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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)

Experience: 27 years in NMT, 24 years in Energy Healing.

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

Annie Schwab, LMT, CNMT

Titles: Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, Pregnancy Massage Specialist

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

Experience: 22 years in Massage, 21 years in Neuromuscular Therapy

More about Annie: Annie feels so lucky to have been with Christina and The Abbott Center since 1996! Her favorite part of being there other than being able to work in a gorgeous and serene place is building relationships with clients and helping them through life’s bodily challenges. When she’s not at TAC, Annie 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.

Livia Fontes, LMT, CMT

Title: Massage Therapist

Education and Certifications: BS degree from Fitchburg State College with a double major in Secondary Education and History, Psychology and African American Studies, Certified in Massage Therapy from Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork (2003), National Certification for Therapeutic Massage

License: Massachusetts Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Continuing Education: Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy I-IV, Myofascial Release, Cupping (Silicone)

Professional Membership: Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Experience: 15 years in Massage

More about Livia: Livia is a warm-hearted and welcoming family fan who is hooked on adventure! We depend on her for her organization and her smarts. Her hobbies include hiking, gardening, camping, and traveling! She’ll go anywhere!

Stephanie Brown, LMT, CMT

Title: Massage Therapist and Craniosacral Therapist

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

License: Massachusetts Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Continuing Education: Craniosacral Therapy, Somatoemotional Release, Reiki Master, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Earth Medicine Apprenticeship, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Life Coaching

Professional Membership: Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Experience: 12 years in Massage

More about Stephanie: Stephanie graduated from The George Washington University in 2003 with a degree in Psychology and spent several years working in mental health with kids and adults with cognitive delays and developmental delays. After sustaining an injury while on the job, she sought out massage therapy for her own recovery. Stephanie had such a positive experience as a massage client that she decided to attend massage school and switch directions in her career. She has been passionate about learning numerous techniques to balance the mind, body, and spirit and has a holistic approach to massage and takes several factors into account when working with clients. Stephanie’s specialties are working with people with chronic pain, autoimmune illness, and individuals struggling with mental illness.
When not working, Stephanie loves dancing, making jewelry, going hiking, attending healing workshops, and playing with animals, especially her three cats.

Jennifer Piper, Pilates Instructor

Title: Advanced Certified Pilates Instructor

Education and Certifications: MA Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. Jennifer received her certification in the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning in the year 2000 by Romana Kryzanowska, the renown Joseph Pilates’ protege.  She has been fortunate to study under the tutelage of many incredible teachers including Sari Pace, Juanita Lopez and Jay Grimes.

Experience: Comprehensive training and 18 years of experience teaching Classical Pilates

More about Jennifer: Hailing from Chicago, and recently Bermuda, Jennifer is grateful for the opportunity to share her passion here in the Boston area. She is an innovative, results-oriented instructor who brings creativity, an eye for movement and knowledge of the body’s physical and energetic systems to each client-centered session.

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

Experience: 20 years as Physical Therapist, 5 years as Pilates Instructor, 6 years Full Faculty member teaching courses at Cortiva Institute, Anatomy Department Chair and Therapy Center Director

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®.

Experience: Comprehensive training and 20 years of experience teaching Stott Pilates®

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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