Meet Our Staff
Rochele Jones, Executive Director, LMT, CIMI
Rochele graduated from the Galen Institute of Massage Therapy in 2002. She feels strongly that her treatments should leave her clients feeling balanced and ready to face the day. Using solid and steady lengthening techniques to reduce tension allows her clients to feel relaxed even when receiving deep pressure. When doing Integrative Bodywork/Massage, she can incorporate craniosacral therapy, reiki, myofascial, or deep tissue into your treatment. From 2005-2008, Rochele worked on many professional athletes, which helped broaden her knowledge of sports massage and injury recovery.
Rochele’s passion lies with pre/postnatal massage, helping moms-to-be and new moms with the changes their bodies (and lives) undergo. With over 15 years of experience working with prenatal clients and being a mom of two children herself, she understands fully the benefits massage can have within the family unit. Rochele implements and teaches our Infant Massage Instruction series. She has been teaching infant massage to new parents since becoming certified by the International Association of Infant Massage in 2008. As a massage therapist, she enjoys nothing more than working with a client throughout her pregnancy and then teaching her the gift of massage, which greatly enhances the bond with her new baby.
Jan has practiced massage for more than 25 years. Through extensive training in numerous bodywork modalities, she is adept at addressing her clients’ individual needs and concerns. Jan enjoys dealing with pain syndromes, headaches, and back and neck injuries. She has recently become certified in Matrix Energetics with a focus on shifting into a state of comfort and wellness with ease. She is also certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and Zen Trigger Point Therapy. She combines these very physical methods with energy work incorporating many years as a Reiki Master, Holographic Healing practitioner, and Craniosacral practitioner. She is also trained in Manual Lymph Drainage.
Orion finds value and enjoys helping people who need relief. For example, having experienced firsthand how much a back injury or neck pain can interfere with one’s quality of life, he pays particular attention to what’s going on in your body. He finds the best way to bring you relief.
Orion received his certification in massage therapy at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown and has advanced training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and Myofascial Release. Having had the unique opportunity of growing up within a household of holistically-minded parents, including a mother and father who are skilled bodyworkers & massage therapists, Orion experienced firsthand the healing benefits. This early exposure left a lasting impression on him, which has led to continual exploration of how the body heals through massage, yoga, and meditation.
Orion is also a certified Yoga teacher and a lifelong practitioner of martial arts. He enjoys the outdoors, running, watching a movie, or a quiet meditation in his free time.
David was first exposed to Chinese medicine in 1999. Soon after that, he began to study Qi Gong, a Chinese form of movement and meditation classically practiced to cultivate healing energy.
David is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a Master’s degree from the New England School of Acupuncture. He has a BA in East Asian Studies from Brown University and an MBA from Babson College. David is also an avid martial artist, and he is a Contra Mestre of Capoeira Angola with over 20 years of experience. In addition, he has studied traditional medicine in West Africa and meditative traditions from around the world.
David’s acupuncture practice is built on the insight developed over years of physical and mental training, firsthand experience with healing, an affinity for ancient texts, and the practicality of his business education.
Stephanie believes her life’s purpose is to help other people heal and using the art of massage therapy is one of her favorite ways to do so. She was trained and licensed in 2007 through Hesser College in Salem, NH. She is trained in Swedish and relaxation massage, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy techniques, Hot Stone Massage and has had some training in The Benjamin Institute Technique, which focuses on ligament injuries.
She is also trained in Prenatal Massage, which she has become more passionate about in recent years after the birth of her son. Through this experience, she learned that releasing the fear and preconceived notions we have about birth allows women to trust that their bodies will soften and open naturally. A prenatal massage is a tool in breaking the Fear-Tension-Pain cycle. She believes this empowers women to become warriors and gives them a better chance at having a pleasant birth experience.
A session with Stephanie includes a detailed conversation of your daily activities to find out your repetitive movements and possible problem areas that may be causing imbalances you weren’t even aware of. It also includes a treatment that will zero in on your requested focus areas and the secondary muscle groups to requested areas. A follow-up with recommended homework might include specific stretches or yoga poses to ensure you gain the most benefit from your time together.
