In an era where the demands of daily life are varied and impressive, it seems mental and physical comfort become ever more elusive. Life style choices, genetics, environment and various stressors all play a role in effecting our well being. I believe in looking at health in a holistic and human-centered way, tailoring sessions to each clients needs.
I utilize structural integration, myofasical tissue engagement, detailed assessment, therapeutic massage techniques, range of motion stretching, trigger points, breath work, energy work, embodiment practices and years of anatomical study to be able to create an experience that will allow clients to move toward feeling balance and ease in their bodies and minds.
If you're looking for Good Earth Massage Therapy, you have found it! I was previously known under that name. Thank you for supporting me while I move through a re-branding to focus my practice on structural integration bodywork.
Taylor grew up in a culture of movement and bodywork which she credits to the insistent athleticism of her father balanced by tai chi and massage support of her mother. As a young adult, her introduction to outdoor education, wilderness medicine and yoga fostered a deep curiosity to understand the functioning of the human mind and body.
She gained her 200hr yoga teacher certificate studying Hatha yoga from Ashiyana Yoga Center in Goa, India in 2011 and her bachelors of science in outdoor education and environmental conservation from the University of New Hampshire in 2013. Working as an EMT through college, she realized the importance of proactive and preventative health care, and that the only way to be able to support our culture to move toward a holistic, patient centered system was to gain more education and skills. She returned to school at the University of Maine and finished obtaining the pre-requisites for med school in 2017.
In an effort to keep her education and philosophies on healing diverse, she studied therapeutic body work modalities at the Down East School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine. She has also studied medicinal plants since 2010 and apprenticed in Herbalism with the Earthwalk School and Maine Primitive Skills School.
Taylor graduated from Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Certification program in Walpole, Maine. This work is focused on understanding the interaction of fascia and connective tissue in the body in order to support better balance, comfort and ease in the breath and spine.