Brenna Bouchard R.Ac
Owner, Registered Acupuncturist
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)
Telina Chomey R.Ac
Telina has been around sports for the majority of her life, dealing with injuries, concussions and enhancing performance. This led to the pursuit of a degree in Physical Education, majoring in sports performance and focusing on the biomechanical nature of injuries and the return to play and healing of athletes after being injured. She has worked as a student athletic therapist for the Bears and Pandas Wrestling Teams and the Pandas hockey team.
After being introduced to the concept of holistic medicine, Telina was consumed with the idea of how acupuncture could be the perfect fit in elite sports to work alongside athletic therapists and doctors of sports medicine and enrolled at Grant MacEwan and earned her Acupuncture diploma and became registered in 2018.
She has become increasingly passionate about how acupuncture can not only help create a safer and more effective return to play after injury, but can also regulate emotions, increase self awareness, balance the body to strengthen areas of weakness, increase the body’s ability to ward off illness, promote a more ‘whole body’ healing and much more.
Telina’s areas of interests include:
- Sports injuries
- Sports performance
- Enhancing self awareness, focus and confidence
- Stress reduction
- Pain management
- Increasing immunity
- Whole body balancing
Alyssa McConnell RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
As a competitive cheerleader, Alyssa has had her struggles with sports injuries. At the end of her first season, she had an injury that stopped her from completing simple everyday activities. Unfortunately, she was advised that she didn’t need any rehabilitation treatments and the injury never fully recovered. When she started attending the massage therapy program at MacEwan, she realized just how beneficial massage and the proper care could be for someone struggling with an injury and everyday pain. Having experienced and learned the benefits first hand, she now has even more of a drive to help people recover from injuries, and get back to their old selves.
Alyssa’s treatment style is versatile and changes based on the needs of each individual. She uses a variety of techniques to help people suffering not only from sports related injuries, but the everyday aches and pains that can occur.
She is a Registered Massage Therapist with 2200 hours of training. She graduated from MacEwan University’s two year diploma program in June of 2015, and has been registered with the Remedial Massage Therapists Association since March of 2015.
Alyssa aims to educate clients on proper self-care between massages, with the goal of staying healthy and pain free in the long term. She believes regular massage and self-care are essential to maintain a healthy, pain free lifestyle.
Alyssa’s areas of interest include:
- Sports Injuries
- Tension Headaches
- Stress Management
- Whiplash Injuries
- Sports Performance
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Prenatal Massage
Kelly Wolf R.Ac*
Registered Acupuncturist*, Reiki Master, Sound Therapist
Kelly has been involved in sports for most of her life. She worked as a skydiving instructor and videographer for 28 years and in that time she earned a bachelor degree in Exercise Science and Physiology as well as earning her certification as a personal trainer.
In 2008, Kelly became physically debilitated after a low back surgery. With no hope of recovery, she turned to acupuncture and alternative medicine. She slowly improved and eventually travelled to a healing retreat in Peru with the Shipbipo Shaman. Her healing experience was profound and sparked a desire to learn more about alternative medicine.
After her return, Kelly became a Reiki Master Teacher and a Level 4 Acutonics Sound Therapy Practitioner. Kelly also has a passion for animals and has been treating horses, dogs and cats since 2012. To add to her list of modalities, she has also been trained in Medical Ozone Therapy. She graduated from the Acupuncture program at MacEwan University in 2017 and is currently awaiting her acupuncture license.
Kelly’s passion is to treat the “whole being” and nurture the connection between the body, mind and spirit. Her philosophy is to foster the limitless possibilities of healing and encourage a healthy lifestyle as we age.
Kelly’s areas of interest include:
- Chronic & Acute Pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Digestive Issues
- Gynecological Issues
- Sports Injuries
- Immune Related Issues
- Psycho-emotional Issues
Trisha Lakeman Student RMT
Student Massage Therapist
Trisha has been involved in sports for majority of her life. She has a very active lifestyle, and getting massages has always been important for her physically and mentally. For years, she struggled with tension headaches, anxiety and overuse injuries throughout her hockey career. This led her to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. Trisha is a student at MH Vicars School of Massage, and she will graduate from the 2200hr program in June 2020.
She is passionate about massage therapy, and loves how it can help the body not only physically, but emotionally as well. She promotes a healthy holistic lifestyle, and believes with the help of traditional and modern techniques, the body can function at its highest potential.
Trisha also aims to educate clients about post massage care to extend the therapeutic effect of her treatments, leading to an overall improved lifestyle and wellbeing.
Trisha’s areas of interest include:
- Therapeutic Massage
- Injury Recovery
- Tension Headaches
- Stress Management
- Relaxation Massage