Lisa Bedoya

"...a skilled healer....her hands are magical and I have received many massages from others...also a kind and wonderful person...can't recommend enough." K.

Helping people heal is a calling, not a job. I feel I've been called my whole life! I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and worked in social services and the Peace Corps before settling on massage and bodywork.


I never get bored learning about the body, mind, and spirit. I've explored all three by studying massage, hypnotherapy, and energy work. Here's a chronology of my career.

1990s: 
I learned massage at the Brenneke School in Seattle, Washington. My first practice was at health club...

Helping people heal is a calling, not a job. I feel I've been called my whole life! I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and worked in social services and the Peace Corps before settling on massage and bodywork.


I never get bored learning about the body, mind, and spirit. I've explored all three by studying massage, hypnotherapy, and energy work. Here's a chronology of my career.

1990s: 
I learned massage at the Brenneke School in Seattle, Washington. My first practice was at health club in Green Lake from 1994-99.  I first learned yoga and meditation there, and practiced the Japanese martial art of Aikido. 

Early 2000s:
I lived in the Dominican Republic and had a sports massage practice at a windsurfing school. I worked with water-sports fans from all over the world. That's where I also first learned Reiki.

2007- present
Upon returning to Boston, I worked at Healthworks Fitness Center in the Back Bay. While there, I studied Bodywork for Trauma at the Colorado School of Healing Arts and hypnotherapy at the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in Corte Madera, California.

During the past few years I've been interested in healing energy work. I completed an 18 month training in the Lightworkers Healing Method, repeated the Usui Reiki Level One training and completed Level Two. Most recently I completed the Reiki Master training.

I opened my own practice in Boston in 2010 on Newbury Street. Today you'll find me in the Brighton neighborhood, happy as can be, still doing what I love after all this time. I still have clients from Healthworks and I love meeting new people interested in holistic health care. 

 I hope to meet you soon as well!



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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MA # 4188-Mt

Massage Establishment

# 2039-MT-MF

Education
1995

Brenneke (Cortiva) School of Massage

Licensed Massage Practitioner

1985

Clark University

BA-Psychology

2016

Continuing Education

Craniosacral, Inner Seeing, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point, Massage Cupping, Reiki, Lightworkers Healing, Bodywork for Trauma, Massage for Headaches, Hypnotherapy, Active Isolated Stretching

Experience
Bodywork

Helping

For extra income back in the day, I shared the homes of ladies with Alzheimer's and people with wheelchairs and mental health diagnoses. I helped them with breakfast and the like and learned precious lessons about humanity in exchange.

Traveling

I've ridden a camel in the Sahara desert and used to speak passable Arabic. I helped out at the first "special ed" school in Sidi Bouzid, Peace Corps, Tunisia. I spent hours alone and far from home, before the internet, contemplating jasmine vines and the hot North African sun. The reality is, the Tunisians helped me more than I could ever help them, from buying my refrigerator in ancient Arab souk, and bringing couscous to my door every day and every night. I am forever grateful.

Eating

I haven't eaten or worn animal products since 2001. I don't have a pet, but I really love animals. Oddly enough it was 9/11 that turned me into a vegan. Watching the Twin Towers burn, I knew I needed a way to remember to feel compassion and gratitude every waking moment. At the same time, I happened across a horrific documentary of factory farming as I was flipping channels on TV. It turned out that leaving animals off my plate was the the way I chose to honor kindness and non-violence every day of my life.

Living

I lived with the beach as my back yard for 5 years in the Dominican Republic. First with my grandmother and her dog, Tecla, then with my first husband when Gram passed away. I did massage on surfers and locals. Life was simple and I was forever sold on finding happiness in every day pleasures like eating papayas, giving massages, and waking up for the sunrise.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Aromatherapy services

by Anonymous on May 14
Lisa was incredible, I would highly recommend working with her. She listens to your concerns and also listens to your body, where you hold tension and adapts her work accordingly.
by Rebecca on May 14
Lisa is a fantastic massage therapist! She's very intuitive, and I can just tell that this is her calling in life. She adapts and responds to your body's needs and really works out the kinks and knots!
by Jody on May 04
The massage was excellent and Lisa took the time to really understand my physical situation and adjust accordingly.
by Jessica on Mar 23
Amazing experience in every aspect!
by Anonymous on Feb 11
Excellent !!
by Jean on Feb 06
So glad I returned for a theraputic and relaxing 60 minute massage plus 30 minute reiki. Feeling great today! Jean H
by Melissa on Feb 05
Lisa is an incredibly skilled and attuned practitioner. I appreciated her approach from the moment I walked into the room, through what may have been the best massage I have ever received, to our conversation as I was leaving. I am very sensitive to migraine triggers in my neck and shoulders, and Lisa was able to work for an extended period in those areas without any resulting pain. I look forward to returning! Thank you, Lisa.
by Nathan on Feb 01
Lisa reminded me that valuing healing practices for their original intent creates a haven.
by Anonymous on Jan 26
Will be coming back!
by Natalia on Jan 22
Lisa is such an amazing massage therapist! Her technique is great!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrated Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Reiki
  • Free Consultation
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Massage Cupping
  • Reiki Aromatherapy
  • Stretching
  • Foot Massage
  • Chair Massage

Aromatherapy

  • consultation

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