61 Middle Road
My private practice, Tessera Therapeutic Massage, is located in Montpelier, VT. I have office hours four days a week as well as being available for home and hospital visits throughout the week.
I became interested in oncology massage while still in massage school. My fascination with the lymph system came after that while pursuing training in oncology massage. I find that my advanced training is applicable to all my clients, not just the ones with a cancer diagnosis or history. I've learned to be a better listener, to use my knowledge and training to create appropriate treatment plans, and to work creatively and with constant client comfort in mind.
I trained in Oncology massage under Tracy Walton as well as completing an oncology massage internship through the Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine Department at Boston Medical Center. In addition, I've completed a certification course in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder) through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy and am currently training in Lymph Drainage Therapy through the Chikly Health Institute. I have extensive experience providing supportive MLD/LDT for early stage lymphedemas, post surgical swelling, scar tissue secondary to cancer treatment, Lyme disease, cosmetic surgery, and more. I also offer free and low cost Self Care classes in my community educating people to do self lymph drainage for whole body support as well as focused classes for lymphatic breast self care.
S4OM Recognized Training
2011 - Oncology Massage Internship at Boston Medical Center (Cortiva Institute/Lisa Santoro)
2012 - Basic MLD Certification Course (Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy)
2015-2017 - Lymph Drainage Therapy 1, 2, & 3 (Chikly Institute)
2016 - Myofascial Scar Release for Burn Scars (Kate Peck)