Discover the art & science of wellness on scenic Waterfront Drive, nestled in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District, on ancestral lands of Treaty 1 territory.

A guide to holistic health & inner balance.

When it comes to holistic and preventative health, at Anchor we treat the physical body and also address emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health. Our team consist of a registered Psychotherapist (RSW), registered Massage therapists (RMTs) and a licensed Chiropractic doctor working together, making the mind body connections. A circle of care to improve your well-being.

Policies

 

Appointment Reservations:

We strongly encourage you to utilize our secure Patient Portal for booking or managing your appointments, view invoices, accessing or uploading documents, and completing your therapy intake forms. Designed to streamline your experience, it insures efficiency. Following your booking, you will reveive an email confirmation.

For cancellations or rescheduling you can use your Patient Portal up to 24 hours before the reservation time. Beyond that window, kindly contact the clinic via email or text.

Appointments not canceled within 24 hours are subject to a Late Cancellation Fee of $40. To help minimize the risk of late cancellations, we'll send you a text reminder 2 days prior. Simply respond to confirm or let us know if you wish to cancel.

Arrival:

As we don't have reception services, please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your appointment. For security reasons, our entrance door is always locked. Just knock, and your practitioner will promptly welcome you.

Arriving Late:

If you anticipate arriving late, please text/call us. Patients arriving late may be charged for the original reserved service time, or the appointment may be adjusted to a shorter duration, at the practitioner's discretion.

Direct Billing For Massage Therapy:

We offer direct billing to most insurance companies. Find the "Health Insurance" section of your Patient Portal. We highly recommend that you call your extended health provider to confirm your therapy coverage and requirements like Dr. notes before your appointment. Prescriptions may be uploaded through your Patient Portal.

Counselling Sessions:

If you're interested in our counselling services, we invite you to reach out to our therapist via email to arrange a complimentary 15-minute consultation. This consultation offers you the chance to assess compatibility with our therapist. Alternatively, if you're prepared to schedule your 60-minute virtual session, you can easily do so through our Patient Portal.

Upon booking your session, expect to receive a prompt confirmation email. Additionally, on the day of your appointment, you will receive another email containing the session link. For any inquiries, kindly direct them to the therapist directly at rebecca@wpganchor.ca.

Parking:

Plenty of street parking is available within a short walking distance. On weekdays, parking costs $1.75 per hour, and after 5:30 pm, it's free. Enjoy 2 hours of complimentary parking on weekends. Don't forget to download the pay by phone app for added convenience.

Payment Methods:

We acepts debit, credit or cash.

Patient Confidentiality:

All practitioners adhere to the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) in Canada, safeguarding your healthcare information with the utmost confidentiality.

Patient Concerns/Complaints:

We have a comprehensive policy for handling patient complaints and concerns. Our goal is to ensure your safety, satisfaction, and well-being. The practitioner will inform Management, and Management will reach out to the patient via email or phone. We encourage patients to reach out to Management as well to collectively resolve any issues.

Clinic Sanitation:

At Anchor Massage & Therapy, we prioritize sanitation. All treatment rooms and contact surfaces are sanitized after each patient. Decor is designed for easy cleaning. Linens are freshly laundered and changed for each patient.

Understanding the Scope of Practice:

In our continuous effort to maintain transparency regarding the treatments provided at Anchor Massage & Therapy, we have included details of our Scope of Practice:

Massage Therapy:

  • Evaluate patients' soft tissue condition, joint quality, muscle strength, and range of motion.
  • Discuss patients' medical histories and stress or pain issues to determine the suitability of massage therapy.
  • Develop and propose patient treatment plans.
  • Administer massages to address medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.
  • Prepare and apply customized oil blends to patients' skin.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to create comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Maintain accurate treatment records.
  • Offer guidance on postural improvement techniques and provide exercises for stretching, strengthening, relaxation, or rehabilitation.

Psychotherapy:

  • Embrace diversity and inclusivity.
  • Serve the best interests of individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations.
  • Work within the realms of cognition, emotion, expression, somatics, human development, behavior, learning, and interactive systems.
  • Promote mental health and personal growth in various areas, including relationships, sexuality, careers, and spirituality.
  • Remediate or treat disorders in cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and emotional functioning.
  • Utilize recognized evaluation and assessment methods.
  • May encompass supervision, education, training, consultation, research, diagnosis, and referral.

