Local Feel Good Living: Massage Therapist Jaime Fencer (review)

New! In support of my local community (Massachusetts), each week I will highlight news, resources and people to connect you to information you need to experience feel-good living.

Massage is indulgent to some, a therapeutic necessity to others. Massage is a great stress management tool, relaxation tool and a perfect healing therapy for athletes and those with a lot of muscle tension.   I use it therapeutically to relieve muscle tension that builds from things like exercise and sitting at a desk.

Which is why I’m so happy I met my new massage therapist Jaime Fencer.

Jaime is more than a massage therapist, she is a yoga instructor and certified Reiki Master.  She knows her stuff, physically and energetically.  There is no fluff involved with a massage from Jaime.  And that is “feel-good living”.

What I like Most About Jaime:

  • She listens. Before she begins each session she asks you if there is anything in particular you want to work on.
  • Her voice is soft and soothing. Just talking to her gets you in the mood to relax and unwind.
  • She’s strong. Don’t let her size fool you, she has the ability to go deep into your muscle tissue and relieve the tension that has built from the week (or month, or however long it’s been since you’re last massage).
  • She keeps quiet. I’ve had massage experiences where the therapist talks to me for the entire hour.  Not relaxing or therapeutic.  I prefer silence or soft music in the background, not conversation. I get that with Jaime.
  • She makes house calls! Depending on a couple of factors like your location and a referral from me or someone she knows (to ensure that she is entering a safe home!) she makes house calls.

Room for Improvement
I believe that we all have room for improvement – there is always something more we can learn about our craft.  However, as I think about the things I would improve:

  • Longer massage session
  • More frequent massage session
  • Wish she brought more of her energetic knowledge to the session

I realize these are all on me, not her.  I know that if I asked her for more energy work, I would get it. I haven’t asked.

Jaime practices massage in Boston, the South Shore and Cape Cod.  She teaches yoga in those same locations.  She’s passionate about her work, responds to appointment requests quickly, and has always followed up immediately with any referral I sent her way.

Feel Good Living Rating: 4.5 hearts.
(New! Rating system, 1 (not so feel good) to 5 (extremely feel good) “hearts”, logo coming soon).

How to Reach Her?
To schedule an appointment with Jaime contact her via phone or email (and tell her I sent you!)

Jaime Fencer
617. 688. 7714
jaimefencer (at) yahoo (dot) com

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7 Comments:

  • Leanna

    She sounds amazing! I recently switched from 60 minute to 90 minute massages because I kept leaving wanting more. It finally dawned on me to schedule a 90 minute massage!

  • http://www.positiveletters.com Hilary

    Hi Stacey .. sounds wonderful … does she do Eastbourne in England?!

    I wondered if either of have heard of ‘Butterfly Massage Technique’ which I’ve been using through a trained healer (Janice is also a nurse, learning to be a yoga instructor, and does Reiki) on my mother (89 & 3 strokes – 3 years ago). My mother thinks that Janice is the best thing since sliced bread – she’s been wonderful.

    For any one seriously ill, who needs relief, Butterfly Massage is well worth looking out for – Janice learnt it in the States. It’s very light touch .. wonderful – and I am so lucky to have found her for my Ma – she’s spiritual too – and has been a complete blessing to have around for over 2.25 years (long time!). She’s brilliant and loves Mum and Mum loves her.

    If Ihad massage – I’d book 24 hours … ??!! Enjoy your Valentine weekends .. from across the pond .. Hilary

  • http://allaboutjoy.typepad.com Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord

    Massage is such a beautiful practice, and I feel blessed to have an incredible therapist in my town who sounds a lot like Jamie. She is therapeutic in her approach, but also understands the metaphysical side of “why” pain shows up in our bodies. She’s a Reiki master, and combining her massage, energy work, and orthopedic training, gives me incredibly healing massages every time I see her.

    Massage is definitely part of living and being well, and I recommend it to anyone who is serious about their health.

    Awesome post, Stacey, and awesome new rating system!

  • http://evolvingbeings.com Evita

    Hi Stacey

    How wonderful of you to profile someone in your community like this, and at the same time get readers to think about massage therapy itself.

    I have to tell you, I started going this past fall for massage therapy, and my goodness is it ever wonderful. I think I am going now on average every 2 weeks for 1 hour and just loving it. I highly recommend it too for anyone who stands all day on their feet, or sits all day at a desk.

    So often we forget about resources like this that we have to help us take better care of ourselves and at the same time, support these wonderful men and women who chose these careers to help others.

  • http://staceyshipman.com Stacey Shipman

    Leanna – my fear is if I switch to 90 minutes, will that be enough??? 90 minutes does sound glorious!

    Hilary – I haven’t heard of that technique – thank you for sharing it, I will look it up to learn more. As for Jaime heading to England – I’m sure she would for the right price!

    Megan – Massage has been a therapeutic life saver for me – from shoulder issues to plantar fasciatis, it has helped so many ailments from years of poor posture, running and the like.

    Evita – We do forget about these resources, as we live in a society quick to head to the doctor’s office first! Our bodies can heal themselves a lot of the time (not all the time) without needing a pill.

  • http://www.workhappynow.com Karl Staib – Work Happy Now

    Sounds like my type of massage experience. I’m a big fan of massages, but don’t have the time or money right now. I practice Yoga which helps me keep stress and tension at bay. But when the time is right, I’m going to find someone like Jaime to help me reduce my tension.

  • http://www.positiveletters.com Hilary

    Hi Stacey .. as above I mentioned the Butterfly Technique ..

    A friend asked from some info yesterday about BT and I looked up this article for her … This was The Times article that caught my attention nearly 3 years ago .. thought you might be interested to have the article to read .. obviously Dr Jane Buckle is Englsh ..
    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article2152112.ece

    To search “Gentle Strokes Times OnLine 28 July 2007” …
    Hope the link works .. and hope you’re feeling better now – good to see the FGL stretch today from Friday .. have a good weekend .. Hilary

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