Therapists

Bronwen Trim-MacDonald

RMT/Owner

Bronwen is co-owner of Natural Path Wellness and a registered massage therapist with 13 years experience.

Bronwen has extensive experience in treating many different conditions including chronic pain, stress/anxiety induced symptoms,  injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, fascial pain, headaches, migraines, surgical and injury scars, cancer patients/survivors and offers pregnancy and breast massage and much more.

She also treats many clients for pelvic pain and dysfunction and TMJD or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (pain in the jaw, face, ears), she considers these treatments as some of her specialties and has great success resolving ongoing issues in this area.

Along with Swedish massage, Bronwen is a practitioner of massage cupping, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Active Release Therapy. She has also completed a certification in Pediatric Massage (CPMT). As a mother of an active 12 year old, who has loved massage since infancy, Bronwen loves to include young clients in our practice and welcomes questions from parents any time.

Bronwen graduated from the 2200 hour massage therapy program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, with honours, in 2004 and is a member of MTANS. She currently sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Bronwen Trim-MacDonald

Bronwen Trim-MacDonald

RMT/Owner

Paulette Weal

RMT/Owner

Paulette Weal is co-owner of Natural Path Wellness and also a registered massage therapist for the last 12 years.

Paulette's certifications and experience include treating various chronic pain conditions like TMJ Disorder, chronic pelvic pain and disorder, Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disc Disease and Osteoarthritis. She also has extensive experience working with motor vehicle accident victims, various neurological conditions, pregnancy massage, sports massage and remedial exercise. She practices Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and Active Release Therapy.

The experiences that led Paulette to take electives in Personal Training and Sports massage, most importantly, being a figure skater and being a mother of two very successful gymnasts.

Both daughters competed at the national level and her eldest has worked as an acrobatic artist performing with Cirque Du Soleil and her youngest is a successful highland dancer. Paulette has gained invaluable experience, both as a mother and a massage therapist, through the experiences of her daughter's athletic journeys.

Paulette also freely shares her personal experiences with Celiac Disease with her clients. Because of her background in health care and motivation to discover as much as possible about celiac disease and the best ways to live with it Paulette has a wealth of knowledge and resources to share.

Paulette graduated from the 2200 hour massage therapy program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and is a member of MTANS.

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Paulette Weal

Paulette Weal

RMT/Owner

Lisa Gallant

R.Ac, dip.TCM, B.A.

Lisa has been an acupuncturist for 6 years, receiving a three year diploma of Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC, the oldest Chinese medicine school in Canada. Lisa completed her fourth year of study with high honours at Pacific Rim College, from which she received her diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2011.

Lisa became a certified practitioner after successfully completing the British Columbia board exams. She is now a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncture.

Prior to her studies of Chinese Medicine, Lisa obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Passionate about health, Lisa worked in the health care field as a support worker for physical and mental health. She also spent time traveling and living in Europe, and teaching in South Korea.

Lisa believes in treating each person holistically and according to their own constitution and has seen amazing results in doing so.

Lisa successfully treated cases of chronic pain, gynecological disorders including infertility, digestive disorders, and insomnia, among many other health issues. She uses a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet therapy, tui na massage, cupping therapy, gua sha and electro-stimulation to treat her patients.

Lisa is known as being personable, compassionate and thorough, always taking the time to get to know her patients and develop a treatment plan tailored to each specific case.

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Lisa Gallant

Lisa Gallant

R.Ac, dip.TCM, B.A.

Mhairi Fyfe

Manual Osteopathic Practitioner

Mhairi is a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner and an RMT. She had been treating people of all ages as a registered massage therapist for over 20 years and has moved happily onward to focus her considerable knowledge and skills on manual osteopathy.

Her gentle approach and precise palpation have helped many clients recover from all kinds of musculo-skeletal injuries and stress-related conditions. She has finished 5 years of training in manual osteopathy with the Canadian College of Osteopathy and is a D.O.M.P. (manual osteopathic practitioner). She is a member in good standing of the OAO and the NSAO.

