Hello. My name is Sarah Jo Buffalo-Clazie. I am Cree, Nêhiyaw-iskwêw, from Samson First Nation. I identify as a Mom, wife, woman and healer. I am the proud owner of Willow Stone Connective Health, formally Trinity Massage Therapy. Since I can remember, I wanted to be a healer. I remember going around the campfire massaging the athletes after a golf tournament or a ball tournament when I was about 10 or so. My parents were always ones to host.
I graduated high school in 2002, from Ponoka Composite. I worked, and journied for 3 years, then returned to school to be a Massage Therapist. March 2006 I graduated from the Alberta Institute of Massage, which lead to owning my own business by June 2007. I had been massaging for 14 years when I decided to return to school to further my knowledge, by becoming a Manual Osteopath. Manual meaning “work done by hands”, osteopath meaning “manipulative medicine”.
I graduated from the National Manual Osteopathic College, in Innisfail, Alberta, in July 2022, with honors and distinction. When I’m not treating, I enjoy weight lifting, yoga, volleyball, softball and spending time with my husband and two very busy son’s. I love to encourage an active and healthy life-style, and believe it adds to my treatments. I am also a 240hr trained yoga instructor, which also plays a role in my knowledge of the body. My goal for all my clients, is for each one to be able to live life to the fullest. Mind, body, soul. Maintaining a pain free life is crucial in doing so. I use this approach for each treatment I have the pleasure of doing.
Manual Osteopathy is a newer modality in Canada, but is surely becoming more popular. This training was incredibly humbling, but it also helped to validate my natural capabilities. I am so very fortunate to have found a career that brings me so much joy on a daily basis.
Thank you to NITF for the support through this journey. Myself and my family truly appreciate all you did for us. Hiy hiy