MEET THE THERAPIST

Latoya is a holistic Massage Therapist and Esthetician with over 9 years of experience. Latoya currently teaches massage therapy techniques to a group of students in Medford, Ma. She obtained her BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2004 and spent several years working in the social work field before she decided to change her career path. In 2008 She enrolled in the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy to fulfill her passionate to help others and her personal battles with skin sensitivity. 

Within a few months of studying massage therapy, Latoya quickly learned she had a natural gift of touch therapy. While still training in school she had a growing wait-list of clients in the student clinic. She was voted the most to succeed by her classmates and Technique Instructor. Latoya graduated in December of 2008, and received her certifications in Aesthetics and Massage Therapy. Upon graduation she was hired to work for two prestigious spas, months later Latoya fulfilled the prophecy of her Technique Instructor and peers and opened her first private practice in Cambridge Massachusetts, Serenity Spa Services in May 2009. After working as a massage therapist for ISIS Holistic Clinic and Water Therapies in Brookline, MA, Latoya discovered she was a holistic practitioner and that working with elements and nutrition would be an effective method to improve the health of her clients. Latoya routinely focuses on creating a plan that assist clients to naturally recover physically, remove mental clutter and emotionally release. Whether it is for injury treatment, chronic pain, stress management, or relaxation, true compassion is the basis of her work. She frequently integrates trigger point therapy, stretching, breathing exercises reflexology techniques during her neuromuscular therapy treatment sessions. Latoya is have often referred to as an "natural" and "magic hands", because of her intuitive and attentiveness to detail.

Greetings, I absolutely LOVE what I do! I frequently tell clients upon meeting them that I am not a "cookie cutter" massage therapist. I believe that the mind, body and spirit connection is vital when balancing and renewing the body and this is what I truly love about my therapy and profession.

 

During my spare time I enjoy sacred time with my family and our goofy 11 yr old black Labrador retriever. I also love whipping up new vegetarian recipes while listening to music by Bob Marley. I am extremely adventurous so I find any reason to travel and learn about different cultures. I create jewelry during my time of solitude, and reading books on various topics surrounding health, and spirituality. This year I will be learning martial arts with my teacher Sifu Ron, and very excited about that experience! I would love to hear what you are up to,feel free to share when we connect.