In 2001, Angela and and Grant Martens decided to diversify from their farming operation, and started their first company; El Gaucho Web Site Conceptions in November 2001. The intial focus of the company was developing and hosting websites for small businesses in West Central Saskatchewan.
By June 2013, the focus of El Gaucho had shifted to helping small businesses migrate from desktop applications to cloud based applications. So Angela and Grant officially removed “web site” from their company name and rebranded their company as El Gaucho Conceptions.
In July 2016, Grant had his first Thai massage in Budapest, Hungary. He was almost 50 years old, was dealing with chronic pain in his upper back from sitting at a computer every day, and was having no success with regular RMT treatments. He felt so good after one massage that even after returning home, Grant could not stop thinking about his health. Grant began to research Thai massage, and over the next year, came up with a completely new business plan for a Thai massage clinic.
Starting a new company is a huge investment in time, money and energy. El Gaucho took about four years to get on its feet and start generating decent income. By 2017, Angela and Grant had stable contracts and were generating a good income. So abandoning this completely and jumping into another completely different venture was a huge decision. Angela gave her support for this crazy change in direction and so they began anew.
In December 2017, Grant quit all IT contracts, flew to Thailand for Thai massage training. And in March 2018, El Gaucho Conceptions made the biggest change ever. El Gaucho became Sirius Health. In June 2018, Angela and Grant opened their clinic, and have never looked back. The greatest wealth truly is health.
Grant is the owner and founder of Sirius Health and is licensed by the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) as a Thai massage practitioner.
Grant Martens received his first Thai massage in 2016 when he was travelling across Europe with his family and was utterly amazed by the experience. Grant received his first training from the Thai Massage School of Thailand in Chiang Mai in 2018. During this time, Grant also had private sessions with Mr. Nat at the Suppatra Blind Massage clinic.
Grant specializes in Northern-style ancient Thai massage. He incorporates movements and breathing techniques from Qigong and calisthenics, creating a truly unique healing art.
Thai Massage Level 2 – Intermediate
Thai Massage Level 1 – Foundation Skills
Thai Medicine Herbal Compress Massage
Thai Medicine Fire Cupping
I5: Intensive Professional Thai Massage
I attended the Thai Massage School of Thailand and will be working at Sirius Health as a Thai massage therapist. I plan to provide care and wellness to others as well as continue with my health and fitness goals.