“Health Care With a Personal Touch”

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New Glasgow Essential Elements Massage Clinic opened in 2009 and is owned and operated by Ashley Hebert-MacLean, RMT and Liam MacLean, RMT.  Located in a convenient downtown location with available private parking, the clinic boasts a comfortable waiting room and three spacious treatment rooms, all in a welcoming yet professional atmosphere.  Massage tables with adjustable height, a pregnancy table, and natural, environmentally-friendly products and cleaning supplies all complement Essential Elements’ philosophy:  “Health Care With a Personal Touch”.

The clinic handles all cases and conditions, from acute injuries, chronic conditions, and MVA cases to relaxation and preventative care.  Resident therapists are always happy to provide assessments and self-care exercises, as well as answer any and all questions their clients may have about massage therapy or specific conditions.  Essential Elements strives to promote clients gaining an active role in their personal health care.


Ashley Hebert-MacLean, RMT, Owner
Ashley graduated from ICT Northumberland College as a Massage Therapist in 2004, and has a history of 12 years as a Massage Therapist in Pictou County.  She promotes infant massage, working with infants and their parents to teach techniques, and has held classes at Kids First in New Glasgow.  Ashley enjoys significant treatment success with lower back pain and sciatic nerve pathologies, as well as manual lymph drainage (MLD).  Clients appreciate Ashley’s ability to utilize a wide range of treatment pressures and techniques to specifically treat their various pathologies.


Liam MacLean, RMT, Owner
Liam has been working in Pictou County for 9 years, having graduated from ICT Northumberland College as a Massage Therapist in 2005.  He is known for his work with TMJD and headache sufferers, and has great success with a wide range of shoulder pathologies.  Liam is interested in furthering his myofascial pain education and has recently completed training in the use of Kinesiology Tape to complement his massage practice.  Liam is able to customize his client’s treatments to accommodate all muscle tones and tenderness levels.


Katelyn Dykstra, RMT
Graduating from ICT Northumberland College as a Massage Therapist in 2010, Katelyn has been providing meaningful care to clients ever since. Katelyn boasts a diverse background including myofascial release and reflexology, and has experience with varied sport- and injury-related conditions, as well as MS and HIV/AIDS clients. She has also had success with post-procedure manual lymph drainage (MLD) for mastectomy, lumpectomy, lymphectomy, and radiation patients. Katelyn prides herself on knowledge of diverse conditions and achieving the balance necessary for effective massage therapy treatments.


Brianna “Bree” Richards, RMT
Essential Elements’ most recent graduate, Bree brings the most modern treatment approaches to your health. Enjoying success with techniques from gentle myofascial stretching to deep muscle release, Bree prides herself on customizing her clients’ treatments to accommodate all muscle tones and tenderness levels.