Livia Fontes, LMT/Owner
When Livia Fontes isn’t jumping over fires or traveling to festivals around the world, she is helping clients integrate massage and bodywork into their self-care routine. Livia’s mission is to make massage accessible, convenient and affordable for everyone.
Livia earned a Bachelor of Science from Fitchburg State, having planned to teach Social Studies. After pursuing a brief stint as an educator, she made a career shift to massage therapy. She had found her path where she was able to help people one on one. Livia teaches her clients to listen and pay attention to what their bodies are telling them.
Livia completed her massage training in 2003 from the Palmer Institute of Massage & Bodywork and additional certifications at Bancroft School of Massage and Cortiva (formerly Muscular Therapy Institute, MTI). Since starting Healing Hands in 2005, she has been bringing massage directly into the homes of everyday people who want to heal.
Scar Tissue release
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)
Myofascial Release (In Progress)
Danielle Ferguson, LMT
Danielle Ferguson, LMT and Reiki practitioner, uses a holistic and integrative approach when helping people reach their health and healing goals. Each session is customized to your body’s unique need using a combination of energy medicine, reiki, myofascial release and swedish techniques. Whether you desire a full body relaxation massage, targeted work for chronic pain, long term injuries and trauma, migraines, arthritis, anxiety/mental wellness or prenatal she is able to meet you where you are providing a true “body therapy” experience.
When Danielle isn’t massaging, she enjoys having fun with her 2 daughters, Hannah and Ada, her dog, Nelson, and family and friends. She also enjoys hiking, yoga, kayaking, photography and time at the ocean.
Tabitha Jannini, LMT
Tabitha Jannini is a licensed massage therapist specializing in wellness massage and bodywork for relaxation, therapeutic benefit and healing. Tabitha graduated from Muscular Therapy Institute (MTI) in Watertown, Massachusetts in 2008.
Following the birth of her first son, Tabitha realized her purpose and gift for helping others achieve healing and wellness. Tabitha has always had a passion for science and uses her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology to get to the root of what ails her clients. With a focus on structural integration, Tabitha thrives at helping others get connected to their bodies to obtain increased range of motion while also taking a much-needed moment of sanity. In 2011, after welcoming a second son, Tabitha decided to leave her corporate job so that she could devote herself full time to the service of healing through massage.
When not working, Tabitha keeps her focus by gardening, taking frequent trips to the ocean and enjoying moments of comedy wherever she can find it.
Debbie Varrs, LMT
As a licensed massage therapist, Debbie is passionate about helping her clients reap the benefits of massage for both mental and physical well-being.
Debbie completed her massage training from Cortiva Institute in 2009. Her certifications include Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Cupping, and Hot Stone.
Debbie’s person-centered approach aids her clients in achieving increased relaxation and energy, reduced stress, pain, muscle soreness and tension, while improving circulation and immune function.
Debbie’s prior experience includes 25 years supporting staff and faculty at a major university located in Boston, MA. This experience laid the foundation for the caring and supportive work in her current career in massage.
When not working Debbie enjoys traveling, spending time with family and practicing self-care.
Melissa Powers, LMT
We are very excited to add Mel to the Healing Hands Team! Some of you may have already had the opportunity to work with her when she interned here last summer.
Mel made the decision to change careers from management to massage in 2021, when she began her training at the well-respected Bancroft School of Massage in Worcester. Her training includes Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue.
She offers a medium/deep tissue massage which is both therapeutic and intuitive. Depth can be adjusted to suit each clients' needs. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the field and working with new clients.
When not massaging, she enjoys spending time with her 12 and 9 year old boys, strength training, cooking, and gardening.