ABOUT TRICIA, LMT
Hi! I’m Tricia, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’d love to tell you all how I’m this super Zen, calm & collected, healing Earth Mother of a massage therapist. I’m pretty sure that’s what it would say on my cape. But, while I do have my moments of awesome zen-healing-earth-mother-ness – and that’s my ultimate goal in life – the truth is, I’m a weirdo (aren’t we all?).
My background is as varied as you can imagine. I grew up in Central New York, lived in Hawaii for 3 years, and have lived in Maine since 2008.
All the Jobs
Many moons before becoming a massage therapist, I got a degree in graphic arts. When time allows, still create art as much as possible. After graduating with my art degree, I spent around 15 years as a veterinary assistant. There was also inevitable time spent in retail and customer service. Finally, I found my way to massage school in 2015. In addition, I’ve spent nearly 30 years working in intuitive arts, Reiki, and energy healing.
Also a Nerd
I’m an introvert who keeps putting herself into decidedly non-introvert situations (like being a small business owner, singing in a choir, etc). I’m likely to make bad puns and talk about my pets like they’re my kids. (I also welcome sharing pet photos!) If chatting about random nerdy topics like books, birds, gardening, nature, and art is your thing, I’m in! You can find me doing some sometimes serious, sometimes snarky, sometimes geeky entertaining, educating, and informing on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook.
That being said, I am Passionate about helping people feel better. (Yes, with a capital P.) I love working with my clients to sort out the source of their pain and figure out the best way to resolve it. Sometimes it’s massage. Other times it may be Reiki, craniosacral therapy, or stretches. I'm also happy to work in conjunction with your doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor to target specific muscles or muscle groups (like your friendly neighborhood rotator cuff).
I will follow your lead during the massage. If you want to talk, we can talk, but if you want to just zone out and listen to the music, I will be quiet. If you want to learn more, I will happily geek out about your muscles and how they work. Just ask me how you think it’s one muscle causing the problem, and I might point out it could be another muscle entirely. (Science!) Or I can go on and on about how posture contributes to muscle tension and pain.
To learn more about my massage style, check out this post.
I love to research how to help you with your specific problems. I’m happy to recommend videos, tools and techniques you can use at home between appointments. My favorite method is a muscle release technique that works to trick the motor neurons and proprioceptors into relaxing your muscle, rather than just beating it into submission. (More science!)
If you can accept a few bad puns and awkward commentary about life, you will find that I strive to provide you with the best massage ever, whether it’s therapeutic or you just need to relax. I encourage questions and conversation, and you’re always welcome to contact me to talk about your goals for your massage therapy. Let’s work together to help your body set up the conditions needed to promote self-healing.