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Nicole Russo, Owner/Founder/LMT

Credentials: Owner of Skin to Soul. John Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) Therapist: MFR1, MFR2, MFR 3, Cervical Thoracic, Fascial Pelvis, Subtle Energy 1, Unwinding, Advanced Unwinding, Rebounding, Healing Seminar, Skill Enhancement Seminar, Pediatrics, Quantum Leap and Women’s Health. Nicole has been practicing Massage for over 10 years and MFR exclusively for 6 years. She is the North Shore Boston MFR Study Group Facilitator and assistant instructor for the John Barnes MFR Seminars. Nicole graduated from SpaTech in Ipswich in December, 2005 and opened Skin to Soul in January of 2006.


Sean Boutin

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Relaxation, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release

My purpose is to Heal.  My whole life i have learned to help others.  

My audience is the whole world one soul at a time.   Anyone who is in pain or suffering I welcome to relax and heal through a blend of bodywork.

Healing to me encompasses the senses. To me there are 3 ways to tap into the soul. Musically, physically, and from our roots (in nature)

Through the Boy Scouts I did so physically and emotionally volunteering; ranging from building and maintaining hiking trails, recycling, and organizing concerts to preform for local nursing homes.  I continue to play and preform music today.  The Boy scouts also gave me a close relationship with nature.  I believe escaping to nature is crucial to heal both physically and emotionally.

I received the Rank of Eagle Scout in 2002. Preformed at the Lincoln Center in NYC. Graduated from Contiva institute formally MTI.  I continue to study massage and am well versed in Gradual deep tissue work.  I am an Intuitive healer who blends energy healing with MFR, DT and sports modalities to get down to the source.

People shouldn't merely listen to me.  But feel the work, release what needs to leave and listen to their truth to move forward.  

I'm proud of my clients who have learned to listen to their bodies.  Helping themselves is the first step to healing the world.

We are all on the same path just finding our way up the mountain.  

I am serious, yet silly.  I am passionate to heal but really try to feel the vibe with each moment and understand when some good laughter is best too.


Flavia Lemos, LMT - Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, Prenatal Massage

My purpose is to be of purpose. 

Holistic healing has always been appealing to me. As a child I always resisted when I was sick and needed medicine and as I grew older my curiosity for healing myself holistically grew with me. I eventually enrolled in a dual license Esthetics and Massage Therapy program at Elizabeth Grady School of Massage & Esthetics and by my first hands on experience in class, my life was changed. I’m a firm believer in the body’s ability to heal itself and I see massage as a form of self care, to aid the mind, body and spirit in relaxing and relieving everyday stresses of life.

My work is for anyone and everyone who could use some relaxation and maintenance to the body. Whether you are recovering from an injury, preparing or winding down from a sports event, an expectant mother, a child athlete, or just someone who needs a safe space to relax and heal, I am confident that my combination of modalities can help.

Throughout my career I’ve been blessed to work with and learn from great experienced therapists and instructors. I won Best of Boston Massage in 2014 along with an incredible group of therapists who helped me with my technique and understanding of massage therapy. I’m an intuitive healer and really listen to each body I work with in order to provide the healing experience they need. I specialize in therapeutic work using DT, ROM, relaxation and sports techniques to achieve each client’s wellness goals. 


Emilia Carlota,LMT and Ayurvedic Specialist

Deep Tissue, Trigger Point/Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Recovery, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Ayurvedic Massage


Kremena Stephanova, LMT

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage

I studied massage at the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy where I completed a 750 hour program. In addition to Swedish and deep tissue, I also studied Myofascial Release I, II, and unwinding with John Barnes.   

Massage came very easily to me, as an intuitive way to connect to people, and to offer caring and support. It has been a great relief in my experience with chronic pain, and I have found my calling in providing the same relief to others in need. 

Before becoming a massage therapist, I studied art at MassArt and had various odd jobs. Currently in addition to practicing massage, I am studying the Alexander Technique with Tommy Thompson and one day hope to teach as well.  


Taylor Lacerte, LMT

Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Oncology Massage


Brian Lim, LMT

Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Therapy, Thai Massage

My fascination with the human body and its movements began early on. At age 11, I began dancing in the style of breaking, commonly known as break-dancing. Through dancing, I have learned firsthand how the body is connected and functions together as a whole. I am a Suffolk University graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Business Management. Seeking a career more related to my passion for dancing and movement, a decision to switch careers was made.

I decided to pursue bodywork when I experienced how its treatments significantly supported my own healing process from Piriformis Syndrome in 2014. Since graduating from the Cortiva Institute, I work with a wide array of clientele. They range from those seeking general relaxation, overcoming injuries, to athletes and other active lifestyle practitioners. My knowledge of the body and its functions, through dancing and schooling, sets my treatments apart with a holistic approach and unique techniques.

Under the philosophy "always a student, never a master", I am continuously learning and growing in the bodywork field through continuing education courses to enrich my treatments. Today, I am still dancing, competing and performing wherever and everywhere it takes me. I hopes to make an impact in the bodywork field as I do with dancing, always a student to both.


Tabitha Doty, LMT

Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Thai Massage

I am a 2011 graduate from Cortiva Institute. I offer Neuromuscular Therapy for the back and spine, Traditional Thai massage, Swedish, Sports, and Deep Tissue.I have always had a passion for helping others and believe that massage therapy is essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind. While working with clients, I use a blend of my skill set that best suites the clients needs.

I also volunteered providing sports massage to runners at the Chicago Marathon, helping them recover after the race. I recently relocated from Chicago to Boston and am looking forward to seeing what I will learn on the east coast to further expand my massage career. I am also passionate about great food, traveling, hiking, and going to social events.


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