Clarene DiBona, NCTMB

Clarene DiBona has a diploma from the Cape Cod Hospital School of Nursing. She holds degrees in Health Science and Paralegal Studies from Quincy College and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute. She opened Muscle Medics in 1997.

It was running that introduced her to massage therapy. She learned the benefits of massage while logging miles of marathon training runs. She has completed several marathons including the prestigious Boston Marathon.

From weekend warrior to professional athletes she has worked with competitors at all levels. She has traveled to Hawaii several times to man the finish line at the World Championship Ironman Triathlon in the massage trenches. She has worked with the Washington Freedom Women Soccer players, the World Cup Soccer Circuit, Boston Venue and the Professional Beach Volleyball Circuit, Boston venue.

In 1998 she began working with the New England Patriots Football team as a team massage therapist. She retired from football after fifteen years that included five Superbowl appearances.

Clarene has advanced certifications in Orthopedic Massage: Soft Tissue Injury and Rehabilitation Techniques, and Sports Massage. She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists. She has had the honor or serving on the Professional Advisory Board at the Muscluar Therapy Institute. She is licensed by the state of Massachusetts to practice massage therapy.

In August 1999 and March 2001 she was featured in the Patriot Ledger. In August/September 2005, Clarene was profiled in Massage Magazine, a national publication.

Although Clarene's practice is closed to new clients at this time, she does refer to her highly trained associates and will advise if necessary.

Clarene DiBona is happily retired.

Dena Kearney, NCTMB

Dena graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been additionally certified in Soft Tissue Injury and Assessment, and continues her studies with training's in structural bodywork and movement, and anatomy through workshops and private lessons with a Certified Rolfer and Movement Therapist.

Dena came to practice muscular therapy after personally experiencing the power of hands on therapy. She had been continually frustrated and limited by a chronic neck injury and related headaches, which were finally resolved after receiving a series of muscular therapy treatments that included some focused injury work. After, she continued receiving regular massage and through the changes in her own body and life, she decided to leave her eleven year career in Advertising and pursue a career as a Muscular Therapist. Dena states, "a choice that becomes more interesting and exciting every day."

Dena works with athletes and individuals recovering from trauma or accident, and many who suffer from repetitive use injuries, as well as those individuals managing work and life related stress. She also worked with many of the New England Patriots from 1999 to 2001 during their training camp and throughout the regular season at Foxboro Stadium, and has conducted educational seminars on "Stress Management in the Workplace". To date her clients range from eight to ninety-two years old.

Dena Kearney will post at a later date.

Susana Bullock NCBTMB

Susana graduated from the Massage Institute of New England in 2006 and her Massage philosophy is that of healing the body through medically based and whole body understandings.

Susana believes that Massage is important in maintaining a physical and emotional balance and has honed her craft for many years at The Lane Center for Natural Healing in Hingham, Mass. and, more recently, at Well Point Healing, also in Hingham, Mass.

Acquiring many modalities during her Massage journey, Susana began her career with beautifully crafted Swedish Massage and then added advanced certifications in Hot Stone, Active Isolated Stretching, and Pregnancy Specialist. She also has studied Fibromyalgia, Cranial Sacral Therapy , Reflexology and Elder Massage.

She is also a Reiki Master.

Susana has a long-held, special interest in working with people with arthritis and who have had knee and hip problems or replacements. She also finds fulfillment in helping people with Parkinson's and Stroke-related challenges.

Susana is an AMTA member and has attended many conferences during her career.

Further studies in Oncology Massage are in the offing.

Susana Bullock is now in Hingham. 781-724-4289

Christine M. Girouard, NCTMB

Christine was born and raised in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School in 1998. She earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2002 from Saint Michael's College in Winooski, VT. Christine went ack to school at the Muscular Therapy Institute (a 900 hour program) in Cambridge, MA. She graduated from MTI in February 2006 and began her 100 hour internship (per guidelines set by the Town of Weymouth Board of Health) under the tutelage of Clarene DiBona, NCTMB of Muscle Medics and completed it in May 2006. She became Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage in December of 2006. Since then, her Continuing Education classes have included, Deep Tissue Massage, Ethical Practices in Massage Therapy, Reflexology for Stress & Prenatal Massage. She also has great interest in Orthopedic Massage and will pursue that field in the future.

