Paula Doherty

"Paula is an excellent massage therapist. Her work is deeply therapeutic and treats the whole body. I would recommend Paula for maintenance massages, deep relaxation, increasing body awareness, and pain relief."


Click “customer reviews” on the right to see what clients are saying about Paula’s excellent bodywork.

Paula’s Note to Clients

I have had a lifelong fascination with the way our physical bodies interact with our mental processes. Further, I believe that stress reduction leads to increased physical and mental health. These beliefs led me to pursue a career in massage therapy.  My goal is to use massage to help you move better and feel better, leaving your session feeling released and more balanced.

You can expect me to be fully present during your time on the table. My massages incorporate traditional Swedish techniques with invigorating TuiNa, acupressure/trigger point therapy, deep tissue, reiki, shiatsu techniques, and myofascial stretches. I enjoy working on “stuck” areas for pain relief and better mobilization. 

I received my massage therapy training from East West Healing Arts in Madison, Wisconsin in 2018 and continue to learn new techniques to increase my repertoire of skills.

I look forward to working with you at Unfurl

-Paula Doherty

Techniques and Certifications 

  • Fire cupping: to enhance circulation and relieve pain
  • Neuromuscular Massage Training at Unfurl
  • Reiki: Level II certified
  • Anatomy Trains: Structure and Function coursework: myofascial lines of strain and how to treat them
  • Orthobionomy: fundamentals coursework from Morel Stackhouse
  • Yoga Teacher Training: completion expected March 2021
  • CRP/AED: certified for Healthcare Providers


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 Paula is available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays after 3pm,  and occasional Fridays and Saturdays.

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