About Layers Wellness

Wellness is Our Passion

From the moment you cross our threshold, our layered mantra is something you will experience from the inside out. Our unique approach to health and wellness enables each individual to embrace their mind, body and soul. At Layers, we reach far deeper than the surface, helping you to achieve a fresh, balanced and beautiful you.

Our Mission

At Layers Wellness and Spa, our mission is to provide guests with a welcoming and intimate experience that embraces the mind, body and soul. Our guests will be pampered and supported by staff that provide unparalleled customer service and result based services.

Our Vision

An extraordinary, welcoming and opulent guest experience – EVERY TIME.

What We Do

Offering a full array of aesthetics, massage therapy and weight loss services, our professional team works through the complex layers of the human body and spirit, helping you to heal, purify and strengthen; beginning from the innermost layers, reaching outwards to the exterior. For weight-loss, massage and skin treatments an appointment is required. You are welcome to purchase Ideal, skincare and cosmetic products at any time.

Our Team

Barb Hennings
Owner / Weight Loss Coach

Barbara Henning is a long-time resident of Fort McMurray. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Barb has always had a passion for fitness, coaching and living a healthy lifestyle. While studying to become a teacher at the U of A, she competed on the varsity swim team. After graduating, Barb coached Master’s swimming, triathlon, and age-group swimming both in Edmonton and here in Fort McMurray. She obtained her AFLCA fitness leader certification and continues to teach fitness classes in our community.

Barb had the honor of receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award, while teaching school in Fort McMurray. She enjoys motivating, encouraging, and facilitating change in her clients today just as she did with her grade 3 students.

As well as working and raising a family, Barb also volunteered extensively within the community. She organized Jump Rope for the Heart, coached various sports teams, organized the youth triathlon for three years.

Barb has chosen to channel her energy and passion into helping her community at large. While teaching fitness classes, she was aware that her clients needed to address other lifestyle issues. She discovered the Ideal Protein Weight loss system, which was hugely successful in helping her clients achieve their wellness goals. Layering the foundations of fitness with weight loss, massage therapy, and esthetics, Barb has developed a comprehensive wellness program.

Jenn Burt
Manager, Laser Tech

Jennifer Burt is a wonderful addition to not only the Layers Team but our community. Her energy, enthusiasm and zest for life are contagious!

Jenn has been in a management role ever since leaving Newfoundland. Her early career started as a manager at Bell Canada. After 12 years, she layered her career and moved to London Ontario as a manager at the TD Bank. In early 2015 she moved to Fort McMurray to be closer to Family.

Jenn is passionate about our guests and strives to give each guest an opulent experience – every time! Anytime you need to brighten your day, come in and visit Jenn.

Jess
Management Team

Jess is a member of Layers management team and loves to put a smile on our guests faces as soon as they walk through the door! Jess was born and raised here in beautiful Fort McMurray and has been a part of the Layers family since September 2017. She enjoys fitness, living a healthy lifestyle and is so excited to support people in transforming their lives through Ideal protein! Jess is excited to be working somewhere where she can see people better every layer of their lives and walk out feeling like a better version of themselves!

Zavier Harper
Marketing

Zavier is our Brand & Digital Marketing Specialist who creates and manages the products, branding and online elements of Layers. Zavier is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan but Fort McMurray has been home for the past 13 years. She has been with Layers family since 2019 working as a receptionist, and in the winter of 2020, she found her passion for Marketing. She loves connecting with guests in another way, helping to create the Layers experience visually & digitally. She’s driven by seeing everyone feel their best and unwind with their time at Layers.

Heather Budgell
Registered Massage Therapist

Heather Budgell is a graduate of the 2200 hr program at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy located in Halifax, N.S. She joined the Layers team in 2013 and has since built a loyal clientèle. Her credentials are exceptional as well as her treatments.

Heather offers Swedish relaxation along with a mix of therapeutic/deep tissue techniques, rain drop therapy and hot stone massage. Heather also has additional certification in facial rejuvenation, cupping therapy and reflexology.

She enjoys treating women in various stages of pregnancy and enjoys working with clients to reach their wellness potential.

Angela Rochon
Registered Massage Therapist

Angela grew up in Plamondon, Alberta and has lived in Fort McMurray since 2000. She is proud to call Fort McMurray home.

