"Attention is the beginning of devotion" Mary Oliver

What is in a name?

Root is what lies underneath, the causal factor, the chronic issue you have been living with for a long time. The manifestation of that root issue is the branch, it is what you can see and feel and what you want help with in the present moment. By understanding your imbalances (where there is too much, where there is too little), I can create a massage flow unique to your needs.

About Erica

I grew up in Southern New Hampshire and came to the Green Mountain State in 2018. I rec...

What is in a name?

Root is what lies underneath, the causal factor, the chronic issue you have been living with for a long time. The manifestation of that root issue is the branch, it is what you can see and feel and what you want help with in the present moment. By understanding your imbalances (where there is too much, where there is too little), I can create a massage flow unique to your needs.

About Erica

I grew up in Southern New Hampshire and came to the Green Mountain State in 2018. I received my B.A. and M.A. at Clark University is Worcester, MA, and upon completion moved out West to California where I spent the next 7 years. My heart called me back to New England, to be close to family, to put roots down, and it was no question that it would be in Vermont.

I am an avid outdoor explorer. I love skiing, hiking, mountain biking, paddling, and rock climbing. I have held many jobs in my life: advocacy work, organizing, bartending, dog walking, organic farming, writer, researcher, bookkeeping, and teaching. I have traveled many places in this country and beyond, I find beauty in the journey.

The one constant in my life has been massage.

When I finally decided to go to Massage Therapy school, about 10 years after owning my first massage table, I wanted to learn a different way to look at bodies and healing. Our bodies are fascinating and do a lot of holding. We store memories in our muscles, bones, fascia, and organs.

I received my certification from Elements of Healing, an Asian bodywork program out of Essex, VT. Through two years of applied learning in this program (nearly 1000 hours of learning) I have a unique understanding of the body through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM has given me the tools to inform my massage specifically to your needs.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Education
2019

Elements of Healing

Asian Bodywork Therapy Program

2020

Elements of Healing

Advanced Asian Bodywork Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Susan on Jun 19
Erica is an incredibly skilled and professional bodyworker/healer. Her intelligent touch, knowledge of Amma massage, insightful questions and suggestions and inviting space are just right. I consistently see and feel significant change in my neck, shoulders and back after seeing Erica. I wholeheartedly recommend this deeply relaxing and healing experience.
by Anonymous on Jun 10
I had an excellent first experience with Root and Branch Healing. I felt like my health needs were listened to and addressed during the session.
by Lenna on May 29
Erica is very easy to talk to and receive care from. She is very present, her consent practices are on point, and the massage was great.
by Lizzy on Apr 22
I felt so relaxed after my massage yesterday. Erica asked thoughtful questions to tailor my massage to my specific needs. She found and relieved tension I didn't know I was holding, and the entire experience was just what I needed. Erica is a caring professional. She listens closely to what you need and is incredibly skilled. I can't recommend her enough!
by Mollie on Mar 25
I'm so grateful for the shiatsu treatment from Erica -- I really appreciated her intake process, attention and insights about my health. And the massage felt really amazing. Can't wait to come back.
by Cat on Mar 16
It was a very relaxing experience just what I needed, to invigorate my soul. The massage and cupping was wonderful and made my body feel great. Erica was very knowledgeable and caring.
by Elizabeth on Feb 27
Erica is a highly skilled, professional and caring practitioner. Recommend 100%!
by Anonymous on Feb 26
Erica is knowledgeable, aware, and kind. She is professional and caring. Very in tune.
by Stacey on Feb 23
Erica is skilled, knowledgeable and provides a very covid-safe and relaxing experience!
by Mary on Feb 03
Erica is so professional and she really listens to her clients. When I go in and tell her that I have a problem area, she gives me advice on how to take care of it on my own and she spends time and energy on that area during the session. I feel like so many places ask about problem areas, but then just give a generic massage. Erica's knowledge about the body and how everything connects is thorough and impressive. 10/10 would recommend her to a friend OR stranger :)

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Amma Therapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Intake and Amma Therapy

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