Our Team

  • David Higgins

    Owner
    Dave acquired LaRose Muscular Therapy from the previous owner and founder, Dawnette LaRose, in February, 2019. Dave’s role is to support our outstanding team so that we can continue to provide our clients with high quality, therapeutic massage service.

  • Melissa

    Office Manager
    After working at LaRose Muscular Therapy as a massage therapist for 18 years, Melissa was promoted to Office Manager in October of 2021.  Melissa studied massage therapy at Bancroft School of Massage and graduated back in 2001. In her free time you can find Melissa at the beach!

    • Leslye

      Leslye was introduced to LaRose Muscular Therapy as a client in 2007. After Leslye retired from her 40 years in manufacturing she became one of our receptionists back in August of 2015. In her free time she loves spending time with her dog and grandkids!

    • Betsey

      Betsey joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in August of 2021. Betsey has 10 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant where she worked in Human Services. In her free time she enjoys crafts, boating, kayaking, and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs!

    • Lori

      Lori joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in April of 2021. Lori enjoys her role as a receptionist here because she gets to work with people and the environment is very clean and safe. In her free time Lori can be found boating, walking her dogs, and spending time with her grandkids!

    • Kayla

      Kayla joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in May of 2021. Kayla will be graduating high school and attending college this fall, where she plans to major in nursing. Outside of work, you can find her reading or shopping!

    • Alyssa

      Alyssa joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in May of 2021.

    • Logan

      Logan joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in May of 2021.

    • Tici

      Tici studied massage therapy at Lincoln Tech. Upon graduating back in 2007 she joined the team at LaRose Muscular Therapy. Tici is trained in relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy and sports injury massage. In her free time you can find Tici dancing or at the beach!

      Booking Availability

      Monday mornings-afternoons
      Wednesday mornings-afternoons
      Friday mornings-afternoons
      Saturday mornings (every other)

    • Donna

      Donna became interested in massage therapy after being a long time client. She studied massage therapy at Bancroft School of Massage and joined LaRose Muscular Therapy back in 2008. Donna also works at the Milford Regional Medical Center in the Outpatient Rehab Department where she has over 27 years experience. She continually assists other therapists with their clients and her vast knowledge of PT is an incredible asset to our team.

      Booking Availability

      Tuesday evenings
      Wednesday evenings
      Friday mornings
      Saturday mornings (every other)

    • Jon

      Jon became interested in massage therapy through his years playing sports and needing injuries taken care of. This led Jon to study massage therapy at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA. He graduated from Bancroft in March of 2013 and began working here at LaRose Muscular Therapy back in January of 2014. Jon is trained in relaxation, therapeutic, sports injury, deep tissue, and pregnancy. Jon’s passion is to work on the neck/shoulders and legs. He loves working on areas of injury through trigger point, stretching and deep tissue techniques. In his free time Jon can be found either outdoors or bowling in his men’s league!

      Booking Availability

      Monday afternoons-evenings
      Tuesday mornings
      Wednesday mornings
      Thursday mornings
      Friday afternoons-evenings
      Saturday mornings (every other)

    • Kelsey

      Kelsey studied massage therapy at Spa Tech and graduated back in 2016. She joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in January of 2017. Kelsey is trained in relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy, stretches, myofascial release and sports injury. She also loves using hot rocks as a therapy tool. In her free time she can be found spending time with her friends and family!

      Note: Kelsey is not able to do CBD massages due to an allergy

      Booking Availability

      Monday evenings
      Tuesday evenings
      Thursday evenings
      Friday evenings
      Saturday mornings (every other)

    • Melinda

      Melinda graduated from Lincoln Tech back in August of 2016. She started working at LaRose Muscular Therapy shortly after graduating in September of 2016. She loves coming into work because she loves what she does and is very passionate about massage therapy. Melinda is trained in relaxation, deep tissue, reflexology, sports injury, pregnancy and stretches. In her free time you will find Melinda working out, doing martial arts, or hanging out with friends and family!

      Booking Availability

      Monday mornings-afternoons
      Tuesday mornings-afternoons
      Wednesday afternoons-evenings
      Thursday afternoons-evenings
      Saturday mornings (every other)

    • Kehrey D.

      Kehrey studied massage therapy at Spa Tech Institute in Westborough, MA. She joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in July of 2017. She is certified in Pediatric Massage, she is a Reike Master, and is also trained in the areas of reflexology, myofascial release, pregnancy, deep tissue, sports and relaxation. When giving a massage she is very caring and wants to give the best massage possible for the client. She says that there is no better feeling than when someone comes out of their massage room saying, “That was amazing, I feel so much better!”

