B.S., LMT, Owner and Director of the Aon Wellness Center
Emily began her professional career in Massage Therapy in private practice in April 2000. As her practice grew she found the need to expand and in November of 2005, she created the Aon Wellness Center. Previously Emily attended the University of Connecticut where she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Fitness Management. After college, she enrolled and completed a certification course in Therapeutic Massage (2000 Maine MT license) at the Spa Tech Institute, a Member School of the Polarity Realization Institute Educational Development Company. Emily has also completed the following courses:
- CranioSacral Therapy 1 at the Upledger Institute
- Core Myofascial 1 & 2 with Bryan Buckley of the Core Institute in Tallahassee, FL
- Myofascial Release Techniques for Sports Injuries and Chronic Overuse Injuries with Bryan Buckley of the Core Institute in Tallahassee, FL
- Active Isolated Stretching with Aaron Mattes
- Joint Mobilization Techniques for Lower Extremities with James Waslaski
- Core Structural Integration with George Kousaleous and Brian Buckley
Inday Elizabeth Montejo
A.S., LMT, CPP
Inday began her career in massage therapy over ten years ago after completing a certification course in Therapeutic Massage at the Polarity Realization Institute in 2000. Later in 2005, she received her certification in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. Inday specializes in deep tissue work combined with passive/active movement and special attention to how posture affects our overall health and well being. Her work draws influence from a variety of skills and modalities including deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial techniques, sports massage, polarity therapy and assisted stretching. These varying techniques create a massage that is specific, technical and thorough; yet also has a relaxing quality.
b.a., lmt, arcb certified reflexologist, certified herbalist
Andrea earned her BA in Anthropology in 1990 from Williams Smith College. Her interest in cultures focused on medicinal folklore which led her to The New Mexico Herb Institute to study Native American and European Herbal Traditions. Once back home in Maine, Andrea studied Reflexology for Certification and began her career as a professional body worker in 1995. Andrea then expanded into massage therapy through a variety of workshops and has maintained a busy practice in both a clinical and spa setting. Her specialties include Reflexology for feet, hands, and ears; Deep Tissue; Ashiatsu; Hot Stone Massage; Pregnancy Massage; and Herbal Body Treatments. During a typical full body massage, Andrea blends many techniques including acupressure, tragger movement, cross fiber, friction, myofacial release, and aromatherapy for a deep yet soothing treatment that enables her clients to feel relaxed and refreshed from head to toe.
Travis James Humphrey
LMT, Reiki Master Practitioner
Although licensed as a massage therapist and initially specializing in deep tissue manipulation, Travis found his true home within the practice of Reiki and now offers a primarily energy-based bodywork experience to his clients. He believes deeply in the healing power of an integrated mind, body, and spirit, and clients can expect a focused yet holistic approach to their “Bear Paw” Reiki session with Travis. As a United States Air Force veteran, former Emergency Medical Technician, and current Licensed Massage Therapist, Travis is mindful of misperceptions regarding Reiki, and as part of his practice, seeks to demystify the modality and make Reiki accessible to all who are open to its healing potential.
“Bear Paw” Reiki
“Bear Paw” Reiki is Travis’ personal and unique adaptation to the more traditional and formal Reiki of Dr. Mikao Usui. Put simply, Travis acts as a conduit between the healing energy that is all around us, and his clients. Another way to look at it is that the client is a car with a rundown battery, the previously mentioned healing energy is an inexhaustible power source, and Travis is a really good set of jumper-cables. That healing energy then allows the client’s energetic system to simply recharge itself. Clients remain completely clothed and leave their session feeling deeply relaxed, and in a heightened state of integration, balance, and self-awareness.
registered nurse, pilates instructor
Pilates is an exercise method that offers improved muscular balance, healthy patterns of motion, excellent posture, optimal spinal alignment, and increased overall strength and flexibility. Phyllis teaches all classes following spine safety protocols, a body friendly method that allows for almost infinite exercise modification giving anyone, of any ability, the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of pilates. An RN for more than 30 years, and fitness instructor/personal trainer since 1993, Phyllis has enjoyed working in a wide variety of settings, providing loving care at every opportunity. Licensed by Buff Bones, a scientifically based and medically endorsed class format designed to boost bone health and improve balance, appropriate and safe for all populations, specifically for those with osteoporosis. Phyllis offers one-on-one training sessions, as well as small group mat and reformer classes.
