Our Therapists

Our American Massage Therapy Association-certified therapists are fully licensed and insured. Each one has experience working with many different types of clients who are looking for ways to manage injury or stress and relax more effectively.  All of our knowledgeable therapists have established excellent reputations and they each have a long list of repeat clients who visit us regularly.


Brenda is a personal trainer with skills in deep tissue and sports massage. She loves traveling all around the world and has been working at Cheshire Massage since the summer of 2020.


Melanie is the owner of Cheshire Massage and responsible for bringing together this wonderful group of therapists.
She graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2007 and is currently not taking clients anymore. She spends most of her time managing the place and making herself available for when disasters strike (therapists call out and we need a therapist ASAP). Melanie is proficient at responding to texts, emails, and phone calls in a timely manner. She is the accountant, receptionist, HR department, all rolled into one. She does not take days off anymore but is actively seeking a solution to this for she wishes to get back out there in the world with nothing but her backpack. It has been six long years since her last adventure. She also just purchased a condo nearby and has a cat named Taquito, AKA Taki, Taki-cat, Tiki, Kiki, Piki, Pikichu, Takidoza. Cheshire Massage is busier than it has ever been and she is happy because of that, however, she would like to find a solution so she can resume her worldly adventures. Receptionists are expensive and she just purchased a condo.


Raen Graduated from CCMT in 2018 and is proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofacial Release. Raen has plans to learn Manual lymphatic drainage massage and Cranial Sacral. In addition to their massage practice, Raen is pursuing a degree in psychology and hopes visit Japan someday. Raen has personal experience in knowing how beneficial massage is for mental health and would like to help others as much as it has helped them. As an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, Raen wants to help trans/non-binary people feel comfortable in their own skin.


Leah graduated from Bancroft school of massage in 2017 and she’s been working with us since 2019. She’s trained in pregnancy, deep tissue, sports massage, cupping, and gives a great head and neck massage. She’s working on getting her masters in library science and likes to read, cook, garden, and spend time with her family.


Dan graduated at the top of his class in 2021 from the American Institute. He’s trained in numerous massage disciplines but his specialties are deep tissue and trigger point therapy. He also has been a fitness trainer for 15+ years after working numerous years in finance. He’s been working with us since his graduation and quickly gained popularity with our deep tissue clientele. He has a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and in his free time he loves to hike, bowl, and cook.


Kathie graduated from Kripalu in 2007 and has been actively pursuing her massage career ever since. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, sports massage, myofacial release, trigger point, oncology massage, and restorative yoga. She’s recently relocated to CT and began working with us in 2021 and is becoming a fast favorite among our members.


Liz graduated along with Dan from the American Institute of massage in 2021 and started working with us soon after. She’s learned Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy massage and cupping. She’s an avid APA player in her spare time and likes to hike and spend time with her kitty.


Rose earned her massage license from Branford Hall in 2018 and has been working at Cheshire Massage since 2021. She’s proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy massage, and continues to take other educational classes adding even more to her fantastic abilities. She’s studying to become a personal trainer and loves Ultimate Frisbee, board games, charitable 5K runs and getting her photo taken with alligators.


Emely is a 2017 graduate of Connecticut Center of Massage therapy and spent several years working at Olympus Fitness in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, before moving back to CT to work at Cheshire Massage. Emely is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. She only just started here at the end of 2022 and already found a following of clients that request her monthly, sometimes weekly. She’s currently working on becoming a physical trainer as well.


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