Objective: to be an independent self-employed massage therapist.
Career: I have been an independent self-employed massage therapist from April 1, 1998 until January 10, 2003 when I rented clinic space at PRO-FITNESS in North Billerica, MA. From January 10, 2003 to September 17, 2010 I rented clinic space at 121 Brick Kiln Road in Chelmsford, MA.
Experience: I have extensive salon / spa / health club, re-hab / hospice / hospital, hotel / home visitation, and corporate chair massage experience. In over twelve years of continuous practice I have held licenses, both therapist and establishment in good standing in the following communities:
Tantalizing Tans & Nails (2000-2003)
A Balanced Spirit (1999-2003)
A Spa to Remember (2005 to 2008)
Homa’s Skin Care (1999)
Balance Spa (1999)
Yoga With Robin (2002)
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (1999-2000)
The Lowell Family YMCA (2004)
Billy's Barbershop, The Resource and Reclamation Center (2014-present)
Stonehedge Inn & Spa (2004)
Le Mani Day Spa (2004)
For several years I have been an on-call contractor to national corporate chair massage specialists
-in California, (Body Techniques, and Bill & Laurel)
-in Atlanta, GA (Stress Recess, Inc.)
-in North Carolina (Massage Kneads)
As an artist deeply involved in the arts, I have been staff therapist to the Andover Chamber Music Series (1999-2002), and The Merrimack Repertory Theatre (1999-2000). Besides massage therapy, I am a writer (The Lowell Sun and The Lawrence Eagle Tribune), poet, actor, stand-up comic, and a volunteer community DJ at WUML, Lowell 91.5 FM Monday and Tuesday mornings 9:00-11:00 a.m. as Ravin’ David, The Mouth of the Merrimack, The Leatherneck with the Leather Lungs hosting “Thinking Out Loud” at the Center for Family Work and Community at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell campus.
A retired First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps I served five years of continuous active duty, (1965-1970). Meritoriously commissioned from Corporeal E-4, Heavy Truck Operator, to a Second Lieutenant, I was a rifle platoon commander in Viet Nam, and hold the Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and two awards of the Meritorious Unit Citation. Although 70% permanently disabled I have run and completed several marathons, Boston, Chicago and Washington, DC (1978-1985). I was a Boston cab driver (1994-1998) Newton Veterans Cab and an annually certified RIDE operator at the same time.
From 1998 to the present I have maintained a Professional membership in the American Massage Therapy Association with full liability coverage that I have never been required to access.
Member of the Better Business Bureau Eastern MA, ME & VT (2005-2006),
and the Chelmsford Business Network International (2003).
For two years (1999 and 2000) I taught Introduction to Massage in the Billerica Adult Education Program. Since 2000 I have served the Billerica Board of Health in an advisory capacity for massage therapy. In 2006 I was invited to teach “The Science of Touch” at the Salter School in Tewksbury.
In 2001, I was voted the best massage therapist in Greater Lowell. For two years running, 2002-2003, I was voted the best massage therapist in Chelmsford/Billerica.
Education: 1975 cum laude graduate of Boston University, Metropolitan College, BAS in computer sciences.
1998 graduate of The Massage Institute of New England, Somerville, MA.