Meet Our Team
Registered Massage Therapist
How did you start off?: I was originally a physiotherapist in Japan. I came to Canada in 2007 and fell in love with the mountains and lifestyle. I eventually decided to study massage therapy, graduating in 2016, and have been working for Spas of Banff since then.
For Fun: My time off is all for doing activities with my daughter. We do a lot of rock climbing, hiking in summer, skiing downhill/cross-country in winter. Life is great!
“I love to see them coming out of massage rooms with a big smile totally relaxed and happy. That’s the moment I feel I love what I do which is almost everyday!”
How did you start off?: I studied my Bachelor and Master´s degree in Physiotherapy at Charles university in Prague, Czech republic. Now I’ve been in the massage industry for over 5 years
For Fun: I love being outdoors, in the mountains, or anywhere in nature. I like ski-touring in winter, and rock climbing, biking, and kayaking in Summer.
“I like helping people to enjoy doing sports and activities, without pain. It´s great when you relax the body and mind and people are leaving healthier, re-energized and satisfied.”
How did you start off?: I grew up in British Columbia. What brought me to Banff was the mountains. I went to school and graduated from Makami College in Calgary.
For Fun: I like to go hiking or snowshoeing. I also love snowboarding, cooking and travelling.
“I chose massage therapy for my career because I have always loved helping others, whether it’s relaxing the client or giving them deep tissue to help release tightness and tension that they have.”
Registered Massage Therapist
How did you start off?: I grew up in London, Ontario, I moved to Banff two months ago after graduating the RMT program at Fanshaw College in 2019. I knew I wanted to be an RMT in High school when receiving treatment for a hockey injury.
For Fun: Rock climbing, snowboarding, reading, hockey, meditation, cooking, dancing and many more!
“I am an enthusiastic and energetic young man motivated to live a healthy active lifestyle. Always striving to progress athletically and professionally. I want to advance my knowledge and practical skills every chance I have”
How did you start off?: I am originally from the Gold Coast [Australia] where I completed my Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 2016
For Fun: I love exploring the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. It feels like I’m living inside of a postcard.
“I love meeting and connecting with new people. It’s a blessing having the opportunity to make somebody feel good about themselves.”
How did you start off?: I worked as a receptionist in a spa while in high school, where the owner became my mentor. I then attended Gina’s College and graduated in 2005. I have been in Banff for 8 years and at the Meadow Spa since December 2017.
For Fun: When I’m not busy making others feel renewed you can most likely find me out and about being the social butterfly I am.
“I love the aesthetics industry as it is a very positive field of work. I look forward to helping people relax and unwind.”
How did you start off?: I was always interested in all things beauty since I was a little girl, and as I grew up I tried lots of different career paths but beauty kept coming back to me. Eventually I followed my path and became a beauty therapist and I have never looked back.
For Fun: I enjoy snowboarding, road trips and travelling.
“I love seeing change in clients after they have come to see me, whatever the treatment is, seeing their worries melt away and knowing that I have been there to help put a smile on their day.”
How did you start off?: I am originally from Russia, grew up in New Zealand and for the last 7 years I’ve lived in Australia. I completed my Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2012 in New Zealand.
For Fun: I enjoy hiking and exploring. This season I would love to learn how to snowboard.
“I love educating people about their skin, and helping them with any concerns. Nowadays everyone is so busy and stressed in their daily lives;I enjoy giving people those few hours to relax, unwind and forget.”