Monique Illona

  • MA License #: 5534

Offering Professional Massage Since 1991

My work facilitates the body's return to physical, emotional, mental & spiritual health and harmony.

Relaxation Massage

I believe that Relaxation Massage is not a generalized session but an art and a dance that if done well allows for a deep state of relaxation and letting go of both the mind and body that can often only be experienced through meditation. It is an art I love.

Sacred Bodywork 
Sessions focus on transcendence. See video under Sacred Bodywork on our website: www.handinhandmassage....

My work facilitates the body's return to physical, emotional, mental & spiritual health and harmony.

Relaxation Massage

I believe that Relaxation Massage is not a generalized session but an art and a dance that if done well allows for a deep state of relaxation and letting go of both the mind and body that can often only be experienced through meditation. It is an art I love.

Sacred Bodywork 
Sessions focus on transcendence. See video under Sacred Bodywork on our website: www.handinhandmassage.com

Therapeutic Massage
For the relief of aches or pains with relaxation. Protocols are available for Headache/Migraine work, 
and whiplash.

Add-ons:
- TMD work, temporomandibular joint dysfunction - jaw tension, grinding, clicking, etc
- Healthy Heart Massage for Men
- Safe Touch Sessions
- Mastectomy & Post Breast Surgery Massage
- Healthy Heart & Breast Massage for Women
- Digestive Massage

Educated in England, Israel and America, Monique worked as an therapist after receiving her MA in Expressive Therapies in 1989, switching paths to massage therapy in 1991. She has taught at a number of massage schools in New England, served in the Israeli Defense Forces, was a senior instructor at Impact, Model Mugging of Boston (a national self-defense program) for seven years, is certified by the National Women's Martial Arts Federation as a self-defense instructor, earned a black belt in Kali, and in 1998 was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. In 2016 she and her husband, Blane Allen, closed up their business and traveled for 3 years. They returned to Marblehead in August, 2019.

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

MA # 5534

Experience
Bodywork

Awards

Won Readers Choice Award from 2005-2016 (business closed 2016-19)

5-Star Tripadvisor Rating

Perfect 5-Star rating on Tripadvisor

Volunteer Work

Drove down to Sandy Hook the day after the shooting in 2012 and gave Chair Massage to the Volunteer First Responders.

Teaching Massage Abroad

Taught Advanced Massage Skills to employees at Dewa Spa on Pulau Weh, Indonesia in 2017

Teaching Massage

Taught massage at several teaching institutions including several Continuing Education courses at the Massage Institute of New England in Somerville (closed 2006).

Wrote & Published Book

A Dual Path: Sacred Bodywork and Practices. Published in 2013. Available on our website. Donations welcome.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Distance Healing

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