Relax, Refresh, Revitalize
RESTORATIVE MASSAGE THERAPY
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Birth Doula
I believe that every day brings with it unlimited possibilities and new opportunities. I treasure each day because life can seem fast and by living in the present it can help ease the mind from the world's stressors. Surrounding myself with family and nature brings me peace, which serves as a constant reminder of how special each day is.
I became a massage therapist during my education at Johnson State College. I was turned onto the world of massage therapy and its associated benefits while perusing my Wellness and Alternative Medicine degree. I feel as though massage therapy has the healing potential to ease the restless mind, body and spirit.
In the Spring of 2013, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Wellness and Alternative Medicine alongside with my Massage Certification from Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center. I since then have received a certification in Prenatal/Postnatal Massage from the Institute of Somatic Therapy. Received training in Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teaching course through Prenatal Methods. In addition, I also hold a certification as a Birth Doula from DONA International.
My focus areas are in Perinatal and postnatal massages however I am trained in Swedish, Sports Massage, Cupping and Myofascial release.
"I found Dawn at the beginning of my pregnancy and I’m so glad that I did! Not only are her massages wonderful, but she is very knowledgeable as well. I did not end up hiring a doula, but if I had, I would have chosen Dawn for sure. She has a calming presence and truly listens to your needs." -Emily Monahan
"I knew from my first prenatal massage appointment with Dawn that she was a keeper and even ended up having her as a postpartum doula. She has a wonderful, calm energy, is very knowledgeable about pre/postnatal care, and genuinely cares about her clients. She can easily follow your lead as well as step in to provide advice or guidance when you need it. Dawn is definitely someone you want as part of your support team. And, on top of that, her skills as a massage therapist are the best I've experienced. She's the first therapist that has been able to treat my chronic neck and shoulder tension without me feeling like I've been put through a wringer. I'm so happy to have found someone to help with my overall wellness beyond my pregnancy" -Kristin Garcia
“From working with us at the end of my pregnancy, through labor and delivery and postpartum, Dawn fully understood all of my birth wishes and was the best support I could have asked for! Dawn was so kind and knowledgeable and took the time to get to know my husband and I and understand our values while making sure all of our needs were being met. During labor and delivery Dawn never missed a beat and was encouraging me and cheering me on the whole way through. She has such a kind, warm presence that makes her feel more like a friend. Also, her pre and post-natal massages are the absolute BEST…like literally the best massage I have ever had! I can’t say enough about how much Dawn positively impacted my birth experience and if you’re someone who is back and forth about using a birth doula I highly recommend working with Dawn!” -Nicole Baron
"Best massage I've ever had! Dawn is great at listening to your needs, is knowledgeable and incredibly friendly, couldn't recommend enough!" -Ayla Yandow
"I have been going to Dawn for massages for years. This year I skipped seeing her for a few months because I thought I didn't have the time and was too busy. When I finally got another massage from her after not seeing her for some time, wow what a healing experience it was! I hadn't realized how much tension I'd been holding onto until she helped me release it with her healing touch. I am sleeping better now and my whole sense of well-being has improved as a result. Do yourself a favor and experience Dawn's truly therapeutic massage! She has a caring touch and is very knowledgeable and experienced. You won't regret it! -Jennifer Woods
"Dawn is the best massage therapist I've ever had and is very professional, knowledgeable and overall a wonderful person. She pays excellent attention to my muscles and adjusts our sessions on what my body needs."
“Excellent massage therapist!! Dawn takes the time to listen to her clients and adapts her skills to what they need. Highly recommend!”
