Nicole began her career as an
engineer. She graduated from Northeastern University, Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. After starting her full time job as an engineer, she decided to attend massage school during the evenings as a personal interest. Nicole graduated from SpaTech in Ipswich in December, 2005 and opened her tiny, one room Skin to Soul Massage in January 2006. Massaging most evenings after her engineering job, she grew her practice easily. After about 4 years and much thought, Nicole took the leap and decided to follow her true passion and become a massage therapist full time.
Nicole completed John F. Barnes Myofascial I, II and unwinding courses in Sedona in February, 2011. She became very focused on myofascial work and transitioned to mostly Myofascial work in February, 2012. She realized a life long dream when she decided to expand her massage business into a Self Improvement Center in September, 2011. She continued with her MFR coursework after opening her center and has completed classes up to the Advanced Level and will be facilitating John Barnes Study Groups in the North Shore Boston Area beginning October 2013.
Nicole’s passion is growth and progression. She is dedicated to giving her clients results and a different way of approaching life.
Danielle graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in 2007 with her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was first introduced to myofascial release during a clinical internship working with an expert level John Barnes therapist through Vanderbilt Center for Integrated Health at Vanderbilt Medical Center. After three months working side by side with her mentor, Danielle knew this was how she wanted to practice and engage her clients in their healing.
At this time, Danielle has completed John Barnes MFR 1, Unwinding, Fascial Pelvis, Rebounding, Cervical Thoracic and a week-long Skill Enhancement Seminar. Danielle is also a certified Graston practitioner and utilizes massage cupping and tuning fork therapy when appropriate to compliment MFR treatments. She is also proficient in gait and running analysis.
Danielle’s passion is to always continue to grow as a therapist utilizing MFR as the innovative, comprehensive and whole body approach to evaluate and treat dysfunction and pain.
Outside of work, Danielle enjoys traveling, hiking, baking, running, yoga, reading and spending time with her husband.
Katie Brockway attended The Massage School in Acton, MA where she completed their 800hr program including more than 200 clinic hours.
Before pursuing massage, Katie studied Fine Art and French at Skidmore College graduating in 2008. In 2011 she completed Prana Power Yoga’s Assistant training program and assisted students in classes for a year. During her time as a yoga assistant she learned how rewarding the healing power of touch could be.
Katie studies and practices the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach and has completed MFR Seminars 1, 2, Unwinding, Rebounding and Cervical Thoracic. She has also studied Zen Shiatsu and is a Reiki Master. In her free time she is making arts and crafts and enjoying the outdoors.
Laura Lee received her massage therapy license after
Alanna received her license in massage therapy from The Salter School in Malden in 2008 after a 900-hour professional course, including 200 hours in a clinical setting . She is skilled in many different massage modalities including Swedish relaxation, deep tissue, and prenatal massage. She has over 5 years of experience working in a massage studio as an MT and supervisor. She has vast experience with focus on chronic neck and back pain and has taken several continuing education courses, including focus massage for the neck and back. She concentrates on providing a relaxing and comfortable massage experience that adjusts to each clients needs.
In her free time, she spends her time with her significant other, Frank, and their son, Andrew. She also enjoys reading long books and listening to an eclectic collection of music.
Daniel graduated with a BS in Geophysics from the University of Chicago and worked in a paleontology (dinosaur bones) lab for several
years before becoming a massage therapist. Working with people was a welcome change from working with microscopes. After getting his license for massage therapy in January 2010 he worked for a number of years at hotels, spas, and a gym.
Having worked for years as a massage therapist, in the past year he has taken courses in John Barnes Myofascial Release – Myofascial Release I, Myofascial Release II, and Rebounding. These courses have opened up a whole new world of therapeutic possibilities for him and his clients.
Antonia Longo is a graduate of Cortiva Institute – Boston. She graduated with honors and was awarded the President’s Scholarship for her class. Driven by her passion for health and wellness, she stays informed regarding the latest research in manual therapies. Antonia specializes in Therapeutic Massage and Specific Injury Treatment. She has taken levels 1&2 of NeuroKinetic Therapy, an approach that utilizes manual muscle testing and the connection between the brain and the body in order to understand and treat muscular dysfunction and imbalance. Antonia has attended John Barnes MFR 1 and continues to further her education in that modality. Her styles range from Intuitive Energy Work to Sports Massage, and Deep Tissue Techniques. It is her mission to minister to her clients as the unique individuals that they are. Antonia believes in creating positive energy by promoting and facilitating well-being in the lives of the individuals whom she cares for.
