MEET OUR TEAM
Dr. Karen Fairfield
Chiropractor, Nutrition and Functional Medicine, TRX
Dr. Karen graduated from Life West Chiropractic College in 2000 and has, since then, specialized in Applied Kinesiology and Clinical Nutrition. After relocating her family from San Francisco, Dr. Karen's first office opened on Oak Island in 2001.
Dr. Karen has always sought to solve her and her patient's health challenges in the most natural, conservative way possible. Most recently, her approach is more geared toward combining chiropractic and functional medicine. Using a combination of chiropractic techniques, lab testing and muscle testing, she works on supporting the most important systems of the body, looking for the underlying cause of symptoms.
Dr. Karen built the current location on Oak Island Drive in 2006 so she could expand her professional services and add our gorgeous "Treehouse" TRX and yoga room. As a brand new "empty nester", she now has to focus all attention to her husband of 22 years and of course the 3 fur babies! In her spare time, Dr. K enjoys playing as much tennis as possible, walking the beach, CrossFit, TRX, cooking, gardening, painting, photography and music.
Charles joined Island Healing in 2018.
One of our greatest revelations in life is finding our true passions. I made this discovery back in 2016 when I began my studies in massage therapy at Miller Motte College. As a student therapist, I had the privilege of working with clients on a weekly basis who suffered from chronic pain issues, and was able to see each of them improve. Through this experience and after much research, I made the decision to seek further training after graduation in orthopedic massage. Since graduating in December 2016, I have worked in a number of different settings from spas to such events as the Ironman and Wrightsville Beach marathon. I am currently working on a master’s certification from the Center for Pain Management in orthopedic massage, and my passion is to help those who deal with pain to live pain free. As a massage therapist my main focus is on deep tissue work and soft tissue balancing.
RN, Licensed Acupuncturist
Lynne is grateful to be able to share the benefit of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with you. Her passion for this medicine began when she found acupuncture and Chinese herbal Medicine extremely helpful in getting her through the strenuous 12 hour night shifts, while working as a nurse. Coming from a Western Medicine Background, she didn't understand it initially, but knew that it was valuable in getting her through this time period in her life.
Her background includes training not only in acupuncture, but in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities. She is licensed by the state of North Carolina, and recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has 33 years of nursing experience, and 16 years working as an Acupuncturist.
She has also had the pleasure of treating Veterans for 7 years at the Veterans Health Administration, working with those experiencing PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries and other serious health issues. In addition, she worked for the the Huntsman Cancer Institute of University of Utah, assisting patients and their caregivers going through cancer treatments. When not working, she enjoy hikes in the mountains, walks on the beach, and spending time with her pets, family and friends.
Shannon Webb is a massage therapist who is excited to be a part of the Island Healing team! She is on a journey to learn more about natural healing and self-care. She started studying Massage Therapy in 2019 and graduated in 2020 from Brunswick Community College. There she had the privilege to train with clients daily. She specializes in Swedish and Pre/Postnatal Massage Massage but plans to further her training in Sports. Her goal is to help clients with pain management, healing, and self-care.
Dr Jessie Mullen
Dr. Jessie completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY in 1997.
Dr. Jessie loves to help people of all ages but specializes in the treatment of children and pregnant women. She is certified in the Webster Technique, which helps to correct sacral misalignment and balance pelvic muscles and ligaments, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. She was also awarded the CACCP certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
“The best gift you can give your child is a lifetime of great health!”
Dr. Mullen is proficient in several techniques, including Cox Flexion Distraction, Thompson Drop, Activator and Diversified. She is also proficient in nutritional analysis and counseling. So many chronic issues that are common today can be alleviated with nutritional/supplement counseling. She continuously strives to update her skills and keep up with the latest advances in natural healthcare.
Dr. Jessie is excited to join the Oak Island community and will be on the beach in her spare time!
Stacy McMillan Smith is the owner of Yoga Unlimited Yoga and Fitness studio here on Oak Island, 8809 E Oak Island Drive, where she teaches yoga, Pilates, functional fitness and more. She is an International Yoga Teacher, certifying students all over the country live and virtually. She is a Master Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Alliance Educational Provider, Master Reiki and Holy Reiki Teacher, a Certified Sound Therapy Healer, and is certified in Thai Body work and Aromatherapy, plus she was a former school teacher.
Stacy’s fitness career began over 4 decades ago. Besides teaching yoga and fitness, she was a competitive swimmer, lifeguard, cheerleader, professional dancer and an award winning choreographer. Choreographing for Walt Disney World and Sesame Street Live, as well as being a judge for the New England Patriots cheerleader auditions.
She managed fitness facilities, coordinated programs and owned dance and yoga studios in NH, MA, FL and NC. She was a Facilitator, the Yoga and Pilates Coordinator and Group Fitness Coordinator for big corporate companies like Lifetime Fitness, Corepower Yoga, YogaFit and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the largest certification company for fitness instructors and trainers in the country.
Outside of the wellness world, she loves the beach, painting, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Founder & Master Teacher, YOGA Unlimited
Jen is a new massage therapist joining the Island Healing team. She is a retired US Coast Guard veteran with 23 years of service and a recent graduate from Brunswick Community College massage program. She currently specializes in Swedish and Therapeutic Massage. Jen recently completed her certification in Complete Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy (CLT) from the Klose Institute. She believes many health and mobility issues are rooted within the lymphatic, neurological, fascial, and connective tissue systems. Jen’s goal is to help clients gain awareness of their body and help facilitate space where the body heals itself.
Helping clients regain functionality through integrative and therapeutic techniques is a major focus of interest. She will continue to take specialized courses to broaden her skills and to offer her clients a wide range of therapies. Whether it be through lymphatic drainage, myoskeletal and fascial work, or simply to relax and restore, she would love to work with you. She is a member of the National Lymphedema Network (NLN), Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN), and Fascia Research Society.
Jen enjoys creating mixed media art, spending time with family and friends, Formula 1 racing, gardening, playing at the beach, and medical research.
Amy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach offering Holistic Nutrition education and Lifestyle Coaching. She is Certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she has training in over 100 dietary theories and a variety of coaching methods.
Amy offers private coaching sessions, group programs, classes, seminars, shopping tours, cooking demonstrations and employee wellness programs. She offers in-home consultations and sessions and long distance coaching.
Her focus is helping individuals discover a healthy and happy lifestyle through diet, self care, movement and stress management. Amy specializes in Holistic Nutrition, Self Care, Chronic Conditions, Digestive Health, Adrenal Health and Specialty Diets, especially gluten-free support.
Front Desk Staff
A former patient of Dr. Karen's, handpicked for her charm and efficiency... She is the ultimate for scheduling and taking care of all our patients/clients needs. Please reach out and let her know how she can assist you!
Anita is currently taking a leave of absence to focus on her health.
Laurie is also a former patient of Dr. Karen. She found Dr. Karen on an internet search after suffering with pain from an injury for six months.
Dr. Karen found the problem and was able to fix the problem in one session. Laurie is now a firm believer in natural healthcare
and is happy to help others find drugless solutions to their problems.
She now works the front desk 3 days a week assisting customers, scheduling, and helping out the office however she can.