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”.

Dr. Michell Winton, Registered Acupuncturist

Dr. Michelle Winton

Position: Registered Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist
Categories: Acupuncture, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Cupping, Cupping, Depression, Digestive Health, Electrostimulation, Gua Sha, Insomnia and Sleep Health, Massage Therapy, Migraines, Moxibustion, Musculoskeletal, Pregnancy, PTSD, Relaxation Massage, Seniors Health, Sports Injury, Stress, Therapeutic Massage

Helping people comes naturally to Michelle! As a highly skilled Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, and Advanced Care Paramedic she is widely recognized for developing unique care plans which draw on her knowledge and therapeutic touch gained across each of these specialized disciplines. Having over twenty years of combined expertise in caring for her patients, Michelle has had a front row seat to observe how stress and emotion affect the mind and body. Complementing her acupuncture services at Red Leaf Wellness, Michelle offers a variety of therapeutic and relaxation massage therapies, including pregnancy massage, myofascial release and myofascial cupping.

Michelle began her health career as a massage therapist, graduating the 2200hr Massage Program at Macewan University in 2001. Being active in competitive sport in her youth, Michelle understood the benefits of massage on sport performance, recovery and injury prevention. She subsequently branched into emergency care and became an Advanced Care Paramedic where she was able to offer a calming presence in stressful, emergent situations. Michelle has always believed that soft skills, an extra moment spent with family, or a hand to hold on the way to the hospital, can be as healing as the specific medical interventions themselves. Working as a Paramedic Michelle saw, and began to question, how it is that people differ in disease and the aging process and why the same drug benefited one person, but not the other. Her lifelong learning journey had her begin to look for these answers in the time-tested practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture, thus kicking off another quest for knowledge at MacEwan University’s Acupuncture Program.

Education:

  • Diploma – Acupuncture, Macewan University
  • Diploma – Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), Augustana University
    • Honors standings
  • Certificate – Massage Therapy Grant MacEwan College

Licensure:

  • RAc, College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA)
  • RMT, National Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
  • ACP, Alberta College of Paramedics
Dr. Michell Winton, Registered Acupuncturist
Registered Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

Dr. Michelle Winton

Helping people comes naturally to Michelle! As a highly skilled...

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...

Kristel Campbell, Registered Massage Therapist and Osteopath

Kristel Campbell

Position: Massage Therapist & Osteopath
Categories: Back Pain, Concusssion, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Cupping, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Pregnancy, Rapid Neurofascial Reset (RMT), Relaxation Massage, Seniors Health, Therapeutic Massage, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visceral Manipulation, Whiplash

NOTE: On Maternity Leave

Kristel loves helping people on their wellness journey and, through massage therapy, she has witnessed the impact healing touch plays within holistic care. Kristel studied massage therapy at Mount Royal University in 2003 and has been practicing in different clinical settings for the past 15 years. Over the course of her career she has experienced just how connected the body really is. Wanting to expand her knowledge and skill sets she returned back to university studies. In 2016 she attended the National Manual Osteopathic College in Red Deer, Alberta where her studies focused on utilizing all available modern manual medicine techniques to assess injury and diseases of muscles, bones, joints, organs and nerves.

Kristel uses her massage therapy skills, focusing on fascial release, visceral manipulation, cupping and craniosacral therapy to help her clients return back to being able to accomplish the things they love doing and to live in as pain free a manner as possible.

Kristel likes to treat a wide variety of neurovascular, musculoskeletal, and obstetrical syndromes such as low back/pelvic pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions, whiplash, pregnancy, temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, structural and posture improvements. Her focus is on chronic care and rehabilitation.

Kristel loves to learn from and experience other regions. She has travelled around the world for work, studies, and personal growth. She grew up in small town Saskatchewan and has lived in Calgary, Halifax and Edmonton. Kristel also enjoys spending time with her great dane Odin.

Kristel Campbell, Registered Massage Therapist and Osteopath
Massage Therapist & Osteopath

Kristel Campbell

NOTE: On Maternity Leave Kristel loves helping people on their...

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...