Lisa Bedoya

Welcome! CHICOPEE BOOKING: choose "Cranio + Massage" - BOSTON BOOKING: choose "Lisa Bedoya Boston Massage + Reiki"

I'm working hard to bring you the best in therapeutic massage, specializing in pain relief for the head and neck, and shoulder/upper back. Find me in one of my two locations, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston and in my hometown, Chicopee, at the Cranio + Massage center!


For a personalized combo of my best painkilling techniques*,  come see me and let's get going. 

*May include trigger points, massage cups, essential oils, active stretching, Reiki, and/or guided visualization.

Here's a recap...

I'm working hard to bring you the best in therapeutic massage, specializing in pain relief for the head and neck, and shoulder/upper back. Find me in one of my two locations, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston and in my hometown, Chicopee, at the Cranio + Massage center!


For a personalized combo of my best painkilling techniques*,  come see me and let's get going. 

*May include trigger points, massage cups, essential oils, active stretching, Reiki, and/or guided visualization.

Here's a recap 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
Returning to Boston, I worked at Healthworks Fitness Center in the Back Bay. I also 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 and Master Teacher trainings.

I opened my own practice in Boston in 2010 on Newbury Street. Today you'll find me in the Brighton neighborhood, and also in my hometown of Chicopee in western Massachusetts!

 I hope to meet you soon as well!



Book a Bodywork or Meditation service with me today

Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 Meditation services

by Anonymous on May 20
Lisa is such a careful and thoughtful massage therapist. I really appreciate how open our communication is when she is massaging me. She "listens" with her hands but also is completely open to additional feedback on what I say I'm feeling. It's nice to trust someone that much.
by Mallory on May 19
Lisa takes the time to figure out what you need from the experience that day as well as what your long term goals are-- and then works absolute wonders!
by Mike on May 08
Everything was great.
by Marketa on Apr 08
Lisa is a real professional and her massage was amazing!
by Elizabeth on Apr 06
Love Lisa! Always a great experience when I book an appointment.
by Anonymous on Apr 02
I felt relaxed and enjoyed the experience. I felt all tension and clogged up energy leave my body. It was very nice. And the experience helped me walk through some things that had been bothering me and helped clarify what steps I needed to take to reduce stress in my life.
by Marty on Mar 09
Honestly, my only “dislike” is that I don’t visit often enough.
by Anonymous on Mar 05
Lisa is a true professional.
by Joele on Mar 02
I liked everything
by Rebecca on Mar 01
Lisa took the time to sit down with me and ask what my issues are. She gave me excellent feedback and insight regarding my chronic pain. She focused on my problem areas yet gave me a full body massage. I felt so balanced and relaxed afterwards. I highly recommend her!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Tissue
  • Reiki
  • Massage plus Reiki
  • Other
  • Chair Massage

Meditation

  • Reiki