Kristen is a registered massage therapist with a strong intuition and passion for healing. After graduating from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2003, she has primarily worked in the ski industry at helicopter and cat skiing lodges. Recently she upgraded her education in order to become registered in BC.
Kristen’s style of massage includes Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage, as well as trigger point therapy for pain relief. She enjoys variety in her work including injury rehabilitation, aiding in the relief of migraines and tension headaches, or providing relaxation treatments for stress management. Kristen’s love of her work comes through in every massage she does. Her treatments are deeply restorative, nurturing and refreshing.
Combining a love of traveling with an opportunity to further her education, she has also completed her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in India and studied Thai Massage in Thailand.
In her spare time Kristen can be found in her woodworking shop making furniture, jewelry and other wooden crafts. She also loves the outdoors and the sports that go with it, including rock climbing, biking, skiing and surfing.
Kristen is a registered massage therapist with a strong intuition and passion for healing. After...
Dee started a second career as a registered massage therapist after seeing the benefits that her friends and colleagues gained from massage therapy. She was inspired by the wide range of massage therapy techniques that can support an individual’s wellness and recovery. Dee graduated with distinction in 2020 from the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) and became a registrant of the British Columbia College of Massage Therapists in 2021. Since becoming an RMT, she worked at a clinic in Calgary and at ACMT assisting instructors with teaching and curriculum development.
Dee uses her workplace and recreational experiences to connect with the client and to provide a relaxing, restorative treatment that will engage the muscles and joints for optimal recovery.
Golden became a second home for Dee and her family in 2010. Walking her dogs, hiking, biking (road and mountain), skiing (downhill and XC) and golfing are a few of the recreational activities that she enjoys. Being with her family and friends while active, playing board games or just visiting is a “great day”, except when they trounce her at frisbee golf!
Dee started a second career as a registered massage therapist after seeing the benefits that her ...
Jodie Graduated from the Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Calgary, 2022 and is a Registered Massage Therapist in BC as of 2023.
She began her massage therapy career in 2005 with a 250 hrs Swedish Relaxation Massage course. Building on this knowledge with additional training as a Spa Technician, she worked and played in Jasper, AB for many years.
With her love on the environment and small mountain towns, she moved to Golden, BC. In a new place with a new opportunity, she changed her career path as she worked towards a new career in the back country ski industry.
In 2019, she made her way to Costa Rica where she successfully completed a 200 hr Vinyasa Teacher Training followed by a Yin Yoga Training Course. This reignited her interest in the human body and how it is all related to many different spectrums of health and healing.
She finds great reward in assisting clients to meet their goals in each treatment by incorporating techniques such a Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release and Breathwork to help promote deep relaxation.
Jodie Graduated from the Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Calgary, 2022 and is a Registered Ma...
Katie has been working as a registered dietitian over the last 14 years in multiple areas such as clinical/hospital work, outpatient community settings, and private practice. She obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Nutrition and Food Science, with a focus in dietetics, at the University of Alberta and completed a credited 1 year internship with the Calgary Health Region. Katie is registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and the College of Dietitians of Alberta.
Katie has worked with individuals of all ages and with a wide variety of nutrition and health concerns. She prides herself in providing up-to-date evidence-based information and engages in many activities to stay competent in her field. She practices a Health at Every Size – Weight Neutral (HAES) approach with the focus being on health improving behaviours and health values. Inclusive respect is given for every body and compassionate self-care is the priority.
In her spare time Katie enjoys exploring the beautiful outdoors on bikes and skis, spending time with her husband and two dogs, reading, cooking, and working in her garden.
Katie has been working as a registered dietitian over the last 14 years in multiple areas such as...
BSc, MScPT, CGunn IMS, FCAMPT, Registered Physiotherapist
Naomi graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa. Since then she obtained her GUNN IMS(dry needling) certification through the University of British Columbia. Over several years, Naomi has pursued many courses in advanced orthopaedic manual therapy, In 2022 she achieved her designation as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
Naomi’s comprehensive treatment approach focuses on manual therapy, specific exercises, Gunns IMS, and educating her clients on their rehabilitation. She assesses the contributing factors to an injury so any underlying causes can be addressed and recurrent injury may be avoided. Naomi enjoys treating a variety of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. She works with clients of all ages and athletic abilities, taking a client centered approach helping them understand their injuries so they can conquer those aches and pains, and get back to the activities they are passionate about.
Naomi is excited to be returning to the mountain lifestyle. Outside the clinic you’ll find her keeping active though alpine and Nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking and water sports. Golden provides an ideal setting for Naomi to pursue adventure and help others to continue enjoying their own active pursuits.
