Owner of Gainesville Massage Therapy
Therapeutic Massage Education and Experience
Julie is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (Spring 1990). Her work incorporates her training from massage school and her knowledge of biology from receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Long Island University, Southampton College in New York.
What She offers You as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist
She has helped clients by relieving their pain and discomfort associated with chronic neuromuscular diseases and many other illnesses that affect one’s quality of life. Clients of hers have found relief from symptoms related to job-related repetitive stress, automobile or sports injuries, and other chronic discomforts related to emotional and mental stressors.
She has practiced in both New York and Florida in massage clinics, neurology and osteopathy medical clinics, spas, office, home and on-site corporate massage.
Alivia - Massage Therapy
Alivia is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (Fall 2019) Her passion for massage is rooted in her own experience of body movement. Having been involved in activities from a young age such as modern dance, ballet, gymnastics, and performance hula hooping, she has always had a fun relationship with healthy movement.
Since graduating, Alivia has been practicing privately. Her therapeutic skills incorporate a combination of techniques. Her touch is fluid and strong, pulling from modalities of Swedish & deep/connective tissue massage, & trigger point therapy. She has experience with soft tissue injury & scar tissue recovery. Lastly, she is certified in Table Thai massage, where she is able to help clients achieve greater mobility with gentle stretches. She massages with quiet focus, working intuitively and enabling deep relaxation.
When she is not massaging, you can find her journaling, by the springs, with her dogs, or with friends & loved ones.
Becky - Massage Therapy
Becky is a graduate of the Arizona School of Massage (Fall 2002). She worked for 10 years within a physical therapist’s office as a PT tech, massaging and managing. She moved to Alachua county to help run her small family farm. Since arriving, she’s worked as a rehab tech/registered chiropractic assistant at a chiropractor’s office. Becky is returning to GMT after a hiatus during the pandemic. We welcome her back! Her work is deep and specific, and very therapeutic.
Outside of work, Becky is an avid artist and crafting person extraordinaire. Her artwork will soon be displayed in the office. Reading fantasy series and watching B movies are some of her past times. She also gardens and puts up many of her homegrown veggies. And that is not all, she loves her pets – cats, dogs and birds! There is not a dull moment in her days, and she brings her enthusiasm to life and living to each of her massage sessions.
Craig - Massage Therapy
Craig is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (Fall 2021). His interest in massage therapy began when rooming with a licensed massage therapist and recognizing the value of therapeutic manual care, both for the client and the therapist. The desire to provide a living for himself and work in a manner that has beneficial health affects, was paramount in his choice at becoming a massage therapist. In addition to the basic training, he is certified in Thai foot reflexology and Level 1 Craniosacral Therapy. He is continuing to study Thai Massage techniques that will help address specific issues such as headaches, and digestive care. His previous work experience had been in the service industry.
Craig incorporates his studies in Swedish massage, connective tissue and neuromuscular therapies, into a quality healing experience. He believes in creating a safe and therapeutic environment, where clients may find a quiet and peaceful sense of self. Craig’s massage touch can feel deep and slow with the connective tissue work, while fluid and gentle with more Swedish massage. All can help relax one as well as address injuries.
In his own time, when not massaging clients, he enjoys playing & composing music, hiking & camping.
Kimberly - Massage Therapy & Reiki Healing
Kimberly is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (Fall 1994) & University of Florida (1993). Additionally, she is a licensed physical therapist assistant having worked in outpatient physical therapy clinics over the past 6 years.
Her continued studies include certification as a yoga instructor, Reiki Master, & Myofascial Release (MFR Level I). She combines all her education into her therapeutic massages. A therapist for 27 years, she is proficient in helping people recover from chronic pain and injuries. She helps people learn to find balance through their body’s innate nature to heal when the nervous system is allowed to come to a state of deep relaxation.
Kimberly’s work is highly intuitive. Her ability to create a warm, safe and calm environment for healing to occur is par excellence. One may address specific pain or injury, or receive a calm, restorative session, or both within the same session.
Keely - Massage Therapy
Keely is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (Summer 2018) and a lifelong student of anatomy. He began pursuing bodywork in 2011 as a result of his personal experiences with disability, surgery, and chronic pain. He specializes in myofascial, neuromuscular, deep tissue, and structural modalities. Keely brings an ease and empathy into his sessions as he strives to offer a truly client-oriented, trauma-informed therapeutic experience.
Jonathon - Massage Therapy
Jonathon is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (Summer 2022). From 2014 to 2017 he served as a computer technician in the military. While new in this career, he has always wanted to help others in a tangible, physical way, not from behind a computer! His massage is a blend of Swedish, neuromuscular and myofascial therapies, which can address specific pain patterns, or a general need to relax.
Stephanie - Massage Therapy & Reiki Healing
Stephanie is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage (Summer 2022) & University of Florida (2019) with a BS in Psychology. Stephanie’s work is primarily deep, slow connective tissue modality, along with neuromuscular trigger point therapy. Additionally she is trained as a Reiki practitioner. Her therapeutic style is effective for relaxation, as well as treating pain and injury. She connects with genuine empathy, allowing clients make meaningful change.
Mary - Ortho-Bionomy® & CranioSacral Therapy
Mary has been a practitioner of integrative therapeutic bodywork since 1991. She is an Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy® & has advanced training in Craniosacral Therapy & Structural Integration. These modalities restore ease to the body from acute & chronic pain patterns, aid recovery from injury & surgery, help resolve biomechanical stress & limited movement & calm the nervous system. Her work brings more fluidity, deep stillness, & balance throughout the body and mind.
Clients remain dressed with this style of bodywork, but do not let that fool you. These therapeutic manual therapies are deeply calming to the nervous system.
Often Julie’s clients ask her where she receives her care, and she directs them to Mary for superb OB care! Mary is by far the best person for Ortho-Bionomy® where Julie gets quality bodywork. Ortho-Bionomy® is long lasting and speaks to the nervous system, allowing for one’s own intelligent body to reorganize itself away from pain, discomfort and dis-ease – towards ease!
Mirabai - Intuitive Coaching and Energy Healing
Mirabai brings with her a deep sense of compassion, love and intuitive wisdom.
Through facing her own grief and health crisis, Mirabai deeply understands and is committed to helping others heal, integrate life’s most difficult challenges and reclaim their peace & joy.
She is an Intuitive Coach and Energy Healer who is practiced and trained in several healing methodologies along with meditation over the past 30 years. She’s Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in Alchemical Hypnotherapy; with training and background in all levels of Reiki, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting.
Mirabai also serves as a trusted referral and listed practitioner on the Healing Ambassadors website; a directory of practitioners who dedicate themselves to sharing the mission and healing work of Anthony William, Medical Medium.
Mirabai is an energy healer, spiritual coach and an emotional intuitive which means she has the gift and ability to deeply feel people’s emotions. This enables her to guide others from the places which they are stuck, to overcoming struggle and making beautiful positive changes in their lives.
She holds sacred space, which is like holding an energetic container. This allows others to feel safe enough to share their deepest truths and fears. She also has the ability to clear stuck energies and help people re envision their life. Mirabai has been debilitating sick for periods of her life and has been to depths of the darkest times and back.
If you are struggling with your healing journey, depressed, anxious, bedridden, in pain, non functional ~ She can support you and help guide you through these hard times with the compassion and understanding of someone who’s been there.