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.
- David Vendetti, KMI, ERYT
- Kinesis Myofacial Integration, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
- firstname.lastname@example.org; (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.
- Ali Mischke, BCSI, RYT
- Kinesis Myofascial Integration, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
- www.ambody.com; email@example.com; (617) 257-6857
Ali is a Board Certified Structural Integrator. She holds a BA from Brown University and is a Registered Yoga Teacher, a graduate of David Vendetti's 500-hour Myofascial Yoga Therapy program. After college, Ali spent 12 years as a software designer. While seeking a new career focused on healing, she discovered structural integration, and found tremendous relief from long-standing discomfort.
She considers herself a lifelong student of structure, function and the human spirit, and loves the challenge that each client brings to her table. Ali believes the power of structural integration to create lasting change extends beyond the freeing of fascial restriction. Through structural integration, we cultivate curiosity about our physical habits and the connection between body and mind. As the body reaches even tone through structural bodywork, this curiosity and resulting self-awareness allow the client to evolve into healthier and more comfortable patterns of posture and movement.
- Chris Brenneck, LMT
- firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-820-0945
Christopher has studied and practices a variety of bodywork and meditation techniques aimed at rejuvenating the body and harmonizing the mind. He began exploring the connections between hands on therapy in relation to health and illness at an early age. These explorations allowed him to spend time studying with traditional medicine practitioners in Ghana, West Africa and to learn from local herbalists Costa Rica. Following these experiences, He received his formal massage education at the Cortiva Institute.
Christopher incorporates both western and traditional perspectives on health and wellness when working with clients in order to bring the body into a place of harmony and understanding with the mind and spirit. Christopher is also available for one on one or group meditation lessons.
- Derik Newton
- 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.
- Joanna Keseberg Welch, BCSI, RYT
- KMI Structural Integration, Myofascial Yoga Therapy, Visceral Therapy, Scar Tissue Release, Craniosacral, Movement and Postural Analysis
After years of performing in the circus arts, I sustained an injury. As my recovery progressed, I learned that I needed to recover not only from the injury itself, but also from years of previous imbalance that had predisposed me to injury. I found KMI Structural Integration, which finally helped me not only heal my body, but also showed me how to continue on a healing path. And in that I found a calling to bring this work to others. My structural bodywork is informed and infused with many other modalities, to help create the most holistic picture of the body possible.
My passion is to assist everyone on their journey to a greater understanding of their own body and how they can inhabit it with increased freedom of movement and decreased pain. It is my greatest pleasure to assist clients in taking their health and wellness back into their hands. You can expect to walk away from each session with helpful movement hints for your daily life activities in order to increase awareness, movement, stability, and integration.
In addition to bodywork sessions, I teach Integrative Aerial Yoga here 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.
- Lily Brenneck, LMT
- LMT: Deep Massage, Pressure Technique, Tension Relesase, Postural Realignment
- email@example.com; 617-785-9795
Massage therapist and yogini graduate of the body awakening 500 hours training. Studied at the muscular therapy institute, a 900 hour intensive training in muscular therapy. Lily practices a variety of bodywork styles from Swedish relaxation pure heaven massage to deep tissue Myofacial release work. Lily tends to magically know where it hurts and how to fix it.
Lily also offers pregnancy massage and polarity energy work. She is currently studying Craniosacral therapy.
Lily is no stranger to the movement arts studying with the southern Academy of Ballet arts from age 8 to 19 I believe my first love was movement. The body awareness dance creates has definitely informed my yoga and massage practice deeply.
- Jim Busconi
- LMT: Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Unwinding, Neuromuscular Therapy which includes Trigger Point Therapy, Postural Assessment, Muscle Energy Techniques, Cranial Sacral Techniques, and Swedish Relaxation Massage
- firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-593-5877
Jim is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Therapeutic Massage. Jim has also studied under John F. Barnes, an internationally recognized physical therapist, lecturer, author and authority on Myofascial Release.
In addition to Myofascial Release, Jim is skilled in the following techniques: Deep Tissue Unwinding, Neuromuscular Therapy which includes Trigger Point Therapy, Postural Assessment, Muscle Energy Techniques, Cranial Sacral Techniques, and Swedish Relaxation Massage.
Jim has extensive experience in treating clients with the following chronicities and maladies: structural/postural imbalances, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic body pain, TMJ, post operative scar release and adhesions, sports injuries, chronic fatigue, frozen shoulder, whiplash injuries, etc.
Jim's passion is to facilitate healing in all people he comes in contact with through the application of hands on therapies. Jim’s goal as a therapist is to restore balance to his clients so that they may enjoy a pain free existence and improved quality of life. Jim offers 60 min. treatments at South Boston Yoga for $100/session.