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.

In addition to addressing problems of painful muscles and joints, she continues in her role of patient educator by discussing nutritional and medical issues with her clients who are interested.  Each month she sends out an electronic newsletter with a wellness topic.

Wellness is about feeling good about yourself and being comfortable in your body.  Regular therapeutic massage contributes to good health.  She can help you deal with painful musculoskeletal areas as well as guide you in making food choices and improving your activity level.



South Portland Massage

Leslie Girmscheid MD, LMT, NCTMB

Leslie Girmscheid, MD, LMT, NCTMB is a board certified internist who ventured into the field of muscular therapy to continue her role in hands-on healing.  She practiced medicine for 15 years in Pennsylvania, California, and Kansas before pursuing studies at Massage Therapy Training Institute in Kansas City, MO.  After graduating and moving back to the East Coast, she practiced for 7 years in Needham, MA and has now established her medical/orthopedic massage practice in Scarborough, Maine.  She is licensed in Maine, is nationally board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.  Her fees are comparable to those of other local massage therapists.

She integrates neuromuscular therapy, orthopedic frictioning techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue bodywork with Swedish massage for a unified, therapeutic, yet relaxing experience.  These therapies are ideal for pain management from old injuries, overuse syndromes, postural strain, headaches, TMJ pain, plantar fasciitis, whiplash, fibromyalgia, sciatica, prenatal or postpartum discomfort, and stress.

If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions about whether massage therapy would help your acute or chronic pain issue, call her at 272-6027 or email her at leslieg@maine.rr.com with further questions and to receive her free brochure.