Registered Massage Therapist
Massage Director

*Leslie is currently on maternity leave. 

Growing up, Leslie’s family told her she had a knack for finding the “good-hurt” spots and later encouraged her to enroll in the Massage Therapy Program and Lethbridge College. She graduated in 2010 and spent her two years there focusing on therapeutic, deep tissue techniques and also gained experience through her practicum placements at physiotherapy and athletic clinics. After graduating, Leslie operated a sole proprietor business for several years before joining East Meets West as Massage Director. She enjoys being involved with many post-secondary schools in Southern Alberta to provide the opportunity for students to experience working as massage therapist in a clinical setting.  As a therapist, Leslie believes there should be a balance between therapeutic techniques and a relaxing experience, and takes pride in watching her clients’ improve under her care. 

Focus areas: Chronic upper back and neck issues.

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Amanda Fox - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Bio Coming Soon!

Julie HAynes - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Julie graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Lethbridge College in April 2013 and is a member of the RMTA.

She has taken extra training for therapeutic approaches to treating the low back, legs and feet as well as in cupping and is sxcited to be able to offer this to her clients. She enjoys treating clients involved in motor vehicle accidents, and working with deep tissue and relaxation techniques. Outside of massage, Julie is a mother of two boys, and is an avid animal lover with her two dogs and cat. She spends many hours outside in her garden, and hopes to expand her knowledge in the gardening world.

Focus Areas:  Rotator cuff and frozen shoulder, plantar issues using cupping, and motor vehicle accidents.

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Justin Jensen  - Student RMT

Registered Massage Therapist - Student

Bio Coming soon!

Keaton Craig  - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Keaton Craig completed the two year Massage Therapy Program at the Lethbridge College and is registered with Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA).  Keaton played soccer for the Kodiaks during his time at the college, and has participated in many sports over the years which has furthered his desire to work with athletes to improve their overall health and wellness. 

Focus areas: Deep tissue, sports related injuries, hips and glutes, piriformis and sciatica


Kelsey Austin  - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Kelsey graduated from the massage therapy program at Lethbridge College. She enjoys working on a number of different conditions and areas of concern. However, she prefers to focus on the neck to relieve headaches and other discomfort. Her life goal is to win the lottery and live on an acreage with 20 dogs. If that doesn't work out, she plans to pursue a career in physical therapy. 

Focus areas: Neck, and headaches.

Kenzie Gauthier - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Kenzie graduated with honors in 2013 from the Southern Alberta Institute of Massage (SAIM) in the Advanced Massage Therapy program. She has been a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada since 2013 and has been a part of the East Meets West family since March of 2014. She enjoys doing deep pressure massages, but will accommodate any preference of pressure. Working with other health practitioners at East Meets West has given her the opportunity to work with a variety of conditions and degrees of injuries. 

Focus areas: Back and neck, and full body massages.

Kitana Isfeld - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

*Kitana is currently on maternity leave. 

Focus areas: Headache, back problems, and deep tissue work.

Nicole Karl - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole graduated with honours from Lethbridge College in 2010 and has since taken additional training in energy work such as Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy which she incorporates into many of her treatments. She enjoys seeing progress in people and watching them increase their range of motion or relieve headaches and other stress related conditions. When she’s not working, Nicole likes camping throughout the summer, spending time with her two Dobermans, and reading. 

Focus areas: Runners including legs and glutes, headaches with focus on the neck, shoulders, face, and scalp.

Olivia Bertin - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Olivia is a Registered Massage Therapist and an honours graduate of the 2200 hour program from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is a member in good standing of the National Health Practitioners of Canada since 2011. Olivia moved to Lethbridge in the summer of 2014 to start the Bachelor of Nursing program and has been a member of the East Meets West team since November 2014. 

Focus areas: Full body massage.

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Sara Gillis - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Sara graduated from the 2200-hour massage therapy program in her home town at Lethbridge College. During her time at the college she was a part of the Kodiak volleyball team where she played for 2 years. Sara has been involved with sports since she was young which has contributed to her interest with sports related injuries. Right now, Sara is certified in Myofascial cupping and is excited to continue her education in new modalities.”

Focus areas: glutes, legs, neck and shoulders

Sara Tschetter - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Sara has been a reflexologist since 2010 and a fascial therapist since 2012. Her clients continually asked her to add massage therapy to her list of services. She decided to take their advice and enrolled in the 3000-hour program at Makami College. 
She loves that everyday she is able to acquire new and exciting techniques to help her clients.

Focus areas:  Legs and back using deep tissue and fascial release.

Sarah Gruber - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Massage has been a huge part of Sarah’s life from a very young age with people telling her that she has the healing touch as long as she can remember.  She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Lethbridge College in 2003. In 2006 she became a member of the NHPC and operated her own mobile massage business for roughly 13 years. She has continually expanded her repertoire by undertaking training in numerous soft-tissue therapies such as Rain Drop Therapy with essential oils, Stamina and Alignment Orthopedic Massage, and most recently Hot Stone Deep Therapeutic, and Spa.  She specializes in Stamina and Alignment Orthopedic Massage and enjoys the challenges that clients bring day after day and the rewards of seeing them improve with her treatment.

Sarah joined East Meets West in September 2015. 

Focus areas: Sports injuries, knees, sciatica, lymphatic drainage, and super deep tissue.

Saya Thompson - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Saya is currently a student at MaKami College in Calgary Alberta. She will be completing her 3000-hour program in February of 2018.

Saya is excited to begin her career at East Meets West where she is ready to take on challenges and learn new things. She enjoys seeing her clients improve with the help of massage and always strives to give the best care she can.

Focus areas:  Neck and upper back.