treatment that included Active Release treatment (A.R.T.). I was back running, biking and swimming pain free within a very short time! As time went on the pulp and paper industry in which I had been employed in for the past 16 years took a huge downturn. The very moment I heard that my "job of a life-time" was to be no more I knew what avenue I wanted to pursue. I studied and became a Registered Massage Therapist to help people with their pain and injuries and discovered that this is a "job of a life-time"! I am a 2008 graduate of the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, New Brunswick. While completing my education to become a Registered Massage Therapist I also spent time studying and volunteering to obtain my Certified Sports Massage Therapist Certification with a focus on Active Myofascial Release Techniques. To further my knowledge I am currently studying for certification as an Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) Practitioner, and have recently acquired certification in A.R.T. for the Upper Extremities. I think it is a magical thing to be able to help the human body with one's own hands!
Registered Massage Therapist
Over 10 years in the industry, Velizar is experienced with sport injuries such as tennis elbow, golf elbow, tendonitis and knee injuries. Specializes in deep tissue/therapeutic massage, relaxation, prenatal and laser therapy.
As a leader in wellness services, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of alternative therapies to provide our members with a truly wholistic health experience.
Julie McCoy, our resident Reflexologist and wholistic treatment specialist, offers the following services to maximize relaxation and overall health:
~ Reiki Energy Therapy ~ Kathura Healing ~ Raindrop Massage ~ Ear Candeling ~ Reflexology ~
About Julie McCoy
Julie has over ten years of therapeutic experience. She is certified in all levels of Reiki energy, Kathura healing, raindrop massage, ear candling and Reflexology. She has a vast amount of experience supporting those affected by cancer, heart disease, migraines and stress related ailments. Her unique approach to healing ensures all of her clients leave rested and relaxed.v
Naturopathic Services will no longer be available on site at The Bow Valley Club
Dr. Marnie Wachtler will be available to BVC Members by appointment at the main clinic location only.
MAIN CLINIC GAIA HEALTH CARE @ 1104 - 10 Street SW. http://www.gaiahealthcare.com/index.html
About Dr. Marnie Wachtler, RMT, ND
Marnie received her education in biological sciences at both Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary. After completing her massage therapy diploma in 1996, she spent five years working in several multi-disciplinary clinics in downtown Calgary. In June, 2006, Marnie graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine receiving a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree.
Dr. Wachtler believes in a gentle, kind approach to healing the body and in finding the cause of illness. Her specialties include: sports medicine, gastro-intestinal health, food sensitivities, infant nutrition and wellness, pre-natal and post-natal care, and women's health.
Learn more about Dr. Wachtler and naturopathic medicine here.
Our professional grade massage services are the best way to relax and rejuvenate after a workout. From simple stress management to muscle strains and stiffness, our massage therapists are available seven days a week to meet the health and wellness needs of members and non-members alike. We offer an assortment of different treatments including therapeutic, relaxation and hot stone massage.