joseph gillamJoseph W. Gillam, BA LMT NCBMT
Member American Massage Therapy Association

My studies in movement, anatomy, kinesthetic awareness and bodywork began over 15 years ago at the start of an international dance career where I performed with Mark Morris Dance Group, The Erick Hawkins Dance Company and Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

At one point, a neck injury nearly sidelined my career, but the therapeutic support of a massage therapist got me out of the wings and back on stage. That healing event sparked my interest in injury rehabilitation, which evolved into a curiosity about the neuromuscular connections in the body, the connection of thoughts and emotions that create conscious and unconscious movement patterns. These habits often perpetuate cycles of pain, movement restrictions and dysfunction.

In 2002, I retired from dancing professionally and moved to Ithaca to attend The Finger Lakes School of Massage. After graduation, I worked for Bodyworks.

In 2005, I established The Articulate Body. I consider myself a partner in your unique healing process. By creating a warm and welcoming environment, I invite open communication. My experience allows me to offer a customized experience that integrates various modalities coupled with body awareness instruction.

pictureThe natural beauty of Ithaca’s gorges, its eclectic art scene, and the unfettered compassion of Ithacans in general are a constant inspiration. I invite you to join The Articulate Body in supporting one or more of the organizations that make Ithaca an incredible place to live, learn, play and grow.


Ithaca Health Alliance/Ithaca Free Clinic

Tompkins County SPCA

Cayuga Dog Rescue

picture2Southern Tier Aids Program/AIDS Ride

Kitchen Theatre Company

Tompkins Community Action






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