Beth Labaugh, BS, LMT
My practice focuses exclusively on treating chronic pain and injuries.
I graduated with a BS from Colorado State University in 1984. My interest in massage evolved gradually due to an undiagnosed spinal fracture at age 14, which over the next decade led to increasingly debilitating nerve and muscle pain. I saw several doctors and other practitioners, but got my best relief from deep massage. I attended the Downeast School of Massage in 1988, and spent the next several years attending more than 1200 hours of classes in advanced techniques from the fields of Massage Therapy, (Neuromuscular, Myofascial massage, SomaWork, Structural Bodywork), Physical Therapy, (Mulligan Mobilization, KineseoTaping), Osteopathy, (Muscle Energy Technique), Chiropractic (CranioStructural Integration), and Sports Medicine (Muscular Therapy Institute's Injury Evaluation and Treatment).
My goals include working as painlessly as possible to avoid inducing further trauma response; to address and correct underlying postural distortions when possible; to establish more functional muscle and joint movement patterns; and to give clients the tools to continue their improvement at home. I love seeing people who have "tried everything", start feeling better, and get back to work, sports, and the other things that make life worthwhile and enjoyable.
Maggie Stickle, BS, MA, LMT
I am a 2000 graduate of the Downeast School of Massage's, Swedish, Shiatsu, and Sports massage programs. I have since become certified in KineseoTaping, Lymphatic massage, and Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, as well as completing several hundred hours of education in other complementary continuing education.
Before studying massage therapy, I earned a BS in Education and an M.A. in Counseling from The Ohio State University. My experience in these fields inform my work as a massage therapist, giving me a deep appreciation for the body/mind connection. I believe that what we experience, both emotionally and physically, is translated through the body. Negative emotions, physical injuries, repetitive use, and postural strain all take a similar toll on the body, resulting in postural distortions that give rise to chronic pain.
My decision in 2002 to become part of Kennebec Therapeutics cemented my inclination to be truly results oriented. I work with clients to discover the underlying issues giving rise to pain or stress, and to develop effective pain relief and prevention strategies. I provide deep full body massage that releases areas of chronic tension. I may also focus sessions on specific areas of concern: headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, etc. Whether you seek stress reduction, elimination of acute or chronic muscle pain, healing from an injury, or enhanced athletic performance, I can help you reach your goal.