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Donna polito

licensed massage therapist

Donna began her healing career as a personal trainer and obtained her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from West Chester University. An athlete her whole life, fitness was her passion from an early age, inspiring her to help and educate people how to acquire and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As she puts it, “You are only given one body; treat it right!” As a personal trainer, her clients were seeing great results in their fitness goals. However, many of them would come to her a few days later, expressing muscle soreness and wanting to know what they could do to relieve this other than stretching.
Donna remembered how as a two-sport collegiate athlete (field hockey/softball) she first turned to massage to help her body prepare and recuperate before and after her games. Consequently, she decided to turn to massage herself to help her clients live pain-free lives. Donna feels that “this is by far the best decision I have ever made”. Donna now enjoys teaching young athletes the importance of taking care of their bodies and the benefits massage has on their performance.

Donna’s approach to massage is both intuitive and clinical. With a gentle yet deep touch, she specializes in techniques such as deep tissue, corrective massage, sports massage, Swedish massage and myofascial release to develop, maintain and rehabilitate the physical function of the body. In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, Donna believes that massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Cupping, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone, Thermo Therapy, AromaTouch Technique

Add on to massage therapy offered: (Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy)

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​​Julia Bayardi

Licensed Massage Therapist

  Julia’s journey into therapeutic massage began after she experienced a back injury in college.  During her recovery, she discovered that the most effective component of her treatment was the massage work that she received.  This new appreciation of healing supportive touch inspired her to pivot after her sophomore year, and enroll at the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia, where she received certification for massage in 2005 and shiatsu certification in 2007.

  During her career she has worked alongside respected chiropractors, in upscale spas, and has built her own private practice.  She began instructing massage in 2009 and fell in love with massage education.  In 2015, she opened The Philadelphia School of Massage & Bodywork, where she actively teaches massage and musculoskeletal anatomy courses and assists students on their own journey into massage therapy.

  Julia’s bodywork is integrative, blending the different modalities and techniques that she’s encountered in her 18 years of practice.  Her work has been effective in helping to alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety, scoliosis, stress, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports related injury, and migraine headache.  Above all else, Julia takes a client centered approach to her work.  She takes the time to assess their needs, explain treatment plans, give feedback on their soft tissue condition, and offer useful suggestions for post-massage care.  Her goal is to ensure that her clients always walk away from their sessions feeling better than when they came in.

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Shiatsu

Dominique Dunphy

Licensed Massage Therapist

Dominique set the intention in early adulthood that she wanted to “help people”.  When she was trying to figure out the type of work she would like to pursue, it was that motivation that led her into massage therapy. Massage therapy training and practice was her initiation into the healing arts. She sees knowledge in massage therapy as the foundation that ignited a passion in her to continue to evolve in holistic healing.

Dominique has had extensive training and education in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. Also, she has had years of experience as a student, practitioner, and instructor of Hatha Yoga which she attributes to enriching her into a skilled professional.

Dominique combines the clinical and artistic techniques of massage, bodywork and holistic lifestyle principles in a whole-body massage treatment session that provides the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits associated with stress release, relaxation, and decreased muscle tension.

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish

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Theresa Young

Licensed Massage Therapist

Theresa has been a practicing massage therapist for well over 24 years and loves what she does. Having her clients satisfied and feeling better than when they came in gives her such fulfillment. When she sees the relief on their faces after their session it absolutely makes her day. For her it validates a sense of purpose, personal duty and being on the right path in providing a service of helping others. Theresa’s specialties include: Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Prenatal massage, Energy work/Chakra balancing and Trigger Point. Melting away stress and discomfort is her main goal.  She believes healing is a whole body experience. For her the goal is to find the source of the discomfort and gradually work on that source/root, whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual, to achieve the ultimate "health" and balance of the whole being, for the healing to take place "Holistically."

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal

Add on to massage therapy offered:

Trigger Point Therapy

Marissa Borger 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Marissa first got interested in health and wellness when she first started working at a newly opened gym and wellness center. During her time there she was intrigued by the chiropractor on staff providing hands on care for patients. After discussions with the chiropractor she discovered that she too could provide hands on care through massage therapy. This led her to attend the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in Oaks, Pa (now known as “Cortiva” in King of Prussia), earning a certificate in Massage Therapy in 2003. She has been practicing massage therapy ever since.

