About Our Massage Therapists
Susan Mulvaney, LMT RI license # MT02355
We welcome Susan Mulvaney to Massage On Main as she begins her new journey as a RI licensed massage therapist. Susan comes to us with a background as a freelance designer specializing in print design and product development. As she gracefully leaves her design career behind, she welcomes the opportunity to connect clients, through massage, to mind, body and spirit to promote wellness.
As a graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island's prestigious therapeutic massage program, Susan has completed over 800 hours of education and hands-on clinical massage work. She has also completed 50 hours of externship at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center working with the elder population.
Susan offers integrative massage using a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and Sports modalities, incorporating her advanced training in Enhanced Muscle Therapy, Sugar Foot Scrub and Aromatherapy.
Sara Whitney, LMT RI license #MT01315
Sara Whitney is a graduate of the prestigious Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sara joined our team with over 13 years of professional therapeutic massage experience. She brings compassion, knowledge and wisdom to each of the sessions that she tailors to every individual client. She is a member of the national American Massage Therapy Association and is Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Sara is currently studying for her nursing degree.
Ross LaBossiere, LMT RI license #MT00346
Ross LaBossiere is a licensed physical therapist assistant, a licensed massage therapist and a certified yoga therapist with over 35 years of experience in both clinical and non-clinical settings.
With an academic background in health education, exercise science, physical therapy, and massage, he notes that his real education has come from years of clinical observation and the application of several therapeutic massage, bodywork, and movement oriented techniques, to address a wide range of musculoskeletal pain disorders. In addition to this, he has also explored, studied, and practiced some of the more alternative, mind/body approaches to treatment.
His therapeutic massage/bodywork is anchored in Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy. This, in combination with his clinical orthopedic massage experience, allows him to bridge the gap between the clinical and more wholistic approaches to treatment for the benefit of each individual client.
Structural Integration (SI) is form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. SI is a mindfulness-based approach to aligning body structure with body function. SI is the integration of therapeutic bodywork (myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy), along with gentle passive, assistive and active stretching to improve pain free range of motion, flexibility, posture and proprioceptive movement awareness. As soft tissue restrictions are released, the appropriate movement allows the body to "realign" itself. New organization of the fascial structures creates new movement patterns, and new movement patterns allow the structural changes to remain intact.
For those who want to take an extra step, Ross also offers his Mind/Body Health maintenance and Rehabilitation programs. These mindfulness-based programs are individualized for each client's specific needs, and can be booked separately or in combination with massage/bodywork sessions.
*Relaxation*Stress Reduction*Meditation*Mindful Movement*Therapeutic Exercise* Integrated Yoga*Yoga Therapy*
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Dana Lynn O'Neill, LMT RI license #MT01746
Dana Lynn O'Neill is a 2009 graduate of the therapeutic massage program at the esteemed Salter School in Massachusetts.
She is committed to continuing education as she expands her knowledge and experience in the massage field. With over 1000 hours of educational and hands on training in the massage field, she has acquired her Rhode Island massage therapy license and went on to further her academic committment to become a Nationally Board Certified massage practitioner. She has also achieved certifications in Craniosacral Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Myofascial techniques and Hot Stone techniques.
Dana brings eleven years of skill, knowledge and a diverse background to Massage On Main. She formerly held a certification as a nursing assistant and has used those skills in the medical and psychiatric fields. Other work experience includes work with chiropractors, wellness clinics, day spas and senior care centers.
Dana uses her holistic knowledge of the connection of the body and mind and is grateful to have found such a practical approach to the multitude of conditions that can effect our health.