Joseph Bentley, BCR, RMT, FDN-P

While earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of Calgary in Disability Studies (BCR), I competed as a freestyle wrestler at both the varsity and national level. I often used massage as a method of recovery to keep me in peak performance condition, and after University I became more involved in alternative healthcare, especially yoga. In 2009 I took my 200 hour yoga teacher training and began teaching in Calgary. 

    After graduating in 2010 from the 2200 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage and Hydrotherapy with the highest academic average in the class, I began working in Calgary for the Canadian Sport Institute, treating many of Canada’s high performance athletes. For the past eightyears I have worked for the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating team, traveling internationally to World Cups, World Championships and both the 2014 & 2018 Olympics in Sochi, Russia and Peyongchang, South Korea. In addition to travelling and treating athletes, I have continue to provide treatments for the public, since I believe we all have goals in our lives that massage can help with. These can range from wanting to be the best in the world at a sport to wanting to garden with no back pain or work at the computer without a headache. 

    Treatment sessions often incorporate multiple modalities to optimize results including Applied Functional Science (CAFS from the Gray Institute), Ki Hara stretching techniques, Craniosacral therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. I believe that each modality represents a different tool in my toolbox and that the use of each of them is dependent on what each individual may need.

Sochi Olympic Village, 2014