Professional & Patient Boundaries:

Our staff at Anchor Massage & Therapy respect and adhere to personal and professional boundaries and ethics.

Privacy Policy:

We value your privacy. Our privacy policy outlines how we handle your information across our website, https://wpganchor.ca, and other sites we operate:

  • We collect personal information only when necessary for providing services.
  • Information is retained for the minimum duration required for service provision, with robust safeguards.
  • We do not share personally identifying information publicly or with third parties, except when legally required.
  • Our website may link to external sites; please be aware that we are not responsible for their privacy policies.
  • Your continued use of our website signifies acceptance of our privacy practices. If you have questions about how we handle user data and personal information, please feel free to contact us.
  • This policy has been in effect since May 7, 2020.

 

Your Mind Body Connection To Healing

Mind and body connections lie at the heart of our approach to holistic health. We believe that your mental and emotional well-being are intimately intertwined with your physical health. Our therapies are designed to harmonize these aspects helping to foster a sense of balance and wholeness.

We provide a diverse array of massage techniques to alleviate tension, promote healing, and enhance your overall sense of vitality. Our counsellors offer a safe and supportive environment for addressing emotional and mental well-being, ensuring you're on the path to self-discovery.

Additionally, we understand that navigating insurance can be a concern, we offer direct billing services for massage therapy, providing you with peace of mind in managing your wellness. 

 

Psychotherapy: Psy.M., RSW, CCC.

Mind

Psychotherapy: Psy.M., RSW, CCC.

60min-Virtual Counselling ($100). In-person sessions available upon special request (email). Direct billing NOT available.

Common themes addressed in sessions include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and life transitions. The ultimate goal of therapy is to enhance an individual's overall well-being. Our offered therapies encompass a range of evidence-based approaches, including:

  • 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

If you're interested in this service, we invite you to reach out to our therapist via email to arrange a complimentary 15-minute consultation. This consult offers you the chance to access the compatibility with our therapist.

Alternatively, if your ready to book your 1hr session, you can easily do so through our Patient Portal. Upon booking your session, expect to receive a prompt confirmation email. Additionally on the day of your appt. you'll receive another email containing the session link.

For any inquiries, kindly direct them to the therapist directly email

 

Registered Massage Therapy

Body

Registered Massage Therapy

60min ($90), 45min ($75), 30min ($60), 90min available upon special request (email). Direct billing available.

We offer a variety of therapeutic treatments to address different needs and conditions:

  • Deep Tissue Massage is ideal for pain or injury recovery.
  • Our Prenatal Massage is specially designed for expectant mothers and utilizes pregnancy bolsters to ensure comfort and safety.
  • Stress-Reduction Massage is focused on enhancing relaxation and reducing stress.
  • For muscle & facial restrictions or chronic pain we offer treatments such as Cupping + Massage and Assisted Stretch + Massage.
  • To address other pain conditions, swelling, or hormonal imbalances, we provide Acupuncture + Massage.

Our skilled therapists employ a range of techniques, including Swedish massage, muscle stripping and kneading, Myofascial Release (MFR), Trigger Point Therapy, low-grade joint mobilization, stretching techniques like Active Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Golgi Tendon Organ Release/Activation (GTO), Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), IASTM tools, taping and hydrotherapy.

Make us part of your self care routine, book here now!

Meet Our Team

Our therapists aren't just proficient professionals; they also deeply value human rights, embrace neurodiversity, and advocate for body positivity. Our paramount goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for all individuals, ensuring that you feel both comfortable and valued as you progress through your wellness journey. 

Sara Martin
General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

Sara Martin - Owner/RMT

sara@wpganchor.casara@wpganchor.ca

Welcome! I'm Sara, owner and Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). I graduated from The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 2013 and furthered my education at The Sunshine School of Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2015. With certifications in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Joint Mobilizations, Dermoneuromodulating, Acupuncture, and Neuroproprioceptive Taping, I offer a comprehensive approach to therapy.

My therapeutic philosophy revolves around a holistic and compassionate approach, underpinned by thorough assessments. I specialize in addressing low back pain, recognizing the profound link between movement and the mind-body connection. As a seasoned multi-sport athlete actively participating in triathlons, I bring years of practical experience to my treatments.. My pronouns are she/elle. My hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 12-6:30pm.

