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.

Shelby Grise

Reiki & Readings

Shelby felt called to Reiki when she had the realization that the need to help people, did not fit into the regular boxes of western medicine. 
Shelby started her professional career as a healthcare provider, but could not ignore the feeling of not being able to help people in the way they needed. In hopes to bridge the gaps between holistic and western medicine and treat your mind-body-spirit as a whole. Seeing first hand how emotional trauma can lead to chronic pain, and limiting beliefs to mental instability. She has gained irreplaceable skills in helping people heal themselves and bring their soul back into flow. 

Using many different energy healing techniques, including Reiki.

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Olivia Prince

Registered Massage Therapy

Olivia has called Fort McMurray home since 2015 and after settling here decided to begin her new career path in Massage Therapy. She graduated Honours with Distinction from the 2200-hour program with Alberta College of Massage Therapy in June 2020. Olivia is thrilled to have fallen in love with her new career and after some experience is looking forward to continuing her journey.

Olivia has passion for learning and continuing her education. She is a forever student having also just attained her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate with Satya Yoga. 

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.

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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.  

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. 

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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.

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!

I always leave my appointments with Krystal relaxed, she's awesome! Really great atmosphere at Solluna Collective and I 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.