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Purity Heath and Wellness - Meet our Practitioners

Sandy Fenrich (Frew), Owner, Registered Massage Therapist

(Prenatal)

 

Graduating with her Massage Therapy certification in 2006 Sandy has fully immersed herself into the health and wellness world. With continuous education in treating a multitude of chronic conditions; Sandy has found her passion in the power of rehabilitation. Considering herself to be a well balanced RMT with diverse techniques she is able to adapt to your comfort level and work within your body’s tolerance. However, her foundation of massage has always been therapeutic techniques with a slow steady deep connection to any muscle dysfunction that crosses her path.

Continuing her health and wellness journey Sandy became MACRO nutrition coach and also received her Personal Training Certification on the side. The science behind food and body mechanics has intrigued Sandy for years; with some down time during the pandemic she thought what better way to spend some time feeding into her nerdy side and adding to her knowledge.

Her passion for massage is undeniable and shows extensively in her treatments.

Dr. Michael Burns, Owner, Chiropractor

 

Dr. Michael Burns grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick where he attended the University of New Brunswick, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2008. Dr. Burns then moved Ontario to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in June 2012. While pursuing his degree at CMCC , Dr. Burns also completed the McMaster University’s medical acupuncture program and received training in Graston technique. He is certified in Functional Range Release, Kinesiotaping, IMS (intramuscular stimulation), ART (active release technique), and Graston.

Dr. Mikes’ approach to treatment focuses on the root of the problem- not only to alleviate the pain, but to ensure the injury is corrected long term. Often health care providers have one “tool” in their tool bag, often resulting in pain relief in some conditions but not others. Due to the wide range of skills and expertise Dr. Mike has, not only does he use the treatment which will best to alleviate the physical pain, but also to ensure the core of the injury is corrected.

 

Having been involved in sports his whole life, including playing baseball in the Canada Games in 2005, Dr. Burns has a special interest in treating and rehabilitating athletes. He has conducted numerous talks in the community regarding headaches and migraines and treats a significant number of elbow, knee, foot, ankle and wrists complaints daily. Due to his degree in Science in Kinesiology, Dr. Mike provides a well-rounded approach to healthcare, often treating muscles, joints and the nervous system together to get optimal results. In his free time he enjoys traveling and continues to play sports within the city.

 

If you have pain, Dr. Mike can help!

Cindy Tran, Naturopathic Doctor

 

Dr. Cindy is a licensed Naturopathic health care physician. She is a dedicated Naturopathic doctor with a broad scope of practice. Although her training is in Naturopathic medicine, she believes in combining traditional healing methods with the most recent and up to date scientific research.

Getting people motivated about their health is her passion and her goal is to make changes in the way people think about health and changing the health care paradigm. Her clinical focus is on pain management, stress management and hormonal health but she has been trained to treat a multitude of general health concerns.

She is currently accepting new patients. Please see services under Naturopathic care to see the treatments she offers. 

Vanessa Wilson, Registered Massage Therapist and Reiki

(Prenatal)

 

I've been practicing in the healing arts since 2001. I began my journey as a Registered Massage Therapist. Pursuing a natural ability and understanding for human conditions of suffering, stress, various aliments of the body and the ability to heal with the power of touch, stillness and compassion. In 2004, I took Traditional Thai massage in Thailand, expanding my understanding of the body and mind. This adventure evolved my perception of healing and the power of mindfulness. I practiced Traditional Thai massage for 8 years but I no longer practice the modality in its traditional form. My massage practice has been enlightening, transformative and I am forever grateful for this chance to serve my community. I've had a variety of experience/knowledge gained from practicing for 23 years, e.g., Motor Vehicle Accidents, Pre-post natal, sport and overuse injuries, arthritis and postural problems. The majority of my treatments focus on therapeutic/relaxation techniques, acupressure, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and elements of Thai massage.  Teaching yoga and Meditation for over a decade greatly assists my massage practice.  I am so pleased to be offering Reiki since 2020. 

