Therapists

Be Well Boston’s massage therapists are experienced, talented, and very focused on tailoring our treatments to the needs of each client, with the goal of optimal health and wellness in mind. We are all trained in various deep tissue techniques, and each of us bring something a little different to our treatments with our specialties, continuing education experience, and backgrounds.

 

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Our massage therapists are Nationally Certified and are members of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Jim Memory – owner

Massage Therapist Jim Memory

  • Certified in Orthopedic Massage and Evaluation
  • Deep Tissue Techniques
  • Deep Pressure Applied to Specific Areas
  • Active and Passive Stretching

 

I have been practicing Clinical Massage Therapy in the Boston area since 2002. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and my Massage Therapist certificate from Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork in Salem, MA. I am certified in Orthopedic Massage as well, which focuses on the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries.

While attending the University of Colorado, I suffered injuries from a 120-foot fall as the result of a rock climbing accident outside of Boulder. After undergoing eight months of intensive treatment including Physical and Massage Therapy, I was able to achieve a full recovery from my injuries, to the degree of completing a marathon and two triathlons to date. Realizing the incredible benefits of hands-on therapy through this experience, I decided to pursue a degree in Kinesiology and follow with a Massage Therapy Certification.

My unique style of bodywork utilizes a combination of Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue work, and Orthopedic Assessment. I focus my work on the treatment and prevention of acute and chronic pain due to injury, postural distortion and athletic training. I strongly believe in empowering my clients with the knowledge of why they are experiencing pain and how they can take an active role in its elimination as well as prevention.

My clients include professional triathletes, people who suffer from chronic pain, computer users with poor posture, and more generally people who are interested in maintaining healthy lifestyles. My goal is to use my talents in Massage Therapy to help people free themselves of pain so that they may enjoy their lives to the fullest.

Hours:

  • Mondays: 1:00 – 7:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 10:30 – 1:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 – 7:00pm
  • Fridays: 11:30 – 5:00pm

Katrina Baker – owner

Massage Therapist Katrina Baker

  • Certified Hatha Yoga Instuctor
  • Certified in Myofascial Release Technique
  • Deep Tissue Work with Moderate/Deep Pressure
  • Certified in Pre/Post Natal Massage

 

I graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2002, following completion of my B.A. in Anthropology from Ithaca College. I returned to my native Massachusetts in 2004, and have worked as a Massage Therapist in the Boston area since then.

My experience in massage therapy includes certification in Myofascial Release, advanced training in Orthopedic Massage, and completion of Level 1 Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am also a certified yoga instructor, having completed Barbara Benagh’s 500 hour Art of Teaching course in 2006.

Over the years I have developed my style of bodywork into one that combines many techniques and modalities, and is strongly influenced by my active lifestyle (which now mostly involves chasing a toddler) as well as a committed yoga practice. As an outdoor enthusiast, yogi and health nut, I bring a blend of interests into my massage practice that allows me to work on a multitude of needs. I incorporate Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage into my sessions.

Although I have given pre-natal massages for many years, I officially became certified in 2012, while I was pregnant with my son. I love working on pre and post-natal clients, and use a wonderful cushioning system that allows the client to lie face down, which feels great!

I am always excited to discuss nutrition and self care and have a lot to share from my own experience. I often give clients yoga poses that I find suitable for their needs and self-care routines. I have an extensive repertoire of various stretches and foam rolling instruction as well. Whether you have just completed a marathon, are a computer athlete or are simply taking care of your body with maintenance care, I will be attentive to your needs.

My goal is to help each and every client in their unique situation feel the best that they can from therapeutic massage.

Hours:

  • Mondays: 10:30 – 1:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 12:00 – 5:30pm
  • Thursdays: 12:00 – 5:30pm
  • Fridays: 10:30 – 1:00pm

Liana Percoco

Massage Therapist Liana Percoco

  • Advanced Orthopedic Massage Training
  • Deep Tissue and Myofascial Focus
  • Specialty in Working with Performing Artists
  • Prenatal Massage Experience

 

I am a certified, licensed, professional massage therapist with six years experience. I trained at the renowned Boulder College of Massage Therapy’s 1000-hour program and I have taken courses in Asian Bodywork and Theory at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, as well as Orthopedic Massage certification courses in Boulder. I also recently taught Anatomy and Kinesiology at Cortiva Institute in Watertown, MA.

In addition to my work as a Licensed Massage Therapist, I am also a dancer, choreographer, and musician with a B.A. in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. Coming to massage therapy with a background in dance and movement, I am fascinated with the way the body moves through space and how to live in our bodies more efficiently, expressively, and pain free!

