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.

Are you looking for a practitioner with exceptional skills who cares about your health and is not just going through the motions? Back when I learned massage therapy, most of us in school felt we were pursuing our calling in life, not just fast-tracking to a new job. If you want to work with a practitioner who has great skills and experience, but also a true desire to help get you feeling your best, get in touch and let's get going!


Here's a brief recap of my career:

1990s: 
I learned massage at...

Are you looking for a practitioner with exceptional skills who cares about your health and is not just going through the motions? Back when I learned massage therapy, most of us in school felt we were pursuing our calling in life, not just fast-tracking to a new job. If you want to work with a practitioner who has great skills and experience, but also a true desire to help get you feeling your best, get in touch and let's get going!


Here's a brief 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
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 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
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 Nov 18
Lisa took the time to listen to my concerns and explain what she was going to. She was caring and professional. During the massage, I could tell she knows what she is doing and has good technique. The massage was wonderful, overall relaxing yet therapeutic in releasing tension from tight and sore areas.
by Jack on Nov 14
The time spent stretching the affected parts and going slowly so I could get a feel for these to try at home.
by Anonymous on Nov 12
She seemed to know exactly what to treat, what areas to focus on, perfect pressure. I felt 100 percent better after the session and booked my follow up as soon as I got home
by Anonymous on Oct 31
Quiet, restful ambience.
by Kimberly on Oct 30
My Fave......you rocked the rocks! ;-) Thank you, Lisa.
by Sondra on Oct 17
Lisa was wonderful! She was very compassionate and sincere. I appreciated the time she took to find the areas that have been causing me discomfort and how she really worked to ease that pain. She took the time to show me exercises and stretches that might help engage the muscles to prevent future pain. Thank you, Lisa.
by Vanessa on Oct 15
Lisa provides the best massage money can buy. She is also an exceptionally nice human.
by Anonymous on Sep 30
Very professional and personable. Great massage.
by Anonymous on Sep 15
by Anonymous on Sep 11
Lisa gives, by far the best, the best massage I have ever received.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Free Consultation
  • Other
  • Reiki
  • Chair Massage
  • Abdominal Massage

Meditation

  • Reiki