integrating science, art, communication, and heart
Welcome! Beginning on October 1st, my practice will be open on an extremely limited basis, with new Covid-19 specific protocols in place.
Massage therapy with special focus in oncology massage, lymphatic drainage and lymphedema therapy, post-mastectomy care, and scar tissue rehabilitation.
My work utilizes an eclectic, tailored blend of gentle and pain-free techniques. Clients experience:
- less swelling and discomfort from lymphedema and post-surgical edema
- less pain and tightness after surgery
- more pliable and healthier-looking scars
- relief from side effects of cancer and cancer treatments, such as fatigue, anxiety, muscle aches, insomnia, and neuropathy
- more range of motion
- increased ability to perform daily activities
For self-care at home: I have created some self-manual lymphatic drainage videos, so that those clients with lymphedema or other types of swelling have a way to perform some self-care: UPPER EXTREMITY, LOWER EXTREMITY, and HEAD AND NECK. I’ve also created a video about SELF-SCAR MASSAGE if you’re dealing with tightness or discomfort related to scar tissue.
Whether you’re seeking manual lymphatic drainage, oncology massage, breast cancer rehabilitation, scar tissue mobilization, or a relaxing therapeutic massage, I have a treatment plan that’s the right touch for you.
I use a unique and eclectic blend of myofascial and Swedish massage, and lymphatic drainage. My work is gentle, very slow and deliberate, fluid and flowing, and is deeply relaxing.
Pay It Forward
Touch of Kindness is a pay-it-forward fund to help people with cancer, cancer history, or lymphedema receive reduced- or no-cost massage. The fund currently contains:
what people say about megan
I have been seeing Megan for many years. She has taken the time to get to know both my mind and my body. She is very caring and extremely competent. This combination gives her a magic touch. She is an absolute master at what she does, and I recommend her highly!
Megan has been my go-to massage therapist for years now to de-stress as well as for a variety of health issues. She is amazing when it comes to alleviating muscle pain or any other discomfort you are experiencing at the time of each appointment. Megan has a depth of knowledge in oncology massage and lymphedema and has helped me with lymph drainage massage in the past. Sometimes I just see her for a relaxing massage, although I appreciate all of her technical skill. Thanks for your ongoing help, Megan!
A few years back, I injured my shoulder which required physical therapy. Once PT was completed, my therapist recommended massage to continue the healing process. I was hesitant because my previous experience with massage was not great, but I was ready to give it another chance and found my way to Megan. She put me at ease and listened to my concerns from the start. We continue to meet regularly even though my shoulder is back to normal. I trust her expertise, dedication to her specialty and her personal approach. She helps me to navigate the health of my whole body and mind.
Megan is the best! Personal treatment every time, and she really knows her stuff.
If you are looking for a compassionate massage therapist with lots of clinical experience (including oncology massage and lymphatic drainage), Megan is the one. No need to look further. She is one of few massage therapists I recommend in the Worcester area.
Megan has a gift: a natural ability to know what your muscles require to be done to them.
Under Your Skin
I’d like to thank Dr. Dhruv Singhal, Director of Lymphatic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center here in Boston, for sharing his brilliant “train” analogy for lymphedema and for his collaboration in making this latest cartoon happen. What started as a fun cartoon for the Under Your Skin section of my Web site, has evolved into a new eBook published by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network. You can read the whole book online here including the foreword written by Kathy Bates!