" A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes."
Down to Earth Muscular Therapy, we have a simple belief and unique approach to our work, to empower our clients.
Here we don't see, or refer to ourselves as "healers", but rather guides. The human body is amazing in it's ability to self correct, balance, and heal itself ( a process called homeostasis), but sometimes the rigors of life can be to overwhelming. Like a computer receiving to much input, it can't process fast enough and starts to "freeze" up. Through repetitive motion, muscle memory, and bad habits we cause our bodies to be stuck in a state of dysfunction. We see our job as "rebooting" the body. Helping your body get back to a state where things start functioning properly on there own again. We'll create tailored sessions specific to your needs.
Issues such as chronic tension, frozen shoulder, sciatica, carpal tunnel, or any one of a number of injuries, are some of the problems we can provide tailored treatments for. We can help alleviate or eliminate your pain and discomfort, increase your range of motion and flexibility, or help you recover from surgery or injuries faster. Then we can provide you with information, education, and the means to maintain the work at home or between visits, so you can continue enjoying the new you.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance and that it begins with listening. We'll take into account how you've been feeling and what you've been experiencing, then combined with what we find, we'll strive to create an experience that is tailored to your needs and that will give you tangible results that you will notice almost immediately.
We have the knowledge and skill to work in conjunction with your doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or personal trainer to help you achieve your goals. Why let pain and discomfort hold you back? Let us help improve your quality of life.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
About the our therapists
Cheryl J Smith LMT, NCMT (Lic. # 2050)
Cheryl Smith is a Nationally Certified muscular therapist licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire for the past 9 years. She completed the 750 hours massage certification program at New Hampshire Community Technical College. She also is an advanced second degree, Usui reiki professional who was honored to appear with her reiki teacher on NH Chronicle. She also holds an Associate’s degree from Lasell College in Newton Massachusetts, where her main focus of studies was accounting and business management.
She continues learning how to help people address injuries, having taken additional classes in carpal tunnel syndrome, sports massage, post traumatic stress disorder, stress reduction and pain management. Her most recent classes focused on injuries related to specific professions such as delivery workers, nurses, office workers, housekeeping, dental staff and musicians. She also has advanced training in muscular therapy for the special needs population along with her twenty years experience in special education will provide the essential skills to help this greatly under serviced population.
She continues working with athletes volunteering at Pan-Mass Challenge and many other charity events.
David J Bussiere LMT,CT (Lic. # 5602)
David has been a licensed, practicing muscular therapist for over 15 years. Unlike most therapists, he was in school for nearly four years and attended two different massage schools. The schools were almost polar opposite in there teaching style, but afforded him a much more encompassing education in muscular therapy being able to choose from many electives such as sports therapy, injury recovery and treating the elderly and people with special needs. He focused much of his continuing education along these lines including a gross anatomy class at URI via Cortiva Institute and “The History of Human services” at Clark University, which he took while working in the mental health field.
In his time as a muscular therapist, David spent nearly 6 years working for a chiropractic office in Raynham, MA where he also improved his skill base by working closely with the chiropractor and increasing his knowledge of spinal dysfunctions and injuries with firsthand experience. David considers himself a "fix it" person and has an intense interest in the human body and how it functions. He constantly looks for new skills to incorporate into his work and new ways to help clients regain physical functionality. Most recently he has started studying Qi Gong and incorporating it into his work. He has also been researching psychological impacts on the physical body. Primarily the effects of fear and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
David's overall approach to his work is an integrated style of bodywork. What he refers to as Qi Gong Integrated Massage. A self created style where he draws on all of his experiences to best address the body as a whole, but allows him to easily change(sometimes in mid treatment) the style of his work to suite a clients needs.