OUR MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Anna Steen

ANNA STEEN

Manual Osteopathic Therapist/Registered Massage Therapist (2200hrs) 

Anna has always had a passion for health and wellness. Before exploring a career in Massage Therapy, she managed a fitness club and taught group fitness classes, where she fell in love with movement patterns and injury prevention.

 

She graduated from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy 2200 hr program in 2017 and went on to study manual osteopathic therapy at the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada. She graduated in 2019 with an 1180 hr diploma in Manual Osteopathic Therapy and obtained honours with distinction. Anna belongs to the Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapy Association and has been an active member since 2017.

As a massage therapist, she does therapeutic and relaxation massage, trigger point therapy, fascial work, cupping, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. Anna believes in treatments as a way to prevent injury as well as to recover from one.

 

She loves being able to help others do more of what they love, through Manual Osteopathic Therapy and massage therapy. Book in today! 

Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Kelly O'Connor

KELLY O'CONNOR

Registered Massage Therapist (2200 hrs) 

A Montreal native, Kelly moved to Calgary in 2006 to pursue a career in the culinary arts. However, her lifelong interest in health and wellness eventually led her to complete the massage therapy program at Mount Royal University. 

She enjoys working with people from all walks of life and is skilled in treating children, expectant mothers, athletes, and the elderly. Some of Kelly’s unique specialties include Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, hot stone, and reiki! 

She has been described by many as an empathetic listener who sincerely seeks to understand her patient’s needs to facilitate healing.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys dancing, snowboarding, gardening, and practicing yoga.
 

Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Lanessa Wales

LANESSA WALES

Registered Massage Therapist (2200 hrs)

Lanessa has over 15 years of experience, and also holds a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. 

 

Lanessa utilizes a unique active approach to massage that couples biomechanical and physiological principles to overcome pain, restrictions, and dysfunction in the body. With a special interest in headache, neck and jaw pain, and migraine disorders, her approach uses craniosacral therapy combined with lymphatic drainage and muscle work. 

Aside from her interest in the human body, Lanessa rounds her life with jewelry making and metalsmithing, volleyball, comedy, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Holly Smith

HOLLY SMITH

Registered Massage Therapist (2200 hrs)

Holly was raised in Calgary and went to MCG career college formerly known as NIMT (Northern Institute of Massage Therapy). It was there that she completed her 2200 hr course and also trained for the Lensen skillset she currently has. With her skills, she is able to do traditional deep tissue and relaxation. With the help of her Lensen techniques, she is able to help people who don't want to endure a deep tissue massage with one that is not painful but still equally beneficial for their healing.

Holly likes to take part in better health challenges such as Spartan Races, healthy eating challenges, or Fun Runs for charities. She also loves to geek out with her husband by playing things like hero realms.

Holly loves to work with people who have repetitive injuries to both fix the pain and also try to find ways to stop the same injury from happening over again. Her passion is with people who have chronic ailments, because of the help she has been able to provide to her clients they are now able to move more and enjoy life again. One of her specialties is being able to make hands and feet fully mobile and without pain again.

Holly’s favourite part of massage is when she sees her clients' faces light up after they discover mobility in their joints such as their neck or shoulders without pain.
 

Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Heather Fellows

HEATHER FELLOWS

Registered Massage Therapist (2200 hrs)

Heather is a born and raised Calgarian that began her massage career in 1994 after completing her training at Mount Royal College, now University. Heather transferred into the massage program after completing 3 years of Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal and realized her passion was in manual therapy. She has always been curious and drawn toward learning more about the human body and has continued to take advanced education in Myofascial cupping, Active Isolated Stretching, NKT, Pilates, Functional Medicine Health Coaching and more.

Heather treats a variety of clients and injuries, even children.

Heather specializes in Neurokinetic therapy. NKT is often the missing link in healing and recovering from injuries, surgeries or poor movement patterns.

When Heather isn’t working you can find her on some urban trail or in the mountains with her dog.