Setting a Precedence
As moves are being made to regulate Massage Therapy practices in Alberta, Balanced Health + Wellness has decided to take a step ahead of the game to make sure we are offering the best Therapy options for our clientele. Insurance companies have already made it clear. They want to make sure clients who are accessing insurance coverage for massage are seeing a Therapist who has taken the most in depth education offered in our province. In Alberta, a 2200 hour Registered Massage Therapist is billable to ALL insurance companies and has access to Direct Billing to many insurance companies. As of now, Balanced Health + Wellness only employs Registered Massage Therapists who have completed their 2200 hour designation so we can be sure to offer the best coverage and treatment for all of our clients. Balanced Health + Wellness was one of the first clinics in Lacombe to offer Direct Billing to multiple insurance companies and can now offer that with all the Therapists practicing in our clinic. All Therapists in our clinic are carefully vetted and must complete a personal face to face AND practical hands on interview prior to being hired. We want to make sure all of our Therapists have the skills you need to feel better. Balanced Health + Wellness Therapists are required to be registered in good standing with an approved massage therapist’s association and must follow up on all of their continuing education credits. We are always looking for new modalities and treatments to make sure our clients are getting the best treatment possible. We are working hard to make sure our clinic is setting a precedence in quality massage therapy treatment in Lacombe.
Nicole Fauria - Owner-Operator
Nicole Fauria, Dip. KNSS, BPE, RMT
My name is Nicole Fauria and I am the Owner and President of Balanced Health + Wellness. I am a Registered Massage Therapist with the Remedial Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (RMTA) with a 2200 hour Diploma from the Alberta Institute of Massage in Red Deer where I also have been privilaged to be a part time Anatomy and Physiology Instructor there. I specialize in Therapeutic Massage Therapy (deep tissue and treating conditions and/or injuries), Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Massage Cupping, and Reflexology treatment. I was born and raised in Lacombe and married my High School Sweetheart, Ryan, in August of 2006. We have 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls, who keep us on our toes at all times.
Previous to attending massage school I received a Diploma of Kinesiology from Red Deer College and a Bachelors Degree of Physical Education from the University of Alberta with a specialty in Physical Activity and Sports Performance. I worked for 5 years as an Exercise Rehabilitation Therapist at a prestigious Sports Medicine Clinic in Red Deer. For 10 years I worked alongside many elite sports teams including the Red Deer College Queen’s hockey team, Red Deer Midget AAA Rebels, Central Alberta Buccaneers Senior Men’s Football team, and Red Deer Major Junior Lacrosse, to name a few. I’ve also had the opportunities to work at some amazing short term competition events such as the U16 Alberta Cup, Alberta Winter Games, and the World Master Games.
I feel what sets me apart from other Therapist’s is all of the experience I’ve had treating many different conditions. My extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and how the body heals as well as the use of exercise rehab and dynamic strength and conditioning training helps me use a holistic approach to my treatments and gives me a deeper understanding of what my clients need.
Sarah Fergusson, RMT
Sarah graduated from Alberta institute of Massage in 2016. She believes massage and energy work can help with unity and aid in healing the whole set. Using a combination of fluid motion, nurturing touch and symmetry. She created a relaxed state in the body and mind while tending to each clients individualized needs. She applies a mixture of deep tissue, myofascial techniques and trigger point therapy to release tension. One of her favourite modalities is prenatal massage and particularly integrating the use of heated jade stones into the treatment.
Jocelyn Etson, Susan Lenzin, Brooklyn Luymes, Carmen Maris, and Mercedes Lamarche are our amazing admin relief. They help us out with laundry, cleaning, bookings, billing, checking clients in and so many more odds and ends! We are so lucky to have these awesome people with us.