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.
- 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.
- Mondays: 1:00 – 7:00pm
- Tuesdays: 10:30 – 1:00pm
- Wednesdays: 1:00 – 7:00pm
- Thursdays: 10:30-1:00pm
- Fridays: 12:30 – 6:00pm
- 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.
- Mondays: 10:30 – 1:00pm
- Tuesdays: 12:00 – 5:30pm
- Thursdays: 12:00 – 5:30pm
- Fridays: 10:30 – 1:00pm
- Focused Deep Tissue techniques
- Sports and Injury Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Massage Level I Certification
- Reiki Level I Certification
I chose to pursue a career as a massage therapist after witnessing firsthand its profound effects among people suffering from life threatening illnesses, including someone very close to me. This eye opening experience has instilled in me a deep belief in massage as an avenue toward healing not only for those with an illness, but also for any person with the desire to be well. I was lucky to have wonderful instructors at the Elizabeth Grady School of Massage who helped to guide me in this direction.
My lifelong exposure and involvement with sports has also contributed significantly to my passion for massage therapy. I grew up in a very athletic household. My dad boxed competitively at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, and after graduation became a hardcore runner. My mother was also an outstanding athlete – in high school she captained three sports, and was one of the first two women in the United States to be offered a full athletic scholarship.
I became active in sports starting in second grade, and fell in love with soccer. I played just about every day up until 2006. Over the years, I had sprained both ankles many times, partially tore my MCL, suffered shin splints, turf toe…the list goes on. It was clearly time to change gears. So, in what was sort of a natural transition, I started running. I’ve run several half marathons, and completed my first Boston Marathon in 2016!
I’ve found massage therapy to be incredibly helpful in dealing with my old aching injuries as well as any new issues that may come up. I have a deep understanding for what athletes put their bodies through, and use deep, specific pressure to help my clients stay active in the sports they love.
About a year ago, I began practicing pranayama yogic breath exercises. I’m so surprised by how helpful the act of taking time to focus on my breath has been, not only in reducing anxiety, but also in helping me to feel more alert and alive. I always aim to help my clients focus on breathing throughout the treatment. My goal is to understand the needs of each person I treat, working together to achieve optimal wellness.
- Tuesdays: 1:00 – 8:00pm
- Thursdays: 1:00 – 8:00pm
- Fridays: 10:00 – 5:00pm
- Saturdays: 10:00 – 5:00pm
- 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.
- Mondays: 10:00 – 3:00pm
- Wednesdays 10:00 – 3:00pm
- Specific Deep Tissue Work
- Sports Massage and Orthopedic Assessment
- Therapist Assisted Stretching/Active Isolated Stretching
- 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.
- Mondays: 9:30am – 1:30pm
- Wednesdays: 9:30am – 1:30pm
- Thursdays: 9:30am – 1:30pm
- Specific, Deep Tissue Focus
- Experience in Orthopedic Massage
- Certified in ACE Massage Cupping
- Background as Physical Therapy Technician
- Specializes in injury and chronic pain work
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, with the goal of pursing a career in Physical Therapy. I worked in a number of Physical Therapy offices as a PT technician after graduating, gaining experience and working one on one with patients suffering varying degrees of physical limitation or dysfunction.
I decided to go to school for my Massage Therapy Diploma as a way to enhance my knowledge base as I applied to PT programs. It was during my training in MT that I truly realized my strengths and passion in working hands on with soft tissue manipulation to rehabilitate injuries and dysfunction. That’s when I decided to change course and pursue studies in orthopedic massage and a career as a massage therapist.
Having torn the labrum in my shoulder working as a white water rafting guide in my late teen years, I was able to experience the effects and necessity of both physical therapy and bodywork to achieve a full recovery. Through this experience, it became clear to me that helping others improve their quality of life made me happy both personally and professionally.
I use a variety of deep tissue techniques ranging from myofascial release to cross fiber friction, while assessing the body as a whole to understand how each part works with the other. My goal as a therapist is to individualize and tailor treatments for each client’s needs by evaluating and re-evaluating as I move through the body to assure positive changes after completion of every session.
- Mondays: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
- Tuesdays: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
- Wednesdays: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
- Thursdays: 9:00am – 1:30pm
- Saturdays: 10:00am – 5:00pm