Our Team


We have a team of passionate and caring therapists

Our team is all registered in good standing with Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA),
Certified Registered Massage Therapist
Association (CRMTA), Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
and College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA).

Lianna Bergonia

Manual Osteopathic Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist
Clinic Owner

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Lianna was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She is the youngest in her family. At a very young age, she would give massages to her family not knowing it will be the career that she would be so passionate about in the future. Her past work experience was in the food service industry which gave her the opportunity to come to Canada in 2011.

She graduated with distinction from 2200 Hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program at Alberta College of Massage Therapy in Edmonton in June 2017. She then decided to start Healing Point Massage Therapy in Perron Street St. Albert in May 2018.

Her passion for helping people to feel better pushed her to take additional training as Manual Osteopathic Therapist to understand causes of pain and discomfort. She graduated with honours from 1180 Hour Manual Osteopathic Therapist Diploma at Manual Osteopathic College of Canada in Edmonton in September 2019. In November 2019, she opened a new clinic in Liberton Medical Center in St. Albert where she was able to invite passionate team of therapists. She also worked part time as a Teaching Assistant for Manual Osteopathic Therapy Program for a year for March 2020 intake. She enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to help Manual Osteopathic Therapy students achieve success with the program. She is currently a member in good standing of the CMMOTA (Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association).

When she is not working, she spends her time with her family with outdoors, biking, camping and enjoying view of the mountains and lakes in the summer. She also loves to watch Netflix cooking and baking shows and dreams about being a contestant at Netflix’s “Nailed It”.

“I love helping people. When people come in for treatment, I am always grateful that they trust me. I see it as an opportunity to help people feel relieved from their chronic pain.” -Lianna

Jennifer Yadao

Registered Massage Therapist

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Jen was born in Manila, Philippines. She went to AMA Computer College in Manila and graduated in 1998. Jen started her career and worked as a food server, chef cook, administrative assistant and daycare provider. Jen went to MaKami College in Edmonton and took 3,000 hours of Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program and graduated in 2019. She developed expert skills in a variety of modalities including Myofascial Cupping Release, Relaxation Massage Therapy, Hot Stone Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, Pre and Post Natal Massage Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy. She studied massage therapy because she wants to know how body and muscles work. “I am amazed how massage can help the body.”

Up until today, she is still a member in good standing of the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA). She is a kind and caring professional who always puts her clients’ needs and well being first. She wants to make every client feel better physically and mentally and leave with a “wanting to return” experience. During her spare time, Jen loves to watch movies, bake, and walk her dog named Oreo. Jen is a very hardworking and sweet person. The most rewarding thing for her as a massage therapist is whenever she sees her clients feel better and when they achieve their health goals and improve their well-being. Jen’s favorite quote is:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt.

Jen indeed is one of the kindest, most caring person you’ll ever meet.

Ma. Lorie Magusara

Registered Massage Therapist

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Maria Lorie Magusara, or “Lorie” grew up in the Philippines, she took up a 3000 hour Advanced Massage Therapy Course at Makami College in Edmonton, and graduated in August 2018. Her first job was a caregiver for the sick and Elderly which is her passion.

For Lorie, Massage Therapy is a profession that helps and cares for people, similar to a caregiver job. The main purpose of massage for her is to help our clients achieve a better quality of life as one of the many benefits of regular Massage. One fun trivia about her is that she loves singing at the church even though she doesn’t have a good singing voice. (As she claims but we’re sure she can sing and is just being humble. 🙂 ) Her hobbies are cooking, cleaning. gardening. reading, and walking.

The most rewarding part of being a Massage Therapist for Lorie is when her client tells her after massage that they are feeling better, they can move, pain is gone, or a simple thank you. ” All of these satisfying words make me smile and happy.” Her favorite quote is “Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.” by Abraham Lincoln. Lorie is a caring person with a very positive outlook that will make clients leave the clinic with the most satisfied smile.

