Meet the Therapist: Rebecca Duggan, LMT

What inspired you to pursue Massage Therapy? 

Oddly enough, massage sort of came natural to me as a child (without even knowing what it was). If I knew someone was hurting or needed to relax, I instinctively chose touch as the best solution. Yes, I was THAT kid rubbing everyone’s shoulders at the dinner table during family gatherings! It wasn’t until early high school that I learned of massage as a career and decided to pursue it later on. Seemed like a no-brainer!

What’s your favorite thing about working at Body Mechanix?

Our team! I feel so lucky to work with a group of gifted, loving, and outrageously supportive therapists (including Miriam, of course!)  I’m thankful for our little family! Also, our amazing and loyal clients! Because of you, we get to do what we love. Thank you for trusting us with your health!

 What’s your favorite stretch?

That’s a tough one… I love all types of stretching. But to choose one, I’d have to say Pigeon!! It feels as good as pizza tastes!

What do you do when you’re not busy massaging people?

Being outside is essential, so I try to keep busy with something each season! In early spring I help make maple syrup at my family’s farm. In the warmer months, I spend a lot of time in my gardens growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers, as well as boating and fishing on the nearby lakes and ocean. Winter time calls for excess eating, non-stop DIY’s, ice fishing with my husband and friends, and (of course) prepping for the maple season! On top of all of that, I love spending quality time with my family, friends, and animals!

What is your health and wellness philosophy?

Health and wellness means far more than being physically fit. For me, wellness is about the mind-body connection. It all starts with awareness! The body is designed to heal itself. Our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes greatly affect the way we physically function. When our actions are not connected to our thoughts, healing cannot be achieved.

What’s your spirit animal? Why?

According to the Native American Birth Totems, my spirit animal is the Owl! The owl is an old soul and a messenger of truth and awareness. Very observant and patient, a lover of the moon and the night. Changeable, intuitive and mysterious. The owl is a keeper of ancient wisdom and knows the power of silence.