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OUR PRACTITIONERS

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Solluna Collective is a vibe of home, cozy, grounded, safe and calming energy. Our practitioners align with & represent rooted and grounded clarity, passion and contagious energy to help support others on their healing journey. Our space is rooted in community and connection, and we see this essence in our practitioners. We are proud of our practitioners and support them in their own growth as practitioners and humans walking their own journeys.

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Krystal Appleby

TCM Practitioner, Acupuncturist, Hypnotherapy/Psych-K

Krystal Appleby is a Registered Acupuncturist, TCM Practitioner, Intuitive Coach, and Hypnotherapist. She is committed to helping her clients remove blockages that prevent them from living to their full and optimal potential. Whether it’s healing physical concerns or fostering the mind-body-soul connection, Krystal has extensive experience and training in Acupuncture ranging from Sports Medicine Acupuncture to Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, as well as Continuing Education in hormone balancing, digestive health, fertility, and autoimmune conditions.

Stephanie Lilly

Registered Massage Therapy

Originally from Newfoundland, Stephanie has been in Fort McMurray for over 11 years. 
After spending a few years raising a young family, she has returned to her massage therapy roots.

Stephanie’s background has placed her in both clinical and spa settings. Encompassing all she has learned over the years, she takes a holistic approach to her treatments, tailoring each one to suit her individual client’s needs. Utilizing a variety of techniques, combined with home care, her goal is to help her clients achieve a healthy balance in their physical body.

When she is not treating you can most often find her in the outdoors with her family, studying herbal medicine, gardening or with a good book.

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Renee Hefferan

Reiki Practitioner

Solluna Manager

I’ve always felt pulled towards the alternative healing world and wanting to help others. From a  young age, I realized I wasn’t only very intune with my own energy, but to the energy of others around me - later to realize I was most definitely an empath. At first, I shied away from this natural skill but now, I’m learning to embrace it and use it to not only help myself but to help others as well.

My goal is to create a place where people can fully allow themselves to let go and feel safe enough to release any blockages that may be hindering their wellbeing. I work with Reiki Energy or ‘Life Force Energy’ to bring balance back to the body to promote a person's self-healing ability. When our energetic load gets too heavy, it can impact the flow of this life force energy. Reiki clears and opens up our energetic channels so that our life force energy can start to flow freely again.

Being a part of this amazing community, where I was born and raised, getting to bring my offerings to the people here, to create more connection, more space and more healing gives me so much joy.

When I'm not offering Reiki, you can find me behind the scenes at Solluna, teaching yoga in the community or outside in the beautiful trails of YMM! 
 

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Liz Whitcomb

Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner & Live Blood Cell Analysis

Liz graduated from the Edison Institute of Nutrition with First Class Honours. Liz started to get more interested in health and nutrition after discovering she was gluten intolerant and that feeling bloated, heavy and gassy after a meal wasn’t normal. She spend 3.5 years studying Holistic Nutrition, and in that time, was able to balance her weight (which was always yoyoing), balance her hormones (PMS is not normal) and get to a better place mentally. Her goal is to help clients get back to balance by helping them to discover a nutrition and lifestyle program that gives lasting results.

Mallory Read

CranioSacral Practitioner

Mallory is a CranioSacral Practitioner.  She would love to introduce you to the practice of CranioSacral Therapy & infuse her expertise she brings from Dental Hygiene into diving into head, neck & TMJ focus while keeping a versatile approach to the enormous scope of pain & imbalance that CranioSacral can address. 

Looking for a change and feeling a strong pull to shift direction from her traditional healthcare career is when CST presented itself.  It was actually on Krystal's treatment table just before Solluna was born where this knowing began.  A deep knowing is what it was from the moment she learned the words CranioSacral and it never left her side.  She watched as it continued to present itself in her life and it couldn't be ignored.  

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Yvonne Gilbert

Registered Massage Therapist

Yvonne moved from Northern BC to be closer to her grandson in Fort McMurray. After raising her 6 children, she dreamed of becoming a massage therapist. She started her education with her level 1 & 2 reiki course and then onto her massage therapy diploma here at Acmt. 

Yvonne has a deep desire to help people heal emotionally and physically. She specializes in therapeutic massage, as she enjoys helping people recover quicker and better from their injuries or ailments causing them grief. In addition, it is important to Yvonne that her clients do not feel pain during her massage therefore; creating a calming experience is a top priority. 

Carla Playford

Acupuncturist, TCM Practitioner

Was born and raised in fort mcmurray and has always been passionate about bringing natural sources of healing to her community. From a very young age she always knew she belonged in the alternative healing world. Right out of high school she moved to Edmonton and graduated from grant macewan university in 2009 with her diploma in holistic health. Learning about herbal medicine, reflexology, and acupressure ignited her interest and she knew it would only be the beginning. 
From there she earned 700 hours of training in yoga and yoga therapy. Going on to lead local classes and yoga retreats around Canada and Costa Rica.

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Dr. Melanie Garrett

Naturopathic Medicine, BHSc

Dr. Melanie Garrett, ND is trained in conventional medicine, chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine. She has an extensive background in neuropsychology & environmental medicine. With special interests in autism, ADHD, neuropsychiatric conditions & parasitology. 

Leah Foley

Registered Massage Therapist

In 2019 Leah graduated from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy Program at Academy Canada in St. John’s, NL. After passing her board exams Leah obtained membership to the Newfoundland & Labrador Massage Therapist’s Association and license from the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador. Leah began working at Topsail Road Massage Therapy Clinic in Mount Pearl, NL in late 2019. There she worked alongside and was mentored by some of Newfoundland’s most knowledgeable RMTs. Leah quickly began to grow her practice, helping many patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues.

Leah’s treatment style is specific, thorough and deliberate with a focus on medical based massage therapy. She takes pride in assessing her patients to get a better idea of their signs and symptoms. Leah is also into fitness and resistance training and encourages her patients to adopt a more active lifestyle. Providing homecare exercises to her patients will aid to prolong the benefits of a massage treatment and gives them the opportunity to be a part of their own recovery.

Leah enjoys the continual education aspect of her career, learning something new with each patient and completing post graduate training for modalities to use in treatment. Leah is certified in cupping therapy and is a certified Graston Technique Provider. Leah's primary areas of treatment include deep tissue, sports injuries, chronic pain, pre/post natal, and pediatrics. 

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Tara Graham

Reiki Practitioner

Tara was born and raised in Fort McMurray and very much calls it her home. Tara is an intuitive energy worker
who wears many hats with the purpose of leaving an impact, making a community, and helping others.
Tara is a certified practitioner in various modalities. She is a forever passionate student learning and growing with a desire to bridge the gap in your energetic, emotional, and physical health, giving you the knowledge and support to help you advocate for yourself. She believes in science AND energy and believes they can
and do co-exist. She can help you bring an energetic balance to your life both internally and externally using holistic and functional lifestyle remedies. She
prioritizes you being in control of your health. 

It's peaceful, clean, and fun. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable in their profession and I have good experiences every time I go. I'm seeking help for lower back and shoulder issues and within 2 visits I feel a lot better, positive, and learned techniques I can apply to help alleviate pain and stress between appointments. Highly recommend!

1st time here.. love the vibe here, the girls are so welcoming & friendly. It feels very warm and cozy here. Looking forward to the next visit.

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