In 2005 I attended the Amherst School of Massage Therapy ( now The Massage School), where I studied many massage modalities including Swedish, reflexology, trigger point, deep tissue and prenatal in addition to associated anatomy, physiology and theory courses. I began studying CranioSacral Therapy in 2014 at the New England Center for CranioSaral Therapy and then continued my studies at the CranioSacral Alliance. In 2016 I began to study Medical/Orthopedic Massage through the LMT Success Group and Advanced Bodywork and Education. Through this educational group I learned Postural Assessments techniques as well as advanced manual therapy including myofacial release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Therapeutic Stretching and Structural Integration. In the Spring of 2017 I began studying Manual Lymphatic Drainage and since then have had advanced training on working with clients with knee and hip replacements as well as complicated shoulder issues. In the Fall of 2017 I was voted onto the Board of Directors of the Vermont Chapter of The American Massage Therapy Association as their Board Secretary.
Marisa graduated from a 750 hour program at the Wellness Center & Institute in November 2017.
There she studied Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Shiatsu and Prenatal as well as anatomy and physiology.
She is excited to assist others in relieving tension, alleviating chronic pain, and creating all around sense of wellbeing.
Melanie Giangreco has been practicing foot, hand, and ear reflexology since 2011. She completed her initial training at Jill Fox Healing Arts and then continued to study at the American Academy of Reflexology and Seattle Reflexology and Massage Center. She focuses reflexology sessions on supporting clients with stress reduction techniques; pain management for both acute and chronic conditions; and relaxation for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Melanie enjoys sharing reflexology techniques to empower people to take the lead on their own wellness journeys, and is a volunteer self-help and family-help trainer with the World Reflexology Foundation. She is delighted to be offering reflexology in her hometown of Richmond.
Jackie holds Master Level certification in Usui Holy Fire III Reiki and is currently studying Asian Bodywork, working toward Massage Certification in the forms of Amma and Zen Shiatsu. Jackie is native to Vermont and currently resides in Richmond. With over 19 years’ professional experience in the Human Services and Medical fields Jackie brings a high level of insight, sensitivity, integrity and compassion to her Bodywork practice. She has extensive experience supporting both children and adults. Jackie is a co-founder of Reiki Clinic VT based in Burlington, an active Hospice volunteer with UVM Home Health & Hospice and the McClure Miller Respite House and is a member of the Vermont Reiki Association.