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Dr. Karen Fairfield
Chiropractor, Nutrition and Functional Medicine, TRX 
Wellness Staff
Charles Watts
massage therapy

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 attentipn 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.

Lynne Morgan
RN, Licensed Acupuncturist
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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
massage therapy

Shannon Webb is a new massage therapist who is excited to join 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 Massage but plans to further her training in Sports and Pre/Postnatal Massage. Her goal is to help clients with pain management, healing, and self-care.               

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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 Smith
Founder & Master Teacher
YOGA Unlimited

Stacy has been involved in fitness all her life; competitive cheerleading, competitive swimmer, lifeguard, and professional dancer. She owned and operated  dance studios for eleven years in New Hampshire. She taught ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern dance and gymnastics. Along with the studio, she choreographed/performed in many theater productions, fashion shows and pageants.


Winning several awards for her choreography, she has choreographed, judged and emceed many fitness, dance, and cheerleading competitions, including the New England Patriots cheerleaders. She has also danced and choreographed for Walt Disney World and for Sesame Street Live Performances, with Bob McGrath. 


Stacy’s fitness career began part time in 1983 with her first certification as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor and teaches many formats of fitness. She’s managed fitness facilities,  coordinated programs and owned studios in NH, MA, FL and NC. She was the Yoga coordinator and YTT faculty for some big corporate yoga companies like Lifetime Fitness, and Corepower Yoga. She co wrote several yoga teacher training programs and was a master teacher for several local studios. She is also a former presenter for YogaFit teacher training and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. 

Throughout the years of practicing she has studied and taught many styles of yoga, plus fusion style classes like Yoga/Pilates, Yoga/Barre, Yoga/Sculpt, Prenatal/Post Partum, Chair Yoga and Sports specific flexibility/yoga training.  Having a degree in education she decided to start her own yoga teacher training in 2017. Yoga Unlimited Teacher Training School, with a mission is to spread the yoga love and make yoga accessible to everybody and every BODY. 


Stacy is an experienced  registered yoga teacher and can provide continuing education to currently registered teachers with Yoga Alliance. She is also a Thai Body Worker, a Reiki Master, a Holy Reiki Master and a Sound Healer. Outside of the wellness world, she loves the beach, painting, traveling and spending time with her family.

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.  

She is the owner of CRAVE SUPER Superfoods, a product line of healthy blends, seasonings and grinds.  Available at Island Healing. 

Amy Wallace
Nutritional Counselor/
Front Desk Staff
 Anita Black
Front Desk

Island Healing loves having Anita 3 days per week at our front desk.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!

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