Dana Tavares LMT

Maine State Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor®

3rd degree Usui Reiki Practitioner


  Experience, Skill, Aptitude, Curiosity, Dedication, Commitment & Respect for you and your healing process.

Experience: My extensive training and interest over the many years in this profession is very broad, and draws from many aspects of varied healing and treatment modalities such as manual therapy, physical therapy, physical fitness (including corrective exercise training), nutritional training, and energy healing. 

In today’s complicated world of physical science and Western Medicine it is easy to get fixated on one particular focus, but that is not the way the body works. We must be viewed, and treated, in a holistic fashion. This is the way the body works. This very basic concept seems to get lost in today’s technical world.

Beyond clinical and academic experience I bring a lifetime of personal experience that helps me when assembling the complicated puzzle of complaints that are often presented by my clients and patients. As a mature individual I know from experience what it is like when the body does not do what it could in the younger years. I can appreciate what my older clients and patients are experiencing when they over exert themselves, or when injuries take longer to heal than before.  I have worked in a variety of occupations in the past and know first hand the physical challenges and demand that can be placed on the body. This helps me to help others, especially when investigating the possible causes of their complaints.

Skill & Aptitude: By nature I possess a high degree of mechanical aptitude. I have used this in past occupations in designing furniture, in the construction industry, doing design work for architects, designing machines and techniques in the woodworking industry, and working auto and marine mechanics. My point is, I have a way of seeing how things work, how things are integrated, and a certain level of critical thinking skills. This is a very valuable skill when for example a client / patient is presenting with chronic low back pain or chronic neck and shoulder pain. It is important to not only relieve the pain but to identify and correct the conditions causing the body to respond this way. Sometimes this is all very obvious, other times not so much so, and some detective work becomes necessary.

Curiosity & Commitment: “Look beyond the obvious”. Is your low back pain because of the gardening you did the other day? Or maybe it is a neuromuscular issue coming from elsewhere in the body, or maybe a misalignment in the hips due to improper muscle tension, muscular imbalances, or neuromuscular dysfunction, or maybe there is a chronic low grade inflammation in the GI track referring pain to the low to mid back? When choosing  your health provider team you want those individuals that have a genuine curiosity and commitment to go beyond the obvious and look beyond the CPT / ICD codes. You want a provider who wants to include you in the process, who respects you and your choices, and listens to what you have to say.

Education / Training
Graduate Down East School of Massage 2 year mind/body
 program (accredited by COMTA,  commission on massage therapy accreditation )
Studies included: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Kinesiology,
 Hydrotherapy, Ethics, Geriatric massage,  Infant massage,
 Pregnancy  massage, Polarity , Structural analysis,  and Deep
 tissue massage.
Professional member : Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Advanced studies include: Orthopedic Massage, Positional Release Therapy, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, and CHEK Swiss Ball training for rehabilitation and Scientific Core Training. Customized nutrition thru HealthExcel Metabolic Typing®, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition,  Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, Food Intolerance Testing, and Therapeutic Detoxification Procedures, and ongoing training in Frequency healing, aka FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) therapy.
Dana has had an active interest in natural healing methods since the early 1980’s when he took his first course in Foot Reflexology and then continued on with studies in medicinal herbology, bio-resonant energy healing, Reiki and other natural healing modalities. Dana works with a firm but gentle approach with a dedication to providing a safe and compassionate environment for healing to occur.

The body is a miracle, each cell is a miracle. It is the body’s innate design and desire to be well. Every moment the body systems are working to maintain balance, called homeostasis. Improper diet, prolonged stress and physical overuse are examples of ways to overtax the system and set the stage for imbalance, injury and even dis-ease. “I work with the individual to help identify and correct these imbalances to healing by helping the client to understand their genetic nutritional requirements, release chronic muscle tension, adhesions, and trigger points, and help develop strength and flexibility.  Then the body can then regain it’s normal functions and healing begins.” (Dana)

Sylvia Marie Tavares RMT

Ask & Receive practitioner 

EFT-CC-ADV practitioner

Reiki  Master Teacher

I was drawn to holistic mind-body healing practices to help myself and family. For the past thirty years or more I have spent learning and practicing various healing modalities such as;

Usui Reiki– Master/Teacher/Practitioner EFT (tapping) Gary Craig method certified Allergy Antidotes, Sandi Radomski certified Ask & Receive, Sandi Radomski trained

The focus of my work now is based in Energy Psychology. No disclosure is needed from the client to help release anything from traumatic events to pain as energetic blocks are released to support their innate healing capacity.

I work with people of all ages and their pets.

Sylvia has been involved in natural healing since 1980. She brings a wide range of experience to her practice that includes whole foods nutrition, Homeopathy and Flower Essences.
Sylvia has been practicing and teaching Usui Reiki since 1997.
 Sylvia provides individual and group programs to help facilitate the unfoldment of your potential and creative abilities.
Compassionate, intuitive sessions bring the gentle, powerful, focus of EFT to help correct imbalances, calm the body and soothe the mind.