Peter Castellani, LMT, CPT, Owner
Peter is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, the Reiki Training Center of Connecticut, holds a degree from Charter Oak State College, and is First Aid CPR/AED Certified. He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, is nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and is a staff member at the CCMT, Newington Campus.
Ever since Peter became interested in sports as a young kid he always knew he wanted to be a part of a team some day. His ambitions began to see light after his degree from CCMT. His relentless drive and ambitious goals have continued to shape his passion for life and career in a way that leaves him blessed to have found Massage Therapy.
Peter specializes in Sports Massage and has continued his education in this expertise. He has taken Sports Massage courses provided by the American Massage Therapy Association, and has taken continuing education in Orthopedic Assessment, and Kinesiology. He couples orthopedic and myofascial techniques to provide a quality massage for athletes in all stages of their training. He has worked with a number of DI-III athletes, and has done volunteer work with the WNBA Connecticut Sun as recently as the 2016 season and the FCBL Bristol Blues in the 2017 season.
Working with athletes to build up, sustain, or restore muscular efficiency is Peters' favorite type of work and continues to drive his passion for healing.
Specialties: Sports Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Myofacsial Massage
"Peter consistently delivers the most restorative sessions I have ever experienced. It is a pleasure to see him every two weeks. "
"Over the years, I have had several massage therapists in both the U.S. and in Europe, but Peter is certainly one of the best trained that I have encountered. In addition to being extremely skillful and talented in his craft, he also remains the consummate professional in all of our interactions."
Christina Wojtankowski, LMT
Christina graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and has since continued her Education holding certifications in Hot Stone Massage, Acupressure, and Usui Reiki from the Sanctuary Healing Arts Center. She is also a Member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Christina believes that optimum health requires mind, body, and spirit to be in balance. That what you think impacts how you feel physically and vice versa. Christina believes we all have the ability to heal ourselves and she is passionate about helping clients ease physical discomforts and facilitate their own bodies healing using techniques that integrate a blend of various modalities customized to meet each clients individual needs.
Specialties: Swedish, Hot Stone, Acupressure, Energy Work
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Michelle Ciccaglione, LMT, Owner
Michelle is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, were she is now also a Teacher. She is First Aid CPR/AED certified, a Reiki Master, and a Craniosacral Therapist. Michelle has completed three years studying energy therapy at the Integrative Therapies Wellness and Education Center and has a Degree from the University of Connecticut.
Michelle is dedicated to continuing her education in health and healing . In addition to her traditional education, she has taken courses on the Wisdom of the Earth, an aromatherapy healing art, and Sports Massage provided through the American Massage Therapy Association.
Forever interested in the mind/body connection, Michelle has a strong understanding of physical dis-ease and how its brought forth from our emotions. She believes the whole body is connected and likes to address the entire system while also focusing on clients' specific needs. Respect and consideration is given to each clients massage experience. Michelle works intuitively, with a sense of spirit, in connection with the individual, providing a deeply profound massage with lasting results.
Living a joyful and balanced life is the key to being of service to others. Michelle uses meditation, gardening, and running to help live this creed. The commitment to her individual spirit as well as her love for what she does is the reason for her quality bodywork.
Specialties: Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Energy Work, Sports Massage
"Michelle Ciccaglione is one of the best massage therapists I have ever experienced. She tailors her sessions to the needs and desires of each client. I have chronic muscle tightness and use massage to reduce pain, increase range of motion and reduce stress. Michelle combines many modalities in a 90 minute session to address my needs. Michelle has a thorough knowledge of the mind, body and energy connections and has excellent intuition on how, when and where to apply a specific modality during the session.
Go to Michelle if you want a relaxing massage session.
Go to Michelle if you want to enhance your athletic performance.
Go to Michelle if you want to relieve stress or if you want to relieve pain.
Go to Michelle. "
Pam Tolli, LMT, RN
Pam is a board certified Holistic Registered Nurse who is also certified in Hospice and Palliative Care, and nationally certified Massage Therapist offering holistic services that integrates "Mind-Body-Spirit-Environment" into a practice that is centered on you. In addition to holistic health education and massage therapy, Pam is certified in acupressure, which is an energy-based modality that encourages the flow of Life Force Energy (Chi) through the meridians (energy pathways) of the body. It is thought that blockages in Chi are the root cause of dis-ease and dis-harmony in our bodies. This modality can be used to address specific issues, or simply to maintain wellness.
Each session with Pam, whether for health education, massage, or acupressure, and many times a combination of all three, is customized your your specific needs.
Specialties: Acupressure Massage, Energy Work.
"I was referred by my Physical Therapist to relieve muscle tension and low back pain. It's been great for my arthritis and muscle spasms. Really helps keep my muscles loose. I love the caring and professional demeanor of the therapists here. My therapist creates a very comfortable and stress-free, relaxing environment and targets all of my health concerns each time I come in. This is truly therapeutic massage and addresses all of my healthcare concerns."
MR, Cromwell, CT
"Massage helps keep my high blood pressure in check. My low back pain and arthritis are eased from my weekly sessions. I've been a client here for several years and wouldn't go anywhere else."
D. Darigis, Berlin, CT
Dominique is a graduate from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, and she is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Dominique has always been intrigued by nature and all of its synchronicities. She believes her work to be very intuitive, along with also being guided by the bodies anatomy and pathologies.
Her goals are to create a safe, judgement free space, for all walks of life; to help facilitate growth and healing. Believing in the importance of the body-mind connection, she spends a lot of her free time hiking and gardening in hopes of sharing the nurturing energies she may gather.
Specialties: Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Energy Work
"Dominique is magical! She is intuitive and has such a joyful attitude. While her massages are very relaxing, she is able to really address my pain and discomfort. After a massage my range of motion is increased and the pain in my lower back and hips is relieved. Every massage with her is excellent. I highly recommend her for relaxation and specific pain relief. She is detailed and adept at finding and releasing trigger points. Dominique is a knowledgeable and skilled Therapist, her warmth puts you right at ease."
Christopher Medina, LMT
Christopher is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. He is a Reiki Practitioner, and a Craniosacral Therapist. Christopher has completed three years studying energy therapy at the Integrative Therapies Wellness and Education Center.
Forever interested in the mind/body connection, Christopher has a strong understanding of physical dis-ease and how its brought forth from our emotions. He believes the whole body is connected and likes to address the entire system while also focusing on clients' specific needs. Respect and consideration is given to each clients massage experience. Christopher works intuitively, with a sense of spirit, in connection with the individual, providing a deeply profound session with lasting results.
Living a joyful and balanced life is the key to being of service to others. Christopher uses meditation and hiking to help live this balanced life. The commitment to his individual spirit as well as his love for what he does is the reason for his quality bodywork.
Specialties: Swedish Massage, Craniosacral Massage, Energy Work
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