The Therapists at Stowe Village Massage
Caitlin completed a program at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA in 1997. There she studied; Acupressure, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do, Chakra-Balancing, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Pre-Natal Massage. In 1999, she studied Thai Massage at Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, CA. She worked in Chiropractic Clinics, Spas, Fitness Gyms, and Salons. She also completed a Certified Nutritional Counseling program, out of Aurora, CO in 1998. She studied Western and Chinese Herbs, Five Element Nutrition and Asian Diagnostic Techniques on my own since 1990. She completed a Level 1 Sound Balancing study in October 2011 in Morrisville, VT. Caitlin has focused largely on Pre-Natal Massage, hormone-balancing Issues for women, acute pain relief, chronic pain relief, immune system and digestion challenges, stress-reduction, and deep relaxation.
Cheryl received her Associates Degree in Massage and Bodywork from CCV in 2001. She believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and strives to create a sacred space for each individual, allowing their own healing process to emerge. In 2010, she became certified to teach Bikram Yoga, and in 2013 she completed her 200 hour Hatha Yoga teaching certification form Laughing River Yoga. Cheryl believes that it is essential to nourish the body, mind, and the spirit in order to return to ultimate wellness. She is trained in Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, pre-natal, myofascial and trigger point therapy, deep tissue, sports massage, and Reiki. She also believes that nature plays a huge role in our healing process and if not working or teaching you will find her in the mountains or near the water recharging her own vital life force energy.
Holly began her studies in body-mind healing in the early 90’s with trainings in Polarity Therapy, Brain Gym and Touch for Health. In 2004, after many years working on friends and family, she received her national certification in massage from CCV. Since then she has received training in neuromuscular therapy, myoskeletal therapy and core myofascial release. Holly is especially interested in deep tissue and myofascial approaches, and in the body-mind effect, including meditation. Listening to the needs of clients, and adjusting sessions as we go is especially rewarding.
Irvin is a 2007 graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage (FLSM) in Ithaca, NY where he received his New York State Massage License. While at FLSM, he enjoyed learning Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu. After graduation, Irvin completed a study of Kinesis Myofascial Integration with Thomas Myers and became a Board Certified Structural Integrator in 2011. He also has taken trainings in scar tissue integration and has recently gone back to school to get his Master’s degree in occupational therapy. Irvin specializes in deep tissue massage.
Janah is a graduate of Green Mountain Massage School. She is trained in Swedish and Deep tissue massage, Hot and Cold stone massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and hydrotherapy modalities. She is also certified in Abhyanga massage, an Ayurvedic oil therapy. Janah is deeply committed to her studies in massage, Ayurveda, herbalism and yoga and has a special interest in women’s health. She incorporates and blends different aspects of her trainings in her massages to create a unique session for each individual client. Janah is passionate about achieving a satisfying and relaxing massage, helping bring the client a deep sense of well-being.
Jenn S is a 2013 graduate of The Pyramid Holistic Massage School in Rutland, Vermont. This holistic program focused on healing the physical body while using intuition to tune into the body’s energetic field. She is trained in several types of massage including relaxing Swedish massage, deep tissue, maternity, sports massage, hot stone, reflexology and reiki. In 2013 Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science degree from Johnson State College with a concentration on science-based Wellness and Alternative Medicine. Her educational background has provided her with experience in herbal healing, the practice of yoga, and stress reduction techniques. Jenn enjoys incorporating deep breathing into her practice when necessary, and believes body work is an essential part in practicing wellness. When she is not practicing massage you can find Jenn coaching others on the slopes and enjoying the mountains.
Jennifer K began her journey into the world of massage in 2006. Upon completing massage school in Boston, MA she has practiced in a variety of environments, also spending several years instructing and managing a massage school program. Jennifer integrates various techniques into each personalized session such as trigger point therapy, deep tissue, lymphatic facilitation and energy work. An avid hiker, trail runner, snowshoer and skier, Jennifer can be found enjoying the Vermont landscape during all four seasons.
