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.

Our therapists are organized according to a 5 color Level system. Each level corresponds to a different level of experience and education, as well as a different price point. If you’d like to learn more about each level, please check out our LEVELS PAGE.

Dierce D, LMT

Dirce attended the Salter School in Malden. Graduating in March of 2010 she began her massage career. Her style is a deeper therapeutic. She mixes fast paced strokes with deeper relaxation techniques to create a session that helps with pain and tension. Her work is very detail oriented and works to find the root of your pain while treating the symptoms.

Green Level For Massage

Sarah H, OT

Sarah is an OT who graduated from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. She has been practicing Myofascial Release since 2021. As an MFR therapist, her style tends to incorporate a lot of stillness and depth.  And, like most occupational therapists, she loves diversity!  She is interested in treating all kinds of people. Sarah hopes to help people deepen their relationship with themselves and their body.

Blue Level for Myofascial

Dave A, 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. 

Green Level For Massage

Lemuel B, 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.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial

Martin W, LMT

Martin became a massage therapist in 2016. He believes the body should be treated as a whole, and that pain in one area can sometimes be originating from a different area. Using a Whole-istic approach to massage, he connects stress and pain issues to their source.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial

Venita M, LMT

Venita graduated from the Salter School in Tewksbury in 2013. She decided to become a massage therapist when she learned she could effectively help people who suffered from stress, depression, and anxiety. She uses intentional, kind touch to help her clients relax and keep in the best shape they can.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial

Alex P, 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.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial

Erin S, LMT

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.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial and Ashiatsu

Jennifer M​, 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.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial and Hot Stone

Roberta P, LMT

 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.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial and Hot Stone

Tabitha D, LMT

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.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial and Thai

Elizabeth C, LMT

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.

Blue Level for Massage, Reiki, Lymphatic Drainge and Myofascial

Svetlana A, LMT

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.

Blue Level for Massage, Reiki and Myofascial

Alyssa C, LMT

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.

Peach Level for Massage and Myofascial

Luis O, LMT

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.

Peach Level for Massage and Myofascial

Pablo V, LMT

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.

White Level for Myofascial

Kyoungho K, LMT

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.

Silver Level for Myofascial

Jennifer S, 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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Nicole Russo, Owner and Founder, 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.

Silver Level for Massage and Myofascial