DO YOU WANT TO FEEL GREAT AGAIN?
Whether it's Massage or Naturopathic Treatments we can help you with your healthcare needs!
Book an appointment with one of our RMT's, Students or Naturopathic Dr.'s today!
MASSAGE HEALTH BENEFITS
Recent research indicates the effectiveness of massage therapy for the following conditions:
Decreasing pain, anxiety, stress & low back pain. Massage can also improve sleep, reduce muscle tension and headache frequency, boost the body’s immune system function, decrease the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, lower blood pressure, and so much more.
Massage Treatments available are:
Hot stone massage, Swedish Relaxation massage, Prenatal massage, TMJ treatment, Infant/Child massage, Cupping, Student massages, Fascia & Lymphatic integration.
Naturopathic Treatments available are:
Homeopathy, B12 injections, Pediatric services, Food sensitivity testing, Cupping, Acupressure & Acupuncture treatments including both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Non TCM methods, 24K Gold ear seeding, Facial rejuvenation & Calming the mind Acupuncture.
At Renew Wellness Center you'll be treated like part of the family. Our Naturopathic Dr.'s & Massage Therapists care about each client that enters our doors and provides their undivided attention to your needs throughout the duration of your treatment. Our staff regularly attend continuing education programs to make sure we are up-to-date with all the new protocols and techniques.
You'll also have the opportunity to support our community by receiving massages from students who are acquiring their clinical experience through hands-on training.
Investing in yourself is investing in your health!
renew wellness team
CRYSTAL THIESSEN - OWNER & RMT
(Therapeutic, Prenatal, Infant/Child, Deep Tissue, TMJ, Lymphatic Integration & Swedish Treatments)
I have been married to my husband since 2003 & we have 3 beautiful children who are active in school and community activities. I have owned several small businesses as well as volunteered in many different leadership roles in the community. I am very community minded and my focus is to serve others and glorify God in all that I do.
I graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massages Therapies as an RMT in June 2019. I have training for Swedish relaxation massage, advanced assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, hot stone massage, prenatal massage, TMJ dysfunction and lymphatic integration. I have really enjoyed advancing my skills as a student and I look forward to helping people increase their quality of life by providing assessment as well as a safe and effective treatment plan to target those specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the body's natural ability to heal and decrease stress.
ANNE JANZEN - BOOKKEEPER & RECEPTIONIST
I have been married since 2003. My husband and I have 4 children. I was a stay at home mom before our kids started school. The last couple of years I've worked part time out of the home. I enjoy taking care of our family and am involved in our Church.
The last two winters I have pursued my passion by taking bookkeeping classes at Red River Community College. I look forward to working at Renew Wellness Center and helping each client have a pleasant experience during their visit.
VICTORIA ANDRUSIEK - RECEPTIONIST
I'm born and raised in Winkler, and I've been working in customer service since I was 17.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have a big beautiful dog named Duke.
I love Disney vacations, sweater weather, and all things Christmas.
JOLENE WALL - RECEPTIONIST
I have been married since 2006 and have been blessed with 2 beautiful children. I was a stay-at-home mom, and loved every minute! Now that both of my kids are in school full time, I wanted to get back into the work force. I was excited for the opportunity to come and work at Renew Wellness Center!
I love God, baking, settling down with a good book and watching Jet's games. I also love gaming in my free time!
MELANIE HILDEBRAND - RECEPTIONIST
I was born and raised in Winkler. I love this community, how it’s grown over the years, and how it continues to grow and flourish.
My husband and I have been married since 1998 and we have 3 children. I enjoy activities like Bowling, Curling, and Slowpitch. I also enjoy volunteering at my church in our children’s ministry and my daughter’s skating club.
I am excited to be a part of the Renew Wellness Center team!
