Our mission is to provide restorative bodywork to encourage ease of movement and balance for the whole self. Our shared movement and dance backgrounds help us to understand how the body moves in space, enriching our knowledge of body mechanics. We offer a range of therapeutic massage services including relaxation, soft tissue injury, deep tissue and sports massage, oncology massage, and prenatal/postpartum massage.
Meet the Team
Jamie Brower, LMT
Jamie specializes in working with individuals in assisting them to better function in their bodies by reducing physiological effects of stress using various assessment tools and applying intuitive and integrated therapeutic massage. Her goal is to provide excellent, professional massage services to clients who are interested in utilizing bodywork as part of a health care regimen.
Jamie received a BA in Psychology from Nazareth College and worked in the human services field until 1993 when she attended and graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage. Jamie received a NY license in 2011 after completing additional training at the Center for Natural Wellness in Albany and now holds a license in MA.
Throughout the last 20 years, she has continued her education in areas such as Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage with Carole Osborne, TMJ dysfunction with Judith DeLany, and oncology massage with Tracy Walton.
Jamie is available for appointments in Somerville.
Amy Cooper, LMT
Amy came to a career in massage at the encouragement of her best friend from college, due to her "good hands" and a desire to help people. She is a graduate of The Chicago School of Massage Therapy and has been actively practicing for nearly 20 years. She is licensed in Massachussetts and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Amy's additional advanced coursework includes Bodywork for the Childbearing Year with Carol Osbourne, myofascial release with John Barnes, Active Isolated Stretching with Aaron Mattes, oncology massage with Tracy Walton, and Anatomy Trains with Tom Myers.
Amy is available for appointments in Somerville.
Jennifer Green, LMT
Founder & Massage Therapist
Jennifer is a nationally certified massage therapist and a 2005 graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute, formerly in Cambridge, MA. She is a long-time member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is a preferred practitioner with the Society for Oncology Massage.
Jennifer's background in dance enhances her massage training and understanding of the body. She constructs custom treatment plans for her clients using a blend of bodywork techniques including muscular therapy, Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, gentle scar tissue mobilization, passive and facilitated stretching, sports massage and deep tissue.
In addition to general therapeutic and relaxation work, Jennifer specializes in working with clients with complex medical histories (such as clients with cancer histories, and people in the midst of diagnosis or treatment) as well as gentle scar tissue work. Additionally, Jennifer has trained in pre and perinatal massage therapy and enjoys working with clients at all stages of their pregnancy.
Jennifer is available for appointments in Northampton and in Somerville.
Marie Dahlen Keane, LMT
Marie is a 2004 graduate of Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA. She is nationally certified and licensed in the state of Massachusetts. She also holds a B.S. in Human Resources from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Marie has always been involved in many sports and activities which has increased her understanding of how different movement patterns (or lack thereof) affects the body.
She combines her treatment sessions with client self-care, designed to reduce or eliminate chronic muscle tension and promote health and wellbeing. Depending on the client's needs, Marie incorporates different modalities into her sessions such as relaxation massage, deep tissue work, myofascial therapy, and sports massage.
Marie has advanced training in pre- and perinatal massage with Carole Osborne, oncology massage with Tracy Walton and TMJ dysfunction with Judith DeLany. She also holds a certification in Myofascial Therapy from the Core Institute.
Through therapeutic massage, Marie is committed to make a healthy difference in the lives of people she touches.
Marie is available for appointments in Somerville.
Heather Owen, LMT
Heather Owen graduated from the Massage Institute of New England in 2002 where her studies provided the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, theory and technique as it relates to Swedish Deep Tissue work. Her protocols treat specific conditions such as headaches (including migraines), TMJ dysfunction, muscle spasms or frozen shoulder as well as general fatigue or insomnia. A typical session with Heather draws from several modalities including Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral, Passive and Active Stretching and Reflexology to release restriction and tension wherever it is held with an aim to improve awareness and function of the tissues while restoring balance to the body as a whole.
Heather is a member of the AMTA and her massage career has spanned the country taking her to acupuncture clinics, chiropractic offices, dental clinics, golf resorts and med spas from Massachusetts, Maine, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona and St. Croix.
A Usui Reiki practicioner since 2000, Heather achieved the title of Master is 2002. Taking the study of Reiki further she learned the Karuna lineage and has been practicing on clients and facilitating retreats since 2004. Heather is happy to offer energetic healing individually or fused through a massage session to enhance results.
In addition to massage, Heather studied writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Buddhist University of Naropa in Boulder Colorado. Her practice of Aikido and Tae Kwon Doe and yoga improve her understanding of how the body moves through space. She also enjoys hiking and painting.
Heather is available for appointments in Somerville.
Erika Slocum, LMT
Founder & Massage Therapist
Erika is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute (formerly) in Cambridge, MA. She is a nationally certified massage therapist and licensed in the state of Massachusetts. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2005. She also holds a Bachelor's from Emerson College but began as a dancer at the University of Michigan. Her experience as a dancer and general active lifestyle has helped her understand how muscle groups work together, either in harmony or dysfunction. Each session may integrate a variety of techniques such as neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and soft tissue injury work. She always seeks to create a safe, relaxing, and balanced treatment targeted to the needs of each client.
In the fall of 2019, Erika's work at BlueFern will shift to working exclusively in oncology massage; working with people with cancer, cancer histories, people going through treatment or in the midst of diagnosis and beyond. She has been doing this work for over a decade which has allowed her to use her clinical skills as a bodyworker while tapping into the heart and joy in working with this population. In addition to working at BlueFern she also works as a massage therapist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Zakim Center for Integrative Healing and Healthy Living in Boston and teaches Tracy Walton's 4-day oncology massage workshop around the country.
Erika has additional coursework in pre and perinatal massage, certified through Carole Osborne's program, Reiki, and orthopedic massage with the Ben Benjamin Institute and oncology massage with Tracy Walton.
Erika is available for appointments in Somerville.