EMILY GIONIS WELLNESS
Emily is passionate, dedicated and driven. She loves to create, and bring ideas to life. She is always ready for what is next and isn't afraid to get her feet dirty.
An RMT since 2009 and teaching yoga since 2015, Emily's curiosity towards the human body has been there from a very young age after suffering from an injury as a very young child. After learning how to heal herself, she learnt how much she wanted to then help others find their way. Emily has the ability to treat every client in a very unique way, allowing trust and compassion to guide her. The minute you are on her massage table you will feel complete comfort, and as one of her yoga students, you will always have her full, undivided attention. The energetic body began to fascinate Emily in 2015 when she took her yoga teacher training in Bali, where she travelled to get far away from home to allow for no interruptions to take place, and to heal from a big change in her life. Now a Reiki practitioner, Emily believes in the power of self care, discipline and self love as our most powerful healers. Attention to detail, strength, breath and alignment are expressed through her teachings, with a strong focus on aftercare for every client.
Emily opened Banff Yoga Practice with Hayley Molina in February 2020, located in the Harmon's Lane Building, 111 Banff Avenue, in the heart of downtown Banff National Park. The duo then went on to open Banff Wellness Practice in March, 2022 after both successfully running their own massage businesses for 3+ years. They now have a wellness space that offers Massage, Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Reiki, Reflexology, CranioSacral, Somato Emotional Release and Shirodhara Head & Scalp Massage.
Born in the UK, Emily is also half Greek. The Rocky Mountains have become her place of inspiration and growth since 2008, when she moved to Banff. Most days, Emily's self practice comes first, which includes, Meditation, Pranayama, and Movement. She LOVES to travel, dip her toes in the ocean, hike big mountains, ride bikes endlessly, read books, eat good food and walk her dog. Emily is continually learning as much as she can to further her knowledge and improve her skills as a therapist, most recently becoming a breath coach in 2021. She runs wellness retreats internationally with Hayley Molina, with Greece as an annual retreat venue; their next retreat in Greece is May 2023.
Your Kind Words
"Always such a relaxing experience! Emily always takes the time to assess your needs and she gives 100% of her time and energy in each massage. She is the perfect balance of kindness and attentiveness. I always look forward to my massages with her! Thanks Emily :)"
"Emily is an amazing massage therapist! I have been getting massages from her for many years now and each time I feel so relaxed and taken care of! She takes the time to ensure you are feeling comfortable and connected. Her presence is so warming and humble and she makes you feel like a queen, highly recommended!"
"I would call Emily an intuitive healer. She consistently provides what my body needs. I’ve had many massages and therapists treat me over the years but Emily is the best."
"Absolutely Amazing! The space is so beautiful and welcoming, I felt really comfortable and relaxed. My massage with Emily was fantastic. I left feeling amazing and woke up the next day with no back pain at all. She is magic. I cannot recommend highly enough."
"My 12 yr old daughter was a bit nervous about having a massage but Emily put her at ease and made it Into a wonderful experience. She is already looking forward to the next one. Thank you Emily!"