My private practice, Tessera Therapeutic Massage, is located in Montpelier, VT. I have office hours four days a week and offer home visits to those unable to travel and requiring specialty massage or lymph support. Twice a week, I also provide massage to patients in active cancer treatment in Central Vermont Medical Center's Radiation Oncology unit. I became interested in oncology massage while still in massage school. I knew this was the area I wanted to specialize in almost immediately. 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. In addition to oncology massage, I've completed a certification course in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder) through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, completed the Lymph Drainage Therapy curriculum through the Chikly Health Institute, and become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through Klose Training. I attend yearly lymphedema conferences and have taken many advanced lymphedema courses. I accept new clients who are living with cancer or have a cancer history as well as providing pre/post surgical support for Transgender and Gender nonconforming clients going through gender affirming surgery. 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. I have been a local Hospice Volunteer since 2018 and offer massage for those at end of life.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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