Massage Therapy

Naturopathy with Dr. Susan Ritcey


Massage Therapy, with Andrea MacDonald

Andrea has a special interest in the therapeutic treatment of rotator cuff/shoulder injuries, tendonitis and neck/low back pain. She enjoys helping educate her clients on proper posture and stretching as well as the benefits of relaxation massage.

Therapeutic Massage (click to show/hide)

Relaxation Massage (click to show/hide)

Deep tissue/Trigger point therapy (click to show/hide)

Hot Volcanic Stone Massage (click to show/hide)

Dr. Susan Ritcey, Naturopathic Doctor
Andrea MacDonald, RMT

Andrea MacDonald, RMT, grew up in Kings County N.S. and studied massage therapy for 2 years at ICT Northumberland College in Halifax. She has been practicing for over 7 years and has worked with multiple practitioners from different disciplines.

Andrea has a love of learning and has continued her education with several courses above and beyond her initial training:

  • Schweitzer's deep tissue therapy
  • Carpal Tunnel release
  • Myofascial assessment and postural dysfunction
  • Indian scalp and pressure point therapy
  • Pregnancy and infant massage


Massage Therapy, with Kailey Brown

Kailey has continued to advance her knowledge and clinical skills in therapeutic massage with a special interest in treating:

  • Sports injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Chronic stress tension

She blends her deep tissue therapy with hot stones, infrared heat, aromatherapy oils and naturally scented warm towels. It's funny that her clients never seem to want to
go home!

Kailey Brown, RMT
Kailey Brown, RMT

Kailey Brown, RMT, grew up in the Annapolis Valley and studied massage therapy for 2 years at ICT Northumberland College. She has over 7 years of experience and has worked in several multi-disciplinary clinics in the Valley.

Massage Therapy, with Bethany Hayes

Hawthorn Clinic is very pleased to welcome Bethany Hayes, RMT to our team.

Bethany is enthusiastic and highly committed to helping her clients benefit from the stress-relieving effects of therapeutic massage.

She excels at alleviating the pain associated with postural dysfunction, commonly found in the neck, lower back and legs. She has a special interest in helping people with TMJ pain, chronic migraines, pre and post pregnancy massage and osteoarthritis.
Bethany combines magnetic pulse and radio frequency waves with deep tissue massage as a successful way to treat stubborn cases of tendonitis such as tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendonosis.

She loves to use thalassotherapy (therapeutic seaweed wraps), hydrotherapy treatments, paraffin hand/foot soaks and steam canopy in combination with therapeutic massage to create a unique healing experience for her clients.

Bethany Hayes, RMT
Bethany Hayes, RMT

Bethany Hayes, RMT, grew up in Kingston, NS and is a proud graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.

Hawthorn Massage Therapy

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