Rachel earned her BA in Psychology in 2003 from Elms College which sparked her interest in helping and caring for people. After becoming a CNA in 2007, Rachel knew she wanted to provide more direct care which led her to Massage Therapy. Rachel obtained her LMT license in 2010 with a focus in deep tissue massage. In 2013 she completed her education as a Registered Nurse and works part time in the Birth Center at Maine Medical Center. Rachel draws from her experience as both a LMT and a RN when working with clients. She uses techniques from deep tissue, neuromuscular, myofascial release, and sports massage when practicing massage therapy. Her goal is for clients to leave with an overall feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation, while addressing any specific areas of tension or discomfort.
Allison graduated from the Physical Therapy Program at the University of New England in 1994. She has spent the last 23 years studying and practicing manual therapy. Over the years of practice, Allison has honed her skills in both the “art” and science of Manual Physical Therapy. She is committed to providing the best possible care to every client by providing a thorough evaluation, in-depth education to each client on their particular dysfunction, and the most comprehensive treatment approach that utilizes both hands-on techniques and self care tools including therapeutic exercise, self mobilization and taping techniques. Allison’s approach is to look at the whole body in order to locate the imbalance in biomechanics, treating the cause of the dysfunction and correcting the compensatory movement. Her personal mission is to empower people to be more aware of their bodies to prevent further injury, and to live full, active lives.
B.S., LMT & certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Marsea’s background in whole health nutrition, physical fitness, and spiritual development is the backbone of her deeply restorative healing work as a massage therapist. Her training includes myofascial release, reflexology, sports, orthopedic, and Thai massage. It is, however, her most recent course of study, training, and certification in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy with the Chikly Health Institute that has shaped how she approaches the body; always considering the lymphatics and these vital pathways that support our optimal foundation of health. This system provides the clean-up crew for essentially every job site in the body at the cellular level. When the Lymphatic System is working efficiently, all other systems, organs, and glands have the best chance possible to remain healthy. Chronic stress, environmental toxins, improper diets, inactivity, and negative thought patterns take a toll on our bodies. When we engage and stimulate the lymphatics and support this system in its removal of waste and excess fluid, the results are far reaching. These include (and are not limited to) pain reduction, increased circulation and mobility, improved digestion, decreased inflammation, lymph node decongestion, accelerated healing, scar tissue repair, respiratory support, sciatica relief, increased energy, a heightened sense of overall wellness. In addition, there is a significant increase in immune cell production making the Lymphatic System a vital link to our immune system.
In addition, Marsea does energy healing through Attunement and finds that it lends itself beautifully in working with the lymphatics. Clients often receive a combination of the two, as they both are woven into the parasympathetic nervous system providing a most relaxing and restorative experience. Sympathetic (fight or flight) is our stress mode; prolonged states of which undermine our health and degenerate our bodies. Parasympathetic (rest and digest) is the state of being fully relaxed; where the healing takes place. When sharing Attunement, the client is fully clothed, and the practitioner’s hands are primarily in the energy field. Full respect is given to the body’s innate ability to right itself when things are out of balance, weakened, or otherwise compromised. When the energy field becomes clear, tension in the body is able to dissipate. Attention is given first and foremost to the central nervous system (calming and quieting) and endocrine glands (restoring clear communication; vital to their proper function.) From this starting point, any other system may be accessed, depending on where the need arises.
“When working with the Lymphatics and sharing Attunement, one must be prepared to heed the wisdom of the body. There is a higher intelligence at work. The job of the practitioner is to listen, offer support, and respond accordingly with an open mind and generous heart.”