      Booking Availability

      Monday evenings
      Wednesday evenings
      Saturday mornings (every other)

    • Johanna

      Johanna studied massage therapy at Branford Hall back in 2009 and has become very passionate about the practice over the years. She joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in July of 2020. She is a Reike Master and is also trained in relaxation, deep tissue, and cupping. She recently completed a class on neuromuscular cupping therapy. Her goal is to help the client so that their movement improves. In addition to her license in massage therapy, Johanna is also proud of her certificate in graphic art.

      Note: Johanna does not do prenatal massages

      Booking Availability

      Tuesday mornings
      Thursday mornings
      Saturday mornings (every other)
      Sunday mornings

    • Becky

      Becky studied massage therapy at Salter College and graduated back in 2011. She is currently back in school attending Mount Wachusett to become a PT assistant. She joined LaRose Muscular Therapy in August of 2020. Becky has always liked helping people and when she has someone on the table she is a great listener and will do what she can to help them. When she is not working you can find her antiquing!

      Note: Becky does not do prenatal massages

      Booking Availability

      Saturday mornings
      Sunday mornings

    • Naomi

      Naomi became interested in massage therapy after stumbling upon Lincoln Tech. Before she knew it, it was October of 2019 and she was graduating from that same school. Naomi is trained in swedish and deep tissue massage. She is very passionate about massage and is eager to learn more. Some areas of interest that she wishes to explore in the future are cupping and pregnancy massage. She began working here at LaRose Muscular Therapy in January of 2021. When she is not working she can be found binge watching some of her favorite shows on Netflix or taking photos!

      Booking Availability

      Tuesday mornings-evenings
      Thursday mornings-evenings
      Saturday afternoons-evenings
      Sunday mornings

    • Gabby

      Gabby became interested in massage therapy after her mother got sick. She wanted to help her feel better and she knew massage was very healing. She now strives to help others feel their best through massage. Gabby studied at Lincoln Tech and graduated in 2018. She started at LaRose Muscular Therapy in March of 2021. She is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, oncology, trigger point, and reflexology. Gabby understands the fine line of just enough pressure to where “it hurts so good.” When she is not working she can be found hanging out with her daughter, rollerblading, or baking!

      Booking Availability

      Tuesday afternoons-evenings
      Wednesday mornings-afternoons (every other)
      Thursday afternoons-evenings
      Friday afternoons-evenings
      Saturday afternoons-evenings
      Sunday mornings

    • Kels

      Kels became interested in massage therapy after she began getting massages herself to relieve her major back pain. She believes that if she can help give people the relief or relaxation they need, it’s just one step closer to a greater humanity as a whole. Kels studied at Lincoln Tech and graduated in March of 2021. She began working at LaRose Muscular Therapy in April of 2021. She is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilization, trigger point, and sports massage. She is continuously doing research and learning from others to educate herself so she can provide her clients with the best experience possible. In her free time she can be found chasing after her very active 3 year old, gardening, or sewing recycled thrifted clothing!

      Booking Availability

      Monday afternoons-evenings
      Tuesday afternoons-evenings
      Saturday afternoons-evenings (every other)
      Sunday mornings

    • Christine

      Christine studied at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and graduated in 2017. She first became interested in massage while working in a nursing home where she would use massage to increase blood flow and circulation in elderly patients. Seeing the impact that massage had on the pain and comfort level of her patients inspired her to switch paths and go back to school for massage therapy. She joined the LaRose Muscular Therapy team in September of 2021 and is trained in Swedish massage and myofascial release. Christine is a self-proclaimed “lifetime student” and is always looking to expand her range of techniques. Some areas she wishes to explore in the future are soft tissue work as well as the use of graston tools. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and a large assortment of pets!

      Booking Availability

      Monday mornings-afternoons
      Tuesday mornings-afternoons
      Thursday mornings-afternoons
      Friday mornings-afternoons
      Saturday afternoons-evenings

    • Amanda

      Amanda has always been good with her hands and became interested in massage therapy when she realized she could use them to truly help people. She graduated from Lincoln Tech in March of 2021 and joined the team at LaRose Muscular Therapy this past September. She is trained in Swedish massage and has some experience with deep tissue as well. She enjoys doing focus work on specific target areas and hopes to get her certification for reflexology in the near future. Amanda is very intuitive when it comes to reading people, and her laid back nature along with her quirky personality helps clients feel comfortable throughout treatment. In her spare time, you can find Amanda spending time with her kids, her dog Foxy, her cat Belle, and her pet chickens!

