Sonya has been working with massage clients for many years, and she has more than 2200 hours of training. Sonya's practice is primarily therapeutic massage, working with clients who are rehabilitating from injury or dealing with a chronic condition. Sonya believes that an essential part of her work is to educate clients with stretching and strengthening exercises that they can do daily. She is dedicated to staying current with massage therapy techniques and practices, in order to provide up-to-date care and advice for her clients.
Sonya, B.Sc., RMT graduated from the MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy with a diploma in Registered Massage Therapy. Before becoming a massage therapist, Sonya earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. She began her massage therapy training in Thailand, attaining her Certified Professional Thai Massage Level I from Watpo Thai Traditional Medical School in 2011, and attending the Certified Advanced Practitioner and Teacher Training Program at ITM International Training Massage School in 2014. She has added to her therapeutic skills by taking continuing education in Cupping Therapy, Kinesio Taping, Aromatherapy for RMTs and the Graston Technique.
Sonya has been interested in massage since her childhood in Bangkok, Thailand, where Thai Massage was a part of her family's culture for many generations. Her mother is a Thai Massage Therapist in Thailand and was Sonya's first instructor and her inspiration. Sonya has enjoyed success as a therapist at wellness centres and in private practice. Her early practice was primarily Thai Massage, while her recent work has been more therapy-focused. Sonya founded Alleviate Massage Therapy & Wellness Centre in 2016.
Sonya is a member of the MTAA (Massage Therapist Association of Alberta), Registered Massage Therapist graduate, and a Certified Thai Massage Therapist and Instructor. Her goal for Alleviate Massage Therapy & Wellness Centre is to provide all clients with education and understanding to maintain optimal health.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Thai Massage Therapy
Myofascial Cupping Therapy
Prenatal & Postnatal Massage
Aromatherapy for RMT's
Kinesio Taping Method
Remedial Stretch & Exercise
Certified Standard First Aid & CPR