Meet our Team
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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.
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.
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)
- Specializes in Therapeutic, Deep tissue/Sports massage, Myofascial Release, and Facilitated Stretching techniques.
Kirsteen has lived in the Bow Valley for 8 years. Her love of travel and adventure took her across the world before she settled in the beautiful mountains of Canmore making it her home.
Kirsteen has extensive experience in massage therapy. Her massage treatments use a combination of myofascial release, trigger point release, traditional Swedish techniques and facilitated stretching to “free the fascia”. Through her treatments she brings a sense of release to her clients by reducing pain and tension and increasing mobility and relaxation.
Kirsteen has experience treating sports related injuries, postural imbalances and chronic conditions.
No matter what her clients present with, her philosophy is that everyone should leave the table feeling good.
- 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.
- Specializes in: Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Deep tissue, Hot Stone therapy, Hydrotherapy, Joint Mobilization, Myofascial release, cupping, reflexology and Rapid - neurofascial release technique
- 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 and Deep tissue massage , Myofascial release, Prenatal massage as well as Therapeutic exercises and Joint mobilization. She is certified in Cupping, Reflexology, RAPID Neurofascial Release and a Rain Drop technique.
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.
Brittany comes from Central Alberta after having completed her schooling in Red Deer. With a firm but gentle approach to massage, Brittany believes that wellness and healing can be found in many therapies including massage, Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy and crystal therapy.
Having just started her journey into the depths of holistic approach to health, she plans to expand her skill set with a deeper knowledge of essential oils, yoga, ayurvedic healing, and accupressure. Brittany approaches massage with the belief that touch has the capacity to heal a person on all levels of consciousness, starting with the physical body.
- RMT with MTAA
- Certified fascial stretch therapist
- Focus: Sports massage, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, scar work, pre&post-surgical, chronic pain
Meribel grew up in the Bow Valley where she played on multiple sports teams and danced competitively.
In 2016 while working as a Personal Trainer in Toronto, Meribel discovered her love of body work through a course in Fascial Stretch Therapy. She completed her massage training (2200 hours) at the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage where she worked with pre and post surgical patients, seniors, athletes, stroke survivors, pregnant people, abuse survivors, and people living with mental health diagnoses.
Combining her knowledge of sport, anatomy, and complex health disorders Meribel creates a customized treatment plan for every client. Her goal is to offer a safe massage treatment that meets her clients' needs while being guided by what they really want from their time on the table. It's all about meeting clients where they are helping them to how they want to feel.
Zina grew up in Red Deer but has been calling Canmore home now for almost 2 decades. Before embarking into a Massage Therapy career, Zina was an athlete on the National Biathlon Team for 15 years and competed in 3 Olympic Games. Her personal experiences with injuries and rehabilitation throughout her athletic career are what led Zina to the field of health and wellness.
Zina completed the 2200hr Massage Therapy diploma through Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Alberta. The intensive program focuses on many techniques including Swedish, therapeutic, sports massage, myofascial techniques, trigger point therapy, joint mobility as well as numerous special conditions. Zina individualizes therapy to her client’s specific needs to help them reach their wellness goals. Zina is passionate about translating her personal and professional experiences to help others heal from injury and live pain-free.
When not massaging, Zina is found exploring the mountains running, climbing, skiing and other sports that don’t involve racquets or sticks…
- Specializes in: Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Aromatherapy, Deep tissue, Hot Stone therapy, Joint Mobilization, Trigger point therapy & Cupping. She has plans on furthering her education to include reflexology and Rapid - neurofascial release technique.
In 2013 Debbie experienced a neuro-muscular condition which, for the next three years, would lead her down a path of seeing countless physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncuturist & neurological specialists. During these three years she learned allot about the muscle systems in the human body, how massage heals and decided she wanted to learn more to help others in pain.
She made a decision to change careers and enrolled in Massage Therapy School in Calgary acquiring her 3300 hour RMT Diploma.
Debbie uses Swedish massage to warm the tissues to allow for deeper work while obtaining information from the clients soft tissue allowing her use the Clients history along with what story the body is telling provide a massage specifically tailored to the client to relieve their muscle tension, aches and pains. She can provide self care programs to help extend the benefits of the Massage
Born and raised in BC, having a love for the mountains, she spent many hours on her days off coming out to the mountains from Calgary, mountain biking , kayaking and hiking. She eventually made the decision to make the move and call the beautiful Bow Valley Home. When not working , you can find her outside enjoying one of the many activities she loves to do.
- 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
- 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.
- Licenced Aesthetician for over 20.
- CIDESCO Diploma graduate
Originally from Manitoba, raised in Ontario Sheila and her daughter came to the Bow Valley in 2005 where she first worked at Satori Day Spa. Attending Pebec School of Esthetics in Ontario she graduated the advanced Esthetics and Electrolysis program with honours. After completing a 600 hour post graduate exam and practicum Sheila received the CIDESCO International diploma of Aesthetics and Cosmetology.
Throughout the years Sheila has worked at Wildflower casually relieving for fellow esthetician’s while away on vacations, maternity and sick leave. Later accepting a permanent position in early 2015 Sheila worked at Wildflower for almost 2 years. Having to leave while her daughter finished school in the Crowsnest Pass where they still reside, she has with great pleasure returned to Wildflower.
While on days off and living in the Crowsnest Pass Sheila enjoys swimming, running, camping, spending time outdoors with the kids and accompanying her partner on his hunting trips in the B.C. bush.
- Licensed Esthetician
Mary Theresa is from Prince Edward Island. She has lived in the Bow Valley for eight years and has been an esthetician in 4 provinces: P.E.I., New Brunswick, B.C. and Alberta.
She completed her training in New Brunswick and has been a busy esthetician for 14 years.
She loves to hike, cross country ski and swim whenever possible!
- RAC certified foot reflexologist since 2000
- AFLCA certified group fitness instructor since 1996
- Reiki Level 1
- Red Seal German Pastry Chef
Originally from Germany I came to Canada as a Pastry Chef, always enjoying a good piece of pastries or self made truffles. What’s wrong with a bit of chocolate in our lives …..?
And I always had a deep seeded passion for alternative healing methods and exercise.
And so I followed my dreams and became a fitness instructor and a foot reflexologist, modalities that I have full confidence in.
Foot reflexology is a natural healing art. The placement of pressure on the nerve endings also known as reflexes promotes a blissful state of relaxation as well as simulates the body's own natural healing function. Foot reflexology helps relieve tension and improves circulation throughout the entire body. Reflexes correspond to every body organ, gland and body part
This is indeed a “royal” treatment for you, your body and your feet. Try it and you won’t be disappointed.
- Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher since 2004
- Professional Web & Graphic Designer, WordPress specialist
- Portrait Photographer
- Video production
Norja Vanderelst has been practicing 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.