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To Deep Roots regulars, Erica Secord probably isn’t a stranger. She employed her low-key, intuitive massage practice here for almost five years and became one our most requested therapists. And now, after taking about a year for some self care, she’s rejuvenated and ready to put her all into her practice again.
Though he’s spent the last 20 years in the San Francisco Bay area, Eben Dodd is no stranger to New England. Born in Boston, his grandparents had lived in Putney, Vermont since before he was born, and Eben and his family moved to join them when he was still in high school.
Before moving “back East” in August with his children - Lea, 10, and Ian, 13 - he did some research on jobs in massage work in the area and landed on Deep Roots.
Deep Roots Massage was founded on a vision of a working culture that supports lifelong professional development. When Cassie "Sunshine" Sundstrom, a key member of our massage therapy team, suddenly experienced symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, her full recovery was not only a high priority but also a test of our ideals.
Deep Roots membership has been closed for over a year, because we had reached a point where soon we wouldn’t be able to take care of the members we have. But with awesome new therapists coming on board – including Michael Jacovina, Sean Morrison, and Sarah Bessonett – we’re very excited to be able to make available a limited number of memberships.
We’ve already reached out to everyone who had been on our waitlist, so now we’re opening these memberships to our broader community.
Sarah Bessonett is Deep Roots Massage and Bodywork's newest massage therapist.
Sarah comes to Deep Roots having completed her training with a 4.0 GPA at the Cortiva Institute in Connecticut. With an additional set of hours at North Eastern Institute of Whole Health, Inc. in Manchester, New Hampshire, she was ready for her N.H. license and for Deep Roots to snap her up!
Sarah recently moved to the Brattleboro area from Connecticut to find more wide open spaces.
We are so honored to be the recipient of the Monadnock United Way’s 2017-2018 Community Excellence Award!
One of our crusaders, Cassie Sundstrom, recently accepted the on Deep Roots' behalf. The award was a first at this year's superhero-themed ceremony, and was given to Deep Roots as a local business that has "demonstrated kindness, compassion and community support at the highest level." Deep Roots donates 10% of gift certificate sales from November and December each year, equaling a donation of about $5,000 in each of the past five years.
Studies have shown that meditation calms the brain patterns underlying pain. Medical professionals are prescribing meditation to ease suffering due to a range of illnesses including: cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, and labor pain. Mindfulness meditation can help improve mood and quality of life in chronic pain sufferers; reduce the likelihood of experiencing psychological problems, addictive or self-destructive behavior; enhance the ability to cope with stress, the immune system, emotional intelligence, working memory, and overall brain function
We're proud to sponsor the Clarence DeMar Marathon, with our entire team providing post race massage (except for Erica who'll be running the half)! The DeMar is an incredible community event that embraces all ages. We'll be there until the last runner crosses the line.