Sandy Fenrich (Frew), Owner, Registered Massage Therapist
I can honestly say I am one of the few that love what I do.
I wish I could tell you that I was destined from the day I was born to be a Massage Therapist. That is not the case, it was simply through trial and error. I stumbled into this career, I started out working behind a desk after graduating from the Business Management Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. I quickly found out that was not the job I was meant to do day in and day out for the rest of my life. I give great credit to those who do. And now, I have the great pleasure of helping improve the health of those who suffer from the very common case of "computer syndrome", amongst a variety of other chronic conditions, postural dysfunctions, and muscular imbalances.
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
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Chronic functional constipation and diarrhea
- 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, 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.
Ally McConnell, Office Co-ordinator
I joined the team at Purity Health and Wellness in June 2020. The main thing that has always driven me in life is helping others, whether physically, mentally, or just putting a smile on someone's face. I am overjoyed to work with such a fantastic team that strives to better the health of others and work in an environment that radiates genuine warmth and care. I currently have my diploma in child and youth services and have gone through nursing school to become an LPN for the past year. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, binge-watching sitcoms and being at home or in the outdoors with my dogs. I can’t wait to see and meet all of you in the clinic.
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 Kinesiology. I hope to use my degree in Kinesiology one day to become a chiropractor. 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.
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!
Ksenia Pankratyeva, Office Co-ordinator
Bio coming soon!
Jen Thompson, Office Co-ordinator
Bio coming soon!