Thank you so much for supporting our son, professional biathlete. Your massage sessions relax and re-energize his body reaching deep tissues. Without your treatments he would not be able to win Canadian National's gold medal in relay race this year.
-Y.and D. B., Calgary
Irina is an authentic soul who truly works with a healing and loving intention. She combines this with strong magical hands and a vast amount of training and experience to provide exactly what your body, mind and spirit are in need of.
– N.B., Calgary
For most of my adult life I went to chiropractors and other therapists for ART and spinal adjustments to help me deal with back problems and joint pain. Now that I have become a patient of Irina's I no longer have to go for chiropractic treatments. I’ve become stronger, more flexible, calmer and more positive under her care.
- Jim B., Calgary
I am an active senior and Irina helps me prepare for various travel treks that I undertake. She has been my 'deep tissue' massage therapist for several years and I have recommended her to family and friends. Irina helped me to recover from injury and maintain my active life-style. She is able to analyze injury or just body structure to target areas that need work. I have been symptom and pain free for several months - much of the credit goes to Irina and her magic hands
- Annie P., active senior, Calgary
Irina does amazing work. I had one leg shorter than the other as a result of a hip replacement. After a treatment from Irina they are the same length. She uses a variety of techniques that are suited to the individual. A session with Irina will not disappoint!
-Vera G., Calgary
Irina is an amazingly intuitive and capable therapist who enables you to "unwind" your body and enhance your overall health, as she is skilled in a variety of therapeutic methods and practices.
-Don W., Calgary
I've taken both of my kids to see Irina, one is 15 and plays soccer and prone to injury, the other is 13, severely delayed (dev age 2) and autistic, and it's magical to see her work and communicate with a non-verbal, highly tactile-defensive child. Irina truly has a gift for working with autistic children. The treatments help with migraines. My son is calmer and more verbal when he leaves her treatments, which are adapted to him. He loves going there--generally he will not go into a therapist's office, but he seems to understands Irina's modus operandi as she works to find and remove stresses in his body. Last, but not least: Irina is incredible for moms of autism, too--the relaxation is complete, she is understanding and supportive and I always leave with a new idea (that comes to me during the treatment) to help me cope with my life.
- P.L., Calgary
Irina is highly specialized in Osteopathic techniques.
-Natalie S., Calgary
Irina has introduced me to my body. My body awareness began years ago when I began my yoga practice. In fact, it was in that class that I met Irina. I had gone to massage therapy with other practitioners many times before I began to "unwind my body" with Irina.
What I really value about Irina's method is that she has a wealth of knowledge about the body. She is familiar with many modalities and she is a life-long learner. Every time she takes another class, I and all her clients are the beneficiaries. Each session is different, because there are different needs that my body, mind and spirit require from session to session. Because Irina is skilled in many modalities, the session takes shape according to the needs that the body is presenting. I appreciate Irina's understanding that the mind, body and spirit are connected, as are the various muscle groups. Thus the progress that is made in creating mobility in the neck and shoulders creates awareness in other aspects of my body and my life.
I always leave our sessions feeling refreshed and free in body, mind and spirit.
- Annie C. (Calgary)
I thank Irina for bringing back my mobility and quality of life.
I suffered from severe pain in my hips that was debilitating and was affecting my day to day life. Is was getting to the point that I could not go up and down stairs unless I took each step one at a time.
After years of X-rays, MRI, physiotherapy, traditional massage and chiropractic manipulation, I was not getting better. Thank goodness I found Irina. After having my sessions with her I was pain free.
That was 5 years ago and my hips are still doing well. However, this time I have acute pain in my shoulders and neck. We travel a lot and I had to resort to traditional medicines and therapy until I could get home to see Irina. Once I started going back to her, I could tell after the first session, she was able to open up my shoulders and create more movement which eliminated my chronic pain.
I am happy to say, with the help of Irina, I am pain free and enjoying an active and full life. I am feeling so good at 60, that I have even took up running. Anytime I begin to feel tight and sore, I go back to Irina for a maintenance visit.
Irina has been able to get rid of my pain as no other therapist can. I would highly recommend her.
- Debbie (Calgary, Alberta)
Irina is a very intuitive therapist. She has many modalities in her tool kit. She weaves them all together to create a personalized treatment.-Darlene D., Calgary
I have been dealing with what it turns out are some pretty chronic health issues for several years now with no diagnosis. I have seen many Dr.'s and Healers who have all helped in their own special way but with no real improvement of my symptoms. I have to say that the 2.5 hour session I had with Irina was beyond incredible and the first time I actually got measurable results healing the numbness in my legs!
