Our Therapists

Allyson Cook Metell, LMT

 

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Orthopedic/Injury
  • Pregnancy
  • Sports

Allyson Cook is a certified and licensed massage therapist who is fully insured by the American Massage Therapy Association. From 2000-2002, she attended one of the top massage therapy schools in the country, The Muscular Therapy Institute located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has completed over 900 hours of classroom and hands-on practice, including extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage technique etc. In addition, Allyson has taken specialized training and is certified to provide services in massage for pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. She also has been trained in treating specific shoulder, neck, low back, and thorax injuries. In August 2002, Allyson became nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. This demonstrates the highest level of professionalism in the field of bodywork.

In addition to the above training, Allyson received her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services from Springfield College in 1998.

 

Patricia Romijn, LMT , LAc 

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Zero Balancing
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Five Element Acupuncture
  • Meridian Based Massage
Patricia Romijn graduated in 1999 from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA.
Since her training at Bancroft she has owned and operated a practice in Central massachusetts working mostly with athletes and deep tissue massage.  Over the years her practice, education and passion evolved into different forms of bodywork using techniques such as myofascial, acupressure, tui na, qi gong.  She implements pieces of these methods that she tailors to an individual's needs.
 
 
 
 
 
Megan Kershaw, LMT
 
  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Relaxation
  • Esalen®
 
A native of Cape Cod, Megan is thrilled to be working with clients on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Her work in organic farming and yoga ultimately lead her to pursue a career in bodywork, viewing these passions as the perfect triad intersecting body, mind and spirit­ the whole health package! Megan received her 200 hour YTT from the Asheville Yoga Center in 2014, and, inspired to learn more about anatomy, healing, and the transformative power of touch, continued on to receive her massage therapy education at the Asheville School of Massage & Yoga.
 
Megan views every session as an opportunity to help you quiet the mind and put you in touch with your body. Her intention is always that of promoting well­being by way of total relaxation, believing it is in this state that the body’s innate ability to restore and heal itself is supported. Her sessions will leave you feeling both relaxed and energized; able to step back into your life in a more balanced and embodied way
 
 
 
 
 
Brittany Golding, LMT 
 
  • Pregnancy
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Swedish
 
 
Brittany is an experienced licensed massage therapist and a member of ABMP Massage Association.  In 2010, Brittany earned her massage therapy training through Cortiva Institute in Boston, MA.  She traveled to the west coast and was immediately empowered by the focus on eastern medicine.  She furthered her education in San Diego, California and earned a certification in the Hawaiian Temple Bodywork, Lomi Lomi.  While in California she worked within luxury hotels practicing massageon a variety of clientele.  She traveled back to the east coast to practice within impressive established spas and private clubs, both in Boston and Martha's Vineyard, and continued her education in Shiatsu and Cupping.  Brittany brings four years of experience from both coasts into her practice and offers a therapeutic massageblending swedish, deep tissue, and lomi lomi.  Brittany is very interested in the mind/body connection and has a deep understanding of physical diseases’ as they manifest from our emotions. She intentionally creates a massage that will suit your specific needs.  Her serene approach offers harmony, balance, and comfort.  Living a happy and healthy life is a key component to provide great service to others.  Brittany lives this philosophy daily through yoga, running, and long beach walks with her beloved golden retriever.

 

Diane Welch, LMT

• Swedish
• Deep Tissue
• Reflexology
• Massage Cupping
• Reiki level II
• Oncology Massage
• Positional Release

 

Diane Welch studied at the Polarity Realization Institute, at the Plymouth, Ma campus, and graduated in 2002. Diane is fully insured through Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and Nationally Certified since 2002. She has been practicing individualized massage therapy for over 14 years, here, on Martha’s Vineyard. Each session is customized to her client’s needs trusting her intuitive nature and knowledge to guide her through areas of concern. Diane’s interest began with Reflexology. After completing those studies, she wanted to increase her knowledge of anatomy and physiology and decided the best place to do so was at Massage Therapy School. Diane fell in love with the work and stayed to obtain her degree. Since then she has taken numerous courses, expanding her knowledge and deepening her interest in her work.

 

Malinda Mayer, Manual Therapist

  • CranioSacral
  • Visceral Manipulation

Manual Therapist Malinda Mayer began on-going training with the Upledger Institute in 1990, receiving instruction in CranioSacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release, CST for Pediatrics, and Mechanical Link Technique. She began studying Visceral Manipulation in 1993 with what is now the Barral Institute. She is a teaching assistant for both CST and VM techniques and is an instructor for the ShareCare workshop. Malinda is in the office on Tuesdays.

 

 

Dr. Iris Gold, LAc, OMD (Will return June 2018)

  • Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Hormone Support for Men & Women
  • Gynecological Issues
  • Acute & Chronic Pain Management
  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Disorders of the Spirit- Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
  • Weight Management

A summer residents for many years, Iris brings 35 years of experience to the island community. In the office starting June 21st, 2016 until mid September. Using Acupuncture, herbs, nutritional supplements, and bio identical hormone replacement, Iris specializes in women's health issues, especially menopause, and fertility. She offers a very effective and rapid weight management program and extensively treats all types of pain problems, adrenal imbalances, headaches, and fatigue.