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.

 
 

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 Massage

  • 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.
 

Rex Jarrell, LMT

  • Kripalu Bodywork        

  • Thai-Shiatsu Bodywork

  • Zero Balancing 

  • Deep Tissue Therapeutic

  • Swedish Massage

  • Positional Therapy


Rex’s foundation training took place at Kripalu School of Massage in 2004/2005. Upon completion of the 500 hour program there, as well as Reiki level II, Thai-Shiatsu I, and Positional Therapy I, he began his practice on MV and returned to undergrad studies with bodywork, nursing & public health focuses in his BS of Integrated Health completed at UMass, Amherst’s University Without Walls in 2009. He completed Thai-Shiatsu level IV, Positional Therapy II, and California College of Ayurveda’s 650 hour Ayurvedic Health Educator certification by 2011. In 2013 he became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Zero Balancing Certification (2016) has added to his working in depth with clients resolving a variety of health issues and concerns, including: bodywork as preventive health care, prenatal and post natal massage, recoveries from surgery, rehabilitation from injuries and all kinds of life’s bumps and bruises. Each session is tailored to the client’s wishes and needs in the moment, and supports health at one's core level. 

Rex is a grateful dad of two amazing daughters and a year-round resident of Martha’s Vineyard since 1971. He lives in West Tisbury, his home base for bicycling, running, paddle boarding, etc. He is working on a health app that may improve health care off-island too, and he teaches men’s beginner yoga.   

 

Jeanie Hay-Sternbach, LMT 

  • Cranial Sacral

  • Neuromuscular Therapy

  • Relaxation

  • Swedish

  • Thai Massage

Jeanie graduated from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 2001.

Jeanie is interested in using massage for relaxation as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation, as part of an overall plan to achieve and maintain the best possible health for each client. Jeanie uses a combination of techniques in her practice: CranioSacral is particularly effective at treating stress induced tension, Thai massage opens and mobilizes the joints, and Swedish massage and Neuromuscular Therapy are wonderful techniques for locating and releasing tight muscles and fascia. Jeanie is constantly fascinated and amazed at how our bodies work so hard to protect and support us. Jeanie thinks of bodywork as a way of returning the favor and showing appreciation for all of these efforts. Jeanie is also interested in the connections between health, diet and movement. This is why she enjoys working at Integrated Health Care, with other professionals who have the same goal of encouraging and supporting our clients’ health and well-being.

Jeanie Hay Sternbach, LMT just completed the training for her level 3 Thai Massage certification. Thai massage combines stretching and compression along the meridians of the body to release tension in the muscles, connective tissue and joints and restore a free flow of energy. Traditionally, the client wears comfortable clothing and receives the treatment on a mat on the floor, though many of the techniques can be performed on a massage table as well. Benefits can include a decrease in pain and stress and an increase in range of motion and joint mobility.

 

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 (Returns June 2019)

  • 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 15th, 2018 until September 21st. 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.