Mhairi is currently working Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She no longer sees clients for massage therapy treatments.

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Mhairi Fyfe

Mhairi Fyfe

Manual Osteopathic Practitioner

Laura Sutcliffe

RMT

Laura is a Registered Massage Therapist with 8 years of experience, in addition to an extensive background in dance and movement.

Laura has provided excellent care to a wide variety of clients over the years, supporting elite athletes, circus artists, dancers, pregnant women, seniors, desk workers and everyone in between. She has supported her clients through frustrating and painful conditions, empowering them with the tools and knowledge for effective home care and practical lifestyle changes.

Laura is a massage therapist known for her deep-tissue work, however, her well-rounded education also includes Swedish massage, myofascial release, triggerpoint therapy, joint mobilization and more. She has sought out further training in various self-care methods, magnesium oil massage, Indian head massage, jade stone massage and advanced deep-tissue techniques. Laura has found frequent success in treating stress, headaches, chronic back/neck pain due to postural imbalances, plantar fasciitis, whiplash, and athletic injuries; as well as managing Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and other chronic pain syndromes.

Laura’s interest in health and anatomy bloomed from her love of dance. Following this passion took her to Toronto where she studied dance intensely, becoming a popular instructor and performer. She began studying massage therapy at the renowned Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching ­Clinic’s 2200 hour program in Toronto, graduating in 2009 as Valedictorian. Laura successfully completed the Ontario board exams and began her practice as a member of the elite team at ProCare Rehab led by Karen Orlando, one of the top physiotherapists in Canada and a vital member of the Olympic and Paralympic medical team.

In 2011 Laura moved home to Halifax and opened Serpentine Studios, where she currently leads weekly dance and therapeutic exercise classes as well as performing regularly in the Maritimes and abroad. A member of MTANS, Laura has recently moved her practice to Dartmouth, where she now lives with her husband and baby boy.

Laura is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Laura Sutcliffe

Laura Sutcliffe

RMT

Lisa Arthur

RMT

Lisa is a massage therapist with a calming and healing energy. She is skillful in myofascial release, deep tissue massage and trigger point release, and is also certified in cupping massage and Reiki. In the near future, Lisa looks to pursue courses in jade stone massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy to coincide with her massage treatments!

Lisa is an animal lover and a fur-mom to a goofy, goldendoodle named Scout and a cuddly Siamese cat named Gabriel Mario Eduardo Sanchez, or Gabe for short. She loves hanging out with her fur-babies and loves to spoil them.

Lisa is an honours graduate of a 2200 hour massage therapy program at CCMH, 2018 and is a member of MTANS. She has weekend and evening appointments available as well as day time.

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Lisa Arthur

Lisa Arthur

RMT

Shannon Kroetch

RMT, RYT

Shannon is a massage therapist and yoga/meditation instructor, her treatments involve deep breathing, visual meditation for pain and stress relief, and education through movement to help you manage your pain individually. Shannon is very goal focused in her treatments in order to give you the relief you need, and strives to deliver a holistic approach to healing.

Shannon has experience in pre-natal and postpartum massage and sports, and arthritis massage. Additionally, she has experience treating a variety of conditions including myofascial pain, chronic pain, symptoms of stress and anxiety, TMJD (pain in the jaw), and much more. She has plans to complete her Level 1 Reiki, John Corey's TMJD Mastery Course, and Cupping Massage certifications within the first year of her practice.

Complementing her massage and yoga education, Shannon has extensive experience working with individuals who cope with ADD/ADHD and who are on the autism spectrum. With the goal of decreasing levels of stress and hyperactivity in mind, Shannon is interested in exploring the benefits of massage therapy and yogic practices to help optimize their personal quality of life and happiness.

Shannon graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018, and graduated from the Alberta Yoga College in 2016 with a 200 hour instructing course and Yoga Alliance certification.

Shannon has weekend and evening appointments available as well as day time.

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Shannon Kroetch

Shannon Kroetch

RMT, RYT