Did we forget to mention she is also a trained yoga instructor? Several trips to West Africa allowed her to volunteer with children, including teaching them yoga, reading, and various other topics.
Ammon is professionally trained in both therapeutic and relaxation-focused massages and has worked in both spa and physical therapy environments since 2012. He is very adept at finding those areas of your body that need attention and then explaining how to adjust your body mechanics to diminish those problematic cycles of pain.
Having been trained in martial arts throughout his childhood and then years later as a dance instructor, Ammon developed a deep appreciation for mind/body awareness and learned to observe the body mechanics of his clients with a highly tuned focus. Eventually, Ammon became a classically-trained musician, and his use of vibration (sound) as a healing agent during massage became a natural extension of his healing nature and massage technique.
Jessenia specializes in helping clients reduce the effects of anxiety and enjoy the benefits of bodywork to relieve daily stress. As a graduate of the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, she has been trained in Swedish-style stress reduction, Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger-Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release. And as a former artist, her unique insight and interpretation allow her to reshape tensions in tailored ways for her clients.
Jessenia’s passion for exploring and encouraging human connection guides her in teaching her clients to observe and incorporate aspects of these relaxation techniques within their daily lives. As both an artist and a therapist, Jessenia brings a grounded approach to healing, using her hands to create balance for the needs her clients express.
Matt graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Therapeutic Massage in 2006. He is trained in both Orthopedic Massage and Craniosacral Therapy and integrates techniques from both modalities into his work. Matt values the unique way in which massage therapy guides the body to a state of relaxation that can help ease tension, decrease pain, and benefit overall health and well-being. He is sensitive to the client’s individual experiences and demonstrates an innate ability to observe and skillfully respond to the body.
Matt has been studying and practicing Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for the past few years and loves how this modality can calm the nervous system and help the body find balance.
He recently completed training that utilizes CST to treat concussion symptoms. There are few options available for those who have sustained concussions, and the uniquely light-but-focused touch of CST makes it an ideal treatment. CST is also an excellent option for those experiencing jaw tension and TMJ dysfunction.
Book an integrative session and combine CST with massage for a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience.
Matt also enjoys helping clients identify ways to improve posture and movement patterns to continue the healing process on their own time.
He is an avid trail runner and hiker in the Fells and Blue Hills and tries to be out in nature as much as possible. He also plays the guitar and is slowly but surely, trying to learn the piano.
Rachel specializes in helping clients let go of their stress and physical discomfort. You will shift into a relaxed state as she addresses your areas of pain, tension or restricted movement. After your treatment she will be glad to suggest a simple home exercise to help reinforce the health benefits of your massage.
Rachel is a graduate of The Massage School in Boston as well as being a yoga teacher. She believes that one of the great gifts of massage is to interrupt the cycle of physical and emotional tension, which can become so habitual that we might forget what it is like to be without it. Massage can quickly remind us that we are capable of feeling better and of true relaxation. And that experience can leave us with a visceral memory of a physiological and mental state that is conducive to healing and developing new healthier patterns.
Certified in Therapeutic Cupping and Reiki (Level 2) Luz has been a licensed massage therapist since 2014. Initially trained in Swedish, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Myofascial Therapy she is very skilled at working out those areas of tension common to everyone.
In fact, Luz likes to incorporate some stretching into her treatments because she knows it will help with posture and muscle performance & flexibility.
It will be obvious from the start how passionate Luz is about helping others get free of their pain while providing them with a calm and peaceful environment where they can feel safe and comfortable.
She also understands the importance of self-care, and encourages her clients to find a daily self-care routine that works for them.
Luz is bilingual and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Phoebe is a massage therapist with certifications in both Reiki and Polarity Therapy. She enjoys combining energy work, Craniosacral, and Structural Integration techniques into her massage sessions.
Phoebe’s journey into bodywork began in 2016 when she became a reiki master. This inspired her to keep learning and she began school at Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook for Polarity Therapy. Shortly after finishing her program and becoming a BCPP, she went back to learn massage. During her time at massage school she learned many different techniques. Her favorite modalities to use include deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, and neuromuscular.
In her spare time Phoebe enjoys practicing dance, circus arts as well as hiking and being in nature.