Marissa generally uses medium to deep pressure and employs trigger-point therapy and stretches when suitable. She is familiar with Swedish massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Thai Technique, Prenatal massage, Sports massage, and Hot Stone massage. She listens to her clients’ needs that allows her to ensure she tailors the massage into an efficient and effective massage session. This allows her to provide better success for healing and recovery. Over the course of her massage career, she had worked with a wide array of clients from young to old and athletic/active to non-mobile/non-active clients.

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Lymphatic Drainage, Thai Technique, Prenatal, Hot Stone

Add on to massage therapy offered:

Trigger Point,  Myofascial Release

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Marko Oberemok

Licensed Massage Therapist

Marko became interested in massage therapy from a very young age, due to his mother being a practicing massage therapist for close to 25 years. He had been in an environment in which he observed and experienced the benefits that massage therapy provided to himself and others. He would also notice that many people had been returning in need of life-changing massage therapy.

Marko was inspired to learn massage therapy because of the lasting effects that massage had on his life. He wanted to understand the way to help those who were suffering from stress, pain, and daily discomforts of everyday life. He studied at the Cortiva Institute (School of Beauty, Health & Wellness). Where he gained the knowledge and experience to deliver effective massage work to people in need of care and attention. He still looks to learn and gain knowledge from his massage therapy work and other massage therapists, who have guided his understanding of treatments that improve the health and lives of others. Marko aims to listen to his client’s goals and needs for the massage treatment to meet their expectations.  He currently offers deep tissue and Swedish massage but is striving to learn more massage modalities that will help improve his skills in massage therapy into the future. 

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish

Tom Szelagowski 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Tom’s motto is ‘Be Excellent to Each Other’. It is Tom’s commitment to make his client’s world a better place by helping you to unwind, alleviate stress, improve function and to Just..Feel..Better.

Tom became interested in holistic body work over 30 years ago, having been inspired by a high school counselor who taught him that ‘we hold our issues in our tissues’. After training at the Center for Human Integration and the Bensalem Natural Health Center, he earned certification in 1992 and has since become licensed in PA and NJ. Tom is also a Certified Yoga/Meditation Instructor and is on the faculty at the Lansdale School of Business teaching Anatomy and Physiology.

Tom offers a holistic, customized massage, combining various modalities to meet your needs (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Thai, Reflexology, Stretching, Cupping, Hot Stone, MFR). Recognizing the mind/body connection, he brings more than massage skills to the table. Tom has the patience to spend an entire session on your hands if necessary. His uplifting demeanor exudes empathy and compassion and humor. He will always brighten your day.

Employing an integrative mix of appropriate modalities, Tom has helped alleviate sciatica, plantar fasciitis, meralgia, neck, knee, and back pain, thoracic outlet and carpal tunnel syndromes as well as routine/chronic aches and pains. He has also made clients so comfortable and relaxed that they have dozed off. Our session may focus on a particularly troublesome area or may be a soothing, unwinding full body session. The choice is yours.

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Sports, Cupping

​Add on to massage therapy offered: (Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Stretching)


​​Angelis Cumba

Licensed Massage Therapist

Angelis has been practicing massage therapy for 21 years and focuses on a wide variety of issues. She realized at a young age that she enjoyed working with people and taking care of those in need of massages. Her focus then became on helping people with injuries, pain management and range of motion using a holistic approach. Her goal was to assist people reach their health and healing goals inside and out. As a massage therapist, Angelis uses a variety of techniques including swedish, deep tissue, warm stone, cupping, prenatal and light stretching. She believes in what she does and self-care. Angelis enjoys learning and continues to develop her skills to better help serve the community and her repeated clients.

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Cupping

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Jennifer Kada

Licensed Massage Therapist

Since at a young age Jennifer had a strong desire to help others, to be kind, and do what she could to make things better. After college she worked as an executive assistant at the American Red Cross. While there she began to experience low back pain. After 2 years of being under doctor care she was told that she was in worse shape than when she had started. Due to this she decided to look elsewhere for a solution. Her healing journey wasn’t always easy and had many bumps in the road. However, to her it was worth it because she discovered massage, other healing techniques, and the importance of living a healthier lifestyle. Jennifer knew she wanted to help others who were suffering and experiencing chronic pain. She knows that there is no such thing as a quick fix pill, but believes massage definitely is the closest thing and she is doing what she can to help others feel better.

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports

Add on to massage therapy offered: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy

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