BY SYBILLE C. DENNINGER
TGI FEATURE FRIDAY :-)
....and another good one it is! Today I am introducing the fabulous Fern Taylor who is a local massage and muscular therapist.
Fern resides in Rockport, MA where she welcomes clients into her lovely home on South Street for massages and muscular therapy. She caters to anyone who would like to simply enjoy a relaxing massage in a calm and quiet place, as well as somebody with a real need for specific therapeutic treatment.
Fern provides several different services such as a special massage method for Relaxation & Stress Reduction, Deep Tissue Massage to release very tight muscles and relieve chronic pain, and Neuromuscular Massage which helps to balance the central nervous system. She is trained in Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage and Injury Rehabilitation as well. In addition Fern also offers Hot Stone Massage and Cranial-Sacral Massage which is particularly effective in relieving neck and back discomfort as well as migraine headaches. The Japanese healing method Reiki and Myofascial Release, a stretching technique, are also part of Fern's repertoire. In addition to her extensive certifications in Massage Therapy, Fern is a registered nurse, so one can trust that she knows what goes on in the human body and how to treat it right with the different types of therapy she is able to provide.
Massages are an incredibly effective way to pamper yourself in areas that really matter like getting better sleep or alleviating stress and pain. With so many of us spending hours at our desks, on computers or commuting in heavy traffic, a visit to Fern for a relaxing massage is just a great benefit for your overall health. Whether your back is in knots from hours of landscaping, or your neck totally kills because you regularly snooze in front of the TV, Fern can help you feel better in an hour. You deserve it!
The atmosphere is easy-going and pleasant in Fern's home, surrounded by her beautiful garden. Fern encourages her clients to participate in mapping out the right type of treatment for what ails them. She is an attentive listener and shows genuine concern for her clients' comfort and well-being. Fern will gladly focus on whatever her clients would like her to work on most, such as upper or lower back, feet, shoulders, etc. She doesn't have one pre-set course of action for everyone but really tailors each session to her clients' specific needs or requests.
Fern uses lovely scented oils and lotions, as well as an incredible menthol-herb rub which is really refreshing and excellent for soothing aching muschles. The massage bed can be heated which is priceless when you come in from the cold, and pleasant music is softly playing in the background while Fern massages the daily stresses and strains away. Since she works out of her home, clients get to enjoy complete privacy and affordable services along with very flexible hours during the week between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and even on weekends.
Fern is nationally certified and newly Board certified. Congratulations, Fern! She takes pride in continuously educating herself about new developments in her field.
Consider treating yourself to a wonderful break from the daily grind, or give someone special a gift certificate for a massage. The health benefits, both physical and mental, are tremendous!
Visit Fern's website at
FERN TAYLOR R.N., L.N.C.M.T.
56 South Street, Rockport, MA 01966
Photos graciously provided by Fern.