Jaclyn Ayotte, LCMT
Jaclyn was born in Los Gatos, California. Alternative and holistic practices were a way of life for her family; It was only natural that Jaclyn felt a calling to massage therapy later in life. It was in watching her uncle pass away from melanoma skin cancer at the young age of 38, that Jaclyn was inspired to get into the healing field of massage, primarily massage for cancer and aging. Through the last 9 years of her work, her clientele has expanded into pre/post natal moms, athletes, people with chronic pain and injuries, and for the most part everybody, and every body.
Bridget Roberts, LCMT
Since becoming a massage therapist, Jaclyn has dreamed of opening a wellness center, where the whole body is healed from within. She proudly transitioned her private practice of Massage Therapy of East Greenwich, to her collaborative of holistic services in Massage Therapy and Wellness of East Greenwich. She is passionate about her work and in helping people to achieve their optimal health. Each treatment is specifically designed to the clients needs, and special attention is given to problem areas.
Jaclyn graduated from the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork in Salem, MA. in 2004. Since then, she has continued her education to include Pre and Post Partum care,Craniosacral Level 1, Reiki level 3, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, shiatsu and Ayurvedic medicine.
Another passion of Jaclyn's is assisting in the natural birth process of expectant mothers. She believes whole heartedly in the benefits of massage and chiropractic care regularly throughout pregnancy, and would love to see a turn in the direction of more at home, or natural, drug-free deliveries. She believes the woman's body is a powerful vessel for accomplishing this, with the help of alternative treatments which will keep her healthy and prepare her body for the work it needs to do. Jaclyn had the privilage of laboring at home with her second child, and says that it was the most empowering, amazing, difficult and beautiful thing she has ever done.
Jaclyn is married to her best friend, John and is the proud mother to two beautiful children.
Bridget’s path in life has always involved art. After deciding to take Human Anatomy and Physiology her senior year of high school she began to connect the art of the human body and the knowledge of how the body works. She came to the conclusion that the mechanics of the human body is indeed an art form. She felt the need to see where the art of human anatomy could take her. Bridget enrolled in CCRI for general education courses. She decided to take an “Introduction to Massage Therapy” course. This introductory course helped her find her passion for therapeutic massage. Massage was her true calling in life. Her desire to heal those that seek massage gave her the confidence to pursue her career. Bridget has been a massage therapist for one year and is excited to be entering a field with many possibilities. She is certified in prenatal massage, hot stone massage, Shiatsu, Integration of Shiatsu, and trained in specific area massage. Her goal during each session is to make the client feel relaxed, rejuvenated, stress-free, and an overall wellness after stepping out of the room. During her journey through the CCRI therapeutic massage program she participated in externships in facilities such as Meeting Street School in Providence, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center in the RI hospital. She is continuing her education and pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Wellness. Bridget believes that the massage profession is going to grow in an aspect of medical healing and she is motivated to help RI achieve that goal. She is an active member of the RIAMTA serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the chapter.
George Wood, LMT
After achieving a BFA in communications, George sought to learn about eastern medicine, a subject that had always fascinated him.
Through his journey, he touched upon various healing modalities such as Reiki, chakras, and reflexology. This only served to fuel a need for further studies.Massage had always been an amateur practice. Having some knowledge of the human body’s muscular structure, He was naturally able to find and alleviate adhesions much to the relief of friends and co-workers.Taking this to a higher level, he studied in the field of Massage Therapy and became licensed. This continued practice has only lead to a desire to further learn and craft the profession to the highest level.An affinity for the more therapeutic modalities lead to a forte in Sports and deep Tissue massage, both of which he specializes in.George looks forward to his further journey in the healing arts and seeks to give the best possible therapy with professionalism and respect.
Sarah Schneider, LMT
Sarah has had an interest in the field of massage therapy since she was a teenager.
At the time, other plans intervened, and she went on to different
pursuits. After receiving an MA in English, however, her interest in
massage remained. She decided to change course, and ultimately
graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy's Groton,
CT campus. At CCMT, she discovered the many benefits of massage. For Sarah, being able to help
alleviate a client's pain, stress or anxiety is the most important
and rewarding aspect of being a massage therapist. She uses a variety of massage techniques in order address a
person's physical and mental well-being, whether in the form of a
nurturing Swedish massage, a more rigorous, specific deep tissue
massage, or in using the warmth and weight of hot stones to enhance a
massage. Sarah's current plans in the massage field
include becoming educated in hospital-based massage in order to work
with clients in a medical environment.
Tara Olsen, Reiki Master, Angel Reader, Past Life Regression Coach
always wanted to help heal people and has been highly intuitive since
she was a small child. She began her journey by graduating from St.
Joseph's School of Nursing and becoming a registered nurse in 2004.
Energy healing had always intrigued her but she did not have the chance
to start exploring complementary and alternative medicine until later in
her career. As she learned more about Reiki and watched it's
effects on others, she knew she had to learn how to help too using this
method of healing. In 2012, a major life event prevented her from
working as a registered nurse and gave her the opportunity to learn
Reiki herself and to continue her nursing education.
She is currently finishing her Bachelor's degree in the Science of
Nursing and is hoping to continue to her certifications as a holistic
nurse and health coach. Tara trained in Usui Reiki and recently
obtained her Reiki Master Teacher Certification. She also is certified
as a Past Life Regression Guide and can guide you back in time to learn
about your souls journey through previous lives. She is also an Angel
Therapist (TM), a certified Angel Card Reader
, and offers
Oneness Blessings. She is eager to start teaching Reiki to help others
begin to heal themselves. Her goal is to bring your body back into
balance, on all levels, body, mind, and soul.