BSc, MScPT, CGunn IMS, FCAMPT, Registered Physiotherapist
Naomi graduated from the University o...
Tessa became a BC RMT in November 2020. However, she began her massage therapy education at Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 9 years ago. There she focused on clinical massage therapy, including deep tissue, sports massage, and neuromuscular therapy, along with the traditional Hawaiian treatments of Lomi-Lomi and hot stone massage. She continued her training in Costa Rica at the Kootenay School of Rebalancing, and then, more recently completing a 2200 hour diploma of Massage Therapy at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy.
Tessa spent many years working at backcountry ski lodges feeding her passion for powder skiing, however these days you can find her at Kicking Horse Resort chasing her two little ones down the mountain. In the summer she enjoys biking, paddleboarding, gardening and hanging out with her backyard chickens. Her goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle with lots of space for relaxation. “My massage changes with every unique person I treat, but my intention is often the same: to support pain management, assist in soft tissue health, and inspire an awareness of the innate wellness that already exists in every body.”
Tessa became a BC RMT in November 2020. However, she began her massage therapy education at Maui ...
Mike has a background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and enjoys using an active and evidence-based approach in his practice. He enjoys treating those with sports performance goals and integrating specific strength and conditioning into the rehabilitation plan. In addition to this, Mike has a strong interest in chronic pain conditions. Whether you are dealing with a nagging tendon issue or chronic low back pain, Mike would love for the opportunity to provide you with the necessary tools, information, and skills to manage your condition and get you back to what matters most.
Mike completed his Master of Physiotherapy degree from The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to this, he obtained his Bachelor of Kinesiology from Brock University, where he also competed as part of Brock’s varsity rowing team.
Outside of the clinic, Mike is an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoys spending his time rock climbing, backpacking, and sipping coffee in the backcountry. When he’s not off on an adventure, you may see him around town enjoying some of the local hotspots with his dog Winnie.
Mike has a background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and enjoys using an a...
Leanne is a recent Masters of Physiotherapy graduate from Queen’s University, who is well versed with the latest in evidence-based clinical practice techniques and assessment methodologies. Most recently, she has completed her acupuncture courses through Acupuncture Canada as well as further training in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation. She completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and earned a distinction at the University of Calgary with a major in Exercise Physiology. After her Bachelor’s Degree, Leanne worked as an outdoor guide and instructor for rock climbing, hiking, backcountry skiing and sea kayaking.
During university, Leanne enjoyed playing soccer and squash as well as participating in jujitsu and judo where she earned her brown belt. Leanne’s interest includes snowboarding, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, camping and walking her dog. Although both her work and school have taken Leanne all over Canada, she is looking forward to rediscovering the Mountain lifestyle not far from where she grew up. Through her sport and academic career, she has created a passion to pursue physiotherapy as a career.
Leanne is a member of the Sports Medicine BC and the BC section of Sports Physiotherapy Canada. She also a member of Acupuncture Canada and offers acupuncture as part of a comprehensive treatment along with manual therapy and exercise prescription for all musculoskeletal disorders whether they are caused by sports, car accidents, or everyday life. Leanne believes that taking the time to listen to her clients, as well as explaining the clinical reasoning behind the injury and treatments, are essential to successful outcomes. Leanne has a special interest in pursuing further post-graduate qualifications in manual therapy and sports physiotherapy.
Leanne is a recent Masters of Physiotherapy graduate from Queen’s University, who is well versed ...
Stan Metcalfe has been in Golden since 2003. He graduated with a BScPT (Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy) from the University of Alberta school of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1996. Shortly after, Stan moved from Alberta to BC to study under Canada’s leading educators in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, such as Erl Pettman and Diane Lee. Stan has completed many Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Courses, and after a couple years of focused training he achieved a Fellowship with the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists. Stan has also published an award winning research paper about the effect of spinal manipulation on muscle strength. In 2010 Stan was accredited by the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation. With the initial learning of anatomical acupuncture, a new understanding of the human function has developed. Recently Stan has begun working with the kids of Golden and is the local physio for the TREKK program – Therapeutic Rehabilitation for East Kootenay Kids. This new focus on the dynamic abilities of children has rekindled old techniques of neuromuscular activation. Stan understands that there are many explanations for pain or weakness. Often persistent problems exist because several contributing factors are involved. He uses your innate ability to heal to guide his treatments. He may help your body heal by activating weak areas, lengthening tight areas, providing protection or rest, or use acupuncture to remove blockages or stagnancy. The ski industry has provided work combined with play and Stan is away skiing for part of the winters. The mountains have allowed a balance between professional, recreational and home lives.
Stan Metcalfe has been in Golden since 2003. He graduated with a BScPT (Bachelor of Science in Ph...