Heather Vaillancourt, LMT

bio picHeather has been an athlete her whole life. Despite having been recruited to college for softball, she decided to pursue a degree in ceramics at Maine College of Art. Since her graduation in 2010, she has lived in Colorado, California, and Australia, and has traveled as much as she could.
During her travels, she contemplated a career in massage therapy. As an inherently nurturing person, she was drawn to the physicality of the work in combination with the creativity that is involved in massage. Heather is a certified personal trainer, and over the years has been involved in the health and wellness industry. Having a pre-existing understanding of anatomy and physiology and kinesiology, massage therapy seemed like it was the logical next step.
Upon her return to the East Coast, she decided it was finally time to enroll in the Massage Therapy program offered by Great Bay Community College. She knew from the very first day that she had made the right choice, and her work has now become her driving force. It is her goal to help others achieve their optimal level of health and wellness.
Heather currently resides in Kittery with her partner, Ryan, and dog, Buddy. Her time off is spent hiking, mountain biking, swimming, running, painting, meditating, and spending time with family and friends. The Seacoast is a mecca for outdoor activity, and Heather is grateful to call it home.

Heather’s Treatment Rates:

Deep Tissue:

massageroomDeep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders

Sports Massage:

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

Pre-Natal:

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).

In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which aids in better sleep — and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

Relaxation:

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Massage Therapy:
30 min: $45
45 min: $60
60 min: $75
90 min: $105

Massage therapy includes the use of Cupping, Kinesiology RockTape, and RockBlade therapy, which will be determined by your therapist as part of your treatment plan.

*In home massage is available for an additional fee. We also offer massage parties. Please contact us for details. Host receives a free half hour massage.