In April 2006 she began volunteering at the East Weymouth Neighborhood Association meeting. All proceeds including tips went to the Weymouth Food Pantry. She also provided Chair Massage at the Weymouth Senior Center once a month from August 2006-December 2012. Other volunteer work includes providing Sports Massage for cyclists of the Pan Mass Challenge at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, 2005 and 2006. Occasionally, she will travel to offices that treat their employees with a fifteen minute chair massage during mid morning hours, often invigorating and relaxing them for the rest of the day. Christine worked for Maxim Magazine at the Professional Volleyball tour in Marina Bay providing chairmassage to the crowds of people walking around in between sets.

She lives in Marshfield with her husband and son.

Her current office hours include: Monday and Friday 9:30 - 2, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-9. Every other Saturday or Sunday, 9-5.

Christine Girouard can be found at Spatique in Marshfield.

Kerry Gage, NCTMB

Kerry graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute, Cambridge MA in 1999. Completing the 900 hour program. She is also educated in deep tissue massage, pre-natal, hot stone, orthopedic massage, Thai yoga massage, foot reflexology, myofascial therapy, and reiki level 2.

Kerry enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, including chair massage for seniors at the senior center in Weymouth once a month.

She is certified in 200 hours Hot Yoga with Jimmy Barkan, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and completed a 500 hour teacher training with Dharma Mittra, NYC.

Kerry Gage is happily retired from massage.

Rinimarie Higgins LMT

RiniMarie was born and raised on the South Shore. She earned her B.A. in Science, Exercise Physiology in 1997 from Springfield College, in Springfield Massachusetts. Rini went back to school at Spa Tech in Plymouth MA. (a 900 hour program) Since then, her Continuing Education classes have included, Deep Tissue Massage, Ethical Practices in Massage Therapy, Foam Rolling and Advanced stretching. She also has great interest in Orthopedic and Oncology Massage and will pursue that field in the future.

Al She also spends her down time volunteering and Coaching Weymouth Girls Youth Lacrosse and Weymouth High School Lacrosse. She also enjoys training and running shorter races and 1/2 marathons.

Rini Marie Higgins is now in Hanover. 781-985-3531

Paula Austin, NCTMB

Paula has been in the massage field for over 20 years. A graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worchester MA in January 1992. She's forever the student, constantly taking classes to learn new techniques and stay fresh in her massage knowledge. She attends the New England Regional Conferences every year as well as Cadaver Anatomy classes and various other technique classes. She specializes in Myofascial Therapy and various specific neck, shoulder, back, lumbar, side lying and hip techniques. She's trained in prenatal massage, deep tissue specific work including trigger point and friction as well as Swedish relaxation, chair massage, sports massage and stretching techniques. She's a professional member of AMTA. She also took special training in Small Animal Massage; she focuses on Canines in her practice. You and your dog can receive massage on the same visit and both leave feeling great!

Paula Austin is now in Hingham. 508-946-1857

Wendy Christianson LMT

Wendy is a graduate of the Massage Institute of New England. She has been practicing for over 20 years and is still taking classes to learn the newest techniques that will benefit her growing clientele. She specializes in neuromuscular therapy, pre and perinatal massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, deep tissue techniques and cupping. She is an advanced trained cupping therapist skilled in the use of silicone and acrylic cups. Wendy likes to incorporate as many techniques she has acquired through the years for each individual client. "No two clients are alike". She has accurate pressure and very knowledgeable intuition.

Through the years of her practice she has volunteered for events such as the Pan Mass Challenge and Boston Marathon. She has participated and sponsored many golf tournaments. She has had some fun challenges such as working on Blue Man Group when they first started. "There's nothing like picking blue paint off the backs of actors during the massage!" She has also worked on her share of Patriots players, new and old.

She was the proud owner of Ineda Massage in Holbrook MA, which was a popular and growing business for five years. She had to close her shop to take care of her growing family and found that that was where her heart needed to be. "the day I closed my doors, a paper was slipped under my door stating that Indea massage was voted #1 by the Boston Globe, best of the South Shore. It was both heartwarming and bitter sweet."

Working at Muscle Medics I feel like I have found my home. Between the crew and clients I have never felt a part of something so special."

