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Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Prairie College of Massage Therapy faculty are all Registered Massage Therapists in good standing with at least two years of practical experience.

Cynthia Martin

Registered Educator by Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Instructor – Year 1

Email: MartinC@pcmt.ca

Cynthia has been practicing since 1995, when she graduated from the Northern Institute of Massage and the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapies in Regina. Her special interests are mind science, how our nervous system influences healing, homeostasis and our perception of pain, as well as the psychological/physiological effects of compassionate touch.

Being a bit of a science nerd, she was delighted to learn that mitochondria DNA can be traced back to seven subgroups and that these subgroups are related to each other. That means that each person is a cousin to each other (and Cynthia honours family)! She has volunteered in the community with the Multiple Sclerosis 150 Bike Tour, Telemiracle and various provincial and national sporting events. She has also volunteered for the Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Massage Therapist Association in several executive positions. When time permits, Cynthia makes use of her B.A. in English (University of Saskatchewan) writing articles about massage therapy and editing for other writers. A life-long learner, she believes that each client teaches the practitioner something with every treatment.

Brenda Klarer

Registered Educator by Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Instructor – Year 2

Email: KlarerB@pcmt.ca

Brenda graduated from the Northern Institute of Massage and the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 1993. She began her career with a home-based business but, after a few years, yearned for the camaraderie and collaboration that a clinic setting would provide. Over the course of the next 18 years, she built a successful therapeutic clinic with a constant number of eight Registered Massage Therapists. She welcomed, mentored and supported RMTs from many different schools and backgrounds. Some stayed for over a decade while others, as their confidence grew and their client numbers increased, moved on to start clinics of their own. The common thread over the years was the desire to help her clients through massage therapy.

After nearly 30 years, Brenda is still passionate about the benefits of treating the body as a whole, focusing on the miracle of fascia and scar tissue release. She sold her clinic to once again work from home and looks forward to learning new ways to grow as a therapist while encouraging and mentoring others.

Bethany Antonowitsch

Registered Educator by Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Teaching Assistant/Student Support

Email: AntonowitschB@pcmt.ca

Bethany Antonowitsch has been working with the human body for many years. She started her career as a paramedic in 2009 where she has been caring for others, their health and their lives ever since.

In 2018 she chose to make a lateral shift in her career to massage therapy where she can care for the health and wellness of her clients in new and effective ways. She remains excited to share her wealth of experience about the human body as a teaching assistant for PCMT.

Brett Mitchell

Registered Educator by Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Teaching Assistant/Student Support

Email: MitchellB@pcmt.ca

Massage therapy is Brett Mitchell’s second passion first having graduated with a master’s degree in music in 2016. Since that time he has been full-time faculty at Briercrest College in the music department.

In 2018 Brett chose to follow in his mother’s footsteps (or handprints, maybe) and registered for ACMT, PCMT’s sister school in Alberta, to start a career in massage therapy. Brett graduated with his 2200 hour diploma from the ACMT Lloydminster campus in 2020 and has built a thriving massage therapy business in the small town of Caronport, Saskatchewan. Brett is registered with MTAS and has certifications in SFH Dynamic Cupping and RAPID Neurofascial Reset. He is excited to be a part of the PCMT family as it has changed his life in profound and positive ways.

Samantha Becker – RMT, CSMTA (scm)

Registered Educator by Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Clinic Supervisor

Email: BeckerS@pcmt.ca

Samantha graduated from Western College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2019 with a diploma of massage therapy and a certificate of sport massage. She is a Platinum Winner of 2020 Best Massage Therapist in Regina from Community votes! She is currently a sports candidate member with the Canadian Sports Massage Therapist Association and working towards becoming a sport fellow with the CSMTA within the next couple of years. Samantha also sits on the Saskatchewan chapter for the CSMTA!

 

Samantha is a teacher at the Prairie College of Massage Therapy in Regina, Saskatchewan. She  has taken courses in Myofascia cupping and also holds a sport first responder certification and recently took a class from Harvard. When Samantha isn’t working in the clinic she is an athletic trainer for over 10 sports teams in the Regina surrounding area working with athletes from the grass root up to professional athletes. Samantha is a member of Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, Canadian Sports Massage Therapist association, Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan.

Rob Close

Registered Educator by Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Clinic Supervisor

Email: CloseR@pcmt.ca

Rob has had a varied career from social work, retail management, heavy equipment operator and most everything in between. He ventured into massage therapy at the encouragement of a therapist friend and, after graduating from Western College of Remedial Massage Therapy, began practice in 2012.
Being an avid athlete and long-distance runner stirred his interest in sport massage. He earned his Sport Massage Diploma and is a former candidate member of Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association. Rob has provided massage services to local running and cycling events and worked with professional athletes from CFL to pro baseball. He has also worked with national team fencers, kayakers, and swimmers as well as professional bowlers.

Rob has worked as student clinic supervisor, sport massage team leader and practical examiner at WCRMT and mentored therapists throughout his career. Rob practice entails sports massage, facial release, modified shiatsu massage as well as pre-natal massage. Rob has a passion for massage therapy and has promoted its benefits to medical professionals in hospital settings and through the media in conjunction with Canadian Arthritis Society. Seeing students succeed and be passionate about their chosen career in massage is his passion.

Shalyn Christianson

Registered Educator by Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Clinic Supervisor

Email: shalyn@pcmt.ca

Shalyn graduated from the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2011. She then started her own massage therapy practice out of her home which is still going strong.

Over the years she’s added new techniques to her repertoire. Some of these are Hot Stone Therapy, Advance Stone Therapy, pregnancy massage, myofascial cupping, rain drop therapy, Rattan (hot bamboo), Reiki level 1 and 2, kinesiology taping and rapid upper body.

In addition to her passion for helping people, she has also has a passion for horses and added horse massage to her therapy practice.  She has added vertebral realignment, joint play for horses and equi-taping to her horse massage therapy work.

Shalyn fell in love with teaching in 2017 when she started working for Joni Brestler of Oceans Massage and she decided to pursue more teaching opportunities.

Outside of work Shalyn enjoys spending time with her daughter.  Together they ride and go to competitions with her horses, dog training and going for hikes.