I received my professional training at Seacoast Career Schools where I graduated in 2010 from the 900 hour Massage Therapy program at the top of my class academically and I received additional training as a member of the Maine Sports Massage Team. I was selected to provide Sports Massage to finishers of the 2011 Boston Marathon, and was chosen to coordinate the post-race Sports Massage for the inaugural 2012 REV3 Maine. When I'm not working, I also coach youth Little League Softball and Basketball teams. I've completed several triathlons, the Peaks to Portland 2.4 mile open-water swim and the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race.
Erin Gagnon, L. Ac., MAOM |
Erin Gagnon, L.Ac., , graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture with her Master’s in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and the University of New England with Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has an extensive background in rehabilitation and has worked in various healthcare settings for over 15 years. Her desire to offer a more comprehensive approach to rehabilitation led her to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Her passion is in sports, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal injury recovery and her desire is to assist individuals in returning to pain-free living as quickly as possible. The experiences she has had with her own injuries as a lifelong athlete, her passion for sports medicine, and her love of helping others has shaped her as a clinician and contributed to the development of Brio Acupuncture.
Erin has relocated her Acupuncture practice to the suite right next door to us! This gives her the opportunity to add in additional services (Infrared Sauna to start with!). For convenience purposes, her links to schedule appointments are still here. VIsit her website Brio Acupuncture , for additional information or to contact her directly!
Shelby is a graduate of SpaTech Institute. She loves to focus on techniques
such as: myofascial release and stretching, positional release, trigger point
therapy, deep tissue and reflexology. She was privileged to be a volunteer in the 10k Husky Rusk 2016 honoring a fallen veteran and was enthusiastic to have worked with pregnant women in different stages of development. Born and raised in Hawaii with the influence of her Hawaiian grandmother her zeal and love for massage was cultivated. Shelby and her family enjoy doing many activities involving the outdoors and various sports in their spare time. With a true desire to help make profound effects in assisting clients in their personal goals of performance this self motivated therapist is seeking certifications in more techniques such as lomilomi, kinesiology/ taping, lymphatic drainage.
Ryan has worked as a Massage Therapist since he graduated from Spa Tech in 2008. Focusing on Anatomy based techniques including Myofascial Release, PNF stretching, ROM, and traditional Deep Tissue techniques. His focus is in helping clients achieve their goals through appropriate bodywork and training. He has worked with many triathletes, seasonal athletes, as well as professional and collegiate athletes from nearly every sport. Ryan also believes that regular bodywork is essential to the continued well being of anyone, whatever level of fitness or personal goals they may have. When Ryan is not working with clients, or spending time hiking, swimming, lifting, or just enjoying the outdoors, he works at Spa Tech as an instructor for massage, continuing to deepen his understanding of the practice of Massage, and helping to educate the next group of therapists.
I graduated in 2016 from the SpaTech Institute in Portland. My focus is Therapeutic Massage including Deep Tissue, Myofascial work and Positional Release techniques. I love the principle of the "conscious touch" that gives a massage the ultimate completion. My first focus is always to listen and then to work with the body/muscle response. In our society we block out tension and pain as long as possible until it becomes unbearable. My goal is to bring back the awareness to the needs of the body so that healing can take place and a true connection between mind and body is restored.
My program also allows me to work in Oncology Massage where I further want to obtain more training in the future. I am a Reiki Practitioner I+II. When I am not working I love hiking, running and being with my family, my dog and friends.
Dan, LMT - Dan is a graduate of the therapeutic massage program at SpaTech Institute in Westbrook, Maine. Dan has a thriving interest in helping people reach their health and healing goals using modalities such as; Swedish, Deep Tissue, stretching, Myofascial & positional release, Sports massage, lomi lomi and neuromuscular techniques. As a personal trainer and former professional athlete, Dan emphasizes massage for recovery, alignment of the body, stress and pain management, as well as overall well-being. In his free time Dan likes to exercise, go hiking and play disc golf with his friends and family.
