Joanna Burgess, CMT

massage & orthopedic manual therapy


“This work is not about healing others. We can’t heal another human being. We can only heal ourselves until our presence is healing.”  ~Irene Smith

Joanna is a very talented body worker/massage therapist, who I highly recommend. She is a great listener, hones her work to suit your specific body needs and issues, and uses a variety of approaches to help heal. I saw her several times for an acute flare up of low back pain, and she was instrumental in my healing.

~JG, December 2017

Drawing upon various modalities, including flow-oriented Swedish, targeted deep tissue, myofascial release, facilitated stretching, orthopedic massage, nervous system reeducation, and subtle touch inspired by Craniosacral Therapy, I will work together with you to design the bodywork style that best meets your needs. Each session starts with an assessment to understand your goals, which may include pain reduction and injury rehabilitation, athletic/training goals, and relaxation/stress reduction. My sessions are rooted in my knowledge of anatomy/kinesiology principles, and common conditions encountered by everyday athletes and working professionals.

I bring a warm and grounded presence to my work with you, emphasizing a mindful and nurturing style of massage, even when addressing functional/rehabilitative goals. I enjoy working with a diverse range of clients, and I warmly welcome those of varying ages, body type, physical abilities and gender expression.