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 Marketing Director who creates and manages the branding and digital elements of Layers. Zavier is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan but Fort McMurray has been home for the past 12 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

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, and Deep Tissue massage. I am certified in in the modalities of Tsui Reiki levels 1 and 2, myofascial cupping, Thai yoga table massage, Acupressure and Meridian Massage Techniques. I have further expanded my knowledge in the treatment of the hips and will be adding on extensive training of the neck as well.

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.

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. 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.

Victoria
Registered 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.

Jessica
Registered Massage Therapist

I am a Registered Massage Therapist. I have been practicing since graduating in Saskatchewan from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in 2008. Although my training was quite traditional, my style and approach is not as common. There’s been a belief going around for quite some time now and that mind and body are two separate things. I do not prescribe to this belief. In fact, quite the opposite. They go hand in hand to create whole body well being. I love being able to share my knowledge of anatomy and the body’s systems with my clients. I believe 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. My 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 me to help others not only when on my table but by providing stretches, self care and a reminder of what our bodies are capable of when we have that connect!

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.

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

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!

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!

Jelisa
Reception, Laserworks Tech

Coming soon!

Madison
Receptionist

Coming Soon!