Brandon, LMT - I graduated from Ohio University in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training and in 2017 from Spa Tech Institute with a focus in therapeutic massage. Throughout my career in Athletic Training I specialized in working with athletes from beginner to professional. I have taken my passion for anatomy and applied it to massage through the use of deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release and range of motion. I want my clients to achieve wellness through bodywork and making the necessary changes to achieve these goals. When I am not working with clients I enjoy disc golf, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Trevor is a graduate of Spa Tech Institute specializing in Myofascial and Deep Tissue massage. Utilizing an applied anatomy approach, he is also trained in trigger point release, active and passive stretching techniques, and Swedish massage. Trevor’s goal is to achieve a perfect balance between comfort and results. Trevor was a competitive athlete growing up. He used to be a personal trainer and remains involved in fitness and maintaining an active lifestyle. Trevor has two Dogs and likes to cook in his free time.
Charley Schaible graduated top of his class from Seacoast Career Schools as a Massage Therapist in 2017 and received his Personal Training certification from the American Council on Exercise. Previously a chef for years prior he understands the toll hard repetitive work takes on the body and uses that knowledge to best help his clients.
Through his experience he has developed a strong understanding of functional movement as well as the kinetic chain within the body. A massage from him incorporates a wide variety of techniques. Using range of motion, stretching, myofascial, trigger point, and reflexology to relax and rehabilitate the target area.
In order to do appropriate work one must listen to the body and bring balance both inside and out. Part of the recommended outside treatment is to get out there and play. Whatever the sport or activity you do is important to make time for and relieve stressors. He does this by rock climbing, dancing, and being a full-time dog dad.
Charley will be available in our Kennebunk Office, set to open within the Infinity Center ~ March 1, 2021 !
I am a graduate of the Therapeutic Massage Program at SpaTech Institute in Westbrook, Maine. It was here that I became captivated by massage therapy as a form of rehabilitation & my belief in the power of touch was reinforced. I enjoy using a variety of modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Range of Motion & Stretching to design sessions which uniquely fit each individual & their specific needs. My mission as an LMT is to provide bodywork which meets my client's goals & ultimately contributes to their optimum health. In addition to massage, my passions include hiking, trail running, biking with my twin boys, swimming, traveling & art.
Bern brings a keen interest in the arts and sciences, personal performance, and education to his studies and practice of Bodywork.
Starting with a NY State Medical Massage License, he worked with several organizations including The Harvard Club (NYC), Toppers Spa (PA), and Chiropractic and Dental practices. After completing the Hellerwork training (an offshoot of Rolfing), he enjoyed a success Hellerwork practice for 15 years before changing careers for several years in office administration with a global management consultancy in PA. Upon moving to Maine in 2011, he renewed his Bodywork practice at Artné Spa in Portland, ME. In addition to the powerful techniques of structural connective tissue work, Bern brings a passionate focus to educating clients, providing them with the tools needed to develop and bring the results of Bodywork to fruition over time. Bern extends his educational focus by working with people (mostly seniors) on their thinking and organizational skills in the context of developing their computer skills. He enjoys life in Maine with his wife and extended family.
Samantha is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Polarity Practitioner whose practice was created out of a passion to educate and empower every body on its journey to well being. Through bodywork, Samantha helps clients achieve a connection between mind, body, and soul to create an overall state of balance and wellbeing. Understanding that much of our physical pain is a manifestation of emotional energy, Samantha marries great intention and intuition with her very physical massage practice to help bring the body back into balance. She has a passion for treatment based massage therapy, addressing chronic pain points at the root. You will be sure to experience stretching and range of motion as well as deep tissue and trigger point techniques in your sessions with Samantha. While trained in bodywork, her passion for wellness extends into fitness, nutrition and the power of a positive mind. Samantha is fascinated by the human body’s innate ability to heal itself and is passionate about continuing to learn and grow every day in order to best serve her clients.
Samantha will be available in our Kennebunk Office, set to open within the Infinity Center ~ March 1, 2021 !