Meet our Team
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Kamila Borutova, Owner, RMT
- Registered Massage Therapist with NHPC, 14 years of experience
- Spider-tech Kinesio Practitioner & Certified Cupping Practitioner (Available at the Spa)
- Specializes in: Deep tissue (sport) massage, Graston Technique, Reflexology, Swedish massage, Hot Rock massage, Pre-natal massage, Myofascial Release therapy, Active Isolated Stretching
- USUI Reiki Master
After graduating with Masters Degree from the Palacky University in the Czech Republic, she has moved to Canmore in 1998 to enjoy the mountain life. When she was not climbing mountains or competing in cross-country races all over the world, she has been traveling as a massage therapist with the Biathlon National Team on a World Cup circuit and the Olympics 2006.
Kamila has also been working at Wildflower ever since it has been open. Mother of two boys, Kamila is now trying to find a balance between her family and running our busy Spa.
Bev Block, Spa Manager
Beverly has lived in the Bow Valley for 35 years. She is dedicated and passionate about providing a great client experience via the reception desk.
She has been recognized and awarded for providing outstanding customer service.
Georgette moved from Nova Scotia to be closer to family in 2002.
She joined the Wildflower team as the full time receptionist this summer and continues her passion for serving the public.
i do miss the ocean, but the mountains are stunning. I look forward to staying active, and spending as much time in the outdoors as possible.
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Specializes in: therapeutic, physiotherapy, kinesiotaping, deep tissue, stretching and remedial exercises
Lada came to Canmore from Czech Republic in June 2015. After graduating from Palacky University in Olomouc with Master degree in Physiotherapy, she has been working for two years before realizing that she would like to travel some more and experience great Canadian nature.
Coming from very active family, she has been a competitor in cross country skiing and orienteering. She also likes climbing, swimming, dancing and yoga. All those sports are helping her to understand the challenges of active lifestyle and make it easy to find a way how to release all your pains and strains.
She is trained in deep tissue and sport massage, relaxation massage, reflexology and joint mobilization. Her physiotherapy background brings a unique twist to her treatments and will benefit all of her clients.
Angie Hodgson, RMT
- Registered Massage Therapist (NHPC)
- Specializes in Kinetic Swedish Massage and Myofascial Release
Angie Hodgson is Registered Massage Therapist and has been working for the past 5 years locally and abroad.
She brings a background in Kinetic Swedish Massage and further training in Myofascial Release. Being an advocate of holistic health; having a passion for movement, structural alignment and a fascination of the intrinsic workings of the human body has kept her inspired to continue to offer massage for better balance in ones life.
- Registered Massage Therapist (MTAA)
- Certified Personal Trainer (SKESA)
- Master Scuba Diver Trainer (PADI)
Kirsteen has just recently relocated to Canmore. Having spent the last 2 years in Saskatoon Sk, Kirsteen fell in love with the Rockies and mountain life and decided to move here to make it her home.
Originally from England, Kirsteen has travelled extensively throughout the world, including living for 3 years in Honduras. Her passion is scuba diving and she is a Master Instructor although the glacier lakes of the Rockies may prove her biggest challenge yet!
- RMT with the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA)
- Certified in Cupping Therapy
- Specializes in: Therapeutic, Pre-natal, Sports/Deep tissue, and Swedish massage
Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, Sarah moved to Alberta where she completed her Bachelors Degree in Physical Education at the University of Alberta and her Diploma in Massage Therapy (2200 hours) at Grant MacEwan University.
Coming from a very active family, Sarah made the move to the Bow Valley for new and exciting adventures in the mountains. She strongly believes in living a balanced lifestyle of work and play, and with the use of massage therapy, she believes it is great tool to help others fulfill their goals.
With the use of clinical assessment, Sarah takes great pride in customizing each treatment to suit every client she works with. Sarah is also trained in myofacial release therapy, lymphatic drainage, postural dysfunctions, remedial exercise, and joint mobilization.
On Sarah's spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, cooking and snowboarding.
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Specializes in: Therapeutic and Sport massages, Deep-tissue and Myofascial technique, Muscle relaxation methods and Stretching, Core stability exercises.
Lydie (or more often Lili) originally studied physiotherapy and after graduating with a Bachelor degree she worked with high performance athletes in a sport clinic in Brno (Czech Republic) for three years. However,once she came to Canada and spent a couple of months in Canmore she and her partner decided to relocate to these beautiful mountains. They even brought their dog over the ocean so they can be together and fully enjoy life here!
Please note that Lydie is currently on Maternity Leave.
Cheyenne Hennessey, RMT
- Registered Massage Therapist (MTAA)
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Certified Personal Trainer (Can-Fit Pro)
- Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
- Certified Cupping Therapy
Cheyenne began her therapeutic career as a program assistant at the Bloorview Rehabilitation centre, working with children with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida.