“I found Dawn 3 years ago when I was suffering neck and shoulder pain. I had spent the previous year visiting an acupuncturist, chiropractor, my physician and a spine specialist. I was put on medication that made me feel even worse. Being an active 47 year old at the time I was beginning to feel defeated. Then I found Dawn and began with weekly custom therapeutic massages. After one visit she knew exactly what we needed to work on and target. My aches and discomfort began melting away and my quality of life improved. I strived to make bi-weekly appointments after realizing the importance of regular massages and have even introduced my husband, daughters & family friends to her magic hands and gift. We all highly recommend her.” -Steph Webster
“Dawn is an amazing massage therapist. I have been seeing her for the last 5 years and am always so happy after every appointment. I love that she takes the time to listen to what I need that day and is willing to adjust to ensure that I receive the right treatment based on how my body is feeling. I’ve seen her for everything from deep tissue work to overall wellness massages and always leave feeling rejuvenated. The atmosphere of her studio is also very warm and inviting - she is an incredibly sweet person who is very easy to talk to. She has always made me feel very relaxed and comfortable right from the moment I walk in. I highly recommend her!!” -Alyssa Citorik
“I used to believe that keeping busy was what I was supposed to do. I paid attention to exercise, diet and getting things done thinking that that was a healthy (enough) life style. Sadly, I didn’t pay enough attention for rest, real deep rest. To be fair, there really is not enough time for deep rest between work and adulting. I’m just not one of those lucky people who has normal schedule or those who can wind down in five minutes.
Then I got to know Dawn. To me, Dawn is the magic switch that can turn on my rest mode so I could go home, get the deep rest that I need and reset. From my first session with her years ago, I realized that I didn’t have to be specific of what I wanted. She automatically knew and customized the massage therapy that my body truly needed. So now, I only have to tell her what is bothering me and let her do her magic.
A massage is therapeutic and comforting to the body as you already know. It also can reset your mind especially when life has so many exhausting and stressful variables. Dawn can surely help you with that. She knows what to do.” - Nitch Alexander
“Dawn has been my massage therapist for several year, and has been amazing. She is kind, caring, and is the only massage therapist that actually listens to me when I tell her what I need out of a massage. Having a desk job, I end up with a lot of shoulder, back, and neck tension. She always asks me if there are any issues or problem areas that are bothering me and asks where I would like her to focus on. After I tell her she actually focuses on those areas for the entire session if that is what I want. She also checks in with me frequently throughout the session and will adjust accordingly if needed. Since she maintains open dialog with her clients she is able to provide the therapeutic benefits that is needed. Afterwards she will give suggestions on different exercises and stretches that may help in between sessions if asked. Dawn is a very knowledgeable and skilled massage therapist that I would highly recommend to anyone in search of a massage.” -Lauretta C.
“Dawn Goode is absolutely Fabulous! As soon as you meet her, she greets you with a warm and welcoming smile and energy. She is very knowledgeable in massage and is an expert in all things prenatal. I would highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend Dawn Goode for an amazing massage experience. Give her a call today. You won’t regret it.” -Katie Venzina
“I started seeing Dawn during my first pregnancy and upon meeting her, immediately felt safe and supported. She combines her body knowledge with her intuitive knowing of each body's needs and her own motherhood experience to provide a massage that meets every mama where they are. I've continued seeing Dawn postpartum and I always leave feeling both relaxed and energized -- the perfect combination to take on whatever else is coming up in the day! Massages with Dawn are truly a treat and an essential part of self-care during motherhood, and I absolutely recommend her to every mama (and every person!) out there.” -Allison Steinmetz
“I was given a gift certificate for a massage session with Dawn. Best gift ever! I carry a lot of stress and tension in my neck and shoulders, and Dawn is great about paying attention to what you want and what your body needs. On top of being a skilled masseuse, she creates a warm and inviting environment. It's always a good experience. I keep going back.” - Wendi Stein
“Dawn exceeds my high standards every single visit. She is professional, caring, skilled, and always makes me feel completely comfortable and at ease. Her space is beautiful, a true oasis, and she is amazing at tailoring to individual needs and isolating trouble spots every time.” -Jessie Angus
37 Lincoln Street, Essex JCT, VT 05452