Dr. Lise Maltais is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 29 years of experience, Accredited Bowen Therapy Instructor and Homeopathic Physician. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and specializes in Bowen technique, neural therapy and homeopathy, pain management, nutritional counseling, and skin revision. At the Fresh Start Dr. Lise’s main role is assessing and monitoring client health via weekly health assessments and organ screen (Electro Dermal Screening Test), but she also provides additional consultations and other ND services, including gradual medications adjustments, on a per need basis.
In 1984, Lise Maltais met Margaret, a yoga teacher from Toronto. It was her dedication to a healthy lifestyle that inspired Lise to study Naturopathic Medicine. She completed her medical degree in 1992. Having a great passion for learning, it wasn’t long before Lise understood that the quality of a course is determined by the quality of the teacher.
While attending the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Dr. Lise became very interested in homeopathic medicine and after graduation completed a three-year training at the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, with internationally acclaimed Doctor and Homeopath André Saine.
In 1995-1999 Dr. Maltais was a founding member of the Quebec Association of Naturopathic Medicine (QANM), the first and only Quebec Association of Naturopathic Physicians to be recognized by the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Maltais has been a pioneer in Canada and the United States as both a practitioner and instructor of The Bowen Technique. Bowen therapy follows the principles of Naturopathic Medicine triggering the body’s self-healing mechanisms, and is excellent for the relief of pain and wellbeing of the whole person. Dr. Maltais has trained the first Bowen Therapists in the province of Quebec and Alberta, as well as conducted the first class in the state of Alaska. She also taught Bowen in Illinois, Colorado and Washington states. Dr. Maltais has been involved in teaching for more than 14 years and is a current instructor for The Bowen College, the first Canadian institution dedicated to excellence in teaching of the technique.
Dr. Lise is the mother of two beautiful girls and in her spare time is very physically active, doing regular circuit training classes and boot camps. She paddles and tills the boat, and for the past 3 years has been a member of the Flying Dragons dragon boat team.