In 2005, Frances enrolled at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City and graduated with an Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy. The curriculum emphasized a clinical approach to therapeutic massage using a wide range of techniques to treat clients. In 2014, she enrolled in the Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle course, an in-depth workshop to become certified in prenatal massage. In 2017, she enrolled in a 78-hour Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy and Orthopedic Assessment Certification program, a specific and scientific approach to musculoskeletal pain relief.
Along with the education she received at the Swedish Institute, Frances takes continuing education classes so she can provide her clients with the best, most up-to-date treatments possible. Her experience ranges from working closely with chiropractors in medical settings to boutique therapeutic practices. Her preferred work is in treating people with chronic pain and she has treated many populations ranging from athletes to seniors.
Most people live with some amount of pain and discomfort due to poor posture, chronic overuse syndromes and/or muscle weakness. I firmly believe that no one should have to live with pain and in most cases incorporating small daily lifestyle changes, including stretches, postural modifications, and therapeutic massage, many people can vastly improve their quality of life. With over 10 years of experience in the field and consistently refining my practice with science-based continuing education courses, I share my knowledge of the body with my clients and try to educate them on the best path forward. I work with each individual’s specific needs to tailor a massage best suited for them, that includes various techniques, and give them stretches and exercises that will enable them to reach their goals.