Trained Therapeutic Massage Professionals
Bonita is the owner of West Hartford Massage Therapy. She is intrigued with the process of conscious healing. Bonita’s background includes years of study in Muscular Therapy, Alexander Technique, Dance Therapy, Laban Movement Analysis and other complementary health forms. She received her certification from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA in 1986. She is also a professional dancer, choreographer and adjunct professor of dance at the University of Hartford (Hartt School). Bonita has held teaching positions at Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and the Hartford Conservancy.
Marisol graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2004. She specializes in Swedish Massage, deep tissue massage, acupressure and several energy work techniques. Marisol has certifications in Traditional Thai Massage, Mother Massage (massage during pregnancy), and Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage. She has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 2004. Marisol enjoys making art and does pottery, painting and photography.
I graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy twenty years ago. Since then I have run my own small, home based massage business, worked for a Massage Therapy Group and taught new massage therapists. I was trained in Swedish and Sports Massage, with Jin Shin Do and Shiatsu (gentle forms of acupressure). I have since studied myofascial work (tissue unwinding), joint injury repair, and other techniques. I include them all, with a strong dose of creativity, to give you a deep, soothing experience.
Kim has been a massage therapist since 2008, studying at Florida Health Academy in Naples, FL and a certified yoga teacher since 2012. As a massage therapist, Kim’s greatest joy is to help clients move into ease and softness in their body through modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Neuromuscular methods. She has extensively studied Trager® work, a practice that helps clients release deep rooted physical and mental patterns affecting the body through gentle “wave like” movements. Transformation is allowed to happen, not forced. Kim approaches each client differently, tailoring the massage to meet the client’s needs. Her work as a yoga teacher allows her to advise clients on stretches and strengthening exercises to maintain the effectiveness of their massage.
Ingrid Kania is a January 2017 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in Newington, CT. After earning a master’s degree in public health and beginning a research career, Ingrid realized she wanted to have a greater impact on individual lives. Around this time, she discovered reiki, a form of energy healing. This discovery naturally led her to pursue massage therapy. In addition to the sciences of anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology and massage techniques, Ingrid learned the importance of self-care and life balance as a student at CCMT. Ingrid’s pace is slow and steady to allow her clients to relax and restore balance in their bodies. She believes that everyone deserves to take care of themselves so that they can take care of the people they care about most. Ingrid welcomes you to reset and restore joy into your life through therapeutic massage. To maintain balance in her life, Ingrid practices yoga daily, receives massage weekly and hikes as often as possible.