BODYSENSE: Alison Bent
Licensed Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist

Alison Bent has been practicing massage therapy for over two decades, guiding clients to a healthier self by connecting them to their bodies' inner wisdom. While acquiring her BFA in dance at SUNY Purchase College, she began to both experience the benefits of massage therapy, and study somatics and bodywork. While dancing and teaching professionally, she completed the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy NY program leading up to being licensed in Massachusetts and New York as well as becoming board certified. She began her bodywork practice in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1997, and by 1999 she began to study CranioSacral therapy through the Upledger Institute, and completed coursework to the advanced level. Each year that she has been in practice she has continued to train, to deepen her understanding of ancient and current bodywork techniques. Her most recent trainings have been with the Ben Benjamin Institute of Advanced Studies, "Anatomy Trains" Structural Integration bodywork with Tom Myers, Myofascial Release with John Barnes, and the Barral Institute courses in Visceral Manipulation. At present, she is training through the Barral Institute. As she continues to learn her palpation skills have progressed, leading to more effective and efficient treatment sessions for her clients. She enjoys her bodywork practice and hopes to continue to find ways of restoring the health of those who seek the benefits of her skill set. She works gently and deeply with each of her clients as they meet their treatment plan goals.

Alison has helped several clients who have suffered from the following: Headaches and Migraines,Back and Neck Pain, Sciatica,TMJ Dysfunction,Restless Leg,Sleep disturbance,Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Latching in nursing babies, Colic in babies,Irritable Bowel Syndrome,Constipation,Hip and Lower Back Pain,Rotator Cuff issues causing pain,Discomfort of Pregnancy,Fertility issues including loss, Grief, Fibromyalgia, Plantar fasciitis, Sports impact injuries, Concussion issues, Children transitioning thru adoption, Transitional anxiety, Tendonitis, Stress, Post Traumatic Issues, Post Surgical or Burn Scar tissue issues

My skills
CranioSacral Therapy

Sports Massage

Traditional Swedish Massage

Integrated Acupressure

Body-Mind Centering

Visceral Manipulation

Hot/Cold Stone Therapy

Myofascial Release

Pregnancy/Postpartum Massage

Pediatric Bodywork

Professional Associations / Memberships
American Massage Therapy Association

Board Certified by the National Certification of Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Licensed Massage Therapist in the states of Massachusetts and New York

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners