Who We Are

Jessica Ferretti, CMT & HHC

Welcome! I’m Jessica Ferretti, owner and lead therapist of Meditation for Muscles: a holistic healing and bodywork practice that centers around shifting the nervous system.

My training includes the following modalities of massage: Esalen, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neural Somatic Integration, Hawaiian Sacred Lomi-lomi, Pregnancy and Trigger Point Release. I use a blend of these modalities along with a nurturing and slow flow that makes even deep work feel sedating and hypnotic. From my background in social work, a fascination with somatics and training in massage, my philosophy is that slow movement and patiently waiting for the body to open and melt, not only feels better, it provides better results. My primary objective is to activate the parasympathetic nervous system so that your whole being truly lets go of tension. Bodywork for me is not only an occupation but a spiritual practice, rooted in mindfulness and a deep desire to connect and be present with others. I use 100% organic fractionated coconut oil along with blends of DoTerra and other essential oils known for their medicinal uses. My education as a holistic health & life coach took place at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Most of all I believe in empowering my clients with body positivity and simply supporting them in being who they truly are. This addition to my education has enriched my massage practice as I am now able to make individualized, life-altering lifestyle and nutrition suggestions based on client goals and holding patterns of the body.

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Gavriela Burston

As a massage therapist, I am endlessly fascinated by the human body and how it reflects our lived experiences. I use my curiosity about anatomy to get granular with pain relief. I put together subtle cues in order to discover and care for muscles that are carrying too heavy a burden. I utilize clinical massage techniques including trigger and tender point release to enable my clients greater comfort, range of motion, and physical freedom.

I believe that every therapeutic relationship is based on mutual respect and genuine care. Finding the right massage therapist-client fit is essential to the healing process and I work best with people who are curious and present participants. I respond swiftly and sensitively to client communication and understand it as being crucial to the safety and efficacy of my work. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life. My areas of specialization include working with PTSD and trauma survivors, clients in eating disorder and addiction recovery, neurodivergent individuals, and people with disabilities.

I did my massage training at Arbor College School of Massage in Knoxville TN. Prior to that I attended Asheville Yoga Center’s 200 hour RYT yoga teacher training and went on to get further education in trauma-informed and nervous system informed yoga. I applied these skills as a yoga teacher and caregiver for people with disabilities. I earned my BA in Anthropology from Bard College.

Caelyn Ellsworth, CMT

Hi, I’m Caelyn, a CMT and 3x Reiki Master (Usui, Holy Fire, Karuna) specializing in Emotional Release Therapy (ERT) and Inner Child Work. I help adults and children process and release emotions and trauma from events that occurred yesterday to 20+ years ago. I also offer Reiki sessions, massage (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Thai) or a combination of both Reiki and massage.

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Janay Ross, CMT

After years of tapping into body pain intuitively, I initially went to massage school to help understand my own body’s pain, but found a higher calling to help those in need of a safe space. 

I originally went to Portugal’s Green Mountain Institute for Integrative Therapy in 2008 to become a bodyworker. Almost 13 years later I decided to take up massage school again to become certified in California at Hands on Healing Institute. 
My technique combines swedish and deep tissue to organically find the root of pain. Healing starts with a compassionate caregiver and a willing heart!