Corcoran, LMT — Owner
Frank’s reputation as one of the most respected bodyworkers
in the area is well earned. Frank has been a Massage Practitioner
for over 25 years. His education began at the Myotone Institute and
continued on to include certification in Myofacial Release, Touch
for Health, Reiki II, Saint Johns Neuromuscular Therapy, Pilates
mat work, Somatic movement training, and TAGteach certification.
His latest training was with Harman Myers D.O. in the gentle and
effective technique of Strain-Counter Strain.
Frank regularly receives referrals from
medical doctors looking to provide their patients with the elevated
level of alternative pain relief and relaxation.
Frank specializes in working with people who suffer from chronic
pain due to injury or long-term issues. His systemized approach “LivingWell
Bodywork” combines Massage Therapy with gentle movement and
centering/strengthening techniques such as Pilates. Frank trains
all LivingWell therapists to ensure consistent care throughout the
practice. Frank’s gentle manner and ability to communicate
with people in pain has been of tremendous benefit to many.
Michael J. Egan, Licensed
Michael is board certified by the National Certification Commission
for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a licensed
practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He earned his
Master's degree in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, WA in 2003.
Michael strongly believes in the connection between the mind, body
and spirit. When a person is in pain, it affects every aspect of
their life. Michael's goal is to end the pain cycle so the other
areas of health can return into balance. He has a strong desire to
help people achieve their healthcare goals. Some of Michael's specialties
include chronic pain, women's health, headaches, and sleep disorders.
Charlene Hovanasian, Licensed
is a Massachusetts State licensed Acupuncturist and a graduate
of The New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA. She
received a Master's degree in Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture
and is certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Charlene specializes
in stress management, neck and shoulder pain, chronic inflammation,
repetitive strain conditions, and cosmetic enhancement. With a
strong belief in the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine,
Charlene's emphasis is to help a client achieve whole-body harmony
and health in a relaxing and comforting environment.
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Alison Winters, Licensed
Alison Winters earned her Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco in December 2008. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
While at ACTCM, Alison interned at both its Community Clinic and Auricular Drop-In Clinic and also at CPMC-California Pacific Stroke Project and Physical Therapy Center, at Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic and Dr. Lifang Liang's Fertility Clinic. She was also a Teaching Assistant for Yefim Gamgoneishvili, L.Ac Sports' Medicine class, specializing in pain management. Alison also traveled to China where she studied with Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, one of modern China's most respected scholars, teachers and practitioners of traditional Chinese Medicine. Here, she learned his theory of channel palpation using mainly distal points, giving her a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between organ and channel theory and leading to more precise diagnoses and much better clinical results.
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Lisa M. Voloto, Esthetician & LMT
Graduating from Elizabeth Grady School in 2010, Lisa obtained a
Dual License in both Esthetics & Massage. Lisa brings a variety
of treatments to LivingWell Clients including Facials, Waxing, Spa
Treatments, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage and Reiki. Lisa
provides great personal service with attention to detail and a unique
customized experience. Lisa feels fortunate
to be in a profession
that can make a difference in the health and well being
of all clients.
Licensed Massage Therapists
Jessica Griffith, LMT
What are your areas of expertise? “My primary focus has been on deep tissue work, though I’m certified in a wide variety of massage techniques. I believe in the importance of ongoing training. I’ve worked closely with Frank since I began at LivingWell, which has helped me to gain confidence in my abilities and taught me the value of working as a team to provide the best individual care.”
What advice would you give to a new client? “Speak up! I encourage people to be vocal about their treatment goals. I like a challenge, and I can customize my work to their needs".
What do your clients say? “I could stay here all day!”
What inspired you to become a LMT? “I’m a great listener! After hearing from my clients, I always get inspired to help them. I personally experienced the healing benefits of massage therapy in my own life, so I know what is possible.”
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Britt Hed, LMT
What do you like about being an LMT? “ I take pride in my ability to put my clients in a deep state of relaxation allowing them to fully benefit from the session. Clients who suffer from chronic pain have found relief from my therapeutic touch which gives me great joy to witness.”
What sets you apart? “I am the only LMT at LivingWell that specializes in Craniosacral treatments. I master in Warm Stone and Body Wraps, which are fabulous when paired with a massage.”
What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “Massage has so many benefits – from treating pain to easing your mind during a stressful time. To get the maximum reward from your treatment, don’t be shy to communicate your needs to your therapist.”
What has training with Frank been important to you? “Frank is an experienced, even-tempered mentor with a great sense of humor. Every session with him makes me a better LMT. He has taught me the importance of a team approach to therapy.”
What are your clients saying about you? “One of my clients had a chronic back injury and after working with me he was “pain free for the first time in 10 years”. That is a great feeling.”
Kelin Hill, LMT
What is your favorite client? “My favorite client enjoys a powerful, fluid massage aimed at relieving both muscular and mental stress.”
What have your clients said about you? “My work is fluid, dynamic and so smooth that people often label it as intuitive.”
