Find a Grad

If you would like to experience one of our expert graduates, you’ve come to the right place.  Feel free to contact any of the many diverse therapists from the US and around the world.  We know you will enjoy your experience of a heartfelt and skillful touch.

If you are a graduate and would like to be listed here, please contact Cathy Black, at cathy@sfsom.com.

MASSACHUSETTS

Theresa Fallon, LMT-MA #9546
Graduate 2007Theresa M 2013
Wellfleet, MA — Cape Cod
phone: 802-598-1055
June – September at Quiet Mind Studio
http://quietmindstudio.com/staff.html

Theresa graduated from the Scherer Institute of Natural History, (SFSOM) in 2007 and The University of Vermont in 1994. Prior to massage, she was a medical content developer for a decision-support software company. Theresa worked in Santa Fe as a massage therapist, writer, and teacher from 2007 to 2011. She focused on her own business and provided massage to a loyal and growing group of clients in various business settings — as an independent contractor and in private practice. Theresa’s formative training in results-oriented medicine is combined with her gentle, intuitive approach to healing. Her massage career has included technical writing about massage topics; she co-authored two massage manuals. She taught courses at SFSOM from 2008 to 2011 and returns to teach the business course. She embraces clients, students, and other wellness providers with a professional and collaborative spirit.

Theresa moved to Massachusetts, in 2011; her focus is now on family-life. Theresa lives in Wellfleet, MA with her husband, young daughter, and their dog. As a fulltime-mom, she provides her daughter with the gift of routine massage and participates in baby and toddler massage groups. She provides massage on a limited schedule to seasonal residents and tourists who visit the beach-towns of Cape Cod.

MINNESOTA

Nissa Valdez
Graduate 1996
Estrella
www.estrellasalon.com
721 West 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612.280.3000
nissa@estrellasalon.com

I am a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, a Licensed Esthetician and a Yoga Instructor.  The types of massage I specialize in are: pregnancy, craniosacral therapy and oncology massage, with a 300 hour certification from the Peregrine Institute.

NEW MEXICO

Caitlin Townsend, LMT #7717

Graduate 2011Caitlin 2
Heartwise Massage and Bodywork
1442 S. St. Francis Drive, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM
Phone and Text: 505-819-3499
Email: heartwisemassage@gmail.com
www.amtamembers.com/heartwise
www.facebook.com/HeartWise.massage

Caitlin is passionate about helping people make personal wellness a priority in their lives. A graduate of the Santa Fe School of Massage, she uses a heart-centered approach to bodywork that allows each client’s natural healing process to unfold. She enjoys combining nurturing and therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and intuitive energetic bodywork to create a unique session that honors the fundamental “wholeness” of each person. Clients have described her work as both “profoundly relaxing”, and “touching on a deep level.”

Lara Bache, BA, RYT, LMT #7173
Graduate 2011
Phone: 505-670-0629
E-mail: LKBache@gmail.com

Lara is passionate about celebrating and honoring embodiment.  She works to help clients cultivate a state of mindfulness and compassion for their own precious selves.  Her work has been described as dancing, nurturing, sensitive, a synthesis of intellect and intuition, and “like a magical fairy who knows how to deliver pressure.”  She studied and taught yoga during college, graduated with her BA from Occidental College with departmental honors, and went on to study massage therapy at the Santa Fe School of Massage (formerly the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing).  She offers a wide variety of massage modalities, including a certification in Pre-Natal Massage. She hopes that you will come and enjoy her work, and above all that you will enjoy your body while you are in it.

Erin McMullin, BA, LMT #7309
Graduate 2012
703-732-7093
mcmullin.erin@gmail.com

Erin enjoys creating a personalized experience for every client, both through listening to needs they express and listening to the tissue. Her intent for each session is to hold a space in which to awaken self-knowledge of one’s physical being, thereby supporting and balancing the emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies of the receiver as well. Her style is an intuitive combination of Swedish strokes and connective tissue work, integrating therapeutic pressure with relaxing, nurturing flow. Having graduated from the Santa Fe School of Massage in March 2012, Erin is continuing her massage therapy education with an additional 300 hour course in Holistic Clinical Massage: Working with Pain.  Accepting cash or checks.

Amber Gurule, LMT #6089 RMTI #S-0486Amber Gurule 2
(505) 660-7319
resonancemassage@comcast.net
www.resonancemassageandbodywork.com

Amber Gurulé graduated from the Santa Fe School of Massage in 2008 and has been practicing massage therapy in Santa Fe since then.  She specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy. She is also certified in Pre Natal and Post Partum Massage. Amber can tailor the massage session to what her client’s body needs that day. She believes deeply in the power of therapeutic touch and chose to become a massage therapist to help people take better care of their bodies and minds. To her, massage therapy is an integral part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Amber enjoys reading, music and art, as well as traveling and doing fun outdoor activities with her growing family and close friends.

Steven Borges, LMT #7751Steve Borges
Graduate 2013
Luminous Soma Body Works
1229 St. Francis Avenue, Ste. A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 333-8145
steve@luminoussomabw.com
https://www.styleseat.com/steveborges

Steven is a 2013 graduate of the Santa Fe School of Massage with a strong drive
to begin his own practice in Santa Fe, NM. Steven is licensed by the state of  New Mexico and operates his own practice called Luminous Soma Body Works in addition to providing guest massage services for the Inn of the Turquoise Bear in Santa Fe.

