• Emily Dunuwila BA, LMT

    Emily Dunuwila BA, LMT


    Emily is a bodyworker, educator, and embodiment coach. She studied massage therapy at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts, and later became a faculty member at the school. Her work combines neuromuscular, structural, and relaxation techniques to help clients address tissue imbalance, tension, and pain. She puts a strong emphasis on getting to know her clients, and the various sources of stress in their lives. Emily has worked with a wide array of clients in her private practice, including professional dancers, clients healing from chronic illness, and clients living with anxiety and depression. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania, in human development. Her studies focus on stress management and coping skills in kids, teens, and young adults. You can follow her on Instagram for relaxation and stress relief tips at @empwrbyem.


    What brings you joy?

    Outside of the office, playing music brings me joy. I’ve been a drummer since I was 11 years old and find self-expression through music to be healing, especially when collaborating with other artists. I also really enjoy walking around the city listening to supernatural and true crime podcasts while checking out all the cute cats and dogs in the neighborhood. You’ll often find me at a park drinking coffee at all hours of the day.

  • how I work

    What’s your superpower?

    I am a sensitive person and connect easily with others. This has helped me create a welcoming space where people feel comfortable opening up and sharing their needs to heal. Therefore, I work very well with those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. As someone who carries all of their stress in their upper back and shoulders, I have a special knack for helping those with the same issue. As a result, my treatments leave people feeling lighter, calmer, and more centered.

  • who I am

    What was before Six Fishes?

    Before Six Fishes, I was a full-time touring musician. I also still run a record label that works primarily with queer and trans artists. Touring is physically and emotionally exhausting. However, once I could apply the tools of acupuncture and herbal medicine, my health during long touring cycles improved greatly. Since then, I’ve wanted to share the benefits of this medicine with others. Also, working with the LGBTQIA+ community has changed the way I view inclusivity within the field of medicine.

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