Alternative Touch Professional Center
4910-51 St. Beaumont, Ab T4X 1E4
Started in 1998
Denise Bechtloff is the owner and founder of Alternative Touch. The small wellness clinic began in 1998 and slowly grew from a home based business, to a strip mall to its current location in the heart of Beaumont. Atouch has gone through many phases over the past 22 years. Growing, learning and constantly evolving to keep up with progressive demands that owning a small business brings, Denise decided to alter the busy clinic once more! Housing 10 therapists, the clinic is now called Alternative Touch Professional Center. The decision was brought upon partly due to the current events of the world. Covid has struck down many a good business and in order to help keep all therapists thriving, each are now independent within the center. This means EACH therapist is their own boss with complete control over their own funds/costs and decisions in running their practice, Denise (Queen Of Mean) included. The therapists all look forward to continuing their exemplary service to the most important people of all, you! We could not have accomplished this all without you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
The trusted place for all therapeutic practices
Alternative Touch Professional Center is based on the belief that the customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We strive to continually upgrade our education to provide our clients with the most up to date treatments and services in the industry! As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
If you are happy with us the greatest gift is the gift of referral and/or positive feedback on social media sites such as google, yelp and facebook!
Cancellations require a full 24 hour notice. At this time we are waiving our usual cancellations fees if you are ill for any reason. Please give us a call to let us know as soon as possible if you cannot make it to your session. Charges will apply for no shows which is: half of the booked appointment for first time offenders, full price for a second no show and after the third offence, pre-payment will be required.
Direct Billing Available!
Sunlife (all but one therapist) **as of Jan1/21**
Canada Life/ Great West Life
Johnson and Johnson Group
First Canadian Claims
Chamber of Commerce group ins plan
SSQ Financial Group
GMS Carrier 49, 50
LiUNA Local 183, 506
Medavie (some therapists)
Alternative Touch Professional Center Guarentee
Meet Our Team
Eryn graduated in 2015 with her advanced massage therapy certification. Along with her full time studies for massage therapy, she achieved her certification in Orthopedic Massage from the Institute of Pain Management in Richmund, Texas. She has also completed her certification for Neuromuscular Therapy from the University of California and teacher assists for the Orthopedic courses in her spare time.
Eryn is a great therapist who's calm demeanor radiates throughout her treatments. She has amazing skill at assessing, evaluating and correcting both chronic and acute conditions. Eryn's treatments are not excessively deep tissue but a combination of both gentle manipulations, to targeting areas for deep muscle release.
Brette is a 2016 graduate of the Grant McEwan massage therapy program and a 2020 Graduate of Acupuncture from Grant McEwan.
Brette is a very positive, happy and easy going therapist that loves to give the best possible treatment! She is great at assessing your needs whether you require massage, acupuncture or a custom combination session of both! Her session is not a full body deep tissue but she provides a firm massage with targeted deep tissue in those stubborn areas!
Heather is a 2010 graduate from the Advanced Massage Therapy program at CDI College, and has spent the last 8 years working in a physiotherapy clinic, which has given her a treatment based style of massage as well as experience in treating a wide range of different conditions; from injuries sustained during motor vehicle collisions (such as whiplash) to repetitive strain injuries (such as tendonitis). In order to better treat her patients Heather has continued to grow and expand her knowledge, taking courses in Lymphatic Drainage; which reduces swelling, while improving the immune system, Myofascial Cupping; which reduces fascial restrictions allowing for improved range of motion, a TMJ course which expanded on her knowledge of intra oral massage, a technique used to help relieve headaches along with pain and stiffness in the neck and jaw and most recently kinetic massage; a technique that combines joint movement and massage strokes to improve range of motion.. Heather enjoys personalizing each massage to match the treatment goals of her patients and believes that when combined with a healthy lifestyle massage helps to promote well-being and reduce stress.
Meet Our Team
Sydney is a 2017 graduate of the 3000 hr Makami massage therapy program and is able to direct bill for insurance purposes!
Sydney specializes in providing particularly deep tissue therapy for her clients. She strives in correcting chronic, stubborn injuries and is more sports massage minded in her sessions. Sydney works to tailor her clients needs as well as support their recovery process with a therapeutic hand all while creating a relaxing calming space. By the end of the treatment Sydney likes to leave her clients feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and more aware in their quest to obtain better health.
Stacey is a graduate of MH Vicars and has been working with clients providing therapeutic, deep tissue and relaxation massages for the past few years. She has always been an advocate for healthy living through fitness and nutrition - encouraging those around her to think weel, eat well and live well in order to BE WELL. With massage therapy, she see's this as a valuable extension to feeling great and living one's best life!
Meghan graduated in 2003 from the Kine Concept Institute Maritime in Fredericton New Brunswick, receiving her diploma in Massage therapy. She specializes in therapeutic deep tissue techniques, spinal cord injuries, pre & post natal massage and Kinesio taping. Megan has a passion for health and fitness, and is committed to helping her clients build and maintain healthy balanced life while receiving optimum care and help to prevent injuries.
Meet Our Team
Angie is a 2013 graduate of CDI college 2200hr Advanced Massage Therapy Program. She is very passionate about assisting her clients to hit their overall wellness goals. She enjoys helping Mother-to-be to relax and unwind from the hard days of pregnancy.
She love a challenging Case or Injury, and to help her clients feel the relief from muscle tension in a therapeutic, Deep tissue treatment.
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Nathalie is a 2014 Makami Graduate of the advanced massage therapy program in Edmonton. Her approach to stress and pain management encompasses a good balance of science and intuition. Her treatment plans are well adapted to all of her clients specific needs. She offers a wide variety of modalities from Swedish to therapeutic/orthopaedic assessments and therapies. Over the years Nathalie developed a technique that allows for effective deep tissue release using trigger point therapy, gentle stretching & static pressure. She is a firm believer in the body, mind spirit connection and her clients well-being is always her priority!
Chelsea is a 2015 Grant MacEwan graduate in Acupuncture and is Registered with the College and Association of Acupuncturists. Her Goal is to help clients achieve their best health and wellness through tailored treatments and support of their health goals. Chelsea Is ready to have baby #2 so may not be available for awhile commencing March 2021
Owner: Alternative Touch Professional Center & Queen Of Mean Corrective Healing
Denise is the proud founder of Alternative Touch Therapeutic Professional Center (est 1998). Denise has been a full time, registered massage therapist for 22 years, Esthetician for 15 years and permanent makeup tattoo artist for the past 13 years. Her journey started as an interior decorator and although fun, was not a fulfilling career. Life lead her to massage therapy and after completing a year at Grant McEwan and another at The Edmonton College of Massage, a new found love for helping heal others was formed!
Recently Denise has decided to take on a new endeavor and created "The Queen of Mean Corrective Healing" (est 2019). Basically a journey set out on her own so that she can focus on what she loves, actual treatments! Her focus is medically minded massage for treatment and rehabilitation using firm pressure and pin point deep therapy. Still the owner of the Alternative Touch Professional Center, Denise will be offering her wide variety of services in the lower level of the building.
Denise has always continued to upgrade her education and attends yearly massage conferences.
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