Elizabeth has been serving the Bow Valley for over 12 years, helping people overcome injury and pain, and helping them to manage chronic conditions.
Elizabeth believes that by design our bodies are self healing; sometimes it needs a helping hand, or two, to return to optimal health.
In addition to massage therapy for acupuncture soft tissue injury treatments and post surgical rehab work, she is a certified CranioSacaral Therapist. Her clients have ranged from new borns in hospital to elite athletes and everyone in between.
She is trained in sport massage, pre and post natal work, myofascial release techniques, trigger point and deep tissue, PNF, and lymphatic drainage. She is passionate about helping people and continues to pursue advanced education to better serve her clients.
Dr. Melanie has been serving the Bow Valley at Cafe of Life Chiropractic for more than a decade. She believes that dysfunction or negative symptoms in the body is its way of asking you help it heal - a call to action to achieve wholeness, and therefore wellness.
The state of the nervous system literally controls our connection between the mental, physical and spiritual levels. When the nervous system works optimally and the spine is aligned, we experience true health on all levels.
Helping you to reach your maximum potential for balanced health is Dr. Melanie's passion!
“We are all meant to shine…”
~ Marianne Williamson
At the heart of Barb’s approach to counselling are two long-held beliefs: that we are, indeed, all meant to shine, and that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is key.
Barb has over 15 years of experience as a Registered Psychologist, crisis response consultant and meditation teacher. She offers a holistic, strength-based approach to the psychological treatment of stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, life transitions, grief and loss.
Barb draws upon a wide variety of psychotherapeutic methods, including: Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Existential, Transpersonal and Relaxation Training to support clients in their psychological, emotional and spiritual transformation.
Heather has truly embraced the meaning of Koru with the work she does within her practice. Once the body has harmony and balance through one or all of the following modalities – Massage, NKT and Pilates – it becomes stronger, giving it new life and peace from injury. This allows the quality of your life to grow as you become more active. Move stronger. Play longer.
Heather has 25 years of massage experience and has been a NKT practitioner for 3 years. She has embraced the meaning of Koru and opened a studio in, Canmore, AB that offers Neurokinetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Pilates and Personal Training helping you to move stronger in order to play longer.
She has worked throughout her 25 years in Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Fitness facilities treating everything from MVA’s to repetitive use injuries and the weekend warrior to Olympic athletes. Along with her massage experience, she has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years with a passion for teaching TRX and Pilates (Stott trained). Heathers latest skill is NKT Level 2 certified and Level 3 completed making her a triple threat in the industry. She takes pride in her practice and has extreme passion and drive to help her clients achieve their goals of healing and fitness.
Heather looks forward to helping you overcome and prevent chronic pain and injury at Koru.
I am 30 years old and moved to Alberta 4 years ago with my helicopter pilot husband. We fell in love with the mountains and active lifestyles and never looked back. I’ve always had a passion for helping others and having the opportunity to work as a psychologist in Canmore was something I could only dream of.
I want to help people become the best versions of themselves while living in the Rocky Mountain of Alberta!
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I've always been drawn to customer service as a profession, in both the food and beauty industries. Personally suffering from dietary restrictions, I try to stay away from products and processes that aren't completely natural. Finding Body Sugaring has made a significant difference in my life! I love to empower women to feel strong and confident. I am excited to welcome you and accompany you on your journey in Canmore.
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Bowen is a gentle, hands-on therapy that works with the body's fascia to reduce or relieve pain.
As a practising RN for the last 30 years and being a community case manager for the last 17 years, I have noticed that there are those in the community who sometimes require more attention than the public system can provide. My wish is to support those in the community with their health issues before they become a crisis
and to do this I offer the following services:
Assessment of your health needs in context of your individual life situation with the promotion and adaptation of healthy life choices.
Education about disease prevention through promoting adaptation of healthy life choices.
Provide anxiety reduction, energy management, systems balancing, and sleep enhancement using Bowen Therapy.
I utilize a blend of Energy Work, Sound Healing, Intuitive Consulting, and gentle Somatic movement practices to assist you in moving forward on your journey to optimal health for the mind, body, spirit and soul.
Each session is unique. We begin with a consultation and a diagnosis of the health of your energetic system, then I will use any combination of Reiki, Acupressure, Sound Healing (with various tools, including quartz crystal singing bowls), Breath Work, and Crystal Energy Healing (laying-on-of-stones, crystal grids, massage).
Danielle Leigh is a certified Yoga, Dance & Pilates Instructor, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Sound Healing Practitioner and Shamanic Healing Practitioner. She has been teaching and practicing movement and energy medicine for more than 20 years. Raised in a Metis family, she has been trained in the ways of traditional energy healing since she was a child. She continues to learn with her beloved teachers in the Peruvian Shamanic Tradition, Embodied Shamanism, Dream Work, Subtle Activism and Sacred Activism.
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Meet Joissy (Joy-See)! Joissy founded Glow.by.Joy in May 2019 and has been practicing Teeth whitening, Eyelash Lifts and Henna Brows since 2018. She is incredibly passionate about the beauty industry, empowering women to become their own boss and supporting small and local businesses. She is certified as a Teeth Whitening Technician with Beautiful Bright Smile and double certified with Dreamlash Academy and The Perfect Feather for Eyelash Lifts and Henna Brows. Joissy also offers Threading, Sugaring and Microneedling! Joissy is originally from Montreal, QC she moved to Canmore, AB in 2016. She has a contagious laugh and a hippy heart. Joissy is thrilled to be working in this dynamic community. She looks forward to meeting you soon!
