🔆 Unleash Your Body’s Healing Potential! 🔆

Wellness on 1st is a multi-disciplinary wellness centre located in NW Calgary. We are firm believers in the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Our mission is to provide you with the optimal environment and support to unlock this inherent potential. Through our comprehensive health services we empower you to harness your body’s natural ability to achieve balance and wellness. Take charge of your health journey with us!

Direct billing available to most major insurance companies.

Appointments booked on this page will be scheduled at #201 - 1802 1st Street NW, Calgary, AB

PLEASE NOTE: Our office is located on the second floor in a historical building, and unfortunately there is no elevator. If this is a barrier to you receiving treatment, please contact us to discuss alternate ways we can accommodate you!

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Your Path to Wellness Consultation

Take advantage of our complimentary consultation to explore the best wellness options tailored to your needs. If you're uncertain about where to start or how to choose the right practitioners and methods for your care, we're here to guide you. Book your session today and embark on your personalized journey to optimal health and well-being.


Infrared Sauna

Step into a warm cocoon in our our FAR Infrared Sauna, a haven where soothing warmth penetrates your body through advanced infrared technology. Unlike traditional saunas, infrared heat directly warms your body, promoting a gentle and deeply penetrating heat that induces relaxation and rejuvenation. Because infrared rays penetrate in the body through conversion, there is a deep heating effect on... Read More

Step into a warm cocoon in our our FAR Infrared Sauna, a haven where soothing warmth penetrates your body through advanced infrared technology. Unlike traditional saunas, infrared heat directly warms your body, promoting a gentle and deeply penetrating heat that induces relaxation and rejuvenation. Because infrared rays penetrate in the body through conversion, there is a deep heating effect on both the muscle tissues and internal organs without putting too much burden on the heart. 

Our staff will ensure your well-being during each session, and we offer a peaceful environment where you can fully unwind to embrace the experience. Sessions can be booked as single treatments, or as an add-on to any of our other wellness services for a reduced fee. Single or couples infrared sauna sessions are available as well as multi-session packages.


Acupuncture

Our Doctors of Acupuncture use a variety of tools to treat a condition including acupuncture needles, Chinese herbal medicine, fire cupping, moxibustion, tui na massage, gua sha, ear seeds, and electro acupuncture. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown to be a very effective treatment for many different health conditions such as: anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritable ... Read More

Our Doctors of Acupuncture use a variety of tools to treat a condition including acupuncture needles, Chinese herbal medicine, fire cupping, moxibustion, tui na massage, gua sha, ear seeds, and electro acupuncture.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown to be a very effective treatment for many different health conditions such as: anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hormonal imbalances, infertility, chronic pain, respiratory conditions, oncology support, and much more.
Have questions? Book in for a free consultation and find out if Acupuncture is right for you.


Fertility Acupuncture

Are you struggling with infertility? Need help managing pregnancy symptoms? Want assistance preparing your body for birth? Is it time to induce labor? Yes, acupuncture can help with all of these things. Our Registered Acupuncturists offer treatments with natural kindness and compassion as an ally with you on your fertility and/or pregnancy journey. Acupuncture can help with many underlying ... Read More

Are you struggling with infertility? Need help managing pregnancy symptoms? Want assistance preparing your body for birth? Is it time to induce labor?
Yes, acupuncture can help with all of these things. Our Registered Acupuncturists offer treatments with natural kindness and compassion as an ally with you on your fertility and/or pregnancy journey.
Acupuncture can help with many underlying fertility issues such as: PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome), ovarian cysts, endometriosis, low egg quality, and low sperm count.
Once you are pregnant, prenatal acupuncture can help with: morning sickness, bloating, regulating emotions, reducing swelling and fatigue, managing high blood pressure, reducing pregnancy pains, and reducing the likelihood of miscarriage.