Ivy Castillo

Registered Massage Therapist
Manual Osteopathic Therapy Student

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Ivy grew up in the Philippines. She finished a 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma program at Alberta College of Massage Therapy in Edmonton in February 2021 and she is now a Manual Osteopathy student. She is a member in good standing of the NHPC (Natural Health Practitioners of Canada). In the earlier part of her career she was in the food service industry and then switched to massage profession because she wants to help people in pain or people suffering from stress. For her, massage is a client’s ticket to having a stress free life for the next hour.

“Helping others even for that short amount of time can have a great impact on the rest of their life.” She may look sweet from the outside but what people don’t know about her is that she is a tough person. “I am a tough person who has made it through tough times. ” Her favorite quote is “ I don’t set goals. I set intention” from Maryam Hasnaa. Ivy is a fun and determined person who is passionate with helping free people suffering from stress and pain.

Desire Johnson, RAc, BSc

Registered Acupuncturist

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Desire was born in Langley, BC, but grew up in all 3 western provinces. 
At the early part of her career, she worked as a server, an aide for an autistic individual and as a Physiotherapy aide/assistant.
She graduated with a bachelor degree in Science in Biology from Burman University in 2016 and from MacEwan University in 2021 with a Diploma in Acupuncture. 
Desire is passionate in helping people become the best version of themselves, physically, mentally and emotionally. Acupuncture allows her to create individualized treatment plans that address all areas of wellness. 
Originally, Acupuncture was her back-up plan, after planning to get her Masters of Physiotherapy where she was waitlisted for the program, but didn’t make it in. She took the acupuncture program at MacEwan as a back-up and to improve her GPA. In her first semester, she got a 4.0 and loved the program. She didn’t reapply for physiotherapy, and haven’t looked back since then.
Her greatest accomplishment as a practitioner is the progress she sees in the people she helps. It is incredibly rewarding to see a client be able to move in a way they couldn’t before, become pain-free, feel mentally refreshed, sleep better, etc. 
She has travelled to over 13 countries in 3 continents, and is a huge concert junkie. Fun fact about her is she has an irrational fear of earthworms and played violin for 5yrs.
When not working, she likes to spend time outdoors with her husband and dog! She loves reading, playing (and making) music and trying new activities!
With this pandemic, she really likes the quote “Tough times never last, but tough people do”, by Robert H. Schuller! We will all get through this together!

Her preferred modalities include acupuncture, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, tuina massage and guasha. She is committed to helping patients achieve wellness in all areas of their life.

Patricia “Trish” Bjornson

Registered Massage Therapist

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Patricia “Trish” Bjornson grew up in a farm outside of Galahad, Alberta. For about 12 years prior to transitioning to massage, she used to manage hotels and restaurants. She successfully completed First Year of Massage Therapy at Makami College in 2009 then took second year at Northern Institute of Massage Therapy in Red Deer in 2014.
After a few years in the massage field she was offered a position teaching 2nd year Massage Therapy at CDI College. She found teaching massage very rewarding.
Growing up, her father had a very aggressive form of MS, so she always knew the value of body work in one form or another. Later in life, her mom sadly had a severe stroke which was when she was lead down this avenue. For Trish, every client she meets and helps is an accomplishment.

Trish loves the outdoors and gardening. She spends most of her spare time with husband Mike and also her two adorable dogs- Phee and Viggo. Trish loves a good pun! And has a very positive outlook quoting John Lennon- “ Everything will be okay in the end, if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

Edeloisa “Lilet” Macayanan

Registered Massage Therapist

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Edeloisa Macayanan or Lilet was born and raised in the Philippines. She successfully completed 2200 hours Massage Therapy Diploma at Alberta College of Massage Therapy in 2021.

In 2009, she came to Canada as a caregiver and then studied to become a Health Care Aid and worked at the Golden Age Manor. She was then transferred to Edmonton General Continuing Care from 2016 to present. For a total of 11 years, Eloisa helped and cared for the seniors.

