Leslie is a gem and we are blessed to have her in our community of health care givers. She has been extremely helpful to both my husband and me in gaining control over some pretty painful issues. She is professional, thorough, kind and is truly gifted. Her hands are magic and her heart is sincere!
~ Paula A. - Scarborough, ME
Learn more about Taking Care Wellness and the practitioner

Taking Care Wellness is a Portland, Maine area therapeutic massage practice that is now closed.  While Leslie Girmscheid, MD, LMT recovered from repetitive injuries, she started a new business to help people de-stress their lives by helping them organize their homes and offices.  Check out www.SanctuaryHomeOrganizing.com to find out more.  Shouldn’t you have an ordered and tranquil space to work in and come home to?



Taking Care Wellness is a therapeutic massage practice started by Leslie Girmscheid, MD, LMT, NCTMB in Needham, Massachusetts in 2001.  In 2008 she moved to the Portland, Maine area and has now established her practice in Scarborough.

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A Holistic Approach

Taking Care Wellness embraces a holistic approach to caring for painful muscles, sore joints, and a worn-out feeling. Not only will you receive a massage focused on your areas of concern, you can learn more about your body, health and nutrition from a retired physician who loves to educate.

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My monthly newsletters  consist of wellness tips, practice information, inspirational quotes, humor, and contemplative passages. Feel free to browse the wellness tips section on this site, but  to download the full newsletters just click below.

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