Welcome! As you may know, massage practices across Massachusetts may be authorized to open within the next month. However, based on my own information-gathering and on the discussions I have been having with some of the most rigorous minds in the massage field, I do not feel that it’s appropriate or safe for me to re-open in the near future.
For now, taking a long pause feels like the most loving, caring, and safe thing that I can do. There is so much that we don’t know about COVID-19 at this time. Asymptomatic spread continues to be a large concern, new disease presentations and complications are coming to the forefront, and as yet there is no treatment available.
While PPE and higher levels of sanitation might make things safer for massage, we are not sure, and quite simply, this is not a gamble that I am willing to take. Not right now, so early in the pandemic, especially considering how many of my clients fall into the high-risk category. The price is too high.
I am a massage therapist because I care about your health and your well-being. I am choosing not to massage right now because I care about your health and your well-being.
I have faith that my practice will re-open and thrive again because I believe so, so strongly in this work, and I’ll be constantly monitoring new information and keeping on top of the latest data to help me determine when that re-opening time may be. I hope that I can find a pathway back soon, and I will update this page as plans unfold.
In the interim, 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.
Stay well, everyone. I very much miss doing the work that I love so much during a difficult time for all of us. I am very much looking forward to re-opening and taking part in helping our community heal.
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!