Rosa Tavares, founder and owner of Massage Matters, has been a practicing massage therapist in New Jersey since 1998. She attended Health Choices Holistic Institute in Hillsborough, New Jersey and is trained in Swedish, Shiatsu, Polarity, Neuromuscular Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and On-Site Seated Massage.

Nationally Certified in 1999, she continues her commitment to further education by expanding her training in: pregnancy massage; massage and bodywork for cancer and HIV/AIDS; fibromyalgia and chronic pain; Reiki; craniosacral therapy; hospice and palliative massage therapy and yoga.  She also facilitates relaxation and couples’ massage workshops.

Rosa Tavares enjoys the challenge and reward of helping those in pain discover their bodies’ innate healing abilities.  Drawing on her social work background and knowledge of yoga, Pilates and meditation she teaches and encourages home self-care practices.

She has been Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and a proud member of ABMP for over a decade.  She is also licensed by the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (License #18KT00501700).