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Rijah has quickly become my favorite person on the planet.  She knows and works on the body in a way I have never experienced.  Her knowledge of anatomy is far superior to any massage therapist I have ever been to and she uses this knowledge to check and realign the body.  Rijah deftly locates your problem areas and uses a variety of modalities to ease pain, aching and strain.  The atmosphere is soothing and her energy is strong!  I will not be looking for another therapist as long as she is in practice.


I began my journey into the health sciences 30 years ago and have been a licensed and practicing chiropractor in the Portland, Maine area for the last 20 years which I believe gives me a degree of insight into the healing arts. When seeking therapeutic massage and healing bodywork I am not exaggerating when I say that Rijah Newell, LMT is not only a gifted therapist with a great understanding of anatomy but also an incredible and insightful intuitive healer. She was there for me with a genuine caring spirit through a debilitating shoulder and neck issue and she was the only practitioner that could touch it. She has been there for me to unwind and release tension in my body ever since. It’s who I trust. She inspires a particular sense of calm and confidence when working with my body, I feel lucky. My personal healing experience and my thoughtful interactions with Rijah drives my overwhelming approval for her unique and personalized approach to bodywork and my recommendation could not come any higher. Highly proficient in her knowledge of technique and insightful and intuitive in her application, a rare combined talent. So do yourself the favor of rediscovering your body with my friend and respected colleague, Rijah Newell, LMT, great practitioner, better human.


I have had many ‘massages’ by various individuals, and none have been as therapeutic and meaningful as the interventions that I receive from RIjah. Her work is far more complex than a ‘massage’ and is closer to a mind/body alignment experience. She is highly skilled and knowledgeable, but, as importantly, she is finely tuned in to my emotional as well as physical needs, and adjusts her approach accordingly. I leave my sessions with both physical and emotional relief. I cannot recommend her highly enough.


My body, even in my mid-70’s, continues to improve in conditioning and flexibility, for which I thank Rijah!  I am always amazed at her ability to find just the “sweet spots” that need attention.  She will do research on unusual conditions that I sometimes bring into our treatment process—even sends me u-tubes!!  Rijah is an artist and makes massage another art form (besides circus, dance!!) that she loves and creates with.  Her wonderful music and ambiance is ever so relaxing! I am very grateful for Rijah's wisdom, humor and delightful healing presence in my life!
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