Angela completed the 2200 hour massage therapy diploma program with the Alberta College of Message Therapy in 2016. She specializes in Swedish Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue massage. She is certified in in the modalities of Tsui Reiki levels 1 and 2, myofascial cupping, Thai yoga table massage, Acupressure and Meridian Massage Techniques. She has further expanded her knowledge in the treatment of the hips and will be adding on extensive training of the neck as well.

All her services can be layered with the add-on of the Infra Mat Pro. This mat brings you the benefits of five theories offered in one mat: Hot Stone Therapy, Far Infrared Therapy, Negative Ion Therapy, Photon Therapy and PEMF Therapy.

Far Infrared heat – offers temporary relief of muscle and joint pain and stiffness. Beneficial for arthritis, muscle spasms, minor strains and sprains, and increased circulation. Helps detoxify the body and alleviate symptoms of chronic fatigue.

PEMF therapy – temporary relief of muscle and joint pain, increased circulation, helps the relief of symptoms of depression, reduction of migraines, supports to stimulate bone recovery, helps decrease diabetic factors, may help trigger nerve repair, increases range of motion.

Negative Ion Therapy – helps achieve optimal wellness potential, improves mental focus, reverses and repairs the damage of positive ions, improves digestion, increases immune system, helps purify the air.

Photon Therapy – helps alleviate symptoms of depression, helps improve minor motor function and nerve regeneration, promotion of better wound recovery, improved skin and acne.

Hot Stone:
Amethyst – heals at a cellular level – aids in cell regeneration, detoxification of the body and heals inflammation. Relaxes the mind, targeting the nervous system. Helps with anxiety, depression and addiction.
Quartz – expands consciousness and helps improve overall mood, protects from harmful energy, alleviates headaches, improves metabolism and balance to the body’s natural organ functions.
Obsidian – improves state of mind, body and soul, offers protection from negative energy, helps heal the digestive system.
Jade – helps relieve physical discomfort, improves energy and mood, enhances mental clarity, helps combat negativity inside and outside the body.
Tourmaline – used as a tool for meditation, inspires creativity, assists with sleep, increases metabolism, improves pain relief, strengthens immune system, detoxifies body.

With how busy and stressful life can be, it’s important to stop and take time to care for yourself. She believes in combining energy work with the technical applications of massage therapy, offering massage treatments tailored specifically to your needs, massaging with intent, easing muscle tension and calming the mind, resulting in a more balanced body, mind, and soul.

Jessica
Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica has been practicing since graduating in Saskatchewan from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2008. Although her training was quite traditional, her style and approach are not as common. There’s been a belief going around for quite some time now and that mind and body are two separate things. She does not prescribe to this belief. In fact, quite the opposite. They go hand in hand to create whole-body well-being. She loves being able to share her knowledge of anatomy and the body’s systems with my clients. She believes that reconnecting the two by having the mental awareness of where your imbalances are and what might be causing it is crucial when trying to repair and rebalance the physical body. Jessica’s techniques are very slow, which allows people to connect their breath with the work being done and the movement of the muscles. The way you breathe affects your whole body, your posture, the way you move, the ease at which your blood flows and the rate your muscles respond to treatment. Our bodies are finely balanced. They require that mind body connect to remain that way. This approach has allowed her to help others not only when on her table but also by providing stretches, self-care and a reminder of what our bodies are capable of when we have that connection!

Kristi
Registered Massage Therapist

Born and raised in Stony Plain Alberta, on a little farm, natural health solutions have always been part of Kristi’s life. Certified as an RMT in 2009 and pursuing a chronic pain specialty with RAPID Neurofascial Reset in 2021, pain management through natural means has always been a primary goal for her. Kristi’s massage practice is based on evidence-based pain science. By blending a variety of modalities and techniques, primarily RAPID, She is able to get to the root of many chronic issues and provide relief and long-lasting results RAPIDly!

Rebecca
Registered Massage Therapist

After graduating with her 2200-hour diploma from the Alberta College of massage therapy, Rebecca is thrilled to offer a range of specialized treatments tailored to your unique needs. Whether you seek therapeutic relief, deep tissue, relaxation, or prenatal care, she has you covered. With a deep-rooted passion for the healing arts, Rebecca has embarked on this new career path to bring her expertise and dedication to your wellness journey. Her client-focused approach ensures that every session is personalized to address your concerns and goals, creating a harmonious balance between mind and body. She is grateful to be a part of the Layers family, and looks forward to meeting you all!

