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.

Deborah R, Reiki Master

With over a decade of beauty industry experience, Deborah is a Reiki Master who has been practicing the craft since 2018. She is attuned under the Usui system of natural healing and has received level 1, 2, and Master certificates. She believes reiki is a unique and transformative experience providing balance and insight to better understanding ourselves.

 

Green Level For Reiki

Josiane (Josie) S, LMT

Josiane (Josie) graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute, getting her massage therapy license in March of 2022. Her style is therapeutic, where she can easily switch between deep tissue or relaxation. She enjoys working with older people and helping people maintain their mobility and flexibility through retirement. Post surgical, deep, and relaxation are just a few of her favorite types of massage to do. She is fascinated with the power of energy we carry in our body and the energy from the universe. Mind, body and soul.

Green Level For Massage

Amber B, LMT

Amber graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 2022. Her style is a flowy therapeutic, where she can easily switch between deep tissue or relaxation. She enjoys working with people who have day to day stress and anxiety, along with their tension buildup. As a single mom, she knows how stressful and hectic life can get and wants to help others focus on their health and wellbeing. She understands how hard it is to prioritize time for yourself and wants to help others take that time.

Green Level For Massage

Mariel C, LMT

Mariel Graduated from Spirit Wellness Institute in 2022. Her style uses a deeper pressure, but by paying close attention to the way the body on the table and how it reacts to her touch, also has a therapeutic feel. By maintaining pressure without pain, she helps her clients with all sorts of issues. She specializes in working with any sort of athletics, from professionals to people who just like to go on hikes with their dog. She is intrigued by the puzzles our bodies give us, and finding different ways to improve people’s relationship with their body.

Green Level For Massage

Laurie L, LMT

Laurie graduated from Spa Tech in Ipswich in 2006. Laurie gives a deeper, intuitive, therapeutic massage.  It’s relaxing with specific attention paid to areas of restriction, tension and pain. She has over 100 hours of trigger point therapy training which allows her to make lasting improvements, especially when received on a consistent basis.  She really enjoys helping those who struggle with stress, depression and anxiety combined with the ails of too much computer work.  Her favorite areas to work on are the head, neck and shoulders.

Green Level For Massage

Blue Level for Myofascial

Dirce 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

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

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

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

Blue Level for Myofascial

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

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

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

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

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, 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