"I specialize In neck, spine, whiplash, computer pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and golf pain." I work with pregnant women. I use the pregnancy pillow where the mom is made comfortable while lying face down.

Wendy Christianson is now in Holbrook. 508-617-0905

Lawrence Howard, NCTMB

Larry has been a therapist at Muscle Medics for 6 years. He holds a B.S. in Business from Norwich University. He discovered the field of Massage therapy while training for the London Marathon. He graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute and furthered his massage education by completing the Advanced Orthopedic Injury and Assessment Certification. He has worked with World Class and Ironman Triathletes, New England Patriots, competitive cyclists, Division one college athletes, professional beach volleyball and World Cup soccer players.

Larry enjoys working with a variety of clientele to alleviate pain and improve performance. He combines his treatments using various techniques with client education to reduce or eliminate chronic muscle tension and promote physical health. His approach is to use different modalities to treat chronic tension and pain patterns with a compassionate and healing touch. He has been involved in athletics for over 30 years. He has trained for and completed several marathons and triathlons. He still plays hockey at a competetive level. Larry currently lives in Bridgewater with his wife, Maria.

Larry Howard is in Canton and (soon) Weymouth. 508-245-3982

Joy McGrath, NCTMB

Joy is a graduate of Spa Tech Institute in Plymouth, MA. She is certified in Integrative Massage. In 2011 she became certified in Medical Massage. Joy has been practicing since 2008. She is a member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She has volunteered at the Boston Marathon giving post event massage for three years, multiple road races and chair massage for cancer charities. She is currently studying Active Release and Orthopedic Techniques. Joy provides deep tissue, prenatal and relaxation massage.

Joy McGrath will post at a later date.

Stephanie Myers, NCTMB

Stephanie has joyfully been practicing massage therapy since 1999, with Muscle Medics since 2008. She is a a graduate of the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Bay State College and is a a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant practicing at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. She has given over eight thousand massage treatments in her career. This experience has allowed her to develop an accurate wisdom and intuition that is realized in her hands and her work.

Finding the appropriate pressure for each client during each session is a skill that Stephanie has mastered. A great massage is one that allows the client's body to relax and be soothed but also be slightly changed and improved. There is a fine edge between good pressure and pressure that is a little too much. Finding that edge early on in a massage session is essential to giving a great treatment.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Massachusetts and The Muscular Therapy Institute. She has taken continuing education in Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, a Shoulder Injury Workshop, Intrinsic Life Coaching and Ethics.

Massage Therapy is a simple, enjoyable, and inexpensive way to improve health and your life. Fundamentally the two most important benefits of massage therapy are to relieve pain and reduce stress. This is achieved through improving the circulation of blood and fluids throughout the body, and improving the operation of the nervous system by opening spaces for nerve conduction and sending calming and soothing messages to the brain through the nerves.

The best way to enjoy the benefits of massage therapy is to receive regular treatments. Most clients begin by coming weekly or every other week to get to a place of wellness. Then they come monthly to maintain feeling good.

Stephanie Myers Roche will post at a later date.

Craig Turner

Craig Turner is a licensed massage therapist, who graduated at the top of his class from Lincoln Tech in 2005. He is trained in various massage modalities, such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Thai Yoga Massage. In Craig's clinical experience he has worked with chiropractors, personal trainers, and physical therapists in a variety of settings and has cared for clients with injuries related to common musculoskeletal strains, chronic pain, spinal cord injury, and recovery from trauma. Craig has also worked with athletes to increase their endurance and performance in several sports settings, and has always provided the highest level of care to all who wish to improve their daily lives with the benefits, both physical and mental, with the assistance of massage therapy.

Craig Turner is now in Weymouth. 508-264-3990

Adrian the therapy dog

A graduate of AKC's Canine Good Citizen!
Therapy with Dog BONES of MABuilding Opportunities for Nurturing and Emotional Support!
She attended numerous Massage Conferences, spreading her love around and of course receiving educated pats galore, she's no fool!
We also visit nursing homes, where she woos them all!
She's guaranteed to make you smile as she generouslyl provided wet nose kisses, paws & belly to all pet loving clients!
Adrian is Paula's companion, who also is certified in Canine Massage and of course Adrian happily serves as her Demo Dog!

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