THERAPISTS & SERVICE PROVIDERS
JENNIFER CLAYTON - RMT & SpMT
(Therapeutic, Sports, KT Taping, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Cranial/Sacral integration, TMJ & Swedish Treatments)
Since graduating from Wellington College in 2007, I have been fortunate enough to have run my own business as well as help out in other clinics throughout the years. I got married to my husband in 2018 and both of us enjoy sports and the outdoors.
Being athletic growing up, and continuing to be around the sport world has been a big part of my focus throughout my massage therapy career as well as advancing my knowledge for mental and physical injuries. I have been blessed to have taken some education that has opened the doors to new advancements on how the massage therapy world is evolving and continuing to grow. I am trained in Sports massage therapy, Pre and Post event massage, KT Taping, TMJ dysfunction, Swedish massage, and Deep tissue massage therapy. Educating clients and continuing to care for their health, wellness, and overall well being is something I take pride in and will continue to share with the community.
JESSICA HAMMER - RMT
(Therapeutic, Sports, KT Taping, Deep Tissue, TMJ & Swedish Treatments)
I have been with my husband for over 11 years. I have 5 step children and 2 grandchildren. My summers are full of watching my boys play football in the city, golfing, swimming and anything family related! I have also been a health care aide at Boundary Trails Health Centre for the last 9 years.
I graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies as a RMT in June 2019. I have training in Swedish massage, advanced assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, sports massage and kinesiology taping & reflexology. One of my goals is to help reduce stress and discomfort in the body so you can continue a happier, healthy journey.
BRITTANY FRIESEN - RMT
(Therapeutic, Hot Stone & Swedish Treatments)
After 2 years of training and over 2550 hours of hands on experience I graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in July 2019. I've enjoyed learning how to share my skills as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
I have training for Swedish relaxation massage, advanced assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions as well as hot stone massage.
I'm passionate about treatment and getting noticeable results for my clients from an osteopathic approach, while staying dedicated to helping my clients become as healthy and mobile as possible! I look forward to helping you reach your wellness goals at Renew Wellness Center.
LEE SIEMENS - RMT
(Therapeutic, Sports, Deep Tissue, TMJ, Lymphatic Integration & Swedish Treatments)
I have been married since 2015, and my wife and I live in Altona. I enjoy long distance running, playing baseball, reading, and woodworking. Since 2013 I have participated in over 35 road races, including my first full marathon, the Polar Bear Marathon, which was in support of the Christian ministry Athletes in Action, in Churchill, Manitoba, in November of 2013.
I started my RMT studies at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in the Summer of 2018, participating in the Distance Education program, before I switched to the Full Time option for the 2019/2020 school year. I have taken Pre/Post Sports Event Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Access and Lymphatic Integration seminars.
My desire in learning how to provide effective remedial massage therapy is foundationally based upon the love that Christ has mercifully granted me. Everyone has been created in the image of Jesus, and as such ought to be treated with respect and care. I want to provide professional, empathetic, and effective therapy for those I am blessed to be in contact with. I want to live grateful for each breath God gives me, and to honour the skills, gifts, and time He has given me.
SYDNEY WALL - RMT (on Maternity Leave until Summer 2022)
(Therapeutic, Prenatal, Sports, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, TMJ & Swedish Treatments)
I graduated from Evolve College of Massage Therapy in January of 2019. After I graduated, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to run my own business! I have been married since 2019 and we have one beautiful little boy who has just started Kindergarten!
I have training in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, advanced musculoskeletal assessment, joint mobility, sports massage, pre and post event massage, prenatal massage and hot stone massage! I believe that having an open line of communication between therapist and client is key to ensuring a successful treatment process. I also find that it is important to educate clients on ways that they can improve their overall health and wellness.
MEGAN ENS - RMT
(Therapeutic, Cupping & Swedish Relaxation Treatments)
In my free time, I love watching sports, going to the lake with my family, traveling, and spending time with my friends!
I have enjoyed learning osteopathic assessment and therapeutic massage for various musculoskeletal dysfunctions. I also have training for swedish relaxation massage and cupping.
