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Open Circle offers therapeutic massage therapy in Providence, Rhode Island. Modalities include pregnancy massage, laboring and postnatal massage, infant massage instruction, integrative massage, deep tissue massage, muscular therapy, and Thai massage. Private and group online infant massage instruction is available. Our practitioner is licensed in RI and adheres to the American Massage Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics. She is are trained in several modalities, and will draw upon a single modality or multiple techniques in a session to address a client’s or families goals. Read more below.
Therapeutic benefits of massage therapy:
- Decreased stress/increased relaxation
- Injury healing and prevention
- Structural/postural support and education
- Increased immune function
- Increased physiological function
- Increased athletic/physical performance
- Increased energy and emotional wellbeing
- Supported infant-parent bonding
- Infant calming, sleep and digestive support
Prenatal, Labor + Postnatal Massage
Infant Massage Instruction
Classes teach parents or caregivers methods of massaging their babies to support bonding, relaxation, sleep, digestion and general health. Parents are supported in learning new techniques, but also encouraged to further massage and touch their babies each day.
Integrative Massage Therapy
Sessions incorporate multiple modalities to support structural and functional health and general wellbeing. Each session is unique, addressing the client’s requests and individual structure. Sessions may combine: relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, Thai Yoga massage, range of motion and stretching, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, passive holding release and energy work.
Deep Tissue Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
Kaeli Sutton has been a student of the body’s structure and function for over 30 years. Trained in 2001 at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA, she has been a Rhode Island Licensed (MT01079) since 2001. With advanced training from Kam Thye Chow in Thai Yoga Massage and Carol Osbourne-Sheets in Prenatal, Labor and Postnatal massage, she specializes in Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage.
Kaeli’s approach to bodywork grows out of a life-long study of the interconnections between the physical, emotional, mental “bodies” of each person. Her many years of dance and yoga study deeply inform her work as a massage therapist.
Kaeli began studying dance at 15, eventually training at the Alvin Ailey School in NYC, and studying traditional West African dance while living in Senegal, West Africa and for 20 years in the US. She holds a Bachelors degree in Culture and Dance from Long Island University. Kaeli was first introduced to yoga while at the Alvin Ailey school, and has been practicing for over 30 years, initially primarily studying Hatha yoga and Gyrokinesis with Leslie Journet and, later, “inner body yoga” with Angela Farmer, her primary teacher of the past 15 years. Kaeli has been a registered yoga teacher for 20 years, and holds her original certifications in Ishta Yoga and Gyrokinesis. Additionally, Kaeli has pursued extensive study of pregnancy and postnatal yoga. With an extensive background in yoga, dance, bodywork, and anatomy and kinesiology, Kaeli brings to her massage therapy work a multilayered understanding of the body’s structure and movement, and it’s role in finding an embodied and joyful connection to one’s self, and compassionate connection to others.
“Thank you for the work you’ve done in helping me with my shoulder and arm during these last few weeks of pregnancy. This shoulder issue has bothered me for many years, and I’ve been in and out of therapy, massage, and chiropractic care to help it. Although there has been some success in the past, the work that you have done has been different — I often felt that practitioners had a standard “script” that they were following and it didn’t really get to the root of my problem. However, the work you have done each time has been very unique to me and the issues that I’m experiencing. The difference is noticeable in the relief I’ve had after our sessions. Thank you! It has really made a difference! –G.M. Providence
“Kaeli’s Thai Yoga Massages are the most invigorating, relaxing and energizing massage experience I’ve ever had, and I’ve tried many. Little aches and stiff points seem to evaporate, I feel two inches taller, and the muscular surrender that is part of the massage experience carries over into a feeling of intense surcease that lingers long after. Wonderful!” -RF, Providence