Hannah Rohloff (she/her) is a Licensed Massage Therapist through the state of Massachusetts, registered in the State of Vermont, and board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is a member of the Society for Oncology Massage, the National Lymphedema Network, and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Hannah came to massage therapy after a decade spent in the field of companion animal medicine. Her strong medical background was a perfect fit with the therapeutic massage focus and training provided in massage school. She is a 2009 graduate of the Cortiva Institute in Boston, MA. She worked for several years in Boston before returning to her home state of Vermont.
Hannah has a special interest in working with clients currently in cancer treatment and those living with cancer histories. She trained in Oncology massage under Tracy Walton as well as completing an oncology massage internship through the Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine Department at Boston Medical Center. In 2012, she completed a certification course in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder) through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. In 2019, she finished the full Lymph Drainage Therapy curriculum through the Chikly Health Institute to broaden her knowledge and skill in working with the lymphatic system. She has taken several of the additional LDT classes offered through Chikly, completing a total of 150 hours of training with CHI. In 2021, she completed a Breast Cancer Rehab class offered through Klose Training and is in the process of taking their training to earn certification as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2022.
As a queer, cis practitioner, Hannah offers her experience with the lymphatic system, scars, and bodywork to support TGNC clients before and after gender affirming surgeries. She is most experienced working with clients pre/post top surgery but is happy to discuss her experience with other surgical support.
She continues to hone her massage and lymph knowledge and skill through yearly continuing education, staying current with massage and lymphedema related research, and regular application of techniques learned. She “practices what she preaches” as well by regularly trading with local massage therapists to receive bodywork and broaden her experience with specialized massage modalities. She maintains a network of Vermont and Boston-based massage professionals to whom she can refer clients living outside her area or those needing additional approaches to achieve wellness.
Hannah lives in Barre Town with her wife, Samantha, two cats, and six chickens. In her free time, she finds joy in gardening, dance, hiking, and cooking. She thinks Vermont is quite possibly the best place to live in the world, and yes, she even likes the snow!
Professional qualifications and experience:
Graduated Boston’s Cortiva Institute of Massage – 2009
NCTMB (now BCTMB) – 2010-present
LMT (Massachusetts) – 2010-present
Registered Massage Therapist (Vermont) – 2021
Caring for Clients with Cancer Intensive – 2010
Advanced Seminar with Tracy Walton – 2010
Oncology Massage Program at Boston Medical Center (Internship) – 2011
Manual Lymph Drainage Certification (Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy) – 2012
Lymph Drainage Therapy 1, 2, 3, and Advanced (Chikly) – 2015-2019
Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Post-Mastectomy and Radiotherapy Client (Jamie Elswick) – 2016
Myofascial Scar Release for Burn Scars (Kate Peck) – 2016
Oncology Massage Summit – 2016, 2018, 2021
Lymph Drainage Therapy Applications to Viscera: Abdomen & Pelvis (Chikly) – 2018
Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice & Protocol (Nancy Keeney Smith) – 2019
Lymph Drainage Therapy Applications to Viscera: Cervical Region, Thorax, and Abdomen (Chikly) – 2019
Queer Practitioners Serving Transgender Clients in Holistic Health (Francis Reed) – 2020
Boston Lymphatic Symposium – 2018 & 2021
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation (Klose) – 2021
NLN Expert Clinician – 2022
Bodies and Binders workshop for Practitioners (Egan Magee) – 2022
Top Surgery & Manual Therapists Practitioner Training (Egan Magee) – 2022
Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Klose) – in progress, will complete in 2022