Madalaine Baer, LMT, integrates manual therapeutic modalities for an effective individualized approach to physical health and wellness that goes beyond basic massage therapy.
Madalaine specializes in fascial bodywork, addressing the connective tissue relationships present in most chronic pain and injury issues. She works with people (and horses and dogs) of all ages, and includes elements of traditional swedish and sports massage, myofascial/trigger point release, and Rolfing/Structural Integration. She is certified for work during pregnancy, and is currently pursuing certifications in visceral manipulation, neural manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. She has a range of touch, from light and gentle, suitable for painful conditions such as fibromyalgia, to deep tissue techniques that get down to bone level if needed.
In practice for over a decade, Madalaine has worked with physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and chinese medicine doctors, and is comfortable working with complex medical cases as well as active people and athletes. She can help to prevent injury as an adjunct to regular training regimes and can help improve results in most rehabilitation cases. She studies as a Master Trainer with the Fascial Fitness Association and brings balance to any workout through inclusion of exercise elements to enhance fascial conditioning and reduce injuries.
Her study of biopsychology and nervous system function in college, and work in training and rehabilitating horses has taught her the importance of touch in the neuro-emotional, as well as musculoskeletal, function of all animals. Releasing restricted tissues and allowing the body to more fully heal brings positive benefits to all aspects of our life – ease of breathing, improved digestion and weight loss, emotional balance, and even natural, drug-free pain reduction.
Her personal background includes martial arts, gardening, stagecraft, horseback riding, and the latest pursuit is mounted archery. She is excited to be building a practice and home here in Marlborough with her cats, dog, chickens, and human partner in life.