My name is Julie Varga and I am a licensed massage therapist. I am a graduate of The Massage School in Boston, MA. I specialize in the John Barnes Method of Myofascial Release at the expert level.
My practice philosophy is the whole body acts as a unit and I treat the body as a whole. Massage is a healing event as much as a relaxation technique and can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine as an enhancement to recovering from a variety of issues ranging from sports injuries to mental health.
I was born in The Netherlands and lived in England, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Paraguay (where I graduated high school). I came to live in the United States in 1998. I speak Spanish and Portuguese fluently.
My first exposure to massage therapy was when I was 11 years old. A group of nuns in Paraguay helped people by massaging them for a variety of ailments, and for some, it was the only pain relief they ever received. Since then I have had many massages and benefited greatly from them. This motivates me to share massage therapy with others, specifically myofascial release.
I chose to be a soldier on active duty in the Army in 2001. A dear friend gifted me a 3 hour massage upon my graduating basic training and I will never forget how amazing I felt after being roughed up for two months. Now, after 14 years of active service, I am in the Army Reserves. I have been on multiple deployments and keeping up and staying fit was essential to survival. I am also a paratrooper and worked in speacial operations units, infantry units and with special forces. I know what body aches are more than most. I have my share of injuries and outlived a struggle with PTSD. Massage has helped me not only to cope but to live an active lifestyle of running, swimming, hiking, surfing, scuba diving, hang-gliding, skateboarding, roller blading, riding motorcycles and Kung Fu.
My sister was a police officer on a SWAT team, one of my brothers worked for many years as a government contractor in dangerous locations around the world, and my youngest brother is a 911 dispatcher. I am committed especially to helping those of you in high stress jobs because I am one of you.