Meet Our Experts
Dr. Chris KeayDTCM, R.Ac, Grad.Dip.Sc, B.Sc. Dr. Keay graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005, and became a registered acupuncturist in Alberta the same year. He continued to further his clinical research and training in acupuncture and Chinese herbs from the GuLou Hospital and BaiXia Hospital in Nanjing in 2007. He also received a B.Sc. degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Grad.Dip.Sc. from the Latrobe University in Australia. Dr. Keay specializes in the following areas: pain (back pain, shoulder pain, migraines, sports injuries), common cold (flu, coughing, body aches), stress disorders (insomnia, depression, anxiety, and headache), cancer care (strengthens body immune system, inhibit cancer growth), gynecological problems (painful period, infertility, irregular period), digestive problems (belching, stomach pain, reflux, constipation), muscle atrophy (cerebella degeneration, multiple sclerosis), skin problems (Eczema, Psoriasis and Allergy). Calgarychineseacupuncture.com
Paulla SchmidtPaulla has refined many massage skill in her 15 years of practice. She specializes in pre/post natal care and is adept at reflexology, Thai compress, hot stone, and lymphatic drainage. She uses all of these modalities to address her client's specified needs. She also has extensive experience with trigger point and cupping therapy, which has aided her clients in recovering from soft tissue and over use injuries, and migraine headaches. Paulla has extensive knowledge and experience working with dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, post surgical and pre/post natal clients. She enjoys exploring treatment options and working towards individual care goals. Paulla is a loving mother of 2 and is currently an active member of the Board of Directors of the NHPC .
Arian AbyanehB.Sc., RMT, Arian is a student of massage therapy, in his second year of studies. Also holding a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has worked to combine his love for mechanics and physics with his fascination with the human body and it's inner workings. This combination of skills has enabled him to create a holistic method of therapy that works to relax and relieve pain while simultaneously working to readjust the body posturally in order to remove the sources of that pain at its roots. He specializes in myofascia release, deep tissue massage, postural rehabilitation and functional movement, and cupping techniques. Although he can't write receipts for insurance purposes for a couple of more months, Mantra offers discounted massage rates for his services for the time being at $60 for a one hour treatment.
Mandy FeltMandy graduated from the 2200 Hour Program at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in 2010. She is registered with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta. She has several years of experience treating tension and pain in the body using a variety of massage modalities. Mandy specializes in relaxation, sport and deep tissue, therapeutic, pregnancy, and Thai herbal compress massage.
Trish BogackaTrish graduated from Foothills College of Massage Therapy in September 2005 and has been practicing massage therapy full time ever since. She decided to study massage after seeing firsthand how much it helps people; it was the only treatment that worked for her chronic shoulder pain. She has practiced in both clinical and spa settings, and can help a variety of clients ranging from those looking to relax and relieve stress to those with more serious injuries. She enjoys treating repetitive strain, sports and occupational conditions, and has a deep interest in maintaining the well-being of her clients. She shares her passion for massage by volunteering at events such as Yogathon and Run for the Cure. Trish also practices reflexology, pre and post-natal massage,and hot stone massage.
Paul ArchibaldPaul graduated in 2006 from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy (2280 hours) in Halifax with certification in sports massage, and has been working as a registered massage therapist ever since. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology and certification as a personal fitness trainer. Paul is dedicated to treating a variety of conditions, such as overuse injuries and postural and joint dysfunctions. With his background in kinesiology, he is well suited to work with you and your trainer to achieve maximum results. Paul has flourished in a number of work environments, like ski and golf resorts, and on cruise ships providing deep tissue therapeutic treatment and relaxation massage. We are pleased that he is now bringing hot stones into his treatments for a more intense effect on the tissues. He truly embodies the concept of high quality client care.
Genny MachadoGenny is an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy graduate of Makami College's 3000hr program. Genny has had the opportunity to acquire experience doing a variety of treatments that include therapeutic, myofascial release, relaxation, prenatal, thai herbal compress, hot stone, and bamboo massage. Genny places a great deal of importance on providing her clients with a broad line of options, and she ensures that their physical and mental wellness are looked after.
Nolan GriffinNolan joined Mantra in 2011, and has been practicing massage therapy since graduating from the Mount Royal University Massage Therapy program in 2008. He has worked in a wide array of settings from sports clinics and spas to providing mobile massage around the city. Nolan leads an active life, believing in the importance of physical fitness for optimum health, and has a diverse background in sports, weight lifting and athletics. His experience in multiple massage disciplines has allowed Nolan to work with his clients to achieve their personal treatment goals. Nolan specializes in therapeutic and deep tissue massage where he focuses on breaking down chronic pain patterns in the body through the release of tension in the muscle and surrounding connective tissue. Nolan is 2200 hour recognized with all insurance providers and has worked with high level athletes from the NCAA, NHL, Olympics and more. Whether you need a deep tissue massage to break up stubborn knots, a sports massage to help prepare for the big race or a soothing relaxation massage to melt away from your stresses, Nolan will be able to accommodate you. (Hot Stone, Raindrop Therapy, Relaxation, Reflexology, Thai Compression, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage)
Shelley HoffartShelley is a co-owner of Mantra Wellness Centre. She has been practicing Massage Therapy full time since 2005. Having a gymnastics and sports related back round, Shelley has a complete understanding of how the body works and dealing with injury. Using a variety of techniques, Shelley knows how to treat your pain! Specializing in Therapeutic Massage she is perfect for treating a variety of ailments including: low back pain, sciatica, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, frozen shoulder, knee and joint pain, sports related injuries. Note: does not accept online deal vouchers.
Amanda MeadahlAmanda is the owner of Mantra Wellness Centre and has been practicing Massage therapy since 2005. Amanda specializes in sport massage and injury recovery, deep tissue massage and PNF stretching. She excels in finding and relieving those painful areas within muscle tissue and making them relax. Amanda has developed a blend of techniques making her massage unique to each client and their specific need for massage. Using her knowledge she is able to give advice based on individual treatments. During treatment she aims to work effectively with the client to relieve pain, increase range of motion, decrease tension, and achieve optimum performance and to provide injury free training and minimize pre and post event injuries. Amanda has been involved with various athletic events such as Trans-Rockies mountain bike race, 24 hours of adrenaline, Iron man, and many local marathons and triathlons. Note: does not accept online deal vouchers.
Ellen AltkuckatzEllen is our awesome receptionist who keeps everyone on task and organized. When she is not at Mantra, you can find her at Bijoux Salon in Lakeview, styling hair.