She went to school become a physical therapist but life got in the way and she wasn't able to finish.
Despite this she found herself being presented with the opportunity to work as a physio in a downtown Toronto clinic.
When she and her husband realized they needed a change of scenery they picked up their dog and cat and moved to Canmore.
After spending some time sitting on top of mountains contemplating life she decided to go back to school and become a massage therapist.
Along with a physical therapy background she specializes in sports and therapeutic massage and has certifications in advanced orthopedic massage of the neck, shoulder and low spine as well as a certification in Ostepathic techniques for the pelvis.
In the winter she has had the opportunity to travel to europe with the Canadian National Biathlon Team as their therapist during world cup competitions.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, swimming, biking and coffee.
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Graston Provider
- Heated bamboo/rattan massage
- Raindrop therapy
- Advanced cupping therapy
- Facial cupping
- Hot and cold stone therapeutic massage
- Neuromuscular Massage, trigger point therapy, Myofascial release, joint mobilizations
Tracy Hadley has been a registered massage therapist for 4 years with 2200 hours. She has lived in the Bow Valley for 12 years.
Your personalized custom massage with Tracy will include a variety of modalities and techniques. You will experience an instant result of tension reduction, increased range of motion, increase flexibility, and correct posture.
- Registered Massage Therapist (NHPC) with 10 years experience
- holistic health coach
- Specializes in therapeutic massage, pre and post natal massage, TMJ
Michelle hails from the land of living skies, Saskatchewan, where she and her partner owned a gym and massage clinic for 5 years. She graduated from Western Collage of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2006. With training in shamanic healing and psychosomatic therapy along with various massage therapy techniques, Michelle brings a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit.
The lure of mountain adventures drew Michelle and her partner to Canmore in fall of 2015 where they love to get out hiking and exploring as much as possible. In her spare time, Michelle also likes to dance, practice yoga and pursue studies in holistic nutrition.
Michelle comes to Wildflower with a broad range of skills and experience to give her clients exceptional care.
- Specializes in: Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Deep muscle, Hot Stone therapy, Hydrotherapy, Joint Mobilization, Myofascial release
- Energy healing modality: VortexHealing®, Rain Drop Therapy
Originally from the Czech Republic, Andrea is an RMT with 2200 hours of training, who has graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Calgary. She is specializing in Therapeutic, Relaxation, RainDrop Therapy and Pregnancy massage, as well as Joint mobilization and a Vortexhealing®.
With her long term background in practicing Yoga, Acrobatic Yoga and energy healing modalities, studying Massage Therapy and understanding the function of a physical body was one of the greatest decisions she has ever made.
She strongly believes, that "Everything comes from inside out", therefore her treatments are based not only on physical level release but also on relieving the body energetics.
After traveling the world for more than 10 years Andrea got mesmerized by the beauty of Rocky Mountains and decided to call it home.
Tara Johnstone Harrison
Tara Johnstone Harrison
- Therapeutic, Sports and Pregnancy massage, Swedish Massage, Usui Reiki, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy
- Mat Pilates
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tara's passion for helping others and interest in aromatherapy made the transition into Massage Therapy a natural choice. Having started her training at the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba, she transferred to complete her 2200 hour diploma at Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 1999. Her love of travel and meeting new people led her to Whistler, where she has worked with all types of clients, from the spa elite to athletes with injuries. Originally a therapeutic and sports massage therapist, Tara was introduced to spa life early on in her career. She loves getting her clients to try new things. Her belief and experience has shown her that sometimes relaxation is key to being your best. Whether you are a pro athlete, a super mom, or anything in between, you need to take time for you.
Tara specializes in Swedish Massage (Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Sport), Pregnancy massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Reiki. She also has training as a Pilates mat instructor. She moved to the Bow Valley in 2003, and now spends much of her time with her husband camping and exploring with their three young boys.
- RMT with 2200 hours
- Certified cupping practitioner
- Specializes in: myofascial release, deep tissue and therapeutic massage
Katherine received her 2200-hour massage therapy diploma from Mount Royal University. She uses a range of assessment techniques to tailor each treatment to the individual, and believes that whether a treatment is for sports or relaxation, “it’s all about fascia”. She is trained in orthopedic assessment, therapeutic exercise, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage.
After completing a degree in conservation science, Katherine spent five years working as a trail builder for Alberta Parks. The long days of physical work gave her an in-depth understanding of the aches and pains that come along with working and playing in the mountains!
When she’s not at work, Katherine can be found on a pair of skis, at the drum set, baking pies and looking for birds.
