Libby Baxter, LMT
Libby Baxter is a 2001 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, Connecticut, and has studied and practiced related holistic fields since 1997. She is professionally trained, and Nationally Certified in Deep Tissue, Sports, and Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn), Craniosacral Therapy, and Cupping Therapy. Libby furthered her training in Thai Massage via several trips to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand between the years of 2007-2013. She is Certified as a Level III Reiki Master and Practitioner, and as a hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotherapy. Libby also practices Shamanic Energy Medicine.
Libby holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from St. Lawrence University in New York and continues to study holistic health, Chinese medicine, yoga, and sports therapies. Libby specializes in working with competitive athletes, and clients dealing with chronic pain and pain management. She has taught classes in Anatomy & Physiology, Business and Ethics, Reiki, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, and Shiatsu. Libby is a former member of the Connecticut Sports Massage Team and has run numerous races from 5ks to marathons including the Jay Peak Challenge 33 mile off road marathon in 2007. Libby has practiced yoga daily since 1997, and trained for many years in the discipline of Muay Thai kickboxing; in January of 2010, she trained for three weeks at Sereephap Muay Thai Gym in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and again in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to working with clients at her office location in Mystic, Libby was an independent contractor for StoneRidge/Avalon Health Care in Mystic for three years and worked as an independent contractor for Harbor Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center North in New London for 12 years, where she specialized in working with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. She is also available for corporate chair massage and equine massage (read more below).
Libby is a volunteer at Horses Healing Humans, a therapeutic riding center in Stonington, where she provides massage therapy for the herd. Her work with the horses includes massage therapy and energy bodywork, and essential oil treatments with Young Living essential oils. Libby also helps feed and care for the equine herd at Serenity Farm in Mystic.
When Libby is not in session, she spends most of her time with her Australian Cattle Dogs (aka Blue Heelers), Layla and Dekota, her two Chihuahua/Dachshund mixes, Fiona and Wendel, and her horse, Legacy.
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