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ALYSSA C, LMT

Photo of Alyssa C. She is wearing a white top.

Alyssa has been a massage therapist since 2006 after graduating from the Massage Institute of Cape. She has also worked in healthcare for 8 years as an electronic medical records trainer in Maine and Massachusetts.

She decided to take up massage very shortly after college, not knowing what she wanted to do, but knowing she wanted to help people. The decision was made when one day, while visiting a friend who had recently had a baby, she instinctively started to rub her shoulders as a friendly way to help her feel better. Her friend said “You should do this!”, and Alyssa responded “Do what?” Loving the shoulder massage she was getting, her friend responded back “Give massages, you’re great at it!” She shook her head at the time, as something like massage therapy was the furthest thing from her mind. But the idea stuck with her, and eventually she found herself attending her first day of massage school! From that first class, she never looked back, and she’s never regretted making that decision. She loves being able to affect someone’s life in a positive way and is doing what she was meant to do.

Focusing now on myofascial release, rather than traditional massage, she loves that she can work on a much larger portion of the population. Her myofascial style is a bit of a blend of gentle myofascial holds and structural releases, allowing her to work on anyone with almost any condition. She meets the client where their body is at for their session and adjusts pressure and technique as necessary to achieve the end goal of improving the health and quality of life of her client.

She loves working with complex conditions and medical histories, so an ideal client for her is somebody that needs her help on that level. She enjoys walking the journey with her clients from acute care to longterm maintenance. She has a particular fondness for cranial and intra-oral work. It’s unlike any other area of the body, as the work is subtle but more impactful to the entire fascial system when restrictions are released. She also really enjoys prenatal myofascial sessions, working with clients through their pregnancy and beyond.

In her free time, she is a lover of animals. She’s a rescue cat and guinea pig mom, and on top of that, she often volunteers at a horse/donkey rescue. She even has hopes of exploring the world of equine myofascial release. Outside of animals, she also loves to cook and bake, adapting recipes to her many dietary restrictions/intolerances.