Celia T. Koski
A.S., R.D.H., L.A
Celia, owner of Face First, discovered the field of skin care when she made a career change after more than thirty years in the dental profession. She was drawn to skin care for two reasons; the caring and nurturing aspect of the profession and the scientific and biological foundation behind providing therapeutic skin care. As a professional skin therapist, Celia is passionate about educating clients regarding skin health, skin cancer prevention and the benefits of monthly professional skin treatments. In her treatment session, Celia will present clients with products that are suited specifically for their skin type and condition to bring them to a new level of skin fitness. Celia is dedicated to continuing her education,and for this reason, she has taken over 140 hours of post-graduate classes at The International Dermal Institute. The IDI is at the forefront of research and development of skin treatments and techniques worldwide. The IDI is also responsible for the ingredient research and production of Dermalogica professional-grade and retail products. For maximum efficacy in skin treatments and client care, Celia has partnered with Dermalogica as her primary product line. She has also partnered with Ocean Elements to offer additional solar protection products that are free of chemical sunscreens, oils, dyes and fragrance. Celia is committed to the well-being of her clients and dedicated to providing superior skin care services for optimum skin health and clinical results. Additional certifications: Acne: Types, Triggers & Treatment – Identifying Skin Diseases & Skin Disorders – Sensitive Skin & Inflammation – Treating Sensitive Skin & Rosacea – Advanced Facial Massage – Understanding Cosmeceutical Ingredients
I became a Trager Practitioner in 1991 and since this time have worked in private and group settings offering Trager and Mentastics. In the beginning of my Trager career I worked in conjunction with Osteopathic doctors who specialized in Osteopathic Manipulation and Cranial Sacral work. Trager work and Osteopathy fit very well together. Over the years I have enjoyed working with 1000’s of clients with many diverse states of health and wellness, ranging from professional athletes to hospice patients. I also developed a strong interest in rehabilitating animals with the Trager Approach. Starting in 1998 I began using principles of Trager, Connected riding*, Centered riding* and T.E.A.M * to working with horses and riders helping each become more open, fluid and at ease. I have taken extensive continuing education courses from the United States Trager Association. My most recent training was in May 2013, “Releasing the Spine” with Deane Juhan. In 2002 I completed Transformational Breath work training. In 2005 I joined with other complementary health care providers to create an integrative medical setting where clients were treated in a team approach. In 2006 I once again teamed up with an Osteopathic Doctor making Trager insurance reimbursable. In 2008 I started supporting people in wilderness spiritual quest and graduated from Earth Circle Spiritual Leadership training. In 2012 I received my BS in Nursing at the University of Maine in Fort Kent. I currently work at St Mary’s Hospital as a Nurse. In 2012 I joined the highly skilled team at Aon and became a member of The United States Board of Directors and currently serve the larger Trager vision and community in that role. For more information you can go to TragerUS.org.
M.A., Certified Presence-Based® Coach and Consultant
Melanie is a Certified Presence-Based® Coach recognized by the International Coaching Federation. She received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Applied Social Relations and her Masters Degree in Counseling. Her formal education in combination with 30 years of training and work as an experiential educator, facilitator, leadership development consultant, therapist and parent are experiences she draws from in her work. She is committed to support people as they discover and resource their own strengths and skills. This is based on her belief that everyone is capable of making conscious choices to remain clear and experience ease in their life. Melanie also continues to coach employees who are in leadership development programs, trains teachers, staff and youth how to use adventure and play as a way to build relationship skills. Melanie facilitates Ropes Course programs nationally and internationally.
Licensed Acupuncturist, MAOM
Amanda is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). Growing up she was always interested in health and wanted to get into the medical profession. Having compassion and being able to help others is what drives her. While in school at NESA, Amanda was able to work at a clinic that specialized in treating patients with PTSD and HIV; many of the patients were low-income or homeless. Giving back to the community is important to Amanda. After graduating NESA, Amanda traveled to Nepal and provided acupuncture and herbal medicine at rural health posts. There she worked with many people suffering from pain, strokes and menstrual issues. Amanda specializes in treating chronic pain, menstrual and fertility issues, digestive disorders and pediatrics.