Hi there! My name is Cari, Dr. Dot’s assistant in upstate, NY.
Here is a little about myself:
I have an awesome daughter, who is 11 almost 12 whom, I love very much and she looks very much like me. We do a lot of things together. I enjoy the outdoors and am a very active person. I like to be on the go a lot. I love to play softball and hang with family and friends. They all mean the world to me.
When I was younger I moved around a lot, mostly throughout small towns of upstate, NY. But at the age of 10, I started massaging my favorite Aunt, who has Spina Bifida. I can remember that I was the only one strong enough and curious enough to work out the muscle spasms that would occur in her back and handle the fibrous/ropy feel to her muscles. I had always enjoyed helping others and once I started working on my Aunt, I realized my calling. I seemed to have this great ability to “feel” an issue in the muscle and release any tension that comes from it as though it were second nature. As the years passed I read anything I could get my hands on, on the muscles and massage. During my senior year of high school, I found there were no schools in my area, no scholarships available for massage school and none that accepted financial aid. But I had decided massage was what I wanted to do so I was ready to take on a personal loan to attend the Swedish Institute in NYC when I received a letter informing me that I had received a softball scholarship to a Division I college. I of course was excited since softball being a huge passion of mine and at 18 to play D-I ball was a dream come true. So I took the scholarship and majored in Marketing and minored in Physical therapy, I had to get to the muscles somehow!
After graduating with my degree I settled back in my home town with my daughter and worked in the corporate world for a marketing firm for nearly 7 years. I can honestly say that I like marketing and I enjoyed the job but it wasn’t what I LOVED and I was not completely happy. So, I decided to apply to the massage school in my then area, that had opened shortly after I graduated high school, at which I was accepted and completed my 1000 hours of course material, sat for my NYS boards and passed! And here I am today, finally doing what I LOVE! I spoil and help people everyday with my bodywork. I specialize in Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Thai-Yoga, ROM and stretching, Shiatsu, Reflexology, A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques), Kinesio Taping when needed.
How I came to be a Dr. Dot Assistant:
A friend of mine works at a venue where I live and at one show Dr. Dot’s team was backstage. He had sent me the information to check it out. I went to her site and after reading over her bio and checking into her you tube videos, CNN interviews etc. I emailed Dr. Dot and told her that what she did was amazing and I was curious what being an assistant would entail. As I noticed there were not any assistants in upstate NY. After emailing back and forth a few times we set an audition date and after a few reschedules I had made the drive to audition with her personally in New York City. While auditioning she told me I had “Strong hands” and “Great forearm work” and hired me.
I am available throughout upstate, NY in places such as: Syracuse, Albany, Saratoga, Rochester and Binghamton, to name a few. I am also available 24/7. I’m very excited to work as her assistant and look forward to working on you!
“Thank you so much for sending out Cari yesterday. 5 of us went to her, she was absolutely amazing!”
Suzanne (Management - Kid Rock)
“Five stars from everyone!”
Mike - Tour Manager (Creed)
“You gave the best massage I have ever gotten.”
Brian Marshall - Bassist (Creed)
“You gave a FANTASTIC massage and I wish you would live in LA.”
Nikki Sixx - Bassist (Mötley Crüe)
“"Just got done with Cari... Man, she is great, one of the best I have ever had."”
“I am amazed at how efficient your team is. Bravo!” Helen PMA Lady Gaga tour
“"Everything was great! Thank you so so much. Especially for your quick response...Will"” Pointer Sisters manager, William
“"thanks a lot for your help during our tours"” Zucchero tour manager Laura
“"She rules. Our favorite yet. Let's have her every time"” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros TM Sam
“"Thank u for great service."” Chris Daughtry TM Alan
“"Very pleased with the service, cheers Dot"” Overtones Tour manager
Thank you again for taking such good care of us. Your Dotbots are doing a great job for us out here and making happiness for our bands and crew.
Melanie” Casting Crowns Tour manager Melanie H.
“I only and will only use DOT BOTS!” Sid Wilson (Slipknot)
“"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
“"I have always used her people and they are great.
Simon"” Simon S., Roger Waters Tour Manager
“Thank you for always being able to get people here quickly. It has been a big help.” Matthew - Production Coordinator (Lady Gaga)
“Rachelle = no more muscle spasms…… You both are my heroes. The rest of the crew is complete agreement.
Tom H” Three Dog Night TM Tom H.
“"Thank you so much. The band was very happy and it was great to have someone show up with such short notice." ” Odd Future manager
“"All was great, thanks so much"” The Cult tour manager, Tony
“"Service has been very good on this tour. Hanne in Munich was great."” Jason Mraz tour manager Matt S.
“Hello Just a note on how utterly our treatments were. Haley (Seattle Dotbot) was incredibly diligent and caring could not speak more highly of her Thank you again Sweeney Tour Manager APHEX TWIN / NOTHING BUT THIEVES ” Sweeney Tour Manager APHEX TWIN / NOTHING BUT THIEVES
“Please let Dr. Dot know that I am very happy with all of the Dot Bot's this summer.” Steve Miller
“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
“I really liked working with you & the team and I liked how smoothly it went.” Kenny S. - Production Manager (Trans Siberian Orchestra)
“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
“"We really like Denise (Boston Dotbot) she does a great job in Mass.... Of course all the therapists have been great on this run" Jan. 2014” Gipsy Kings TM John
“"As always thank you! Great service as ever.
TB"” Tyler the Creator Tour manager Tim Boardman
“Dr. Dot is a life saver on tour.” Rikki Rockett - Drummer of Poison
“The Dot Bots are awesome. I send one email and one magically appears no matter where we are in the country.” Demun - Singer of Rehab
“"Thanks for the prompt service. Amy (Miami) was great!"” Paul C. (Tour manager of the Hives)
“Thanks so much for your help!!! We will be in touch for future tours!” Susan, Casting Crowns Tour Manager
“"Sheila in Detroit yesterday was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!"” Harry Connick Jr. Tour Manager
“"you KNOW I would only use your team Dot. We go back way. You're the best!"” Mitch; Production Manager Steely Dan
“Excellent. Loving your service - girls have been fantastic.” John Nave (Tour Manager - Gipsy Kings)
“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)