Our Mission

Our mission is to build a team of passionate and gifted therapists that share our commitment to excellent client care, quality continuing education, and adequate self-care. By continuing to educate yourself in massage theory, techniques and modalities, you can provide your clients with better insight and value. Self-care is vital for both our clients and our RMT’s. The work a massage therapist does is physically demanding, and it is important that you prioritize your health. Proper breathing technique, stretches, exercise, and body mechanics are important for you and your clients to stay happy and healthy, to be your best selves.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make Alleviate Massage Therapy & Wellness Centre a great place for your practice, to ensure that you are happy and fulfilled. By providing above-average compensation, a team-oriented outlook and prioritizing your health and well-being, we hope you will have a long and healthy massage therapy career with us.

Our Goal

Our goal is to make Alleviate a place where you and your massage therapy practice thrive. We place a high value on clear and respectful communication with other therapists, the administrative staff and our clients. We expect you to be able to set professional boundaries. We want you to feel that coming to Alleviate every day is a joy. Using a team approach, we share knowledge and techniques in order to help each therapist continue their growth. While our clients are our priority, we know that therapists who are happy and healthy will provide exceptional care. We want our therapists to live how we teach our clients to live: achieve a balanced life by making time for your family and friends, staying active, and finding your wellness balance. We prioritize your self-care -- taking care of yourself is essential not only to your health but also to the longevity of your massage therapy career. When you have excellent time management skills, you are less likely to get burned out or injured.

"People will doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do."

Lewis Cass

Our Therapists

Sonya Palahicky (Founder)

Sonya Palahicky (Founder)

RMT & Thai Massage Instructor

In 2010, Sonya travelled to Laos and Thailand to visit her parents. She began her Thai massage studies at the Watpo Thai Traditional Massage School, graduated from there in 2011 and received certification as a Thai Massage Therapist from the renowned...

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Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald

Independent RMT, BScKin, Fascial Stretch Therapist

Lindsay’s passion for health and athletics has been lifelong. She knows firsthand how frustrating an injury can be, especially when it takes you away from what you love to do. Whether its your sport, job or hobby...

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Alicia Harvey

Alicia Harvey

Independent RMT, BHS

Alicia believes that massage therapy is a safe and effective form of healthcare, which facilitates the body’s recovery from numerous ailments. Alicia is passionate about educating her clients and giving them the tools and support necessary to achieve lasting results and improve their well-being.

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