About

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At The Massage Studio, we are dedicated to offering you professional massage services that meet your unique needs. All of our massage therapists are fully trained and certified in the forms they offer so you can rest assured you will receive a quality massage from a seasoned professional.

Meet our Staff

Beth Trachtman, LMT  Beth graduated from Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy in 2003, opening The Massage Studio in 2005. Some of her certifications include myofascial release, gua sha and prenatal massage. With the understanding that every individual body responds differently to bodywork, Beth’s style of massage combines various modalities, to provide a custom massage for each unique client.

Toni Cress, Certified Usui Reiki Master Toni studied and received her certifications; the basic, advanced and Master course, under the loving guidance of Amy Z. Rowand. She offers private session work, classes in traditional Western Reiki (Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho) and hosts workshops and a monthly Reikishare. Toni’s work on all levels extends to animals as well as humans and she is passionate about sharing this gift to empower the spiritual, physical and emotional healing of others using this vibrational energy medicine.

Diana Simmons, LE Diana is a licensed esthetician as well as a skincare specialist. She graduated from Ambler Beauty Academy in 1996. Through her experience, Diana feels that she can help everyone to have a healthier and glowing skin by addressing their concerns. She is also a certified relaxation therapist and Reiki I practitioner which allows her to give relaxation to every client through touch and aromatherapy. From Diana: My experience has taken me to 2016, where I can continue to give my best to each and every client by helping everyone to have a healthier skin!

Matthew Paoletti, LMT Matt has 19 years of massage experience, specializing in several forms of Deep Tissue Massage, including cross fiber and trigger point therapy. His treatments aim to relieve pain in both chronic and acute muscular ailments, in addition to leaving the client relaxed and energized. Working on people ages 10 through 90, Matt has applied his knowledge, skill and compassion to each unique challenge, including frozen shoulder, scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, bulging discs, migraine, nerve pain, sciatica, TMJ, tendonitis and more. In addition, Matt has found his work with Autistic and Brain-Damaged Adults particularly rewarding. “I love what I do, and look at each session as a puzzle – to locate the source of pain, and break that pain cycle.” Matt received his LMT from Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in 1996, and continues to work with new and several long-standing clients of over 15 years.

Dorian Schiller, LMT, CST Dorian brings 14 years’ experience as a craniosacral therapist and Reiki master, most recently adding the healing touch of massage therapy to her offerings. Beginning her bodywork training in 2001 through the Upledger Institute, founded and operated by Dr. John Upledger, originator of craniosacral therapy, Dorian also practices several styles of Reiki receiving her training under local masters, rounding out her education in the Cortiva Institute program of Professional Massage Therapy. “Profound relaxation and healing begin when we feel seen and loved.  We experience this when another person is truly present, baring witness to us and our healing process, welcoming us home to our bodies with safe, nurturing energy and touch.  When we are invited to inhabit our bodies with the fullness of our being, we experience a new vibrant aliveness.  This is what I have experienced through the body and energy work I have received and what I wish to offer others.”

Jaclyn Messina, LMT Jackie graduated from Cortiva in June 2010 and is currently attending Penn State Abington, majoring in Biology.  She is certified in Sports Massage, Oncology Massage, Lomi Lomi and Aromatherapy.  Additionally, she will soon be providing relaxation massages for patients in hospice. Jackie tailors each massage to her client’s unique needs at the time. She especially enjoys doing deep tissue massage to help clients improve their range of motion and reduce any discomfort that they may be feeling.

Charlene Cappuccio, LMT, BCTMB Charlene is a graduate of The Cortiva Institute. While there, she received their top student clinic award and has since achieved National Board Certification in Massage. Charlene has over 25 years of experience working in the field of dance and movement therapy utilizing proper alignment, stretching and breathing techniques. Many of her students are performing and working in the therapy industry near and abroad. Starting out with energy work, she has become a Reiki Master/Teacher, a level V Personal Fitness Trainer, Yoga 200+ and a certified Qigong Instructor. Being a member of the Wellness Team for the US Golf Open keeps Charlene’s sports training active and always updating. When working with her clients, she gears each session to that individuals needs and can include various modalities of treatment. Charlene’s belief is to help individuals learn to use their internal tools for a healthier quality of life through hands-on techniques,energy work and self healing.

Nic Scogna, LMT Nic graduated from The Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy. He incorporates a variety of modalities in his practice, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage and Reiki. Nic enjoys bringing his relaxing and therapeutic massage techniques to his clients.

Steve Waldman, LMT Steve is a 1996 graduate of The Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy. He also graduated cum laude with a BA in Political Science from Temple University class of ’84. Additionally, Steve has a degree in life experiences from extensive traveling in his youth and six years in Key West, Florida, where he was a bartender and bouncer at world famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar. He then drove one of Key West’s Pink Taxis for a year. With over 20 years of experience as a full time therapist, Steve brings a unique combination of talents including superior strength, sensitivity and intuitiveness that cannot be matched. This enables him to work both deeply and therapeutically, while at the same time imparting a feeling of relaxation. Steve is well versed in Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point, Myofacial, Reflexology, Cranial, Hot Stone and both Deep Therapeutic and relaxing Swedish massage as well as Cross Fiber Therapy and will tailor a massage to your specific needs.

Jacqueline Redding, LMT Jacqueline prides herself on her ability to care and listen to the needs of others.  She is well versed in anatomy and physiology, pathology and ethics to name a few.  Jackie believes in tailoring a massage towards the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal/Postpartum, Sports, Hot Stone, Hot Towel, Bamboo, Gua Sha & Reflexology, to get the best results possible. Jacqueline graduated from the Cittone Institute as well as Cortivia in 2004, completing a 600-hour program to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.  She has been working in the healthcare industry since 1984 in various hospitals and medical facilities. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in high end spas and medical centers.  She has been recognized by her spas for her excellent technique, awarding her “Best in Main Line.” It is Jacqueline’s belief that a good massage therapist will take continuing education on a regular basis, which she does.  This allows her to help people through the expansion of her skills.  She also believes in educating her clients in the benefits of massage and ways to improve their health afterwards.

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