Purple Hemp Practitioners
Registered Nurse - CARRIE ALLEN
Carrie Allen’s passion for optimal nutrition, physical fitness & mental well-being have led her towards a lifestyle, education and career centered around health and wellness. A competitor on the Varsity Rowing Team at the University of Waterloo, Carrie graduated with a psychology degree and social work diploma. It was through sports training and sustaining a back injury that she was introduced to a number of manual therapies including massage therapy. Carrie was so impressed by it’s benefits that upon completing university she enrolled in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto.
For ten years Carrie worked as a Registered Massage Therapist in Calgary and Canmore, specializing in sports massage with clients who were highly competitive athletes – including members of the Canadian National Biathlon Team. The births of her two children inspired Carrie to also specialize in Prenatal Massage and continue her education in Maternity Care.
In further studies she completed the Registered Nurse Degree at UBC Vancouver followed by a nursing specialty in Labour & Delivery. Since beginning her career as an RN, Carrie has continued to practice massage on a casual basis. Currently she is a Registered Nurse and NOT a REGISTERED Massage Therapist in the province of BC.
Carrie is fortunate to share her passion for health through these two professions and in her work as a nutrition rep and as a prenatal instructor. Combining these different but related health care interests allows her to be present in each discipline that serves her clients and patients well.
Carrie truly enjoys the challenge of working with people to address various physical musculoskeletal ailments. She is involved in various sports including cross-fit, running, cycling, mountain biking, alpine skiing and nordic skiing giving her valuable insight into the specific needs of the athletes she works with. Similarly her experience as a mother and her work as an RN has provided her a vast knowledge base that is highly beneficial to treating prenatal clients. Carrie strongly believes in the health benefits of remedial massage and uses deep tissue techniques including trigger point and myofascial therapies. She welcomes the opportunity to assist clients to meet personal health and wellness goals by addressing their specific pain and mobility issues. Carrie is passionate about encouraging individuals to live healthy lifestyles as they personally define them and believes that mindset is crucial to optimal health and enjoys being a part of her client’s journeys towards these goals. “If the mind can spin it, the body can win it!”
For appointments with Carrie Allen email, text or call 778-214-7838
Registered Clinical counsellor
Stefanie Iverson, MC, RCC
Being a “helper” has always been in my nature, which is why I pursued an education in counselling psychology and obtained a Master’s degree in it. I find a true sense of purpose in knowing I have been of service assisting others in their journey to self improvement, providing an empathetic sounding board, and non-judgemental guidance.
I believe that counselling is a collaborative process in which my role is to walk alongside each of my clients, providing them with the emotional support and psycho-educational tools to draw upon the strength & solutions that inherently lie within them. I consider it a privilege to be invited into people's lives, often during very difficult times, and to be entrusted with the private & intimate details of their struggles. It is my honour to be able to offer a safe place for my clients, and to hold the space for them so that they can feel heard and begin to heal.
I work with adult individuals, those seeking relationship & marriage counselling, and women during their prenatal/postpartum period.
I graduated from City University of Seattle in 2011 and hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I have also completed Levels I and II through the Gottman Institute, and received certification training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Given that the relationship between counsellor and client is one of the most critical factors in determining positive outcomes for therapy, I offer a no-fee 15-minute phone consultation to determine if we are the right fit for each other, and to answer any questions you may have. To learn more about myself and the services I offer please visit: South Okanagan Counselling
Jessica Glavina has been a practitioner of Thai Massage for several years and is skilled at working the traditional Thai massage which uses no oils or lotions.
The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. The true ancient style of the massage requires that the massage be performed solo with just the giver and receiver. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.
The legs and feet of the giver can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. A full Thai massage session may last two hours and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body. This may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking knuckles, walking on the recipient's back, and moving the recipient's body into many different positions.
To make an appointment with Jessica, email her, or call her 1-514-885-6396 to setup a massage session at Purple Hemp.
Victoria Laine, R.H.N. is now available for private one-on-one whole-food nutrition consultation at the Purple Hemp Co. Victoria is a nutrition and whole-food educator, yoga and wellness instructor, cookbook author and speaker. Passionate about food and health, Victoria began her career as a registered holistic nutritionist in 2001. She has been a yoga instructor since 1999. Victoria worked as the resident nutritionist for The City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services Health & Wellness program. She has led workshops, and spoken to numerous groups and corporate events. Combining her love of whole-food with nutrition education she developed the curriculum and recipes for “Eating Healthy, Naturally” at NAIT’s culinary program.
What are whole-foods?
Whole-foods are those that have not had components removed. (For example - white refined wheat flour that has had the fiber-rich bran and nutrient-rich germ stripped with only the starchy endosperm left.) Whole-foods are those that have not had anything denatured or added. (For example - preservatives, food dyes, etc.) They are “as nature intended” and minimally processed, if at all.
Can transitioning to a whole-food intake make a difference to my health?
Yes! Hippocrates said - “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” Whole-foods, including whole-grains, legumes, veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, herbs, and spices in the correctly balanced intake for your individual needs, can create the right environment for cellular healing and optimal health. How foods and ingredients are prepared is also a critical part of whole-food health.
How can nutrition counseling help me achieve my health goals?
Whether you want to overcome digestive orders, inflammation, blood sugar and weight imbalances, mental health challenges, cellular damage, or heart disease - Victoria will support and guide you on your path to vibrant health - by providing assessments, education, resources, and encouragement. Victoria has worked with hundreds of clients who have transformed their health, choosing delicious whole-food to overcome “dis-ease.” Optimal whole-food nourishment will provide your body the best energy, immune system health, hormonal health, digestive health, skin health, respiratory and heart health. Holistic nutrition counseling considers the whole person - our activity level, our constitution and life force, the type of work we do, even our motives for wanting to engage in a private 1:1 whole-food program.
Ready to invest in your long-term health?
Email to set up an appointment and Victoria will contact you personally about your goals for the program, fees, and available appts.