Bronwen is co-owner of Natural Path Wellness and a registered massage therapist with more than 12 years experience.
Bronwen has extensive experience in treating many different conditions including chronic pain, stress/anxiety induced symptoms, hip/pelvic pain and back pain, injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, fascial pain, headaches, migraines, surgical and injury scars, cancer survivors and offers pregnancy and breast massage and much more.
She also treats many clients for TMJD or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (pain in the jaw, face, ears), she considers TMJ treatments as one 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 11 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.
Paulette Weal is co-owner of Natural Path Wellness and also a registered massage therapist for the last 10 years.
Paulette's certifications and experience include treating various chronic pain conditions like TMJ 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.
R.Ac, dip.TCM, B.A.
Lisa received a three year diploma of Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Victoria, British Columbia, the oldest Chinese medicine school in Canada. Lisa completed her fourth year of study with high honors at Pacific Rim College, from which she received her diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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.
Working as an intern for 2 years in a busy clinic, Lisa successfully treated cases of chronic pain, gynecological disorders, 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.
And now Lisa is enthusiastic to be home in Nova Scotia and is looking forward to sharing her skills with her new clients at Natural Path Wellness.
R.Ac, dip.TCM, B.A.
Mhairi has been treating people of all ages as a registered massage therapist for over 18 years. 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).
Mhairi also brings osteopathic techniques and ideals to all of her massage therapy treatments which brings many benefits and a more diverse experience to her clients.
Mhairi is currently working Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dean was born and raised in South Africa.
And from a young age had a keen interest in Martial arts. He practiced the art of Kenjitsu and his Sensei master was the first person to introduce him to Traditional Chinese Medicine. He quickly became intrigued and started learning from his Sensei.
This curiosity led him to a college on the west coast of Canada on Vancouver Island. Where he studied the ancient art of Acupuncture and received his 3 year Diploma from the Pacific Rim College . Dean is a registered member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia (Atcmans).
Dean is experienced in Facial Rejuvenation, pain management and addiction to name a few. He uses a combination of Acupuncture, diet therapy, Tui Na, cupping techniques, Gua Sha and a human touch to treat his patients.
Meghan is a recent graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy . Her experience at CCMH has given her a wide range of training and skills that she is excited to bring to NPW, including deep tissue massage and myofascial release.
She prides herself on her active listening, and her ability to build strong relationships with her patients. Meghan believes in open communication and feels it is the key to helping her patients achieve their wellness goals.
Originally from Cape Breton, Meghan has been living in the HRM for 3 years. When she is not massaging, she enjoys cooking, playing piano, practising yoga, and spending time with her fiancé Darren and their dog Archie.
Emma graduated from the 2200 hour program at ICT Northumberland College and is registered with MTANS. She likes using deep pressure and myofascial release to help her clients feel better. Her confidence and accuracy allow her to target areas of dysfunction and provide relief to her clients.
Having suffered from postural dysfunction and soft tissue pain herself, Emma started practicing yoga in 2012. Her yoga practice helped build her understanding of how strengthening and stretching can improve quality of life by decreasing pain in the body. She combines yoga and pilates with her knowledge of anatomy to find gentle but effective home care exercises for every kind of body.
Emma has treated clients with postural dysfunction, muscle imbalance, whiplash, sprains, strains, nerve impingement, disc herniation, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, as well as pregnant clients. She hopes to broaden her knowledge of massage therapy with future courses focused in myofascial release, pelvic dysfunction, and TMJ work.