Guy McChesney has been a licensed Massage therapist since 1995 after receiving certification from New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Shortly thereafter, Guy began training in Thai Yoga bodywork with Jonas Westring at the Kripalu Institute. He went on to study with Pichest Boonthome in Chaing Mai Thailand and received his advanced certificate in Thai Massage from Jonas Westring’s school for Thai Yoga Healing, where he has since returned as an instructor and practitioner in the Thai healing arts. He is also a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Guy believes optimum health and mental well being stem from balanced emphasis on body, mind and spirit through the healing arts of massage, proper nutrition and exercise.
Tatiana McChesney is originally from Brazil. She became interested in massage therapy after a trip to Thailand in 2005 where under the supervision of Master Mactherdchai of Chiang Mai and Jonas Westring she studied Thai Massage. In 2009 Tatiana became a licensed massage therapist focusing on Deep Tissue and Therapeutic work. In 2011 Tatiana became certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®. In this technique, the therapist stands on your back – staying balanced by holding bars that are secured to the ceiling – and uses her heels, instep, and toes to apply deep and constant pressure to the back, gluts, hamstrings and calves. It is ideal for people with tight ligaments or those with tense shoulders and hips. Each session is designed based on how the client is feeling and what the needs are.
Jason completed a 900 hour massage training through the Seacoast Career School in 2012. Since then he has gone on to finish an associates degree in Health Sciences, and is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree through USM with plans to complete a doctorate in Physical Therapy by 2025. Related studies include a 300 hour yoga therapist training through the Atmavikasa School of Yoga Sciences in Mysore in 2017, a 200 hour meditation facilitator training through the Art of Living Foundation, Myofascial Release I and Fascial Pelvis with the John Barnes School of Myofascial Release, a half dozen courses in Kinetic Chain Release through the Hugh Gilbert Approach, and regularly attendance of study groups for MFR focusing on aquatic therapies and abdominal massage.
Health, movement, and posture are deeply related and massage therapy can be an important step on anyone’s healing journey. Typical sessions may include slow and steady myofascial work, hot stones and towels, circulatory Swedish massage, or focused trigger point release.
Jason is also active in Portland’s recovery and theater communities. For the latter, he is an actor, writer, and director: having most recently worked with Mad Horse, Portland Stage, 2 Sheets Theater Co, and The Theater Project in Brunswick.
Rob began practicing massage in 2007 after graduating from New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in Bridgton Maine. Rob practices an integrated, intuitive style of massage where various techniques will be applied based on the client’s particular needs each session. The pressure level used during sessions ranges from light to moderately deep, as Rob prefers to use various techniques to get the muscles to relax instead of a heavy amount of pressure whenever possible. He has spent the last 14 years practicing massage while working alongside physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors and acupuncturists; which has enriched and broadened his knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Rob has also completed advanced training in massage techniques to alleviate neck pain, and neck pain/disfunction sustained as a result of whiplash. In 2015, after many years of independent spiritual study, Rob traveled to India to further his personal journey into self-discovery; this journey continues to inform every aspect of his life and work.
Linda’s initial massage training was obtained at the North Eastern Institute of Whole Health in Manchester, NH in the late 90s where instruction included anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology and techniques such as neuromuscular (deep focused work) reflexology, and hot stones. She received advanced training in Ashiatsu in 2001 and 2009 and would love to have you experience what it feels like to be “steamrolled, in a good way.” The feet, being larger than the hands, and the depth of her body weight and gravity can melt the entire muscle so that tension has no way to hold on. She is also Reiki I certified and practices mindfulness meditation which adds an intuitive element and presence to her sessions.
Leah Crommie, B.A., Health Science, L.M.T., listen’s to your needs and then draws from a combination of massage modalities. She is committed to help you increase your sense of well-being, feel your best, and activate your own body’s innate restorative capabilities. Leah graduated from the Swedish/Sports program at the Downeast School of massage in 2001. She regularly updates her skill sets through C.E.U.s and has completed trainings in the following: Deep Tissue, Positional Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Massage for the Childbearing Year, Mana Lomi, Kripalu Foot Reflexology, Shiatsu, Massage for People with Special Needs, Energy Balancing and Cherokee Bodywork. Leah brings a deep sense of awareness and presence to her work through dedicated personal practices in yoga, meditation and dance.
Kiara's sessions are intuitive and relaxing while being therapeutic and deep when needed. She has spent the last 25 years on her own healing journey and feels that her personal growth work allows her to show up and be fully present for her clients. This then allows them to feel safe and truly relax. The knowledge and experience that she has gained in 24 years as a massage therapist is apparent to all that find themselves on her table!