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.

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Theresa Fallon, LMT-MA #9546
Graduate 2007
Wellfleet and Cotuit, MA — Cape Cod
phone: 802-598-1055

Theresa graduated from the Santa Fe School of Massage 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 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 also included technical writing about massage topics; she co-authored two massage manuals. She taught courses at SFSOM from 2008 to 2011.

Theresa moved to Massachusetts, in 2011. Theresa lives on Cape Cod with her husband, daughter, and their dog and kitty. She provides massage in two locations…at either end of the Cape…. in Cotuit and Wellfleet area. Visit her website to learn more about her schedule, specialized work, and current events.


Nissa Valdez
Graduate 1996

Ritual Self Care
314 Clifton Avenue
Carriage House
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ritual Self Care

Nissa’s passion is to create a nurturing, safe and healing environment that encourages relaxation, inner peace and well being. Her years of experience inspire her clients with a better understanding of their bodies and the joy associated with a sense of vibrant health. Nissa aspires to affect not just the individual but also the community, through compassionate, nurturing touch and products that foster health, beauty and sustainability. She has years of experience working with pregnant women as well as people living with all stages of cancer and chronic illnesses. Nissa is also a licensed esthetician and practices holistic skin care and slow beauty. She specializes in Manual Lymph Drainage and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and has advanced certification in Oncology Massage through the Peregrine Institute.


Chloe Sharples, LMT#9185
Graduate 2019
Massage by Chloe
Phone and Text: (505) 303.0563
Chloe’s bodywork is informed by a natural curiosity and sense of amazement towards the power of the body to heal itself when given a safe space. In her work, she aims to collaborate with each client to gently assist their body in its journey toward dynamic balance. She listens to her clients and their bodies to direct her work and responds by employing various modalities such as myofascial release, deep tissue, and nurturing therapeutic techniques. She is known for her precise work and attentiveness to details within larger muscular systems in order to address acute conditions.  In addition to being an enthusiastic practitioner of such deep tissue work, at her core Chloe believes that sometimes the deepest effects are achieved through the subtlest work and gentlest touch. She feels most successful when her clients leave a session feeling spacious and more in tune with their own bodies. For more information about Chloe’s approach to bodywork and her pricing plans, visit

Caitlin Townsend, LMT #7177,  RMTI # S-0518
Graduate 2011
Heartwise Massage and Bodywork
Phone and Text: 505-819-3499

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.” When she’s not offering bodywork sessions, Caitlin enjoys teaching, meditating, and being out in nature with her husband and dogs. Caitlin will conveniently bring sessions right to your home or office.

Lara Bache, BA, RYT, LMT #7173
Graduate 2011
Phone: 505-670-0629

Massage Therapy sessions with Lara can include any combination of: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sacred Hot Stone Therapy, Intuitive Energywork, Injury-Specific work, or Yoga/Stretching Instruction. Her work is compassionate, flowing, nurturing, informed by a love of anatomy, and awareness-centered. She is passionate about celebrating and honoring embodiment. Her work can be deep or subtle, specific or general, relaxing or uplifting, and oftentimes it takes on a life of its own. Each session is unique to itself.

Having studied Prenatal massage and trained to become a birth doula, she is certified in working with women during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery, in addition to the general public.

Lara has been practicing massage therapy since she graduated from the Santa Fe School of Massage in 2011, teaching yoga and retreats since 2009, and directing Santa Fe Community Yoga (SFCY) since 2013. She holds a BA in Critical Theory and Social Justice from Occidental College. Her massage therapy office is adjacent to SFCY’s lobby.

60 minutes – $75
75 minutes – $95
90 minutes – $110
($15 extra for hot stones)

*Mention the SFSOM website and receive $5 off your first treatment!

Erin McMullin, BA, LMT #7309

Graduate 2012

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. Erin graduated from the Santa Fe School of Massage in March of 2012. Since then she has done chair massage, spa work, and worked in a chiropractor’s office, in addition to slowly growing a private practice of clients who make massage part of their self-care routine. Accepting cash or checks.

Amber Gurule, LMT #6089 RMTI #S-0486Amber Gurule 2
(505) 660-7319

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

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

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

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

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


Elaina Anders, LMT 18214

Opened Thrive Nurturing Therapeutic Massage 2011
Alternatively I can be found on Facebook
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.


Jen Raimondi
Graduate 2007
West Side Wellness, LLC
401 274 2225
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.


Susanne HilsenbekSusanne
Graduate 1996
Wessling, Germany – near Munich
Phone: 011 49  (0)8153 889276
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.