My passion and key strength is working collaboratively with you as I follow a client centered approach. My philosophy is that you are the expert on yourself, and that you deserve to live a full, productive and meaningful life. Your comfort and safety are paramount in achieving the results that you want and my focus is on creating a warm, empathetic, caring and safe environment for our sessions. I have extensive experience in treating a diverse range of clients on a variety of issues such as anxiety, phobia, stress, depression, trauma and life transition. I also have significant experience as a couples and family therapist specializing in relationship and parenting issues. I’m looking forward to helping you achieve your full potential in life!
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403 680 5571 or email:
Dr. Joseph Ripperger has practiced Psychiatric medicine since 1993 and is in private practice in Norman, Oklahoma and Canmore, Alberta. His special clinical interest in mood disorders.
He is the recipient of the 1994 and 2000National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) - Oklahoma Professional Award. The Consumer Research Council of America named him as one of America’s Top Psychiatrists 2003-2010. He is a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University and has lectured widely on psychiatric disorders.
To see Dr. Ripperber, please contact your family doctor for a referral. Dr. Ripperger does not accept walk-in patients.
My name is Genevieve, and I know first hand how important it is for all of us to maintain our mobility. As a registered nurse and fascial stretch mobility therapist, I have witnessed many of my clients return to pain free movement and even return to sports and activities they love.
At the age of 33 I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. This was after years of enduring chronic, debilitating pain and steadily decreasing mobility. I could barely walk - in fact, for years I could only walk with the support of crutches. I tried every physical therapy I found, looking for pain relief and a return to function.
And then I found Fascial Stretch Therapy. After only 5 sessions of FST I was not only walking, but climbing mountains again. It gave me back my life.
Fast forward five years, I have had two major hip surgeries (one complete replacement and one reconstruction) and now I have an even greater passion for helping others achieve a pain free lifestyle. Fascial stretch therapy is an innovative approach that works on body's fascial network to restore function and range of motion, which reduces (and sometimes eliminates) pain. Come and experience for yourself how FST sets you free!
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Where Head and Heart Meet
I bring to every client an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and biomechanics, not to mention the intricate physiology happening underneath the skin This is inherent to effectively working on the body, addressing the needs of every individual client on any given day.
Techniques used will combine more traditional soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilisations and passive movements of the limbs to achieve greater fluidity of movement of the body. Integrated into these are the more intuitive therapies of shiatsu and most recently craniosacral therapy. ( my studies of the latter are only in their infancy but will be expanded over the coming months)
To every client I also bring my silicon cups and a small selection of essential oils to be used according to the wishes of the client, and as is appropriate for them.
Every human being is different, and every human body is different. No two treatments are exactly the same.
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Brenda is a Registered Podologist (Bach. Science in Podology) with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners. She has over 20 years experience in footcare – specialising in both diabetic and senior foot-care. Additionally, she also treats callouses, corns, cracks, ingrown toenails, thickened nails and fungus.
She is passionate about the prevention of diabetic issues and gives people the tools and knowledge to ensure healthy, pain-free feet. She helps her clients improve their quality of life every day by improving motility and reducing pain.
Brenda also carries Voxxlife Wellness Products to assist you in the maintenance of your foot health - improving circulation and neurological feedback to optimize foot health.
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Margaret is a long-time resident of the Bow Valley. In her first career, she taught French immersion in Montreal and Canmore. Now, she has taken early retirement to follow her other passion and completed a Master’s Degree of Psychotherapy and Spirituality, with a practice focus upon helping people manage grief and loss.
Grief and loss are inevitable in life. Margaret will help you learn to live with grief in a healthful manner. She provides techniques to deal with anxiety, cope with the pain, and to find ways to mourn.
Margaret companions her clients through the grieving process. Together with her clients, they define the type of loss, determine the factors that make the loss unique, assess coping strategies and list available resources. Then they explore the physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual responses to the loss.
Counselling is soul work. Counselling as soul work enables clients to return to and/or redefine their core beliefs. Core beliefs, aligned with a person’s true self, contribute to a life lived with meaning and purpose.
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(Counselling is available in English or French)
Functional Medicine based Health and Nutrition Coach
I am a holistically minded Nurse with 15yrs nursing background. I started my practice in various acute care hospital settings, health promotion and public health. My interest in health promotion lead me to a Masters in Public Health, where I went on to teach university nursing students and then to working in international Health and Development in the amazing country of Papua New Guinea
After taking a break having children, I found Functional Medicine and went on to immerse myself in understanding the body from an integrative perspective. I now use the functional medicine approach to find the ‘root cause’ of chronic health conditions
I book shorter targeted appointments to work on your specific goals around nutrition & lifestyle, and to help navigate you through the wealth of information out there on diet, lifestyle and supplements. I also book longer functional medicine appointments to dive deeper into your overall picture of health, examining your unique health history; including environment, lifestyle & underlying factors. Then work with you to develop a health-enhancing plan to restore wellness.
Emphasis is put on nutrition. Using food as medicine.