Meet our Practitioners

Dino Gradilone
Orthopedic RMT

 

I have been practicing massage therapy since May 2000 and started my career in local spas.  I then continued my education by taking level 1 Thai massage in Calgary and traveled to Thailand to finish up level 2.  In 2003, I opened up Target Health and we have been operating ever since.  In 2014 I upgraded to 2200 hours Orthopedic Massage.  I have a deep passion in massage therapy and have had great success in helping many clients through the years.  I’ve had the opportunity to work on a lot of athletes through my career. I do believe we never stop learning in this industry and look forward to learning more modalities in the future

 

 



Antonio Montemurro
RMT

I am a born and raised Calgarian.  I am a Registered Massage Therapist, who takes great pride in my work. I also provide services for Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage and Thai Massage.

 

I have been practicing Massage Therapy for 10+ years.  I work primarily at Target Health and I am also branching out to new experiences.

 

I have treated many Professional clients in Administrative, Medical, Labor positions as well as athletes; both competitive and recreational.

 

I have great passion for helping, and promoting healing to my clients, which makes the clients feel at ease. My extensive experience and knowledge has helped me achieve a great client base with room to grow for years to come.

 

I enjoy being around people, which helps with my profession.  I also enjoy keeping myself acclimatized and healthy to maintain a balanced lifestyle.  Family is the most important priority in my life. 

 

I graduated from the University of Calgary in April of 2005.   I also completed The Alberta Massage Training course in July 2010, with 900 hours, totaling over 2,500 hours of education.  Additionally, I’ve also completed the competency credits that are required from the NHPC Association, which I am a member of.  I have current and updated CPR (first aid certificate), code of Ethics, and continue to maintain my competency credits as required.

 

Tina Farwell
R.Ac., RMT

Tina’s greatest passion is to bring healing to people.  She has been practicing in the Alternative Health field for the past eighteen years.  She graduated from Foothills College of Massage Therapy and Turner Institute of Orthopedic Massage as a Registered Massage Therapist.  Tina completed her studies at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine earning the designation of Doctor of Acupuncture.  

Tina’s strong belief in integrating alternative therapies with conventional care led her to collaborate with Psychologists, Physicians, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Doctors, Osteopaths, and Registered Nurses.  Working in conjunction with Medical Healthcare Professionals enables Tina to customize individual integrated health plans for her clients.

Tina takes the time to connect and listen to each client.  She gently guides and facilitates the healing process using a multi-faceted approach.  Her massage and acupuncture not only focus on the client’s physical well-being but on their emotional health as well, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress.  To support her clients’ continued health, Tina shares her extensive knowledge of healthy nutrition, lifestyle choices, natural herbal remedies, stress management strategies, and individualized stretching and exercise.
 
Tina continues to be a life-long learner and advocate in the field of Alternative Health.  She attends training sessions and conferences, and is up-to-date on the latest approaches and techniques.  She is a member in good standing with The College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA), the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC), and the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).

Tina also worked as an Acupuncture Detox Specialist.  In 2010, Tina had the opportunity of developing, implementing, and managing the First Acupuncture Detox program in a Calgary homeless shelter/detox facility.  She provided acupuncture treatments and the NADA protocol for individuals with addictions and mental health concerns and illness.

When Tina is not working at the Clinic, she enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and spending time exploring the great outdoors with her husband and two children.  

Andrew Walker

BHPE, RMT

I have been practicing in the field of massage therapy since October 2014, which was when I graduated with my 2200HR diploma specializing in Orthopedic Massage and Assessment. Since I finished my diploma I have also taken additional courses in proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, as well as myofascial cupping. In addition to my massage diploma, I also have a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree from Mount Royal University where my major was Physical
Literacy. This extra level of education gives me more knowledge of how the body should be moving and then identifying the root causes of pain and restricted motion.


I use a blend of all of the different techniques I have learned over the years to provide a unique massage treatment with the goal of helping my clients live active, healthy, pain free lives. I also have an extended network of other health care providers that I will refer my clients to, in order to help them reach their health goals.


Though I think everyone can benefit from massage, I have found much success working with certain populations, including the standard office worker, nurses, other medical professional/practitioners, and trades workers. I also enjoy working with anyone that is training directly for a fitness goal such as a marathon, 5K obstacle course race, power lifting competition, etc. 

