Tara Gustafson

  • MA License #: MT-8219
  • 102

"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 Nov 22
For me it was perfect. It is always a rejuvenating experience with a few good tips for keeping "tuned up" until the next visit .
by Anonymous on Oct 30
I have been coming here for several months at least. I always leave feeling much better then when I came in. Tara is pleasant, knowledgeable, caring, and very skilled professional. Just to be clear, this is not a large luxury spa atmosphere. I feel that it is a clean, quiet, and cozy environment!
by Heather on Oct 27
Tara was very informative about the services she provides. Her touch was great not to aggressive or to gentle. I went in for reflexology and I could tell that her very light pressure was touching different parts of my body and I felt very relaxed. I would definitely go back again. I took a few cards with me and handed one out that night because reflexology is a hard area to find someone so knowledgeable and effective .
by Paul on Oct 14
Tara was amazing, I have been receiving Reflexology for years & am moving back to area and wanted to try someone new in area.I will 100% be back.
by Bob on Sep 30
Tara is the BEST!! Kind and understands what she needs to do to correct muscle problems. She suggests what would be good for me to do when not with her. A marvelous experience and have gone to her for years. Bob
by Dawn on Sep 18
Tara is awesome! She focuses on areas you identify. You come away feeling relaxed and renewed.
by Maureen on Jul 29
Tara was professional but made you immediately relax. It was so good I booked a massage for next week too. Lovely massage room and ambience. Lots of oils and relaxing aromas. You will be very happy with Tara!!
by Ross on Jul 21
Tara is the best! I have been seeing her for a couple of years and she is attentive and knows what she is doing,
by Karen on May 20
I always leave my session feeling so much better.
by Amy on Mar 11
I think Tara is great! She really concentrates on the areas you need. She is so skilled. I always feel better after a visit with her.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Counseling

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