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.

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.

Dawn MacLean
Registered Massage Therapist

Dawn is one of our very talented and fully certified RMT’s who graduated from her 2200-hour  massage therapy program in Nova Scotia. Soon after graduating, she made the move to Fort McMurray, which has been her home since 2003. At this time, she has had the opportunity to work alongside some talented healthcare practitioners, industry leaders, and even a few celebrity clients.

Dawn’s passion is providing holistic care that embodies a person as a whole. She enjoys working with clients to help them find balance in each and every layer of their life while supporting their wellness goals. Dawn offers a wide variety of massage services, including Swedish relaxation, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Pre/Post Natal, Hot Stone, Facial Massage, Cupping Therapy, and Rain Drop Therapy.

If you are looking for some much-needed time to relax, unwind, relieve stress, or rid your body of aches and pains, Dawn is here to help you on your journey to Wellness.

Cheryl Alexander
Registered Massage Therapist

Cheryl, originally from Saskatchewan, has called Fort McMurray home for the past 16 years and has been part of the Layers team since August 2016.
Cheryl thrives on helping her guests reach their wellness and wellbeing goals by providing Swedish Relaxation massage, Deep Tissue Therapeutic treatment and Myofascial Cupping therapy. Cheryl has additional certification in Pre and Post Natal massage, Thai Massage level 1, Tsui Reiki level 1, Reflexology as well as an ultra soothing Facial Rejuvenation massage.
Cheryl’s signature massage is the Deep Heat Treat which incorporates Hot Stones for a truly opulent relaxation or therapeutic massage.
Cheryl’s passion is to provide clients with a treatment tailored to their needs and to holistically find peace and balance within themselves.

Angela Rochon
Registered Massage Therapist

I grew up in Plamondon, Alberta and have lived in Fort McMurray since 2000. I am proud to call Fort McMurray home.

I completed the 2200 hour massage therapy diploma program with the Alberta College of Message Therapy in 2016. I specialize in Swedish Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue and Myofascial cupping. I am certified in Tsui Reiki levels 1 and 2, Acupressure and Meridian Massage Techniques. I will be expanding my knowledge with Kinetic neck massage as well as Thai Yoga table massage in October.

All my 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.

With how busy and stressful life can be, it’s important to stop and take time to care for yourself. I believe in combining energy work and 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.

Kelsea Frye
Registered Massage Therapist

Kelsea is a Registered Massage Therapist trained by MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. She is proud to be born and raised in Fort McMurray and excited to be working with Layers Wellness. She is passionate about orthopedic physical assessment and looks forward to sharing it with her hometown. Kelsea aims to provide you with the best experience possible by prioritizing your time, and having a genuine approach in selecting the specific treatment that suits your goals.

Kelsea offers a variety of massage including Therapeutic, Sports, Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage. She is passionate about working together as a team with her patients to reach their optimal physical and mental state of health. Kelsea is a life long learner and looks forward to growing with her Layers Wellness family.

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!

Samantha Dicks
Certified Esthetician

Samantha comes from a tiny town in Labrador, but moved to Fort McMurray shortly after completing her Medical Esthetics diploma at Majestany Institute in Moncton, N.B. She has been in the industry for 4 years and continues to Layer her services and skillset.

Her passion for knowledge and cutting edge techniques, in the ever changing beauty industry, lead her to Layers Spa. She is excited to share her passion for advanced skincare and lasers while providing personalized and effective treatments. A service with Samantha will combine her technical experience with a relaxing and soothing touch.

Samantha strives to provide her guests with radiating confidence both inside and out.

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”

Beth Critch
Nail Tech

Beth was born and raised right here in Fort McMurray!  Beth’s passion for esthetics started at a very young age.  She began to pursue her dream of being an esthetician by enrolling in the advanced Esthetics program throughout her high school years.   Beth is currently certified in Pedicures and Waxing.  She is passionate and eager to learn and expand her education and skills in esthetics. Beth strives to provide a pleasant, enjoyable experience to all she has and will have the pleasure to serve in the future, here at Layers Spa!

