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."”
everyone was happy with their massage - so thumbs up!
Thanks for arranging for us!
Yvette"” Bon Jovi TMA Yvette
“"Thank u for great service."” Chris Daughtry TM Alan
“I am very impressed with the Dr. Dot team! Your team is consistent, professional and give an outstanding massage. I like the idea that all Dot Bots are auditioned/tested before they get on the team.” Carl (Madness)
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)
“"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
“"We were absolutely delighted with your service- very many thanks.
Simon"” Perfume (Japanese Band)
“"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.
“"Once again, Dr Dots comes thru! Thanks!"” Victor Wooten PM/TM Jack T.
“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
“Excellent. Loving your service - girls have been fantastic.” John Nave (Tour Manager - Gipsy Kings)
“"Service has been very good on this tour. Hanne in Munich was great."” Jason Mraz tour manager Matt S.
Yared enjoyed the massage very much!
Talked about it all evening.
Thank you again and I will contact you for any artist I will work with
” Yared Dibaba Tour manager Tom C.
“"Everything was great! Thank you so so much. Especially for your quick response...Will"” Pointer Sisters manager, William
“"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
“The Dots we had rocked!” Christopher - Tour Manager (Bad Company)
“"The Dotbot, Chandra (San Diego) you had come out today, was amazing!"” NIghtwish TM Roger
“"As always thank you! Great service as ever.
TB"” Tyler the Creator Tour manager Tim Boardman
“ "The bots this tour have all been awesome and made everyone
have a better time." Sam” Edward Sharp and the magnetic Zero's
“"Both Kaya and Skye did a great job for us. We love your team, please send more Dot Bots asap"” Experience Hendrix Tour
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 so very much for your help Dot. We really couldn't do the shows without you!"” Dream Theater tour manager Brad
“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
“"Thanks for sorting Cherri in Portsmouth(UK) …. My guitar player is very happy"” Chris G. tour manager of Australian Pink Floyd
“"Thank you so much. Abby (Dallas DotBot) was amazing. All are very pleased."” Big Gigantic TM Katie
“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
Also.. The person that came out to our Chicago show (Ali) was amazing, and because of her i decided to look into getting more book for the tour.
Nightwish - Tour Mg” Nightwish Tour Manager Roger
“I am amazed at how efficient your team is. Bravo!” Helen PMA Lady Gaga tour
“Thank you for your service and follow up” Diana Krall TM Maria
“Cherrie in NH was awesome!!! Thank you for the great service. ” Black Label Society TM Mike
“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