My practice began intuitively in 1993 as a college student in New Orleans where I worked at a salon and developed a head, neck and shoulders technique that quickly gained popular attention. I began my formal training in Massage Therapy in 1996.
I chose to begin my studies in Zen Shiatsu because it was the most organic of the treatments. After 720 hours of training at The Boston Shiatsu School, I continued my studies at the renowned Muscular Therapy Institute.
This 900-hour program gave me an in depth look at anatomy and physiology and their relationship to our muscular system. By studying this system I learned how to treat the areas that hold stress and tension.
By learning the patterns of the body I could unlock muscular tension by treating the whole muscle; not just the belly of the muscle, but the attachments, as well. I have a total of 1800 hours of training in massage therapy techniques. I am licensed in Massachusetts, Arizona and Hawaii, and I am nationally certified in Massage and Bodywork.
The next level of my training came through my actual practice. I realized that, just as in life, it is not about one or the other, but about complementary therapies. I combined Eastern Philosophy with Western Muscular Therapy and unified them through my hands. My sessions flow between one therapy and the other seamlessly. My goal is to achieve "oneness" during each session. My thoughts are completely focused on my clients' needs.
My clients tell me what their complaints are, and I open myself to listen through my hands.
This leads to intuitive impressions that I can share with my clients either during or after the session. There are two types of clients that I love. One is someone who has never had a massage before and the other is someone who has had lots of massages before. For the client who has never had a massage before, I want to perform at my best level, so they understand how powerful massage can be. For the client who has lots of massages, I want them to experience something unique.
Since 2001, I have been treating professional dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Other clients have included professional athletes and other A-list celebrities. The culmination of my 21 years of experience has led me to this opportunity, and I am honored to be a member of Dr. Dot's team.
“Dr. Dot always has the best massage therapists.” Johnny - Bass Player (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
“Thanks so much for your help!!! We will be in touch for future tours!” Susan, Casting Crowns Tour Manager
“I really liked working with you & the team and I liked how smoothly it went.” Kenny S. - Production Manager (Trans Siberian Orchestra)
“"We were absolutely delighted with your service- very many thanks.
Simon"” Perfume (Japanese Band)
“Dr. DOT is the best. She has this ability to relate to everyone somehow and is so passionate about massage, what other boss do you know comes out and does massage, obviously she only hires the best.” Jeremy (Bassist of Paramore)
“"Thanks for sorting today. Dan ( Dan Haggis (drums, percussion, keyboard and backing vocals) said it was one of the best massage's he's ever had. S." ” Wombats Manager
“"They were very pleased, excellent job. Thanks again"” Empire of the Sun TM Tim
“To Whom It May Concern:
I have been touring for about 22 years with many different bands (Dave Matthews, Tracy Chapman, Primus, etc etc...)
The masseuse I had today for The Weepies show at The State Room in SLC, Danielle, was perhaps one of the best I have ever had.
Everything from her disposition to her skills. My entire band and crew adored her.
I felt it was important to tell how amazing this woman was, and how she brightened our day.
Manager – The Weepies” Brett, Manager – The Weepies
“"Thank you so very much for your help Dot. We really couldn't do the shows without you!"” Dream Theater tour manager Brad
Production Manager, Stage Manager, Rigger, Monitor Engineer & More!
I have been using Dr. Dots "DotBots" for years. Her girls have seen many of the artists and crew that I have TM/PM'd for. Her girls are always on time, friendly, and professional. You need to make time and room on your tour for Dr. Dot's services. By far the best in the business.” Clay Hutson Production Manager (Guns and Roses, Alice in Chains, Staind)
“"Heather (Seattle) was awesome...Pain is down from a 9 to about a 2 or 3. By far, one of the best massages I have ever gotten. As usual, you and your Bots rock!"” Van Halen Tour Management Mike. M
“"Thanks Dr. Dot! You're the best!"” Rancid tour manager Cris
“"Dr. Dot and her team are GREAT; the Dot Bots did an amazing job, thanks for helping us on tour"” Zucchero Tour manager, Raymond A.
“"the Dotbots were excellent!! thanks again and can’t wait to do it again.."” Chromeo Tour manager Ray
“"As always thank you! Great service as ever.
TB"” Tyler the Creator Tour manager Tim Boardman
“Both Smo and I love your Dot Bots. Between filming our tv show and touring constantly, your bots are our saving grace!
Dan” Big Smo tour manager Dan
“Your company has really helped me out on tour.” Brendan Ekstrom - Guitar (Circa Survive)
“"Thanks for sorting Cherri in Portsmouth(UK) …. My guitar player is very happy"” Chris G. tour manager of Australian Pink Floyd
“I want to thank you for coming through these last couple of times Dot. Your team has been completely professional and nothing short of stellar.” Luis - Manager of Maxwell
“"I have always used her people and they are great.
Simon"” Simon S., Roger Waters Tour Manager
“Thank you for all the great therapy over the touring year. I appreciate your professional staff and look forward to working with them again soon.” Steve Miller
All your "bots" we're great. No complaints, and a few were LOVED.
JONNY particularly liked the girl in Thackerville OK (Kourtnii), she was strong enough to really reach Jon's tough back issues"” Experience Hendrix Tour Manger, Greg
“"The Dotbot, Chandra (San Diego) you had come out today, was amazing!"” NIghtwish TM Roger
“Dear Dr Dot,
Thank you for setting up Therapists along the way of our tour. THAT was a huge help to Band/Crew to keep them feeling better and fit!
” Johnny Lang Tour manager Brad
“"Everything was great as always thank you again"” Gabriel Iglesias TM Ryan
“"Thank you so much. Abby (Dallas DotBot) was amazing. All are very pleased."” Big Gigantic TM Katie
“Whitney did a great job, and some of the other guys had work done also so I think it worked out well for her too
Paul Collis” Anthrax Tour manager Paul
“We love Dr. Dot and her entire team. It's so nice to know that we can get a massage in any city! Traveling can be uncomfortable and her team really helps us out on the road. I would hate to tour without them!” Erin - Tour Manager (Pat Benatar)
everyone was happy with their massage - so thumbs up!
Thanks for arranging for us!
Yvette"” Bon Jovi TMA Yvette
“"My guys were very pleased. Thanks for pulling through last minute"” Manchester Orchestra TM Nate