Brenna Bouchard R.Ac
Owner, Registered Acupuncturist
Reiki & S.I.T. Practitioner
Brenna first started in the health and fitness industry by graduating from the NAIT Personal Fitness Training program in 2011, and becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Association of Exercise Physiology, as well as a Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
After a several months of dealing with a stubborn sports injury, she sought out acupuncture treatment. She not only had great results with her injury, but also learned that acupuncture was effective for treating her headaches and PCOS symptoms as well. After experiencing such incredible results and pain relief, she decided that she wanted to have a greater impact on people’s health not only with fitness, but all facets of health through holistic health practices.
She enrolled in the Acupuncture Program at MacEwan University and graduated in 2016. She is now a Registered Acupuncturist through the College and Association of Acupuncture of Alberta.
Competitive sports and staying active have always been an integral part of her life, and Brenna is passionate about keeping both body and mind at optimal levels not only for performance, but for better quality of life and longevity.
Her philosophy is to encourage both mental and physical lifestyle changes and to promote healing by combining both traditional and modern techniques. She also feels that authenticity and a sense of humour are essential for effective treatment and long lasting results.
“Disease and injuries are serious, and can be quite physically, mentally and emotionally draining. Having a light-hearted and comforting feel while being treated by a knowledgeable, empathetic and authentic practitioner gives you a break from the stress and discomfort of disease. This nurtures more effective and sustainable results.”
Brenna’s areas of interest include:
- Acute or Chronic Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Psycho-emotional and Stress Management
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Gynecological Issues (PMS, painful periods)
Avery Daugela R.Ac
Holistic health and complimentary medicine have always been a passion for Avery as chronic health issues have been a prominent within her family. Interested in “anything BUT acupuncture” until one fateful day an acupuncturist gave her a simple treatment during her yoga training that dramatically changed her opinion. The sensation and experience were so profound that she signed up for acupuncture school at MacEwan University the following year.
Avery’s mission is to share the remarkable experience of acupuncture with as many people as possible. Whether it is your first or fiftieth time, her goal is to have every person walk out of her acupuncture room with the same amount of wonder and curiosity that she felt after her first treatment. Whether you are interested in complimentary medical practices, learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine, or simply want results, acupuncture is for you.
Avery has a special interest in fertility and reproductive health. From menarche to pregnancy to menopause acupuncture has lots to offer. Her fertility interests are not limited to gynecology and include the health and fertility of all genders.
Avery’s areas of interest include:
- Fertility and Reproductive Health
- Gynecological Issues
- Pain Management
- Sports Injuries
- Digestive Disorders
- Mental Health
- Sleep Disorders
- General Wellness
Cassandra Parton, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Cassandra has always been fascinated by the human body and how it operates. This curiosity along with the drive to provide a service that helps people feel their best is what initially landed her in the massage therapy program.
Cassandra graduated from a 2200 hour RMT program at Trillium College in Ontario and is registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.
She has a passion for providing quality treatments that are individually customized to clients in search of relaxation and relief of soft tissue pain & stress. She also loves helping clients improve sports performance, recovery & injuries.
She is passionate about education and is consistently learning about the body and different modalities that can be beneficial for her clients.
Cassandra’s goal for each treatment is for her clients to leave feeling better than when they walked in. She aims to decrease pain, tension and stress while promoting relaxation and increased range of motion. She strongly believes that self care is the key to maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle and hopes that her treatments will aid in her clients achieving that.
Cassandra’s areas of interest include:
- Relaxation and stress maintenance
- Therapeutic deep tissue
- Trigger point therapy
- Cupping therapy
- Tension headaches
- Sciatic pain & TOS
Ryan Guey R.Ac
From a young age, Ryan had a keen interest in health and fitness, which lead to the pursuit of a career helping others obtain a happier, healthier quality of life. He moved to Edmonton from small town Peace River to attend MacEwan University where, after studying sciences for two years, he successfully completed the three-year Acupuncture program.