Jocelyn McCaw, Registered Massage Therapist

(Prenatal)

 

I have completed a 3000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program through MaKami College. Currently a member of Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). I have trained in Myo-fascial release, PNF stretching, Prenatal massage, Deep Tissue, Cupping, and Neuromuscular Therapy. I love educating my clients and giving them the proper tools to maintain and continue a healthy lifestyle.

When I have extra time I enjoy training and running with my dog, Cache, and being outdoors regardless of the season.

Rosanna Flores, Registered Massage Therapist

(Hot Stone, Prenatal)

 

I was born in Venezuela and ever since I was a young girl, I have had a passion for helping others. I remember giving massages to my mother whenever her feet or legs were sore. One day I decided to pursue that passion and enrolled in the 3000 hour massage therapy program at Makami College in Edmonton, Alberta, and graduated in October 2016.

I'm a member of the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA) and I have trained in Myo-fascial release, PNF stretching, Prenatal massage, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Neuromuscular Therapy, Hot Stone and many more.

When I'm away from work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, Hot Yoga and traveling.

Kelli Zech, Registered Massage Therapist

(Cupping, Prenatal) ****Severe Lavender Allergy****

 

I have completed the 3000 hours of training from Makami College. I’m very passionate about helping people to achieve their goals in the healing process. I am a certified registered massage therapist with NHPC. My

specialties are therapeutic massage, deep tissue, cupping, GTO work and prenatal massage.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends and staying active. 

Beckie Junkins, Registered Massage Therapist

(Prenatal)

 

I completed a 3000 hour advanced clinical massage therapy program through Makami College. With my previous career in addictions and mental health, and my experience in a sports injury clinic I believe I have not only the knowledge, but understanding and compassion for my clients’ well being.

I aim to develop a sustainable treatment plan based on each client’s goals and needs, by helping them make adjustments within their work, play or physical stressors in daily life to better their overall wellness.

I specialize in TMJ massage, Trigger Point Therapy, PNF Stretching, Prenatal Massage, GTO work, and Deep Tissue treatments.

David Vadon, Registered Massage Therapist

David has a special interest in deep tissue, passive stretching and fascial release Massage Therapy techniques. David uses a variety of manual techniques to help release musculoskeletal knots, in return helping to reduce your pain symptoms and range of motion restrictions.

Davids approach in Massage Therapy is a combination of relaxation, therapeutic and deep tissue massage technique application.

When David is not massaging, he is spending his free time cooking or outdoors somewhere.

Patricia Dika, Registered Acupuncturist

Trish is a graduate from the MacEwan University Acupuncture program (CAA) and has been in practice since

2019. After graduation Trish has continued to expand her knowledge and techniques through continuing

education courses, including a 30 hour program in Tuina (therapeutic Chinese massage).

Trish is passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine and focuses her practice on holistic healing:

mind, body and spirit. She focuses on not only treating symptoms but also address the root of

disharmony and disease while getting to know you individually.

Trish has a special interest in women's health concerns. Many women suffer unnecessarily from

problems such as painful periods, symptoms of menopause, and postpartum difficulties.

Traditional Chinese Medicine can be very successful in helping alleviate any discomfort you are

experiencing with these and other concerns!

In her practice Trish incorporates a variety of modalities including:

- Tuina

- Fire cupping

- Wet/bleeding cupping

- Electro acupuncture

- Auricular/ear acupuncture

- Acutonics (activating acupoints with sound)

- Moxibustion and Guasha

Outside the OfficeTrish is a born and raised Edmontonian and has a special appreciation for the hidden beauty in our River Valley. When she is not in the clinic you can find her taking her dog for a long walk or spending time with her friends and family.​

Puqi (Amber) Dai, Registered Acupuncturist

Puqi’s journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine began in childhood. She was born premature and her grandfather, who is a herbalist and acupuncturist, started to work with increasing her immunity and digestive system. This included regulating her diet, acupressure and tuina.

As Puqi went into high school her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) increased and she started to read ancient Chinese Medical texts such as the Yellow Emperor Interior Classic, and Godden Mirror Of Medicine.

