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. She comes to us as a Massage Therapist and is excited to become Myofascial Release Certified this summer to continue helping her clients.

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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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Christine Maggio, Myofascial Release 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.

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Erin Swanson, LMT, Ashiatsu Therapist, Myofascial Release Therapist

Erin graduated from the Elizabeth Grady School of Massage Therapy in 2016, completing a 650-hour licensure program, and applied for her license quickly after graduating. Her initial interest in pursuing a career in massage therapy began many years ago, after taking mini-workshops at a summer camp in high school. More recently, when traditional medicine wasn’t alleviating her husband’s severe back pain, she decided to take matters into her own hands, literally!

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.