Elena is a mindful and compassionate Certified Massage Therapist. She received her certification with honors through The Wellness Massage Center and Institute in St Albans. She enjoys using a combination of massage and body work techniques to create customized massages for her clients. Her techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Reiki, Aromatherapy, and more. Elena is passionate about providing a space for her clients to find peace, relaxation, and relief from pain or tension in the body. She will work with each client to address their specific goals and needs for each session. Whether you just need a space to relax, are dealing with chronic pain, have suffered from an injury, or are experiencing emotional stress, Elena believes that massage can help and she would be honored to be your therapist.
After an undergraduate exploration of the alto saxophone and music education, Shawn switched gears onto an alternate path that could combine his love for artistic expression with the desire to stay physically active in the workplace. Practicing the art of automotive vinyl wraps and custom graphics for eight years allowed him to perfect his skills in a challenging and fast paced environment. Coincidentally, it was during this career that Shawn discovered the important benefits of regular massage therapy sessions for working bodies. Following a few unproductive attempts of advocacy to his fellow colleagues about the positive impacts of this ancient practice, he became motivated to begin studying the modalities that brought him so much mental and physical clarity. With the completion of a 625 hour certification course in VT, he became dedicated to providing clients with the same level of therapeutic relief that brought him to cherish massage therapy. Shawn’s intuitive bodywork technique employs a mix of conventional modalities like Swedish and Deep Tissue with a specialized method called Soft Tissue Release. This allows each customized session to concentrate on anything from deep relaxation to acute sports injuries or chronic pain. Being part of the team at Elemental Massage Therapy allows him to effectively combine his past knowledge and experience into a healing harmony of methodical multitasking.