Fertility Treatment Package

Combining the best of two therapies for an even more effective approach to fertility treatments! Our Initial Fertility Treatment Package is a series of 6 appointments - 1 x 90 minute initial assessment and treatment, and 5 x 60 minute follow up treatments. All of these sessions can be booked with either Dr. Susan for acupuncture or Mark for manual osteopathy - for the most effective results, we... Read More

Combining the best of two therapies for an even more effective approach to fertility treatments! Our Initial Fertility Treatment Package is a series of 6 appointments - 1 x 90 minute initial assessment and treatment, and 5 x 60 minute follow up treatments. All of these sessions can be booked with either Dr. Susan for acupuncture or Mark for manual osteopathy - for the most effective results, we recommend alternating between seeing either Mark or Susan for the first three sessions, followed by the other practitioner. If you have any questions please feel free to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation with one of our practitioners or give us a call. We look forward to working with you on your fertility journey.

Initial Fertility Treatment Package (Initial + 5 Follow Ups) = $650 (savings of $80)
Follow-Up Fertility Treatment Package (4 Follow Ups) = $400 (savings of $60)


Manual Osteopathy

Manual Osteopathy is a non-invasive form of treatment that addresses the relationship between the structure and function of the body to treat the root cause of your symptoms. It is based on ensuring that your bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue are all functioning smoothly together. Osteopathic care often includes a variety of approaches including: structural osteopathy, visceral ... Read More

Manual Osteopathy is a non-invasive form of treatment that addresses the relationship between the structure and function of the body to treat the root cause of your symptoms. It is based on ensuring that your bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue are all functioning smoothly together.
Osteopathic care often includes a variety of approaches including: structural osteopathy, visceral manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, osteopathic craniosacral therapy, and myofascial remodelling. Book in for a free consultation with Mark to learn more!

*Please note: If you have extended health coverage for manual osteopathy with Canada Life, they will only recognize/cover a Type 1 Manual Osteopathic Therapist. Mark is a Type 2 Manual Osteopathic Therapist and not eligible for reimbursement from Canada Life.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy applies manual manipulation techniques to the skin, fascia, muscles and other soft tissues to provide a wide range of health benefits: it has been shown to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, decrease muscle tension and pain, decrease frequency and intensity of headaches, decrease stress, improve circulation to speed up recovery, and increase range of motion in joints. ... Read More

Massage therapy applies manual manipulation techniques to the skin, fascia, muscles and other soft tissues to provide a wide range of health benefits: it has been shown to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, decrease muscle tension and pain, decrease frequency and intensity of headaches, decrease stress, improve circulation to speed up recovery, and increase range of motion in joints. Massage also supports our mental aspects by promoting full body relaxation responses through the parasympathetic nervous system.


Hot Stone / Hot Bamboo Massage

Hot stone massage incorporates the use of heated Basalt stones to enhance the overall massage experience. These stones are gently placed on specific areas of your body and also used as a tool by our Registered Massage Therapists to massage you with specific techniques. The warmth of the stones and the gentle soothing pressure promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. Hot Bamboo Fusion Massag... Read More

Hot stone massage incorporates the use of heated Basalt stones to enhance the overall massage experience. These stones are gently placed on specific areas of your body and also used as a tool by our Registered Massage Therapists to massage you with specific techniques. The warmth of the stones and the gentle soothing pressure promote relaxation and ease muscle tension.
Hot Bamboo Fusion Massage is a specialized technique that incorporates the use of warm bamboo sticks for deep tissue massage work. Our Registered Massage Therapists use these smooth bamboo tools to enhance their strength and stamina, allowing for a more profound application of pressure. The unique design of the bamboo sticks facilitates penetrating maneuvers, making deep tissue work more accessible and effective.


Prenatal Massage Therapy

Prenatal or postnatal massage is a very beneficial and rejuvenating aspect of a mother's self care routine. This massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. Whether it's soothing aches and discomforts as the body changes or a quiet, nurturing reprieve, pregnancy massage offers many supports through this transformative tim... Read More

Prenatal or postnatal massage is a very beneficial and rejuvenating aspect of a mother's self care routine. This massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. Whether it's soothing aches and discomforts as the body changes or a quiet, nurturing reprieve, pregnancy massage offers many supports through this transformative time. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.


