Theraspring is located next to the Newton Lower Falls of the Charles River. The energy and the power of the river create the perfect setting for the work within. Theraspring was Susan’s inspiration in 2005, as she was compelled to find a lasting and all-encompassing treatment for the total physical, emotional and spiritual being. As business partners, Susan and Sue have created a treatment style and space that offers clients an enriched, hands-on physical therapy treatment which leads to authentic healing. The treatment sessions are effective in reducing pain, increasing mobility, and enhancing overall well-being with the goal of returning clients to a pain-free, active lifestyle. The combination of therapy techniques and nature’s ability to heal have evolved at Theraspring into the true art of therapy.
Susan’s undergraduate work was done at California State University in Northridge, California, where in 1988 she earned her Bachelor degree in Health Science. She received the Masters of Science degree in physical therapy from Simmons College, Boston, MA in 1996. She is a licensed physical therapist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Susan has had extensive experience in a traditional physical therapy setting, including out-patient and home-care experience and nine years as the head physical therapist for the Massachusetts Hospital School /Day School Program. Susan’s treatment sessions combine the work of John Barnes Myofascial Release, Gary Douglas Access Consciousness, and Reiki. She brings a wealth of experience, expertise and understanding to each treatment session, which allows clients to find lasting healing.
Sue received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN in 1970. She started her career as a physical education teacher, working for eight years in New York City and Boston. While teaching, she developed a strong interest in physical therapy and received her associate’s degree as a physical therapist assistant from Newbury College, Brookline, MA in 1996. She worked for twelve years at the Massachusetts Hospital School as a licensed physical therapist assistant. Sue is an Advanced John Barnes Myofascial Release therapist, has studied Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, and practices Access Consciousness and Reiki. Sue finds working with the clients and assisting them in their healing process a true honor.
Marisa graduated from Simmons College in 2009 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She had previously graduated from Simmons College in 2007 with her B.S. in Health Science. Marisa worked in the traditional physical therapy setting after graduation and quickly realized there was more to the human form. She has received training in Craniosacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute, Total Body Balancing from the D’Ambrogio Institute, and Myofascial Release from John F. Barnes. Marisa is also Reiki Level II attuned. Marisa feels it is a true gift to be able to help her patients with their healing process, through the use of touch.
Mary Anne Buffone
Mary Anne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine. She served as a Certified Athletic Trainer working with high school athletes for more than ten years as well as in a traditional physical therapy clinic. During this time she was introduced to many modalities that ignited her interest in the body’s natural ability to heal itself through manual therapy, nutrition and energy psychology. Mary Anne has trained in sports nutrition, John Barnes Myofascial Release, craniosacral therapy, shamanic practices and bioenergetics. She continues to explore avenues for healing for herself and her clients with a focus on allowing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.