Skin to Soul was founded in 2006 by Nicole Russo, LMT. Our massage and myofascial therapists are handpicked for their gift of touch and attentiveness. Most have also been trained in the John Barnes Myofascial Release Technique and all take pride in using their training and skills to help clients heal physically and emotionally.

At Skin to Soul, our mission is to challenge the status quo and give our clients a unique authentic approach to health care. Our team of highly skilled and experienced therapists are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, open environment for our clients’ healing journey. Through listening to our clients’ needs we are able to create an individualized approach to treatment that is effective in freeing our clients from pain. By gently supporting, we witness our clients process emotional blocks, opening the door to discovering their true inner self and inner joy. Through education, we empower our clients to become more self-aware of their bodies and patterns and then give them the tools necessary to leave feeling confident that they can help themselves. Schedule a massage or myofascial therapy session today and get started on the next page of your journey.

Catherine Caissie, LMT

Catherine has been a massage therapist and physical therapy assistant for over 10 years. She specializes in injury and surgical recovery.  As a physical therapy assistant I value and enjoy offering manual therapy for the post surgical orthopedic patients. This passion led me to pursue further training in massage.

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Meghan Gifford, LMT

Meghan completed her massage training in 2013 at Cortiva Institute, Boston. Understanding that self care is essential for overall wellness; Meghan is proud to offer relaxation, deep tissue, and prenatal massage.

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Jennifer Magnasco​, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist

Jennifer is a 2009 graduate of the Everest Institute in Chelsea, MA. She had originally planned on going to school for photography. Her mother was attending school for medical assisting and told her to look into the massage therapy program.

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Lemuel Brown, LMT

Lemuel graduated from Lincoln Tech in 2007 with his MT license and later on his  medical assistant certification. He specializes in sports massage and trigger point therapy, among others.

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Roberta Prado, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist

Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Swedish Massage. I am very passionate about working with the human body and helping my clients enhance their health and well being through touch. I received my Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy in Brazil.

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Tabitha Doty, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist

Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Thai Massage. I am a 2011 graduate from Cortiva Institute. I offer Neuromuscular Therapy for the back and spine, Traditional Thai massage, Swedish, Sports, and Deep Tissue. I have always had a passion for helping others and believe that massage therapy is essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind. While working with clients, I use a blend of my skill set that best suites the clients needs. I also volunteered to provide sports massage to runners at the Chicago Marathon, helping them recover after the race. I recently relocated from Chicago to Boston and am looking forward to seeing what I will learn on the east coast to further expand my massage career. I am also passionate about great food, traveling, hiking, and going to social events.

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Alex Pelley, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist

Alex studied massage at The Massage School in Boston, where he completed a comprehensive program covering several varieties of massage. He believes that a combination of clear communication, intuitive touch and skillful technique can kickstart a client’s own natural healing processes and restore proper function and movement. He combines elements of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and swedish massage to relax his clients, and break down the tight and restricted tissues that cause discomfort and stress.

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Pablo Viciana Garofano, Expert Myofascial Release Therapist

I started my career in 1995 with a degree in massage and physical therapy from the University of Granada in Spain. I moved stateside several years ago and received my license in massage to continue treating people with manual therapy in the Boston area. My first approach to myofascial therapy started 10 years ago utilizing the myofascial induction using the Andrzej Pilat method. Once here in the US, I became certified by John F. Barnes in Myofascial Release I, Myofascial Release II, and Unwinding.

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Dave Alessi, LMT

Dave has been with the Skin To Soul family since August of 2019 and has been a full time therapist since June of 2004. He specializes in pain relief most especially for hips, low back, shoulder and neck.  This at times requires deep work which he learned through mentors and extensive education. 

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Luis Ortiz, Expert LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist

Luis is a graduate of Cortiva Institute Boston-a nationally accredited school; he has completed a rigorous 750-hour Professional Massage Therapy program and specializes in deep-tissue massage, Swedish relaxation massage, myofascial release, and hot stone therapy massage.

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Kyoungho Koh, Expert Myofascial Release Therapist

She is a graduate of Cortiva Boston and started her journey 10 years ago. Experiencing her own chronic pain due to knee surgery is what fueled her to learn more about healing her own body. It was a year into leaning massage therapy that she enrolled in her first myofascial release seminar with John Barnes. Kyoungho continued to attend regular seminars every few months to stay connected to the practice. She also made it a point to seek regular treatments herself to help her better understand the practice.

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Svetlana Akimova, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist, Reiki Practitioner

Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Hot Stone Massage. Svetlana is a 2014 graduate of Elizabeth Grady. She has her Level 3 master oncology training as well as Table Thai massage training. She offers deep tissue, sports, Swedish, and Table Thai massage. She’ll soon be offering Myofascial Release to that list.

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Erin Swanson, LMT, Ashiatsu Therapist, Myofascial Release Therapist

Erin graduated from the Elizabeth Grady School of Massage Therapy in 2016. Her initial interest in massage therapy began in high school after taking several massage-focused self-care workshops. More recently, when traditional medicine wasn’t alleviating her husband’s severe back pain, she decided to take matters into her own hands, literally! Seizing the opportunity and inspiration, she enrolled in massage school, quickly fell in love with the practice and knew she had found her passion.

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Elizabeth Cunard, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist, Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner

Modes of massage include therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation, pre & post-natal massage offered under a client’s directive for their own healing. Elizabeth has aided people suffering from sciatica, fibromyalgia, stress, aging, job induced chronic pain in neck, shoulders, arms, upper back & lower back.

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Alyssa Carrus, Expert LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist

Alyssa graduated from the Massage Institute of Cape Cod in 2006. Alyssa has a passion for healing and enjoys making a difference in her client’s day. She wants to be able to assist her clients in making massage a regular part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Jennifer Scully, Operations Manager, LMT, Ashiatsu Therapist, Myofascial Release Therapist, Infant Massage Therapist

Jennifer is a graduate from Cortiva, Boston, where she completed the 750 hour comprehensive massage therapy program before becoming a licensed massage therapist in Massachusetts. After being part of the Skin to Soul family for over 4 years she has become our Operations Manager.

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