The Big Toe studio is located at “The Studio” at 10 Cappelletti Lane in Damariscotta, Maine. Cappelletti Lane is located on the left, 0.5 Miles past the blinking yellow light at the Miles Memorial Hospital turn off on rt. 129.
The client, meaning you, is always in control. You may alter the session, within appropriate boundaries, or stop the session at any time.
I respect all clients regardless of their age, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, body type, political affiliation, state of health or personal habits.
Personal and professional boundaries are respected at all times. Privacy and confidentiality are kept at all times. I keep accurate records of our sessions and they are kept confidential. The session will be professional and client’s specific needs will be addressed.
I customize the session to meet the client’s needs. I perform services for which I am qualified and able to do, and refer my clients to appropriate specialists when work is not within my scope of practice or not in my or the client’s best interest.
Upon coming to my office, a first time client can expect to fill out a brief, yet necessary, medical history form which will be followed by discussion regarding the client’s needs. Together, the client and I will make a plan towards their particular goals. A thorough explanation of the particular modality employed is given with a chance to ask questions before the session begins. During a massage session a number of techniques may be used which include, but are not limited to, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Swedish techniques and light meditative touch. The client is encouraged to communicate, letting me know which techniques feel effective, appropriate and relaxing.
The client is given time to stretch, hydrate and center themselves at the end of their session. A brief discussion will be had between the client and I regarding their massage experience, with an opportunity to explore ways to assist in their self-care and reschedule if the client so chooses.
A “practice” has been defined as “the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use” and anything that you do regularly that nurtures you. I approach my massage as a “practice”. It is something I endeavor to do consciously, with hopeful intent to benefit both people involved. Through massage and the act of human touch, we can encourage a progression towards a healthier, more whole state of being from which healing from within can take place.
I am a graduate of the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine. I studied Swedish and Deep Tissue massage as well as Zen Shiatsu. I have further study in deep tissue work with David Lauterstein and myofascial structural integration with Tom Myers. I have been attuned to Reiki Master-Level 3.
My professional past is varied. I graduated from culinary arts school in the early ‘90s and worked as a chef for seven years. I worked on rivers for about that same amount of time as a raft guide and kayak instructor. I served in the United States Marine Corps from 1999-2003. Since moving to Maine in 2007, to pursue the woman who would become my wife, I have worked as a stone mason crafting structures that can stand the test of time.
My massage practice is an integration of all that I have learned and experienced. I look forward to the opportunity of working with people to help facilitate a progression towards a healthier, more whole state of being.
Listed in the following categories:
Energy Therapy, Massage Therapy & Bodywork, Pedicures, Reiki, Reiki