Jessica trained over 600 hours at Green Mountain Massage School in Hyde Park, VT, a NCBTMB Certified School, graduating spring of 2015. This school believes a strong knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, and Ethics, blended with an energetic understanding of the body, creates a solid foundation for skilled massage therapists. Committed to continuing education, Jessica is on her path to a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Wellness & Alternative Medicine at Johnson State College and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience to help you obtain your optimal health. Receiving a massage is an investment in yourself and those you care about, to support your best self to live your authentic truth.
Kate has been a massage therapist over 30 years. Kate has taught Deep Tissue, Anatomy & Physiology, and Energy Work at several massage schools. In 2000, Kate graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a 4-yr. international program of healing through the human energy field. Kate has worked in private practice and in chiropractic, osteopathic and physical therapy offices. Trained in both Asian and Western bodywork styles, Kate integrates structural, energetic, and facilitated stretching modalities to bring clients ease, relaxation and expansion. ABMP certified, Kate welcomes clients Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Mary holds a certificate of Massage Therapy from Green Mountain Massage School. She has been trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish and Therapeutic massage, and Reflexology, Hot/Cold Stone Massage, Aromatherapy, and Hydrotherapy modalities. During her time with GMMS she participated in Johnson State College Wellness Day, introducing chair massage to community members. She volunteered at the 2014 Burlington City Marathon, giving massages to athletes post-race. She looks forward to exploring the many health benefits of massage.
Mary Ellen is a nationally board certified therapeutic massage & bodywork practitioner (NCBTMB) and a member of ABMP. Before coming to massage therapy, her educational background was in nuclear medical technology and emergency medicine. Her desire to help people heal and prevent injury is what motivated and inspired her to become a massage therapist. Mary Ellen began her practice in 2009 after studying at the Community College of VT in Morrisville. She has had training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Acupressure, Hot Stone and Thai massage. Mary Ellen believes listening well is an integral factor in her success with her clients.
Melanie is a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist and is licensed in the state of Oregon. She graduated from Central Oregon Community College in 2009. Her style incorporates an Integrative approach which may include a blend of Swedish detoxifying strokes, energy balancing techniques, slow deep tissue release, rapid cross fiber friction and active and passive stretching. Each session is individually designed to meet the needs and goals of each client. Melanie is currently enrolled in a 500 hour 5 Element Shiatsu program at the Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Northampton, MA and is hopeful that more people will be receptive to try Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Bodywork, which are done fully clothed, on a futon style mat on the floor.
Mia has been the Massage Manager at Stowe Village Massage since March 2012. She graduated from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Worcester MA in 1997 and holds a MA State license in Muscular Therapy and is a member of AMTA. Mia has had extensive training in anatomy and physiology as well as pregnancy massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Stone massage and stretching. She has also studied Reiki and Clinical Orthopedic Massage. Mia combines a variety of modalities in order to achieve the client’s needs and goals for their massage.
Sonja has been practicing the art of massage therapy for 22 years and Esthetics for 11 years. She is a graduate of Johnson State College with a B.S. in Health Science, a graduate of The Vermont School of Professional Massage and The Vermont School of Cosmetology.
She incorporates a blend of massage modalities she has acquired over the years through study and practice. Each massage is unique to the individual. Modalities used could include: Swedish, Trigger Point, Shiatsu, Compression, Sports, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Stretching, Holding, Rocking and PNF. She also practices energy techniques including: Reiki, Chakra Balancing and North American Indigenous energy healing techniques.
In addition to these modalities she is also well versed in alternative medicine practices: Herbalism, supplements, organic gardening, food combining, cooking, juicing, meditation, crystals and sound therapy/healing.
Susan graduated from the Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville, VA in 1995, is a National Board Certified Massage Therapist (NCBTMB) and is licensed in the state of Virginia. She specializes in the treatment of chronic pain and injury through a diverse blend of modalities including Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Acupressure. She also has a great affinity for sports massage and working with elderly clients. Susan’s hope is to facilitate greater ease of movement in the body and in life.