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."”
“"All was great, thanks so much"” The Cult tour manager, Tony
“I just wanted to say thanks for another great tour. Your folks were, per usual, wonderful. You provide a great service, and I appreciate it.” Manager of Everlast
“"The band LOVES your Dot Bots, thank you so much Dr. Dot"” Matisyahu manager Jason
Ms. Krall is thrilled over the service she's been getting and it looks like we'll be booking many more dates"” Diana Krall TM Maria
“Thank you for always being able to get people here quickly. It has been a big help.” Matthew - Production Coordinator (Lady Gaga)
“Denise, Denver, Colorado DotBot was the Best Ever!” Gypsy, Tour manager of Behemoth
“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.
“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
“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
“Thanks so much for your help!!! We will be in touch for future tours!” Susan, Casting Crowns Tour Manager
“"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
“Thanks. We've had a lot of the Dr. Dot's on various stops on the recent Staind tour. Thanks for the therapy!” Brian Wolk
“"Both Kaya and Skye did a great job for us. We love your team, please send more Dot Bots asap"” Experience Hendrix Tour
“"I feel much better since getting massage from Dot-Bots and I am thrilled with my progress. You guys have saved me!"” Gypsy, Tour manager of Behemoth
“"I am very familiar with the Dr. Her team is awesome"” Steve Vai Tour Manager Warren
“I am amazed at how efficient your team is. Bravo!” Helen PMA Lady Gaga tour
“"Thank you so much for the last minute request on our side. Best in the business!!!"” Tyler the Creator & Odd Future manager Brick
“"The service was great. Thank you"” Shawn Richesin TOUR MANAGER - Kaleo
“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
“ "The bots this tour have all been awesome and made everyone
have a better time." Sam” Edward Sharp and the magnetic Zero's
“"My tour manager wanted me to tell you Leslie was great. Very professional. He has never had an hour massage or someone come to his room. It was a nice treat for him and he doesn't have FB or Twitter but wanted me to tell you how professional your company was. The Wailers will be using you exclusively"” The Wailers PA Michele V.
“"I love working with Dr. Dot's crew. They are really a pleasure to work with"” Casting Crowns Production mananager Jenn
FYI Danielle in Salt Lake City was amazing, she worked on my whole crew and band and everyone loved her.
” Tony, TM: Victoria Justice / Cobra
“Thank you for your service and follow up” Diana Krall TM Maria
“"thanks a lot for your help during our tours"” Zucchero tour manager Laura
“The Dots we had rocked!” Christopher - Tour Manager (Bad Company)
“"thank you and your company for coming to our need and being very accessible to our artists and touring entourage and thank you for always being there for my band/crews over the years!"” ROB ZOMBIE | PRODUCTION: Samantha Luettke
“"Dr. Dot really is just the best and saves me so much time hunting for (good) massage therapists for whole mornings!"” Sarah, the Wombats
“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
“"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