Monika Czuprynski, RMT, (currently studying overseas) is a passionate Manual Osteopath and Massage Therapist. Her vision for Reset Wellness is to create a safe space to help people restore their appreciation for their own body and health, to provide effective therapy, educate people about self-care and connect them to a team of specialists for complete health care. She studied Massage Therapy at Lakeland College, graduating in 2007, and Manual Osteopathy at the National Academy of Osteopathy, graduating in 2013, and is currently continuing her studies in Australia. Monika specializes in treating chronic pain and injuries with rehabilitative techniques, offering support and education in self-care. Her focus is on correcting alignment, muscle and joint mobility and releasing myofascial tensions. Her background as a dancer, gymnast and rock climber has her appreciate the strength and healing capacity of the body. She looks forward to helping you realize your potential and assisting you meet your goals. Please contact our clinic if you have been referred to Monika for care.
Brad Ballard, RMT, is a former Paramedic turned Massage Therapist who brings a passionate and caring nature to his treatments. He has completed his 3000 hour RMT training at Makami College, bringing him past the industry standard of 2200 hours. Brad's previous experience in injury management, emergency response and stress management have lead him to specialize in injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, and stress related neuromuscular disorders. The body-mind connection is an important philosophy in his treatments, as physical and emotional stresses are tied together. He believes in tailoring his client's treatments based on their needs and goals. Brad will work with you to explain the cause of your pain and provide you with the resources needed to get you pain free. When he isn't at Reset Wellness, Brad ca be found practicing martial arts and meditation, or venturing on long hikes.
Rowana Quirante, RMT, graduated from the 2200 hours Massage Therapy program at MacEwan University in 2016, and is currently enrolled in the Acupuncture program at MacEwan University. Rowana has always been driven by her passion for athletics, which among many sports, has always included soccer and volleyball. From an athletic perspective she firmly believes that massage therapy has an important role in maintaining fitness, but it also has its benefits in everyday life and for both physical and mental health. Rowana focuses on Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, and Passive/Active release techniques. She is 100% committed to providing effective therapy; and she is especially enthusiastic about advancing her knowledge in both Massage and Acupuncture insofar as they benefit the body and the mind.
Tristen Threefingers, RMT, is a dedicated Massage Therapist who has completed her 2200 hours at Makami College, and is currently finishing a total of 3000 hours of Massage Therapy education. She will be graduating on April 18, 2018. Tristen specializes in focused Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, and Hot Stone Massage. She enjoys tackling challenges and learning from them, and would like to further her skills in neuromuscular, and orthopedic treatments. She is committed to sharing her knowledge and talent with individuals to relieve pain, stress and anxiety, and restore balance and harmony. On her days off, she loves to paint and draw, watch anime, and go on peaceful walks and enjoy the world.
Lloyd Chung, RMT, graduated from the Grant MacEwan College Massage Therapy program in June 2002 and became a member of the MTAA in 2003. Recently, Lloyd took a course at the National Manual Osteopathic College and is finishing his practical hours to become a Manual Osteopath. Lloyd believes that massage should be seen as a tool that everybody should use to prevent pain and injury and maintain a healthier lifestyle, not just as a quick fix for pain and injuries. He also believes that a therapeutic or deep tissue massage can be relaxing and doesn’t necessarily need to be painful. Manual Osteopathy will allow Lloyd to continue on his path of gently guiding and correcting the body towards less pain and better health. When Lloyd isn’t working or spending time with his wife, son and daughter, he enjoys playing trombone with the Festival City Winds or relaxing with a good book.
Mu Chun Chen, R. Ac., (visiting therapist) is a compassionate and enthusiastic Acupuncturist and TCM Doctor. He earned a Master's Degree in Anatomy and was a professor in Taiwan's universities for over 10 years. He acquired the International License for practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and is a Registered Acupuncturist in Alberta. Mu has participated in research for anti-cancer therapies and treatment of diabetic neuropathy in Taiwan. He continues to participate in furthering the practice and research of Acupuncture for these conditions. Mu is a specialist in treating metabolic syndromes (Hypertension, Diabetes, Weight problems), digestive conditions (Dysentery, Epigastralgia, Abdominal Pain), neuromuscular issues (Sport Injury, Arthritis), headaches, back pain, PMS, Infertility and Insomnia. Mu has an astute skill for identifying imbalances of qi and bodily functions, and works with a great deal of attention, focus and skill to address the imbalances. He has a true love for helping others. "Let's reset our body to a healthy body."
