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Kacie is a passionate person, and her passion carries over to her career in Massage Therapy. Working in the field since October 2021, Kacie has brought her take on massage therapy with a strong mental health push.
“Growing up in a family of correctional officers as well as a parent being a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, trauma and PTSD are all common things I see daily. Seeing the complete 180° change in my parent after receiving routine massages has been the biggest push to let others know they also can do it.”
- Deep Muscle Techniques
- Joint mobilization
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release Techniques
- Relaxation Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
In her downtimes, you can catch Kacie sewing quilts or dog jackets, visiting her family in Prince Albert, or playing with her cat Munchies.
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Chris was drawn to the massage therapy profession when he started his journey to better himself. Through massage, he has found his true passion of helping others when working together to increase one’s overall quality of life.
“I am always trying to learn more everyday to become a better RMT. My personal and treatment goals are to better my practice and to better those around me.”
Since graduating from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, Chis has been aiming to give the best treatment possible. WIth many different techniques up his sleeve, he will always create a treatment plan based on the needs of each individual patient. To add to his impressive list of techniques, he is also a certified Reiki practitioner.
- Jin Shin Jyutsu
- Dynamic Cupping (Silicone Cups)
- Rattan (Hot Bamboo)
- Jadestone Massage
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Thai Reflexology
Outside of Origin, Chris is a single father who enjoys playing slo pitch and beach volleyball in the summer months.
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Amanda decided to become a massage therapist when she saw firsthand the benefits of pain relief massage could bring to a person’s overall quality of life. Her dedication for massage therapy lead her to graduate with honors of distinction and outstanding academic achievement from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2015. She then mastered the MTAS exam to become a Registered Massage Therapist in Saskatchewan.
“My goal for my clients is to help them to get back to living their best lives, whether that means returning to a sport they love, feeling comfortable during their workday or simply being able to bend down to pick up their grand kids”
Amanda’s balanced approach to wellness means she gives her clients manageable goals, with specific focus on their primary concerns. She has a knack for finding the root cause of her client’s pain and providing relief.
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Fascial Stretch Techniques
- Pregnancy Specific Techniques
- Deep Tissue Hot Stone Massage
Amanda has grown up in a variety of communities in Saskatchewan, and has a deep love for the people and places in our beautiful province. When Amanda is away from Origin, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two teenage daughters, as well as working on the occasional DIY project.
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Dr. Alex Mackenzie
Dr. Alex MacKenzie began his journey as a baseball player for Team Ontario where he found his passion for improving and pushing the level of the human potential. He then attended Canisius College, an NCAA Division I school, where he continued towards his goals of professional baseball. An injury along his journey brought him to chiropractic care where he discovered his new passion.
Shortly after Dr. Alex graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2013, he moved to Saskatoon to begin his practice. As a chiropractor, he loves to help everyone from the highest-level athlete to the busy family member making it through the stresses of day to day life.
“We are gifted with the ability to heal from the inside out, chiropractic helps to express that potential.”
Dr. Alex uses a variety of techniques including hands on manipulation, drop table adjustments, instrument assisted manipulation and muscle work. He also has a passion for exercise prescription and athletic rehabilitation. Dr. Alex is dedicated to delivering quality, natural, evidence-based healthcare to individuals whose health goals are their primary focus.
Dr. MacKenzie’s Areas of Professional Interest:
- Sports Performance
- Family Care
- Exercise Prescription
- Upper and lower Limb Injuries
Although not from Saskatchewan, Dr. Alex has fallen in love with the prairies and enjoys exploring the province with his wife, Dr. Rikki, and their two sons. When he is not helping patients, he can be found exercising, enjoying the outdoors or sipping on a good cup of coffee with friends and family.
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Dr. Thomas Johnson
Dr. Tom grew up on a farm outside of Prince Albert. Throughout his childhood, he actively participated in a variety of sports, including hockey, motocross, running, and weightlifting. His passion for motocross led him to compete professionally in the Saskatchewan and Alberta provincial series, as well as the Canadian national series. As an undergraduate student, he shifted his focus to powerlifting and competed at a national level. Today, Dr. Tom is a hybrid athlete who balances strength and conditioning, crossfit, and ultra running, completing his first ultra-marathon in 2022.