Before moving to Canada Puqi received a bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Guiyang, China and practiced for a few years, treating thousands of patients, in the top affiliated hospital of Guiyang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Puqi was working as an acupuncturist at downtown Monica Patt Acupuncture, now she’s moving to the south side of town. Her love for Traditional Chinese Medicine led her to enroll in the MacEwan Acupuncture program so she could continue to practice and bring traditional elements to her practice in a different culture. She is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAA). Her passion and experience have made her an excellent acupuncturist and herbal practitioner.

She has a special interest in treating pain by using both traditional acupuncture, and motor points;

 

- Digestive system diseases including:

- Acupuncture help with weight issue;

- Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis

- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) both constipation and diarrhea dominant

- Gastritis

- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

- Chronic functional constipation and diarrhea

- Hemorrhoids

- Gynecology: unexplained fertility, Irregular period, period pain;

- Japanese style cosmetic acupuncture and facial massage;

Anything modern medicine cannot treat properly you may find a chance here to get symptoms release with her. Her traditional techniques, passion and experience have made her an excellent acupuncturist and herbal practitioner.

Jerianne Hillestad, Registered Massage Therapist, Reflexologist and Reiki

 

My health and wellness career started at Purity Health & Wellness. I started as an office coordinator and grew very attached to the environment. It is my home away from home. This influenced me to take my Holistical Yoga Teacher Training and later pointed me in the direction of Touch for Health, Reflexology, Reiki and then Massage therapy.

I am a certified World Fusion Foot Reflexologist, this course was constructed to contain elements of reflexology from around the globe, places such as Europe, Egypt, Thai land, China and more. Bringing together many different techniques. I am passionate about reflexology and how it affects ones overall well-being. I have earned my first, second, and third degree reiki certifications, and continue to have a daily reiki practice, working towards my Reiki Master fourth degree teaching certification.
I received my Massage Therapy diploma July 2022 and I am passionate about massage therapy, I was the top student in my class, achieving honors. I can do orthopedic massage, relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage, pregnancy massage, and I have my certification for K- taping.
When I am not treating clients, I am a full time Mom and when I get the time I love to cook, bake, meditate, do yoga, hike, camp and ultimately try to spend as much time as I can in nature.

Brooke Weinrich, Registered Massage Therapist

(Prenatal)

Just getting started; I graduated from the 2200-hour massage therapy program at MacEwan University this past June of 2022. Having always felt drawn to a career in health and wellness with a desire to help and heal, I believe I have found my niche in massage therapy. I am trained in Swedish relaxation, therapeutic and deep tissue massage as well as myofascial release, PNF stretching, and trigger point therapy. I aim to provide a personalized and effective treatment by tailoring every session to my client’s individual health and wellness needs and goals. In addition, my highest priority is to provide a safe, comfortable, and inclusive space within my treatment room. When I am not working, I enjoy travelling to new places, being outside, and spending time with my friends, family, and kitties.

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Jodi Weisser, Registered Massage Therapist

(Prenatal, Hot Stone, Cupping)

 

Hi my name is Jodi I've been an RMT since 2016 when I graduated from MaKami college. I have training in relaxation, therapeutic, hot stone therapy, prenatal, cupping and Nero Muscular Therapy. I enjoy helping clients feel there best and pain free through my variety of skills. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, being out

in nature and doing yoga.

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Jason Keiller ,Registered Massage Therapist

(Hot Stones) 

Jason enjoys helping others reach their peak performance. He specializes in deep tissue massage
and trigger point therapy, and as a weight training enthusiast, can assist with stretching and
strengthening exercises to help you improve your posture, increase your range of motion and
reduce some of life’s tension.
He has two years of experience as a registered massage therapist, having graduated from
Makami College here in Edmonton, in 2022. Jason has also received certificates for Basic Life
Support, Medical First Responder and International Trauma and Life Support.
In addition to staying active in the gym, Jason enjoys playing ice and inline hockey, and is
available to help you reach your personal goals for a healthy body and mind.