      Booking Availability

      Monday mornings
      Tuesday afternoons-evenings
      Friday mornings

    • Michelle

      Michelle first became interested in massage therapy while she was in school for nursing. She started by doing her own research and learning everything she could on her own before switching paths and going to school for massage instead. She graduated from Lincoln Tech in 2020 and started here at LaRose in October of 2021. Michelle specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal massage. She focuses largely on relaxation and stress relief throughout her sessions and her attention to detail allows her to create a plan of treatment in order to reduce pain and stress as much as possible for her clients. In her spare time outside of work, you can find Michelle spending time with her family and her dog Loki!

      Booking Availability

      Monday afternoons-evenings
      Tuesday mornings
      Wednesday afternoons-evenings
      Thursday afternoons-evenings
      Friday mornings
      Saturday mornings (every other)

    • Shawn

      By the age of 15, Shawn knew he had found his calling in massage therapy after seeing how his massages could help his friends and family feel better. Shawn studied massage at the Center Massachusetts School of Massage & Spa where he graduated in 2010 and just recently started here at LaRose in 2021. With a focus on pain and tension relief, Shawn uses a variety of techniques in his treatments including Positional Release, a deep tissue massage technique that is said to be virtually painless. Outside of work, Shawn can be found spending time with his wife and their 6 children and 11 grandchildren! He stays busy on a farmstead that he is working to acquire and also practices needle felting, where he turns raw wool into 3-D objects.

      Booking Availability

      Wednesday afternoons-evenings
      Friday afternoons-evenings
      Saturday mornings
      Sunday mornings

    • Brianna

      After experiencing an injury in college and realizing how preventable it could have been, Brianna found herself researching injury prevention techniques and obtaining as many certifications as she could to help others avoid the same fate. She was intrigued by the gentle and rhythmic approach of stretch therapy and how it yielded such impactful results. After receiving her degrees in Community Health & Movement Studies and Dance Performance from Rhode Island College, she obtained her Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, & Flexibility Coach certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as her Barre Fitness certification from the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association. She most recently trained at the StretchtoWin Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Through her work, Brianna has found that fascial stretch therapy truly can be great for everyone. Whether you’re an athlete coming back from an injury or just have day-to-day aches and pains when going through your routine, stretch therapy will have a solution for you. Because she has been on both sides of this field, she is able to see the bigger picture for every individual in order to help them meet their unique goals. Outside of work, you can find Brianna singing, dancing, snowboarding, reading, building furniture, getting too invested in board games, or checking out some trails with her puppies!

    • Tici

      Tici is an experienced massage therapist who has been practicing massage here at LaRose Muscular Therapy for 14 years. She was already using a variety of therapeutic stretching techniques in her massage sessions and recently became interested in exploring the benefits of using stretch therapy on its own. Tici received her Stretching & Flexibility Coach certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2021. She has found that one of her favorite methods to use during her stretch sessions is the traction technique. Traction is a therapeutic stretching technique used to relieve pain and realign the spine by using a pulling force in one direction while resisting movement of the body with an equal and opposite force. Tici’s background and experience in massage therapy sets her apart from other therapists and has allowed her to help many people recovering from injuries due to sports, exercise, and other accidents. She believes that stretch therapy will allow her to help an even wider range of people in the future. Outside of work, Tici can be found dancing, going for walks outside, and spending time with her kids!

    • Madi

      Madi is a licensed massage therapist who became interested in stretch therapy after seeing the inherent connection between the two. She studied massaged therapy and received her massage license in South Carolina before recently moving up to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She received her Stretching & Flexibility Coach certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is also working towards becoming a licensed massage therapist in Massachusetts as well. Madi loves to use a variety of different techniques, but she specializes in stretching techniques for the hips and lower back. Her sessions are meant to help a wide range of people, whether you are in chronic pain or just looking to relax. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with family and her rescue cat, Salem!

    • Laurel

      Laurel is an experienced and certified yoga instructor who has been teaching since 2013. She holds numerous certifications in various styles of yoga, meditation, and wellness through her studies with an array of internationally known teachers and recently received her Stretch & Flexibility Coach certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Laurel truly enjoys supporting and inspiring others to improve their wellness, remain present, and build a deeper connection to their body, breath, mind, and being. Laurel has her degree in Art & Art History and is a musician who has had the pleasure of touring both nationally and internationally. Outside of work, Laurel loves to travel, hike, play with her dog, and check out live music!