Everyone has the right to freedom and autonomy. What we cannot sense we cannot move and what we cannot move we cannot sense. -Thomas Hanna

Ily Shofestall graduated from the Florida School of massage in 1984 and over the next 30 years it became her mission to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from unnecessary chronic pain. Ily’s approach is quite eclectic, greatly influenced by Dr. Raymond Nimmo and his Receptor-Tonus Technique (a man way before his time), Dr. Janet Travell, a pioneer in Myofacial Release and Thomas Hanna, a Somatic Educator. These three people shape the lens through which Ily looks at her clients.

Ily likes to witness the unfolding process of asking the body and mind to find new patterns, instead of turning the body over to her, she delivers it back to you. Ily is a certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and is the first certified Thomas Hanna Somatic Educator in Maine. She also started the first Pilates studio in Maine, SOMA.