Mathieu McLean, R.Ac., graduated from the 4 year TCM practitioner program at the Kootenay Columbia College of Intergrated Health Sciences in Nelson, BC. He is always eager to learn more about the body and how to treat it. With his education, he can help treat a variety of health issues from sports injuries, migraines to sinus congestion using a combination of Tui Na massage, acupuncture, cupping, and herbs. In his spare time he enjoys bike rides, snowboarding, soccer, and anything outdoors.
Angela Das, Registered Provisional Psychologist, attained her Master’s degree at Athabasca University and her provisional registered status in 2016. During her practicum alone, she accumulated over 600 hours working with underprivileged families in Edmonton’s downtown core. Angela works with all age ranges and has experience working with many varied concerns. She works mainly from cognitive behavioral and solution focused frameworks, both of which have long standing proof of efficacy in therapy. She also regularly volunteers within her community. She has a passion for health and wellness and is motivated to help each client reach his/her/their own best potential. When not working with clients, Angela can be seen working out or spending time with her family.
Shari Arial, Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist, began her journey to become a yoga therapist several years ago when she suffered with her own stress and burn-out. Coming to the awareness that something needed to drastically change in her life, she stepped away from the corporate world and began her 200 hour Teacher Training on her way to being a yoga therapist. Having completed over 600 hours of 954 hours towards IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) accreditation, Shari is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist since 2015 and continues to specialize in care for anxiety, stress and PTSD. She practices as a trauma informed yoga therapist and has developed her specialized form of yoga therapy for mental wellness, SAF Yoga Therapy. Shari's focus and passion is to support those seeking relief from their mental and physical stress, helping people discover - for themselves - why and how they are contributing or acting in their current mental, emotional and physical state, providing remedy to overcome the limitations. Clients can expect Shari to support them by offering the space for them to acknowledge whatever is happening in their bodies, how that might translate into their daily lives, and make choices that support positive change. Touch & talk, yoga & therapy.
April Kosinski, Corrective Yoga Teacher, holds a 500 hour certification as a Registered Yoga Instructor through the Yoga Within centre and specializes in body mechanics yoga and retraining movement patterns. April had suffered serious injuries from a snowboarding accident, as a result experiencing constant migraines and body pain. She moved her body in to better health by gradually and gently practicing yoga, stretching at home, meditating, and practicing pranayama (breath work). All of this kept her attitude in check while regaining physical strength - she's now back on the slopes and migraine free. April has been teaching since 2012 and believes yoga is for every body. Whatever your ailment, body type, age, fitness level or attitude, April works to ease discomfort, helping you practice yoga safely to relieve pain. Her yoga classes and private sessions provide the opportunity to practice mindfulness, body mechanics and sustainable movement. Working together one on one, she designs yoga programs to meet the needs and experience of her clients. Clients can expect to learn and experience the connection between the mind and body, forming a relationship to themselves both mentally and physically, while improving their strength and flexibility. April is inspired by people and their potential, and helps those seeking to explore their own and ways to live a healthy and pain free life.
Asha Thomas, Prenatal and Postpartum yoga teacher, took her first yoga class as a student almost a decade ago and instantly became passionate about the many benefits it changed in her life. In 2017, when she was expecting her first child she was challenged to learn how it could be adapted to her pregnancy as well as strengthen her quality of life postpartum. A certified 200 hour E-YT, Prenatal and Postpartum yoga teacher, Mindfulness coach, Kids yoga teacher and Early Learning Professional, Asha is passionate about bringing mindfulness and the benefits of movement to all parents and soon-to-be parents. Asha uses her knowledge and expertise of working with families in the child development industry to enrich her passion of advocating for the rights of the child and parent to prepare soon-to-be parents during their birth journey. Asha is committed to supporting moms through a conscious yoga class, fostering mindfulness, strength and flexibility while offering birth and postpartum education and support.