Edeloisa loves to learn new things and she is passionate about massage. She loves to help people get relaxed and get relief from muscle pains. She loves to take care of people and connect with them and get to know them. Her favorite quote is “First you LEARN, then remove “L”. She is hardworking, easy to get along with and has genuine desire to care and help people.

Carry Neveah

Registered Massage Therapist

Massage therapy St. Albert

Carry Neveah was born and raised in Edmonton, AB.

Carry went to MaKami College in Edmonton and took 3,000 hours of Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program and graduated top of her class in 2015. She studied massage therapy because she loves to help and heal people. She believes that body, mind and soul are all connected. She gets a lot of satisfaction seeing the overall improvement of her clients after every session . She finds massage therapy extremely rewarding. Carry’s path to healing came in a very unexpected way. It is calling that came about later in life, something that is very natural to her that it feels like she had practiced in many life times. She also volunteered at different sporting events, hospitals, retirement facilities and community outreach programs.

 Before she became a massage therapist, Carry was a fashion designer and a make up artist. She is also very athletic- she used to run track for Edmonton Journal at the Butterdome Games 400 m, relay, etc. She also plays hockey, has a black belt in Taekwondo, competes in all swimming levels and, can also be a lifeguard.

Her favorite quote is from Steve Jobs,

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Heather Prentice

Registered Massage Therapist

Massage therapy St. Albert

Heather Prentice grew up on a farm in southern Alberta.

She successfully graduated in CDI College with honours in 2015. She also currently teaches Massage Therapy at CDI College.

Before going to school for massage Heather was a sheet metal worker and welder.

Heather is also trained and competed as a barrel racer, and she is currently working on getting her personal training and nutrition certification.

When not working she likes hiking and camping in the summer or reading and and just spending time at home with my family when it’s too cold to go outside.

Heather chose massage as a profession because she always believed in alternative medicine and believed it was a way that she could contribute while keeping my values

“The most rewarding part of being a massage therapist is seeing everyone that walks into my massage room walk out feeling better than when they walked in.
My favourite quote is “ Whether you think you can or think you can’t, your right! “-Henry Ford.

Susan Jeske

Student Massage Therapist

Massage therapy St. Albert

Susan grew up in the Edmonton area. She finished her 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma program at Alberta College of Massage Therapy in Edmonton in October 2022. Susan started her career in administration then in 2020 made the decision to pursue a career in massage therapy.

Susan has always enjoyed massage therapy personally and wants to help others experience its therapeutic benefits as well. The most rewarding part of being a massage therapist for Susan is seeing the change from when clients first come in for a treatment and seeing the change afterwards.

When not working, she loves traveling, going on road trips, and listening to books on audible. Susan’s favourite quote is, “What you think you create. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you become.” – Buddha

Ashley Zacharias

Student Massage Therapist

Massage therapy St. Albert

Ashley grew up on a farm close to Grande Prairie. Her first job was working with a catering company. She graduated high school in 2019 and currently in 2200-Hour Massage Therapy Diploma school at Alberta College of Massage Therapy and will be finishing in February 2023.

She chose this Massage Therapy as profession because she always loved helping people and she think this is a really great way to help.

She knew it was something that she would always want to do, so when she finally did it , she was so happy with it and can’t wait to continue her career with helping people.

What she finds as most rewarding as a Massage therapist is when her clients genuinely feel better and want to come back! It makes her happy that she is helping them in some ways whether they want to relax or ease the pain they are having.

Fun fact about Ashley is that she loves travelling and she have travelled to 7 different countries and her favourite was Germany!

When she is not working, you be seeing her outside, either hiking, gardening or just soaking up the sun! Cooking and baking are also fun things to do for her.

Her favourite quote:

Make happiness a priority and be gentle with yourself in the process – Bronnie Ware