We are thrilled to be welcoming Mike Shick, LMT, CYT as our newest member of the Massage Therapy of Boston team!  Please mention this blog post to receive $20 off your first session of one hour or longer with Mike!

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.