“Knowledge can make you a therapist, intuition can make you a healer.”

-Nishala Joy Devi

Nicole Anastas, CLMT, CNMT, RYT500

Nicole has a passion for transforming lives through yoga, meditation and bodywork. Embody Balance was born to help others in their transformation; using massage, mindfulness and yoga practices to sink beneath the turbulence of day-to-day life and experience serenity, centered-ness, and great health.

As a licensed massage therapist since 2002, Nicole has years of education and thousands of hours of experience. Her training includes certifications in Neuro-muscular therapy, and Thai massage, as well as training in Swedish, deep tissue, joint mobilization, reflexology, and Polarity energy balancing. Her style is intuitive and integrative, listening to her clients needs and combining techniques to offer deep, thorough and nurturing bodywork.

Nicole completed an intensive 200 hour Yoga teacher training with David Vendetti at South Boston Yoga in 2009. Since then, she has taught Hatha and Vinyasa classes in studios and fitness centers in Boston and on the North Shore. Spring of 2016, Nicole completed her advanced training in Yoga Therapy with TriYoga Boston, and her certification as a Childlight Yoga Instructor adding kids yoga, meditation and other therapeutic classes to her teaching schedule.

She has lived on the North Shore of Boston since 1993, is mom to one fabulous 12 year old daughter; her assistant Luna, the dog and two cats, Snowflake and Tiger.


  • Endicott College, BS Business Marketing, 1998
  • Palmer School of Massage & Bodywork, 650 hours certification, 2001-2002
  • Paul St. John Neuromuscular therapy, certification, 2005
  • South Boston Yoga, Body Awakening 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2008-2009
  • TriYoga Boston, TriYoga 300 hour Therapeutic Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, 2013-2014
  • Childlight Yoga, Certification in teaching Yoga to children 2-18 yrs, 2015

Heather L. Hersey, BCPP, RPP, LMT

Heather is a U.S. Licensed Massage Therapist trained and certified by the Polarity Realization Institute on the north shore of Boston, Massachusetts, where she has owned and operated her own private practice for over fifteen years. Heather’s mission as a professional therapist and bodyworker is to support her clients in healing and wellness using an integrative approach involving energetic touch, exercises and nutrition. Her unique approach helps her clients reduce stress, increase vital energy and promote healing through self-awareness.

Heather specializes in Holistic Massage and “Polarity Therapy”, a system of energetic touch, reflex and acupressure points that balance energy flow in the body. Her integrative approach and practice of Polarity Therapy focuses on the flow and balance of energy as the foundation of good health.

Lisa Abbate, CHt

A former software industry professional, Lisa received her certifications in hypnosis from both the Thomas Institute of Hypnosis and the National Guild of Hypnotists.

In addition to traditional hypnotherapy training, Lisa’s influences include Louise Hay, Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holms, Wayne Dyer and other uplifting thought leaders that bring positive momentum and transformation to our world. Lisa believes that change is possible at any age.