Team Biographies:

Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you! All of our therapists are registered, licensed and able to direct bill for your insurance!


Denise is the proud founder of Alternative Touch Therapeutics (est 1998). Denise has been a full time, registered massage therapist for 20 years, Esthetician for 14 years and permanent makeup tattoo artist for the past 11 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! Denise has always continued to upgrade her education and attends yearly massage conferences. 

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Eryn Mclennan: Proud to be the Manager and Much Much More ....

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 pinpoint areas for deep muscle release.  

Charlene Carstairs: 

Charlene has been in the healing industry for the past 22 years. She started in the reflexology field in 1995, then soon graduated from the Alberta Institute of Massage in Red Deer in 1996. Charlene has continually upgraded her knowledge extensively over the past 22 years including the following:

Her techniques are quite interesting but with these unique treatments she is able to adapt to your healing needs. She provides a therapeutic, deep massage while still incorporating an element of relaxation into the session. Her specialty is getting into very specific, pinpoint areas causing the primary issues of pain with her sports minded like acupressure techniques.

Charlene is always a very cheerful, positive minded therapist who loves to help, listen and learn. She is always open to feedback and is looking forward to seeing you soon! 

Heather Dickson:

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, and most recently 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. 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.  

Brette Pidsadny: 

Brette is a 2016 graduate of the Grant McEwan massage therapy program AND A 2020 Graduate of  Acupuncture from Grant McEwan. Brette is now offering Combo treatments with Massage and Acupuncture in 1 appointment Give us a call to find out more about this. 

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 and her session preference is not a full body deep tissue but provides a firm massage with some deep tissue in those stubborn areas! 

Sydney Park: 

Sydney is a 2017 graduate of the Makami massage therapy program and is able to direct bill for insurance purposes!

Her treatments tend to be on the firm to deep side! 

Elyssa Speers :

Elyssa is a 2019 graduate of Advanced Massage Therapy 3000 hr Program.  

More Info on her Treatment Style to come. 

Priscilla Taylor:

Priscilla Has been a practicing Massage therapist for 16 yrs. With her many years experience she has added many tools to her tool box. Priscilla has a natural Instinct for finding the issues and correcting them with a very nurturing, firm touch.  

Samantha Swenson:

Samantha Is a 2019 Graduate of the MH Vicors School of Massage Therapy. 

She strives to provide Relaxation and Pain relief through a combination of therapeutic treatments and guided self-care, Add in her positive attitude and perky out look and you are sure to have a Great Massage

Chelsea Roth, Acupuncturist :

Chelsea is a 2015 Grant MacEwan 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.

Samie McLennan:

Samie Graduated From MC College Esthetics Program with 1050 hrs of Training. She loves to do Lash Extensions, Waxing along with Manicures and Pedicures. Don't Let her age fool you she is bright and will Brighten your day as well.

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