Ellen joined Request Physical Therapy in May 2018. Ellen is a 2005 graduate of The Florida School of Massage and loves making every BODY in our community feel their best. She combines Swedish (long, flowing strokes), Deep Tissue, Passive/Active Stretching and Trigger Points to improve circulation, relieve tension and lengthen necks, shoulders, low backs, hips, legs and feet. Recovering from a broken arm and her lifelong study of the body-mind connection inspired her to become a massage therapist. She has advanced training in Head, Neck and Shoulder strategies for pain relief. She believes a caring touch truly enhances one’s sense of wellbeing and lifts one’s spirits. She balances depth of pressure, speed, and breath to soothe the nervous system, calm the mind and prevent life’s every day and extraordinary stresses from affecting one’s overall health.
She is sensitive to the tender muscles and pain associated with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, and depression. She combines advanced training in Thai Yoga Massage, Foot Reflexology, Oncology and Orthopedic Massage to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize!
Ellen has chosen Gainesville to be her home since 2000 and manages three local Airbnbs, providing hospitality to diverse travelers. She’s never met a dog she doesn’t like and regularly hikes, kayaks and explores Florida’s natural beauty.