Spencer Carless, Chiropractor

Dr. Spencer Carless grew up in Red Deer, Alberta where his interests in sports, physical fitness, and rehab all started. Dr. Spencer has seen the benefit of chiropractic care for many various injuries but the main one being a lumbar disc injury that took him out of physical activity for a while due to pain. Through rehab, education, and an individual-specific tailored approach he was able to have the best idea on how to live despite injury and still enjoy doing the things he loves to do, rather than wait until the pain subsides. This guides how Dr. Spencer treats his patients and their rehab journey. Having an injury does not mean stop doing the things we love, rather alter the way we do those things so that we can slowly build back up to doing it at 110%! His approach entails treating you as a unique individual and not just an injury. Having worked as a strength and conditioning coach previously Dr. Spencer recognizes the importance of exercise and movement in reaching your pain-free goals faster. Dr. Spencer also uses spinal and extremity manipulation, manual release therapy, Neuro mobilization, injury management education, vestibular repositioning, and more along with patient specific strengthening exercises to get you out of pain and then one step further, so it doesn’t come back.

Dr. Spencer was a collegiate volleyball player at Concordia University of Edmonton and continued to coach with the Men’s volleyball program at Concordia until 2018. Dr. Spencer later transferred and currently holds a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta and a BSc in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon. Dr. Spencer graduated from UWS in 2022.

Come see Dr. Spencer to get moving better!

Stephen McPhee, Manual Osteopath

 

While pursuing his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Alberta, and competing as an

injury prone track and field athlete, Stephen learned the importance of therapy in his life. He

noticed it wasn’t just for the benefit of performance, but firstly for benefit of ones health. Fast

forward to coaching in the same sport, Stephen wanted to be able to implement real time therapy

alongside their training sessions. He thus began his education in Manual Osteopathy at the

National Manual Osteopathic College and has been practicing since 2017.

After graduating Stephen has taken further education in visceral manipulation (VM1, VM2,

VM4), craniosacral therapy (CS1, CS2), Functional Movement Screen (FMS1), Selective

Functional Movement Assessment ( SFMA1, SFMA2), Total Body Balancing (TBB1, TBB2,

TBB3), Lymphatic Balancing (TBLB1), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT1, NKT2), and Kinesio

Taping (KT1, KT2, KT3).

 

A session with Stephen will typically be a head to toe assessment, breaking down posture and

movement patterns, and getting an overall map of the tension that is currently existing in your

body. Sensorimotor testing is used to ask your body to identify the main structural stressors that

are contributing to your pain or discomfort ( the area identified sometimes quite distant from is

ailing you). This helps us determine if we need specific treatment to an area of your body or if

we will generalize our treatment to a broader region. Treatment can be quite varied depending on

wether we find the issue to be muscle, bone, joint, nerve, vascular or fluid dynamics, and the

type of adaptation these tissues are in. Finally, you will typically have some post treatment care

to do that continues the therapeutic affects of our treatment after you leave the clinic.

In his spare time, Stephen is usually working on the never ending renovations on his house or

learning to skateboard.When you’re not thinking about what holds you back,

you’ll begin to know what pulls you forward.



Korall Hurtubise, Office Manager

I am super excited to be able to be apart of your healing journey. I am currently in University and doing it online through the United States. I am working towards my Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. I hope to use my degree in Health Promotion after my degree. When I am not at work, I am usually busy catching up on my studies. I am a big outdoorsy person and enjoy being out at my cabin or helping around my boyfriends farm.

Kassandra Nyenhuis, Office Co-ordinator

 

I joined the team at Purity Health and Wellness August of 2022. I am fascinated by how the mind and body interact in the healing process. This in turn has inspired me to get degrees in Psychology. I'm currently working on my BA at Concordia for a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology. I hope to continue and get my MA, PhD, and PsyD for a career in research. For now I am super excited to meet everyone and help people get what they need to heal.

 

 

 

Amber McClintock, Office Co-ordinator

 

I re-joined the team at Purity Heath & Wellness in 2019. It was a great place the first time (2015) and it's even better now! I love working in such a fun environment surrounded by friendly people. It brings me great joy to welcome clients and make sure they have a positive experience at the clinic. When I'm not at work I'm usually hanging out with my husband & my cat, binge watching a new show, playing board games with friends or watching F1 racing! I look forward to seeing you all in the clinic!

Carly Mitchell, Office Co-ordinator

Bio coming soon!

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