Roving Shield Wellness

relaxation and lasting relief through holistic therapy

Muscular tension, nerve pain, stress and other chronic forms of discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. At Roving Shield Wellness, our mission is to combine traditional wisdom with modern methodology to consistently deliver results that you can feel right away, and that have a lasting positive impact on your physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

At Roving Shield Wellness, every aspect of your care is customized from start to finish. During your initial session, you will engage in a one-on-one consultation with an experienced bodywork practitioner to define goals and create a personalized treatment plan to directly address your issues. Sessions can be scheduled to take place at our modern office or in the comfort of your own home.

Your Path to Wellness Starts Here

Our professional bodywork practitioners pull from their depth of formal training and first-hand experience to identify and implement solutions that reflect your unique situation. We specialize in the multi-modal application of craniosacral therapy, neurokinetic therapy, reiki, sleep coaching, neuromuscular therapy (trigger point), reflexology, kinesiology (athletic taping) and sleep therapy as well as a complete spectrum of integrative massage techniques including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, prenatal massage, post-natal massage and sports therapy.

Normal activities like sitting and exercising can offset the natural balance of soft tissues that surround your brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral therapy is the process of recalibrating these membranes and fluids through calculated application of light pressure.

When one or more of your muscles isn’t working properly, your body can subconsciously activate other muscles to compensate. We'll identify detrimental movement patterns and correct them by releasing tension in overworked muscles and help you relax the tension your muscles.

From physiological factors like diet, exercise and caffeine intake to environmental factors like sleep space and screen time – our sleep coaches explore every possible technique to assure you get the rejuvenating rest you need and deserve.

Reiki is the Japanese practice of regulating the body’s natural energy force to promote both physical and spiritual well-being. This technique is often used in conjunction with traditional medical and psychological treatments to enhance healing and alleviate side-effects.


At Roving Shield Wellness, our therapeutic massage professionals perform a wide variety of cutting-edge massage treatment options, including; hot stone massage, prenatal massage, neuromuscular massage, deep tissue massage and more. Receiving massage therapy from an experienced bodywork practitioner provides both immediate and long-term health benefits.

Contact our Boston team to schedule an appointment for professional bodywork. Early evening and Saturday time slots are available for your convenience. Choose to meet in our Metro Boston location or in the comfort of your own home.

Meet Johanna, The Roving Shield Maiden

Roving Shield Wellness' Founder, Johanna Gorton
Roving Shield Wellness' Founder, Johanna Gorton

At Roving Shield Wellness, we combine traditional wisdom with modern methodology to consistently deliver results that our clients can feel right away and have a lasting positive impact on their physical, mental and spiritual state. Our name is a tribute by our founder, Johanna Gorton, to the Roving Shield Maidens of ancient Nordic culture who were female protectors of the world – with whom she has come to closely identify with through extensive travel and research. This empowering spirit is at the heart of every one of the services we offer. The Nordic concepts of ‘hygge’ (loosely translating to ‘cozy’) and lagom (loosely translating to ‘just right’) are integral aspects of our comfortable and personalized approach.