Massage Therapy

The Stratton Training and Fitness Center offers a wide variety of massage modalities. You will be in good hands with our therapists. Massages are available in 25, 50, or 75 minutes unless otherwise noted.  For reservations, call 802-297-4230.

Our mission is to provide the best massage and bodywork treatments designed to enhance all levels of athletic performance. Whether you are a world class athlete, weekend warrior or in need of letting go of your busy life stresses, the talented massage therapists of the Stratton Training and Fitness Center (STFC) will help you reach your goals.

Massage and Bodywork Offerings:

Swedish
- Focuses on both physical and mental relaxation while increasing circulation and reducing stress. Good for all ages. Prices: $75 for 25mins. - $125 for 50mins. - $165 for 75mins. - $195 for 90mins.

Deep Tissue - Targets acute tension areas in the body. Focusing on easing pain and tension. Great for after a day on the slopes or a fitness class. Prices: $135 for 50mins - $175 for 75mins. - $205 for 90mins.

Sports
- A combination of massage and stretching techniques to increase flexibility and prevent workout and competition injuries. Also eliminates muscle soreness and aid in recovery. Prices: $85 for 25mins. - $135 for 50mins. - $175 for 75mins.

Therapeutic - Manipulation of the soft tissue to aid in the healing process post injury or surgery or for chronic pain sufferers. Prices: $175 for 75mins.

Prenatal - An adaption of Swedish Massage techniques for the safety of mother and child. Focuses on the special needs and tensions that occur during pregnancy. Prices: $135 for 50mins.

Cranial Sacral Therapy - Gentle manipulation of the cerebral spinal fluid that creates deep relaxation. Can be done fully clothed or added onto other massages. A safe alternative to pregnancy or therapeutic massage. Prices: $85 for 25mins. - $135 for 50mins.

Reiki -
The ancient Japanese art of channeling "Ki" universal energy. to aid in healing and relaxation. Can be done fully clothed or added onto other massages. A safe alternative to pregnancy or therapeutic massage. Prices: $85 for 25mins. - $135 for 50mins.

Chair
- A fully clothed massage for quick relief of upper body tensions. 15mins for $20

Please note that all minors receiving massage/bodywork services must be accompanied by an adult during their treatment.

Massage Therapists Bios

Patrice Johnsen Fortier

Patrice Johnsen Fortier has been in the field of therapeutic massage since 2000, Licensed in NH and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since 2002. Patrice  joined the Stratton team of massage therapist in 2010 at the Training and Fitness Center. She is a Reiki Master and has advanced training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Structural Integration, Deep Tissue Massage, Pre-natal/Post-natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Neuromuscular Therapy.

Patrice will customize your massage to suit your needs.

Michael Berkal, M.S., L.M.T.

Providing Clinical Massage Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions, Pain Management, Sports Enhancement and Injury Recovery.

I have been licensed as a massage therapist  since 2001, and started advanced training in orthopedic  massage that same year.  Using specific protocols to assess for certain soft tissue pathologies in the muscle tendon unit, I work with the client’s  level of comfort to address short, tight muscle groups, myofascial and joint capsule restrictions, muscle belly (myofascial) trigger points, and minor muscle strains and ligament sprains. 

Continuing  education includes training from James Waslaski (Clinical Massage Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions), Aaron Mattes (Active Isolated Stretching), Bob King, and Elaine Stillerman (Pre- Peri-Natal Massage Therapy). I have also had the opportunity to volunteer my services at the Ironman Triathalon at Lake Placid, and at Saint Paul’s Chapel during recovery efforts in 2001 at the World Trade Center terrorist disaster site.

Myofascial Release, Anatomy Trains. Thomas Meyers  (2014)

Orthopedic  / Clinical Massage, Center for Pain Management . James Waslaski  (2001, 2003, 2010)

Pre-/peri-natal massage therapy     (2003; 2004)  

Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method.  Aaron Mattes  (2004)

NYS and OH licenses, Massage Therapist

Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.  Valedictorian.  Syracuse, NY

Masters of Science  Environmental Management and Policy, RPI. Troy, NY

Bachelor of Science  Natural Resources, with honors. Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio

U.S. Navy, Engineering, honorably discharged

Katherine Cummings RN, LMT

Having worked as a nurse for 30 years in acute care, home health and hospice, and a primary care physician priactice3, I had the desire for several years to work more closely with clients relieving their pain, discomfort and dysfunction. I was able to accomplish this a few years ago. I now hold a Certificate in Massage Therapy from the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. I’m licensed in the state of New Hampshire and am national certified.

Upon my graduation from NHIRA, I was asked to instruct classes in anatomy and physiology which I did for a semester before moving to Vermont. I have been at Stratton Mountain for a year now.

I have been trained in Swedish, deep tissue/sports, neuromuscular, lymphatic, circulatory, reflexology and other techniques such as resistive range of motion, strain/counter-strain and trigger point.

Along with relieving discomfort, dysfunction and stress my challenge as a licensed massage therapist is to educate clients about the importance of massage and it’s benefits in helping to maintain and improve general health and well-being.

Raschid Joyce

I have been a massage therapist since 1996. I am a graduate of the Fingers Lakes School of Massage Therapy. I have studied multiple modalties including; deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish, connective tissue therapy, neuromuscular, reflexology, passive resistance stretching, infant massage, pregnancy massage, elderly massage, hydro therapy, cryotherapy, reflexology, shiatsu, kinesthetic awareness movement, Reki, energy palpation, polarity and  sports massage. My technique is called integrated massage and has evolved over the years. My specialty is integrated deep tissue massage.

I have taught massage therapy in Saint Lucia and have also taught intro to massage here in Vermont. I am a former competitive snowboarder and I've coached snowboarding since 1998. I enjoying working with athletes as a coach and also as a massage therapist. I look forward to many more years as a massage therapist and the opportunity to have a positive impact on my clients and their overall well-being.  

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