Steven’s proficiency in Swedish Nurturing Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage with an emphasis in Shiatsu, Reflexology, Polarity, Trigger Point, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral therapy and Reiki energy healing, provides a soothing yet deeply therapeutic experience for each individual. Steven’s strong intuitive sense of communication with the body and graceful integration of different modalities allows for a firm, yet loving, safe and comforting experience. Steven has the ability to be completely present in all ways during his sessions in order to provide the best possible experience and facilitated healing within each person. Each session is done in an environment that assists you in helping to heal and reconnect you to your own body and its wisdom.

“Awesome sense of healing touch…absolutely intuitive presence and your hands are truly blessed!” ~Teresa.S., Santa Fe, NM

Elizabeth Lee, LMT #7707
Graduate 2013beth sfsom pic
Lift Into Blue
508-813-9768
liftintoblue@gmail.com
www.liftintoblue.com

Elizabeth is trained in various modalities of bodywork with special emphasis on Swedish, Deep Tissue and Prenatal massage. She approaches her bodywork with the same commitment to the ’embodied experience of Love’ that she has with classical piano and writing poetry and short stories. A Korean-American woman born and raised in Boston, she graduated with a BA in English literature from Brown. As a Fulbright researcher, she directed, shot and edited a body-focused women’s studies documentary in South Korea called ‘Good for Her’ which is being shown in dozens of universities throughout the U.S. Elizabeth is dedicated to continuing to explore body-mind journeys across the globe, and the subtle and not so subtle ways they manifest  –intellectually, spiritually, physically. She currently works as a therapist at BODY, runs her own private practice, ‘Lift into Blue’ and volunteers with Many Mothers, a Santa Fe-based non-profit which provides support to struggling new mothers and their newborns.

Israel GIsrael Gambino, LMT #T-5055
Healing Hands Massage
505-850-5989
HealingHands@igambino.net

Hello my name is Israel Gambino. Thank your interest in the Santa Fe School of Massage and for taking the time to read my bio. I became interested in the healing arts while recovering from a near- fatal illness.  The illness was contracted in 2001 and was followed with over 10 years of recovery and rehabilitation. During that time I explored a multitude of healing modalities.  Regular therapeutic massage played a key role in my quality of life as well as my recovery.
I graduated from the Santa Fe School of Message in September, 2013. My training included a variety of modalities with a focus on Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. Today I am blessed with good health and look forward to sharing the healing gift of massage with others.

Joy Barron, LMT #740Joy Barron
“Joy’s Hot Stone Massage”
903 Early St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505)-204-2022
www.joyousmassagesantafe.com

Joy graduated from The Santa Fe School of Massage in 2012 and specializes in blending the use of Hot Stone Massage with Swedish and Deep Tissue to give you the best of both worlds. Joy balances the amount of hot stone use with actual hands on massage. In a session, the stones are placed down the back and around the body, and are also used as massage tools. When muscles are extremely tense, deep work for some people can hinder the massage experience because it can be uncomfortable to receive. The heated stones are a very effective way to unwind and relax tight, sore muscles. These magical stones dissolve away stress and negative emotions, open up the chakra’s and take you to a much deeper place of relaxation.
60min – $70
75min – $85
90min – $100

Kayla Lucky, LMT #8038Kayla Lucky
(505)819-9321
handsofperception@outlook.com
www.facebook.com/kaylaluckybodywork/

I originally got my bachelors degree in psychology and anthropology from the University of Utah. I discovered the power of massage through managing wellness centers in upstate New York and Utah before going to school myself. I have been doing massage at Ojo Caliente for almost two years and now have an office in Santa Fe on Sundays. I am excited for the chance to work closer with people in my community.

I enjoy taking a structural approach to the body. I find pain patterns, areas of stress and tension, postural issues, and work directly to provide relief and move them towards wholeness with the rest of the body. I often include myofascial release techniques and trigger point therapy. I have directly experienced this work creating lasting changes in the body and improving lives.

60 minutes- $70
90 minutes- $95

OREGON

Elaina Anders, LMT 18214

Opened Thrive Nurturing Therapeutic Massage 2011
Website:www.thrivepdx.net
Phone:971-400-7299
Email:thrive.nurture@gmail.com
Alternatively I can be found on Facebook
Address:
7831 NE 74th AVE #300
Portland, OR 97213
Located inside Yoga Refuge PDX

My mission as a therapist is to be fully present and provide my clients with a professional, nurturing, and rehabilitative massage that allows them to go into a deep state of relaxation while revitalizing their bodies and minds. I value being a part of a healthcare profession that helps enrich the lives of everyday people as they reach their goals of living pain and stress free.

My work can be beneficial for many different ailments. From chronic pain to acute injuries, prenatal massage or even just heightened, compound stresses can all benefit from the healing properties of Therapeutic Massage.

RHODE ISLAND

Jen Raimondi
Graduate 2007
West Side Wellness, LLC
401 274 2225
westsidewell.com
westsidewell@gmail.com
376 West Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02909

Our goal is to promote bodywork as a practical and enjoyable form of health care; by employing highly skilled, licensed therapists in a simple setting, we provide some of the best bodywork in Rhode Island at reasonable prices.

EUROPE

Susanne HilsenbekSusanne
Graduate 1996
Wessling, Germany – near Munich
Phone: 011 49  (0)8153 889276
E-mail: praxis@ganzkoerpermassage-muenchen.de
Website: http://www.ganzkoerpermassage-muenchen.de
Susanne is most effective when treating old traumas, hidden in the body. She uses massage, hot stones, and cupping glasses, along with singing, toning, and drumming to trace, express and integrate the trauma.