I am Laura Kissmann and amongst other roles, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, Colon Hydrotherapist, Energy Healing practitioner and Consciousness facilitator. I see my mission as kick-starting people’s health transformation by inspiring, educating and empowering them. Picture my hummingbird pollinating for healthy blooming flowers. In fact, if you look closely at my logo, you might be able to see that happening with the W in Wellness representing a flower or person with their hands overhead.
My Personal Practice
I run a private wellness studio offering several modalities:
1. Functional Nutrition Consultation
Where together we do some detective work to get to the root cause of your health issues and customize a healing protocol through nutrition and other lifestyle modifications to meet your health goals. It is completely personalized and based on the latest evidence-based research in functional nutrition. In order to compliment the Personal Nutritional Coaching, I offer Menu Planning, Grocery Store Tours, Kitchen Cleanses, Cooking Workshops, Elite Supplements and Gastrointestinal Health Screening.
2. Lifestyle Treatments
These can help further the results of Holistic Nutrition.
- Access Bars® Treatments
- Relaxation Massage
- Infrared Sauna Therapy
- Raindrop Therapy
- Colon Hydrotherapy
I was priveleged to teach at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN Ottawa) and it that time built and several workshops designed to empower others to improve their health. More have been added and I am continually creating new ones based on any subjects I become curious about. Here is the list to date:
- The Power of the Heart Chakra
- Gluten: The Wholegrain Truth - Part 1 & 2
- Alkalinity: the Basics of Health (Full Day with cooking class throughout)
- Holistic Nutrition Trends (Paleo, Keto, Whole Foods Plant Based, Vegan, Alkaline etc)
- Lesser Known Health Game-Changers:
- Vitamin K2
- Marine Phytoplankton
- Unoxidized Seed Oils
I prepare varying lengths of these core subjects and many more for Corporate and Group Wellness. Of course, all of this is available in more detail on my Services page.
I have been an avid health and wellness enthusiast since I was a teenager. I have loved sports – gymnastics, field hockey, skiing of all kinds, tennis, triathlon are among my favourites. Inspired by my parents, I always aimed to eat healthfully (other than my past weakness for anything sugary!).
I also craved adventure and a team environment so I eagerly joined the Canadian Armed Forces and spent 20 years as an Air Force Telecommunications Officer after the privilege of graduating amongst the first class of women at Royal Roads Military College with a BSc in Physics and Physical Oceanography.
My “perfect” health journey; however, took a turn while at military college with the combination of stress, chronic overuse injuries and catching an unfortunate edge on downhill skis. After years of physiotherapy, I yearned to be on the other side of the table and help others. I left the camaraderie of my beloved Air Force to pursue that dream. A year of university pre-Medicine studies, two- 2 year diplomas (Remedial Massage Therapy and Natural Nutrition), a 3 month apprenticeship in Colon Hydrotherapy and many energy medicine courses, an ongoing mentorship in alkalinity/energy healing and experience teaching holistic nutrition is the sum to date of the main building blocks of my holistic practice. I now share these gifts and experience with you as part of Laura Kissmann Wellness!
Throughout my twenties and early thirties, I experienced a range of symptoms that was later diagnosed as an autoimmune thyroid “dis-ease” and I submitted to a toxic treatment to keep the symptoms at bay. Knowing what I know now, I realize that my thyroid issue was merely a symptom of a bigger problem that could have been thwarted if I had made a few changes. Hindsight, is of course, 20:20. This experience as an uneducated patient in the medical system fueled my interest and passion in finding natural solutions to help others in similar predicaments. I am optimistic now for transforming people’s dis-ease/symptoms into “ease”/health with all the evidence I have researched in functional nutrition.
My mission is to filter through the overwhelming amount of information on the internet to deliver the quality, evidence-based, scientific solutions that get results. I believe that the natural state of the body is the healthy state, it is always healing itself and that “healthcare” should be about self-kindness to create the best environment for the body to thrive. It is my passion to empower my clients, students and workshop participants to take charge of their own health by functionally moving, nutritionally eating, and cultivating mindfulness to remain healthy. I fundamentally believe this integrated approach is necessary to address the root cause of “dis-ease” in order to for someone to bring themselves back to their optimal health.
I have trained as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N), a Remedial Massage Therapist, a Colon Hydrotherapist, a YMCA Fitness Instructor, Access Bars® facilitator, Reiki, ThetaHealing® Technique and Raindrop Therapy practitioner amongst other modalities. These address the core requirements of nutrition, relaxation, fitness, consciousness and spirit that anyone can use to transform their current health issues.
I take the approach of a functional nutritionist and therefore I prefer to work with your medical team (and any previous testing they may have done) to get optimal results. I am also committed to continued education and staying at the forefront of research and clinical skills in order to evolve with this ever-changing field of health and wellness.
It is with an open heart that I invite you delve deeper into my website. Choose this journey with me and I will be excited to see where it takes us…
And remember: “Nothing tastes as delicious as healthy does!”
Laura Kissmann, CD, BSc, R.H.N., NNCP
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner, Colon Therapist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Access Bars Facilitator