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Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers
Sheila Scheick is a licensed and Nationally Certified muscular therapist and the founder of Zen Muscular Therapy & Wellness Center. She holds a certificate in Advanced Massage Therapy from the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork. She is also a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Sheila specializes in providing pain relief for sciatic problems and other back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and neck and shoulder injuries. Her methods of bodywork include Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Reflexology, and Prenatal Massage. Since becoming a muscular therapist, it has been Sheila’s mission to help people achieve a balance of mind, body and soul by providing clients with pain relief, relaxation, education, and overall well-being.
Birgit von der Heide is a Massachusetts Licensed and Nationally Certified massage therapist and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She graduated from the Massage Institute of New England and has been practicing massage therapy since 1996. Her education and expertise include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Prenatal Massage, Chair Massage, and Reiki. Birgit’s goal for her clients is to achieve relaxation, relieve tension and pain, enhance range of motion, and create a general sense of well-being and comfort.
Marcia is a licensed massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has been a member of our Zen team for over a decade and is trained in various modalities of Massage Therapy, which allows for the customization of individual massage treatments.
Her training includes Swedish Massage, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, and Chair Massage. She is also certified and trained in Spa Treatments that include paraffin wax treatments, salt and sugar glows, Mudd, Seaweed and Linen Wraps as well as Hydrotherapy. Marcia is a certified Level I and II Reiki practitioner and holds a certification in The Foundations of Essential Oil Therapy.
Kelly Gerasimov is a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse. She is a graduate of The Salter School of Massage Therapy and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Upon completion of her massage training, Kelly passed the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination.
Her methods of bodywork include Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone, Prenatal Massage, Chair Massage and salt/sugar exfoliation. Kelly incorporates these modalities along with trigger point, myofascial release, PNF techniques and stretching to provide a unique therapeutic session for her clients to help reduce stress, pain and discomfort from daily life, overuse or injury.
Sarah is a Massachusetts Licensed massage therapist and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She graduated from the Spa Tech Institute of Ipswich, MA. She is also a Reiki Master through the Kurukulla center of Tibetan Studies and a Certified Herbalist from Greenwood Herbals of Limerick Maine. Her education and expertise include prenatal/postnatal massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone, Essential oils, polarity therapy and Reiki.
Vivian Sardy is a licensed massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She graduated from the Holistic Massage Program at Spa Tech Institute which also included training in Polarity therapy, a deeply relaxing, energy based therapy that restores balance and alignment to the body. Vivian is also trained in various bodywork techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Hot Stone massage and Stretch and Flexibility treatments. Her passion is to create a comfortable space where her clients can experience the highest level of healing possible. Combining her passion and energy along with these modalities, she customizes every session to meet her clients’ needs.
Ursula Zolnova is a graduate of The Healing Touch institute, and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. She is a certified Reflexologist, and is trained in several massage modalities including swedish, deep tissue, prenatal massage, hot stone, and chair massage. Ursula enjoys incorporating multiple techniques during her sessions including trigger point work and assisted stretching. She brings many years of experience and knowledge to each session to provide pain relief and healing to each and every client she works with.
Laura Haley is the owner of “All is Well – For Body, Mind & Spirit” where she offers energy healing services (Reiki, IET, BioMat, Distant Healing), intuitive guidance, and spiritual counseling. She offers many empowering workshops including Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET) certification classes, meditation workshops, angel connection workshops, and much more. She is a compassionate and insightful healer and teacher who is deeply devoted to the well-being and success of her clients and students. Laura’s certifications include: Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET) Master/Instructor, Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Lightarian™ Reiki Level II, Magnified Healing® Teacher of Level I, Practitioner of the Pathway Prayer Process into the heart of the Akashic Records, Lightarian™ Angel Link Facilitator, The Melchizedek Method, and Science of Dowsing.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit her website.
Yoga & Pilates Instructors
Kate has been a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher since 2002, and a devoted student of yoga and eastern philosophy for over 10 years. She has completed the Spiritual Lifestyle Program, a three-month yoga retreat at the Kripalu Center, as well as a semester intensive in Buddhist Studies through the Naropa Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal and a number of further workshops in Kripalu, Svaroopa and Tibetan styles of yoga.
Cornelia discovered the joy of practicing yoga in the summer of 2004 in a Power Yoga class and later found out how much she loved teaching yoga and this led her down a path towards her certifications. In 2007 she completed the Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Certification followed by the Teacher Training Program in Hatha Yoga. She currently teaches beginner classes in the style of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. Looking to expand her knowledge base, she completed Chakra Yoga and Restorative Yoga certifications and is currently enrolled to study with Seane Corn.
Yoshiko Gray earned her degree in Physical Education in Japan and has worked extensively as a personal trainer. She has also studied alternative medicine techniques including Thai Yoga Body Work and Reflexology. Yoshi began practicing Yoga under Connie Glore in the United States in 2002. After years of practice she decided to study to become a yoga teacher. She is now a registered yoga teacher and is trained in Hatha Yoga. She enjoys practicing different types of yoga and currently studies the Iyengar Yoga style under Patricia Walden, Liz Owen and Karen Wenc
Rashmi’s foray into the practice of Yoga began when she started practicing Hatha Yoga in India, involving cleaning processes, Suksam Vyayam, Pranayam (Breathing), Poses and Meditation. Shortly thereafter, she started teaching Hatha yoga. Currently in the United States, she is a registered yoga teacher and has a certification in Vinyasa Yoga. She has also mastered Iyengar Yoga, Pre-Natal yoga, Kundalini Breathing and Thai Massage. Additionally, Rashmi specializes in Suksam Vyayam, which pertains to the practice of short interval exercises accompanied by rapid breathwork. These are highly effective body sculpting exercises that are done from head to toe and are beneficial in preventing and curing various ailments. Rashmi usually teaches fusion classes that incorporate different styles and her classes are tailored according to specific needs, especially if anyone is encountering a particular health issue.
Marie is a registered yoga teacher and has certification in Vinyasa yoga. Her goal, as a yoga teacher, is to entice her students to fall in love with yoga, like she did. All her life, she has been interested in keeping active and fit. As a result of natural aging, she was subtly losing her range of motion and flexibility, which she noticed in the simplest daily actions, her careless ease, had become more deliberate and sometimes painful. After a few yoga classes, Marie found more energy, less pain, improved strength and flexibility and as a result more confidence with her health and wellbeing. Marie would love to provide this gift of wellbeing to others.