Sandy Lyons received her license for massage therapy from Spa Tech in Ipswich. She is skilled in several different techniques such as, Swedish massage for relaxation, Deep tissue, Neuro Muscular Therapy and Hot Stones. Sandy has attended John Barnes Myofascial Release 1 and is excited to continue through the world of Myofascial Release. Sandy uses her techniques to encourage healing to sore muscles and bothersome knots while maintaining a conscious touch keeping your comfort level in mind. Her philosophy is “massage does not have to be painful to be effective.”
Sarah attended Framingham State College and earned a degree in Communications. After graduating from college, Sarah worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a legislative aide but maintained an interest in massage, working on friends and family. It wasn’t until 2002 when she injured her neck and shoulder while working out that she trully saw the benifits of massage and bodywork and decided to pursue massage therapy as a career. In the fall of 2003, with the support of family and friends, Sarah began her training in massage therapy at Palmer Institute of Massage and Body Work. She has studied trigger point therapy, shiatsu, pregnancy and deep tissue massage. With the knowledge and experience she has gained, Sarah’s goal is to help reduce pain and stress that is associated with chronic pain.
Sarah enjoys meeting new people and has traveled through Europe, China and Thailand. When she is not working, she spends her time with family; her husband Steve and son Ethan. They enjoy being in the outdoors, hiking and going to the beach.
Sean studied at Cortiva Institute in Watertown, MA, where he received the accreditation required for his license in Massage Therapy. He is a Native New Englander that grew up sailing the North and South Shores of Massachusetts. He has a BSME from Lehigh University and a successful twenty plus year career in the field of Process Control designing and implementing automated systems.
Sean now brings his intuitive approach of analyzing electromechanical systems to the field of bodywork. He has focused his continued education of bodywork in the area of myofascial release in order to better understand the three dimensional inter connective tissue called fascia . By listening, questioning and educating he works with the individual to resolve issues of tension or pain in their body. Sean’s passion for understanding the root cause of the problem helps to ensure the client’s good health.
When not massaging clients Kayla spends most of her time playing with and practicing Myofascial techniques on her adorably wrinkled Shar-pei puppy, Knoxville, who provides her with plenty of skin and fascia to palpate.
Dorothea is a Reiki Master and Teacher. She graduated with a Magna Cum Laude Degree in Psychology, Mathematics and Secondary Ed. She is a Hospital Trained Master-Clinical Hypnotherapist, Instructor of Hypnotherapy and is a member of The Board of Directors of The National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards in Hypnosis. Her interests and avocations include exercising and teaching dance, fashion design & creation, writing poetry (she has read some of her works on local cable TV), gardening, and reading both fiction and non-fiction. Dorothea is available to book by appointment only through a short phone consultation. This consultation is completely FREE. Please call Dorothea directly at (781) 720-9216 to schedule your Reiki or hypnotherapy appointment.
Cindy Gittleman, MA, MA, CAGS, founder of Sunrise Mindfulness,LLC, holds graduate degrees from Columbia University and City University of New York. She undertook additional graduate training in psychology at Adelphi University and earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Cindy completed the Stress Reduction Program, the Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive training for experienced MBSR teachers offered by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She has appeared as a guest on “America Works Radio,” the local cable access television programs “Shrink Rap” and “Where’s Wilmington,” and has presented workshops on mindfulness-based stress reduction to various organizations and groups.
Cindy established Sunrise Mindfulness as a means of assisting people in living more fully, both personally and professionally, through the use of mindfulness practices. She has extensive experience working with diverse individuals in a variety of settings. A gifted practitioner who quickly puts people at ease through her open, down to earth style, it is clear to anyone who works with Cindy that she is devoted to helping others access their own inner resources.
Ed has been a reiki master and teacher of the Usuii tradition since 1996. He has been a professional psychic for about 19 years. He can use many divination tools including tarot, runes, palmistry and a crystal ball. Ed also does channeled and mediumship readings in addition to individual and past life readings. Ed leads meditation groups in a professional and private capacity. To learn more about Ed and how he came to be at Skin to Soul, check out his blog post: Ed Record