Team Biographies

 Registered Massage Therapists & Reception Staff


 Sara Martin, RMT (Principal)

“My focus is on therapeutic Swedish massage and rehabilitative treatment techniques. My experience in community economic development and working with marginalized populations, coupled with my experience in high-level sports has allowed me to develop an holistic approach to health and sport injury rehabilitation. Nutrition, exercise, stress levels and community supports all affect a person’s capability to achieve and maintain wellness. My massage treatments are assessment-based, and I specialize in low back pain, Deep Tissue techniques, using my elbows mostly . I believe that my patients are experts of their own body, and that I am here to facilitate their mind-body connection.”

Sara is a graduate of Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Winnipeg, 2013), and the Sunshine School of Traditional Thai Massage (Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2015). She is certified in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) , Joint Mobilization and Dermoneuromodulating. She is an accomplished soccer player, cyclist, skydiver, boxer and adventure-seeker. Sara is also able to provide massage therapy treatment services in French, upon request.


Beth Martin, RMT

“Over my fifteen years of practice, I have worked with and learned so much from my patients of various backgrounds, activity levels, states of health and gender identity. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to tailor my treatments for those in need, while ensuring my clinic room is an inclusive, safe space for all. My specialties include, but are not limited to, Deep Tissue massage and Perinatal massage. I am always working to better myself as a therapist and hone my skills so that I can offer a great patient experience at Anchor Massage Therapy.”

Beth is a graduate of Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Winnipeg). Since her graduation in 2004, she has worked in a wide range of clinics and settings; from spas in Australia and Banff, to chiropractic and therapeutic clinics here in Winnipeg. In her down time, she is a mother of two who enjoys over caffeinating, long walks to the library, and true crime.


Offer Kuban, RMT

“I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (Vancouver) in 1991. I ran a successful practice for 10 years with chiropractors, naturopaths, and kinesiologists. My focus never strayed from assisting my patients to achieve a better state of wellness in their lives. Whether musicians, office workers, dancers, artists, weekend “warriors”, healthcare professionals, students, and even neuroscientists, all of us similarly want to get back to feeling better. That’s my passion! My treatments are nonaggressive, yet technical and methodical. 

During a hiatus from massage, I travelled and explored different endeavours, including time working as a medical language specialist in transcription as well as a stint in the food & wine industry. My return to massage therapy, this time in Manitoba, was life coming full circle for me professionally, and I’m thrilled. “


Raylee Hudon, RMT

“My meticulous approach to massage allows me to work with my patients to address any concerns; whether injury, postural strain, or maintenance and preventative care. I incorporate assessment, Deep Tissue, stretching and soft tissue release techniques into my treatments. My goal is to promote self-care by completing a treatment plan with stretching and strengthening exercises catered to my client’s individual needs. “

Raylee is a graduate of Robertson College (Winnipeg, 2018). She is certified in TMJ Mastery and Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping.  Her next educational intentions are to specialize in Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and  sports kinesiology taping. An avid athlete, Raylee can be found practicing her boxing technique during her down time from the clinic.


Katelyn Spidle, RMT

” I use Swedish and Myofascial techniques to treat common musculoskeletal conditions caused by poor posture, flawed biomechanics and traumatic injury. I have a particular interest in using Deep Tissue and Trigger Point massage to promote and support the body’s natural healing capacity. My background in journalism, anthropology and outdoor education helps me assess my patients lifestyle and past experiences and how these may inform their current symptoms. My aim is to help my patients identify and achieve their personal wellness goals. I do this by ensuring a safe and non-judgemental space, taking the time to educate and explain, and making appropriate referrals to allied healthcare professionals. “

Kate completed her practicum at Anchor Massage Therapy, and is a graduate of Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Winnipeg, 2019). She loves food, nature, music, yoga and family.


Julia Huard, RMT 

“My keen interest in the relationship between mind and body drew me to the profession of massage therapy. Using Myofascial Release combined with Swedish Massage techniques, my intention is to work collaboratively with patients to alleviate pain and discomfort while promoting relaxation and stress reduction. My academic and professional experience involves working in community health through a feminist, harm-reduction lens and as a result, I promote health and well-being that is inclusive and non-judgemental. My main goal is to provide a safe and trauma-informed space for all, specifically for those of the LGBQT2SIA+ community. “

Julia is a graduate of Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Winnipeg, 2019). In her off-time, she enjoys reading, cycling, travelling, hitting up live shows, and mixing fancy cocktails.


Courtenay Winnemuller, RMT

” My desire to help people, paired with a deep curiosity about the mind body connection is what led me to massage therapy.  I specialize in assessment of the musculoskeletal system and use a combination of Swedish massage and mobilization techniques to treat common dysfunctions in the body. I enjoy collaborating with my patients to create treatment plans that address their specific therapeutic needs, while leaving them feeling restored and renewed. “

Courtenay is a graduate of Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy (Winnipeg, 2019). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, music and chasing after her two kids.


 Alexandra McConnell, RMT 

“I have had a special interest in helping people who are dealing with mental health issues. I went into massage therapy because it allowed me to provide care to my patients in partnership with them. Our clinic is a safe space, and my treatment room also allows a place for you to relax.
My assessment skills guide me in determining how best to help patients, whether they are rehabilitating from work or sports injuries, dealing with new or chronic pain. I use techniques such as Deep Tissue massage, Swedish massage, Trigger Point therapy, cupping, and Myofascial Release, and I send my patients home with home-care that can further their healing.”

Alexandra McConnell graduated from the Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Winnipeg, 2019). She is a self-described “small-town girl”, who enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also a food and music lover.


Natasha Newman, RMT

“ I mostly use Swedish massage techniques utilizing forearms and elbows. I believe that assessment and mindful treatments are the basis of effective massage therapy.  My priority is to work with patients to create a unique treatment plan based on their goals which can be anything from injury rehabilitation to pain relief and relaxation. I take a holistic approach to treatment and recognize the many factors that play into a patients overall health. I also like to make sure the needs and concerns of my patients are heard and addressed.

During my studies I became especially interested in pre and post natal massage as well as labour support and baby bonding. I am certified as a birth and postpartum Doula”.

Natasha is a graduate of Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies, Inc (Winnipeg, 2019). On her time off, Natasha enjoys indigenous beadwork, working out at the gym and volunteering.

Anchor Massage Reception Staff

Cerina Harris, Admin Assistant

Cerina is our Extended Health Insurance specialist. She will help address any of your questions or concerns regarding our direct billing services, and booking appointments with our RMTs.

 


Felicia Ilunga-Martin, Weekend Reception

Felicia currently attends Louis Riel High School in St. Boniface, and is able to provide reception services in French upon request.