Amanda has had a love for health and wellness for as long as she can remember. In 2014 she decided to pursue her own career in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. In 2016, she graduated from The Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is now in her fifth year of practice.
Amanda has a passion for treating women’s health and commonly sees patients for fertility concerns, IVF support, hormone regulation and pregnancy support. Amanda knows it is crucial to find the root cause of her patient’s concerns instead of giving them a bandaid solution.
In her spare time, Amanda loves to walk her dog, learn, and spend time with her family. You can find her at the gym or at home reading a book. Amanda is always continuing to expand her knowledge and is excited to bring you new additions to her discipline in the future.
Registered Massage Therapist
Amber is originally from Canmore, Alberta and moved to the Maritimes in 2009 to pursue her studies at Dalhousie University. She graduated from Dalhousie in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and Political Science. In 2019, Amber graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy with Honours.
Amber is passionate about health care advocacy and providing a safer space for her patients. She continuously strives to make her table, and the health care field, more inclusive and accessible. She has volunteered time with various sporting and wellness/mental health events and spent much of her studies focusing on injury rehabilitation, sports massage, and the assessment of dysfunction.
Amber’s massage treatments are customised to each patient but are known for being rhythmically soothing with medium and firm pressure. She loves blending the science of healing with the art of massage therapy into a transcending therapeutic treatment.
Marley has spent the last 7 years working within the health and fitness industry. She graduated in 2013 from Bishops University with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Psychology, then worked as a fitness instructor and nutrition coach before changing careers and attending Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and graduating in April of 2019.
After graduation Marley joined The Réseau des Massothérapeutes Professionnels du Québec (RMPQ) and practiced in Québec for 2 years, focusing on deep tissue massage and relaxation massage.
Now a member and in good standing with the Massage Therapist Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS), Marley is excited to bring her skills to The Dartmouth Wellness Collective.
Marley provides treatments ranging from deep tissue, sports massage, relaxation massage and pregnancy massage.
Doctor of Chiropractic, BScKin
Rachel is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She continued her education in Toronto at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Rachel was born and raised in Orangeville, Ontario where she was very involved in the athletic community, especially competitive hockey. This allowed her to be exposed to Chiropractic care which ended up helping immensely in her own athletic journey. Rachel continues to translate her love for sports into overall health and wellness. Her hobbies include hockey, yoga, snowboarding and running. Rachel remains very involved in the local gym communities and enjoys teaching various fitness and rehabilitation classes.
Rachel provides personalized manual care to patients of all ages, with an emphasis on biomechanics to optimize health and wellness. She believes in individualized patient care incorporating a variety of techniques that include manipulation, acupuncture, cupping, myofascial release, and gait analysis. She has a particular interest in treating pre and post-natal patients. She is an Ambassador for the GrowCo Rehabilitation community, which focuses on postpartum core and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
In her spare time, you’ll likely find her outside on an adventure with her puppy (Ziggy) exploring all that Nova Scotia has to offer. She is passionate about all things health and fitness related and enjoys incorporating an active lifestyle into her treatments.
Arlea is an Indigenous business owner and practitioner; she holds her culture and its teachings close in her work and throughout her daily life. She has always had a passion for health and wellness, helping people, and giving back to her community. In 2018 Arlea made the decision to pursue a part time career in Reflexology. She completed her training in November of 2018 and has been practicing for the past 3 years.
Arlea is also a trained Aromatherapist, having completed her training in March of 2020. Her practice has consisted of doing in home treatments, providing treatments to patients in hospital and working in a professional clinical setting. She has a passion and experience in treating women in all stages of maternity, pain relief, improving circulation, folks with identified trauma and PTSD, Indigenous
residential school survivors and their descendants, folks with anxiety and/or depression and seniors.
Reflexology focuses on reducing stress, improving circulation and helping to balance the body to bring it back to homeostasis. Arlea is a member in good standing with the Reflexology Association of Canada and sits as a current member at large of the National Board of Directors.