Massage Therapist / Bodyworker in Scarborough, ME

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Leslie Girmscheid, MD, LMT, NCTMB

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Taking Care Wellness
My practice has evolved over the years. While many people prefer a spa for relaxation, clients who choose a private practitioner often come with musculoskeletal complaints. I took further training in neuromuscular therapy, positional release techniques and medical/orthopedic massage therapies to address the numerous discomfort and pain problems that are presented to me. I enjoy helping in the care and management of chronic pain issues, "weekend warrior" pain, chronic postural discomfort as seen in desk jockeys, overuse syndromes such as tennis and golfer's elbow, frozen shoulders, headaches and TMJ pain, discomfort in the prenatal and postpartum periods, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, and stress related muscle tightness in any adult age group.
I utilize many of the techniques listed above, but unify them using Swedish massage so that the result is relaxing as well as therapeutic. Many of my patients who come to me for a specific problem, return on a regular basis for overall wellness massage.
I enjoy the ability to get to know and care for each of my clients and even address medical topics for educational purposes. Many like to discuss health topics such a nutrition while on the table, while others prefer quiet. Either is fine.
I am a board certified internist who ventured into the field of muscular therapy to continue my role in hands-on healing. I graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, followed by residency in Boston, Massachusetts. I practiced medicine for 15 years in Pennsylvania, California, and Kansas before pursuing studies at the Massage Therapy Training Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating in 2001and moving back to the East Coast in 2001, I practiced massage for 7 years in Needham, MA and continued my education by taking classes in neuromuscular therapy and medical and orthopedic massage techniques. I established my practice in southern Maine in 2009.
Practice Areas
 Massage Therapy  Myofascial Release  Reflexology
 Bodywork  Neuromuscular Massage  Seniors and Elder Care
 Deep Tissue Massage  Orthopedic Massage  Sports Massage
 Geriatric Massage  Positional Release Therapy  Swedish Massage
 Medical Massage  Pregnancy Massage  Trigger Point Massage
 Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)  National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
BS, Biology, 1979, The George Washington University
MD, 1983, The George Washington University School of Medicine
Massage Therapy Certification, Massage Therapy Training Institute
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Payments Accepted
Cash, checks
Hours:M-F by appointment
Cost/Session:$80 / 1 hr. & $110 / 1-1/2 hr.