Annette Blanchard HHP, NCTBW, EST, is a Nationally Certified Therapeutic Body Worker, Licensed Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Esthetician and Talk Show Host.
With over 20 years of professional and personal experience in the field of health and fitness, Annette Blanchard is the high-energy personification of her Holistic Sports Spa and Wellness center where she specializes in the holistic approach to Sports and Injury Rehabilitation, Stress Reduction and Natural Skin Care for the purpose of Rejuvenation, Recouperation and Anti-Aging.
Practicing since 1981 Annette's experience, expertise and reputation began at the University of Calgary, Canada. Passionate about her interest, she studied sports medicine, Kinesiology and anatomy while working as an athletic trainer, national lifeguard and instructor. Instinctively she took injured athletes from the trainer room, incorporated massage then took them to the pool to rehabilitate. Athletes and their coaches where impressed when healing times were reduced and performance enhanced. This lead Annette to be asked to develop the University's first aquatic fitness program. Additional Certifications in personal fitness training and consulting fro the University of Alberta and the Canadian Heart Foundation eventually progressed to assistant anatomy lab instructor at the U of C, the Northerwestern School of Massage and then later the Sports Massage Training Institute of California.
Many professional and Olympic, Canadian and US athletes of all kinds, physicians, their nurses and their families have sought Annette's healing hands and wide diversity of wisdom and knowledge for the past 20 years. Some to alleviate pain, reduce stress, rehab from sports, injuries, or surgery, and many people just interested losing weight or in getting healthier and stronger.