About Bluebird Therapeutic Massage



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Hello!  I’m Alyssa, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006 and founder of Bluebird Therapeutic Massage.  I offer supportive massage therapy treatments for people at all stages of cancer.  This is a nurturing space where you will feel listened to, cared for, and treated with respect.  

I was lead to Massage Therapy through a series of events where I needed to advocate and navigate the medical system for myself.  Upon completing my massage certification, II launched a small, successful practice of my own in West Orange, NJ. Though, I still felt a strong calling to work hands-on in healthcare. I took a leap of faith and began working for the Integrative Medicine Department at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. This led me to the hospital’s oncology unit.

The need for comforting touch was apparent. With the support of my mentors, we expanded the oncology massage therapy program from 9 hours to 25 hours per week. I developed a scar therapy program for post-mastectomy patients. Inpatients and people at end-of-life began receiving the attention and compassionate touch they deserved. We revived the massage programs in radiation and in the chemo infusion room. I also implemented “Touch Caring & Cancer,” a program that teaches caregivers safe and tender touch for their loved ones living with cancer.

I had found my purpose here. I continued to be a part of the team at Overlook for six deeply fulfilling years.

In my own life, I have reaped the many benefits of massage therapy. Having had multiple surgeries has taught me that education and self-care are imperative throughout the healing process. Postoperative pain and discomfort can be managed immediately through skilled, informed touch. Expanding my private practice has given me the freedom to think outside the box. In the work I do here, I combine years of experience, technical skills, science, intuition, research and the personalized goals of each individual. Everyone here receives massage therapy tailored to your personal desired outcomes.

With my whole soul, I believe in the healing power of undivided attention and informed touch.


About Bluebird Therapeutic Massage


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Hello!  I’m Alyssa, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006 and founder of Bluebird Therapeutic Massage.  I offer supportive massage therapy treatments for people at all stages of cancer.  This is a nurturing space where you will feel listened to, cared for, and treated with respect.  

I was lead to Massage Therapy through a series of events where I needed to advocate and navigate the medical system for myself.  Upon completing my massage certification, II launched a small, successful practice of my own in West Orange, NJ. Though, I still felt a strong calling to work hands-on in healthcare. I took a leap of faith and began working for the Integrative Medicine Department at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. This led me to the hospital’s oncology unit.

The need for comforting touch was apparent. With the support of my mentors, we expanded the oncology massage therapy program from 9 hours to 25 hours per week. I developed a scar therapy program for post-mastectomy patients. Inpatients and people at end-of-life began receiving the attention and compassionate touch they deserved. We revived the massage programs in radiation and in the chemo infusion room. I also implemented “Touch Caring & Cancer,” a program that teaches caregivers safe and tender touch for their loved ones living with cancer.

I had found my purpose here. I continued to be a part of the team at Overlook for six deeply fulfilling years.

In my own life, I have reaped the many benefits of massage therapy. Having had multiple surgeries has taught me that education and self-care are imperative throughout the healing process. Postoperative pain and discomfort can be managed immediately through skilled, informed touch. Expanding my private practice has given me the freedom to think outside the box. In the work I do here, I combine years of experience, technical skills, science, intuition, research and the personalized goals of each individual. Everyone here receives massage therapy tailored to your personal desired outcomes.

With my whole soul, I believe in the healing power of undivided attention and informed touch.


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About Bluebird Therapeutic Massage


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Hello!  I’m Alyssa, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006 and founder of Bluebird Therapeutic Massage.  I offer supportive massage therapy treatments for people at all stages of cancer.  This is a nurturing space where you will feel listened to, cared for, and treated with respect.  

I was lead to Massage Therapy through a series of events where I needed to advocate and navigate the medical system for myself.  Upon completing my massage certification, II launched a small, successful practice of my own in West Orange, NJ. Though, I still felt a strong calling to work hands-on in healthcare. I took a leap of faith and began working for the Integrative Medicine Department at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. This led me to the hospital’s oncology unit.

The need for comforting touch was apparent. With the support of my mentors, we expanded the oncology massage therapy program from 9 hours to 25 hours per week. I developed a scar therapy program for post-mastectomy patients. Inpatients and people at end-of-life began receiving the attention and compassionate touch they deserved. We revived the massage programs in radiation and in the chemo infusion room. I also implemented “Touch Caring & Cancer,” a program that teaches caregivers safe and tender touch for their loved ones living with cancer.

I had found my purpose here. I continued to be a part of the team at Overlook for six deeply fulfilling years.

In my own life, I have reaped the many benefits of massage therapy. Having had multiple surgeries has taught me that education and self-care are imperative throughout the healing process. Postoperative pain and discomfort can be managed immediately through skilled, informed touch. Expanding my private practice has given me the freedom to think outside the box. In the work I do here, I combine years of experience, technical skills, science, intuition, research and the personalized goals of each individual. Everyone here receives massage therapy tailored to your personal desired outcomes.

With my whole soul, I believe in the healing power of undivided attention and informed touch.



About Bluebird Therapeutic Massage


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Hello!  I’m Alyssa, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006 and founder of Bluebird Therapeutic Massage.  I offer supportive massage therapy treatments for people at all stages of cancer.  This is a nurturing space where you will feel listened to, cared for, and treated with respect.  

I was lead to Massage Therapy through a series of events where I needed to advocate and navigate the medical system for myself.  Upon completing my massage certification, II launched a small, successful practice of my own in West Orange, NJ. Though, I still felt a strong calling to work hands-on in healthcare. I took a leap of faith and began working for the Integrative Medicine Department at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. This led me to the hospital’s oncology unit.

The need for comforting touch was apparent. With the support of my mentors, we expanded the oncology massage therapy program from 9 hours to 25 hours per week. I developed a scar therapy program for post-mastectomy patients. Inpatients and people at end-of-life began receiving the attention and compassionate touch they deserved. We revived the massage programs in radiation and in the chemo infusion room. I also implemented “Touch Caring & Cancer,” a program that teaches caregivers safe and tender touch for their loved ones living with cancer.

I had found my purpose here. I continued to be a part of the team at Overlook for six deeply fulfilling years.

In my own life, I have reaped the many benefits of massage therapy. Having had multiple surgeries has taught me that education and self-care are imperative throughout the healing process. Postoperative pain and discomfort can be managed immediately through skilled, informed touch. Expanding my private practice has given me the freedom to think outside the box. In the work I do here, I combine years of experience, technical skills, science, intuition, research and the personalized goals of each individual. Everyone here receives massage therapy tailored to your personal desired outcomes.

With my whole soul, I believe in the healing power of undivided attention and informed touch.