Nourish Clinic hosts a diverse group of practitioners with the common goal of helping you find your health.
Nathalie Bertrand | Kerri Lautamus | Randa Sultan | Janis Dyck
Liza Hindmarch | Mark MacKenzie | Lois Ricard | Elissa Marcus
NATHALIE BERTRAND, RMT
Massage + Manual Therapies
Nathalie is a registered massage therapist and has 14 years of experience practicing multiple manual therapies since graduating from Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2002. She is a registered massage therapist in BC and is currently enrolled in a five-year degree at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. She specializes in releasing and resolving pain and chronic conditions that have otherwise not responded to treatment, whether the root cause and physical imbalance lies in the viscera, in the musculoskeletal system, in the fluids, or in the craniosacral system.
Nathalie has helped many outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, mothers, infant and children, she encourages health seekers at every stage in their journey to pursue living with ease.
Beyond Golden, she regularly accepts clients from Canmore, Calgary and all over the East Kootenays.
Holistic Life Coaching
Liza is a Holistic Life Coach who adopts unique approaches to help create profound breakthroughs for people seeking to transform their lives. She has studied extensively in Energy Psychology methods and uses EFT (Emotional Freedom technique) to much success in her practice. She is also an Accredited Journey Practitioner, Family Constellation Facilitator and holds a diploma in Psychosomatic Therapy from the Australasian Institute of Body Mind Analysis and Psychosomatic Therapy. She also has a homeopathic qualification from the Lakeland College of Homeopathy in the UK.
Liza also has a B.Ed Honors Degree in outdoor education and environmental science and taught children with emotional and behavioral difficulties in residential care for 10 years prior to immigrating to Canada in 2001.
Liza's Holistics Life Coaching Promise is to welcome you into an atmosphere of acceptance, compassion, and integrity in which you feel confident and comfortable to be guided on a journey of inner healing, transformation and personal growth.
Massage. Yoga. Breath. Reflexology. ERT.
Kerri creates a unique treatment for each client, with the goal of providing the perfect balance between relaxation and therapeutic massage for each individual. She believes everyone has their own set of life experiences and a unique relationship to their body, which deeply affects their personal massage style, preferences, and needs. Each session leaves the client feeling calm, centered and re-balanced.
As a Level 1 BradCliff Breathing Method Practitioner, she incorporates breath assessment and treatment into her sessions. Kerri graduated from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy, where she studied therapeutic and relaxation massage, as well as remedial exercise. She has continued her training in Reflexology, Jin Shin Do, Ayurvedic Massage, Thai Massage and Energy Reflex Testing. Kerri is also a graduate of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Shanti Yoga in Nelson, BC. She teaches yoga at Golden Lotus Yoga where her classes are focused primarily on alignment and breath. She is available for private yoga classes by request.
Certified Energy Healer, Reiki, ICT ™ and Qigong
Randa is a certified practitioner in several modalities of Energy Medicine and is passionate about helping others. Energy medicine is used to assist in healing all forms of physical, mental and emotional ailments, as the underlying principal is the same. Energy imbalances cause illness; remove the imbalance and you remove the cause of the illness. These techniques are used to help heal and prevent issues such as anxiety, pain, trauma, digestive issues, addictions, reproductive issues, sleep disorders, joint issues, chronic conditions, and disease.
Randa’s journey to holistic health and wellness began over 20 years ago, seeking out help with a series of physical and emotional issues. Most treatments focused on the symptoms and relief was only temporary. Through the study of energy medicine, the focus shifted to the underlying cause of the symptoms, and she has been able to heal herself, and guide others along their healing path.
Randa is trained in Integrative Chakra Therapy (TM), Reiki, Qigong and Crystal Therapy. These gentle, yet powerful, techniques are used to activate the natural healing processes in the body. She then puts the power back into your own hands by teaching you to maintain your own energy balance. She also offers weekly Qigong classes at the Golden Lotus Yoga Studio.
Mark grew up in Nova Scotia, and graduated as an Electrical Engineer in 2001, but with a history of back pain and bulging discs Mark spent much of his free time researching back pain and seeking help from various specialists. It wasn't until he met a Manual Osteopath that Mark started to address the root cause of what was happening to his body.
This meeting inspired Mark to become a Manual Osteopath himself, in hopes of helping others with similarly 'unexplained' pain and problems. In July 2015, Mark graduated from the National Academy of Osteopathy, in Toronto, ON, moved back to Golden, and began practicing in Golden and Invermere.
Mark enjoys working one-on-one with clients and is driven to fully understand what is happening in each person's body. By understanding people in a holistic way, Mark can use manual osteopathy as a catalyst for healing; helping clients to overcome their body's problems and enabling them to get what they want out of life.
Janis is a certified art therapist and artist with over 20 years of experience. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and a post-graduate diploma in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Janis has experience working with individuals and groups of all ages from children to the elderly. Issues explored in her art therapy sessions range from trauma and abuse to personal exploration and self-discovery. Some clients simply gain a greater connection to their creativity and intuition and helpful tools for accessing these aspects of themselves.
Janis has experience working with personal symbols, dream imagery and intuitive process as ways of bringing about positive change and facilitating healing in people’s lives. She uses a gentle, supportive, client centred approach that follows the wisdom of the art-making process.
Janis recently opened her beautiful home studio five minutes south of town where she offers her sessions and groups in inspirational, welcoming surroundings. She is deeply committed to the power of the creative process in her own life and honoured to share this with others.
BALANCING ENERGY AND STRUCTURE IN THE BODY THROUGH TOUCH
Lois Ricard, owner of Kinbasket Massage since 2009 graduated from a 2200 hour Remedial-Massage Therapy Program and is a member of the Alberta Massage Therapy Association. She continued her studies in John F. Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release and Myofascial Unwinding; The Upledgers Institute: Craniosacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release; The Barrel Institute: Visceral Manipulation, and draws heavily on these modalities along with Cupping, Acupressure, and Meridian Massage.
Lois has an increased awareness of women’s health problems and more of an appreciation for how massage and myofascial release can help relieve common issues such as pelvic floor pain and dysfunction, problematic breast implants or reduction scars and endometriosis; as well as, prenatal and postnatal. She also has a better understanding of how the structure, emotional and belief systems are interconnected and can be released via the collagenous barrier of the fascial system.
As a Practitioner, Lois uses an innovative and highly effective whole body approach for the evaluation and treatment of pain and dysfunction. She draws from the variety of modalities she has studied to create a unique experience for every person she treats.
ELISSA MARCUS, RMT
Elissa completed her 2300hr RMT certificate in Ottawa, Ont before becoming a BC resident in 2009. Since then she has lived in Terrace, BC, building a diverse professional practice, ranging from the very young to the elderly and dealing with athletes to those with chronic ailments. While her preferred technique is a deep, rolfing-style massage, she is happy to adjust her treatment to suit all needs and is foremost committed to developing a sense of comfort and connection with those she treats.