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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.
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.
Michelle has worked in both public and private health sectors. She had been a clinical exercise therapist in private musculoskeletal rehabilitation clinics for over a decade before transitioning to the public health sector.
During her time in the public sector, she has served her community in the role as an exercise therapist for the chronic disease management, cardiac rehabilitation, and women's wellness programs. Michelle was a founding member of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Southeastern Saskatchewan.
Upon completion of her massage therapy diploma, Michelle owned and operated her own multidisciplinary health clinic for four years before moving back home to Saskatoon in 2018.
In her clinical massage practice, Michelle's interests include young adult hip pathologies, pre- and post-operative knee and hip replacement care, the management and treatment of frozen shoulder, migraine headaches, and chronic pain.
Michelle is a firm believer in the science of movement and manual therapy. She strives to educate and encourage all her clients to take an active approach to their recovery and incorporates her clinical lifestyle counselling skills in every treatment.
Michelle's practice motto has always been "doing what's right for you." She appreciates the psychology of change management, so she believes in working with her clients to meet them where they are and to support them throughout their health care journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.