The Art and Science of stress relief. Winnipeg's unique massage and therapy clinic on scenic Waterfront Drive.

Anchor Massage & Therapy, located on scenic Waterfront Drive in downtown Winnipeg, makes a unique massage therapy and chiropractic care experience. The art and science of stress relief; after your treatment, take the time to walk across the street to the riverside Juba Park trail or explore the historical Exchange District, the heart of the arts community and find locally owned gems!

We are a treatment and assessment based, patient-centred, wellness clinic. When it comes to holistic and preventative health, at Anchor we treat the physical body but also address emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health. Our team consist of a Psychotherapist, registered Massage therapists and a Chiropractic doctor working together, making the mind body connections. A circle of care to improve your well-being.

Policies

  • Patients are expected to cancel appointments and stay home if experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, new cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, sore muscles(not related to exercise) or simply feeling unwell, have been in contact with someone who is sick (including household members) or have travelled in the past 14 days (unvaccinated).
  • Massage Therapy/Chiropractic care: we expect you to pass the Mb. Health's Self Screening Tool prior to your appt. start time at http://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
  • Please come to your appt. alone, wearing a mask and on time. (waiting area is closed).
  • If unvaccinated, you will be COVID-19 screened by your practionner prior to entering the space.
  • We are limiting unnecessary contact pre/post treatment by offering online intake forms through our Appt. Booking Confirmation email. Please complete prior to appt.
  • If using our direct billing services, please call your extended health provider to confirm therapy coverage and requirements, confirming that your plan allows direct billing prior to completing our direct billing authorization form also included in the Appt. Booking Confirmation email.
  • Billing information can be safely added to your account (using your browser not the App.) for convenient and contactless treatment payment options.

Understanding Scope Of Practice

  • In an effort to be and to remain as transparent as possible about what you may expect in receiving treatment from Anchor Massage & Therapy, we included herein our Scope of Practice details:

Massage Therapy:

  1. Assess patients' soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
  2. Confer with patients about their medical histories and any problems with stress and/or pain, in order to determine whether massage would be helpful.
  3. Develop and propose patient treatment plans.
  4. Massage and knead the muscles and soft tissues of the human body, in order to provide courses of treatment for medical conditions and injuries, or for wellness maintenance.
  5. Prepare and blend oils, and apply the blends to the patients' skin.
  6. Consult with other healthcare professionals, to develop treatment plans for patients.
  7. Maintain treatment records.
  8. Provide patients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement, and exercises for stretching, strengthening, relaxation, or rehabilitation.
  9. Sanitize treatment tools and space.

Psychotherapy:

  1. Is attentive to and responds to diversity and inclusiveness;
  2. Works in the best interest of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations,
  3. Works in the domains of cognition, emotion, expression, somatics, human development, behaviour, learning, and interactive systems;
  4. Promotes mental health by developing and enhancing:
    • personal, relational, sexual, career, and spiritual growth and well-being,
    • personal awareness and resources,
    • decision-making and problem-solving;
  5. Remediates or provides treatment for disorders in cognitive, behavioural, interpersonal, and emotional functioning;
  6. Applies specific and recognized evaluation and assessment methods;
  7. May also include supervision, education, training, consultation, research, diagnosis, and referral.

Booking / Cancelling / Rescheduling Appointments

  • Therapy appointments may be booked, cancelled or rescheduled independently online through your account, by email: Info@wpganchor.ca or by calling 204-415-3202.

Late Cancellation Fee

  • A Late Cancellation Fee of $35.00 will apply to any appt. not cancelled within 24 hrs.

Arriving Late To Appointments

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our waiting area is closed. Please be on time. Please call us if arriving late.
  • Patients arriving late can be charged for the original reserved time of service or the appointment can be modified to a shorter service time and is at the discretion of the practitioner on how to proceed.

Payment Methods

  • We are only accepting credit, debit-credit, cash or e-transfer payment methods (no interac) .
  • Prepaid treatments or Gift Cards can be purchased through our online store.

Insurance & Direct Billing

  • When signing our Insurance Plan Authorization Form (Benefit Assignment Form) you agree that in the event that your claim(s) are declined by the insurers/plan administrator, that you are responsible for payment to the healthcare provider for any services provided .
  • Please call your extended health provider to confirm therapy coverage and requirements, confirming that your plan allows direct billing.

