Lisa graduated from the North Eastern Institute of Whole Health in 2001. Massage school was the beginning of an endless curiosity for how and why the body does what it does.
Shortly after graduation Lisa went on to work and study at the Esalen Institute in beautiful Big Sur, California where she trained in such modalities as Craniosacral, Feldenkrais and Gestalt therapy. This experience allowed her to take a more holistic approach integrating deep tissue massage with structural alignment, emotional release and process work.
Her own journey of self healing created a deeper level of compassion and the capacity to work with others in crisis and deep grief. She trained as an EMT and worked for hospice of Santa Cruz helping to provide support, comfort and end of life care.
Lisa moved to Dublin, Ireland in 2006 where she studied Chinese massage. She learned about the meridians and acupressure points of the body that could help facilitate repair and healing of stagnant energy.
Upon returning to her New England roots, Lisa went back to school to get her bachelors in social psychology.
She is passionate about helping others and describes her work as an eclectic blend- using her education and experiences to tailor her work to support individual needs.
In her spare time she makes pottery, does astrology readings, is in a theater improv group and loves to be out in the woods.
Deep 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 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.
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.
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.
30 minutes: $60
45 minutes: $85
60 minutes: $110
90 minutes: $145
120 minutes: $180
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. The host receives a free half-hour massage.