As the owner and operator of Shauna Schofield Mobile Massage, Shauna is dedicated to offering convenient, high quality therapeutic massage services in offices, hospitals, and private homes. She is committed to providing hands on treatment to individuals who may not otherwise have access to care.
Shauna knows she can use her experience to be an effective educator and guide to greater self-awareness and health maintenance for members and their clients.
She is excited to be member of the Board of Directors where she can bring her skills and knowledge to the advancement of the holistic health in a way that can have a positive influence on the public and the health care community.
Sharon started off her working life in various fields, seemingly opposite to where she is now. She decided to combine her personal exploration with the world of complementary health, which is when she made the choice to become a massage therapist.
Sharon believes that massage therapy is an amazing hub of learning that bridges the scientific conventional wisdom of current medicine, while opening the doors to understanding the less understood areas of health.
She has completed training in a number of areas and has avidly explored personal interests and self learning in a variety of interconnected areas. In addition to a 2200-hour training program in massage therapy, she has training in reiki, energy work, and teaching yoga — just to name a few. She also spends a lot of time reading and exploring materials that further her understanding of those areas as well as others that interweave with her training.
Sharon currently splits her time between Westlock, AB, where she uses her massage therapy training to help the clients of a busy chiropractic clinic, and in Barrhead, AB, where she is building a holistic practice that offers a number of services like massage therapy, reiki, yoga, and others to help empower and assist her clients on their wellness journey.
I am a Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Educator, Entrepreneur, and Coach, so I split my time between two businesses. The first being Hearthstone Therapies, a home-based, therapeutic massage and bodywork practice, which fulfils my spirit and nurtures my love of people and continuous learning. It is truly my passion and makes it easy to go to work each day knowing that there is the potential to learn something from each and every client.
The second is Foundations Professional Development Resources, a personal /business resource company that provides a variety of workshops on management skills and solutions, business mentoring and coaching, and my own Reiki apprenticeships. Through Foundations, I also help other practitioners develop their own workshops and help them navigate submission for continuing education credentialing for various organizations. This feeds my analytical/practical side and exercises my brain to come up with creative and practical solutions for the clients’ issues, concerns and goals.
I am looking forward to my time with the Board of the NHPC, and hope to bring my experience as a therapist, an educator, and an entrepreneur/businessperson to serve the membership to the best of my abilities.
Michelle's academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan and Advanced Therapeutic Massage from the Northern Institute of Massage Therapy.
Michelle is a dedicated kinesiology professional with extensive experience in exercise therapy for injury rehabilitation, personal training, athletic performance programming, community development, and health promotion.
Allyson's educational experience includes sports medicine, exercise science, and physiology. She has also been trained in nutrition, massage techniques, joint testing, and healthy lifestyle management consulting.
In 2008, Allyson began working as a senior massage therapist at the Callingwood Wellness Clinic in Edmonton, AB. She works in a one-on-one setting with clients, providing them with assessments, treatment plans, and customized educational tools.
Allyson opened her business, Allyson Billey Massage Therapy, in January 2012. Her clinic specializes in providing rehabilitative therapies for disease, injury, and motor vehicle accidents, as well as in therapeutic, sports, and deep tissue massage. She has worked with patients experiencing injuries, including trauma, chronic injuries, and motor vehicle accident injuries, as well as with patients diagnosed with illnesses such as asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Nikki began her massage therapy career working at a local spa. This was a great way for her to gain more confidence and skills as a recently graduated therapist.
She then moved her practice to the Athletic Therapy Centre at the University of Winnipeg, where she was able to treat students, professors, university athletes, and the public.
Working daily with Athletic Therapists and students she was rewarded by learning new assessment and treatment techniques and sharing her knowledge of massage therapy with them. After starting a family, Nikki moved her practice to her home where she continues to work today.
Her current position at the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba allows her to be immersed in the world of massage therapy and ignites her passion for this profession and its many gifts everyday.
Nikki spends all the time she can with her family and friends at the lake in beautiful Pinawa, MB. Her passions include running and biking with her energetic dog, Mojo, and watching her kids play their various sporting activities.
She is grateful to be a part of the NHPC community and is excited to be involved with the evolution of this wonderful profession.
Paulla is extremely excited to be on the Board of Directors at the NHPC during this critical time in the massage and holistic health industry.
She is looking forward to bringing her unique mix of expertise to help and encourage all members as the NHPC embarks on a thrilling time in massage therapy history.
Alison has been a massage therapist for 19 years. She is the owner of Hand Prints Collective Wellness in Whitehorse (formerly Hand Prints Massage Therapy), which operates seven days a week and employs three massage therapists and one osteopath.
Massage therapy opened the field of alternative health for Alison. Receiving treatments from many different modalities has a profound impact on her life. The wellness and awareness Alison continues to gain is something she is forever grateful for.
Alison loves being active with her kids, competing in running and road biking races, and making time for her newfound love of yin yoga.
Amanda graduated from the massage therapy program at Mount Royal University in 2005 and has been a member with the NHPC her entire career.
Amanda trained at the Upledger Institute of Craniosacral Therapy, Wild Rose College as well as currently studying with the Rehabilitation Prague Institute. She is the owner of Dragonfly Wellness, which provides onsite, mobile, and corporate massage services, as well as offering continuing education courses for RMTs.
She has also taught massage therapy since 2013 at Professional Institute of Massage Therapy and ABM College.
Amanda practices massage therapy, Thai massage, reflexology, Reiki, Craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, IASTM (instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization), reflex locomotion, and dynamic neuromuscular stabilization.
Holistic health is like our five senses; we can't isolate one, we utilize many. Each system of the body is as important to function as each professional approach to health. Every body is unique, and health and wellness can look very different to each individual; one size does not fit all and neither does a health plan.
It is important that we strive to be educated and ethical professionals as we work together with all of the amazing, educated health professionals in Canada. Together we can provide safe, effective, and quality care to our communities.
Sherwood Park, AB
Debra has been a member of the NHPC for almost 20 years. She graduated from the Universal College of Reflexology in 1998 and Archways Healing College in 2010.
She practices massage therapy, reflexology, Thai massage, corporate chair massage, and cupping.
Debra owns and operates the Academy of Reflexology and Massage, has facilitated several workshops, and has presented at numerous NHPC conferences.
Debra received the NHPC Volunteer of the Year Award in 2007. She has served on the Women's Wellness Committee in Strathcona County for 10 years and received the Client Services award from the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce in 2005.
Mind, body, and spirit should be a complement in anyone's health care. Holistic health care involves all three and helps us navigate throughout our life's journey using different pathways, as every body is different.