About Massage Therapy of Boston

We focus on working with people experiencing tension or pain, on people who are working through an injury, and on those who are in need of maintenance massage.

Your therapist has a detailed understanding of anatomy & physiology and will craft a session tailored to your needs, focusing on the areas experiencing discomfort as well as on other areas that might be contributing to your symptoms.  At Massage Therapy of Boston, we strive to identify the source of your pain or tension and to treat it effectively in a calming and relaxing environment.  Every session has the goal of bringing you relief.

Whether you are suffering from low back pain, neck and shoulder tension, sports-related tightness or injuries, computer-related pain, chronic headaches, stress or anxiety, or one of many other symptoms of discomfort, we would love the opportunity to help you on your path to being healthy, balanced, and pain-free!

Our Therapists

Sarah Tufano

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Sarah Tufano is the founder and sole owner of Massage Therapy of Boston. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and later went on to study massage in California. She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and has over 700 hours of training from the National Holistic Institute in California where she also gained the title Health Educator. Sarah has had extensive experience working in the medical massage field and has also supported chiropractors. Her detailed knowledge of anatomy and understanding of the way the body works helps Sarah craft a session that is tailored to the individual needs of each client.

What led Sarah to massage was a desire to help provide relief for those dealing with chronic pain. She spent two years working in an office environment where she became acutely aware of repetitive strain injuries and chronic holding patterns associated with computer use. Sarah strives to help alleviate symptoms of chronic pain and to help restore the sense of balance within the body. Sarah is also an athlete and understands the wear and tear associated with pushing the body to its limits. She played Division III basketball in college and has always been a runner. She still enjoys running, playing basketball, and also hikes and does yoga regularly.

In addition to being a Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator, Sarah is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) by the International Association of Infant Massage headquartered in Sweden. Sarah believes strongly that children should be given love every step of the way so they have strong foundations to succeed and be happy in the world. As a CEIM, Sarah works with caregivers to teach them how to massage their babies and to bond with them through touch.

Sarah is originally from Connecticut. She relocated to the Boston area a number of years ago after having lived in California for 4 years.

Adam Parrett

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Adam Parrett comes to Massage Therapy of Boston with over 15 years’ experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist. He is a 1998 graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, an intensive certification program of over 700 hours. Adam’s training has been in a multitude of modalities, including Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Structural Integration, Lymphatic Drainage, and Medical Side-Lying. Since his graduation in 1998, Adam has expanded his understanding of the body in an impressive field of practice.

During his four years as lead Massage Therapist for the New England Revolution, Adam assisted the Athletic Trainer in all aspects of injury treatment and learned the most effective techniques in Sports Massage first hand. Adam furthered his experience working with injuries when he worked in an out-patient physical therapy clinic, where he saw a wide variety of injuries and soft tissue dysfunction and drew on his experience to assist in healing and recovery.

Adam’s experience does not rest solely in working with athletes. He has also worked in settings that have exposed him to repetitive stress injuries associated with computer use and work-related stress, such as carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, and neck and shoulder tension. He understands the toll repetitive actions can take on the body and works with you to address muscular imbalances and postural dysfunctions.

Whether he is working with the athlete, computer-user, or anyone experiencing stress and tension, Adam is just as excited now about being a Massage Therapist as he was 12 years ago. He enjoys drawing from all his experiences to address each client’s individual needs and to develop a personalized treatment plan to bring about relief as quickly as possible.

A native of Melrose, Massachusetts, Adam enjoys playing basketball and indoor and outdoor soccer. He is the proud father of a beautiful little boy.

Mike Shick

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After graduating Magna Cum Laude from UMass Boston in 2009 with a degree in Sociology, Mike discovered that his true passion was bodywork. He attended the highly regarded Cortiva Institute of Watertown where he trained with some of the best massage instructors in the industry.

After gaining exposure to a wide variety of massage modalities at Cortiva, Mike chose to center his practice around Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports Massage. Mike’s bodywork is an effective combination of deeper strokes and pinpoint pressure, while also addressing myofascial restrictions with longer strokes and stretching. He has a keen awareness of the need to look at pain from the perspective of the “whole body”, specifically in terms of how myofascial holding patterns might be attributing to a client’s pain.

Mike enjoys crafting a comprehensive treatment plan best suited to fit his clients’ needs. He is able to effectively work with his clients to physically manipulate their soft tissue, thereby facilitating positive change throughout the body. Mike believes that it is only by breaking down adhesions and impingements that the body can have the freedom of movement it is meant to have. Mike is happiest when he hears his clients report that they have increased range of motion, improved performance in their sport, and an increased feeling of overall well-being throughout their body.

Mike’s massage practice is further enhanced by his passion for yoga. An avid yoga practitioner himself, Mike is also a Certified Yoga Instructor. He enjoys sharing that knowledge and love of yoga with his clients.

In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist, Mike also spends his time teaching chess to students in the Boston Public Schools.

Alexandria Donlan

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After graduating with a degree in Marketing from UMass Boston in 2010, Ali moved to Hawaii where she spent the next few years using Hawaii as a base to travel to many parts of the world, exploring different customs and traditions. She found her true calling in Thailand, where she was first exposed to massage therapy and was instantly drawn towards leading a holistic lifestyle. Ali went on to complete the esteemed Holistic Massage Therapy program at SpaTech Institute in Plymouth, MA where she found a particular passion for Deep Tissue Therapy, Sports Massage, Pre-Natal, and Myofascial Release.

Ali excels at working with people dealing with sports injuries, postural issues and imbalances, and chronic pain of all kinds. One of the most meaningful times in her career was when she volunteered at the finish line of the Boston Marathon helping runners recover. While helping these amazing athletes, the spark was further ignited that her true passion is working in the clinical massage setting helping people achieve optimal health and well-being.

Ali has a thirst for knowledge in the clinical massage field and believes she learns something new every time she gives a massage. She has a genuine love of helping others and believes everyone should know how amazing life can be when the body and mind are balanced and healthy.

In addition to doing massage, Ali is an avid yogi, citing that yoga has taught her so much about the mind-body connection which she keeps at the forefront of any treatment plan. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, and being in nature.

Max Gurian

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After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011 with a degree in Metals, Max went on that same year to enroll in the Cortiva Institute’s highly regarded massage therapy program. During his time at Cortiva, Max was exposed to a wide variety of different massage modalities and approaches to bodywork. Given his upbringing in a household of doctors, Max has always had a strong medical interest and, therefore, felt a strong pull towards the more clinical styles of bodywork while at school.

Max excels at Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy. He actively pursues a client base with injuries, soft tissue disorders, and postural distortions. Max has extensive experience working with a whole host of pathologies and soft tissue disorders such as fibromyalgia, spinal injuries and disorders, TMJ, sciatica, scoliosis, fascial disorders, and tears and sprains in ligaments, tendons, and muscles, to name a few. He also has extensive experience working with athletes and those who have physically demanding occupations such as construction workers, industrial welders, and martial arts teachers.

Max is able to work deeply and effectively, with the goal of re-balancing the body into a state of freedom of movement and reduced pain. He has a keen awareness of the way the body works as a whole and is particularly gifted at creating treatment plans centered around achieving your goal of reduced pain and improved wellness.

In addition to doing massage, Max enjoys martial arts, writing, and traveling. One of his fondest periods of time in his life was the year he spent abroad, traveling all over Europe and making memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

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