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The Staff at The Abbott Center

Christina Abbott, Director, Owner, LMT, CNMT

Titles: Neuromuscular Therapy Specialist, Energy Healing Practitioner, Active Isolated Stretching Practitioner

Education and Certifications: BFA Degree, Certification in Neuromuscular Therapy (1992) from the NMT Center with Judith Walker Delaney, Barbara Brennan School of Healing Graduate (1994). Completed 17 post-graduate courses in the sciences, psychology and theology.

License: Massachusetts Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Continuing Education: Active Isolated Stretching, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Cadaver dissection (2), Energy Medicine (2), Pain Perception and Management, Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Neck Head and Facial Pain, Foot and Ankle Pathologies, Harvard Alternative Medicine Symposium, Harvard/Spaulding Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation Symposium. Sacred Stone Therapy.

Professional Membership: Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

More about Christina: Click to read a news article written about her story.

Annie Schwab, LMT, CNMT
(Annie’s practice is full at the moment. Please check back for availability.)

Title: Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

Education and Certifications: BS degree in Family and Community Services from U. Mass Amherst, Certified in Muscular Therapy (1996) from The Muscular Therapy Institute, Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy (1997) from the NMT Center with Judith Walker-Delaney, Certified in Pregnancy Massage, Completed Active Isolated Stretching training at the Benjamin Institute 2010.

License: Massachusetts Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Continuing Education: Neuromuscular Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching, Prenatal Massage Certification

More about Annie: With her extensive experience spanning over 25 years, Annie has dedicated her career to assisting clients in overcoming chronic and acute discomfort. Her profound expertise has fostered a heartfelt commitment to creating a warm and nurturing environment, where her clients experience deeply caring and effective treatments. When she’s not at TAC, Annie, like most women, is running around like a chicken with her head cut off mothering her three children, trying to find time to take care of herself and making sure her 5 chickens, 2 cats, Frankie the dog and Stitch the snake live to see another day.

Stephanie Brown, LMT, CMT

Title: Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Practitioner of Maya Abdominal Therapy

Education and Certifications: BA degree in Psychology from The George Washington University, Certification in Massage Therapy from The Salter School (2008) with 900 hours of training, Upledger Institute, Arvigo Institute

License: Massachusetts Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Continuing Education: Craniosacral Therapy, Somatoemotional Release, Reiki Master, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Arvigo Techniques for Maya Abdominal Therapy, EFT and Tapping

Professional Membership: Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

More about Stephanie: Stephanie Lynn Brown is a licensed and trauma informed massage therapist, craniosacral therapist, and certified practitioner of Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® with over 16 years experience in hands-on healing and bodywork. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and background in mental health specializing in behavior modification, and has been training in the world of healing arts for over two decades. Stephanie has studied various forms of emotional and expressive embodiment and is passionate about empowering folks with mental illness, disabilities, and history of trauma to live their best lives and advocate for themselves in a variety of ways. She is an avid herbalist, animal communicator, and life-long student and seeker of knowledge.

Stephanie integrates numerous modalities into healing and bodywork sessions with clients to assist in clearing trauma imprints and remove energetic blockages. Sessions with Stephanie are very grounding, cleansing, and balancing, and will help you feel lighter and more present in your bodies and capable of experiencing more pleasure and enjoyment in life.

Laché Auger, LMT

Title: Massage Therapist

Education and Certifications: Certification in Massage Therapy from Lincoln Technical Institute (2011). Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Prenatal, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Cupping, and Aromatherapy

License: Massachusetts Massage and Bodywork Therapist

More about Laché: Laché became interested in massage therapy at a young age after suffering from back pain caused by scoliosis. She had been put into a back brace for 2 years and found that massage helped greatly in relieving her pain, as well as increasing her mobility. Laché went on to study Massage Therapy, graduating from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2011 where she began practicing in the Boston area as a Licensed Massage Therapist Specializing in Deep Tissue Massage. She has volunteered providing massages for PVDfest, Harvard Square May Fair, Out of the Darkness Walk, HalfWay Cafe 5k Run, and Mater Dai Adult Health.

Over the years Laché has developed her style of bodywork into one that combines many techniques and modalities, customizing a massage that caters to each individual’s needs. Her goal is to educate and to help each and every client feel the best that they can from receiving therapeutic massage. When not massaging Lache enjoys dancing, creating mixed media paintings, hiking, as well as practicing yoga and Qi Gong.

Ruben Balbasyan, LMT

Title: Massage Therapist

Education and Certifications: Certificate in Massage Therapy Cortiva Institute (2014), Certifications in Hot Stone and Cupping Massage

License: Massachusetts Massage and Bodywork Therapist

More about Ruben: As graduate of the esteemed Cortiva Institute, Ruben has a strong background in massage therapy and health sciences, allowing him to have a great appreciation for the complexities of the human body. He takes great pleasure and pride in his work and enjoys providing therapeutic massage for the enhancement of health and well-being. He practices many modalities, most of which are used with the goal of structural integration; to realign the body and relieve postural tension patterns. He’s dedicated to providing clients with nurturing treatments while educating them to further promote self-healing. He believes a well-structured massage alongside a healthy lifestyle will help decrease stress and tension and rejuvenate the body as well as the mind.

Sandy Williams, Pilates Instructor

Titles: Physical Therapist, Advanced Certified Pilates Instructor

Education and Certifications: BA in Psychology from Boston College, MS in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (1998), Pilates Certifications at Comprehensive Level from Balancepoint Pilates 2013 and Pilates Method Alliance Certification 2013

License: Massachusetts Licensed Physical Therapist

Continuing Education: Polestar Pilates Principles, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, 6 Pediatric subjects; Pilates for Scoliosis, Hip Connections, Pelvic Floor, Balance; Buff Bones Pilates for Osteoporosis, Classical Pilates for Wunda Chair and Cadillac

Professional Memberships: Pilates Method Alliance

More about Sandy: Because Sandy is a Physical Therapist, she’s interested in the rehabilitative benefits of Pilates. In her lessons, she gives modifications and educates students about their anatomy and proper postural alignment. She is a patient, sweet and bubbly personality, but is serious about her teaching. She has been an educator as a faculty member at MTI/Cortiva teaching Anatomy, Kinesiology and Physiology, so she knows the body and will help you to understand yours. She is especially good helping less experienced students and those with restrictions to feel confident and successful as they explore the experience of feeling their bodies perform with greater efficiency and less pain.

Diane Scaramuzzo, Pilates Instructor

Title: Certified Stott Pilates® Instructor

Certifications: Stott Pilates® – Rehabilitation Specialist, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, Injuries & Special Populations, Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre and ZEN•GA Equipment. Also certified in Yamuna Body Rolling®, Gyrotonic®, TRX® and Cross Core®.

More about Diane: Diane’s love of the Stotts Pilates method developed while taking classes herself in January of 2000. Quickly, she became so captivated because of gaining physical strength, a strong core, and improved posture with Pilates that she propelled herself through the rigorous training necessary to become fully certified. Diane received her training at Northeast Pilates in Manchester by the Sea, MA, was certified in November of 2006 and has been teaching to an avid clientele in Canton and Boston ever since. She brings positive energy to every session and class and believes it is never too late to start on the road to health and well-being.

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