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Merey Kate Grearson, MA English, LMT

I came to massage therapy after a successful thirteen year career as an English teacher and soccer, ice hockey, lacrosse, and recreational sailing coach at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA, and Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME.

After moving to the Northwest, I attended Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage in Olympia, WA, where I graduated with distinction in May of 2008. The program I followed was 900 hours over 13 months. The coursework included but was not limited to the following areas:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • Kinesiology
  • Swedish massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Injury Treatment
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Special populations: seniors, cancer, pregnancy, AIDS/HIV     
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
  • Chair Massage
  • Breast Massage*

Since graduating in 2008, I have completed over 500 hours of additional training in Visceral Manipulation with Michael Hahn, Orthopedic Massage with James Waslaski, Myokinesthetics with Michael Uriarte, and many other classes focused on bringing the latest and most effective treatments to my patients.

* Breast massage can be essential for those coping with the aftereffects of breast cancer treatment. It can help reroute lymphatic drainage, increase scar functionality, and provide pain relief. However, even healthy breasts can benefit from regular massage. Massage increases circulation and moves fluid, transporting toxins associated with cancer risks, into the lymphatic system where it is filtered.  Breast massage is non-sexual, but I would never incorporate it into a massage without a specific request from a client, without discussing it first, and without getting express consent from a client. Even if you are not comfortable having breast massage incorporated into your massage, learn more about the benefits and techniques by reading an excerpt from Debra Curties’ book Breast Massage. If you have questions, please feel free to ask me.

On Wednesdays from 10-12 I offer 15 minute massage treatments at the Olympia Senior Center.

From 2007-2011 I volunteered at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA, where one morning a week, I treated male and female athletes involved in soccer, cross country, track, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball.

I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and certified in CPR and First Aid.