About Me

imageABOUT THE OWNER

 

Elizabeth Hickey, LMT, RN-BSN, EMT, CPR-I, BA 

Certified Nurse Injector

*Member of AMTA, NCBTMB and American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

My name is Beth Hickey and I graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in Psychology / Business in 1992. I received my bodywork training and 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'm an RN-BSN, having trained at some of the best teaching hospitals in the country, MGH, Lahey Clinic and more. I plan on continuing my Massage practice with the increased knowledge of medical conditions, focusing on holistic 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 later as an EMT in the Boston Metrowest area. Having been an athlete at Division I Fairfield U, I missed the aspects of physical goal setting, connection with your own body and focusing on the moment that was missing in the boardrooms. Firsthand, I also saw the toll that stress, aging and the demands that a sedentary career and ambitious lifestyle can take on a person. 

I realized the prevalence of undertreated pain in the population, and the ensuing loss of productivity and quality of life from conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, complications of medical procedures or just the stress response itself increasing pain perception. Holistic therapy was my way of seeking solutions for wellness and pain management.

I established Bodyworks Massage Therapy in 2006 to help both myself and others achieve higher physical and mental functioning. 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. I specialize in cases where western medicine is not able to help, or when a client wants to minimize pharmaceutical intervention. I have observed live 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:

http://www6.miami.edu/touch-research/

 

I incorporate the latest massage techniques and relaxation methods to help both injured and non-injured clients 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 and distribute blood and oxygen to the tissues appropriately. I hope my practice will aid your process toward wellness and improved quality of life.

I have received continuing education training in Sports Massage, Low Back pain healing techniques, Thai Bodywork, Pre-natal Massage, Auriculartherapy, Accupressure, Insomnia and more.

My registered nursing training includes clinicals at Lahey Clinic (Acute Care), Mass Eye and Ear (Pediatric), Winchester Hospital (Maternity) and Tewksbury State Hospital (Psychiatric/Mental Health). My continuing education in Nursing includes Intro to Neurotoxins from Northeast Institute of Medical Aesthetics where I became a certified Nurse Injector (uses for migraine, TMJ, Torticollis, cosmetic and more). I have also received mandatory state training for Domestic and Sexual Violence screening. My nursing experience includes Behavioral Health Case Management, RN in the community as well as Addictions nursing in a hospital setting and Wellness nursing for corporate clients.

I am active in my community, participating in town government meetings and Natick Center Associates, the small business association of Natick. I am a member of the Natick Medical Volunteer Corp. 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!!

www.OPERATIONSMILE.org

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!