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Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Lanessa Wales


Registered Massage Therapist (2200 hrs)

Lanessa Wales is an outstanding massage therapist who is truly devoted to helping her patients. With over 15 years of experience, she has become an expert at her craft, and her knowledge and skills are second to none. Lanessa also holds a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, which gives her a comprehensive understanding of the human body and how it functions as a whole.. Her unique combination of hands-on experience and academic understanding distinguishes her as an exceptional practitioner. 

Lanessa takes an active approach to massage, using a combination of biomechanical and physiological principles to help her patients overcome pain, restrictions, and dysfunction. She has a special interest in headaches, neck and jaw pain, and migraine disorders, and her approach combines craniosacral therapy with lymphatic drainage and muscle work to help her patients achieve relief.

She is driven by a desire to make a positive difference in people's lives and help them achieve optimal health and happiness. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and her patients can't help but be inspired by her commitment to their well-being.

But Lanessa's interests extend beyond just the human body. She is also a creative and multidimensional person, who rounds out her life with jewellry crafting, metal smithing, pottery, playing volleyball, immersing herself in comedy, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Her passion for helping others and her dedication to providing the highest level of care, are evident in every session. Lanessa Wales’ approach is not just a treatment, it's an experience, that leaves you feeling renewed, rejuvenated, and inspired to take on the world. Her goal is to empower her patients to live their best lives, and her energy and devotion make her a joy to work with.

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Laura Salas

Registered Massage Therapist (2200 hrs)

Laura Salas brings compassion, intuition, and technical skill to her practice. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, she was drawn to the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies in 2011. Laura quickly became an avid climber, hiker, and cyclist, exploring Alberta’s majestic mountain trails.

Her journey to becoming an RMT was ignited by a multi-faceted curiosity: a desire to delve deep into the biomechanics of the human body, and an earnest passion for exploring the dynamic relationship between nervous system regulation and mental health. Personal life experiences involving stress, athletic injuries, and chronic pain acted as catalysts that propelled her into the world of massage therapy.


Receiving her 2200-hour RMT Diploma in 2019 from Mount Royal University, Laura understands the body from multiple angles. Her skill shines through in her ability to pinpoint and treat the source of pain or limitations.


Laura specializes in a targeted combination of deep tissue, myofascial release and relaxation techniques. She believes in the transformative power of incorporating movement and stretching into her sessions, customizing her approach to meet the distinct needs of each patient.


When she isn’t practicing massage, Laura enjoys dance, photography, pottery, poetry and exploring the Alberta foothills. She approaches her practice the way she approaches life, with deep curiosity and devotion.


Whether you're navigating the maze of injury recovery, dealing with the persistent drag of chronic pain, or looking to improve your overall sense of well-being, Laura Salas stands as a knowledgeable and dedicated ally in your wellness journey.

Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Anna Steen


Registered Massage Therapist (2200hrs) / Manual Osteopathic Therapist

Anna Steen is a unique, highly skilled practitioner of massage therapy and manual osteopathy. Her love for the wellness industry took root at an early stage in her life when she spent time managing a fitness club and teaching group fitness classes. It was there that she developed a profound appreciation for body movement and injury prevention, and it became clear to her that she wanted to dedicate her career to helping others in the same way.


As a massage therapist, Anna provides a variety of therapeutic and relaxation massage treatments, such as trigger point therapy, fascial work, cupping, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. Her approach is holistic, and she believes in using treatments as a way to prevent injuries as well as recover from them.


With her extensive education and training, Anna is a true specialist in her field. After graduating from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy's 2200 hrs program in 2017, she knew she wanted to continue to expand her knowledge and skills. She went on to study manual osteopathic therapy at the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada. This additional training has given her a deep understanding of movement patterns and injury prevention, which she uses to provide the highest level of care to her patients.


Anna Steen is not only an exceptional massage therapist but a genuinely caring and dedicated professional who goes above and beyond for her patients. With her extensive knowledge of manual osteopathic therapy, she is able to provide a truly holistic approach to care, addressing the root cause of your issues, not just treating your symptoms.


If you're looking for a massage therapist who truly cares and is dedicated to helping you feel your best, look no further than Anna!

Uthrive Calgary registered massage therapist Kelly O'Connor


Registered Massage Therapist (2200 hrs) 

Kelly O'Connor is a spirited massage therapist whose passion for health and wellness shines through in all she does. Kelly is a Montreal native who moved to Calgary in 2006 with the goal of pursuing a career in the culinary arts. However, her lifelong curiosity about health and wellness eventually led her to change her career path and attend the massage therapy program at Mount Royal University.


Kelly is a versatile practitioner who enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She is an expert at providing personalized and healing experiences for her patients. She has a special talent for treating children, expectant mothers, athletes, and the elderly. Her unique specialties include Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, and hot stone massage. She is also a practitioner of Reiki, a gentle healing practice that can help to balance energy levels and reduce stress.


Kelly's enthusiasm for health and wellness shines through in her practice. She's the kind of therapist who will put you at ease the moment you walk into her room. She's known for being an empathetic listener who genuinely seeks to understand her patient's needs to facilitate healing. Her patients appreciate her ability to create a safe and comfortable space where they can relax, let go of their stress, and focus on healing.


Outside of the clinic, Kelly enjoys dancing, snowboarding, gardening, and practicing yoga. Kelly's energy and warmth are infectious, and her patients can't help but feel the positive impact of her work.


Kelly O’Connor’s empathetic and compassionate nature, combined with her expertise in massage therapy and self-care techniques, make her a wonderful massage therapist who truly cares about her patients' well-being and will do everything she can to help you feel your best.

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