Learn more about Shey's history and the Owner
Laura A. Niesslein
Laura is a nutritionist, registered massage therapist, yoga instructor, and the owner of Shey Wellness, based out of Toronto.
Laura grew up in Germany but is in fact Austrian (big difference) by birth. Upon leaving Germany, she spent 2 years in India, where she trained extensively in Ashtanga Yoga (and advanced to become a certified yoga therapist), Ayurvedic therapy, massage therapy, Shiatsu, and additional body modalities. During this time that she was also introduced to the world of healing through diet.
From India, Laura spent a year in Maui, Hawaii where she continued her study of anatomy, physiology, and massage.
In 2010, her journey brought her to Canada. It didn't take long for her to fall in love with the beautiful country! Laura now calls Toronto her home. Since her arrival, she completed a culinary diploma, achieved her Canadian RMT license, increased her yoga teacher training hours, and completed her nutrition certification.
She has a lovely English Mastiff named Bernadette - who answers to Bernie. Laura loves to cook, so she takes pretty much any opportunity to host people for dinner.
A little more...
Laura's passion lies in educating people and supporting them on their journey toward looking and feeling their best — while still allowing for indulgences! She is primarily focused on digestive health and stress management and offers online programs and in-person treatments designed to help her clients reclaim their health.
Shey Wellness was born in October of 2013 as a way to continue treating Laura's clientele after her then-employer closed their doors suddenly.
Shey Wellness would eventually become a multidisciplinary clinic, offering a range of services including massage therapy, yoga, naturopathy, chiropractic, and osteopathy.
Fast forward a few years and Laura's work-life balance was non-existent. Her life revolved around Shey Wellness, as it had since she opened shop, but it had lost its joy along the way. Managing had become a chore and she was spreading herself too thin.
Laura decided to reassess Shey Wellness in light of her personal and business goals and, in January 2017 after much deliberation, she elected to downsize.
This decision, while scary at the outset, renewed her ability to travel — to visit with her family, who are spread out across Europe, to rebuild her social life, and to finally breathe and serve her clients better!