As the owner of "Musclefit" through therapeutic massage, I have run a successful Massage Therapy practice in Worcester, MA for over 25 years. A graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, I offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Orthopedic Massage for an active clientele. A graduate of Springfield College with a Biology degree and "All-American" honors in Gymnastics, my focus has been working with the athlete and those suffering from repetitive-use injuries. Over the last couple of decades I have worked closely with athletes at most of the area colleges as well as the novice, Olympic and professional athlete. Since 1998, I have been a principle instructor at Bancroft in Anatomy and Physiology as well as Sports Massage and Pathology classes. Currently, along with teaching, I am the Education Director. Writing curriculum, designing technique and educating future Massage Therapists has been a rewarding adjunct to my private practice allowing me to remain current with industry trends. My rewarding days are balanced between teaching classes, treating my clientele, and working on Cadaver lab studies for Massage Therapists, body workers and emergency medical personnel.
Study of the human body and dissection techniques first began for me as a student at Springfield College.
The focus of my massage practice has been shaped by my athletic background, Anatomy and Physiology knowledge and decades of satisfying work with competitive athletes.
My work at "Musclefit" has also included treatment for those recovering from surgery, struggling with musculoskeletal concerns and following joint replacements. Many of my clients keep regular treatment schedules for soft tissue maintenance to help lessen the likelihood of future injuries.
For several years I held the position of Wellness coordinator at AIDS Project Worcester, providing and coordinating Massage Therapy and Acupuncture services for those living with HIV and AIDS. During which time I also worked with and became trained in the Burdenko method of Aquatic rehab.
In1994, I was introduced to Cadaver lab workshops. After many years participating and teaching these labs, I have developed a Cadaver lab study located at a dissection facility in Boston MA. This work has played a major role in shaping my career path and focusing my work with my appreciative clientele. It's an amazing way to learn, appreciate and respect the human body which translates into greater professional success.
For true balance, I enjoy spending my free time woodworking, gardening, kayaking, hiking and most importantly, enjoying my grandchildren.