Jen H
Management Team

Jen is part of the management team at Layers. She moved from Vancouver Island to Fort McMurray with her husband and 3 kids in 2013. Jen was a nail tech for 6 years and has a passion for working with people and all things spa, making Layers the perfect fit. Jen is a strong believer in self-care, and is excited to be able to work somewhere that is the perfect place to meet everyone’s self-care needs.

Zavier Harper
Marketing

Zavier is our Marketing Director who creates and manages the branding and social media elements of Layers. Zavier is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan but Fort McMurray has been home for the past 11 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 and helping create the content and sources for guests. She’s driven by seeing everyone feel their best and unwind with their time at Layers.

Brooklyn
Massage Therapist

Brooklyn grew up in Stephenville Newfoundland living a very active lifestyle. She moved to Fort McMurray and joined the Layer team in 2021. Brooklyn successfully completed the Massage Therapy program, receiving her diploma at Academy Canada in St. John’s Newfoundland in May 2021. Brooklyn is looking forward to having the opportunity to help guests maximize their quality of life. She has a diverse skill set to help guests with a wide range of conditions and injuries or even relaxation. She offers Swedish relaxation along with a mix of therapeutic/deep tissue techniques. She’s looking forward to the many years ahead and layering her skills as a Massage Therapist via ongoing post-professional coursework. Brooklyn is eager to meet the spas existing clientele and welcomes new guests as well.

Lindsay
Massage Therapist

Lindsey is one of our very talented and fully registered massage therapists. She is a Fort McMurray local, and is thrilled to be a part of the Layers family.  Lindsey graduated with honours from the Alberta College of Massage therapy 2200hr program with additional certifications in Usui Reiki levels 1 & 2.  She is currently working on RYT 200 & CMT training and is looking forward to incorporating these into her treatments.  She considers herself to be a forever student and is looking forward to layering additional certification in Thai foot reflexology in the near future. Lindsey enjoys working with a wide variety of guests with focus on assessment and guest education, which she believes will allow her guests to become active participants in their own wellness. She has a special interest in working with pregnant clients and has additional training as a doula. She is passionate about what she does and very much look forward to helping her guests reach their wellness goals.

Norah
Receptionist

Norah is part of Layers reception team. She strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for every guest as well as provide great customer service. She was originally born in Prince Edward Island and moved to fort McMurray in 2011. Norah is currently attending High school and is hoping to layer up her education next year in university, committing to a science degree.

Victoria
Massage Therapist

Victoria Allen is a graduate of the 2500-hour diploma program at Kine Concept in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2004. She joined the layers team in October of 2021. Victoria has joined the MTAA and she has been a member of the ANBMT since 2004 and she is a member of the CMTNB since 2013. Victoria also remains on the Board Governance Advisory Committee in New Brunswick under the ANBMT.  Victoria offers Swedish Relaxation along with Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Techniques. She has been trained in Table Thai Massage, Thai foot reflexology, Advanced Myofascial Release and Guasha. She holds certification in Aromatherapy, Fascial Approaches to the shoulder, and Workplace Standard First Aid with CPR & AED. Victoria believes that everyone needs to pamper themselves while having a great treatment of your choosing. Whether it be a treatment or relaxation Victoria has the skills to help you enjoy your time at Layers.

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!

Skye
Esthetician

Skye is a passionate esthetician who began her career as a Holistic Skin therapist; using her love of Ayureveda, holistic wellbeing, advanced skincare ingredients and tools to bring maximum results to her guests 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.

Tegan
Esthetician

HI! My name is Tegan. I have been an esthetician since 2011, and still very much in love with what I do. When I started esthetics I was passionate about skincare. Over the years, that passion has grown into not just a love of skin care, but a love for making people look and feel beautiful. I love taking care of my clients. I want to make them happy, and enjoy seeing them pampered and looking their best!

Sia
Esthetician

Sia received her Aesthetics certification 14 years ago from the Jon Raymond Institute in Moncton NB. After a few years of school she decided to start her journey out West and is proud to say Fort McMurray is home! She is passionate about performing a variety of services, but Electrolysis, Manicures and Pedicures is where she truly shines! She feels that Esthetics is not just about painting nails, that there are many Layers to this career; helping create an escape from a hectic day, a friendly face, or just someone to confide in. She looks forward to making your day better at Layers!