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MEET OUR STAFF

 

NICOLE TAIANI, OWNER

Massage Therapist

Nicole has been a licensed massage therapist for over 15 years, specializing in Neuromuscular therapies, pre and postnatal massage and Lomi Lomi. In her years of practice, she has found a wonderful balance between rehabilitation and relaxation.


Graduating from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 2004, Nicole has furthered her education by studying aromatherapy, advanced cupping and reflexology. Opening Southern Maine Massage & Wellness in 2015 it is with great appreciation she welcomes you to the practice.

TONY TAIANI, OWNER

Integrative Bodyworker

Tony graduated with his Masters in Athletic Training in 2014 and has been practicing bodywork for over 6 years. He specializes in integrative work with a focus on rehabilitation and recovery. He has a passion for helping athletes and clients alike gain mobility, reduce pain and brings expertise and additional training in strength and conditioning to help clients achieve their bodywork goals. Tony is the co-owner of Southern Maine Massage & Wellness and he welcomes you to the practice.

NICK DEFOREST

Massage Therapist

With focus on deep tissue and neuromuscular massage, Nick works to help restore flexibility and range of motion, relieve pain and stress in the body and provide each of his clients with a relaxing and restorative experience. Nick went to the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York, NY; it was a 2 year program with over 1,000 credited hours of schooling. He has extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and welcomes you to the Co-Op.

SHANNON MCAULIFFE

Massage Therapist

Shannon has been working in bodywork since 2017 and has a deep passion for helping people feel their best. She specializes in deep work with a perfect blend of craniosacral and neuromuscular techniques. Shannon loves seeing the progress in her clients and is excited to start you on your self care journey.

JAKE BLACK

Massage Therapist

Jake is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in Neuromuscular Techniques and has been practicing for many years. Jake is trained in deep tissue, Swedish, foot reflexology, trigger point therapy and focus work. Using fantastic pressures and having an expansive knowledge on how the body operates, Jake is able to hone his practice to fit and suit the individual needs of each client. Jake believes that, like a car, the human body is also a vehicle which needs a tune up once in a while. He understands issues and problem areas that need attention bringing a sense of calm and comforting to every session.

NICOLE COLBY

Massage Therapist

Nicole graduated from SpaTech Institute in 2009 and has been a licensed massage therapist for ten years and holds a B.S. in Health Science with a minor in Biology and Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. Nicole takes an integrative and comprehensive approach to bodywork and aims to find and "turn" every "stone," leaving you feeling completely relieved and in a state of well-being.

ADRIANNA ALLEN

Massage Therapist

Adrianna is a licensed massage therapist that has been in practice since 2018 and has developed a passion for myofascial and deep tissue through a conscious touch. Using a wide spectrum of manual therapy and relaxation techniques she looks forward to working with you.

JANNINE GAUDET

Massage Therapist

Jannine has been a Licensed Massaged Therapist for over ten years and is extremely passionate about this career, and finds it extremely rewarding to educate clients on body awareness. She specializes in Deep Tissue Techniques as well as joint mobility and aromatherapy offering an incredible session in Rain Drop Therapy. She is currently studying herbalism through an online program and hopes to integrate it into her future sessions. Through continuing education, Jannine finds new ways to enhance her body work and expand her practice. She looks forward to working with you!

MARY BOLTON

Massage Therapist

Mary specializes in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular and Prenatal Massage. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years, with additional advanced certification in pediatrics as well as her Bachelors Degree in Human Biology and Health Sciences from USM in Portland. She is also a DONA/CAPPA trained doula offering labor and delivery support, as well as postpartum support.

MICHEL FITZ

Massage Therapist

Michel's main goal for the client is to provide a deeply relaxing and nurturing space for healing to unfold. Whether it is gentle polarity work or deep myofascial release, Michel believes that the key to success and muscle relaxation is a mind that is in a deep state of relaxation. They believe that a strong trust bond between practitioner and the person receiving the work is fundamental in the healing process and treats each individual with compassion, consideration and respect for who they are and where they are in their journey of healing. Michel graduated from the holistic massage program at SpaTech Institute in 2016 and has since working in the greater Portland area specializing in myofascial release and integrated energy work. Michel is a non-binary massage therapist and polarity practitioner who goes by they/them pronouns.

ASHLEY ELLIS

Esthetician

Ashley is a passionate individual who has two goals: give love and give confidence. We are all better humans when we're happy and if she can help you to be happy and confident in your own skin, her life is fulfilled. Your skin is as unique as you are and Ashley is up to the challenge of giving you a personalized experience that will leave you feeling truly cared for and heard.

HARMONY HAWKINS

Esthetician

Harmony has a wonderful passion for skincare and helping clients find the perfect balance for younger, healthier skin. She specializes in custom esthetics and the art of relaxation. As a teacher at the Aveda Institute, Harmony has a passion for helping people reach their skincare goals and looks forward to working with you!

ERIN CAMPBELL

Esthetician

Erin has been a licensed Esthetician for 12 years and has a great love for her industry. She specializes in organic and natural facials She welcomes you to Southern Maine Massage & Wellness.