The original house was built in 1942 and it was owned by Norman and Gladys Fletcher. It was built with the help from relatives and the community, when only 191 people lived in Airdrie.
“I saw how the power of touch was so special. It was so incredible, so healing - mentally, physically and spiritually.”
relax. Refresh. Reconnect.
Every summer I would spend a couple of weeks with my oldest sister who lived up north. She is 15 years older than me and had Rheumatoid Arthritis in both hips from when she was a child. She was “that” kid that walked funny at school. I would help her around her house and help out at her businesses. The summer I was 12 years old she took me to receive my first EVER massage, my first reflexology treatment and bought me my first pair of Birkenstock sandals. She swore by her massages and how much better they made her feel.
She was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24. Massage helped her get through her chemo and radiation treatments. She was in remission for 2 years, then came a double hip replacement only 8 days apart. Massage helped her recovery in a big way. Believe it or not then she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Many chemo treatments and operations to remove more and more lumps were to follow. Massage again helped her to feel better among all of this. She eventually lost her battle with Cancer at the age of 31, I was only 15.
I saw how the power of touch was so special. It was so incredible, so healing - mentally, physically and spiritually. Helping others came naturally to me so it seems fitting that I have built a business around that. As At Dawn Massage grew and was helping more and more to the point that I grew out of my home and needed to move into a bigger space. Hence how At Dawn Wellness came to be.
mind. body. soul.
People Behind It
RMT Dawnie McElligott
Started in 2005 in the school of NIMT (Northern Insititute of Massage Therapy) based out of Red Deer at the time. Certified in relaxation, Theraputic, Cancer, Cupping, Craniosacral 1, CS2, SER1 and Pre and Post natal.
Dawnie is married to her wonderful husband BJ and has 3 amazing children, Delia, Darien and Christian. During the winter months, you will find Dawnie in the arenas watching her kids play hockey. In the spring, summer and fall months she is trying to get to their trailer at the Shuswap.
Where to find us
520, 1st avenue
Just relax, I’ve got your back! (and legs, and arms, shoulders, hands, and feet.
– At Dawn Wellness