Nissa Lee Larkin, BA, RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Nissa obtained an Honours Degree in Psychology and Gerontology from St. Thomas University in 1999 and knew she was destined to work with people. After successfully completing the Massage Therapy program and graduating with Honours in 2007 from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Nissa was able to turn her passion into a career. Her expertise lies in functional movement and postural dysfunction and is a Functional Movement Specialist. She uses a variety of assessment, treatment and therapeutic exercise and lifestyle recommendations to help her clients achieve balance. Nissa has a special interest in the somatic connection between the mind and the body with a focus on the discovery and correction of movement patterns and posture. Nissa is experienced in working with trauma cases, holding safe spaces for those with a special need for therapeutic touch. She also specializes in TMJ dysfunction. Nissa is also involved in community outreach programs, mental health advocacy and is a Massage Therapy educator in the community.
Nissa is a member in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) and has current and updated CPR and First Aid. She is a loving wife and mother of four with a passion for nutrition and physical activity. She can be found adventuring with her family or laughing with her friends at the PCYMCA!
Paul Carter, R.Ac. Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Paul is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner, operating his practice in New Glasgow and Antigonish. Originally from Australia, Paul has a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine degree, with ten years of previous experience as a Registered Massage Therapist. His internship at the Shanghai Shuguang Hospital in China gives him a special and unique approach to his practice. Chinese medicine practitioners look at each individual's whole picture of health and lifestyle when developing treatment plans. By using the modern anatomical approach to a person's symptom picture, Paul also includes acupuncture points, Chinese herbs, dietary changes and exercises to help alleviate symptoms, restore balance and improve overall health. His experience in bodywork and holistic healing is evident in the success he has helping people reduce pain, manage stress, improve energy and reduce negative and unwanted symptoms of poor health.
Paul is a Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist with AHPRA in Australia and a member of ATCMANS here in Nova Scotia. Originally from Australia, Paul and his wife live and active and vibrant life in Antigonish with their two children.
Bree Richards, RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Bree is a graduate of ICT Northumberland College and has been a practicing therapist since 2015. Her clinical focus is on postural dysfunction, sciatic nerve pain, stress related conditions and trigger point therapy. With an innate ability to sense and feel the body, Bree brings a unique talent for addressing both acute and chronic conditions with an overall quiet and relaxing energy to provide the utmost comforting environment for all of her clients. She is patient and professional, allowing time to listen to the body so each individual receives the most personalized treatments. She has a special interest in sport therapy, as an athlete herself, she enjoys incorporating fascial therapy, active myotonic release and offers the ability to adjust pressure and techniques to accommodate each client's personal preferences and needs.
Bree is an active member with MTANS and is up to date with First Aid and CPR. She brings a friendly and calming energy to our team and shows both enjoyment and pride in her practice. She's a life long learner, enjoys travel (within the Atlantic bubble now) and beating her friends in card games! She's a loving yet struggling plant mom, but continues to be patient and strives for success!
Marla MacKay, RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Marla obtained her degree in Massage Therapy from ICT in Halifax. She is someone who brings her passion for the practice with pride for her hometown community. Her focus is on relieving chronic pain and the effects that stress has on both the mind and therefore the body. Her technical skills and clinical focus on the relationship between the soft tissues of the body and the mental and emotional effect it plays in each person's unique experience and day to day life. She has a special interest in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, fascial stretching and selfcare education. Her treatment plans are outcomes-based and specialized for each individual person, allowing her clients to feel both real-time and lasting positive results.
Marla is an active member with MTANS and is current with her CPR and First Aid. She is a fun loving and energetic soul who enjoys spending time in the country, on the water, and with friends and family. She enjoys being creative with vegan cuisine, has a sweet taste for the fun adventures of life and is a life-long learner!
Courtney Arbuckle, RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Courtney has been practicing as a massage therapist since her graduation in 2017 and has previous work experience in the world of self care as a medical aesthetician. She is a strong advocate for others in helping them achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through her practice and as an educator. Courtney is committed to helping her clients by unearthing and understanding the underlying and contributing factors that cause pain and dysfunction, and helping to give the best treatment plans and education to get positive results. Her practice focuses on back, neck and shoulder pain, postural alignment issues, headaches, TMJ and low back pain. She uses a variety of techniques and tools, including cupping, jade stones, deep tissue therapy and trigger point release. She is skilled in sport massage therapy as well as using energy work for those with trauma and pain.
Courtney is an active member with MTANS, has her updated CPR and First Aid certification and is excited to be practicing in Pictou County. She loves being a football mom to her young son, enjoys hiking with her family and can be found at the gym during her downtime.
Dr. Alyssa Moraze Doctor of Chiropractic
Since graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2019, Dr. Alyssa has worked in Toronto, Ontario and more recently Truro, Nova Scotia. She is thrilled to be returning back to her roots here in Pictou County and practicing her passion with her community. She is keen on helping anyone with a muscle or joint issue (not just the spine!) and has a variety of techniques and tools under her practical belt to help you restore and maintain the vibrant life you deserve! Each care plan is tailored to the individual patient's condition and comfort level, following a complete evaluation and assessment with your health history. Your treatments may consist of soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulations and joint adjusting, rehabilitation exercises, kinesiotaping and acupuncture to name just a few. Dr. Alyssa is passionate about educating her patients about the significance a holistic approach to wellness including chiropractic care can have on achieving your best way of life!
Dr. Alyssa is in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. She is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR as well. Outside of her practice you can find her hiking Nova Scotia's beautiful trails with her pup Piper, making a mess in her kitchen baking or cozied up with a good book!
Anjulee has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since 2015 when she graduated from Sutherland Chan School in Ontario. She moved back home to Nova Scotia in 2020, and finally made it to her permanent home, here, in New Glasgow in 2022. With extra training in Lymph Drainage, fascial work, Yoga, Pilates, and Reiki, her treatments are focused on restoring symmetry to the joints, flow to the fluid, and making space in the body (where it has been lost). She has been drawn to Lymphatic work since her graduation and over the years has obtained advanced training as a Vodder (lymph drainage) Therapist. This is her main speciality, and loves to use it to treat people with conditions such as (but not limited to) swelling, poor circulation, wound healing, fatigue, and immune system disorders/depression.
Anjulee is a member in good standing with MTWPAM and is up to date with First Aid and CPR. She loves anything to do with water and can be found on her days off paddling the river on her SUP, biking the Samson trail, or relaxing on her porch with her partner and their Australian cattle dog.
174 Archimedes Street | New Glasgow, NS 902.755.9020