Nancy Clare Murphy

Nancy Murphy Massage Therapy Woodbridge, CTNancy is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (2004). She offers a variety of bodywork session options which include: Manual Lymph Drainage, massage for relaxation, Oncology Massage, or a combination of massage techniques.

Nancy is also a Reiki master practitioner (1999) and was initiated into the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki tradition, gratefully honoring the healing lineage of Usui, Hayashi, Takata, Gray, and Kinch.

Having begun practicing Kriya yoga meditation in 1985, she found working with the human energy field and its anatomy to be a natural fit for her professionally, emotionally, and spiritually.

As a practice specialty, Nancy’s greatest strength lies in incorporating Manual Lymph Drainage and Reiki with therapeutic massage. She is particularly interested in, and suited to, working with clients who are perhaps a bit more fragile than most. She has worked with critically ill patients providing palliative care, and in a nursing home setting with disabled patients. She looks eagerly forward to the day when massage therapy will become an integral part of every long-term patient’s care.

As an Oncology Massage Therapist, she is qualified to work with clients who have been, or are currently being treated for cancer, particularly breast cancer.

Additionally, she provides MLD follow-up care for those who are experiencing post-surgical edema, especially after cosmetic surgery. Manual Lymph Drainage is frequently recommended by plastic surgeons to reduce swelling after liposuction or tummy tuck procedures to aid with their patients’ recovery.

Nancy is keenly aware that therapeutic touch has the power to help us feel more at home in our bodies and more connected in our lives.

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Nancy is a masterful, compassionate healer. She excels not only at several massage therapy techniques but also Reiki and Manual Lymph Drainage. No matter my stressors, I always leave her sessions relaxed and with a renewed sense of peace.

– David, Woodbridge, CT

Nancy Murphy is an incredibly gifted massage therapist and Reiki master. She is always very sensitive to what my needs are on any given day, and takes great care in making sure I am comfortable and at ease when starting the massage and Reiki session.

As a breast cancer survivor, I unfortunately, developed a circulatory condition called lymphedema in my left arm. Although at the time Nancy did not know much about lymphedema, she took the time to do research and attained an understanding of what lymphedema is and how to best address it during our massage and Reiki sessions. She has since completed a certification for lymphedema therapists (CLT) and has taken Oncology Massage training. I have confidence that Nancy can work safely and effectively with me with careful consideration of my cancer history and lymphedema.

– JHE, Hamden,CT

I underwent a 360 degree liposuction out of state and was pleasantly surprised to find Nancy, a certified MLD massage therapist right in my backyard. My first visit was 11 days post-operative and I was skeptical and uncertain of what to expect. Thankfully, Nancy is very professional, informative, personable and most importantly caring! Her touch is incomparable and my recovery wouldn’t have been the same without her. So far I’ve done 5 sessions with her and look forward to a few more, she’s absolutely the best!

– Q.T., New Haven, CT

The warmest hands and heart I’ve ever encountered!! Gentle yet strong hands that massage you away to Never Neverland!!

Kathleen, Woodbridge, CT

I have had primary bilateral (legs) Lymphedema since I was sixteen years old. I was fortunate to have appropriate services at an early age. As time went by, I realized that I needed more assistance. I was very lucky to find Nancy Murphy. She has provided me with Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). Since working with Nancy I have felt so much better about my condition. Her sensitive techniques have allowed me to better understand my body. Feeling better has made me want to become more informed about my situation and about myself.

I am extremely grateful to be able to be working with Nancy Murphy.