Outside of massage I enjoy spending time out in the mountains, on the tennis courts or attempting to improve my golf game. I am always actively looking to grow my own business and as such I am also a member of a networking group called BNI Excellence, which has helped me immensely over the 3 years I have been a member. Finally, I am proud to be associated with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta where I am on the board of directors.

 

I plan to take additional courses related directly to massage to add more techniques to my repertoire, as well I eventually plan to peruse a masters degree in Occupational Therapy.


Massages with me can be booked online or by calling the clinic directly.

Mihaela Machidon

RMT

I have always had a passion for helping people, when I lived in Romania I always wanted to be a doctor but it was too expensive. But since I moved to Canada I have been able to go to school to become a massage therapist. I graduated in September 2014 with my 2200 HR Diploma specializing in Orthopedic and relaxation Massage. I Enjoy helping people and have a history working in the hospitality industry. In the future I would like to go back to school to learn about acupuncture and the benefits it could offer my clients. As well I would like to look into other massage modalities so I can offer a wider variety of services to my clients.

 

Justyna Janiec Nirwal

RMT

Justyna graduated from the Institute of Orthopedic Massage in 2012 and specializes in therapeutic, prenatal massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial cupping. Justyna has extensive experience assisting patients who suffer from injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents, repetitive strains, sports  injuries & variety of work and posture related. She encourages her patients to be active participants in their healing process. As a practitioner, Justyna works to increase the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and bring harmony to mind & body with her nurturing and therapeutic touch.

Passionate for holistic medical approach, she is currently a student of Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine & is attending classes in functional movement & yoga.

Justyna is member of Natural Health Practitioners of Canada(NHPC) and is recognized by all health insurance providers.

 

Kelly Ashton

RMT

Kelly graduated from MacEwan University, where she trained to become a Holistic Health Practitioner in the areas of Therapeutic Reflexology, Touch for Health and Acupressure. She is a 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapist and has completed her Training in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (Chikly Institute - Manual Lymphatic Drainage and with Dr. Vodder School International-Complete Decongestive Therapy). Kelly has also practiced Reiki for 24 years and has been teaching Reiki and Reflexology courses for 7 years.

For More information on Lymphatic Massage and Reflexology check out our treatment page

Patrick Kalinowski

RMT

Patrick has always been passionate about active, healthy lifestyles. He chose to train for massage therapy to allow him to help people suffer from less pain and physical difficulty, and be able to engage in the activities they love. Patrick has a goal of helping clients heal deeply so that they can remain well and function better.


Patrick graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy with a 2200-hour diploma and two years of clinical experience. He has been registered with the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta since 2020. His in depth understanding of the function of the human body allows him to create effective treatments for a variety of sports related, and work related injuries. Patrick’s awareness of a wide range of pathologies allows him to modify treatments for the client’s safety and comfort.


Training in full orthopedic assessments allows Patrick to find the exact mechanism of injury, and target specific concerns. Along side pain reduction, Patrick aims to restore full range of motion and strength of the musculoskeletal system. Creating effective treatments that give lasting results is his goal. Emotional health and safety is important to Patrick. He has experience working with trauma sensitive individuals. Patrick is dedicated to creating a safe and professional environment for clients. Building trust with clients for their comfort and well being is always a priority. Anxiety, depression and stress can cause significant discomfort, while massage can be a part of reducing those physical symptoms.


Patrick believes in life long learning. He plans to continue to learn about the physics of the body, to more effectively treat and rehabilitate injuries. His goal is to improve his understanding of natural physiological healing, allowing long term results in his future clients.
Snowboarding, rock climbing, weight training and mountain biking are a few of the ways Patrick stays active. He loves to cook at home and explore the city with his wife.

Massage Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Thai Table Massage, Hot Stone Massage

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Cupping

Target Health is dedicated to restoring whole body health!

Multi-disciplinary approach relieves pain including neck, shoulder & back pain, headaches, soreness, muscle spasms etc. Relieves stress, anxiety, fatigue & increases productivity.

Approved by insurance for recovery from motor vehicle accidents (MVA)

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Target Health Massage & Acupuncture Calgary NW

 

4612A Bowness Road NW

Calgary, AB T3B 0B3 
Tel:  (403) 247-6245
email:  info@targethealthltd.com

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