Tara Gustafson

  • MA License #: MT-8219
  • 69

"Never ask a client to do something you haven't already done yourself."

My journey with healing and natural health began with a series of personal tragedies that left me very ill, severely depressed, and just plain miserable. After the birth of my daughter, and her father's subsequent death -- I became determined to heal mentally and physically, before my daughter became an orphan. It took many years, countless hours, and bumps in the road, but now I've become a happy, healthy, positive person and have created a beautiful life following my heart.


During all this s...

My journey with healing and natural health began with a series of personal tragedies that left me very ill, severely depressed, and just plain miserable. After the birth of my daughter, and her father's subsequent death -- I became determined to heal mentally and physically, before my daughter became an orphan. It took many years, countless hours, and bumps in the road, but now I've become a happy, healthy, positive person and have created a beautiful life following my heart.


During all this self-work, I realized that no one can heal one part of themselves, and ignore the others. All levels of the body-mind-soul need to be addressed. I also discovered first hand that most (if not all) physical ailments have an emotional root. This led me to massage school in 2007 to learn more about this body-mind link, and how to heal through it. During this time, I also completed advanced levels of Reiki, naturopathy, and mediation trainings.


After working with clients using massage and energy work, I soon knew something was missing. All along I had studied personal development and psychology, and it occurred to me maybe combining both physical and emotional/mental was the answer. I learned to treat the root of the problem, not just symptoms. This made a world of difference and soon I got more training (coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming), going on to learn many other techniques and systems as well. I'm proud to be a perpetual student. 


All of these experiences and training melded together to form a unique style. Now my life is helping people transform themselves and their lives. This has been an incredible journey, and there's nothing better than watching someone totally heal and blossom before your eyes, knowing you helped them get there.


"Never ask a client to do something you haven't already done yourself."


Qualifications:


Licensed Massage Therapist -- Graduate of Spa Tech Institute in Plymouth, Ma

Usui Reiki Master Teacher

Lightarian Reiki (All Levels)

Master Life Coach certification

Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner certification

Meditation Teacher certification

Aromatherapist certification

Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner from the American Science Academy

Lypossage Therapist -- Certified Lypotherapist


Experience Includes:


Nursing (10 years in long term care, short term rehabilitation, and sub-acute treatment), counseling -- psychiatric rehabilitation, massage & energy work (private practice and award winning spas), meditation, hypnosis, EFT/tapping, energy work and healing, chakra healing, herbs/essential oils/plant extracts/naturopathy, crystal healing, and more. 


While I have extensive experience and education, there's no one thing I rely on or use more than the other. All of these modalities have been blended into my practice and work with people. The most important thing is finding what works best for each individual, and helping them holistically. Meaning, addressing all levels of the mind and body. 

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

MA # MT-8219

Usui Reiki Master Teacher

# Master Certification

Certified Lypossage Therapist

# Zones 1-3

Lightarian Reiki Master

# All levels

Certified Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner

# American Science Academy

Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitoner

# N/A

Certified Aromatherapist

# N/A

Education
2008

Spa Tech Institute: Plymouth

Therapeutic Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Counseling services

by Anonymous on Jul 14
Tara was amazing.Thank you for a relaxing massage.
by Karen on Jul 12
Tara is beyond great! She created a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. She will answer all your questions about your body and go above and beyond to provide you with additional information. I am comfortable talking during my massage but I then get so relaxed that I just enjoy and let Tara do her thing. I have had 3 or 4 massages with her so far and she is consistent, never skips a step to hurry you out. You have her full attention for that hour. I bought my mother a session with Tara. Mom had a bad experience years ago and never had another massage after that. I can tell you that my mother absolutely loved her! That is a true test that my mother was comfortable and able to relax and just enjoy the pampering!
by Judi on Jul 05
Tara exceptionally knowledgeable. Excellent massage. Always leave feeling great and more informed.
by Robert on Jun 21
You just can't beat her energy and magical hands
by Dawn on Jun 14
Tara was great! I have some knots in my back and shoulders, and she was able to free them up considerably.
by Anonymous on Jun 11
Heated cloths, extra attention to problems. Technique, knowledge, aroma therapy, relaxing, excellent massages.
by Anonymous on May 14
Tara is very knowledgeable and will customize a message based on your needs.
by Anonymous on Apr 06
by Jackie on Mar 23
Amazing technique, just what I needed!
by John on Feb 27
Tara is welcoming, personable and, most of all, gives a great massage.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Aroma - Therapeutic
  • massage
  • Lyposage
  • Reflexology
  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • 1/2 Hour Fix Me Up
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Cellulite Detox
  • Other

Counseling

  • Mobile Other

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