I'm looking forward to helping you reach your health and wellness goals!
ERIC OLFERT - RMT
(Therapeutic, Fascia work, Prenatal, TMJ, Cupping, Cranial/Sacral integration, Deep tissue & Swedish treatments)
I graduated Wellington College in 2016 and got married the same year. We had our baby girl in 2020 and she's been such a blessing for us and our family.
Throughout my practice as an RMT I've learned the importance of developing healthy movement in our daily life. I care deeply about peoples' longevity, and believe that our bodies are designed with everything they need to improve themseves. No matter how out of shape or old we are, we can make simple course corrections now that allow big changes to happen later.
I use an assortment of tools and techniques in my treaments, such as fascia work, cupping, cranial concepts and movement practices.
I love working with wrist/hands, feet/ankles, TMJ/headaches, and everything in-between.
I love learning new things and sharing those concepts with my clients, so get ready for some weird advice and odd analogies!
Dr. AZZA ELBAKRY - M.B.B.Ch/ DPH/ ND
(Naturopathic Services, Homeopathy, Cupping, Allergy testing, B12 injections, Acupuncture & Acupressure)
Dr. ElBakry studied Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Canada. Her passion for Medicine started since she was in her early years of education. Dr ElBakry studied Medicine at Alexandria University in Egypt. Later, she got specialized in Public health, and earned a Master’s and a Doctor’s degree in her specialty. Moving to Montreal, she joined the Tropical Diseases Center of McGill University as a Medical Scientist. She was in charge of the Reference Malaria Laboratory of Quebec and teaching Medical Residents. In parallel, she also worked in research and quality laboratory assurance.
She was introduced to the Bridge program for medical graduates offered by CCNM after moving to Toronto. Following graduation, she moved to Winnipeg and got registered with the Manitoba Naturopathic Association to start a successful career in Naturopathic Medicine in Manitoba.
Dr. ElBakry values health and education. She is the founder of NatureCure Clinic, a virtual and in-person naturopathic clinic that provides holistic support to patients in Canada and overseas. Dr. ElBakry is particularly interested in women’s health. Her focus is on physical, psychological, fertility, and sexual health.
Dr ElBakry is a loving wife and a mother. She enjoys family gatherings around the dinner table decorated with colorful dishes. She is a talented gardener who appreciates spending the winter nights crocheting beside the fire with her dog, Tchilla relaxing on her lap.
Click here to book services with Dr. Azza ElBakry. If this is your first visit with Dr. Azza, please book the FIRST VISIT CONSULTATION, either in-person or virtual. If you have already seen her before, feel free to book any other in-person or virtual appointments.
Dr. VICTORIA BALDWIN - ND
(Naturopathic & Pediatric Services, Cupping, B12 injections, Acupuncture (TCM) & Acupressure treatments including: 24K Gold Ear Seeding, facial rejuvenation, mental health & traditional methods)
Hi! My name is Dr. Victoria Baldwin, ND! I was raised in the Interlake Region of Manitoba. After completing a bachelor of science at the University of Manitoba I attained a Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. My dream is to be an endless student and strive for excellence in order to better serve my community.
My passion is helping others achieve their goals and reach for their potential. Life is about progress not perfection.
I operate my practice as a partnership. What I mean is, I am an expert in the world of natural, alternative and complimentary medicine, but you are the expert on your body. Together we work together to make a treatment plan that makes sense for you! Best of all, this custom plan is unique to you, consider it a users manual to manage and improve your health condition outcomes.
I look forward to meeting you!
Click here to book services with Dr. Victoria Baldwin. If this is your first visit with Dr. Victoria, please book any of the INITIAL VISIT appointments, either in-person or virtual. If you have already seen her before, feel free to book any other in-person or virtual appointments.
basic (year 1) STUDENTS
The Year 1 student will assess your present condition using Orthopedic and/or Osteopathic protocols. Safety is a priority & an observer is on location to provide students with advice. At some point during your massage the observer may drop in to provide the student with guidance. The Basic Level students' focus is to Swedish massage which can help with relaxation & pain relief. An RMT can provide a short treatment for specific conditions if needed during this appointment.
