Hi there! My name is Cari, Dr. Dot’s assistant in upstate, NY.
Here is a little about myself:
I have an awesome daughter, who is 11 almost 12 whom, I love very much and she looks very much like me. We do a lot of things together. I enjoy the outdoors and am a very active person. I like to be on the go a lot. I love to play softball and hang with family and friends. They all mean the world to me.
When I was younger I moved around a lot, mostly throughout small towns of upstate, NY. But at the age of 10, I started massaging my favorite Aunt, who has Spina Bifida. I can remember that I was the only one strong enough and curious enough to work out the muscle spasms that would occur in her back and handle the fibrous/ropy feel to her muscles. I had always enjoyed helping others and once I started working on my Aunt, I realized my calling. I seemed to have this great ability to “feel” an issue in the muscle and release any tension that comes from it as though it were second nature. As the years passed I read anything I could get my hands on, on the muscles and massage. During my senior year of high school, I found there were no schools in my area, no scholarships available for massage school and none that accepted financial aid. But I had decided massage was what I wanted to do so I was ready to take on a personal loan to attend the Swedish Institute in NYC when I received a letter informing me that I had received a softball scholarship to a Division I college. I of course was excited since softball being a huge passion of mine and at 18 to play D-I ball was a dream come true. So I took the scholarship and majored in Marketing and minored in Physical therapy, I had to get to the muscles somehow!
After graduating with my degree I settled back in my home town with my daughter and worked in the corporate world for a marketing firm for nearly 7 years. I can honestly say that I like marketing and I enjoyed the job but it wasn’t what I LOVED and I was not completely happy. So, I decided to apply to the massage school in my then area, that had opened shortly after I graduated high school, at which I was accepted and completed my 1000 hours of course material, sat for my NYS boards and passed! And here I am today, finally doing what I LOVE! I spoil and help people everyday with my bodywork. I specialize in Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Thai-Yoga, ROM and stretching, Shiatsu, Reflexology, A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques), Kinesio Taping when needed.
How I came to be a Dr. Dot Assistant:
A friend of mine works at a venue where I live and at one show Dr. Dot’s team was backstage. He had sent me the information to check it out. I went to her site and after reading over her bio and checking into her you tube videos, CNN interviews etc. I emailed Dr. Dot and told her that what she did was amazing and I was curious what being an assistant would entail. As I noticed there were not any assistants in upstate NY. After emailing back and forth a few times we set an audition date and after a few reschedules I had made the drive to audition with her personally in New York City. While auditioning she told me I had “Strong hands” and “Great forearm work” and hired me.
I am available throughout upstate, NY in places such as: Syracuse, Albany, Saratoga, Rochester and Binghamton, to name a few. I am also available 24/7. I’m very excited to work as her assistant and look forward to working on you!
“Thank you so much for sending out Cari yesterday. 5 of us went to her, she was absolutely amazing!”
Suzanne (Management - Kid Rock)
“Five stars from everyone!”
Mike - Tour Manager (Creed)
“You gave the best massage I have ever gotten.”
Brian Marshall - Bassist (Creed)
“You gave a FANTASTIC massage and I wish you would live in LA.”
Nikki Sixx - Bassist (Mötley Crüe)
“"Just got done with Cari... Man, she is great, one of the best I have ever had."”
“"Everything was great as always thank you again"” Gabriel Iglesias TM Ryan
“"Both Kaya and Skye did a great job for us. We love your team, please send more Dot Bots asap"” Experience Hendrix Tour
“"Thank you so very much for your help Dot. We really couldn't do the shows without you!"” Dream Theater tour manager Brad
Yared enjoyed the massage very much!
Talked about it all evening.
Thank you again and I will contact you for any artist I will work with
” Yared Dibaba Tour manager Tom C.
“"you KNOW I would only use your team Dot. We go back way. You're the best!"” Mitch; Production Manager Steely Dan
“"The band LOVES your Dot Bots, thank you so much Dr. Dot"” Matisyahu manager Jason
“"You and your team ROCK!"” Fred, Maroon 5 Tour Manager
“"I am very familiar with the Dr. Her team is awesome"” Steve Vai Tour Manager Warren
“Thanks a lot for your help along the way!” Sherri - Production Coordinator (Mannheim Steamroller)
“"We really like Denise (Boston Dotbot) she does a great job in Mass.... Of course all the therapists have been great on this run" Jan. 2014” Gipsy Kings TM John
“"We were absolutely delighted with your service- very many thanks.
Simon"” Perfume (Japanese Band)
“"Heather (Seattle) was awesome...Pain is down from a 9 to about a 2 or 3. By far, one of the best massages I have ever gotten. As usual, you and your Bots rock!"” Van Halen Tour Management Mike. M
“Thank you for your service and follow up” Diana Krall TM Maria
“Rachelle = no more muscle spasms…… You both are my heroes. The rest of the crew is complete agreement.
Tom H” Three Dog Night TM Tom H.
“To Whom It May Concern:
I have been touring for about 22 years with many different bands (Dave Matthews, Tracy Chapman, Primus, etc etc...)
The masseuse I had today for The Weepies show at The State Room in SLC, Danielle, was perhaps one of the best I have ever had.
Everything from her disposition to her skills. My entire band and crew adored her.
I felt it was important to tell how amazing this woman was, and how she brightened our day.
Manager – The Weepies” Brett, Manager – The Weepies
“Denise, Denver, Colorado DotBot was the Best Ever!” Gypsy, Tour manager of Behemoth
“Thank you for all the great therapy over the touring year. I appreciate your professional staff and look forward to working with them again soon.” Steve Miller
“Excellent. Loving your service - girls have been fantastic.” John Nave (Tour Manager - Gipsy Kings)
“Thanks so much for your help!!! We will be in touch for future tours!” Susan, Casting Crowns Tour Manager
“I only and will only use DOT BOTS!” Sid Wilson (Slipknot)
“"Service has been very good on this tour. Hanne in Munich was great."” Jason Mraz tour manager Matt S.
“"They were very pleased, excellent job. Thanks again"” Empire of the Sun TM Tim
“Dear Dr Dot,
Thank you for setting up Therapists along the way of our tour. THAT was a huge help to Band/Crew to keep them feeling better and fit!
” Johnny Lang Tour manager Brad
“"Sheila in Detroit yesterday was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!"” Harry Connick Jr. Tour Manager
“The Dots we had rocked!” Christopher - Tour Manager (Bad Company)
“ "The bots this tour have all been awesome and made everyone
have a better time." Sam” Edward Sharp and the magnetic Zero's
“"Once again, Dr Dots comes thru! Thanks!"” Victor Wooten PM/TM Jack T.
“I want to thank you for coming through these last couple of times Dot. Your team has been completely professional and nothing short of stellar.” Luis - Manager of Maxwell
Production Manager, Stage Manager, Rigger, Monitor Engineer & More!
I have been using Dr. Dots "DotBots" for years. Her girls have seen many of the artists and crew that I have TM/PM'd for. Her girls are always on time, friendly, and professional. You need to make time and room on your tour for Dr. Dot's services. By far the best in the business.” Clay Hutson Production Manager (Guns and Roses, Alice in Chains, Staind)
“I love using your Dot Bots they are always so professional and provide excellent service regardless of the city or continent! They always make my clients very happy and at the end of the day that's all that matters!” Clay - Tour Manager (Staind) and Guns n' Roses Monitor Engineer