INNOVATIVE MASSAGE THERAPISTS

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BARB PILAT
- MASSAGE THERAPIST
RMT

Barb has been a registered massage therapist since 1997, when she graduated with an Honours Diploma from Kikkawa College.  Barb believes a thorough assessment is an important step to providing individualized and effective treatment.  Her skillful hands deliver a deep soft tissue massage enhanced with such techniques as myofascial and trigger point releases, joint mobilization, PNF stretching, neuromuscular therapy, manual lymph drainage and craniosacral therapy.

 

Over the years she has experience working and successfully treating clients who have recovered from surgery, sport injuries, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, spinal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, TMJ, headaches and many other conditions.

Barb continually works towards expanding her knowledge in order to provide her clients with the greatest level of care possible.  She believes massage therapy plays a key role in dealing with many of life’s stressors and is essential for long-term health and wellness.

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Dave Proctor
- MASSAGE THERAPIST
RMT

Dave Proctor is entering his 21st year of practicing massage therapy after graduating from Mount Royal College in 2000. He brings a wealth of experience to his treatments. This contributes to successful outcomes for patients suffering from postural and repetitive strain injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and all varieties of soft tissue strain issues. His passion is working with athletes of all levels, especially runners.

Dave lives in Okotoks with his three wonderful children.

In his spare time, Dave likes to run ultra-marathons and is the Canadian record holder for the 24,48 and 72 hour continuous run events. He also held the World Record for the furthest distance ran on a treadmill in 24 hours (260.4kms). On June 21, 2022 Dave completed his his run across Canada from St. John’s to Victoria (7159 kms) in 67 days 10 hours and 27 minutes setting the new TransCanadian speed record.

Jennifer De Clercq
- Massage Therapist, Structural Integrator 
RMT, ATSI


With a NAIT Honours Business Diploma in hand, Jenny’s career began in commodity customer service and corporate change management training. After 15 years in the corporate sector, she completed the Mount Royal College Massage Therapy program in 2005, and thus changed careers to massage therapy.

While on vacation, she was exclusively invited to study Shiatsu massage with the team at the world famous Ten Thousand Waves Spa in New Mexico, USA. The unique technique of Masanori Uchida, a professional sport massage master from Nagoya, Japan, is a favourite treatment for many of Jenny’s clients.

In 2017, Jenny made the decision to get focused on her own self care. With the help of a professional athletic coach, her body composition and fitness capability dramatically changed. But still, she had some obstacles to overcome. 

That’s when she discovered Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI). She experienced how this modality uses gravity and fascial meridians to strategically balance posture and structural instability. After going through the strategic 12 sessions, she gained a striking improvement in the balance of her body structure. So, this became the next step for her career goals.

In the fall of 2020, she graduated from the intensive one year Anatomy Trains certification program led by Thomas Myers in Maine, USA.  She is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI). Jenny finds this modality to be especially rewarding as she is the instigator to reverse shortened fascia that is the culprit for many injuries and chronic pains. 

Jenny firmly believes in many cases, the body can be healthy and support you throughout life. This includes a proactive self care plan, a stabilized posture, a strong mind/body connection, good mental health, along with proper nutrition, movement, and rest.

Jenny enjoys a balanced lifestyle with interests including hiking, travelling, weight training, yoga, clean eating, and time with her new puppy, Oatie. 

Jenny offers massage therapy including shiatsu and pregnancy massage and Structural Integration sessions.

If you were interested in learning more about Structural Integration, check out Jenny's website, www.jenniferdeclercq.ca

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AARON ASHE
- Massage Therapist
RMT


Aaron Ashe is a massage therapist, educator, life-long student, athlete, husband and father. He has been working with athletes, of all levels, since 1999 and has extensive experience
treating individuals for sport-specific injuries. Aaron was part of the integrated sports
medicine team (IST) for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer for 8 years and
is currently working as part of the IST for Rowing Canada Aviron – providing recovery and
regeneration massage.

Aaron is passionate about providing treatment focused on management and prevention of injuries in his clients, as well as helping them return to play from injury by using manual therapy and education to empower clients to become proactive in their own wellness. Aaron’s treatment approach integrates various techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilizations, active manual treatments, and providing guidance as to where to appropriately strengthen and/or increase flexibility. He believes strongly in a collaborative approach to treatment - integrating other practitioners and doctors to provide the most effective and efficient care.

As a long-term athlete himself, Aaron continues to enjoy mountain biking, running, hiking, and skiing. New to the Calgary area, he hopes to keep active and explore the surrounding area, with his family.