Bree Richards, RMT Registered Massage Therapist (currently on Maternity Leave)
Bree is a graduate of ICT Northumberland College and has been a practicing therapist since 2015. Her clinical focus is on postural dysfunction, sciatic nerve pain, stress related conditions and trigger point therapy. With an innate ability to sense and feel the body, Bree brings a unique talent for addressing both acute and chronic conditions with an overall quiet and relaxing energy to provide the utmost comforting environment for all of her clients. She is patient and professional, allowing time to listen to the body so each individual receives the most personalized treatments. She has a special interest in sport therapy, as an athlete herself, she enjoys incorporating fascial therapy, active myotonic release and offers the ability to adjust pressure and techniques to accommodate each client's personal preferences and needs.
Bree is an active member with MTANS and is up to date with First Aid and CPR. She brings a friendly and calming energy to our team and shows both enjoyment and pride in her practice. She's a life long learner, enjoys travel (within the Atlantic bubble now) and beating her friends in card games! She's a loving yet struggling plant mom, but continues to be patient and strives for success!
Marla MacKay, RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Marla obtained her degree in Massage Therapy from ICT in Halifax. She is someone who brings her passion for the practice with pride for her hometown community. Her focus is on relieving chronic pain and the effects that stress has on both the mind and therefore the body. Her technical skills and clinical focus on the relationship between the soft tissues of the body and the mental and emotional effect it plays in each person's unique experience and day to day life. She has a special interest in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, fascial stretching and selfcare education. Her treatment plans are outcomes-based and specialized for each individual person, allowing her clients to feel both real-time and lasting positive results.
Marla is an active member with MTANS and is current with her CPR and First Aid. She is a fun loving and energetic soul who enjoys spending time in the country, on the water, and with friends and family. She enjoys being creative with vegan cuisine, has a sweet taste for the fun adventures of life and is a life-long learner!
Courtney Arbuckle, RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Courtney has been practicing as a massage therapist since her graduation in 2017 and has previous work experience in the world of self care as a medical aesthetician. She is a strong advocate for others in helping them achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through her practice and as an educator. Courtney is committed to helping her clients by unearthing and understanding the underlying and contributing factors that cause pain and dysfunction, and helping to give the best treatment plans and education to get positive results. Her practice focuses on back, neck and shoulder pain, postural alignment issues, headaches, TMJ and low back pain. She uses a variety of techniques and tools, including cupping, jade stones, deep tissue therapy and trigger point release. She is skilled in sport massage therapy as well as using energy work for those with trauma and pain.
Courtney is an active member with MTANS, has her updated CPR and First Aid certification and is excited to be practicing in Pictou County. She loves being a football mom to her young son, enjoys hiking with her family and can be found at the gym during her downtime.
Dr. Alyssa Moraze Doctor of Chiropractic
Since graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2019, Dr. Alyssa has worked in Toronto, Ontario and more recently Truro, Nova Scotia. She is thrilled to be returning back to her roots here in Pictou County and practicing her passion with her community. She is keen on helping anyone with a muscle or joint issue (not just the spine!) and has a variety of techniques and tools under her practical belt to help you restore and maintain the vibrant life you deserve! Each care plan is tailored to the individual patient's condition and comfort level, following a complete evaluation and assessment with your health history. Your treatments may consist of soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulations and joint adjusting, rehabilitation exercises, kinesiotaping and acupuncture to name just a few. Dr. Alyssa is passionate about educating her patients about the significance a holistic approach to wellness including chiropractic care can have on achieving your best way of life!
Dr. Alyssa is in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. She is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR as well. Outside of her practice you can find her hiking Nova Scotia's beautiful trails with her pup Piper, making a mess in her kitchen baking or cozied up with a good book!
Morgan MacDonald, RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Morgan is a graduate of the Massage Therapy program in 2022, with 7 years previously working as a CCA in both acute and long term care. She understands the delicate needs of chronic pain and dysfunction and uses active listening skills to ensure her clients feel heard and that she designs each treatment plan accordingly. Her specialities lie in myofascial release, TMJ dysfunction and general pain from wear and tear and everyday stress. She can accommodate treatments that range from quiet space for stress relief to deep tissue therapy. Morgan is very passionate about massage therapy and strongly believes in the importance of calming the nervous system as an incorporation to her treatments, while providing a safe and calm environment for each client. Morgan also offers cupping therapy.
Morgan is in good standing with MTANS and has her CPR and First Aid training. She is a loving dog mom and you can find her adventuring around with her pup in her spare time!
Chawntae Campbell, RMT Registered Massage Therapist Graduating from Eastern College, Chawntae has a deep passion for self-care,and helping others feel empowered, which combines naturally with massage therapy. Spending years working with the public, Chawntae understands the importance of human connection and how valuable a positive experience can alter one's journey. As a therapist, she is skilled in myofascial release, cupping, trigger point therapy, and deep relaxation techniques. She is also well versed in postural dysfunction, headaches, recovery, and preventative care. Chawntae has a passion for energy work and its relation to the nervous system and our body's innate ability to heal.
Chawntae is registered with MTANS and has her First Aid and CPR training. When balancing work and life, Chawntae always finds time for her family, her dog and outdoor adventures. She enjoys reading with a good snack surrounded by nature!
Jessica Smith, DOMP Osteopath
Jessica began her career as a Massage Therapist in 2002 and after 10 years of practice she ventured on the journey to become an Osteopath, graduating in 2019. During her academic experience, she completed her thesis research in Peru alongside an Osteopathic health mission. Since then she has travelled throughout Nova Scotia, starting her own private practice in Antigonish. She has many years of experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary setting of practitioners, enjoying the holistic approach to healthcare that alternative medicine offers. She Osteopathy as an ever-evolving practice, constantly growing and developing as she understands the diverse and complex nature of the human body and experience.
Jessica is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths and is a life-long learner. She has a passion for travel, culture and artistic creativity. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and being competitive with cards and board games!
174 Archimedes Street | New Glasgow, NS 902.755.9020