Patient Confidentiality

  • RMTs, Registered Social Workers and Chiropractors practice in compliance with the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) in Canada, and are trustees of your healthcare details. As such, all personal information and conversations in treatment are held in the strictest of confidence.

Clinic Sanitation

  • Anchor Massage & Therapy is a medical treatment facility; therefore, all treatment room surfaces and contact surfaces in the clinic like door handles or light switches (entrance/treatment room/bathroom) are sanitized after each patient. Decor is simplified for sanitation purposes. Waiting area is closed. Linens are freshly laundered, and are changed between every patient. Practitioners wash their hands before as well as after every treatment, after touching spoiled linens or any contact surfaces and are wearing a mask.

Professional & Patient Boundaries

  • Anchor Massage & Therapy staff understand, respect, and adhere to all personal and professional boundary limits and ethics.

Patient Concerns/Complaints

  • Anchor Massage & Therapy maintains a comprehensive policy in regard to patient complaints, concerns, or discontent. This policy is to ensure our patients feel safe, secure, well looked after, and always leave our care happy. The practitioner will inform Management. I encourage the patient to reach out to Management or Management will reach out to them following up with a telephone call or email. The goal is to arrive to a solution to the problem together.

Privacy Policy

  • Your privacy is important to us. It is Anchor Massage & Therapy policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://wpganchor.ca, and other sites we own and operate.
  • We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
  • We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
  • Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
  • You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
  • Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
  • This policy is effective as of 7 May 2020.

Our Services

For our massage therapy and chiropractic care we can bill to: Blue Cross, Chambers of Commerce, CINUP, Cowan, Canada Life (formally Great-West Life), Empire Life, Green Shield Canada (GSC), Group Health, Johnston Group, Maximum Benefits, Medavie, and Sunlife.

We cannot currently direct bill for Psychotherapy services.

Psychotherapy

Mind

Psychotherapy

60min-Virtual Session ($100). Direct billing NOT available.

Psychotherapy is evidence-based also called talk therapy, is a type of mental health treatment. The use of psychological methods to help a person change behaviour, increase happiness, and overcome problems. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health. There are several approaches that mental health professionals can take to provide therapy. After talking with you about your counselling needs, Rebecca will decide which approach to use.

After booking online, a confirmation email including her intake form will be sent, followed by a zoom appt. invite email. If you prefer a telephone session please note in that section.

We accept E-TRANSFER or CC payment methods only. Payments req. prior to starting the session. Pre-paid sessions can be purchased online.

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Massage Therapy

Body

Massage Therapy

60min ($85), 45min ($70), 30min ($55), 90min available upon special request (email). Direct billing available.

The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the Musculoskeletal system of the body. Experts in manual methods that augment physical function, treating and preventing physical dysfunction, injury, and pain while increasing the sense of well-being.

Therapies offered are Deep Tissue (pain), Prenatal (pregnancy) and Stress-Reduction massage as well as cupping, assisted stretching (PNF) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations (IASTM). Massage treatments are tailored to your individual needs. Common techniques used are Swedish, muscle stripping and kneading, Myofascial Release (MFR), Trigger Point Therapy, low-grade joint mobilization, stretching techniques such as Active Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Golgi Tendon Organ Release/Activation (GTO), Muscle Energy Techniques (MET); and hydrotherapy.

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Chiropractic Care

Connections

Chiropractic Care

Physical Assessment appt. ($70) | Treatment appt. ($50). Direct billing available.

Coming December, 2021

Doctors of Chiropractic are the spine, muscle, joint and nervous system, experts. They are trained in how to evaluate, diagnose, recommend and deliver a treatment plan that manages issues within these systems without prescribing medication. Chiropractic care can be used together with other medical or alternative treatments in order to achieve the best possible results. Non-intrusive, manual manipulations to the spine and joints are made to restore movement and function.

Therapies include a comprehensive 1st visit physical assessment of your area of complaint, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. Every treatment plan is uniquely designed and patient-centred followed by reoccurring follow-up adjustment and management plan review.

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Meet Our Team

Our team of trained professionals offers a variety of treatments and therapies to custom fit your needs, here to help you feel better!

For general inquiries please contact info@wpganchor.ca.

