At Rockhaven massage therapy and osteopathy, we are committed to providing a thorough and comprehensive approach to healing, that addresses each individual's specific therapeutic needs
Norm Hatch - Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Norm Hatch has been working in private clinical practice since 2005. His background includes degrees and diplomas in Kinesiology, Sports Injury Management, Massage Therapy, and Osteopathy. Through his commitment and passion for learning, Norm incorporates a unique approach to injury rehabilitation. His approach combines a variety of tools and philosophies in order to address each individual’s needs in a complete and holistic manner. Norm is a dedicated family man, recreational hockey player, business owner, and perpetual student of health care.
Alix Ryan - Massage Therapist
RMT, SMT(cc), Owner Rockhaven Massage Therapy and Osteopathy
Alix Ryan graduated from Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek with honors in 2011. In addition to working as a Registered Massage Therapist, she has received advanced training in Myofascial Cupping Therapy; Myofascial & Deep Tissue Therapy; Sports Massage Therapy; Clinical Athletic Taping; and Indie Head Massage. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, The Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario, and the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association (candidate). Alix is a competitive horseback rider, wife, mother, and business owner who balances it all with a generous spirit.
Jane Fox - Massage Therapist
Jane Fox graduated from Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington in 2004. She is trained as a Thai Massage Therapist, and has advanced training in Cranio-Sacral Techniques, and NISA (Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment). In addition, Jane is certified as a Level II Reiki Practitioner, a Reflexologist, Hot Stone Therapist, Indie Head Massage Practitioner, and On-site Chair Massage Therapist.
Michelle Dougherty - Massage Therapist
Michelle graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek in 2011, and in 2012 Michelle attained her certificate in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University. Over the past several years she has taken additional courses in; Pregnancy Massage, Labour Support as an RMT, Sports Massage Therapy, Athletic and Clinical Taping and Chinese Scalp Acupuncture. She combines and incorporates many different techniques and modalities to provide specific care to each of her clients, including; Swedish Massage techniques, joint mobilizations, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Cupping, Gua Sha, acupuncture and hot stone. Michelle was very happy to a member of the Host Medical Team for the Athletes of the 2015 PanAm Games, and found that she gained a lot of athlete specific care through this experience.
James Noordam - Massage Therapist
James graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2015. Prior to studying Massage Therapy, he received a B.Sc. in Kinesiology from McMaster University. James is trained in a broad range of massage techniques, including Swedish massage, myofascial techniques, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, Kinesiotaping and athletic taping. He took McMaster University’s Acupuncture for Sports Medicine course and is licensed to use acupuncture as a massage therapist. He is also a Certified McGill Method Practitioner. He has been trained by Dr. Stuart McGill in identifying the cause of back pain by identifying movements, habits, postures and loads that continue to overload the tissues of the back. This is followed by retraining movement patterns and habits to stop re-injuring the back and allow healing to occur. For McGill Method booking, please call the clinic.
More information on McGill Method can be found at http://www.backfitpro.com/
Jeanine Medwid - Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Jeanine has been in clinical practice since 2009. Jeanine obtained both her Honours Baccalaureate of Health Science and a Master of Health Science from the University of Ottawa. In addition she has defended her thesis at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and is a certified Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Jeanine provides both Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Occupational Therapy services.
Outside of the clinic Jeanine enjoys a variety of activities including hiking, cycling and practicing yoga. In addition to formal education Jeanine received her yoga teaching certification in 2011. Jeanine seeks to incorporate all her education in order to treat the whole person and get them back to participating in the activities of life that are most meaningful to them.
Chaunda Morrison - Massage Therapist
Chaunda graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in April 2017. Prior to studying Massage Therapy, she received a B.Sc. in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Chaunda is trained in a broad range of massage techniques, including Swedish massage, myofascial techniques, joint mobilizations, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. She recently has taken Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through Mcmaster University and is licensed to use Acupuncture as a Massage Therapist. Chaunda has always been active in sports and is a certified Personal Trainer and Fitness instructor through CanFit Pro.
Dr. Tim Searle - Naturopathic Doctor
Few people have the “aha” or “light bulb” moment in life, and I’ve been very lucky to experience it. Several years ago, after graduating from Queen’s University with an honours degree in Life Sciences and 50 extra pounds in the belly, I thought I was destined for a career in medicine, albeit not completely sure in what capacity. I took a job with a pharmaceutical company and became quickly jaded with their “sell more, people are sick” mentality.
Following my time with pharmaceuticals I had a lengthy and varied career in the boating industry and even a brief stint in marketing without the clear direction of where I was going and what I needed to do. After some soul-searching and some major life changes, I dropped my extra weight and discovered naturopathic medicine and my light bulb blew up.
After 4 years studying at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), I graduated with the honour of representing my class as valedictorian. I am licensed to work in Ontario and have a family practice in Waterdown. I have written a naturopathic textbook with 3 remarkable colleagues, and continue to work at CCNM as an instructor and teaching assistant.
Now, living a healthy life with a loving family in Waterdown, I’ve focused my practice here while maintaining a part-time teaching schedule. Here, I can combine my passions for helping others, educating them in health, and constantly being challenged by finding new ways to help, naturally.
Hubert Chen - Osteopathy (thesis candidate)
Hubert’s journey through the health field started when he graduated from York University in 2004 and obtained a BA in Kinesiology. He then went on to graduate from Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in 2006. After 3 years of massage therapy practice in Markham, he moved to Burlington and has worked and practiced in various locations. He has experience with clients from motor vehicle accidents, injuries that are work related, and general spa settings. Currently, he is studying Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in North York.
On his off hours, he enjoys leisure time with his family and participating in rotational sports such as softball and golf.
Leah Aasman - Massage Therapist
Leah graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in April of 2017. Prior to studying Massage Therapy, she worked as a Physiotherapists’ Assistant, where she discovered her deep passion for working closely with people to improve their quality of life and helping them return to activities that they enjoy. Leah is trained in a broad range of massage techniques, including Swedish massage, myofascial techniques, joint mobilization, and deep tissue massage. Although she truly loves the practice of Massage Therapy, she decided to further her education and is currently studying to be Manuel Practitioner of Osteopathy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, Ontario. In her spare time, Leah loves to play soccer, powerlift, hike, play music, and spend time with her friends, family, and church community.