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Lynda Danzig is a massage therapist at BWH’s Osher Clinical Center.
After receiving her first massage nearly 20 years ago, Lynda Danzig, LMT, was hooked.
“It was a calling,” said Danzig, who began to pursue a career in massage therapy shortly after. “Throughout my life I’ve been blessed with health and strength, and I want to empower others to experience the same.”
Danzig is one of 15 therapists who provide patients with complementary and alternative approaches to pain management and health at the Osher Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Ambulatory Care Center at 850 Boylston St. Patients often come to the center exploring new methods of healing if traditional therapies have been ineffective or to seek a balance between modern medicine and alternative healing therapy.
Danzig practices both acupuncture and massage therapy. “Each practice allows me to make a connection with a patient in a different way,” said Danzig, who is certified and fully licensed.
Patients at the Osher Center have an initial interview consultation when first meeting Danzig. She then helps to tailor the services that will help relieve pain or other health problems. In addition to acupuncture and massage therapies, therapists at the center offer services in Craniosacral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, nutritional counseling, occupational therapy, therapeutic Tai Chi/Yoga, chiropractic medicine and consultations in complementary and integrated medical therapies.
“An important part of our mission at Osher is to work together with patients to implement a treatment plan that will promote health and healing,” said Danzig. “Another important part of this process is to make patients feel safe and secure by setting up a foundation so healing can take place.”
Donald Levy, MD, Osher Center’s medical director, said the center’s therapists contribute to an important part of the BWH mission by enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal and maintain good health. The center also serves as an incubator for research in complementary and alternative medicine.
“Lynda is a kind and compassionate therapist,” said Levy. “She brings to massage therapy a unique set of skills which have become an asset to our clinic and a great benefit to our patients.”