Ben Applegate

Licensed Massage Therapist

Meredith Augustin

Licensed Massage Therapist

Meredith was originally drawn to massage as a means to relieve people’s suffering. While working as a medical assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant, she realized that drugs aren’t always the answer, and began massaging her patients’ hands, heads and backs. With her intuitive and compassionate gift, she was able to impart relaxation and pain relief. What Meredith likes most about massage is the opportunity to work with different clients, the chance to become a better healer, the spiritual connection, the trust her clients place in her and the joy she experiences in working with them. In addition, she has found that healing others is often a two-way healing process – in giving she also receives, which is what makes this such an enriching career for her. As she puts it, “11 years later, here I am: an LMT, and loving every bit of it!” During her years as an LMT, Meredith has learned to come to peace, be a good listener, be kind and tune in to the body and listen to the muscles. She sees each client as an individual, and because of this she never stops learning. She is honored when clients partner with her on their road to healing. Meredith offers a wide range of modalities, including deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, hydrotherapy, prenatal massage, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release and sciatic relief. Looking forward, she is excited to gain training in other modalities such as cupping, Thai massage and more.​

Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm

Thursday: 9 am -  6 pm

Friday: 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 12:30 pm

​Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pregnancy, Hot Stone, Thermo Therapy, Couples

Stephanie Devine

Licensed Massage Therapist

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In her early teens, a relative of Maxine was involved in a car accident. She quickly saw how massage became a vital part of this person’s rehabilitation treatment. This led Maxine to become fascinated by the health benefits of massage and how it can truly transform a person’s capabilities, increase range of motion, decrease pain, and impart calmness, relaxation and a positive mindset for a happier, healthier life. Maxine is intrigued by how the body’s systems are connected and the infinite number of modalities she can learn to improve clients’ lives. One important lesson Maxine has learned from massage is being humble enough to know you are doing the right thing, yet encouraged to continually learn.

Maxine graduated with high honors in Anatomy and Physiology from Cortiva in 2010. Since this time, she has mostly practiced alongside a physical therapist, treating clients with a variety of conditions, including but not limited to frozen shoulder, sciatica pain, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia and injuries due to car accidents. Maxine’s technique is based on your body’s needs. Typically, she applies medium to firm pressure, focusing on muscular or anatomical needs, followed by stretching (passive range of motion). Maxine customizes her massages by using trigger point therapy, localized hot stones or cupping to alleviate muscle tension and perform myofascial release

Monday 9:30 am - 2 pm, 4 pm - 8 pm

Friday 9 am - 2 pm

Sunday: 9 am - 1 pm (Available every other Sunday)

​(Call to request Sunday availability)

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Couples, Cupping, Hot Stone (localized treatment)

Add on to massage therapy offered:

Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release

Donna Polito LMT Newtown Massage and Spa

Ben grew up watching his father run his chiropractic practice knowing that he too wanted to heal people with his hands for a living. The experience gained through a young lifetime of chiropractic adjustments helps Ben to care for his clients efficiently and effectively to sustainably help them create a life of perpetual wellness.

The knowledge actively shared by his father has vastly expedited his growth as a therapist. Ben’s commitment to your care has brought him here to Newtown Massage & Spa at Wrightstown Health & Fitness, where we comprehensively evaluate your health to give you the best care possible.

In 2010 Ben broke his right femur, the corrective surgery and resulting scar tissue had him intimately aware of the difficulties of rehabilitation. Through self-care, physical therapy, massage and chiropractic Ben has regained full range of motion and lives his life bountifully.  Ben strives to give clients the care that they need to recover to and then maintain peak performance.

Primarily Ben focuses on deep tissue therapeutic work incorporating releases and Thai massage stretching to reshape the soft tissues of the body toward optimal health and mobility.

Ben is training for his masters in Tang Soo Do, a hard style Korean Martial Art, which he has practiced since the age of five.  His experiences allow for him to approach his work with an athletic and rehabilitative perspective.

Ben is particularly passionate about a special technique he does called Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) , developed by Hugh Gilbert, a Physiotherapist from Scotland. To learn more about KCR take a look at our
Modalities page. Ben was fortunate to learn directly from Hugh himself, the protocol and the philosophies that were shared in his courses have changed his life permanently for the better.

Wednesday: 3 pm - 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm (Available every other Saturday)

(Call to request Saturday availability)

Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Sports/KCR , Couples, Thai, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone, Cupping

Add on to massage therapy offered: Reflexology, PNF stretching, Trigger point, Myofascial Release

Alex Gecht

Licensed Massage Therapist

From the young age of 10, Alex developed an interest in the human body through practicing competitive judo. He joined the Junior National Team of Uzbekistan at age 16. The team got weekly rehabilitation massages, leading Alex to recognize the importance of massage for athletes. One year later, he began studying to become a judo coach and sport teacher.

During this time, he also studied general massage and sports massage. After graduation, Alex stayed on to work as a gym instructor and sports facility supervisor. It was then that massage truly became his passion, hobby and second source of income. With a wide range of classes under his belt, including 1000 hours of medical massage, Thai yoga massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage and anmo, Alex is uniquely equipped to serve his clients using a signature massage he has developed from what he feels to be his most effective techniques.

As Alex puts it, “Not only athletes need regular massages. Everyone does because of excessive sitting, poor posture, lifestyle and ergonomics.” He has found that massage can improve everyone’s life, enabling them to continue working productively. “Massage is not a luxury, but a necessity. I have had many jobs, but massage has a special place in my heart because it inspires and satisfies me when I help to facilitate healing through multiple therapies.” And thanks to his background in athletics and physical education, Alex has a head start when it comes to seeing the big picture: “This enables me to take a more holistic, full-body approach to improve my clients’ lives by giving them tips for a healthy lifestyle.”

Tuesday: 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Available every other Tuesday) (Call to request Tuesday availability)

Thursday: 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
(Call to request availability)

​Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Thai, Pregnancy, Couples

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

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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.

Tuesday: 9 am - 3 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm

Friday: 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday 9 am - 1 pm (Available every other Saturday)(Call to request Saturday availability)

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

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

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Maxine Schrack

Licensed Massage Therapist

​Stephanie believes in the healing benefits of massage for the body, mind and spirit. She views massage as a natural and safe way to induce relaxation as well as to help manage physical and emotional stress, from acute to chronic. 

Stephanie has extensive training in Swedish and Deep Tissue Therapy. She is also experienced in Level 2 Shiatsu, Pediatric Massage, Compassionate Touch Therapy and Reiki. 

Her goal is to help you on your healing journey physically and emotionally through learned techniques and to help you feel your best! She bring years of experience to the table and looks forward to sharing it all with you.

Tuesday: 3 pm - 8 pm

​Massage Types Performed: Deep Tissue Swedish, Reiki, Thai, Shiatsu

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Holly Becker

Licensed Massage Therapist


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Holly, is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy. Born and raised in Doylestown, PA, Holly is happy to be back living in her hometown among friends and family.

As a longtime yogi, Holly has always been interested in massage therapy as it complements the practice of yoga. Further study of these sister sciences will keep her massage techniques honed and current. Fluid in both deep tissue therapy and the art of relaxation, her intuitive touch will help unwind your unique body tension.

Monday: 3 pm - 8 pm (Available every other Monday)

(Call to request availability) 

Thursday: 3 pm - 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm (Available every other Saturday)

(Call to request availability)

​Massage Types performed: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Sports, Couples

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