Team Biographies

 Registered Massage Therapists

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 Sara Martin, RMT (Principal)

“My focus is on therapeutic Swedish massage and rehabilitative Deep Tissue & Myofascial treatment techniques. My experience in community economic development, working with marginalized populations, coupled with my experience in high-level sports has allowed me to develop an holistic, preventitive 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.

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 Therapy 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.

Chantal Hjorleifson, RMT

“My intent is to help my patients in decreasing stress, anxiety or pain. Improving overall physical and mental health. I use Swedish massage techniques, as well as forearm and elbow deep tissue treatments .”

Chantal is a graduate of Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy (Winnipeg, 2020). Away from the clinic Chantal enjoys spending time with family, her two dogs, interests are true crime shows and psychology. 

Caitlin Pescitelli, RMT

“A philosophy I hold dear as a Massage Therapist is to work with the body. Some days our bodies may handle deeper pressure, other days it may not. During treatments I bring together an array of techniques that suit the patient best for that specific day. Some of which include scar tissue release, Cupping, Relaxation/Swedish techniques, Deep Tissue (using elbows and forearms), Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. I love to incorporate my knowledge as a yoga teacher and exercise enthusiast into treatments with assisted stretching and take-home exercises. I wholeheartedly believe the healing process doesn’t stop once the massage has ended, and encourage my patients to create an overall balance in their bodies and mind.”

Caitlin graduated from The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (Evolve College, Winnipeg) in 2016. She has experience working alongside physiotherapists, clinical psychologists/counsellors and in spa settings. She is a certified yoga instructor. Outside of the clinic she can be found walking her rescue dog Juno, baking, planning dinners with her boyfriend, or relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Daryl Ibanez: practicum student

“I have a background in sports and I am an avid hiker. I have a particular interest in treating the lower body with pre/post sports massages. My treatment goals are to bring structural balance to my patients, in doing so I can improve quality of life by reducing the risk of injury.

I use Swedish, relaxation and deep tissue techniques incorporating stretching or myofascial work to facilitate therapeutic change.”

Daryl is a student at Evolve College of Massage Therapy, Winnipeg. He is set to graduate summer 2021.