Emily Dunuwila, BA, LMT

 

Hi! My name is Emily. I believe that healing is intimately connected to life story…

 When I first started my massage therapy career, I naively believed that fixing, mending, and healing my clients was as simple as using the right technique.  My clients, however, were far too complex to be “fixed” by any one person, let alone me. There was an entire life journey that preceded each client’s physical pain. From stressful careers to childhood trauma, their life experiences seeped into their physical bodies and left an imprint that informed their present selves. I learned that in order to help, I needed to listen and create space. I now facilitate healing by creating space for people to tell their stories. Whether that is during the intake of a massage therapy session, through a mindful body coaching session, or during a group workshop discussion. I create space, I listen, and I use my expertise to facilitate healing.

I studied massage therapy at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts, and later became a faculty member at the school.  I have led self-care workshops in self-myofascial release and self-soothing touch to everyone from college students to HR professionals! I owned a massage therapy practice in Portland, Maine and worked as a bodyworker at the renowned Bates Dance Festival. I am an UZAZU Embodied Intelligence practitioner and spent a year studying with two brilliant embodiment teachers, Deb Grant and Dylan Newcomb. I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania, in human development. My studies focus on the development of stress management and coping skills. While living in Maine, I was also an advocate for eating disorder recovery, and I led educational and advocacy events and initiatives to promote body acceptance.

I am a writer, a teacher, and a guide, and I would love to be a part of your healing journey…