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LivingWell Professional Staff Members

Frank 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.
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Licensed Acupuncturists

Phalla Heang | Licensed Acupuncturist

Having attained a bachelor degree in nursing Phalla continued her education and followed a lifelong dream of becoming an Acupuncturist.

Phalla was born in Cambodia. In the country of her youth her medical care included Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Western treatments. This blend of healing modalites gives Phalla a unique and valuable insight in treating patients using both philosophies.

Phalla’s Acupuncture training was at the prestigious New England School of Acupuncture where she received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Phalla took additional training in traditional Chinese techniques of Acupressure, Gua Sha, Cupping, E- Stim therapy and Moxibustion. She is board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the MA Board of Medicine in the New England States.

As Phalla built her career she worked as an Acupuncturist at the Malden Family Medical Center, Family Medical Center in Winchester Hospital, Lynn Elder Care Services (PACE ) and Boston Medical Center. Phalla is a leader in the growing presence of Acupuncture in mainstream Western medicine.

Phalla believes in healing the body as a whole. Her experience in medical coordination for patients makes her the perfect acupuncturist to gather information from patients and form an individualized treatment plan to suit each client’s unique needs. Phalla’s personal philosophy is to treat the immediate needs of each patient with one eye on the future, ensuring her patients maintain a higher quality of life. back to top

Shaun Gaipo | Licensed Acupuncturist

Shaun believes that quality healthcare, including (the all-too easily forgotten) preventative care, should be accessible to everyone. After finding great success from Acupuncture for his own health issues, he enrolled in Acupuncture school in 2004. As an Acupuncture student, he interned at the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Dimock Community Health Center and Pathways to Wellness in Boston. Shaun received his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2008, and is board-certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the state of Massachusetts Board of Medicine. Combining the Acupuncture and herbal medicine that he learned at NESA with the Balance Method of Dr. Richard Tan as well as techniques he learned from Dr. Cheng Xiaoming, Shaun is able to treat a variety of ailments as well as help clients relax and de-stress.

Prior to his study of Acupuncture, Shaun earned a Master of Science in Neuroscience and Behavior from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In his spare time, Shaun is an avid student of both the martial arts and qigong, and enjoys playing the guitar. His love of both the western sciences and the eastern arts lends an "East meets West" approach to his treatments. back to top


Spa Services

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.
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Licensed Massage Therapists

Colette Cipullo | LMT

What do you bring to your clients? "I have taken my life’s experiences as a mother, a business owner and a student and turned them on end so that I continually view life from my client’s perspective. I understand the joy as well as the stresses that all of these “jobs” can bring. I understand the need for rest and relief and I provide it with caring attention to all of the details that make each session special."

What sets you apart from other therapists? "The more skills I can bring the better therapist I am. This has been my belief for the more than 10 years that I have been working as a massage therapist. I have added to my massage therapist skills the energetic healing modalities that are so predominately used in our hospitals and health clinics: Reiki, Polarity and Cranio Sacral Balancing."

What would you like your clients to know about you? "I am anxious to bring my skills to all that I can help. I am thrilled to be a part of a team that believes so deeply in helping others."
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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 specialize 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 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.”
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Greg Lewis | LMT

What advice would you give to a client new to massage therapy? “Communicate with your therapist. Relax and enjoy the experience that you deserve. Remember to be aware of your breathing to help ease the mind and body, getting the full benefit out of each session.”

What inspired you to become a LMT? “My whole life has been about caring for others. After spending many years in the hospitality industry and working as a RN I wanted to expand my care-giving to another level. Massage offered me the opportunity to work with clients in a positive healing environment while doing something I truly love." back to top


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. back to top

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 really 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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April Mosley | LMT

What are your areas of expertise? "I am that therapist that has you relax. My work will soothe you mind as well as your muscles."

What inspired you to become an LMT? "Massage therapy was the natural progression of the many jobs that I've worked in that have focused on helping others."

What would you like your clients to know about you? "Simply that they will feel so much better than when they came in." back to top


Shannon Murphy | LMT

What inspired you to become an LMT? "My joy has come from working with people. I have always been that go to person for help. I am a great listener and enjoy being physical. It was clear that I could combine theses skills and have a career that would be joyful and even more helpful."

What would you like your clients to know about you? "I understand the rigors of sports as well as work. I have lived them both. I understand that different days can bring different stresses. I am able to be versatile."

What advice would you give a new client? "Talk with your therapist to have you both know more about your likes and dislikes. The difference between a good session and a great session can happen based on just a little more information. Be assured, Therapists LOVE knowing what is best for you." back to top

Raven Porcher | LMT

What are your areas of expertise? "Deep Tissue Massage.People come to me for my ability to do firm and consistent deep tissue massage as well as my ability to modify the session to an individual’s needs."

What would you like your clients to know about you? "I am so good at what I do that players from the Boston Celtics have come to see me to augment their training and recovery."

How would you explain your work? "I temper my ability to work deeply with understanding and patience, communicating with clients throughout the session to be sure that it is not simply deep work but smart work. I give the kind of massage session that has you leaving loose limbed and ready to take on whatever is next." back to top

Alison Powers | LMT

How would you best describe your work? "Powerful and restful is how my work is described. To offset the noise and distractions of the world my sessions tend to be quiet. I think of each session as an opportunity to help guide you to a place that has your physical body rested and your mind refreshed. I find that many of our elderly clients particularly enjoy working with me and greatly benefit."

What other specialized therapies do your offer? "I am a certified 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner. Reiki 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 enhances the client's state of deep relaxation and general well-being." back to top

Christina VanderClute

What would you like your clients to know about you? "I'm dedicated to providing a holistic, therapeutic massage experience that exceeds the client’s expectations. I want my clients to feel better when they leave and to look forward to their next session with me.


What are your areas of expertise?
 "Providing a full-body or very targeted massage that focuses on giving the client the massage experience and outcome he or she desires. My areas of expertise are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Hot Stone massage." back to top

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