At Massage Only all of our therapists are licensed by the state of Massachusetts and continue their education and training to maintain their professional status. Our therapists are trained in many modalities, including deep tissue, orthopedic, myofascial, shiatsu, craniosacral, hot stone and Swedish massage.
T H E R A P I S T S
Barbara Hill, Owner
Barbara spent more than 20 years as a commercial pilot and appreciated the benefits of regular massage from the client’s point of view. She switched gears and careers over 10 years ago and became a licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Ashiatsu, Sports, and Orthopedic Massage, for both humans and horses!
Barbara's work is specific, with a focus on muscle and connective tissue repair. She will do deep work, but only if requested, as she has learned many techniques that achieve fantastic results. While her massage is designed to repair and relieve it is also deeply relaxing. Barbara believes strongly in the body's ability to heal itself, but it takes a present and clear mind to assist in that healing.
Emily has been practicing massage since 2010. She completed the massage certificate program at Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts in California and Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich, Ma. Emily has volunteered at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, which serves low income women undergoing cancer treatment. She practices a range of modalities including hot stone, trigger point and neuromuscular therapy. She works with a slow specificity, which is both effective in treating pain and is deeply relaxing. Emily invites her clients to include massage in their self-care program.
Lori has been a Nationally Certified massage therapist since 1998. She is dedicated to raising awareness of massage therapy as a key to health and vitality. Lori holds a BA in Psychology, is a professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and has training in: Strain-counterstrain, Neuromuscular, Myofascial, Thai yoga massage, Ashiatsu, ligament frictioning, sports injury, silicone cupping, hot stone and Prenatal Massage. Lori is also a certified Kripalu yoga instructor.
Catherine Hermans-McGurren has over 13 years of experience in massage therapy. Along with an extensive list of manual techniques, including but not limited to Deep Tissue Massage, Classic Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Pre/Post Natal Massage, she possesses certifications in advanced massage work including Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Draining, Ashiatsu, Cupping, and Decongestive & Compression Bandaging. This has cultivated a therapist who believes deeply in the supportive therapies that assist the body’s innate ability to heal.
Sharing her talents, self, and knowledge of massage therapy and it’s benefits has been an important part of Catherine’s life. She spent 8 years as an instructor in the field, excelling in both academic and technique based classes. A Reiki II energy practitioner, Catherine prides herself on being a supportive part of her clients healing process by offering the benefit of her skills based on their individual needs for attention
Debbie is a licensed massage therapist with experience working in physical therapy, spa and studio settings. She graduated from Seacoast Career Schools where she studied an extensive array of modalities including Swedish, Trigger Point, Sports, Cranial Sacral, Polarity and Lymphatic Drainage. Additional certifications include Micromyofascial Release, Ashiatsu, SI Joint Dysfunction and Pre-Natal.
Debbie uses an integrative approach to her work and is passionate about helping people with chronic pain, repetitive motion injuries, extreme stress and athletic injuries. She also works intuitively with a blend of techniques that are helpful in the release of emotional and energetic trauma.