The Therapists at Stowe Village Massage
Beth is a Nationally Board Certified Bodyworker. In 1996 a ‘hobby’ shiatsu class enticed her into the world of massage. Her interests and studies expanded to include Traditional, Stone and Thai massage, Reflexology, Cupping, Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy and Energy Medicine. Honoring the innate wisdom of the body, her intention is to increase awareness for the client and assist in comfortably releasing tension and stress.
Fiona studied massage therapy in Santa Fe, New Mexico is 2014. She enjoys combining many modalities to form a complete and whole treatment tailored to different individual unique needs. She skillfully combines energy work with deep to moderate work combined with trigger point therapy. While being a receptive listener, she also appreciates a quiet and safe atmosphere during massages.
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.
Janah is a FSMTB certified massage therapist that lives with her family in Walden Vermont. She enjoys her home and garden, being outdoors and of course massage! Through her commitment to continued education Janah has obtained additional training in Ayurvedic massage, Thai yoga massage and a 200 hour yoga teacher training. She looks forward to continued growth and learning throughout her life and is excited to offer healing to her community and beyond.
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.
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 on Fridays.
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.
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.
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 and has been living in Vermont more often than not. Her style incorporates an Integrative approach which blends Eastern and Western techniques. Although sessions are designed to meet the needs and goals of each client, her approach tends to lean towards addressing fascial restrictions by using a thicker emollient while incorporating acupressure and Thai massage stretches. In her free time she enjoys gardening, being in nature, practicing yoga and traveling.
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.
Virginia graduated from the leading school of Institute for Integrative Nutrition based out of New York and also gaining Board Certification in Health Coaching. It was at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she discovered her passion for wholesome nutrition and clean eating, preventative care along with her passion for helping others. After completing board certification as a health coach, she decided to pursue a career as a Certified Massage Therapist. She is focusing on an approach that can heal the body from past and new injuries, ease the mind of worries and anxieties that can sometimes paralyze us and chronic pain that can cripple our daily routines.