About the Practitioner

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.