Leela Kelley, Owner
Ever since childhood, she felt a deep desire to help others alleviate suffering. At 19, she became a massage therapist and had a rewarding career helping people through massage and bodywork for 14 years. In 2011, Leela expanded the work she did with her clients into a center where there was a place clients could come to receive help from skilled therapists through the modality of bodywork. She opened Absolute Wholeness in July of 2011 and retired from massage therapy in March of 2013. Besides managing Absolute Wholeness, Leela has studied aromatherapy and currently teaches classes once a month on essential oils, and doing biofeedback sessions at Absolute Wholeness. Leela has a strong passion for helping people and is deeply committed to assisting others bring about positive changes in their lives to help enhance the overall quality of their lives.
Anne-Marie “Annie” McCarthy, CMT #34937, NCTMB #619491-12
Annie has always had a feeling inside that there would be a time in her life when she would help people, though she never knew when or how. Once she acquired her Associates in Applied Science Degree in Advanced Therapeutic Massage and bodywork from Bryan College with 1180 hours of training, she finally knew. Seeing better mobility, movement and comfort in clients is what she enjoys most about what she does. The human body is fascinating and a functional properly working human body brings out the best in people inside and out. Her depth of pressure depends on the individual client and it ranges from deep tissue to a light, Swedish type of massage. Annie loves spending time with Xayla, her Great Dane. Together, they do therapy visits at schools, hospitals and libraries. For fun, she likes to play softball, travel, do photography, golf, and spend quality time with friends.
Sandy Sartain, L.Ac. #15021Ac
Sandy is a massage therapist and acupuncturist. She completed the Asian Body Therapy program with 800 hours at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2004. She continued her studies at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and graduated in April 2009 with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In her practice, Sandy uses her intuition to customize the perfect massage for you. She incorporates many different types of massage into one session depending on the client's needs and requests. All of her work will have some focus on working with the Chinese meridians and acupuncture points for maximum therapeutic benefits. With the extra focus on meridians and points, blockages in the body will be dispersed on a deep level. The modalities of massage she uses are deep tissue, circulatory, Swedish, Shiatsu, and Tui Na. A few of the other modalities used in her practice are Gua Sha and cupping.
Mija Cameto, CMT #68843
Since childhood, putting my hands on others feels like an exquisite gift. Relaxing, nurturing presence flows. One of the greatest joys in my life is to be of service to anyone in need of healing touch, or gentle, increasingly deeper issue releasing work. Energy balancing sessions can be requested, or incorporated into a massage. I receive guidance where to go, how to move, and how deeply to access through pure energy awareness, vibration, or gentle pressure. Attention may be on, in, or around the body. Most people feel as though they were somewhere else, and feel deeply, soulfully affected and reset. I graduated from The Body Institute in Granite Bay, California in 2004 with 250 hours, furthering my education at the Healing Arts Institute achieving a total of 800 hours. My training includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Sports, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Polarity Therapy, Shiatsu, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Senior, as well as receiving master levels in Usui and Karuna Reiki.
Alison is a native of El Dorado County and in 1997 attended Ashland Massage Institute in Ashland Oregon. Since returning to California in 1999, Alison worked as a therapist in many chiropractic practices as well as day spa locations throughout the county prior to having her own practice from 2003 through 2009 at which time she began a career in healthcare as a clinical assistant as well as other entrepreneurial ventures, never fully leaving the work of healing through massage. Proficient in many styles of massage such as Swedish and deep tissue modalities, Alison specializes in Jin Shin Do, or Acupressure Therapy, and energy work which she has integrated into her style seamlessly for the most complete healing experience for body and spirit. With over 500 hours continuing education in these areas since 2000, she is always deepening her knowledge of this work. Alison also works as an artist and a creativity coach, assisting people to heal and grow through the process of art making and is the owner of ArtSparks Creativity Experience. Alison is a mother, a wife, a friend, a seeker and a lover of life who believes in the power of our minds to create the life we desire and in the wealth that comes from service to others.
After being in many customer service job positions, I finally followed my heart and entered into massage therapy at Marinellos Schools of Beauty. I perform Relaxation and Deep Tissue massages. I also enjoy giving Hot Stone and Prenatal massages. In addition, I perform Detoxification Foot Baths..
Maya Chavitage, CMT #62782, LE
Maya is a California licensed Esthetician and Certified Massage Therapist with over a decade of experience providing treatments to help promote health, rejuvenation, and vibrancy through skin and body care. She takes special care to listen to her client's needs, clearly prescribes simple natural treatment programs, while creating a relaxing and restorative environment intended to fostering a sense of well-being. Maya graduated in 2003 from Twin Lakes College of The Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California. Her training also includes; Myofascial Release, Reiki and Shiatsu. "My own experience drove me to become a massage therapist. After an injury, stress and trauma developed on my body. I went through a series of massage treatments to help release and recover strength. Myofascial Release, in particular, was the modality that brought me back and chose it to be my specialty to help others achieve recovery and wellness. Myofascial release allows the body to release tension and trauma, let go of muscle tension, improves movement and circulation, highly recommended for fibromyalgia, chronic pain, sports injuries, back pain and headaches. My goal is to get my clients back in shape."