licensed holistic practicioners
meet our registered massage therapists
I am Kathryn Kessler, a Registered Massage Therapist specializing in therapeutic relaxation massage with the added benefit of sound vibration therapy. I have been interested in massage for 29 years, since my first son was born. During his bath time routine, I would massage lotion on him after his bath, noticing the impact it had on his overall well-being. That was the beginning of my journey to helping others heal. I offer sound vibration therapy in conjunction with therapeutic relaxation massage. By combining the massage with the vibrations of sound, you are essentially massaged from the inside out. You can read more about the benefits of each of these healing methods here. My certifications include the MRU Diploma in Massage Therapy (2200 Hours) and CranioSacral Therapy Level 3. I find helping support someone’s healing deeply fulfilling. It is immensely satisfying helping someone to feel better. It amazes me how a body can suffer an injury, strain or trauma and after 5-6 massage and sound vibration sessions, the body is 90% healed, the person is feeling better and more relaxed. My absolute favourite part of doing this work is watching my clients walk out of my office with a dreamy, sleepy look. That’s when I know that I have taken them from fight & flight to rest & digest, and their body is beginning to heal.
My name is Marie, and I’m a Licensed Holistic Practitioner a 2200hr Registered Massage Therapist, a Mom, life partner, sister, friend, health and wellness facilitator, yoga teacher, retreat host, flight attendant and so much more. My journey in the Natural and Holistic practices started in 2014 after a heartbreaking and eye opening diagnosis of PTSD. Years of constant stress, suppressed and overlooked trauma took its toll, not only on my mind but also my body. Exhausting all options in traditional Western medicine I turned to a Holistic approach. Through my own healing I have been humbled and I know it is my purpose to share the wisdom I’ve gained through my experiences and provide support for those facing adversity. My passion is to work WITH you and offer a variety of modalities for your healing and wellness. My offerings included; Massage Therapy (ACMT), The Healing Touch (Verna Besselink), BodyTalk (Allison Bachmeire), Usui Reiki Master, RainDrop Therapy (Joni Brestler), Sound Healing (Life changing energy), Akashic record readings (Linda Howe), Wellness retreats, Sacred Cacao Ceremonies (Embue Cacao, “Into the Heart”), and intuitive guidance. I have also completed a 200hr Embodiment Yoga™ Teacher training with Mandorla Yoga Institute and am honoured to guide you in your personal practice and encourage you to come home to yourself experiencing the richness of living embodied. It is with gratitude that I empower you to trust your intuition and natural abilities for your healing, and wellness. I thank you for your trust in me to honour you, and for allowing yourself to embark on this journey. I believe in you, and YOU ARE WORTH IT!! ~I will meet you right where you are. I offer you my hand, it is up to you to take the first step.~ MB
what makes pacha mamma massage different?
We offer a truly unique massage that will transport you to an all-encompasing relaxation experience for both body and mind.
sound vibration therapy
We all understand how good a relaxation massage can make us feel. Now, imagine floating on a cloud of music during that relaxation massage.
Rather than stressfully navigating yourself downtown, enjoy a retreat-like experience in the rolling foothills.
We help our clients achieve healing, improved movement, circulation, and a peaceful, relaxed body, mind, and soul with our Therapuetic Relaxation techniques.
Located on-site of Misty Ridge Retreat B&B, your relaxation experience starts the minute you enter our 6.5 acres of land!
the drive out
Enjoy the scenery and solitude during your drive out to our massage clinic located in the rolling foothills just outside of Calgary!
No need to stress yourself out searching for parking before your massage! Enjoy the ease of free parking.
We will ask you to fill out a questionnaire prior to your massage to come up with a tailored treatment plan to achieve a healed body, mind, and soul!
Our goal is to help you reach new meditation heights and transport you to an all-encompassing relaxation experience for both body and mind.
We offer health coverage plans to help you save costs so you can enjoy a deeper state of relaxation!
dedicated to helping you heal
personable, professional, registered massage therapists
Massage is like the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Regular massage helps the body to relax and improve circulation, which brings fresh blood to muscles. This effect can help the body to naturally heal itself. Having a massage at least once a month helps to keep the muscles tuned and ready for activity, as well as relax the mind. It’s the perfect addition to any self-care regime; like a mini-vacation each month!contact us
"I have had many massages in my time but my massage with Kathryn was by far the best! She managed to work my tricky muscles into submission whilst also providing me with a truly relaxing experience. The addition of beautiful music from the unique sound therapy bed transported me to an all-encompassing relaxation experience for both body and mind."Read more Google reviews →
"I love starting my weekend with a massage at Pacha Mamma. Kathryn is very personable and professional, and she has done wonders on my neck and back. I used to have pain just rolling out of bed. Thanks to her work, that pain is now gone. She has also shown me some stretches to target specific muscles, which have helped as well. Kathryn was recommended to me by a friend. At first I was put off a bit by the longish drive (I come from just north of Downtown Calgary), but it only takes me about 40 minutes to get there and I've come to really like the trip through the rolling foothills. It's basically my biweekly retreat."Read more Google reviews →
"I have had several professional massages over the years but Kathryn at Pacha Mamma’s surpasses my expectations. The combination of her skillful massage technique along with the sound therapy leaves you feeling tension free, relaxed and revitalized. Truly a unique experience. I would recommend Pacha Mamma’s 100%."Read more Google reviews →
surpassing your massage expectations
tailored treatments to meet your needs
massage & sound therapy
Combining skillful massage technique with sound therapy to leave you feeling tension free, relaxed, and revitalized.learn more
Using a gentle touch and manipulating the skull to release tension deep in the body and relieve pain and dysfunction while improving general health.learn more
distance healing & reiki
Helping you address and acknowledge areas of your body that are giving you issues to find a resolution for long-lasting or permanent healing.learn more
hot stone massage
Hot Stone Massage is an ancient treatment that offers heat to the muscles by way of a warmed smooth stone massaged into the area.learn more
book your healing session with us
Enjoy an all-encompassing relaxation experience as we combine our skillful massage technique with sound therapy to leave you feeling tension-free, relaxed, and revitalized.book your healing session
When you book an appointment with us, that time is set aside for you - and ONLY you. We never double book and we try to always be ready for you when you arrive. In return, we ask that you keep your promise to us and show up for your appointment on time. Please understand that missed appointments prevent us from catering to other clients. That said, our policy is simple. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the treatment as booked.
In the event that you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment with us, please contact us by phone at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you do not reach us, please leave a message on our voice-mail system. If we do not hear from you within this time frame, and you do not keep your appointment, the above policy will be applied. Note: We recognize that no one is perfect and there are circumstances that are out of your control (sudden illness, family emergencies, etc.) and so your healthcare provider may make an exception to the above policies on those rare occasions.
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get your questions answered
If you are new to massage, we understand you might have some quetions. Feel free to contact us, or visit our FAQs page to get all your questions answered!
How will massage therapy benefit me?
With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits. Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.
How often will I need treatments?
Your body can let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help correct muscular injuries.
Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?
Most people report feel very relaxed, and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some people, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.