Fern has been a practicing massage therapist recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work. She is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts and continues to be an active member of both the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work.
Fern's extensive experience has been in caring for patients in both acute and critical care areas, a career that has given her an understanding of both the human anatomy and its need for relief from pain and stress. A muscular therapist since 1995, Fern draws on her experience as an RN, along with ongoing training and extensive knowledge of physiology, pathology, and movement that had allowed her to witness the many benefits of muscular therapy, including pain symptom reduction, improved blood pressure, reduction of stress, quicker injury rehabilitation, better pre- and post-surgery recovery, and a greater overall sense of well being and relaxation.
Fern's commitment to excellence in patient care is evident in her continued education, certifications, and trainings. Fern practices traditional as well as current muscular therapies including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, basic and advanced Reiki technique, pre- and post- event sports massage, and injury rehabilitation. Additional advanced training of muscular therapy include teachings from instructor Grace Chan, recognized internationally for her work with top athletes from around the world.
Fern regularly attends alternative medicine continuing education symposiums in affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Her community service includes massage therapy for athletes of the Massachusetts Special Olympics, Pan Mass Challenge, and the Boston Marathon. She has also traveled to the Dominican Republic as a registered nurse to provide both medical care and muscular rehabilitation.