All bodywork appointments are scheduled directly with the therapist, not through South Boston Yoga. Payments are made directly to the individual bodyworker. Gift cards purchased through South Boston Yoga are for SBY services only, and do not include massage or private sessions (unless specifically stated in a promotion). Please contact the therapist directly to schedule an appointment with the contact information below.
- Abby Friend, Lic. Ac., MAc
- firstname.lastname@example.org; (617) 699-1895
Abby Friend Lic. Ac. holds a Masters in Acupuncture (MAc) from The New England School of Acupuncture, one of the oldest and most respected Traditional Chinese Medicine schools in the country, and is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to practice.
Abby's experience comes from a variety of clinical training at varying hospital settings including: pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, family medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, and veteran services at Pathways to Wellness at the South End Community Health Center. Abby utilizes both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture styles, and tailors the treatment to her patient’s needs and comfort.
- David Vendetti, KMI, ERYT
- Kinesis Myofacial Integration, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
- email@example.com; (617) 315-7448
After over ten years experience of studying and teaching yoga and various movement modalities, I graduated from Tom Myer's KMI professional certification. I am currently assisting Tom Myer's 500 hour program. In October of 2010 I re-opened South Boston Yoga as a center of health and wellness incorporating hands-on bodywork with yoga instruction and therapy.
- Derik Newton, LMT
- LMT, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
My journey into the science and art of bodywork has been one of healing and discovery. The extent to which change can occur through sensitively trained human touch was unknown to me as a former athlete living with chronic pain from an incurable lumbar spine injury. I understand how pain and decreased mobility can affect the whole person - body, mind, and soul - and I now revere the potential for healing that bodywork can offer.
I am a graduate of Cortiva Institute, have studied Myofascial Yoga Therapy with David Vendetti, and trained in Reiki with Shelley Devine. These experiences have helped me to understand that deep tissue manipulation can be performed with sensitivity and compassion, and that profound transformation can flow from the lightest touch. My practice today focuses on effective communication with the client in order to achieve his or her goal, whether it be minor stress reduction or significant structural change.
For more information www.DerikLMT.com.
- Harry Hobbs, Certified Alexander Technique Teacher
- Alexander Technique
- firstname.lastname@example.org, (813) 245-5155
Harry Hobbs is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He completed his 3-year, 1600-hour training at the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge where he studied under Tommy Thompson. The Alexander Technique is known for relieving pain, easing chronic tension, and preventing injury. With gentle touch and verbal instruction, an Alexander Technique teacher guides you into freer, more supported ways of moving and being. As a result, you experience less compression on your physical structure and gain a sense of overall well-being in your life.
During his Alexander training Harry fell in love with Yoga and has been practicing since 2012. He is excited to bring the Alexander Technique to the community at South Boston Yoga.
- Joseph Welch, BCSI, KMI, LMT
- Kinesis Myofascial Integration Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
Joseph Welch is a Board Certified Structural Integrator having graduated from the Kinesis Intitute's 500 hour KMI Training Program in June 2013. He is a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing massage and body work for over seven years. A 2006 graduate of the 900 hour intensive Muscular Therapy program from MTI, he completed his 500 hour yoga teacher training and Myofascial Yoga Therapy Certification at South Boston Yoga with David Vendetti.
Joseph is certified in Thai Yoga Massage through Lotus Palm of Montreal, Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy, and a certified Reiki Master Healer. He has taken workshops in Aston Patterning, Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy workshops with Dr. Joe Muscolino, Visceral Manipulation and CranioSacral Therapy. After receiving his certification in KMI, he went on to complete workshops in Scar Tissue Release, Cranial Rolfing, Fascial Fitness Basic and Teacher Training, and walking the Line Gait Analysis Training through the Kinesis Institute.
Joseph takes an integrated mind-body approach to his work. With a focus on working with postural patterns that are creating strain and pain in his clients. He is a dedicated practitioner who draws from many training modalities to help clients find balance and ease in their bodies.
- Josh Nunn, LMT, BS Kinesiology, RYT
- Massage Therapist, Structural Integrator, C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach
I help people gain awareness of their bodies. This is achieved through my study of rolfing/structural integration, physical therapy, kinesiology, Iyengar yoga and as a holistic health practitioner. My formal education has taken me from a university medical center to an oriental medicine program, with massage schools and international yoga trainings along the way. My practice has been fascial and connective-tissue oriented for 12 years, helping people free themselves from aches and pains via strong manipulative therapy and corrective exercises.
My unique approach has dramatically helped many who have not found relief from the current health care paradigm. Most recently, I spent 3 years living in Australia, trying my hands at living (semi)sustainability - raising chickens and growing my own food. This allowed me to not only heal from adrenal fatigue and long term digestion issues, but also get in touch a more natural rhythm and pace of life - which is paramount when healing from any health concerns. I am excited to be back in Boston, and especially be surrounded by such talent here at SBY.
- Rachel Munyard
- *Holistic Bodywork
*Holistic bodywork sessions – are another powerful way to bring balanance, awareness and deep healing through the power of touch. On consultation with Rachel you will design personalised session or sessions around your and your body's needs. Rachel has been working with bodies for over 13 years and uses a blend of different therapies and modalities including trigger point therapy, myo-fasical release, muscle energy techniques, aromatherapy, PNF stretching, charka balancing, acupressure points, Thai stretching, sound healing, breath work & yin yoga to enhance healing of the physical, emotional and energy bodies.
Rachel has worked in many different arena including some of Australia top athetles, yogi's & everyday beautiful people to enhance their health, recovering of injury or learn a better way of being. She has worked with wry neck's, tennis and golfers elbow, SIJ issues, depression, anxiety, refining yoga practise, posture improvement plus loads of other things.