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The human body is Susan’s life work and Embodi is her signature style of integrating a lifetime of living and learning into therapeutic practice with people.  Working as a massage therapist since 1981, hers is a compassionate, thoughtful, and comfortable style of facilitating change with her clients and students, emphasizing techniques that encourage lasting results and awareness.  She is Nationally Certified, Licensed and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Fundamental to this bodywork is a belief in the profound intelligence and wisdom of each human being.  Susan wants clients to leave their sessions with her not only feeling better, but knowing more, and knowing how to help themselves.  (more below)

Many interests over time have influenced the direction of Susan’s approach to working with the human body-mind.  Early pulls toward dance, anatomy, psychology, and visual art began to shape her direction which led to completing a certification in Massage Therapy in 1981 and a Masters degree in body-mind psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School in 1983.  Additional passionate interests in experiential anatomy and movement practices resulted in a teaching certification in embodyoga from the Yoga Center Amherst.  Since 2001, Susan’s Embodi approach has been incorporating health coaching into client therapeutics, both within sessions and outside sessions via telephone contact.

Among Susan’s teachers along the path are many of the most insightful body-mind leaders of a generation including (in chronological order): 
  • Penny Lewis Bernstein - Dance Therapy pioneer and author of Theoretical Approaches to Dance Movement Therapy
  • Andrea Olsen - dancer and author of Bodystories and Body and Earth
  • Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen - author of Sensing, Feeling and Action, and founder of the School of Body Mind Centering 
  • Gail Straub - author of The Rhythm of Compassion and Empowerment and co-founder of the Empowerment Trainings 
  • Thomas Myers - author of Anatomy Trains and founder of Kinesis Myofascial Integration, 
  • Patty Townsend - founder of Embodyoga
  • Dr. Joseph Muscolino - teacher and author of numerous books for the manual therapist

Susan maintains a private practice in Brattleboro, Vermont where she has repeatedly been voted “Best Massage Therapist in the Brattleboro Area”.  She keeps her practice small enough to be genuinely attuned to the nuances and details that affect her client’s lives.  

In her online newsletter entitled embodihealth, Susan brings her coach-like approach to the teaching and practice of experiential anatomy through short lessons and articles.  The hope is for readers to enjoy enhanced comfort in their bodies via deepened body awareness and through learning pragmatic do-it-yourself body-mind skills.  

Fundamental to this bodywork is a belief in the profound intelligence and wisdom of each human being...

Welcome to Embodi

Embodi Health and Wellness brings you advanced massage therapy and structural bodywork using a wide variety of professional techniques, from KMI Structural Integration to Positional Realease and Facilitated Stretching.
In addition, Embodiball Therapeutics and Yoga instruction are available to provide a unique balance to assist you in integrating changes effortlessly into your life.

Founder Susan Carbin-Hardee, MA, has been voted 
"Best Massage Therapist in the Brattleboro Area"
Call 802-254-7715 to schedule or

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Susan Carbin-Hardee ~ Embodi ~ 441 West River Road ~ Brattleboro VT 05301 ~ 802 254 7715 ~
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In the news...  Susan is interviewed for  Massage Magazine feature 'Best Practices',  September 2011