Home & Office Therapeutic Massage
Serving Gloucester & surrounding communities
MASSAGE & MOVEMENT
Relaxation - Injury Prevention - Rehabilitation
Attending Massage Therapist Introduction
Professional & Personal Background
Orthopedic Massage Specialist
A full-time professional Massage Therapist… since 1993
Active Professional Member
American Massage Therapy Association
Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad (MCVRS)
Alleviating Pain & Stress – Increasing Joint Range of Motion
Relaxation / Wellbeing
Simply put, I’m an “old school” hands-on Massage Therapist. Educated. Committed. Skilled. A practitioner who hasn’t forgotten the basics of his/her own profession.
I’m a professional who continues to advance my education because I genuinely want to… not just to meet the minimum standards required by Virginia’s Board of Nursing.
Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (BCTMB).
Virginia Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).
Trained by Mr. Aaron Mattes in 1999 (Mr. Mattes is the developer of Active Isolated Stretching, The Original Mattes Method), and with his permission I continue to teach his Active Isolated Stretching protocols to my clients and physician referred patients.
As a certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist, I specialize in the:
My approach to therapeutic massage is orthopedically grounded, researched based and outcome driven… using a comprehensive system rather than focusing on a single technique or modality. I see my role as your assistant, a coach / mentor & educator.
I am a massage therapist who knows how it feels to be diagnosed with cancer. I’m also a professional Massage Therapist who has received intensive Oncology professional training in order to safely work with clients & physician referred patients as they go thru their own cancer “ups and downs” (including a plethora of other life altering illnesses & injuries).
No, I’m not as young, slim / trim (as I use to be), but…I still have a good sense of humor, and my age allows me to fully appreciate the everyday aches-n-pains of simply getting old(er).
And with no doubt, I understand only too well the pain associated with occupational and recreational activities. Being retired military (Special Weapons / Diver), and a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist, I use everything I am (personal experience, professional education, tested & proven clinical skills, and 23+ years of full-time massage experience) to support your rehabilitative health goals.
Safety first, for the mom-to-be & baby too!
I am a proud parent, and yes… I was there at my daughter’s birth, but that never stopped me from seeking out and earning professional certification (not just “training”) specifically in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage.
- Personal Background –
Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Wood working, Photography
Originally from upstate New York
Retired, U.S. Navy (WTCS SW/DV)
Weapons Technician Senior Chief – Surface Warfare & 2nd Class Deep Sea Diver Qualified
Military active duty assignments included:
Special Weapons “A” School, Naval Station, Coronado, California
USS Nimitz (CVA-N 68)
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVA-N 69) … first tour / commissioning crew (“Plank Owner”)
Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia
USS L.Y. Spear (AS-36)
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39)
Naval Diving and Salvage School, Panama City, Florida
Chemical & Biological Warfare School, Huntsville, Alabama
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School, Indian Head, Maryland
Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) … second tour / retirement
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