He strongly believes in the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine system of healing designed to provide complete, holistic care. His focus when treating an individual is addressing the issue in its entirety – getting to the root of the problem, along with managing pain and other symptoms, is the key to rapidly achieving the desired results and goals of the patient.
Ryan has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. One of his greatest joys is seeing the excitement and happiness in a patient when they can get back to what they enjoy in life with minimal to no pain and optimal health.
He is continuously seeking out new techniques and education in order to refine his ability to treat and help patients achieve their desired state of health, both physical and mental, as quickly as possible.
Ryan’s areas of interest include:
- Muscular Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Acute and Chronic Pain
Lynne has been involved with children for most of her life, being an elementary school teacher for 32 years. Upon retiring in 2018, she knew that she wanted to embark on another career.
Lynne has been an active participant at the gym for many years, but as a result, she has many body related injuries. She has always sought out a more holistic approach to achieve pain relief, including massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, and physiotherapy.
A friend mentioned to her that Reflexology may be a good source of relaxation, and aid in pain relief. Upon taking the first year of retirement to relax, she enrolled in a Reflexology course at the Academy of Reflexology and Massage in Sherwood Park.
Upon completing her course in April of 2019, she opened up a home-based business, where she practiced until March of this year, until Covid-19 forced her to close. Due to Covid-19, she feels that it is the safest for her clients and herself, to practice in a more clinical environment, away from her family.
Lynne loves practicing Foot Reflexology because she enjoys seeing the overall feeling of relaxation, and well being that her clients have experience. Lynne also feels that she benefits from the treatments that she gives others herself, as she also feels more relaxed too.
The main benefits of Reflexology include:
- Relaxation of mind
- Better concentration
- Better sleep
- Improved digestion
- Increased circulation
- Boosted energy levels
Lauren was raised in the beach town of White Rock, BC. From a young age, she was drawn to the metaphysical world. Her journey with Reiki began after a car accident snapped her off a path of self destruction. This shift led to a more holistic approach to life, connecting her with yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
Lauren`s interests and joy of learning led her to a wide variety of alternative healing modalities that she enjoys incorporating into her healing sessions. She is always finding ways to deepen her practice through playfulness and inspiration from her mentors, her clients, the community and nature. Her goal is to empower her clients to connect with their mind, body and spirit.
Benefits of Reiki include
- Deep relaxation
- Relieve emotional stress
- Alleviate physical pain
- Improve overall well being
Amanda Knight R.Ac
Amanda is a Registered Acupuncturist who graduated from MacEwan University in June of 2019. Amanda has always had a deep interest in Alternative Health and Biomedical Health Sciences, spending much of her free time self-studying a variety of techniques. After a long successful career in IT services as a Senior IT Business Analyst, Amanda went back to school to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), studying Acupuncture and its related modalities at MacEwan University.
Triggered by health experiences observed in her own family, throughout her first career Amanda followed the effects of weather changes within herself, along with her colleagues and friends. In North America, both the subtle and drastic impact that snow, rain, wind, dryness, heat and cold have on people is generally less widely accepted. While training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Amanda fell in love with the knowledge base that is not only widely accepted but common practice among billions of people across the pond.
As an avid gardener, Amanda’s personal philosophy is to go play in the dirt. Connecting ones hands and feet to the earth will both ground the body and lift the soul. Incorporating elements of home grown herbs into the body play on the simplicity of TCM by adding the energetics of the plants to stream through the body’s meridians. The practice of Acupuncture with the incorporation of herbs, both accents and enhances our natural ability to balance our systems. Amanda has vested interest in continuing her education by learning the art of TCM herbal remedies.
Amanda has a special interest in digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances, with a keen interest in Thyroid disorders. Too often, individual’s with thyroid disease are medicated with lab work that fall’s ‘in range’ while their symptoms have not abated. Acupuncture has a remarkable power to help the body heal itself, thus warming and balancing the body thereby reducing symptoms.
Amanda’s areas of interest include:
- Digestive Disorders
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Thyroid Disease and Disorder
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Sleep Disorders