At XM Wellness our goal is to help maintain and improve our client’s overall health and happiness. We encourage lifelong training, a positive attitude, and a healthy body and mind.
XM Wellness is a friendly and intimate space where you can improve your overall health through a wide variety of wellness services.
As an extension of XM Fitness, our exclusive personal training studio, we want to combine our love for health and fitness under one roof in order to meet your needs and to help you achieve your goals.
At XM Wellness, our services will allow you to relax and de-stress, improve flexibility and gain strength, manage and prevent injury, reduce pain and improve range of motion.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Small Group Classes:
Slow dancing with yourself (Stretch and Meditation)
Pilates and Meditation
Pilates is a system of repetitive exercises performed on a yoga mat or other equipment to promote strength, stability, and flexibility. Pilates exercises develop the body through muscular effort that stems from the core. The technique cultivates awareness of the body to support everyday movements that are efficient and graceful.
A Pilates class can look very different depending on the needs of the client/class. Whether it is contemporary or classic, with or without equipment and/or props, Pilates has a way of challenging your body to work in different ways. Each session will be tailored to your needs to help you feel successful in connecting to your body. Pilates is meant for every body and everybody can do Pilates, and benefit from it!
“You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.” - Joseph Pilates
Registered Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints. It is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse, and many chronic pain conditions. Massage Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It can also be beneficial to a wide variety of conditions and is a great addition to your everyday healthcare.
Registered Massage Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is a pain-free, unique, complete, and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance, and pain relief. FST™ is one of the quickest, most effective, and most pleasant methods to eliminate pain, restore function, move and feel better in activities of life, fitness, and sports!
After an initial intake and assessment your session will be catered to your body’s needs. The treatment is best done in comfortable loose fitting clothing to be able to optimize the range of motion of each joint. Often within the first sessions clients notice and feel a difference in their body’s feel and function.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can help restore your calm and inner peace.
Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple and it doesn't require any special equipment.
Meet the Team
Pilates & Meditation Coach
Danica Trapara is a certified Pilates Instructor, Meditation Teacher, and Holistic Nutritionist. She blends her varied experience to create customized training plans for her clients to help them lengthen, tone, and find inner and outer strength. Danica completed her pilates teacher training through Stott Pilates, her meditation training with MNDFL in New York City, and her studies with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Fascial Stretch Therapist
Lilian Motta is a Fascial Stretch Specialist and certified LifeStretch instructor. With over a decade of experience in the health and wellness industry, Lilian is dedicated to being a catalyst for individuals to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Lilian’s extensive knowledge and training in Fascial Stretch Therapy allow her to provide a unique approach to stretching and bodywork, resulting in improved mobility, flexibility, and reduced pain and stress levels. Her passion for teaching others led her to become a certified LifeStretch instructor, where she guides individuals through a series of progressive and pain-free mobilizations and stretches to improve their mobility and release endorphins. With her love of dance she integrates gentle flows that will have you slow dancing with yourself.
In addition to her expertise in Fascial Stretch Therapy and LifeStretch, Lilian is also a Reiki Master and the creator of a series of health-oriented social events that promote emotional intelligence and social awareness through play, movement, and mindfulness. She has facilitated events and festivals around the world, including Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and Croatia, helping people speak to their bodies by providing somatic, spiritual, and scientific approaches to have a better relationship with their bodies.
Lilian believes that a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. This philosophy is at the core of her mission to empower others to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Registered Massage & Fascial Stretch Therapist, Pilates Instructor
Alisha found a passion for movement and the human body at a young age. Coming from a big family offered her the chance to watch bodies evolve through their various stages of life. Eventually, her curiosity led her to University of Waterloo to major in Kinesiology. With some experience in teaching Pilates and personal training, she knew there were still pieces missing in order to assist clients in achieving a healthy functional body. This led her to pursuing her diploma in massage therapy to fill that gap.
Obtaining her diploma through Medix College allowed Alisha to complete her comprehensive movement education. Over the years of working with different populations, Alisha saw the value of soft tissue and assisted stretching as a rehab tools and expanded her knowledge taking additional courses have been taken including shoulder and upper back Injuries, pre and post natal care, pelvic floor and low back injuries.
With her background in kinesiology and detail to patterns of movement, Alisha found massaging in a rehab setting a natural fit, working over the years with a range of health care providers to help care for the needs of clients. Recently exploring new spaces and working with new individuals has lead to a new found passion in massage as a rehab tool and an appreciation for the hands on therapeutic work.
Alisha’s goals always come back to working towards a functional place that feels good. Striving to find a balance with helping aid in relaxation as well as help find better functional movements helps keep her session enjoyable while achieving any personal goals. Assisting clients in finding freedom in their body helps Alisha to stay passionate about movement, encouraging them to take what they learn into daily life. Alisha thrives on the ability of movement to empower individuals to gain self-awareness, break down faulty patterns and rebuilding the body in a more functional place. Alisha is a Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, Fully certified Pilates Instructor, Eldoa Level 2 instructor, Fascial Stretch Therapist certified through the Stretch to Win Institute. She has also completed her TRX Suspension Training Instructor certificate and is a certified Spin Instructor.