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.
Daniel graduated from Cortiva School of Massage in Chicago in 2010. Prior to massage work, Dan graduated with a BS in Geophysics from the University of Chicago and worked in a paleontology (dinosaur bones) lab for several years. Working with people was a welcome change from working with microscopes!
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.
Pablo Viciana Garofano
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.
Amanda Ellen Finn Holmes
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.
Annie Bond is a noted clairvoyant energy and sound healer. She offers the Divine Mother healing modality, a practice that has emerged from her almost two-decade eclectic training and spiritual practice.Annie is an official healer at the Edgar Cayce Center in NYC and also works in Rhinebeck, NY.
Kerensa has been a successful business professional in large corporations for many years, focusing most recently on Human Resources. She completed her Bachelor and MBA degrees in order to gain a deeper understanding of business in order to improve herself and her work.
Nell Fay, DPT, PT
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.
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.
Kayla Driscoll is a graduate of Cortiva Boston, where she completed the 750-hour comprehensive massage therapy program before becoming a licensed massage therapist in Massachusetts, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and most recently receiving her certification in John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release approach towards healing.
Katie Brockway attended The Massage School in Acton, MA where she completed their 800hr program including more than 200 clinic hours. Before pursuing massage, Katie studied Fine Art and French at Skidmore College graduating in 2008.
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!
Luis Ortiz, NCLMT
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.
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 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.
Chris graduated from the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in 2019 where he completed a 750 hour therapeutic massage program. After experiencing a variety of injuries and the benefits of therapeutic massage, Chris found himself with a desire to help others through massage therapy. Chris’ style combines elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Neuromuscular, and Trigger Point therapy centered on the clients’ needs to alleviate pain, tension, and stress in the body. Chris is also trained in Lymphatic Drainage massage.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.