Hello, I’m Mary and I am thrilled to be part of the Bear River Community. I have a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Mary Washington, and am a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington D.C. I’ve been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years, and have spent the bulk of my career practicing in Alexandria. I’m excited to bring my skillset to the Fredericksburg area, which has always felt like home to me.

I’m trained in medical, prenatal, Swedish and hot stone massage, but my specialty is what I call “relaxing deep tissue.” My personal philosophy is that massage does not need to be painful in order to be effective. Oftentimes we don’t realize that the source of our discomfort can be emotional and psychological, as well as physical. My particular specialty is giving a massage that will allow the client to both relax and experience relief from their specific issues. I particularly enjoy working with senior citizens and veterans, and hope to continue my training in lymphatic drainage and oncology massage.

My hours are 10-3pm Sun/Mon/Weds and 12-5 Tues.


Hello! I’m Christina. I’ve been a CMT for 16+ years. I am an alumni of the VA School of Massage and have a Bachelor of Science specializing in Sports Medicine from the University of Southern Mississippi. I worked in physical therapy settings for 8+ years which led me to a passion for helping people recover from injury, learn to prevent pain, and maintain a better way of life. I strive to provide each of my clients with a compassionate treatment designed to relieve pain, improve mobility, and promote relaxation. I look forward to being a part of your wellness journey and getting to know you all at Bear! .


Hello! I’m Meesh, I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist for nearly 10 years. I offer various types of massage including Hot Stone, Cupping, Medical, Scar Tissue Reduction, Lymphatic Drainage, Oncology, Massage & Stretch and Ashiatsu! I also offer Reiki, Chakra Clearing & Balancing and Cord Cutting energy work.

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Mat Pilates Instructor and currently working on my Yoga Teacher Training.

I am excited to meet you and ready to help you with tension reduction, stress relief and relaxation. .

Bianca Gaston

Bianca Gaston graduated May 2021 from American Massage and Bodywork Institute. She is currently insured and member of AMTA and fully trained and experienced in providing Swedish Massage, Stretch, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, and Prenatal Massage. Bianca is an advocate of self care and pursued massage therapy after receiving several massage therapy treatments and found it being helpful with relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. Bianca believes taking a moment for yourself is important to living a fulfilled life even if it’s as little as 15 minutes. Available Sundays and Mondays.


I'm Melissa. I graduated from the massage program at Eastern Virginia Career College in August 2023. I am new to the massage community but I also have a background in Athletic Training & Physical Therapy. I've known since middle school that I've wanted to work in a field that helps people, but primarily athletes. I am an athlete myself starting off playing soccer and doing track, up to weight lifting competitions. My main focus is Sports Massage but I am also experienced in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Cupping.

In May '24, I will be certified in IASTM and I am looking to broaden my knowledge in Sports Stretch, Myofascial, Trigger Point and Lymphatic work.


Hello, I'm Dawn, and I enjoy being a part of the Bear River Team! I've been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 4 1/2 yrs. I graduated from The American Massage and Bodyworks Institute (AMBI) in Vienna, Va.

I'm certified and trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Myofascial, Prenatal/Postpartum,Cupping, Medical and Stretching. But my specialty is "Swedish" , because I want my clients to feel relaxed and know that the stress and pain they came in with is relieved once the session is over. I look forward to meeting you!