Mastectomy & Top Surgery Massage

If you are going through Breast Cancer treatment, or trans gender-affirming top surgery, a partial or complete Mastectomy could be done. Chest reconstruction (either implants made from foreign material or your own body tissue) can also be done. Afterwards, there can be some possible complications and/or side effects such as: - Pain at surgical site - Pain in the breast that has been removed... Read More

If you are going through Breast Cancer treatment, or trans gender-affirming top surgery, a partial or complete Mastectomy could be done. Chest reconstruction (either implants made from foreign material or your own body tissue) can also be done.
Afterwards, there can be some possible complications and/or side effects such as:
- Pain at surgical site
- Pain in the breast that has been removed (phantom breast pain)
- Restricted range of motion
- Restricted breathing
- Swelling (lymphedema) in your arm if you have an axillary node dissection
- Formation of hard scar tissue at the surgical site causing cosmetic or physiological issues
- Shoulder pain and stiffness.
- Numbness, particularly under your arm, from lymph node removal.
- Buildup of blood in the surgical site (hematoma)

Receiving massage therapy treatment, from a specially trained therapist to treat these issues can make a big difference to your healing and acceptance of your new body.


Chair Massage

A fully-clothed treatment in a seated massage chair instead of a traditional massage table. Simply sit and relax in the massage chair that is designed for back, neck, shoulder, arm and head massage. Also a great alternative for people who may have difficulties lying down for massage therapy.


Reflexology

Reflexology is the study of reflexes. It is a natural therapeutic method based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body on the foot, face, hands and ears that map neurologically to other parts, glands and organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology can have many health benefits, including: relieving tension, improving brain power, improving... Read More

Reflexology is the study of reflexes. It is a natural therapeutic method based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body on the foot, face, hands and ears that map neurologically to other parts, glands and organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology can have many health benefits, including: relieving tension, improving brain power, improving nerve function, improving blood circulation, eliminating harmful waste and body toxins, boosting metabolism and energy levels, relieving discomfort from menstruation and pregnancy, reducing headaches, and, of course - relaxation.


Reiki

Reiki, a form of energy healing, is originally from Japan. It has been practiced and taught for 1000's of years. Reiki practitioners use a gentle technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is transferred into the patient. This energy helps clear emotional and physical blockages within the body. Most people experience a deep sense of relaxation.


Healing Touch

Healing Touch (HT) is a gentle and non-invasive energetic support that compliments conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other methods. It is a heart centered and intentional energy balancing method to enhance, support and facilitate healing and well-being. Developed by Janet Mentgen, an American nurse who saw gaps in care when it came to patient preparation and recovery d... Read More

Healing Touch (HT) is a gentle and non-invasive energetic support that compliments conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other methods.
It is a heart centered and intentional energy balancing method to enhance, support and facilitate healing and well-being. Developed by Janet Mentgen, an American nurse who saw gaps in care when it came to patient preparation and recovery during varying medical procedures. HT has been adopted by many hospitals in the States and has been found to ease pain and anxiety and speed recovery post surgery in 1000’s of patients.
This over the clothes, light or no touch technique is designed to clear, open and balance the chakra centers and energy fields of the Human Energy System. A HT session allows a quiet space for a deeper look and intentional focus on one’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body aspects. HT is not affiliated with any religion or particular belief system and can be adapted by anyone.
HT is usually offered as an in person session but can also be done via “distance healing”, please specify which you prefer upon booking. An in-depth initial intake process allows client and practitioner a more well rounded view to decide the intention for each session. Healing is more fully supported for ourselves when we play an active role in the journey. And it is a journey! Setting meaningful intentions for healing (or any aspect of one’s life) engages us in the process of self discovery, honouring where we’ve been and releasing what no longer serves our highest good.


Intuitive Wellness Consulting - using Biofeedback Technology

An Intuitive Wellness Consultant works with clients to help them improve their lives and achieve their wellness goals with an elevated focus on intuition of the consultant. while A biofeedback device is used to back up the information and to help streamline the evaluation and recommendations.


Workshops and Classes

Gentle stretches and mindfulness techniques for beginners, fostering relaxation and focus in a supportive group setting. Free to attend, open to all. Must register in advance.
Hosted by Lindsay Vajta, RMT & Reiki Practitioner

After graduating from massage school in 2003, I started my career working in a couple of locations while beginning to grow my practice.

The first opportunity was doing corporate chair massage downtown at City Hall. It was a wonderful experience that lasted 12 years. I was able to explore massage in a different way with a chair instead of a table and learned it’s effectiveness quickly. Chair massage is a great tool to really work into the shoulders, neck, back and hips and working through clothing helped me to develop and add more depth and various techniques to my massage.

