Below is information about my Massage Therapy Practice. If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please telephone at the number below.
My office hours are Tuesdays, by appointment.
I schedule sessions by telephone at 617 661 5800.
Please call between 9 am and 9 pm Eastern Time.
Please schedule, reschedule and cancel appointments by telephone rather than e-mail, as I usually can check voicemail more easily than e-mail.
I work in a beautiful, sunny office at Cambridge Health Associates at 335 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts. CHA is in a Victorian building just outside of Central Square. There is free parking behind the building as well as on-street parking. The building is clearly marked with a large white sign and list of services.
To get to CHA from the Central Square Red Line T station (the intersection of River Street/Prospect Street with Massachusetts Avenue), walk or drive up Prospect Street three blocks to Broadway. Turn left at the stoplight onto Broadway, where there is a Store 24 on the corner. Cambridge Health Associates is the fourth house on the right. Park in the lot behind the building.
Who are my clients?
I enjoy seeing clients from all walks of life, in various places in the life cycle. I am interested in how daily stresses in the home and workplace play out in muscular tension, and I see people with tension ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Over years of practice I have worked with artists, musicians, athletes–people in many occupations with various complex health conditions.
Another full-time occupation is pregnancy and childrearing. In pregnancy, dramatic changes in body structure lead to unique tension patterns that massage can help alleviate. Over the years I have worked with pregnant and postpartum women, with infants and new parents.
People with Cancer
I work with many people with cancer histories and in cancer treatment. This is a natural extension of my interest in occupational tension, as many people feel like cancer treatment is a full-time job! It certainly brings its own muscle tension patterns. Some good science is emerging to support our clinical observations of massage benefits in people with cancer. See Cancer and Massage FAQs for more information.
I find that massage can be helpful during all kinds of health crises. It has benefits for people during treatment, at end of life, in the process of diagnosis, and during long years of survivorship. In particular, for people in cancer treatment (or in the year of recovery from treatment), a regularly-scheduled session provides something to look forward to. It is a therapeutic intervention that isn’t painful–so it has a lot to recommend it! It may help manage symptoms such as pain, anxiety, poor sleep, muscle tension and nausea. Moreover, regular massage seems to ease depression and help body image.
How often should massage be scheduled?
Massage therapy can be useful on an as-needed basis or as a regular part of preventive health care. The course of therapeutic massage is defined by the client’s goals and is agreed upon between therapist and client. Some choose to come in monthly or biweekly, choosing regular sessions over frequent ones.
I think regularity is more important than frequency if one is trying to stay on top of muscular tension to prevent it from building. Others have a specific goal of tension reduction and choose weekly sessions to gather momentum for this goal. Still others choose to come in as-needed, when stressful times dictate. Each of these plans is suitable for a given client scenario, and allows individualized care.