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The Mind Behind
the          Magic



Hi, I'm Nikki...

Registered Massage Therapist

Practicing Yogi / Instructor

Fellow Human in the Life Experience

Loves Food, Fantasy, Singing & Camping

How it Started...

My name is Nikki Froning - Owner, Instructor and Registered Massage Therapist at CARE Body Therapy. My passions for  manual therapy and yoga began during a period of transformation, where I had to learn to let go of who I thought I was and embrace the person that I was becoming. Massage and Yoga were how I showed love to a body and soul that I had spent a lifetime crushing into a box of unrealistic expectations. They gave me a safe space to explore what would happen if I just allowed myself to be the beautifully imperfect person I am and break free from the mental chatter that prevented me from growing.


In 2020, I graduated with honors as a Registered Massage Therapist from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. Returning to post-secondary in my thirties, with a toddler and a full-time job was one of the most stressful but rewarding decisions I've ever made. I knew that I'd wanted to be my own boss since High School, allowing me to balance my family and work life the way I wanted to, but it took almost a decade in aquatics and half as long as an office administrator to find the path that would lead me there. I first opened Alberta Girl Body Therapy out of my home in 2019 and throughout the pandemic discovered deeper understandings of both my values and the needs of my clients. As my identity as a massage therapist matured, my brand evolved into CARE Body Therapy by Nikki.

More recently, I decided to deepen my understanding and relationship with yoga. Practicing yoga has been a journey in accepting the body, embracing the uncomfortable and healing the soul. My mat has become a sanctuary when the pressure of the outside world squeezes too tightly and I've found myself time and again in the practice, when I was sure I was lost. Though I'm by no means the most physically strong or flexible yogi you'll ever meet, I resonate deeply with its effects on the nervous system and mind-body connection. When I teach yoga, I welcome you to step onto that path with me and explore all the ways yoga can help you cultivate a powerful and lasting relationship with your Self.

Whether used in tandem or individually, both Massage Therapy and Yoga offer clients an opportunity to find the eye of their storms. Both positively affect the Sympathetic Nervous System, helping the body become an environment where adapting to change and releasing tension is possible.


I am currently a member in good standing of the CMMOTA (Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association).

How I Work With Clients...



My massage treatment philosophy is to address the underlying musculoskeletal mechanisms for any pain or dysfunction that you identify as your chief concern, working with the body and it's natural desire to be optimally functional to help improve overall wellness. Your body is designed to be at homeostasis and will return as closely as it can to its normal factory settings given the right tools to effect change. This can take time, but consistency often yields amazing results. If we don't start to see changes in 3-5 sessions  or we find we're simply not a good fit, I'll help you find another manual therapist who may better serve your body's needs. I employ a variety of tools and techniques to affect the soft tissues of your body during treatment, always working within your boundaries for comfort. We always begin with clinical assessment and at the end of your session I'll assign home-care exercises or offer referrals to extend your healing beyond the table.



My yoga philosophy is to encourage the regular use of intention, breath and movement to positively influence the nervous system, improving optimal function through balancing the mind-body connection. Every body can do yoga. The most wonderful aspect of yoga, no matter how you approach it, is that it does not discriminate. It doesn't care what you look like, how you identify or label yourself, what religion you choose to practice, whether or not you're athletic or if you buy into the many ways it can influence your ability to explore and expand the Self. Yoga is here for you, in whatever way you need it to be. It exists as a catalyst that encourages growth in whatever way feels natural to each individual. CARE Yoga is here to provide every body with a space of safety and support in which to challenge their nervous systems to respond, rather than react, increasing neuroplasticity and improving overall wellness.

I believe in long term healing of both body and mind, by helping you fall in love with taking CARE of yourself. Although we may address short term complaints in massage sessions or specific goals in yoga classes, we will always be working toward creating an improved sense of overall wellness for you. I hope that we'll be a good fit and look forward to working with you. Cheers!

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