At the same time I worked in one of Calgary’s first peri-natal clinics. This was the experience that really shaped my career and who I am as a practitioner because of the wonderful people I mentored under those first few years. This holistic approach to pregnancy massage was supportive and comforting to clients as well as firm and effective while working within the boundaries of safety during this special and sometimes challenging time. It did my heart good to see the relief massage can give in these circumstances. I really enjoyed my 15 years in this specialized field and now take the knowledge and experience with me into other avenues of massage.

As I grew in my practice I was drawn to energy healing and complimentary techniques. In 2018 while looking for something with a scientific backing I was lead to the modality called Healing Touch. Again, I was blessed with a wonderful teacher and mentor who embodies the aspects of gentle yet strong, a force of good in the world. Learning to work in the realm of light or no touch healing was quite the shift after years of therapeutic and deep tissue massage! I adore this work and have seen the most amazing shifts in people on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of their being after clearing and connecting the chakras and energy fields of the body. Healing Touch is an “effortless effort” and provides a beautiful path within sacred space to explore a deeper awareness of oneself while releasing what no longer serves our highest good.

It has been a wonderful journey thus far and I look forward to what the future holds for my community, my family/friends and myself. I enjoy time in nature and gardening, anything to do with being outside and reconnecting to our Earth. This is such a beautiful work and I feel so blessed to be a part of it.

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Dr. Regan’s journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began on a serene acreage outside Calgary where she grew up, back when Bearspaw was mostly grass and farmland. Amidst climbing trees and making mud pies, she unknowingly nurtured an attunement with the natural world. This respect for nature combined with an innate drive to help others and a deep interest in East Asian cultures seamlessly guided her towards a career in TCM.

As one of only a few acupuncturists in Calgary formally trained in both Five Element Theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture, Dr. Regan offers a unique and comprehensive approach to healing. Five Element Theory excels at bringing harmony to the body by treating mental and emotional issues, while TCM is excellent for acute and chronic physical conditions. By combining both forms she provides holistic care that addresses the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit.

Focusing on women’s health, Dr. Regan has a special interest in supporting fertility as well as managing peri-menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, and mood swings. She also offers Cosmetic Acupuncture which can clear fine lines, increase collagen production and reclaim a youthful glow. Her gentle touch and heartfelt commitment to patient care has earned her a reputation for compassion and effectiveness. Dr. Regan is passionate about empowering her patients and looks forward to being a supportive partner in their health journey.

If you’re looking for a caring practitioner to assist with fertility, hormonal health, or mental well-being, Dr. Regan offers the expertise and compassionate care you need.

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Mark Morgan BScKin, MOT – Manual Osteopathic Therapist (Type 2)

Mark has a diverse background; beginning with competitive sport, trade/labour work and customer service jobs. This gave him a true appreciation for different stressors people endure on a regular basis. After this, he took some time to gain a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick, before studying Manual Osteopathic Therapy (honours with distinction) at the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada.

Practicing on the foundation that health lies in movement. Mark believes the key to physical and mental health is in the movement of all its parts. Genetics, lifestyle, surgeries and accidents often lead to lesions in muscles, joints, connective tissues and organs. MOT assess everything and treat the structures with impaired movement. This is why treatments often are not in the same area as symptoms. If symptoms are present, the goal is to remove the cause, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

MOT provided the tools to assess and treat the body as a whole. Mark is excited to welcome new clients looking to improve their overall health and wellness. Trained in Osteoarticular, Myofascial Remodeling, Visceral Manipulation, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Osteopathic Craniosacral techniques; he believes anyone can benefit from manual osteopathic therapy.

Mark Morgan BScKin, MOT – Manual Osteopathic Therapist (Type 2) Mark has a diverse background; ... Read More

Terry is not currently taking new patients. Please click here to add yourself to her wait list.

I grew up always interested in the medical field and being a caregiver. I worked as a Health Care Aide for 11 years, and have been working with people with developmental delays for 13 years. As someone who had experienced some back and neck issues, after trying everything else I found reflexology and it has changed my life.

I am a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist and was certified in 2018. I continued my studies in Dien Chan Facial Reflexology, Thai Reflexology, Auriculotherapy, Ear Seeds, Plantar Fasciitis treatment, as well as Foot Reading with celebrity foot reader Jane Sheehan. I am also currently dabbling into animal reflexology.