Dr. Tom holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Regina and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2016. His special interests lie in the areas of strength and conditioning, as well as endurance sports.
“I take pride in not only helping athletes recover from injuries but also in optimizing their mechanics to achieve peak athletic performance.”
Thanks to his education, athletic background, and extensive experience dealing with injuries during his motocross career, Dr. Tom has become an expert in biomechanics, rehabilitation, and performance care.
Dr. Tom’s areas of professional interest include:
- Sport and Exercise Performance
- Nerve Entrapments/Complaints
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Upper and Lower Limb Injuries
- Exercise Prescription/Rehabilitation
In his downtime, Dr. Tom enjoys spending quality time with his two beautiful girls and all types of fitness including running, skiing, and mountain biking. During the summer months he loves to spend time at the lake.
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Renelle’s journey to becoming a massage therapist is much like many other things in her life - a story of manifesting and living a life more aligned with joy and inspiration. When she graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy, she was pregnant with their first child, and had a personal interest in pre/post-natal massage.
Renelle is passionate about providing care to mothers, as well as children. To her, massage is more than “treating tight muscles”, and she takes a holistic approach to each client and each session - helping you heal physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. She is continuously gaining new knowledge and skills in all areas related to women and children’s health.
“My goal is to support and provide holistic care to mothers and babies throughout pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond.”
Another area of interest for Renelle is the jaw, and she did her case study on TMJD when she was in massage school.
- Pregnancy / Postpartum Specific Techniques
- Pediatric Specific Techniques
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Acupressure / Shiatsu
Other than being a massage therapist, Renelle also supports families as a birth and postpartum doula, and teaches HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education classes. Outside of work, Renelle lives on an acreage with her husband and two sons, where she aspires to have a magnificent wild flower garden. She loves to travel, play hockey, knit, and read.
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Dr. Janea Wright
Dr. Janea was diagnosed with a rare genetic type of diabetes at a young age, which led to her introduction to naturopathic medicine. Through that experience, she learned how important proper nutrition and exercise is for the body. It also fuelled her passion to become a Naturopathic Doctor.
Just a week after she graduated, Dr. Janea gave birth to her first son. She wrote national and provincial board exams to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor just three weeks later! For the next five years, her family of three moved around the world—including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Sweden—before moving back home to Saskatoon where her second son was born. During this time, she expanded her knowledge about gut health, mental health, pregnancy, postpartum, and children’s health, both from personal experience and continuing medical education.
“One of the greatest parts of my job is helping patients feel like themselves again. I am passionate about wellness and finding the root cause to your concerns to get you back to feeling your best”
Dr. Janea’s goal with patients is to help them optimise their health so they can thrive in everyday activities. It is important to her that her patients feel heard and supported. Dr. Janea considers herself a personal health detective, investigating your health concerns through an in-depth medical history, indicated physical exams, and diagnostic laboratory testing. Each and every body is unique which is why she gives individualize treatment plans for each patient. Treatment can include a combination of various evidence informed traditional and/or conventional therapies.
Dr. Janea’s areas of professional interest include:
- Perinatal health -Hormone health (PMS and other period problems, fertility, perimenopause, thyroid)
- Gut health
- Cardiometabolic health including diabetes
- Mental health
Dr. Janea is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with the Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the U of S. Her 4-year, full-time medical training was completed at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, BC.
In her spare time, Dr. Janea loves to go for bike rides and walks by the river, taking her kids to the park and being outside!
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Jessie became a massage therapist in 2013 because she knew two things were certain - she wanted to help people and also work with her hands. She never knew how perfect massage therapy was for her until she began studying the complexity of the human body. For Jessie, it immediately clicked. The body was but a series of systems, all working together in harmony. In order to achieve this harmony, she believes the body must be balanced in all aspects- body, mind and soul.
“Creating balance within the physical aspect of the body, in turn, leads to the ability to create balance mentally and emotionally. When we feel pain, we experience a disruption in all aspects of our wellbeing. The goal is to get past this so we can live our best life.”
