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.
Kelli grew up in the Hudson River Valley, and began her movement career in the world of competitive gymnastics. She fell in love with modern dance at Tulane University, and completed her BFA in Dance at the University of Utah. Throughout college she worked privately with a pilates instructor and was amazed how well it complemented her training as a professional dancer.
Kelli completed her BASI pilates certification program in San Francisco, California, and built a thriving practice in the Bay area. She loves learning and continues to take advanced education courses that deepen her knowledge as an instructor. In 2014 she added certifications in pilates for the aging population, pilates for injuries and rehabilitation, and Neurokinetic Therapy.
Most recently Kelli spent two years working alongside talented physical therapists in Armonk, New York, helping clients regain strength and function. She loves teaching people how to find proper alignment, and to integrate that skill into everyday life for better health and vitality. Kelli’s work challenges clients to move as fully as possible with awareness and integrity. She believes everyone can benefit from pilates, and tailors the repertoire to meet each individual’s needs and goals. Within a session any injuries or limitations are considered with care, using pilates to promote strength, healing and recovery.
Kelli is happy to be a part of the Aon Wellness Center, and offers private, semi-private, and small group 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 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.
Megan (Carr) Martin grew up in Belgrade Maine. She is a proud graduate of the internationally renown, Aveda Institutes’s Estiology program, in Minneapolis Minnesota. She has been a practicing, licensed Aesthetician for more then 21 years. Her work experience has spanned from Maine to California. Locally, Megan was employed as the Aesthetic Team leader at both Akari Hair Care and Day Spa in Portland and Lucinda’s Day Spa in Cumberland. Megan’s belief in continuing education has led her to add a variety of additional certifications to her license: Microdermabrasion, Silk Peel, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)permanent hair removal, Reiki level II, and an assortment of chemical peels and numerous skin care treatments. Megan believes in result oriented skin care by custom tailoring each skincare treatment to her client’s individual concerns and needs as well as providing them with useful knowledge and tools to reach their goals, both in the treatment room and at home. Megan is proud to join The Aon Wellness Center’s team!
Kristin attended Southern Maine Community College and studied behavioral health because of her need to help others, and to help better someone’s life. She also attended Maine College of art. Her love for art started her love for make-up artistry. She does bridal, prom, special occasion or just every day application and lessons. She then began her aesthetic career 7 years ago when she graduated from Spa Tech. She has been practicing aesthetics and make-up artistry ever since. She is a Specialist in many different product brands including Dermalogica, Pevonia, Jane Iredale, Elemis, and Image. She is trained in European and American facials, Swedish massage, aromatherapy facials, waxing, rock facials, body treatments, and introduction to reflexology. She has worked in a Spa setting for over 6 years, Estee Lauder for 10 years and managed for Bare Minerals. Makeup and skin care are her passion and she loves to make others feel better!