Penny is a licensed (LMT) and board-certified massage therapist (BCTMB) certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She is a graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.
Penny is holistic in her approach to treatment with her clients. There is a fundamental interconnectedness of muscle, nerves, bones, and metabolic processes within the body that allows for movement and organ function. Fascia is the sheath that wraps all muscle, tendons, bones, and organ tissue in the body, and which provides the space for blood vessels, nerves, and the transport of metabolic material throughout the body. Dysfunction within any of these areas: muscle, nerves, bones, or metabolic processes, therefore, effects the proper function of them all. Neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release are specific and scientific approaches to somatic dysfunction and chronic pain that will help to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, as to achieve proper somatic function and chronic pain relief.
Penny's clinical expertise and understanding of the human anatomy, combined with her background and experience in Special Education, uniquely equip her to work with people of very diverse ages, abilities, disabilities, medical conditions and somatic dysfunctions to best individualize treatment and help with the explanation and education of the client during treatment to best meet their needs and achieve their therapy goals. She incorporates multiple treatment modalities into her practice including Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release Massage, Positional Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage techniques.