Jessie prides herself on the ability to get to the root cause of the problem. Clients are often suprised that she finds the area of concern without any guidance. To her, massage is not just about healing physically. Instead, it’s about thinking of the body as one big puzzle. Her role is to help guide those puzzle pieces back into place through massage, homecare, exercises, and referrals.
- Deep tissue massage
- Pregnancy/Postpartum techniques
- Myofascial cupping
When Jessie is not at Origin, she’s often busy with her husband and her two young boys. She also makes sure to make time to do the things that fill her soul - creating. Jessie loves anything artsy, from drawing, refinishing furniture, to making fancy cakes. You name it, she’s probably done it. She is always on the hunt for a new project or a new challenge.
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Dr. Kahlen Pihowich N.D.
Dr. Pihowich grew up in Nipawin Saskatchewan where his grandparents were a large influence on him; they taught him the importance of plants as food and medicine, and that service to one’s community was rewarding. Always keen on Sciences, he took on an undergrad in Biology at the University of Saskatchewan before deciding on a career.
“My interest in Natural Sciences and love of helping people directed me towards healthcare. Life circumstances directed me towards Naturopathic Medicine as the perfect blend of both Orthodox and Alternative medical perspectives. I don’t treat your disease, I treat you as a person; when you stimulate vitality within a person, pathology typically improves.”
Dr. Pihowich graduated from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC where he was awarded with Clinical Excellence. With a focus on Primary Care, he prides himself on simple, practical treatment plans and implements a wide variety of tools from Therapeutic Supplementation to Laser and Intravenous therapies.
Dr. P’s Areas of Professional Interest include:
- Immune Support
- Digestive Health
- Wound and Injury Healing
Dr. Pihowich is active in his professional regulatory organization and loves philosophical and scientific thinking. Outside of practice he enjoys making coffee, music, casual writing and strength training.
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Bree graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Physical Education in 1998 followed by a degree in Physical Therapy in 2001. Since graduation, she has focused her practice on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders, with advanced training in concerns of the bladder, bowel, pregnancy and pelvic pain.
“The focus of my treatment is creating balance and strength in the pelvis and core to create a strong base for everyday activities and fitness.”
Over the years, Bree has taken more than 25 post graduate courses pertaining to the pelvis and pain/dysfunction, including visceral treatment for the abdominal and pelvic organs.
Bree’s areas of professional interest include:
- Bladder and Bowel Concerns
- Pelvis Pain
- Surgical Care
When Bree is not at Origin, she enjoys time on her ranch with family and friends, and travelling!
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Dr. Rikki MacKenzie
Dr. Rikki grew up on a farm outside of Prince Albert where she was introduced to alternative medicine at an early age. Her first visit to a chiropractor was in elementary school after sustaining a back injury while water tubing. She didn’t realize this would be her chosen career path until she began her studies at the University of Saskatchewan in Anatomy and Cell Biology.
“I found my true passion when learning about the human body. I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare, but I didn’t consider chiropractic until I fell in love with anatomy. I am so extremely thankful to have chosen the degree I did as it led to me to a profession that I absolutely love!”
Dr. Rikki is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto with Magna Cum Laude and Clinic Honours distinction. She uses a variety of techniques including hands on manipulation, drop table adjustments, instrument assisted manipulation and muscle work. She is also certified in Webster Technique—a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment for all weight-bearing individuals. She provides a hands on, holistic approach to your healthcare needs.
Dr. Rikki’s areas of professional interest include:
- Family Care
- Pregnancy and Children
- Acute/Chronic Pain Management
- Wellness Care
When Dr. Rikki is in the office, her infectious laughter can be heard throughout the clinic! Outside of Origin, Dr. Rikki enjoys staying active, being outside and eating good food with her husband, Dr. Alex, and their two extremely busy boys.
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Ashley graduated from Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2015 with an outstanding academic achievement.
“I take a holistic approach to therapy by listening and assessing each piece of the puzzle to take the best approach to treatment within my knowledge.”
With a background in Personal Training and sports, she has always had a passion for health and wellness.
- Myofascial cupping
- Active Release Therapy
- Deep tissue massage
When she’s not at Origin, Ashley is a stay at home mom. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, working out, playing volleyball, painting and reading a good book.
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