- Usui Reiki Master
- Osho Meditation Practitioner
Javier is a Registered Massage Therapist with 2200hrs as well as Reiki facilitator. Started his career as manual therapist and instructor of active meditation back in 2006 at Osho meditation center Mexico. Ever since Javier enjoys helping people to resolve their aches and pains and to retrieve physical alignment and vitality.
Javier is able to direct bill with most major insurance companies.
- Registered massage therapist with NHPC.
- Specializes: physiotherapy, swedish massage, therapeutic massage, hydrotherapy, joint mobilization, course of electrotherapy, stretching and remedial exercise
Tereza has been studying for Bachelor´s degree in physioherapy at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic). During her studies she was working at the physiotheraputic clinic. At the beginning of this year she spent three months doing traineeship of physiotherapy in Italy. After that she got an opportunity to take a gap year of the university and has chosen Canada as her dream country because of it´s scenery.
She has been playing basketball since she was able to walk, but she also enjoys snowboarding, running and cycling. When she moved to Canmore her new passion became hiking .
Thanks to sport she started to be interested in how human body works and how to be able to help its problems.
In her spare time she enjoys the beauty of Canadian mountains.
- Licensed Esthetician and Reflexologist for over 20 years
- With all her experience, she gained deep knowledge of all esthetic-related treatments and issues
Coming to the Bow Valley from Red Deer/AB, Vladi was working at the Esthetics 2001, one of the first day spas in Canmore. She has established regular clientele over the years and she is considered to be one of the best estheticians in the Valley. With her degree in nutrition, you may end up with advice, not just in skin care, but also common sense healthy eating.
Also a proud Mom of Jan Hudec, one of the best Canadian downhill skiers, and Philip Hudec, who is following successful tracks of his older brother.
"Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves." Maltbie D. Babcock
- Award winning licensed Esthetician & Reflexologist for over 20 years
- Personal Fitness Trainer
- Level Two Reiki Practitioner
Hope was born and raised in Regina and attended Hair Design Academy and Academy of Esthetics in Moose Jaw. She graduated with honours in February 1989. For the love of nature and the mountains she made Canmore her home in 1997.
Hope has completed the AFLCA Certified Fitness leader course, as well as reflexology through the Wildrose College of Natural Healing along with her first and second degree in Usui Reiki, all between 1998 and 2008.
Her motto is "for your sanity, not vanity" and her clients definitely agree. Look forward to meeting you!
- Certified Usui Reiki Master, Yoga and Pilates Instructor
- Shamanic Practitioner and Sound Healer
- Dance Therapist and Movement Medicine Practitioner
After spending the majority of her childhood in the Northwest Territories, Danielle spent most of her time between B.C, Alberta, Ireland and the UK. She obtained her degree in Dance in 1998, then went on to receive certifications in Yoga, Pilates Matwork, Trampoline and Tumbling.
Realizing the need to combine energy healing with her movement therapies and practices, is when she stepped into her training for Reiki, Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Sound Healing. Shamanic teachings and practices have been with her since early childhood.
Danielle has lived in Canmore for the past ten years. Her days are filled with experiences combining her writing, healing practices, husband and three small children.
- Practitioner of Meditation & Energy Healing Modalities
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) / Tapping Level Two Practitioner
- Certified Infrared Thermographer
- Reiki Level One Practitioner
A global citizen, Jess grew up in Scotland and New Zealand, living in the UK and Australia before moving to Canada in 2010 and finding home in the mountains of Canmore. Working in various industries over the years including language teaching, online marketing and outdoor guiding, she developed a passion for challenging commonly accepted levels of personal health.
Through this lifelong exploration of effective tools for wellness, growth and performance, she experienced a wide range of Western, traditional and integrative modalities before diving into meditation and intuitive energy healing in 2013, then training in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as Tapping. Her sessions draw on wisdom from the fields of linguistics, neuroscience, epigenetics, meditation, guided visualization, Voice Dialogue, energy clearing and recall, and Heart-Wall dissolution. You can learn more about EFT / Tapping at her website: www.tappingintofreedom.ca
When not at the Spa, Jess is probably singing loudly to country music, or outside: doing something, or actively doing nothing.
- Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher since 2004
- Professional Web & Graphic Designer, Wordpress specialist
- Portrait & Product Photographer
Norja Vanderelst has been practising Reiki since 2002, and is a Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher since 2004. After experiencing the benefits of Reiki first-hand, she is committed to helping others improve their health and lifestyle. Reiki gives a feeling of peace within, enhances sleep, speeds up the healing of injuries and works overall on a mental, emotional, spiritual and physical level.
Although Norja no longer practices Reiki on clients, it is still very much part of her overall life style. Web design and photography has taken off and she enjoys running this business.
If she finds spare time, you can find her out walking her dog Chace, with her photography equipment capturing the beauty nature has to offer.