Arnelia has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years. She is passionate about using advanced orthopedic and natural manual massage therapy techniques to help clients recover, heal faster and reach their peak health performance potential. She is especially focused on acute and chronic conditions, advanced assessment and treatment of all conditions and MVA/work injury rehabilitation therapy. She treats clients from infants to elderly, athletes, fitness enthusiasts and pregnant women.
Arnelia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at a University in the Philippines. She started learning reflexology and massage in 1994 and became the founder of Natural Healing & Wellness in 1999 while still living in the Philippines. She then moved to Athens, Greece and gained 6 years of additional hands-on experience and training in massage therapy. When she moved to Calgary in 2009, she spent 2 more years in massage therapy school. With this added knowledge and her life experience she now teaches others her advanced skills and knowledge of massage therapy and reflexology.
Arnelia has completed more than 3000 hours of advanced education and training of massage therapy in Calgary. Today she confidently offers the best advanced massage therapy in Calgary.
Gerald, Arnelia's husband and business partner, started his massage training in the Philippines in 2004. He continued to work as massage therapist with Arnelia in Athens, Greece for 5 years. When he moved to Canada in 2014, Gerald finished his Massage Therapy Program with more than 2250 hours.
Gerald embraces the challenge of treating people with acute and chronic conditions and helping them to heal. He specializes in injury/trauma assessment. His treatments include advanced techniques for all conditions, injuries and rehabilitation therapy.
At Cortez Natural Healing & Wellness, Arnelia designs her own therapy programs; these programs are very advanced in technique, combining orthopedic massage with other modalities, specializing in many chronic conditions.