She works on all the layers of the body to assist the whole being in coming back online and then integrates the body with the mind and spirit, allowing the being to come into integrity and wholeness on it's own. Let me say that finding someone like her is rare and special.
I realized that my inner self was outside of myself searching for a way to get back into my body where it belongs. When Irina was done I was fully back in my body and integrated in a most peaceful and loving way. I am now in my body looking out instead of feeling the pain and anxiety of being outside my body looking in. Fascinating to me as a healer myself.
She has learned so many varied healing modalities that she can tailor a session to exactly what your body, mind and spirit want and need so that they can integrate and heal on their own with her amazing assistance. I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone whether you feel you have any issues or not.
You might find that she brings you to a whole new level of peace and happiness you didn't know you were missing!
Thanks Irina for being the beautiful soul you are and for all the love and light you share with your clients, friends and the world!
- Cathy G., Calgary
Irina was recommended to me by a friend when I had hurt my back and can honestly say she is the most amazing therapist. I have had spine and joint problems and pain all my life and after just one session, was able to kneel for the first time, totally pain-free, in over 30 years.
Also, went from having to hang on for dear life onto a handrail and take one step at a time, to being able to run up and down the stairs - with no hands holding anything - all from the 1st session!
Plus, she noticed something in my chest, said she wasn't sure what it was but to get it checked out when I got home (was visiting from Scotland at the time). I did. And it was a rather large aortic aneurysm and am now (Co-vid allowing) about to get major surgery. These aneurysms (and I actually have 2) are silent, pretty much asymptomatic and if Irina hadn't found these, they could have ruptured at any time. I'll leave you to work out the rest. Fabulous therapist - can't recommend her enough! Thanks Irina Bondarev - from the heart - literally!
Shiona M., Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Very knowledgeable and caring to the client's needs and wishes. Wonderful energy with a refreshing cheerfulness! I always feel more limber and pain free after her treatments. Give her a try, you won't be disappointed!
-Katharina S., Calgary
I have been to many massage therapists, some good, some not good, but Irina far surpasses them all! She is a gifted healer with a strong dedication to learning. I highly recommend Irina.
-Tara B., Calgary
My husband has been being treated by Irina for a few years now, and has seen some quite remarkable results from her treatment. In 2019 he began experiencing terrible headaches, which did not respond to medical treatments, and even opiate drugs prescribed for him in the hospital. With a few treatments from Irina, he has been free of the debilitating pain for years now, and without drugs. As he suffers from Parkinson’s, that is exceptionally helpful. As a result of the underlying Parkinson’s, he fell frequently, and his right shoulder was so badly damaged that he had extremely limited use of his right arm, and his family doctor told him that after examining his x- rays and MRI, nothing could be done. Now, he has about 80% more range of motion in that arm, and is not in constant pain, thanks to Irina’s therapy. As far as I am concerned, she is close to a miracle worker.
-G. D., Calgary, March 2022
I had that one month migraine and when you were done with me it was completely gone. It was completely surreal and I have recommended
you to hundreds of people! You are fantastic at what you do. The relief that I got brought me to tears.
-Diane S., Calgary
Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapies are powerful and natural healing arts that stimulate our innate healing abilities. I have known Irina for several years. I recall that from my first meeting with her, her demeanor and presence of mind put me at ease. She carefully listened to what I had to say regarding my health issues.
Irina is one of the most passionate, committed and skillful practitioners in these proven healing techniques in Calgary area and beyond. My experience with her have always exceeded my expectations. Irina's attention to my health problems have always been heart warm. I simply cannot recommend her highly enough. The Craniosacral Therapy combined with other modalities she provides is an amazing journey to health.
Bogdan C., P.Eng.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Irina has put me back together, extremity by extremity! It felt as though my body consisted of 6 parts and she has somehow managed to make my body full as one.
I wore prescription orthotics for years & years. My legs were always tired and aching. Now I can work standing all day and I no longer have those dreadful aches & pains in my feet and legs. I no longer wear prescription orthotics.
Irina is a total compact massage therapist. She is so knowledgeable in a variety of therapies. Cranial Sacral, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Nervous System, Organs, etc. To name only a few. I am so grateful, rather than see 10 therapists, I see one who can use which ever modalities she feels will fit today’s treatment.
She knows the body’s physics inside & out! She listens to what you have to say along with what your body is saying, then works accordingly. Irina gives 110% to every treatment she gives. She is fair, professional and always friendly!
I met Irina long before I started with her services. I interviewed, questioned & talked with her for probably a good hour. A few years after this I was in a serious school bus collision. I had a brain injury and lateral whiplash; my nervous system was on high alert.
Thanks to Irina, I can say I am fully recovered and back to doing all the things I love to do!!