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.
Alyssa Carrus, 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.
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.
Christine Maggio, Myofascial Release Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist
Christine graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in child psychology. After moving to Arizona she attended Northern Arizona Massage Therapy Institute in Sedona, AZ where she discovered her true calling of assisting others on their paths to health and recovery.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Cunard, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist
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.
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.
Ashley Mehm, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist
I graduated from Trenholm State and I have been a licensed therapeutic massage therapist since 2013. I always wanted to help others and I believe that this work heals the body, mind and soul. I Specialize in therapeutic modalities to relax the mind and relieve muscles combining, neuromuscular techniques, such as Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Orthopedic Massage and Reflexology. I am also certified in Prenatal, Sports Massage, and Reiki.
Alex Pelley, LMT
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.
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.
Jennifer Martocchio, LMT
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.
Sasha Cordero, LMT
Sasha graduated from Spa Tech Institute in Ipswitch in 2018 completing 770 hours of training in holistic massage therapy. She specializes in polarity therapy, deep tissue, Swedish, and prenatal. She loves using intuitive massage as a way to help her clients heal using the mind-body connection.
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.
Tabitha Doty, LMT, Myofascial Release 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.
Svetlana Akimova, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist
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.
Jeff Mehigan, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist
After a career in education and human service work, I decided to shift my professional focus to holistic healing. I graduated from the Massage School in Boston. Now through bodywork, I can combine my different passions and lead my clients on a path towards wellness.
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.
Jay Pielmeier, LMT, Myofascial Release Therapist
Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy. I am an alum of Cortiva Institute in MA. I believe each body has the capability to heal itself and knows that every body is different.
Nell Fay, DPT
Nell Fay received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2007. Since then she has worked in inpatient, outpatient, aquatic, and rehab, with her two main focuses in orthopedic outpatient and women’s health.
Amanda Ellen Finn Holmes, DPT
Physical Therapist, Master of Science,
Certified Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Specialist Physical Therapist. Amanda has been practicing as a physical therapist for approximately 18 years between and among Massachusetts, Illinois, and the United Kingdom.
Jennifer Scully, Operations Manager, LMT, Ashiatsu Therapist, Myofascial Release 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.
Nicole Russo, BS, LMT, Master Myofascial Release Therapist
Credentials: Founder of Skin to Soul. John Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) Therapist: MFR1, MFR2, MFR 3, Cervical Thoracic, Fascial Pelvis, Subtle Energy 1, Unwinding, Advanced Unwinding, Rebounding, Healing Seminar, Skill Enhancement Seminar, Pediatrics, Quantum Leap and Women’s Health. Nicole has been practicing Massage for over 10 years and MFR exclusively for 6 years. She is the North Shore Boston MFR Study Group Facilitator and assistant instructor for the John Barnes MFR Seminars. Nicole graduated from SpaTech in Ipswich in December, 2005 and opened Skin to Soul in January of 2006.