Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Orthopedic Massage, Oncology Massage (Vodder Technique), and Sports Massage
Ashlie is a Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist in Massachusetts, recently graduated from the 800 hour program at The Massage School located in Boston’s South End.
Her massage and bodywork practice is a blend of a variety of modalities including Manual Lymph Drainage, Swedish relaxation, orthopedic, deep tissue, and neuromuscular techniques.
While still in massage school, she completed the Full CDT Training at The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, allowing her to practice Complete Decongestive Therapy as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
This specialized training includes certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) based on the Vodder technique. In addition to understanding the proper application of lymphatic drainage for post surgery recovery, injury and wound healing it qualifies the therapist to treat many conditions of the lymphatic system including primary and secondary lymphedema.
Lymphatic drainage is a very gentle technique that is also extremely beneficial for other health conditions including: rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, venous insufficiency, burn recovery, complex regional pain syndrome, and as a general relaxation massage that facilitates the movement of fluid return.
In addition, she has individualized training in Orthopedic Massage with Tom Karis LMT, OMT of Burlington, MA. Orthopedic massage focuses on assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction.
The training involves an anatomical and kinesiological understanding of the impact of posture, injury and repetitive stress on the body, contributing to the development of deviations and compensations in our everyday movements. Some common issues that are very well treated using an orthopedic massage approach include carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, sprains and strains, sciatica and tendonitis to name just a few.
Ashlie was drawn to massage therapy through her work as a Certified Nursing Assistant serving hospice patients in the community. She believes healthcare is a social justice issue and should be made available to all. She is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Bunker Hill Community College with the long term goal of establishing a practice that caters to the needs of hospice and palliative care recipients in their homes, providing clinical and holistic knowledge to improve quality of life and assist in symptom management.