Body Balance Therapy
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Sandra Strangman, RMT -
Sandra has been the owner of Body Balance for 26 of her 28 years as a registered massage therapist. Over the years, Sandra has worked with many groups including women’s hockey, Olympic weight-
She has a keen interest in athletics and enjoys augmenting her clients’ athletic performance. While Sandra has a wide and varied clientele, many of her clients are Masters Athletes who benefit from her wide range of massage techniques including kinesio taping.
Sandra’s first love is running, having competed at the university level. She is a devoted student of Bikram Yoga which has been instrumental in managing a fractured neck injury from 1998. She now swims recreationally but well into her university years, she taught swimming and was a lifeguard for the City of Edmonton.
Due to a series of knee surgeries, Sandra is not currently practising as an RMT but she is devoting herself to the BBT mentorship program for aspiring student RMTs. Sandra is instructor to 2 or 3 students per term. These students are rigorously interviewed and only the best are chosen. All of their work is under the scrutiny of her expert tutelage. Some of these students prove to be so good that we keep them!
Dr. Sahar Halbi, MD, acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine
We are proud to have registered acupuncturist, Dr. Sahar Halabi, under the Body Balance umbrella. She is an inspiration to our staff and our clients and she is an exceptional healer.
Dr. Halabi, who is also a medical doctor, uses acupuncture to diagnose and promote health by stimulating the body’s own healing powers. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical system that includes the insertion of needles to help the body realign or redirect its network of interrelating energies.
Dr. Halbi studied at the Kharkov Medical Institute and Grant MacEwan University and currently is an instructor at Reeves College, Edmonton.
Serina Cote, RMT
Serina graduated from her 2200-
With over a decade of experience in the profession, Serina offers deep tissue, relaxation and pre-
Serina is a member in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada and is currently working towards her Level 1 Reiki certificate.
When not at the clinic, Serina enjoys cooking and live theatre.
Naomi Holmstrom, RMT HHP
Naomi Holmstrom is a graduate of Grant MacEwan's Massage Therapy and Holistic Health Practitioner Diploma programs. Naomi has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist for sixteen years and is a member in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. Naomi provides deep tissue, therapeutic, pre/post natal and infant massage, and relaxation massage. Naomi utilizes a variety of techniques, including Acupressure, trigger point work, myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, reflexology and passive stretch. Naomi is also an Advanced Reiki practitioner. Naomi recently took a Doula training course, and is happy offer additional support to prenatal clients.
Her other interests include spending time in nature, activities with her young family, hiking, and the occasional perusal of literature with a good cup of coffee.
Currently Naomi will NOT BE AVAILABLE April 16, 2020 through to July 2020, and is NOT taking bookings during that time. There is a possibility those dates could change, so check back often to ensure you get in for treatment. This is a temporary unavailability, and Naomi will be back to regular scheduling September.
Should you require additional information or assistance in this regard, you may email Naomi directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Szabo, RMT
Sara is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Massage Therapy program with 2200 hours of training including modalities such as: hydrotherapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage and more. She has also completed one-
Sara particularly enjoys providing deep tissue and therapeutic massage to her clients. She loves to travel and practice yoga and is very interested in health and fitness.
Sara is a member in good standing with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada and is excited to pursue further education in the future.
Student Massage Therapists in our Mentorship Program
On a regular basis, Body Balance Therapy mentors and trains student massage therapists, to help them qualify for their registration. The hours they spend with our clients are supervised and the fees charged for student services are at a reduced rate. Sandra is the primary student instructor, so you know they are in good hands!
Body Balance Therapy is currently accepting resumes for students this August and September for our Fall Mentorship Program.
Lesley Wiggins, RMT
Lesley Wiggins is a registered massage therapist originally from Saskatchewan. She graduated from the 2200-
On her own time, Lesley enjoys being creative, getting outdoors and staying active!
Denise Ferrance, RMT
Denise graduated from Alberta College of Massage Therapy with 2200 hours of training. She has acquired Swedish Relaxation as well as Deep Tissue techniques. Her techniques include a range of modalities such as myofascial release, effleurage, hydrotherapy, proprioceptive therapy, trigger point therapy, joint play and many others, to help restore the body to a more optimal level of function, relieving the body of toxins and facilitating an overall feeling of relaxation.
Denise has always had a passion for massage therapy and a natural curiosity and belief in the body's innate ability to heal and thrive when in a state of homeostasis. Her passion and desire for learning has enabled her to benefit from the experience and mentorship at Body Balance by providing her with hands on training, enabling her to continue to add more tools to her repertoire to help benefit clients.
Denise is a member of Natural Health Practitioners of Canada and is excited for the ongoing learning experience provided to her in massage therapy.
Kathleen Potts, RMT
Kathleen graduated from MaKami college with a 3000 hour program in May of 2017. She is visually impaired which aids her greatly in in her sense of touch. She has a passion for therapeutic massage and working on injuries. She also enjoys working on temporal mandibular joint disorders (TMJD) and preforming intraoral massage. She is currently enrolled in a TCM acupuncture student program at Reeves college, due to graduate March 2021. In her spare time she enjoys long boarding with her husband and daughter trying to stay active in her busy lifestyle.
Travis Miller, RMT
Tavis Miller is a graduate of M.H. Vicars 2200 hr Massage Therapy program. Currently he is enrolled at the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada, and is on track to graduate in October 2021. He is a hard working, self-
People may wonder what an Osteopathic Manual Therapist is, and how it can benefit them. He likes to describe them as biomechanical specialist. They employ light, gentle techniques to locate and correct imbalances in the body at their source. This allows for greater freedom of movement and the reduction or elimination of pain and discomfort. For example, a structural imbalance in the pelvis or lumbar spine can often be the cause of pain we feel all the way up in our neck, shoulders and back. Through the use of targeted specialized techniques, areas of disfunction can often be reoriented back into their natural alignment. This enables the body to return to healthful state. Manual Osteopathic Therapy
( M.O.T.) is useful for treating a wide variety of conditions. Contact him if you have any questions, he is happy assist you. Manual Osteopathic Therapy may be exactly what your body needs, so take advantage of his great student rates while they last! (As a student, any M.O.T. work done isn’t covered by insurance plans.)
MENTORSHIP PROGRAM GRADS
We are pleased to announce
our newest graduates from our mentorship program and
our new staff RMTs
Check out Our Team to see who graduated and who our newest staff members are.
Check out our formal mentorship program for RMT students on the About Us page.
Please make arrangements for a student session by phone or by using email@example.com