Niagara Healing Arts

This clinic adheres to Public Health protocols and all patients are required to wear face coverings and subject to COVID screening before each appointment. Although the questionnaire asks about your vaccination status, no proof is required.

New patients must book an “Initial Appointment” of 90 minutes.

Some telehealth services are available, as well as private mindfulness education/training.

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Session with Nancy Dougherty

This session will include Manual Therapy (Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Massage) and Medical Qigong Therapy for the purpose of assessing and treating tissue and joint tension throughout the body, dysfunctional movement and posture patterns, nervous system interference and energetic dysfunction in the organs, points, bioenergetic fields and channels according to Chinese Energetic ... Read More

This session will include Manual Therapy (Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Massage) and Medical Qigong Therapy for the purpose of assessing and treating tissue and joint tension throughout the body, dysfunctional movement and posture patterns, nervous system interference and energetic dysfunction in the organs, points, bioenergetic fields and channels according to Chinese Energetic Medicine.

Nancy Dougherty RMT

Therapist, Teacher, Maker, Alchemist

Clinic Owner and Manual Therapist in the tradition of manual medicine for pain relief, health recovery and transformation - Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Mindfulness and Somatoemotional Release techniques, Medical Qigong/Chinese Energetic Medicine and a somatocentric approach to spiritual and relational harmony.

Founder of KINDlife Meditation & Supplies, promoting meditation and contemplative practice through workshops, classes and products. KINDlife was born out of a need for local support of community and personal practice development, and a local supply of quality handmade, custom-fitted meditation cushions (zafu & zabuton). We also carry incense, instruments and journals.

Nancy has continued her education in Meditation, Osteopathic technique and Chinese Energetic Medicine through professional Institutes and direct mentorship with experts. She is disciplined in the practice of Qigong, Daoist Inner Alchemy and Meditation and has maintained a private clinical practice for over 15 years.

In clinical practice, Nancy values an ethical and honest approach to assessment and treatment, and expects patients to consider all of their life conditions as part of the treatment plan. Relief from suffering extends beyond the experience of our physical symptoms, and this includes establishment of healthy boundaries, self-esteem, attitudes and relationships. This realization guided Nancy to teach about the value of meditation, energy awareness/preservation and natural breathing through the KINDlife brand as a skill-building, self-care complement to treatment.

Nancy came to this work from a background in Employee Benefits Consulting, and was compelled by her journey dealing with a lifetime of chronic pain from migraines and sports/martial arts injuries, but continued on her path from a deeper direction to lead a more healthy, fulfilling and inspired lifestyle.

Outside of work Nancy enjoys studying Daoist mysticism, meals and walks with family and friends, gardening medicinal plants, visiting Grey Bruce, crochet, sewing, board games and laundry. Lots of laundry.

Nancy was born & raised in the Niagara Region and lives in Midtown St. Catharines with her resourceful husband, artistic teenaged daughter and two weird cats.

Nancy graduated with honours in Massage and Hydrotherapy from Canadian Therapeutic College in 2005 and promptly entered into private clinical practice.

Continuing Education includes, but is not limited to:

Thai Yoga Massage Introduction with Lotus Palm School— Craniosacral Therapy 1 & 2 with Upledger Institute— Somatoemotional Release 1 & 2 with Upledger Institute— Visceral Manipulation 1 - 4 with Barral Institute— Chinese Energetic Medicine/Qigong (ongoing) with Dr. William L. Welch Jr, D.T.C.M., D.M.Q. (China) — Mindfulness Meditation Facilitation Training Intensive with Michael Stone

Nancy Dougherty RMT Therapist, Teacher, Maker, Alchemist Clinic Owner and Manual Therapist in t... Read More

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17 Main Street, St. Catharines
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