What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “I invite clients to tell me what they like and don't like. I use that information to personalize their massage and meet their needs as fully as possible.”
What inspired you to become an LMT? “I have known since I was a little kid, working on my mom, that this is what I love to do."
What keeps you enmeshed in continuing education and practicing? “I am inspired by the look on a client's face after they get off the table, a look of peace and ease. Helping people find comfort makes me happy."
Kate Littlefield, LMT
What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “Massage is for everybody! Whether your goal is relaxation, pain relief or just general health and wellbeing - massage can help you achieve it.”
What do your clients have to say? “I give an excellent therapeutic deep tissue massage in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.”
What are your areas of expertise? “I specialize in deep tissue work, pre/post-natal massage, and in treating recurring neck pain through a variety of techniques. I’m also a certified Reiki practitioner, a traditional Japanese method of healing therapy that promotes a person’s ‘life energy’.”
What would you like your clients to know about you? I have over six years of professional experience as an LMT – four spent right here at LivingWell. It has been a wonderful experience to train with Frank. He has helped me develop my ‘whole body’ approach to treatment by giving me a deeper understanding of how parts of the body are connected.
Patty Lynch, LMT, RYT
What are your areas of expertise? “I utilize both Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release techniques to work with each client to create balance within the body and ease muscle tension.”
What have your clients said about you? “I had a client come out of her first session and say 'I have finally found my massage therapist!' It feels great to make a connection with a client, build a relationship with them and give them the relieft they have been looking for.”
What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “Massage is about communication and connection. I encourance all clients to trust in their bodies and to communicate openly with me."
What would you like your clients to know about you? "I've been a registered yoga instructor for over 10 years. My understanding of movement, alignment and anatomy relaly helps me assess and treat my clients in a well-rounded way. I am also an instructor at a massage therapy school. Teaching eager students keeps me engaged and interested in the art of healing." back to top
Joyce McLaughlin, LMT & Esthetician
What are your areas of expertise? “The techniques I use – Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofacial Release – are tailored to reduce chronic pain, particularly in the neck, shoulders and lower back. If you are suffering from recurring headaches or have trouble sleeping, please come see me for relief!”
What are your clients saying about you? “That I have “magic hands” and their pain is gone!”
What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “An investment in your health now will help prevent future aches and pains. Reduced stress, increased relaxation, and a boosted immune system – these are just a few of the benefits you will enjoy with regular massage therapy.”
What inspired you to become a LMT? “I love helping people feel and look their best! In addition to being a LMT, I am also a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist specializing in anti-aging treatments.”
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Lauren Peltz, LMT
What would you like your clients to know about you? “I am very intuitive when it comes to caring for my clients. I’m sensitive to changes in muscle tissue, and adapt the treatment based on the needs of the individual. Many of my regulars tell me that I seem to know exactly where they are aching. I feel fulfilled in my work only when I see my clients are receiving the results they set out to achieve.”
What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “Remember, this is your time, so please speak up and let me know anyway I can make the experience more comfortable and rewarding for you.”
What inspired you to become a LMT? “My mother, who was a talented LMT for 20 years, has been an inspiration to me. After some soul-searching, I knew that I wanted to follow in her footsteps.”
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Alison Powers, LMT
What would you like your clients to know about what you do? "I work with clients for their wellness, whether that’s relaxation or relieving stress, and I also work with those facing health challenges. My specialized training has provided me with techniques for working with aging bodies and the elderly, and those affected by degenerative diseases, such as cancer, whether the disease is in progress or remission. I am committed to providing a supportive, responsive, and respectful environment and experience to all with whom I have the privilege of working with."
Why has training with Frank been important to you? “Frank is a maestro in Bodywork, and an excellent teacher. I feel privileged to receive training from him. Frank’s unique approach, intuitive nature and talents are a tremendous benefit to me. I am grateful to be part of such a dedicated team.”
What other specialized therapies do your offer? "In addition to my specialized massage training in degenerative disease, I am also a certified 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner. Reiki is a technique that brings the universal energy of life through the palms of the practitioner for the purpose of healing. It opens the pathways of a client for self-healing and returns equilibrium to the physical, mental, and emotional states. When used alone or combined with traditional massage techniques, Reiki often enhances the recipient’s state of deep relaxation and general well-being, and enables a person’s own mind and body for continued healing after a session has been completed."
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Elizabeth Rotondi, LMT
What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “Set aside at least one hour per month for massage – you deserve it, and your mind and body will thank you!”
What are your areas of expertise? “I tailor the massage to my client’s needs, using a combination of Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Reflexology techniques.”
Why has training with Frank been important to you? “The knowledge and insight that Frank has gained over the last 25 years serves as an inspiration. He is constantly challenging me.”
What would you like your clients to know about you? “I spent 20 years in the corporate world focused on client satisfaction and service. That experience enables me to listen to and anticipate the needs of my clients at LivingWell and give them exactly what they are looking for.”
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