Amita Gupta, Owner and RMT
In 2008 Amita graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, and relocated to Edmonton in 2014 to be closer to her family. It was while Amita was at a yoga retreat that she was rubbing another yogis shoulders who turned around and asked "Are you a massage therapist? And if not then you should definitely consider it as a career!" That seed was implanted and a year or so later that conversation came back while doing yoga and alignment. She felt it would help her understand the body and muscles. Then began the journey of becoming a massage therapist.
Amita's primary focus is therapeutic massage however; she believes that to be truly therapeutic relaxation is the ground for healing. So no matter what the focus of the session, be it treating shoulder soreness or low back pain she incorporates into a massage little extras such as soothing warm towels, Hagina Japanese mint oil, and essential oils. Amita strives to keep growing both personally and professionally and so she is always looking for the next course to take. This coming summer of 2018, Amita will be able to offer shiatsu as a modality. Amita utilizes a wide variety of techniques to customize a treatment to fit your individual needs.
Heather Laplante, RMT
Heather is originally from Toronto where she studied massage therapy at a small, but reputable school - Sutherland Chan (est. 1978). Heather now makes Edmonton her home. She began practicing massage therapy in 2015 and has grown more passionate about her profession with each client. Heather can create a treatment plan and adapt to any client's needs, including relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal massage, positional release, and can provide treatment for MVA claims. She is warm and personable and is highly skilled in massage therapy and has a passion to aid in others recovery and relief of pain.
Warren Aubut, RMT
Warren was born and raised in Leduc, Alberta. His journey in health started in 2003 when he attended his first seminar of craniosacral therapy, the brainchild of osteopath Dr. John Upledger. In fall of 2006, he enrolled in the full-time massage therapy program at Makami College, and graduated in the spring of 2007 as an RMT (Registerd Masssage Therapist). In the fall of 2012 Warren graduated from the 2200 hour program offered by the Turner Institute, now the Turner Institute of Massage and Osteopathy. Over the past decade, he has attended, and continue to attend, courses from leaders in the field of manual therapy, such as osteopath Dr. John Upledger, osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral, and osteopath Dr. Bruno Chikly.
Warren has an affinity to work with people and has a gentle presence. He is compassionate and caring and that comes forth in his treatment and massage. Having over ten years of practice he understand the subtle ways to relieve pain through craniosacral and visceral massage techniques. He helps you understand what he is sensing and walks you through the treatment process.
Frances Janvier RMT
Frances is a proud graduate from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy with 2200 hours and a member of Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA). She enjoys her career as a massage therapist, and considers massage to be an important part in maintaining good health. Frances' passion is the need to help people, which prompted her career in massage therapy.
Frances specializes in deep muscle, hydrotherapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Pre & Post Natal Massage, Relaxation Massage, Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, and Trigger Point. She is also qualified to treat conditions such as whiplash, carpal tunnel, strains and sprains, frozen shoulder, scoliosis, TMJ, plantar fasciitis and more. As a therapist, she treats clients by using touch to manipulate the soft tissue muscles of the body. She relieves pain, rehabilitates injuries, reduces stress, and increases relaxation.
Maria Ramona Bazgan, R. Ac. Acupuncturist
Ramona Bazgan is a graduate of MacEwan University, where she successfully completed the 3 year acupuncture program. After a rigorous series of licensing examinations Ramona became an Alberta Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the CAAA.
In her practice, Ramona believes that diagnosis and treatment should focus on the whole person’s wellness, rather than on the outward physical symptoms alone. Her areas of focus lie in mental and emotional difficulties such as stress/anxiety/depression/ OCD/insomnia, women’s health issues, and preventative care and guidance in accessing one’s inner potential towards optimum physical/emotional and spiritual balance. Ramona has also worked with musculoskeletal pain and injury, gastrointestinal issues and cosmetic acupuncture.
However her practice is not limited to these aspects alone, due to the whole-body approach of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, many acute and chronic problems can be addressed.
During treatments with Ramona you can expect a calm and open environment, an attentive and gentle bedside manner and effective treatment plans to help you naturally transition to your best self.
Ramona engages you to become an active participant in your own healing process and experience the transformative potential that lies at the heart of all physical/mental discomfort. The goal of energy medicine is to awaken your innate healing capacity and restore your ability to see yourself as the powerful being that you are.
" I am responsible for the creation of my health. I therefore participated, at some level in the creation of this illness. I can participate in the healing of this illness by healing myself, which means simultaneously healing my emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual being."