My name is Adam DeVito. I have been working with the body for as long as I can remember. My journey began around the age of 7 when my next-door neighbor got a trampoline. Although I may have been the poster child for “why mom’s worry,” the trampoline sparked a passion for movement that has yet to leave. It evolved into a competitive diving career that ended at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where I am the current record holder for both 1m and 3m diving. After college, I battled a series of physical ailments that ranged from rolled ankles to separated shoulders. These were brought on by repetitive stress injuries at the gym, as well as accidents sustained during my daily activities. In order to reclaim a sense of health and empowerment in my life and body, I began practicing yoga. In 2014 I became a certified 200-hour yoga teacher while traveling abroad in Cali, Colombia. I have been teaching ever since and have furthered my yoga education to include over 500-hours of training.
During this time, there was one injury that led me down the path I currently tread. I had been dealing with a chronic injury in my shoulder for years. Although both yoga and meditation helped to ease and relieve the pain, I needed something more. I decided to pursue a more direct approach to healing through massage therapy. After 1 session I had both increased range of motion and decreased pain in my shoulder. I was hooked. A few months later I was enrolled at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy where I learned firsthand how to help manage and improve chronic pain conditions. I learned a variety of techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage. I am continually fascinated by the complexity and inter-connectivity of the human body. Most recently, I completed a cadaver lab at the University of Rhode Island. This immersion into the human anatomy allowed me to see below the skin. I gained an even deeper understanding and awe of the intricacies of the human body. When I’m not massaging or teaching yoga, you can find me rock climbing, hiking, reading, fermenting, gardening or drinking tea.
- 200-hour yoga teacher certification – Inbound School of Yoga
- 300-hour yoga certification – Down Under School of Yoga
- 720-hour massage therapy certification – Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
- 20-hour myofascial release I workshop
- Member of the American Massage Therapy Association