Hollie
Registered Massage Therapist

Hollie graduated from the 2200hr diploma program with the Alberta College of Massage Therapy. She has an educational background in emergency medicine and decided to bring her knowledge of the body into a new form. Hollie offers therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation, and pre and post-natal treatments as of now, but will be adding additional treatments in the future! She thrives on having her clients leave their appointments feeling better than when they walked in, whether that means being free from pain and discomfort or feeling more relaxed, she believes it is important to prioritize your well-being.

Reese
Registered Massage Therapist

Coming Soon!

Catherine
Registered Massage Therapist

Catherine graduated from the 2200hr program with ACMT here in Fort McMurray back in April, She then went on maternity leave right away when she had her baby girl at the start of May. She is so happy to be a part of the Layers team and is excited to start building her clientele. Catherine will eventually be adding extra modalities under her belt. Her goal is to make all her guests feel better than when they walked into their appointment. She believes self-care is very important!

Maltee Ramnath
Certified Esthetician

Maltee moved to Fort McMurray in 1977 from Trinidad and Tobago. She started her passion in esthetics and beauty culture in high school and then went to beauty school in Toronto. Completing her esthetic and body care course she returned home to Fort mcmurray and then again to Trinidad in 2000 where she still pursued esthetics. Maltee is very proud to call McMurray her home and loves to help everyone feel comfortable and loved in her care. With 31 years of experience for esthetics and massage, she looks forward to pampering everyone who comes her way during her journey here at Layers spa!

Nicole Payne
Certified Esthetician

​Nicole was born and raised in New Brunswick, where she developed the trade skills that led to her success as an Esthetician. With over 18 years experience and as a 2002 graduate of Majestany Institute Beauty college, she has worked her way across the country.

Backed by drive and ambition, Nicole strives to make you look and feel your best and is dedicated to constantly providing excellent services and quality products to her clients. Nicole is skilled in facials, dermaplaning, laser treatments, pedicures, manicures, waxing, and lash extensions.

​Trained in over 20 different skin care lines, she always enjoys learning something new and is excited to offer Jurlique and Image skincare products and treatments for all her clients. She feels very fortunate to be part of the Layers Spa family and looks forward to seeing you soon!

​“I am so happy I chose esthetics as a career path, this career is my life, my calling and I find the personal service industry very rewarding”

Tegan
Certified Esthetician

Tegan has been an esthetician since 2011, and she is still very much in love with what she does. When she started esthetics she was passionate about skincare. Over the years, that passion has grown into not just a love of skincare, but a love for making people look and feel beautiful. She loves taking care of her clients. She wants to make them happy, and enjoys seeing them pampered and looking their best!

Leah
Certified Esthetician

Leah is a local girl, born and raised here in Fort McMurray. Leah studied at The Esthetic Institute in Calgary and graduated in 2021 with Honors receiving her Advanced Clinical Esthetics Diploma. Leah brings a wide skillset to the Layer’s Team in her previous work with laser treatments for acne, rosacea, pigmentations, spider veins, and scarring. Having worked with Optometrists to perform various ocular treatments and dry-eye therapy, you can be confident to Leah’s careful approach to every skin or spa treatment she performs.

Leah is also a graduate of Canada’s esteemed beauty school, Blanche MacDonald Center in Vancouver, BC where she received her Make Up Artist Diploma.

Leah’s caring nature and professional approach puts you at ease and you’ll be left with a personalized and relaxing experience each time!

Skye
Esthetician

Skye is a passionate esthetician who began her career as a Holistic Skin therapist; using her love of Ayureveda, holistic well-being, advanced skincare ingredients and tools to bring maximum results to her guest’s skin. Skye believes healing starts from the inside, and she is excited to offer her expertise and soothing touch to help clients feel a sense of zen.

Kaitlyn
Esthetician

Kaitlyn is an Esthetician that graduated from Academy Canada in 2020. She recently made the move from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, and with a great passion for her career, she is eager to continue her work here in Fort McMurray. She loves to watch the confidence boost that her clients display when they leave, and she strives to make them feel empowered in every way she can!

Maya
Esthetician

Maya recently completed her Medical Esthetics diploma at Medes College in Dieppe New Brunswick. She is currently offering manicures and pedicures but is looking forward to offering more services in the future. Maya strives to make all her guests leave satisfied with their services and is excited to be building her guest clientele!

Jelisa
Reception, Laserworks Tech

Coming soon!