Try Acupuncture + Massage? Book here.

Rebecca Martin-Ilunga, Psy.M., CCC, RSW
General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

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

rebecca@wpganchor.carebecca@wpganchor.ca

I'm Rebecca, and I specialize in providing virtual therapy services to adults and adolescents aged 15 and above. Armed with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Manitoba, I hold credentials as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) recognized by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) accredited by the Manitoba College of Social Workers.

In my therapeutic practice, I collaborate closely with clients to establish personalized goals geared towards fostering personal growth and enhancing relational well-being. Employing evidence-based therapeutic interventions, I guide individuals through a process informed by trauma, focusing on a holistic, emotion-focused, and relational approach.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I am a proud mother of four, finding joy in the simple pleasures of reading and immersing myself in nature.. My pronouns are she/her. My hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-7. Fridays 9-3.

Try counselling from the comfort of your own home? Book your virtual session here.

Hannah Badger
General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

Hannah Badger - RMT

hannah@wpganchor.cahannah@wpganchor.ca

I'm Hannah, a proud graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. Throughout my career, I've garnered valuable experience across various professional settings, including massage clinics and physiotherapy facilities. My focus areas and passions encompass shoulder complex treatments, Myofascial Release (MFR), Active Release techniques, and Trigger Point therapy.

On a personal level, water holds a significant place in my life, stemming from a family deeply connected to aquatic activities. I have a background in water polo, and to this day, I engage in weekly swimming sessions with my 92-year-old grandmother. It's not just a form of exercise but a cherished opportunity for us to bond and relish the benefits of physical activity together. My pronouns are she/her. My hours are Monday-Wednesday: 12-7, Thursday and Friday: 10-2.

Treat yourself to 1hr of bliss by booking with Hannah here

Liane Wiebe
General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

Liane Wiebe - RMT

liane@wpganchor.caliane@wpganchor.ca

I'm Liane, but you can call me Li. Graduating from Robertson College in Winnipeg, I specialize in assessment-based massage therapy treatments aimed at restoring balance to both body and mind. Utilizing a combination of Cupping techniques, Myofascial Release (MFR), Trigger Point therapy, and promoting diaphragmatic breathing, I strive to facilitate holistic wellness for my patients. Creating a safe, non-judgmental space is paramount in my practice, fostering open dialogue where individuals can freely discuss their unique needs, allowing me to tailor treatments accordingly.

Beyond my professional pursuits, I harbor a deep appreciation for personal growth, physical activity, and connecting with nature in the great outdoors. My pronouns are she/her/they/them. My hours are Thursdays & Fridays 12-7, Saturday and Sunday: 10-5.

Feeling sore? Book your Deep Tissue or Cupping + Massage with Liane here

Allison Ungurian
General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

Allison Ungurian - RMT

allison@wpganchor.caallison@wpganchor.ca

I'm Allison, a proud graduate of Robertson College in Winnipeg. As a remedial massage therapist, I am committed to assisting you in achieving your personal health and wellness goals. My approach is grounded in thorough assessments, enabling me to provide therapeutic treatments tailored to your objectives while effectively addressing your body's unique requirements. I strive to cultivate a compassionate and tranquil atmosphere to promote relaxation and alleviate pain and stress during your sessions.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I find joy in the culinary arts, indulging my passion for cooking, albeit as an enthusiastic amateur. Additionally, I am a devoted feline aficionado and share my home with a charming black cat named Zelda, whose mischievous antics add a delightful touch of spontaneity to my life. My pronouns are she/her/they/them. My hours are Mondays and Thursdays: 12-7, Saturday and Sunday: 10-5.

Do you need some self care? Book your Stress Reduction massage with Allison here.

Jesse
General Inquiries: info@wpganchor.ca

Jesse - Greeter

Hello, I'm Jesse, the therapy dog. I absolutely adore my job, I thrive on physical touch, and I'm incredibly friendly. If you have allergies or aren't comfortable with my presence, please don't hesitate to let me know, and I'll happily keep my distance. Your comfort and well-being are important to me.

Located on Waterfront Drive

Our serene waterfront location sets the perfect backdrop for your journey to well-being. We are located at #102 - 270 Waterfront Drive, in the heart of Winnipeg's Exchange District.

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