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Registered Massage Therapy - Fredericton

Elizabeth Seiffert, BScHEd, RMT


Elizabeth Seiffert is the owner of River Valley Therapeutic Treatment Clinic. As an athlete, she suffered a sport injury at an early age. After getting superior results from massage therapy, Elizabeth set her sights on becoming a registered massage therapist.

Elizabeth began her formal studies at Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. She draws on her extensive and varied background working in Atlantic Canada as Health Educator, Wellness Coordinator, and Consultant in Sport and Recreation for the province of New Brunswick, before pursuing studies at the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage.

She is a certified in Active Release Techniques, and has spent hundreds of hours attending various seminars in post-graduate work in order to keep up with the most current research and latest techniques to keep her clinical skills in top form. She has a solid foundation in orthopedic assessment and treatment of pathologies. Elizabeth has a passion for working with endurance athletes and has a particular interest in working individuals with back and neck injuries.

In her spare time away from the clinic, she is an accomplished triathlete. Elizabeth has represented Canada on the national triathlon team, earning bronze (1995), silver (1996), and gold (2004) medals at the ITU World Triathlon Championships. She is a six-time Ironman finisher including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Elizabeth was inducted into the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame in 2007.


  • 2012: Certification in Active Release Techniques, lower and upper limbs
  • 2002: Registered Massage Therapist, Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists
  • 2002: Diploma of Massage Therapy, Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
  • 1986: Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Dalhousie University

Wendy Yano, MA, RMT, RAc


Wendy specializes in acupuncture and sport massage, as well as treating MVA and occupational injuries. She works with athletes of all kinds, from recreational to competitive, including soccer players, runners, cyclists, and tennis players. She is committed to helping clients overcome injuries, reduce scar tissue, correct muscle imbalances, and optimize training and performance.

Wendy moved to Fredericton in 2008 with her husband from Toronto. She is a competitive fencer, a recreational soccer player, and a huge tennis fan. She is also a freelance editor and writer. The top graduate in her class at Sutherland-Chan in Toronto, Wendy was awarded the WeirFoulds Prize for highest clinical and academic achievement.


  • 2015: Registered Acupuncturist, Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists
  • 2015: Diploma of Advanced Acupuncture, College of Acupuncture and Therapeutics
  • 2010-12: Trainer, St. Thomas University cross-country running team
  • 2009-10: Trainer, St. Thomas University women's soccer team
  • 2010: Certificate in Sport Therapy, Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
  • 2008: Registered Massage Therapist, Association of New Brunsick Massage Therapists
  • 2006: Registered Massage Therapist, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
  • 2006: Diploma in Massage Therapy, Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic
  • 1998: Masters of Arts (English), University of Toronto

Virginia Johnson, RMT


Virginia grew up in Keswick, New Brunswick, and loves living in her hometown of Fredericton. She first discovered the benefits of therapeutic massage when she had prenatal massage at the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage student clinic for sciata pain during her pregnancy. She graduated from the same college in 2015.

Virginia uses myofascial techniques that aim to release the holding patterns of the muscles and connective tissue (fascia) that can relieve tension, pain, and emotional stress. Her treatments use Swedish modalities for relaxation and therapeutic massage to work through taut bands and nodules of muscle tissue that can limit range of motion and cause pain. She often likes to incorporate craniosacral techniques, when appropriate, into the session to restore vitality by releasing compacted joints in the low back and commonly the skull and neck.

Virginia works with prenatal clients, sports injuries, and clients with chronic pain due to joint and muscle dysfunctions.


  • 2015: Craniosacral Therapy Level I
  • 2015: Registered Massage Therapist, College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick
  • 2015: Diploma of Massage Therapy with Honours, ACTM
  • 2010: Bachelors of Science, Major in Biology-Chemistry, University of New Brunswick