Dot Edwards

Providing relief through massage, energy work and sound therapy

My career as a massage therapist has an unusual beginning in that it all started many years ago because of my dog. The last thing I expected when this dog became a part of my life was to be on the path I now find myself upon. He had many health problems and I began to get frustrated with the veterinarian’s system of treatment because no one seemed to be concerned about what was causing his problems and instead focused only on the symptoms and treating those – which were getting us nowhere and...

My career as a massage therapist has an unusual beginning in that it all started many years ago because of my dog. The last thing I expected when this dog became a part of my life was to be on the path I now find myself upon. He had many health problems and I began to get frustrated with the veterinarian’s system of treatment because no one seemed to be concerned about what was causing his problems and instead focused only on the symptoms and treating those – which were getting us nowhere and actually creating additional health issues. This made absolutely no sense to me and seemed like we would be forever “chasing our tail” if this is how everything was to proceed. So I started exploring holistic care for dogs and in the process learned more and more about myself. In my quest to help bring him back to a state of health, it seemed my life shifted forever. Unfortunately, he only got slightly better with the holistic care – and he definitely didn’t get the worsening symptoms he had been getting with conventional care. His state of mind, however, did improve greatly and since he has passed on, I have learned how I could have helped him even more than I was able to at that time.

So for a year from 2000-2001, I found myself going through the massage program at the South Carolina Massage and Esthetics Institute. After graduating and passing the National Exam, I practiced Swedish Massage part time for five years. During the years while studying to help my dog, as well as my time in and after massage school, I found myself very drawn to energy work and then attended the Carolina Reiki Institute where I achieved the level of Reiki Master.

After leaving South Carolina, I spent a few years being a caregiver for a friend with throat cancer. During those years, I received training in another energy healing modality called VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing which is a powerful holistic system of energetic healing and is of the Merlin lineage (the name Merlin actually pertains to the quality of energy being channeled).

Since moving back to New York, I found I needed to go back through massage school in order to become licensed to practice in New York State so it wasn’t long before I found myself attending the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY. This program deepened my understanding of Swedish Massage and provided more in-depth training in Deep Tissue and other modalities. I have expanded upon the pregnancy massage training I learned while in SC and here in NY with a course provided by Susanrachel Condon. In addition to that, both while attending the Finger Lakes School and after, I furthered my energy work education with courses in Integrated Energy Therapy® (also known as IET®) and have become a Master Instructor for that modality. IET® is very simple, yet incredibly powerful. Its focus is on the emotional body and integrating suppressed feelings. It is assisted by the Healing Angels of the energy field.

My goal as a massage therapist and energy worker is to assist clients in their healing journey, whether that is “just for relaxation” (the benefits of which are incredibly healing and we all know the effects of stress) or for something more specific that is going on with their bodies. I am truly grateful to every person who comes in and allows me to assist them in their journey. I learn something from every person I work with which in turn, helps me provide better massages.

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

NY # 025416

Education
2001

South Carolina Massage & Esthetics Institute: W Columbia

Massage Therapy

2011

Finger Lakes School of Massage

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Chair Massage

Worked as a therapist at A Massage Station located within GreenStar in Ithaca, gaining valuable experience on working with clients while in a much different setting than how things happen while the client is on the massage table.

Reiki

Achieved Level 3 in Reiki at the Carolina Reiki Institute where the class structure is broken into 4 levels, with the 4th being a year long apprenticeship learning to pass along Reiki attunements to others. At the time, my desire was to do the work to help others, so I chose to forgo the attunements at that time.

Hot Stone Massage

This is a gentle form of massage that uses heated stones placed on the body to warm the body and loosen tight muscles. The body is then also massaged with more heated stones to aid in the loosening of muscles and connective tissue. Hot stone massage is often used for muscle tension, bad pain, stress-relief and insomnia. It is very detoxifying.

Vortex Healing® Divine Energy Healing

A healing modality following the Merlin lineage which works with both Divine energy and consciousness to impact the body's energy systems. For more informations visit www.vortexhealing.org

Integrated Energy Therapy (IET)

"Healing with the energy of the Angels". IET was developed by Stevan Thayer, and can help you safely release the energy of the past. For more info visit www.learniet.com

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Alan on Jul 08
My appts with Dot are always so relaxing and stress free. I try to do a message a month and really look forward to them.
by Anonymous on Jun 23
Nice blend of tissue work and relaxation.
by Lisa on Jun 23
Looking forward to my next one with maybe a bit more pressure, now that I'm not COMPLETELY tensed up. She relieved a headache I didn't even realize I had until it was gone. It's amazing what our bodies will endure.
by Lauri on May 15
I thought the massage was amazing. Especially when you massaged my head. I have cronic migraines and that was the best I have ever had my head done. I can't wait for next time. The only think that I would change would be that I got a little chilled towards the end so if your bed has heat I would prefer that next time on the 26th....I can't wait for the next one.
by Anonymous on Mar 27
Great experience. Very relaxing and she was great at working out the knots.
by Jaimie on Mar 19
5 STARS ALL AROUND!!!!
by Mary on Mar 17
Dot knows and understands the anatomy and physiology of the body. Whether we are keying on a spot, or overall massage. She is always professional. The atmosphere of her office is wonderful. Good music played quietly, Table is very comfortable, face cradle is great. I have been seeing her for over two years. This is my gift to myself every two weeks. She is the best.
by Tracy on Mar 12
I really love the atmosphere in the room; it is always a comfortable experience. Thanks, Dot!
by Anonymous on Sep 25
As always excellent....and she got the knot to go away! Thanks T H
by Lorri on Sep 08
Dot was able to target my problem area and relieve my pain with no discomfort. The whole experience was so relaxing and refreshing. Just what I needed!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Swedish Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Reiki
  • Deep Tissue

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