Massage and Acupuncture Team

Massage Team

Deanne Smith – Inspire Wellness 

Deanne offers the highest quality of care to her clients. In addition to massage therapy, she is a full body trained Active Release, Graston technique, Myofascial release and Myofascial cupping provider. She also trained in Shockwave and loves helping to get you back to doing the things that you love to do. She is highly motivated to obtain this goal and gets great satisfaction seeing people do what they enjoy. She loves the way they light up in these moments. She is friendly and knowledgeable and care about all aspects of your treatment. and will customize each treatment to meet your specific needs by incorporating a variety of assessment and treatment techniques that are best suited to you as an individual.


Acupuncture Team

Kari Pettersen
Owner and Founder of To The Point Acupuncture Inc.

R.Ac

Kari is a  Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA).

She graduated from Grant MacEwan University and shortly after returned home to Grande Prairie. She started her business in 2012 and has been practicing in the Grande Prairie for 8 years; she is looking forward to expanding her business in the future. 

Kari has a passion for travel, adventure and connecting with others. After high school she worked in the service industry while attending Grande Prairie Regional College and traveling around the world. It was through travel that she experienced the healing capabilities of acupuncture. While surfing in Nicaragua, she was stung in the arm by a stingray, resulting in nerve damage and  debilitating pain. Acupuncture helped ease her pain to the point that she could get off her nerve medication and after 10 treatments the pain was gone. It was through her own experience with acupuncture that led her to continue on that path to a career. 

Forever a student, she has several certificates in sports medicine acupuncture as well as fertility and hormonal acupuncture. Her goal to continue her education to become more specialized in obstetrics, gynecology, and fertility in 2020. She is currently taking the A to Z Guide to Using Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth Course and plans to take 2 more additional fertility courses this year.  In addition to acupuncture courses, she has also completed a certificate in Tuina Massage and Moxibustion for Menstrual Issues. Having had her own hormonal issues in the past she is passionate about helping others overcome hormonal issues and to help them achieve their dreams of having a family.