Staff Bios


Jody Baun R.M.T more » « less
Jody graduated from the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapies in Regina Saskatchewan in 1992. In 1994, Jody received an Advanced Massage Therapy diploma from the Northern College of Physical Therapies located in Blackpool England, and Sports Massage accreditation from the Sports Massage Training Institute in Cosa Mesa California. Following a few years of practice building, Jody established Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre Ltd. which has served Saskatoon and surrounding areas for the past 16 years. On November 1st 2010, Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre Ltd., transitioned into Myo-Therapies Myofascial Treatment Centre and Massage.

Throughout his 20 year practice, Jody has explored varying assessment and treatment philosophies with respect to MusculoSkeletal conditions and concerns. Some of which include, Muscle Energy techniques, Soft Tissue mobilization, CranioSacral therapy, Strain/Counterstrain therapy, Ultrasound and Deep Tissue massage.

For approximately the past 14 years, Jody has studied Myofascial Release Therapy as developed and taught by John F. Barnes P.T. (www.myofascialrelease.com).

Jody’s professional proficiencies have enabled him to become an advanced Myofascial Release Therapist and a full instructor with Myofascial Release Seminars.

Considering his experiential component with respect to the application of many varying modalities, Jody believes Myofascial Release creates the most favourable environment in the body for significant change to occur.

Jody’s passion for Myofascial Release allows him to utilize and practice it’s respective principles not only in his professional realm but his personal life as well.

Such ambitions have assisted Jody in developing Saskatoon’s largest primary destination resource for Myofascial Release Therapy.

Aaron Johnson R.M.T. more » « less
Aaron Johnson graduated from the McKay School of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1997.

With more than 15 years of experience as a registered Massage Therapist, Aaron has worked in many different health settings. For 4 years of his career, Aaron taught at the McKay School of Massage and Hydrotherapy facilitating courses in Neurological Disorders and Hydrotherapy.

His proficiencies include advanced training in the John F. Barnes P.T. method of Myofascial Release Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy as taught by the Upledger Institute, Muscle Energy Technique and some Reiki.

Aaron believes providing clients with the tools to effectively self treat at home directly enhances the benefits of their treatment sessions. Aaron has found hands on therapy with the respective self treatment is an extremely successful and cost effective method to reduce pain, restore function and enhance the well being of his clients.

Tania Friesen R.M.T. more » « less
Tania Friesen received her Massage Therapy Diploma with Honors from the McKay School of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Dec of 2003. Upon completing the program Tania began practice building at various locations throughout Saskatoon.

In 2008, Tania began her Myofascial Release journey by completing her first Myofascial Release seminar as taught by John F Barnes P.T. Shortly thereafter, Tania joined the team at Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre Ltd. which kicked off her Myofascial career. Tania’s pursuit of excellence has enabled her to proficiently continue with her Myofascial training.

In 2010, Tania remained with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre as it transitioned into Myo-Therapies. Tania feels priviledged to be a part of Myo-Therapies and believes she is surrounded by skilled, energetic, knowledgeable therapists who have taught her a great deal.

Tania feels working in an environment which encourages Myofascial Release has assisted her growth not only professionally but personally as well. Tania has become a therapist of highest regard and continues to study alongside John F Barnes P.T.

Judy Evans R.M.T. more » « less
Judy graduated from McKay School of Massage and Hydrotherapy with an Honors Diploma, and has been practicing for 14 years.

Throughout her career, Judy has expanded her knowledge base through Continuing Education, blending her formative massage training with CranioSacral Therapy, Bodytalk, and Reconnective Healing.

Judy’s goals continued to evolve and in 2010 she sensed it was time to grow as a therapist. Judy’s commitment to excellence and passion to provide treatment for clients in a holistic and client-focused approach led her to a John F. Barnes P.T Myofascial Release Seminar.

John F. Barnes P.T spoke about the fascia system and how it has the tensile capability to hold us upright and together...which also gives us the flexibility and freedom we need to move in space. The fascia can also be the very glue that binds us down by life stresses, including surgery, accidents and chronic holding patterns.

Myofascial Release is the missing link for her to understand how the body/mind connection works.

The Myofascial Release approach as taught by John F Barnes P.T facilitated the change and charge Judy was looking for...and since has become an integral part of her treatments. Judy continues to take MFR seminars to enhance her skills and provide knowledgeable service to her clients.

Aside from her career, Judy is passionate about maintaining a balanced life...fitting in a routine of exercise and spending time with family and friends. When she is not treating clients you can find her reading, listening to music, jogging, dancing and enjoying all that life has to offer.

Judy is proud to have joined the team of skilled therapists at Myo-Therapies A Division of Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre, where clients are provided with professional, enthusiastic, and compassionate care.

“We all have the extraordinary coded within us waiting to be released" -- Dr. Jean Houston

Rachel Harrison R.M.T. more » « less
Rachel graduated with honours from the McKay College of Massage & Hydrotherapy program in 2003. Rachel had since been building her massage therapy practice at various locations in Saskatoon before finding her home at Myo-Therapies.

In 2012, Rachel had the opportunity to take her first Myofascial Release seminar as taught by John F. Barnes P.T, and has since been focusing on this treatment modality.Rachel felt surrounding herself with the best in the field would help her grow as a therapist and happily joined the team at Myo-Therapies shortly thereafter.

Myofascial Release has changed the way Rachel looks at the body and has provided an even greater passion for her work, and sense of purpose in her life. She feels so fortunate to be able to work with and learn from such an amazing and diverse group of therapists and looks forward to continuing her Myofascial Release journey.