Kristy Beverage grew up on North Haven and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1998 with a major in Asian Studies and English. Having studied abroad in Tokyo for her junior year, she moved to northern Japan after graduation to live and work for three years. She became fascinated with the culture’s effective use of acupuncture, bodywork and alternative healing methods. Shortly after returning home to Maine, she attended the Downeast School of Massage and graduated in 2004. Kristy continues to be fascinated with the human body, which has led to many continuing education classes. She has learned effective myofascial techniques and clinical massage theory from the likes of Bob King, Lee Stang, Ralph Stevens, David Lauterstein and Tom Meyers. Kristy also completed Level 1 of CranioSacral with the Upledger Institute. She believes that the role of massage therapy is ever-changing in the health care field, evolving from a luxury to a dependable and effective tool for prevention, health and wellness. Therefore, it is very important to her to continue to take Ethics classes periodically to ensure that Synergy follows proper protocol in confidentiality, scope of practice and providing a safe space for its practitioners and clients. Kristy believes in working collaboratively with other bodyworkers, physical therapists, physicians and Pilates and yoga instructors towards clients' goals.