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
BSc, RMT, KTP, COTT
With my father being a famous track and field athlete, I grew up working with great sport spirit, victories and many sport injuries that eventually predetermined my fate in this field. Having graduated in 1996 with aBCs in Physical Therapy from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, Ihave since been working in the Healthcare Industry.As a very enthusiastic individual, I am excited to learn about alternative therapies that are suitable to my practice and I have always been one to work with my hands. As a result, I am a Kinesio Taping Practitioner, an Onsen Therapist, and a Certified Laser Technician in addition to being a Registered Massage Therapist. In my practice I like to incorporate many different massage techniques that will give my clients the most effective results. Each massage is individualized depending on my clients’ needs, sometimes including suggestions of additional stretches that may aid them in the healing process. My focus is always on enhancing my client’s overall well-being whilst providing them with any relief from pain, muscle discomfort and overall body imbalance.
“Mens sana in corpore sano” (“Healthy mind in healthy body”)
Registered Massage Therapist
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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 & Dr. Kyley Hunt 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.
About Dr. Kyley Hunt, ND.
Kyley, proud Calgarian, graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after she earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. Upon completion of her studies, she worked as a volunteer physician with Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua. During that time, Dr. Kyley worked alongside nurses and MD's in both clinical and hospital settings.
Dr. Kyley is a certified Bowen Therapist who is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She has additional training and certification in acupuncture, homeopathy, intravenous vitamin therapy, and neural therapy. Her general family practice focuses on educating and empowering the individual to take an active role in their health. She has special interest in women's health, pediatrics, digestive concerns, anxiety and athletics. Dr. Kyley believes in an active lifestyle and finds balance in her own life through running, hiking, snowboarding and volunteering.
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.