My name is Adam DeVito (LMBT NC# 18956). I have been working with the body for as long as I can remember. My journey began around the age of 7 when my next-door neighbor got a trampoline. Although I may have been the poster child for “why moms worry,” the trampoline sparked a passion for movement that has yet to leave. It evolved into a competitive diving career that ended at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where I am the current record holder for both 1m and 3m diving.
After college, I battled a series of physical ailments that ranged from rolled ankles to separated shoulders. These were brought on by poor posture, repetitive stress, as well as accidents sustained during my daily activities. In order to reclaim a sense of health and empowerment in my life and body, I began practicing yoga. In 2014 I became a certified 200-hour yoga teacher while traveling abroad in Cali, Colombia. I have been teaching ever since and have furthered my yoga education to include over 500-hours of training.
Through all this, there was one injury that led me down the path I currently tread. I had been dealing with a chronic injury in my shoulder for years. Although both yoga and meditation helped to ease and relieve the pain, I needed something more. I decided to pursue a more direct approach to healing through massage therapy. After one session I had both increased range of motion and decreased pain. I was hooked. A few months later I was enrolled at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy where I learned firsthand how to help manage and improve chronic pain conditions. I learned a variety of techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage. I am continually fascinated by the complexity and inter-connectivity of the human body. I completed a cadaver lab at the University of Rhode Island in 2018. This immersion into the human anatomy allowed me to see below the skin. I gained an even deeper understanding and awe of the intricacies of the human body. When I’m not massaging or teaching yoga, you can find me rock climbing, hiking, reading, fermenting, baking, gardening or drinking tea.
Member: American Massage Therapy Association
720-hour massage therapy certification – Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
200-hour yoga teacher certification – Inbound School of Yoga
300-hour yoga certification – Down Under School of Yoga
20-hour myofascial release I workshop