Sara Martin - Owner/RMT

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca
sara@wpganchor.ca

I'm a graduate of The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (Wpg, 2013), The Sunshine School of Traditional Thai Massage (Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2015). Certified in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Joint Mobilizations, Dermo-neuro-modulating, Acupuncture (2022). I use a holistic and preventative approach, assessment-based, specializing in low back pain. I'm a triathlete. My pronouns are she/her.

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Kate Spidle
General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

Kate Spidle - RMT

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

I completed my clinical practicum at Anchor Massage & Therapy and graduated from The Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Wpg, 2019). My aim is to help my patients identify and achieve their personal wellness goals. I do this by ensuring a safe and non-judgemental space, taking the time to educate and explain, and making appropriate referrals to allied healthcare professionals. I specialize in prenatal massage and am a proud mother of two. My pronouns are she/her.

Returning in 2022

Caitlin Pescitelli - RMT

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca
caitlin@wpganchor.ca

I am a graduate of The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (Wpg, 2016). I have experience working alongside physiotherapists, clinical psychologists and spa settings. I am a certified YOGA teacher and certified in cupping. I specialize in abdominal massage, scar tissue release & MFR. I'm an animal lover and a baker. My pronouns are she/her.

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Daryl Ibanez - RMT

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca
daryl@wpganchor.ca

I completed my clinical practicum at Anchor and graduated from The Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Wpg, 2021). I have a special interest in lower body treatments, MFR, assisted stretching (PNF), Deep Tissue and Stress-Reduction massage techniques. Im an avid hiker and photographer. My pronouns are he/him.

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Hannah Badger - RMT

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca
hannah@wpganchor.ca

I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy ( Victoria, 2018). I have experience working in different professional settings from massage clinics to physiotherapy clinics. I have special interests in shoulder complex treatments, MFR, Active Release techniques and Trigger Point Therapy. I come from a family of fish, played water polo and still swim weekly with my 92 years old grandma! My pronouns are she/her.

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John Gainza - RMT

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca
john@wpganchor.ca

I'm a graduate of The Evolve College of Massage Therapy (Wpg, 2021). My previous background as a stroke rehabilitation assistant with the WHRA has helped me as an RMT to find the source of pain, and address it properly with a specific treatment plan as well as given me experience working alongside physiotherapists and occupational therapists. I'm a sports enthusiast, love watching and playing them. My pronouns are he/him.

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Rebecca Martin-Ilunga, M.Ed, CCC, RSW - Psychotherapist

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca
rebecca@wpganchor.ca

My name is Rebecca and I practice virtual therapy exclusively with adults and adolescents (15+). I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Manitoba. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Manitoba College of Social Workers.

My therapy style is non-judgmental, compassionate, and strengths-based using an eclectic and integrative method. I often approach counselling through a solutions-focused lens while drawing upon resilience, attachment, and trauma-informed research.

Common themes addressed in virtual sessions are anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relations challenges and life transitions. Therapies offered are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Therapy.

I work with clients to help them establish goals towards personal growth and relational health while using evidence-based therapeutic interventions. My personal philosophy is that most of our emotional and psychological issues are the result of trauma. Therefore my approach in counselling is trauma-based, holistic, emotion-focused and relational. I am a proud mother of four, an avid reader and a nature lover. My pronouns are she/her.

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Dr. Rupinder Singh, DC - Chiropractor

General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca
rup@wpganchor.ca

Starting December, 2021

I’m Dr. Rupinder Singh, better known as Dr. Rup. I’ve long been fascinated by holistic health and the human body. My path to understanding wellness began during my undergraduate studies to attain a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba in 2015. I then decided to establish my professional career by pursuing a Doctorate of Chiropractic at the University of Western States in 2019, while living in Portland, Oregon (Keep Portland weird!).

I understand that wellness takes on a different meaning for every person. I deliver patient-centred, evidence-informed care aimed at reducing pain and returning you to whatever you love, you can focus on the things that make you happy and more importantly, WHOLE.

As a proud family-centric, a product of a Manitoba upbringing, please allow me to help you to be your best self in a way that only Manitobans understand. I look forward to meeting you to discuss and address your personal challenges! My pronouns are she/her.

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Located on Waterfront Drive

This place was made for self-care and relaxation. We are located at #102 - 270 Waterfront Drive, in the heart of Winnipeg's Exchange District.

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