WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

Massage is the process of manipulating the soft tissues of the body to release tension in the musculoskeletal system.

Massage directly effects range of motion and flexibility by releasing the fascia and working out the tight areas in our muscles. Massage has profound psychological benefits as well. Increased circulation to vital organs and the emotional release that occurs along with the physical release of tension can have a significant effect on depression, anxiety and sleeping disorders. Massage is much more than a “pampering” treatment. It is a therapeutic practice that is integral to your optimal health.

WHAT TYPES OF MASSAGE DO WE OFFER?

The type of massage that’s right for you depends on your needs and goals. Talk to our massage therapists about what is best for you. All of our therapists are trained and experienced in Therapeutic Massage, Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. We also have some therapists that have particular expertise in Thai Massage and some in Prenatal Massage.

WHAT DOES MASSAGE SPECIFICALLY TREAT?

Massage therapy can address a range of issues related to the musculoskeletal system, including back pain, neck pain, and discomfort in your joints. Massage can have a positive effect on carpal tunnel and tennis elbow. Massage can help to alleviate headaches and migraines that are associated with excessive tension in the neck as well as reduce the frequency of cramping and spasms in muscles that might lead to misalignments in the back, hips, neck and other joints. Massage is also very effective at reducing stress. Massage has also been shown to have a positive impact on unspecified pain disorders such fibromyalgia. If you are a person going through treatment for cancer, massage can help you manage the pain and discomfort, decrease nausea, help you sleep and generally reduce anxiety that is natural in the cancer treatment process.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY MASSAGE?

Our massage therapists are – well – PHENOMENAL! You can expect a unique massage experience that begins with a conversation to help he or she understand your specific needs and goals. You’ll be encouraged to give immediate feedback on the pressure and intensity of the massage so we can dial-in to your comfort level and needs. Our massage experience is truly exceptional and you need only release, relax and enjoy!

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Meet our Licensed Massage Therapists

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Alison Burney, LMT, NCTMB 

Alison is a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with over 15 years experience, and has been with Body Therapeutics since our opening in 2009. She is a graduate of the Massage Institute of New England where she studied many different styles of massage including Classic Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Healing Stone Therapy. She has also been a Usui Reiki practitioner since 1999. Alison enjoys using a variety of techniques to create a personal treatment to fit each person’s individual needs. Learn More about our massage team…

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Christopher Gengarelli, LMT 

Christopher is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 13 years experience, and has been with Body Therapeutics since 2013. He is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage, where he also completed a progressive Asian Bodywork Program, focusing on Chinese Massage (Tui Na), Shiatsu, and Thai Massage. Learn More about our massage team…

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Rachael Hughes, LMT

Rachael is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Massage Institute of New England. She has been practicing massage for 15 years and has been with Body Therapeutics since 2012. She is certified in prenatal and postpartum massage and has taken many workshops in deep tissue, neck injuries and integrated therapy. Learn More about our massage team…

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LJ Wilmot, LMT

LJ is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years of massage therapy experience. She has worked in pain clinics and top area spas, and is a graduate of Salter College where she studied all modalities of massage. L.J is passionate about her work and finds being a Massage Therapist to be one of the most fulfilling quests she has taken on, second only to motherhood. . Learn More about our massage team…

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