LivingWell Professional Staff Members
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.
Phalla Heang ~ Licensed
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
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
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
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."
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.”
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