Aon practitioners are Maine licensed, hold advanced certifications and have additional training in many areas. We believe in rigorous continuing education, excellence in practice, and superb customer service. We are dedicated to helping our clients unlock their own health potential while we integrate the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. We are committed to assist, support, and educate our clients to be proactive regarding their health and well being.
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.
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.
Celia T. Koski
A.S., R.D.H., L.A
As the owner of Face First, Celia discovered the field of therapeutic 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 medical and biological foundation behind providing therapeutic skin treatments. As a professional skin therapist, Celia is passionate about educating clients regarding skin health, skin cancer prevention and the benefits of regular professional skin treatments. In treatment sessions, clients will be provided with product samples that are suited specifically for their skin type and condition along with broad spectrum physical sunscreen. Celia is dedicated to continuing her education, and for this reason, she has taken over 180 hours of post-graduate classes at The International Dermal Institute and obtained her International Certification. To obtain maximum efficacy in skin treatments and client home care, Celia has partnered with Dermalogica as her primary product line. She has also partnered with Ocean Elements and Fallien Cosmeceuticals to offer additional sun protection products that are free of chemical sunscreens, oils, dyes and fragrance.
Additional certifications: Acne: Etiology, Types & Treatment ~ Identifying Skin Diseases/Conditions & Disorders ~ Advanced Skin Analysis ~ Understanding the Lymphatic System ~ Etiology of Sensitive/Sensitized Skin & Inflammation ~ Treating Sensitive/Sensitized Skin & Rosacea ~ Advanced Facial Massage ~ Understanding Cosmeceutical Ingredients ~ Successfully Treating Hyperpigmentation ~ Acids, Peels, & Exfoliants
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 attended Boston University School of Public Communication where she received her Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. She branched into Thai Yoga Bodywork and Sports Massage before receiving advanced training in Reflexology and Orthopedic Massage. In 2004, she graduated from Spa Tech Institute with certificates in Therapeutic Massage and Holistic Health. Marsea’s work as a massage therapist stems from a love of hands-on bodywork and evolved from her career as a certified fitness trainer. In her sessions, Marsea will use reflexology, deep tissue work, trigger points, myofascial release, stretching, relaxation, gentle, supportive touch, or a customized combination of these modalities to help her clients find peace and balance. 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. In addition, Marsea does energy healing through Attunement and finds that it lends itself beautifully in working with the lymphatics. For additional information on lymphatic drainage please go to our news/blog page.