Alison Gigliotti, RMT

Philosophy of Care




I have been learning, every day and with every client, since I finished my training as a massage therapist in 1997. School gave me the structure upon which to build my understanding of the body - but the real knowing came with the work. 

Just as we do not thrive in isolation from community, neither do our bodies thrive as a collection of individual parts. I believe the real work happens when we connect the dots of head, heart and body; joy, pain and stress - recognizing how our bodies move through life and how those experiences affect us. All of it tells stories that we wear.

My work is to listen to those stories and pay attention to those connections; to draw upon my training in craniosacral therapy and massage therapy to educate, to relieve pain and stress and to remind the body how deeply restorative relaxation can be.