Beth Dobson, RMT (owner)
Beth Dobson is a registered massage therapist, a Thai yoga massage therapist, and certified yoga teacher. She graduated from Kine Concept Massage Therapy School (2500-hour course) in June of 2003, and joined the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists. She is currently a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.
Beth’s distinct vision of the health care that she provides to the public is centered on creating preventative lifestyles and habits with her clients as well as treating existing pain issues. She shared this vision with Johanne Gagne RMT, with whom she opened Clinique Masso-Soma Therapy Inc. in October 2003 with a large focus on pre- and post-natal massage.
In the spring of 2005 Beth traveled to Montrealʼs Palm Lotus School of Thai yoga massage where she completed two levels of Ayurveda and Thai yoga massage therapy, a passive form of yoga which also includes acupressure and massage. Through this course, Beth enjoyed a deeper practice of yoga for herself, resulting in her completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga style in April 2007. She also completed her prenatal yoga teacher training in May 2008. She has been teaching at Bodywise since May 2007.
Beth enjoys working with and teaching the anatomy of massage and yoga, as well as helping people cultivate the peace that we all have inside. “It is about connecting the mind, the body, and the spirit; a lot of people do not live in that harmony. Once that happens we are capable of handling stress both physically and mentally and we can enjoy our lives in a balanced way.”
Sasha Rooney, RMT (Owner)
Born and raised in New Brunswick, Sasha (Wilbur) Rooney moved to Ontario shortly after high school to pursue education and a career as a floral designer. While there she discovered the joy of physical fitness and better nutrition, and became interested in the mind-body connection.
When she returned to New Brunswick she included yoga and Pilates classes as part of her healthy lifestyle, which subsequently lead to her to completing basic yoga teacher training, and full certification as a Pilates instructor, including prenatal Pilates, gait analysis, and myofascial lines of movement.
Over the years of teaching Pilates she became more and more interested in the complexity of the human body and the way strengths, weaknesses, alignment and misalignment of the body affect our enjoyment of our daily lives. This lead her to further education and her graduation with honors as a registered massage therapist (The Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage). In addition she is also certified as a doula, and holds certificates in perinatal massage, soft tissue release, cranial sacral therapy, and has additional training in myofascial release. She is currently a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.
Sasha intends to continue her pursuit of lifelong learning in the mind-body connection.
Vanessa Belliveau, RMT
Vanessa Belliveau graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Eastern College in 2012 with training in general Swedish massage, manual lymph drainage, prenatal massage, joint mobility technique, and hydrotherapy. She has since furthered her training with certrificates in level 1 cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial integration and breast massage and will be advancing her training in myofascial therapy. She is driven not only by her love of the alternative healing process but also by her deep compassion for people.
Amanda Matchett, RMT
Amanda Matchett is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick (CMTNB) and an active member of the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (ANBMT). She graduated with honours from the massage therapy program at Eastern College of Moncton in May of 2016.
Amanda has taken courses in cupping and myofacial integration. In addition to these courses her other modalities are therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, sport massage and relaxation massage.
She uses a therapeutic approach with her treatments in combination with slow release techniques to allow for a more focused treatment. She also likes to educate her clients and provide them with the appropriate home care.