I focus my massage therapy work on deep tissue, therapeutic massage (drawing from Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and lymphatic drainage techniques) that stop pain patterns while incorporating elements of Yoga, Shiatsu, stretching, breathe work, and somatic education for a relaxing, holistic treatment. I have had success helping clients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, migraines, iliotibial band issues, and low back pain.

Through massage therapy I want clients to feel empowered with an awareness of their bodies that continues to allow momentum for the activities in life that inspire us.

Hours:

  • Mondays: 10:00 – 12:30pm
  • Wednesdays 10:00 – 3:00pm

 

Chad Fix

Massage Therapist Chad Fix

  • Specific Deep Tissue Work
  • Sports Massage and Orthopedic Assessment
  • Therapist Assisted Stretching/Active Isolated Stretching
  • Massage Cupping Certified
  • Inflammation Management

 

I was a competitive athlete throughout high school and into college, and I became interested in physical therapy and massage therapy after suffering two serious shoulder injuries. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and both my massage certificate and my Associate’s Degree in Massage from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, in 2002.

During my massage training, I interned with the University of Colorado’s Athletic Department and Colorado’s Arena Football team, the Crush. During this clinical experience, I was exposed to a broad range of athletic injuries, including strained muscles, IT band syndrome, shin splints, dislocation and subluxation, and deep thigh bruising. Upon completion of my massage certificate program, I decided I wanted a better understanding of Sports and Orthopedic massage, which led me to pursue an Associate’s Degree and additional training in the treatment of sports injuries and orthopedic abnormalities.

My style of bodywork is a combination of deep tissue modalities, trigger point therapy, and sports massage. With these tools, I am able to treat postural deviation, chronic pain associated with postural deviation, and sports or recreational injury to help my clients get back on track with their health and wellness. My goals as a therapist are to assess, treat, and pass along knowledge to my clients. This allows my clients to understand the source of their pain and how they can play an active role in their recovery.

Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Thursdays: 9:30am – 1:30pm

 

Russell Kechedzhi

Therapist Russell

  • Deep Tissue and Orthopedic Focus
  • Sports massage with joint mobilization, trigger point release and PNF stretching
  • Massage Cupping Certified
  • Certified Personal Trainer

 

I became interested in bodywork during my high school years as a way to deal with minor aches and pains that came as a result of my passion for martial arts and weight lifting. It was my personal experience that showed me the great effectiveness of massage and other forms of body work in maintaining health and functionality of the human body.

During my college years I kept up with wight lifting and got involved as a trainer in the athletic center of the school I attended. My studies in Physical Therapy and experience working in the gym gave me plenty of opportunity to improve my skills and test the effectiveness of the techniques I had developed as a bodywork practitioner.
In my last year of college I was introduced to Shiatsu, a form of Japanese massage which is based on ideas in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Just like in acupuncture, the goal is to restore the flow of energy (Chi) to reduce or eliminate pain.

After moving to Boston I decided to pursue a career in massage therapy and personal training as local practice of Physical Therapy I found to be more limited in time and spectrum. It was here that I was introduced to Dr. Tom Tam, an acupuncturist, Chi Quong and Tai Chi practitioner. Working with Dr. Tam helped me deepen my understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other bodywork modalities.

It has been a long and interesting journey, and I was lucky to have many wonderful teachers along the way. I am here to use my knowledge to help you achieve a state of freedom from pain and tension. I look forward to working with you!

Hours:

  • Mondays: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursdays: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fridays: 1:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Pablo Viciana

Therapist Pablo

  • Many years experience as Physiotherapist
  • Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Orthopedic Massage focus
  • Certified in Oncology Massage
  • Focused on patient education

 

I started my career in 1995 with a degree in massage and physical therapy from the University of Granada in Spain. I moved stateside several years ago and studied at the Elizabeth Grady School of Massage Therapy so I could continue treating people with manual therapy in Boston.

Over the years, I have benefitted from leading an active lifestyle by swimming, biking, and minimalist running and was drawn to massage and physical therapy so I could help others lead healthy, pain-free lives. Since starting this profession I have treated over 10,000 patients, and think physical activity, nutrition and regular massage therapy are fundamental to good health.

When working with patients, I first attempt to determine the cause of their discomfort and provide not only treatment, but also guidance on how to improve their condition. When patients know the cause of their problem, they will become more actively involved in their own healing. Building this therapist-patient partnership is one of the most exciting elements of my work.

Individuals of all ages, abilities and disabilities can experience the benefit of therapeutic massage. I have extensive experience treating athletes, those with sedentary jobs, patients with post-operative conditions, individuals with chronic pain, or those with stress or sports injuries. I specialize in orthopedic massage, using deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, and mobilizations.

There is nothing better than seeing a patient who has regained their full range of motion and is able to participate fully in all areas of their lives!

Hours:

  • Mondays: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:30am – 4:00pm