Pamela Smith has been a professional licensed massage therapist since 1991 — over 25 years! Besides her experience and innate “good hands,” Pamela has a gift for listening deeply, asking questions that help identify new directions, understanding, and connections, and being a partner in creating a healthy life on all levels.
After working for years as a technical editor and writer in Boston, she heard an inner voice calling to her about massage and singing, and decided to follow where it led. It led to the Stillpoint Center School of Massage in Hatfield, which ran a program that honored the spiritual and emotional dimensions of massage as well as the physical. She learned there to give massages with kindness and intelligence, and from a place of health within herself. She is grateful to have found instructors who cared deeply about excellence of body, mind, and spirit.
Pamela studied Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Polarity Therapy, BMC philosophy, anatomy & physiology, meditation, and functional kineseology at Stillpoint. She studied shiatsu and 5-element theory at the New England Shiatsu Institute, taught by instructors trained by Michio Kushi at the Kushi Institute. She has taken coursework since then in NMT (Neuromuscular Therapy, Katie Adams), craniosacral therapy (Upledger Institute), the Self-Healing Technique (Meir Schneider), Breema (Kate Becker), and primal posture (Esther Gokhale).
Throughout the years, her clients have taught her a lot about working with chronic pain and illness (such as MS, fibromyalgia, unstable SI joints, arthritis, migraines), and guiding clients through short-term medical issues (such as auto accidents, intensive cancer treatments, hip and knee replacements, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, headaches). She has worked with survivors of abuse, and feels privileged to be able to provide a reliably safe and trusted space for healing touch.
Pamela is licensed as a massage therapist in the state of Massachusetts, is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and is fully insured.