ABOUT THE OWNER
Elizabeth Hickey, LMT, RN, EMT, CPR-I, BA
*Member of AMTA and NCBTMB
My name is Beth Hickey and I graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in Psychology / Business in 1992. I received my bodywork education at the Massage Institute of New England in Somerville, MA 2006 and Rhode Island Reflexology Academy 2010. I am also proud to report I've recently obtained my RN license after training at some of the best teaching hospitals in the country: MGH and Lahey Clinic (through Bunker Hill Community College which I highly recommend for affordable quality medical programs, and I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship). I plan on continuing my Massage business with the increased knowledge of medical conditions, pain management and symptom control.
I pursued the field of Massage / Holistic Science after spending over a decade in the corporate world as an Analyst, and as a per diem EMT for AMR (2004 -2008, 2015-2016) in the Boston Metrowest area. Having been an athlete at Division I Fairfield U, I missed the aspects of physical goal setting, competition and achievement that were missing in the sedentary Boardrooms. Firsthand, I also saw the toll that stress, aging and the demands that a career and an ambitious lifestyle can take on a person.
I realized the prevalence of undertreated pain in the adult population, and the ensuing loss of productivity and quality of life from conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, sequelae of medical procedures or just the stress response itself increasing pain perception. Holistic therapy seemed like a great way to be part of the solution of wellness and adjunct pain management.
I established Bodyworks Massage Therapy in 2006 to help both myself and others achieve higher physical and mental goals. I operate under the principle that in order to be at your best for others, you need to replenish yourself and avoid burnout. You cannot give what you don't have!
I stay current on modern healthcare issues, research and ways to help the body heal itself and reduce pain, in cases where western medicine is not able to help, or when a client wants to minimize pharmaceutical intervention. I have observed research in holistic medicine at the Touch Institute in Miami, FL (affiliated with the University of Miami - School of Medicine). where I witnessed specifically the study of the effect of Touch Therapy on neonates at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami (preemies grew faster and left the hospital sooner when receving Touch Therapy). See more of their reseach here:
My nursing training included clinicals at Lahey Clinic (Acute Medical), Mass Eye and Ear (Pediatric), Winchester Hospital (Maternity) and Tewksbury State Hospital (Mental Health).
I incorporate the latest massage techniques and relaxation methods to help both injured and non-injured people enhance their physical functioning, reduce pain and improve mental focus. Studies show that healing and pain are affected by Central Nervous System irritation and the ability of the mind to rest. I hope my practice will aid your process toward wellness and improved quality of life.
I have received contining education in Masssage for: Sports Massage, Thai Bodywork, Pre-natal Massage, Low Back pain healing techniques, Auriculartherapy, Accupressure, and more.
I am also active in my community, participating in town government meetings and Natick Center Associates, the small business association of Natick. I also do fundraising for Operation Smile, am involved in Natick town tennis, and am a member of the USTA.
CHARITY: OPERATION SMILE - GIVE A CHILD A SMILE!!
I have teamed up with OPERATION SMILE to help them raise money to provide life saving surgeries to children around the world who otherwise would end up suffering and alone.
Just $240 can provide one child with a life-altering facial procedure, thanks to all the volunteer surgeons and other medical staff who donate their time! Any amount towards this cost is so much appreciated. I am also accepting office supplies, clean linens and blankets at my office which I send out regularly for their travelling medical office and surgical recovery rooms.
I am taking steps towards credentialing as a Medical Volunteer (nurse), and I hope someday to share my personal experience on these missions with you all!