Visit our home-based wellness practice in McKenzie Towne, SE Calgary.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combined with a modern, Western approach to bodywork.
Medium-firm pressure with a strong foundation in relaxation massage.
Massage can be combined with FST, CST, LDT, or acupuncture.
Therapist assisted stretching on a massage table. Receive the same benefits you would from a yoga class, with way less work! Please wear athletic style/stretchy clothing.
Reset your nervous system with this light-touch therapy.
Give your immune system a boost or help alleviate swelling.
Sometimes called "yoga for backs." Learn how to use unique props and exercises to increase spinal mobility and decrease back pain.
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A combination of acupuncture and hypnosis.
We are a home-based wellness practice located in the SE Calgary community of McKenzie Towne. In 2020 we bought a house and converted the basement into a treatment space. Jess practices acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), while Breanne practices massage therapy in conjunction with several other wellness modalities. Our practice is largely referral based.
I can't honestly say that I spent my whole life dreaming of becoming a massage therapist. I came to massage therapy in a bit of a roundabout way. In the beginning stages of carving out a viable career path for myself, I discovered that I was actually much more interested in studying the human mind than I was interested in studying the human body.
In University I studied both psychology and philosophy, and enjoyed it so much that I spent my final 2 years of undergrad preparing for graduate school. I wrote a Bachelor’s level thesis on self-talk, and applied to law school with a 4.0 GPA.
In 2014 I chose to leave the world of academia and followed my heart to India. I completed my first yoga teacher training certification in Rishikesh, and then travelled to Saoner to immerse myself in Tantric practices at Shivoham Ashram. I stayed in India for nine months.
When I returned to Canada, I continued to take yoga teacher training courses (I have certifications in pre and post natal, yin, iRest yoga nidra meditation, and Critical Alignment Therapy) until I eventually started teaching. I quickly realized that teaching group yoga classes in a way that is safe for everybody is hard (almost impossible), and that my 500(+) hours of teacher training had grossly unprepared me for the array of bodies and bodily injuries that would ultimately present themselves in my classes. This led to my transition away from teaching group yoga classes, and toward working with private clients as a massage therapist.
Before I committed to a two-year massage therapy diploma, I studied fascia and acupressure out of personal interest. Exposure to these two holistic systems early in my career has greatly influenced the way that I see and treat the human body, and my treatments often integrate fascial work (ex. cupping, stretching) and specific acupressure techniques as a result. Over the years I have expanded my practice to include other holistic, light-touch therapies such as Chikly's Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy.
My massage treatment style is a mix between therapeutic and relaxation, with a slow, intentful, medium-firm pressure. I do not subscribe to the "no pain, no gain" model, and kindly request anyone seeking a painful massage to book with a different therapist. I often tell clients that the pressure should be enough to keep you fully present, but not so much that it pushes you into your pain threshold. My ideal client will be attentive to present moment sensations and breath throughout the treatment, and take a proactive approach to wellness by booking their massage therapy treatments several weeks or months in advance, rather than booking a last-minute appointment only in response to injury or pain.
Although I continue to practice massage therapy on a part time basis, my personal and professional interests are shifting increasingly toward the study of somatics and trauma resolution. By the end of 2025, I will have completed Dr. Peter Levine's three (+) year professional development program on Somatic Experiencing and several years of study with Dr. John Upledger's SomatoEmotional Release, allowing me to blend elements of somatic work with massage therapy and offer a more integrative and trauma-informed treatment experience.
One of my favourite parts about being a massage therapist is that it allows me the opportunity to practice being an empathetic witness. Above everything else, what is most important to me as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) is that you feel heard and that we find a way to work together to create a space where you feel safe and supported to breathe and feel deeply.
Hey! My name is Dr. Jess Reynolds (but I mostly go by Jess). I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Integrative Medicine, an Acupuncturist and a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). My practice has been tremendously gratifying, and through it I have had the opportunity to work with many people — helping them heal, body mind and spirit.
I have been teaching in the classroom for the last seven years, and have been told by students and colleagues alike that it is my purpose. The focus of my lectures has been Psychology, Personal Growth, Nutrition, Orthopedic Assessment and Functional Medicine. My passion, however, is in self-development of any kind. I am a true believer in becoming the best version of yourself.
Between my clinical practice and teaching experience, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in the world of health and wellness.
New Client/First Visit 90 min ... $130 + gst
30 min ... $55 + gst
45 min ... $75 + gst
60 min ... $90 + gst
75 min ... $110 + gst
90 min ... $130 + gst
Rebook Discount (less than 6 weeks between)... $5 off
Birthday Discount (please let me know) ... $10 off
New Patient/First Visit - Acupuncture
up to 90 min ... $130
Return Visit - Acupuncture
45 min ... $85
60 min ... $100
90 min First Visit Promo... $100
90 min Return Visit... $130
We understand... life happens! If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, please let us know ahead of time. If you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment without notice, we require that 100% of the missed treatment fee be paid in full before any subsequent sessions are booked.
We accept cash, credit card or interact e-transfer.
To use a credit card, please use your online booking account for payments to be processed via Square.
Step 1. Go to https://ibodyworkpractice.noterro.com
Step 2. Login
Step 3. Click on “My Account” (look for your initials)
Step 4. Click on “View Account”
Step 5. Click on “Add New Card”
Many clients benefit from one treatment every 6 weeks.
Yes, this is a very restorative treatment combination! Typically we recommend a combination of 45 minutes of acupuncture with Dr. Jess, immediately followed by 60 minutes of massage therapy with Breanne. Please email [email protected] to inquire about availability.
Dr. Jess does not provide mobile acupuncture sessions.
Breanne provides mobile sessions to a select number of clients only, at an additional cost. The travel fee is calculated by using the amount of time it takes Breanne to travel from McKenzie Towne to your location. Factors such as weather, and traffic related delays will be included when determining the amount of time needed to travel to your location. A minimum of 2 clients at the same location are required for mobile session bookings.
1 - 15 minutes... +$20
16 - 25 minutes... +$30
26 - 35 minutes... +$40
36 - 45 minutes... +$50
46 - 55 minutes... +$60
No. We will email you a receipt at the end of your session that can be submitted to your Alberta insurance provider for reimbursement.
Yes, treatments include an optional 15 minutes in the infrared sauna, either before or after your treatment. If you would like to use the sauna, please bring swimwear to your appointment. Please let your practitioner know that you would like to use the sauna ahead of your appointment as the sauna requires time to be properly heated.
Unfortunately we do not have a waiting room. Please do not arrive any earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Our preference is that you arrive as close to your appointment time as possible, and that you arrive alone. If you arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment, please wait in your car. Please do not bring your significant other, kids, pets, etc. to your appointment.
That depends on your treatment!
Acupuncture and Registered Massage Therapy (RMT): you will undress and remain covered underneath the sheets. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. Most clients keep their underwear on, though this is up to the client. The therapist will always ensure that you are properly draped with a sheet.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) and Critical Alignment Therapy (CAT): please wear comfortable, athletic clothing (no buttons, no zippers, no jeans).
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT): you have the option to remain fully clothed. Comfortable, loose clothing is recommended.
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