About Patty

My name is Patty Smythe and when I am not living the Pura Vida lifeĀ  in Playa Samara, Costa Rica, I live in the woods of Western Massachusetts in the Pioneer Valley. I began my career in massage in 1997 attending the East/West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon where I received my initial 550 hours.

I chose the perfect career for myself because I love learning and the field of massage therapy is almost as infinite as the human mind. Over the pastĀ 20 years of my practice, I have continually attended different workshops to broaden and expand my understanding of effective bodywork.

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I love learning and massage therapy is as infinite a field as the human mind. Read about which modalities I have studied.

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My philosophy of massage is what separates me from many other massage and muscular therapists.

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See what others have to say about their experience with Patty.

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The mind of a writer meets the hands of a healer