Our Practitioners

 

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

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.

On a path to obtain an Engineering degree, Krystal felt out of alignment with her purpose and decided to change course, feeling a pull towards Traditional Chinese Medicine. Krystal attended the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta graduating in 2017. After which, she continued building on the foundations of Acupuncture and TCM as an intern in a Hospital in Hangzhou, China.

Through her Acupuncture practice she focuses on addressing and shifting the root blockages standing between her clients and their goals. Krystal integrates Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and its many modalities, along with Intuitive Coaching strategies to uncover traumas, emotions, and limiting beliefs often held and trapped in the body. These blockages can manifest in various forms such as pain, fertility stress, anxiety, overwhelm, digestive upset, or chronic disease and immune suppression. Always expanding and exploring, Krystal has shifted her practice from mainly Sports Medicine Acupuncture to include Esoteric and Balance Method Acupuncture which focuses on expanding consciousness and balancing energy disturbances that impact the mind, body, and soul.

Krystal’s uses her intuition, clinical experience, and education to empower you to ignite your own intuition and create a healthy relationship with your body allowing you to live life to the fullest!
 

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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.

On a path to obtain an Engineering degree, Krystal felt out of alignment with her purpose and decided to change course, feeling a pull towards Traditional Chinese Medicine. Krystal attended the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta graduating in 2017. After which, she continued building on the foundations of Acupuncture and TCM as an intern in a Hospital in Hangzhou, China.

Through her Acupuncture practice she focuses on addressing and shifting the root blockages standing between her clients and their goals. Krystal integrates Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and its many modalities, along with Intuitive Coaching strategies to uncover traumas, emotions, and limiting beliefs often held and trapped in the body. These blockages can manifest in various forms such as pain, fertility stress, anxiety, overwhelm, digestive upset, or chronic disease and immune suppression. Always expanding and exploring, Krystal has shifted her practice from mainly Sports Medicine Acupuncture to include Esoteric and Balance Method Acupuncture which focuses on expanding consciousness and balancing energy disturbances that impact the mind, body, and soul.

Krystal’s uses her intuition, clinical experience, and education to empower you to ignite your own intuition and create a healthy relationship with your body allowing you to live life to the fullest!
 

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Krystal Appleby

TCM Practitioner, Acupuncturist, Hypnotherapy/Psych-K

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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, guided meditations, the subtle energies and elements, chakra balancing, chord dissolving, oracle cards, crystal healing. Shelby lets her intuition and connection to spirit, guide her during her sessions, to hold space, send love and act as a catalyst in your healing journey. 

Shelby completed her Reiki levels 1, 2, 3 and Master teacher training and as that energy began integrating with her own, her psychic gifts grew as she began healing herself, family and friends. She gained irreplaceable skills, and turned this passion and lifestyle into her own business. Now, being called to be of service for those in the community of Fort McMurray, to bring forth the healing that is within you. 

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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. In addition to presently completing the Bachelor of Health Science program with Queen’s University. She always looking for new courses to enhance her RMT practice. She uses a wide range of techniques including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Assisted Stretching, Cupping, Deep Tissue, and Swedish Massage. Her treatments focus on a balance between therapeutic massage and relaxation to help facilitate the healing process. 

She brings experience and knowledge from her previous kinesiology education and lifelong passion for health and wellness, including her deep love of yoga. She uses these tools to educate her clients in self-care, helping them to be an active participant in their healing process and continued recovery. Whether you require treatment for an injury, ongoing issues, pain management, or stress – She is here for you.
 

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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. Liz believes everyone is unique, and there is no one size fits all approach. No cookie-cutter diets here. All recommendations are built on individual needs and include nutrition, lifestyle, environmental and personal goals so that you can live your happiest, healthiest, most balanced life.

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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.  

She will use gentle manual techniques to improve the flow and rhythm of fluid in and around the central nervous system which will release tension deep in the body allowing the entire body to relax and self correct.  CST involves facilitating the body’s own natural capacity when trauma(both physical/emotional) or dis-ease processes become overwhelming for the system. 

Mallory’s main focus in her professional and personal life is preventative health and optimal wellness.  She is passionate about the mind-body connection and trusting that no one system ever functions alone.  She feels that’s where we often get lost.  What if our goal was giving the body the right conditions to self correct instead of digging for a diagnosis?  The quieter we become as we shift into stillness, the more we are able to hear.  
 
Come grow with her.  As her knowledge deepens the treatment will shift, deepen and expand. 

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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. In her teaching career she focused on self love, self awareness and reconnecting body, mind and soul. After 7 years of leading yoga practice she was ready for a new adventure and decided to attend the Alberta college of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Passion was ignited once again as she witnessed people heal from Chronic pain, insomnia, digestive problems, anxiety, depression and so much more. She is so grateful to practice and learn a craft that assists people in their healing journey. 

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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. 

Many people would describe Yvonne as compassionate, calm and giving. If not at Solluna, you can find her outdoors running or biking, taking the 5am class at Oxygen yoga or chasing her grandson Everett.

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