This new facility will allow us to help more people in the community in more ways.

Dawnie McElligott, Owner

Time to heal

Heal

We are a team of healing professionals in Airdrie, Alberta, and we focus on providing a high-quality approach to your wellness needs. Our knowledge and expertise will help with your rehabilitation and maintenance needs. Community is part of our wellness, so we stay connected by supporting and uplifting our community as much as possible.

mind. body. soul.

Massage

Massage has benefits beyond just feeling amazing. Massage helps to increase blood flow, and the oxygen metabolism in our muscles; as well as supporting immune function and mental health. Your massage doesn’t always have to be deep to be beneficial, and sometimes a little pampering is just what the doctor ordered. For those that like a deeper touch, therapeutic massage offers all the benefits of relaxation, with the addition of tension relief. Our therapists know just the right manipulation techniques to help you get back to normal.

Osteopath

Osteopathic therapy is both a natural medicine and a treatment philosophy, which seeks to identify areas of the body that are not functioning optimally then gently ease these restrictions so that normal function can resume.

Osteopathic therapy applies the knowledge of structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body, to all diseases, disorders and dysfunctions. The tools osteopathic therapists use are their hands. Osteopathic therapists use a gentle “hands-on” or “manual” approach to identify the causative factors of the problem and restore order to all of the systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, or nervous system. (Source from Albertaosteopathy.com)

Naturopath

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that concentrates on whole-patient wellness while emphasizing prevention and the process of self-healing through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment.

Full Service Wellness

Here is the full slate of services that we offer for your wellness journey.

Hot Stone

Raindrop

Relaxation Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Prenatal

Postnatal

Cupping

Muds & Scrubs

P-DTR

Fascial Stretch Therapy

CranioSacral

Lymphatic Drainage

Hot Stone

Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The massage therapist places the hot stones on specific points on your body and may also hold the stones while giving the massage. The localized heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing the massage therapist to apply deeper pressure to those areas without causing discomfort.

Raindrop

90 min massage with the Raindrop Essential Oil technique incorporated. It is very relaxing and healing. Raindrop is a series of EO's dropped on your spine to bring your body into alignment and balanced in a non-evasive manner. We use Young Living EO's.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation has benefits beyond just feeling amazing. This type of massage helps to increase blood flow, and the oxygen metabolism in our muscles; as well as supporting immune function and mental health. You massage doesn't always have to be deep to be beneficial, and sometimes a little pampering is just what the doctor ordered.

Therapeutic Massage

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For those that like a deeper touch, therapeutic massage offers all the benefits of relaxation, with the addition of tension relief. From lengthening, to myofascial release, and GTO activation, our therapists know just the right manipulation techniques to help you get back to normal.

Prenatal

Every mom, and mom to be has those stubborn aches and pain that can only be associated with growing a whole new person. Our therapists are well aware of that deep low back ache, and the way it curls all the way around that hip in just the wrong way. Take a load off and relax while we take care of those aches for you, and let you get back to focusing on your baby.

Postnatal

Just like growing a human is associated with its own pains, birthing one is too! Postnatal massage focuses on the most stressed areas of a woman's body postpartum, such as preventing SI joint dysfunction, and treating the symptoms of piriformis syndrome. Just like with relaxation massage, postnatal helps support the immune system and mental health. Sometimes all you need is an hour to yourself, and that's okay.

Cupping

This therapeutic technique is one of our favourites. The cupping method is very versatile and can be done a number of different ways, all with the same goal in mind: myofascial release. To break that down, cupping pulls apart the [fascia] adhesions between muscle layers, freeing them up to move more smoothly, and less painfully. Cupping also floods the area with fresh blood, helping to drive out waste minerals so they can be properly metabolized or excreted.

Muds & Scrubs

We offer several different mud masks and scrubs for the body that all have unique benefits. Our Rose mud helps moisturize and bring that supple glow to your skin. Baltic Sea mud offers detoxifying, pulling out waste minerals, leaving you feeling energetic. Green Kelp mud helps to firm up the skin.

Handmade scrubs can be individualized to the clients likes. You choose the abrasive base, oil to pair it with and aromatherapy oil from our collection. All muds and scrubs are applied with relaxation techniques.

P-DTR

Our bodies only have so much energy to use and handle what is thrown at us. When some tissues, including muscles, become too sensitive to the many different stimuli that we experience in life, they send stronger signals to the brain. This changes how the brain sends out signals to muscles and organs, causing less efficient responses, a related muscle to be weak or hypertonic (tight), and a related movement that uses more than one muscle to be less coordinated. P-DTR identifies when a muscle does and does not contract well. It uses the response of a well-functioning muscle to various stimuli to give information about the state of sensation receptors in our body and includes a treatment phase that clears annoyances to decrease pain and improve muscle function.

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial Stretch Therapy TM (FSTTM) optimizes the elasticity of our body’s fascia, the elastic connective tissue that lines all parts of our body, by reducing guardedness with phases of shortening and contracting, loosening adhesions within and between its adjacent layers, and engaging the fascia. This gives muscles a greater ability to both lengthen and contract with greater ease, allowing for greater range of motion, strength, power, muscle control and balance and can help decrease pain and stiffness.
Although less effective than when assisted, there are valuable self-stretching options that can be taught using FST principles. This style of self-stretching is great for reducing stiffness and increasing movement quality and range of motion during a workout or athletic event or as a mid-day stretch break at work.

CranioSacral

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Craniosacral therapy is a treatment option that is about gentle touch to manipulate the joints in the cranium or skull, parts of the pelvis and the spine to treat a variety of ailments. This light touch is meant to affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid around the brain and spinal cord.

Lymphatic Drainage

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Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. It is helping the lymphatic system remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues.

Client Testimonial

I have been seeing Brenda very regularly for 4 years. She has an amazing understanding of anatomy and muscle interactions. She is an excellent massage therapist and her skills are very evident. She is responsive to my requests and isn't too aggressive unless I ask her to really work on an area I need. I feel like she gives me her best work every time I go to At Dawn Wellness. I am lucky to have found her!

Danelle R.