​I am passionate about being able to provide personalized treatments with a calm and gentle touch while helping my clients achieve their wellness goals. I have had great success in helping people with migraines, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, inducing labour, as well as helping get feeling back into extremities after spinal injuries.

My clinic partner Onyx is a born therapy dog and loves to provide pet therapy to everyone who comes into our treatment room.

Terry is not currently taking new patients. Please click here to add yourself to her wait list. ... Read More

Meet Dr. Susan, an approachable authority in the world of alternative health with over two decades of experience. As a Doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki Master, former Registered Massage Therapist and clinic owner, she’s got the knowledge and expertise to back up her rock-solid reputation. Patients feel an instant connection in her warm and inviting clinic, where compassionate care and healing energies converge.

Dr. Susan’s mission is simple: to help people live their best lives by addressing a wide range of health concerns. From relieving pain, anxiety, and depression to offering specialized assistance with fertility matters and helping people manage their symptoms as they go through their cancer treatment, she’s a multifaceted healer with a heart of gold. Her belief in the power of natural healing, combined with her knowledge of acupuncture, traditional herbal medicine and energy healing, makes her a true ally for those navigating any health challenge.

One of her greatest joys lies in guiding individuals and couples on their journey to parenthood. Whether it’s through fertility treatments, pregnancy support, or postpartum care, Dr. Susan provides compassionate and personalized care every step of the way.

Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, looking to start a family, or need support during cancer treatment, Dr. Susan is the compassionate and skilled practitioner you’ve been searching for.

Meet Dr. Susan, an approachable authority in the world of alternative health with over two decade... Read More

Shauntelle Rae is an intuitive wellness consultant whose goal is help guide people towards healing and well-being in all aspects of life. Shauntelle has over 30 years of experience in, but not limited to: Japanese Meridian Therapy (JMT), Homeopathy, massage, herbs, supplements, flower essences, and crystals. Her unique approach to deciphering underlying imbalances that are causing your symptoms is insightful and invaluable to being able to streamline your path to optimal wellness. You will be able to achieve a better understanding of how to tap into your body’s natural ability to heal your physical emotional and spiritual self with personalized guidance.

Shauntelle Rae is an intuitive wellness consultant whose goal is help guide people towards healin... Read More

What are some of the Benefits of an Infrared Sauna?

  • Deep Detoxification: Infrared heat prompts a deep, cleansing sweat, allowing your body to release toxins and impurities, promoting overall detoxification

  • Muscle Relaxation: The gentle heat of the Infrared Sauna helps soothe muscles, relieving tension and promoting a sense of relaxation. It can also help to relax muscle spasms.

  • Stress Reduction: Immerse yourself in the calming warmth, triggering the release of endorphins that contribute to stress reduction and an improved mood.

  • Improved Circulation: Infrared heat stimulates blood flow, enhancing oxygen delivery to tissues, which may contribute to improved circulation.

  • Skin Rejuvenation: Experience a radiant glow as the gentle heat promotes increased blood flow to the skin, supporting collagen production for a rejuvenated complexion and clearer skin.

  • Pain Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis: The soothing heat of the Infrared Sauna can provide relief from pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, promoting increased flexibility and comfort.

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My name is Lindsay and I was born and raised in Calgary, AB. I have been a Registered Massage Therapist for the past 12 years. My focus in my practice is pain management and mobility. Not only have I completed a 2200 hour certification program, I have also had the opportunity to be an instructor of the program to students for the last 3 years. This has greatly helped me to deepen and expand my skills as a massage therapist.

I practice deep tissue, relaxation, hot bamboo fusion, Indian foot massage, hot stone massage, myofascial release, MET techniques, sport massage, cupping, aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, prenatal massage, and Reiki.

A massage session with me begins with a consultation to tailor the experience to your needs. Enjoy the soothing benefits of aromatherapy and warm, aromatic towels applied to melt away tension. I will utilize various techniques, from gentle myofascial release, to targeted deep tissue work. I aim to provide a tailored experience catered to your preferences.

My name is Lindsay and I was born and raised in Calgary, AB. I have been a Registered Massage The... Read More

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