Lori Bean, owner of the Maliya Wellness Centre in Cochrane, Alberta, opened a healing space for women, teens, and children when the world needed it the most—at the tail end of the pandemic.
“Our clients can be five years old, 25 or 75. They often come in feeling defeated and like they’ve been suffering for a long time. This is the beginning of their journey at Maliya.”
Bean should know. More than eighteen years ago, she was in a horrific car accident that triggered a state of perpetual illness—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This experience highlighted for her the gaps in our healthcare system and inspired her to create a wellness centre for those in need of integrative, client-centered care.
At Maliya, you begin your journey from the moment you step through the doors. You are welcomed into a loving sanctuary and embraced with warmth, beauty, and relaxation. You are greeted by Maliya’s wellness specialist and co-owner, Alyssa Rabin, who listens to your concerns and desires and helps select a team of skilled practitioners to support you in your healing.
There is constant communication between practitioners and a personalized approach to care: “We attend to mental, spiritual and physical well-being and hold your hand the entire way,” says Bean.
Maliya’s vast range of services include naturopathic medicine, psychology and counselling, functional medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, osteopathy, and chiropractic.
Maliya’s practitioners work together to offer an unparalleled level of care that honours your needs and puts you first. As Bean shares, “We are a team of women who get it. We’ve been there, and we’re here to help you thrive.”
The demand for Maliya’s services has exceeded Bean’s expectations, particularly among children and teens who have lost their sense of being in this world.
“They want to be seen and heard,” says Bean, whose team of empathetic practitioners help the whole family heal. The centre has become a hub for teens and children to get the support they need, as Bean believes that “when we help the children, we are helping their mothers too.”
Maliya Wellness Centre for Women, Teens, and Children is already expanding, and Bean plans to open a larger centre in Calgary to meet the growing needs of families seeking support that goes above and beyond the traditional medical system.
Maliya Wellness Centre
2204-120 5 Ave. West,
Cochrane, AB T4C 0A4
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