About Us

Courtesy of Atlas Médic

BetsyAnn Baron

Developer of Structural Myofascial Therapy®
Founder, owner and director of Baron Bodyworks
Structural Integrator
Massage Therapist

 

 

BetsyAnn Baron is a valued and well-respected massage therapist and educator. She started her practice in 1991 and has been teaching since 2006.

Her early training was in Kinetic Swedish Massage™, “Masso-Kinésithérapie” in Montreal, Qc,Canada and continued with Cranio-sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation through the Upledger Institute. In 2001 she became a certified CORE Myofascial Therapist with George Kousaleos, and continued in the Structural Integration world with his CORE Structural Integration program. An IASI member, she became Board certified with their first exam in 2007. She now devotes her time to treating people with the techniques and philosophies that encompass structural integration.

Before turning to massage therapy, BetsyAnn enjoyed an exciting 15-year career as a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. Motivated by her interest in the diverse ways a body moves, she went on to study the more bio-mechanical workings of the body. Her years as a dancer placed her in the unique position to know first-hand how physical injuries can impact the body. This was her impetus to help people overcome their injuries and chronic pain.

BetsyAnn Baron is a Board-Certified Structural Integrator, member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and a member of the Fédération Québecoise des Massothérapeutes (FQM).

Claire Barro

Claire Barro

Lead Teacher
Course Assistant
Massage Therapist

 

 

Claire has worked more than 24 years in clinics alongside physiotherapists and other health professionals.

She completed her training in Swedish Kinetic® Massage and Lymphatic Drainage at the Kiné-Concept Institute in 1997. She continued her advanced trainings in therapeutic massage with Jacques Tétreault (study of pathologies, mobilization techniques and neuromuscular therapy), and in craniosacral balancing including Somato-emotional Release. In 2002, she completed courses in myofascial therapy with the CORE Institute and continued her studies with BetsyAnn Baron and Doreen Killens, P.T.

In 2006, she began teaching with BetsyAnn Baron when the latter launched her “Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT)” ® curriculum. After co-teaching for several years, Claire became lead teacher, joining BetsyAnn in this position as part of Atlas Medic’s continuing education program.

Annie Trudeau

Annie Trudeau

Course Assistant
Massage Therapist

 

 

Kinesitherapist since 2003, graduate from Kine-Concept Institute in Montreal.

Before Annie did two years in physiotherapy technology in Montmorency College in Laval.
Orienting is practice on body globality and deep therapy, Annie upgrade is qualification by continuing formation. Since 2003, Deep tissus massage, pregnant women, applied kinésiologie, kinesio-tape, structural myofascial therapy (SMFT) level 1-2-3.
She is now pursuing course to get an osteopath diploma.
Annie has the privilege to share is passion since 2013 being an assistant teacher in SMFT.

Elise Vanderborght

Elise
Vanderborght

Course Assistant
Massage Therapist

 

 

Elise Vanderborght has been a professional dancer since 1994, having studied at the École Supérieur de Danse du Québec and subsequently worked with choreographers such as Marie Chouinard, Jean Grand-Maître, and Danièle Desnoyers.

In 2010, she earned a diploma in massage therapy from Northumberland College in Halifax (2200h) and has been studying myofascial therapy in various contexts since 2011 and Structural Myofascial Therapy® with BetsyAnn Baron in Montreal since 2016.
Her aim as a bodyworker is to help clients expand their awareness of sensation, establish new somatic patterns, and discover for themselves pathways toward whole body integration.

Catherine Chartrand

Catherine Chartrand

Administrative Assistant

After having completed one year at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, I am now a bachelor student in art history at the University of Montreal.

I love sports and I give my all in everything that I do. Since high school, I have done cheerleading and later joined a team of international competitive caliber. With this team, I have won two times the cheerleading world championships. Furthermore, in 2018, I had the immense honor to be invited to the Pyeongchang Olympics to represent Canada in the hopes of seeing cheerleading becoming an Olympic discipline.
While being part of Kinatex Sports Physio Rockland since August 2019, BetsyAnn has asked me to join her team as an administrative assistant in November 2020. It is with pleasure that we collaborate regularly since then to create a useful platform that is adapted to our clients’ needs. I find this job very motivating, and it allows me to develop new communication and content creation skills, thanks to BetsyAnn’s help.

Here’s what our participants are saying:

« Awesome exciting course! Excellent instruction! Betsy is very approachable. Looking forward to level 2! »

– HG

« I love this experience and am thankful and grateful that you have developed this course and shared it with us this weekend! See you in level 2! »

– MD

« This course has enhanced my understanding of the body, and of Bodywork in general. Thank you! «

– GI

« Great information; was different from past myofascial course instruction in terms of techniques. Great addition to my current knowledge of the fascial system. I will be utilizing this course content as soon as humanly possible! Thank you for your expertise and guidance ».

– JCP

« I can’t wait to integrate these techniques into my treatment protocol. Thank you very much! »

– LH

« Great course! It provided a lot of information to help educate myself as well as my clients. The techniques taught were exactly what I was looking for to add to my “bag of tricks”. I’m excited to get back into the clinic and start using my new tools. Can’t wait for level 2!

– TC

« Definitely experienced a couple of A-HAH! Moments. Thank you! »

– JGA

« Fantastic information and wonderfully presented! I feel confident that I will be able to incorporate all new skills into my practice. Looking forward to level 2! »

– MP