Year 1 students will start their hands-on training at the beginning of February, 2022. Check for online booking availability in January 2022.
The cost for a 60 min massage with a Year 1 Student is $30 (tax included)
KELLY ROY - BASIC STUDENT
(YEAR 1 STUDENT - BASIC STUDIES)
I am currently a 1st year fulltime student at Wellington College. It has been a dream of mine for many years, and I am looking forward to providing you with relaxation massage and learning how to treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
I look forward to more learning at Renew, getting to know all of you, and helping you achieve your health goals!
STEPHANIE BERG - BASIC STUDENT
(YEAR 1 STUDENT - BASIC STUDIES)
I am currently in my first year in the Distance Education program at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies. I have recently gotten married and have enjoyed spending time with my husband and our sweet husky, Zorra.
I'm very excited to learn about treating specific dysfunctions and help clients achieve their health goals.
PETER WIEBE - BASIC STUDENT
(YEAR 1 STUDENT - BASIC STUDIES)
I am currently in my first year in the Distance Education program at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to help you decrease your stress and improve your overall wellness through relaxation massage.
I am excited to meet you as I continue my studies at Renew and practice the skills that I have already learned in my schooling.
advanceD (year 2/3) STUDENTS
The Advanced student will assess your present condition using Orthopedic and/or Osteopathic protocols. Safety is a priority & an observer is on location to provide students with advice. At some point during your massage the observer may drop in to provide the student with guidance. The Advanced Level students' shift their focus toward therapeutic massage which is commonly used for treatment of specific conditions.
DESTINY UNRAU - ADVANCED STUDENT
(YEAR 3 STUDENT - ADVANCED STUDIES)
I graduated from Garden Valley Collegiate in June 2019.
I am currently in my second year in the Distance Education program at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies. I have completed my training for hot stone massage and I am excited to offer this service to clients interested in booking this service with me. I am currently learning the techniques for assessment and treatment of various musculoskeletal dysfunctions and can’t wait to further my education while working at Renew Wellness Center.
LENA BESE - ADVANCED STUDENT
(YEAR 2 STUDENT - ADVANCED STUDIES)
I immigrated to Canada from Germany, therefore I speak High German and understand Russian. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I love to spoil my nieces and nephews and love to travel to new places. I have many years of experience in health care field and working with people.
I am in my second year of studies at Wellington College. I have completed my training for Swedish relaxation massage. This year and next year I will be building on my training as I learn Orthopedic massage treatments for the musculoskeletal system. I look forward to meet and serve you with the best of my abilities.
HUGO ADAM - ADVANCED STUDENT
(YEAR 2 FULL-TIME STUDENT - ADVANCED STUDIES)
I am a full-time student at Wellington College in my 2nd year and I will be graduating by the end of June 2022. While attending Wellington College, I have completed my training in Swedish massage and I am currently learning osteopathic based assessment, and therapeutic massage treatment for musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
I’ve lived in southern Manitoba since 2009, when my family moved here from Paraguay. I am fluent in English and I speak high/low German as well. In my spare time I enjoy being outside surrounded by nature and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your health goals.
KAYLEIGH HILDEBRAND - ADVANCED STUDENT
(YEAR 3 STUDENT - ADVANCED STUDIES)
I graduated from University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Biology, while playing hockey for the school. My husband and I have been married for 4 years and we love playing and watching sports in our spare time as well as spending time with family and friends.
I am currently in my third year of studies at Wellington College in the advanced remedial massage program. I have added pre and post sports massage as well as deep tissue access in the past few years and look forward to incorporating that knowledge to help others with their health and wellbeing.