Our Talented Team

Below you will find our team members and their bios.  You can filter the list by type of “Service” provided, or by area of “Specialization”.

Yoko Masuda, Registered Acupuncturist

Yoko Masuda

Position: Registered Acupuncturist
Categories: Acupuncture, Addictions, Amputation (Phantom Limb), Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Cupping, Depression, Electrostimulation, Emotional Health, Gua Sha, Insomnia and Sleep Health, Migraines, Moxibustion, Musculoskeletal, PTSD, Soft Tissue Injury, Sports Injury, Stress, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ), Whiplash

Yoko Masuda is a master practitioner – skilled in the rare craft of Japanese style acupuncture – where she incorporates and tailors gentle needling, moxibustion (specific deep heat), therme (heat massage) and cupping into her treatment plans. These skills, as well as her reputation for delivering tangible results, make her a sought-after provider, especially in the areas of pain management, sports injuries, orthopaedic injuries and emotional health. Yoko firmly believes that the mind and the body are intertwined in healing and she continually advocates for a healthy lifestyle alongside of the care she provides.

Yoko received her acupuncture degree in Japan and, after working at several clinics in Tokyo, she accepted a staff acupuncturist position with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil touring show. For nearly twenty years, she went on to travel the far reaches of the globe, working on several other productions, and earning the respect of an international group of artists, staff and athletes before eventually selecting Edmonton for her permanent clinical practice. As a former high school physical education teacher, and also as an alumnus of the Japanese national rhythmic gymnastics team (where she competed internationally on numerous occasions), she has amassed an impressive background in sports therapy and physical education, uniquely positioning her to address all manner of orthopedic and performance related concerns.

Outside of work, Yoko enjoys travelling, the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and two elementary-aged daughters.


Education:

  • Diploma of Acupuncture, Hanada College, Tokyo, Japan

Licensure:

  • RAc, College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA)
Yoko Masuda, Registered Acupuncturist
Registered Acupuncturist

Yoko Masuda

Yoko Masuda is a master practitioner – skilled in the...

Tammy Lalonde, CEO and Registered Acupuncturist

Dr. Tammy Lalonde

Position: CEO & Registered Acupuncturist
Categories: Acupuncture, Addictions, Administration, Allergies, Amputation (Phantom Limb), Anxiety, Auto-Immune Health, Back Pain, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Inflammatory Disease, Cupping, Cycle Health and PMS, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Electrostimulation, Emotional Health, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Functional Medicine, Gender Reassignment, Guillain-Barre, Herbal Medicine, HIV and AIDS, Insomnia and Sleep Health, Lupus, Men's Health, Menopause, Migraines, Moxibustion, Musculoskeletal, Myasthenia Gravis, Oncology, Pain Management, Post-Covid Syndrome, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, PTSD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Seniors Health, Service, Sexual Dysfunction, Soft Tissue Injury, Specialization, Stress, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ), Thyroid Disorders, Transgender and Non-Binary Health, Vasculitis, Whiplash, Women's Health

Caring for people is my passion and one of the greatest callings life has to offer.  I am a seasoned Paramedic and Acupuncturist with extensive experience assisting patients as they cope with obvious and invisible injuries. I have been there for those in desperate medical, psychological or traumatic situations, delivered beautiful babies in vehicles parked along the side of the road, and administered care in such odd locations as on a domestic airliner at 30,000 feet or when flying emergency medevacs over Arabian desertscapes. I know full well how to care for those in true crisis but have also witnessed so many more whose illnesses and injuries could be traced back to their treatment of the body as a whole, whether through their diet, fitness levels, or neglect. As my career has evolved, so has my focus, which has shifted to helping a greater number of people early on to prevent minor issues from evolving into larger and costlier illnesses.  In my practice I have found a niche offering by pairing these strengths in emergency care and women’s health with the respected skills and techniques from top practitioners in oriental medicine. All care is focused on returning the body, mind, and spirit to a whole.

My academic preparation closely incorporates oriental medicine with Western healthcare. My passions build on natural strengths in highly stressful complex interactions, care management, and treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD – particularly amongst Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel. Within North America and the Middle East I have enjoyed a long standing career as a respected clinician, clinical educator, fire and emergency medical dispatcher.  I hold active licensure with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA) and the California Acupuncture Board.  I am a past Board Director with the Alberta Pain Society and a present member of the CAA Competence Committee.


Education:

  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • In progress with Spring 2022 anticipated completion
  • Master of Science (M.S.) – Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, cum laude, South Baylo University
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Holistic Science, South Baylo University
  • Diploma – Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), Augustana University

Licensure

  • College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA)
  • California Acupuncture Board
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Tammy Lalonde, CEO and Registered Acupuncturist
CEO & Registered Acupuncturist

Dr. Tammy Lalonde

Caring for people is my passion and one of the...

Galina Sivert, Registered Massage Therapist

Galina Sivert

Position: Massage Therapist & Nutritional Consultant
Categories: Anxiety, Back Pain, Cupping, Health Breathwork Facilitiator, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Coaching, Pain Management, Personal Fitness Training, Relaxation Massage, Soft Tissue Injury, Stress, Therapeutic Massage, Transformational Life Coaching

Galina started her massage therapy career in Ontario, after graduating from Toronto’s esteemed Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 2016. She quickly established herself as a sought after therapist within the greater Toronto alternative health community before relocating to Alberta earlier this year. Supplementing her massage services, Galina also has tremendous depth of knowledge and expertise as a Personal Trainer, Nutritional Consultant, Health Breathwork Facilitator and Transformational Life Coaching.

Galina believes that the combination of nutrition, exercise, and soft tissue release, through massage therapy, are integral aspects for maintenance of optimal health and balance to the body and mind. She adapts every massage therapy treatment to each individual, helping to create this balance for her clients and to artfully create a multi-dimensional experience of healing and transformation. Galina’s goal is to draw on her constellation of additional skills and expertise in order to offer Red Leaf Wellness clients with a truly unique massage therapy experience. She is pleased to offer every client professional care in our beautiful and relaxing environment.

While working with deep tissue, Galina believes in applying pressure slowly, thus minimising discomfort and allowing the body to relax completely. Treatments range from specific work on chronic areas and injuries, to full body muscle, tension, and stress reduction.


Education:

  • Massage Therapy, Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy
  • Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

Licensure:

  • NHPC, Natural Health Practitioners of Canada
Galina Sivert, Registered Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist & Nutritional Consultant

Galina Sivert

Galina started her massage therapy career in Ontario, after graduating...

Julie Kereliuk, Registered Massage Therapist

Julie Kereliuk

Position: Massage Therapist
Categories: Back Pain, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage, Massage Therapy, Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS), Musculoskeletal, Oncology, Pain Management, Rapid Neurofascial Reset (RMT), Relaxation Massage, Seniors Health, Soft Tissue Injury, Sports Injury, Stress, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ), Therapeutic Massage

Julie is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of MaKami College’s Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program. She welcomes all age groups and physical challenges and caters to each person’s therapeutic needs.

Julie has extensive experience in treating many different work and play injuries throughout their various stages of healing – from motor vehicle accident’s (MVAs), sporting, or workplace injuries, her goals are to improve each client’s quality of life, increase their range of motion and assist them to remain pain free while rehabilitating. She works with acute and chronic conditions alike, focusing on maintaining muscle balance and in creating a healthier version of you.

The majority of Julie’s experience has been in a clinical setting and with the use of therapeutic massage. Julie has also worked with the Edmonton Eskimos football team training camp and recovery clinic where she gained high exposure to the treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries.

When developing an individualized treatment plan Julie utilizes a variety of techniques including therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, preventative injury massage, TMJD, Rapid Neurofascial Reset (RMT), Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) scar tissue release therapy, Lymphatic drainage, relaxation massage and/or cupping. Her experience working with seniors, professional athletes, and those living with cancer has taught her how to further refine her approach and techniques for these speciality groups.

In her spare time she enjoys training for 10K races, likes to walk in nature, hike, swim, row and play golf. She also likes crafting of all kinds and photography.


Education:

  • Massage Therapy, MaKami College

Licensure:

  • RMT, Massage Therapist Association of Alberta
Julie Kereliuk, Registered Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist

Julie Kereliuk

Julie is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of MaKami...