Meet the Bodyworks Team

Meet the Bodyworks Team

Cecile Martin

President/Owner

Director and Lead Instructor of Bodyworks Massage Institute • Teaches Yoga & Meditation from the Ananda Yoga tradition • Lymphatic Drainage • Oncology Massage Therapist • CranioSacral Therapy • Thai Massage


Cecile is owner, director and lead instructor of Bodyworks Massage Institute and president of Heart, Inc., a corporation dedicated to creating programs and providing treatments to enhance health and well-being. Our roots began in 1998 with the founding of Bodyworks, Massage Therapy with Heart!, a massage therapy business created with a mission of providing compassionate touch in a calm and spiritually uplifting environment. Cecile then developed the massage training program as an extension of the philosophy of her massage therapy business, and Bodyworks Massage Institute was born. She has more than 20 years experience with hospitals, universities and corporations promoting stress management and comfort therapy programs.

Learn more about Cecile
Massage Therapy and Related Training and Experience:

  • Health Enrichments Center’s 1000-Hour Therapeutic Massage Program, Indianapolis, IN
  • Founding partner, Bodyworks, Massage Therapy with Heart!
  • International Association of Esoteric Healing, Levels 1-5
  • Infant Massage Certification with the Foundation for Healthy Family Living
  • 1st and 2nd Degree Reiki
  • Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork practitioner since 1998
  • CranioSacral Therapy I and II with Upledger Institute
  • Ananda Yoga Teacher Certification Training, Nevada City, CA
  • Coordinated retreats throughout the Midwest with yoga & meditation teachers from Ananda Worldwide
  • Meditation group leader and yoga instructor since 1994
  • Instructor for Indiana College of Bodywork Modalities, Indianapolis, IN
  • International Symposium on the Science of Touch, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Talking Body Listening Hands, Post-Traumatic Stress Massage, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Breast Massage, Debra Curties & Pamela Fitch, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Oncology Massage training at the Scherer Institute in Santa Fe, NM with Gayle MacDonald, author of Medicine Hands, Massage Therapy for People With Cancer
  • Quantum Reflex Analysis Level 1 and II with Dr. Robert Marshall and Premier Research Labs, Austin, TX
  • Thai Massage with Jenn Will certified through ITM, International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Organizations:

  • National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • Yoga Alliance
  • Ananda Yoga Teachers Association
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • River City Food Co-op Board of Directors

More About Cecile:
Cecile has been practicing massage therapy and yoga since the early 1990s, traveling to Indianapolis and Michigan at the Health Enrichment Center for massage training, and northern California at Ananda Village to learn and practice the teachings of yoga, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. After her father’s passing in 1993 from cancer, her passion for practicing and sharing the teachings of touch therapies and yoga meditation created a career change from corporate finance to massage therapist and yoga instructor, and  has continued to expand to what it is today, Bodyworks Massage Institute.

“I love every day of what I do. I feel everything that happens at Bodyworks creates a greater opportunity for those who wish to learn about, and/or experience, the healing art and science of massage, yoga and meditation, to do so.  It is a joy to be able to help others reach their goals in their choice of career or healing.”

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Leah Martin

Certified Massage Therapist

Thai Massage • Deep Muscle/Sports Massage • Swedish/Relaxation


Leah has been working with Bodyworks Massage Institute since 1999 beginning as an office assistant, then becoming a full time massage therapist after completing her massage training in 2003. She has worked with the massage training institute as a Student Massage Clinic supervisor since 2004, and assists in instructing our Spa Treatments weekend workshop.

Learn more about Leah
Massage Therapy and Related Training and Experience:

  • Graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute in June 2003
  • CranioSacral Level I with Upledger Institute
  • Talking Body Listening Hands, Post-Traumatic Stress Massage, Vancouver, BC
  • Hospice Massage with local hospice program
  • Joint Replacement Massage with local hospital program
  • Thai Massage with Jenn Will certified through ITM, International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Organizations:

  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

More About Leah:
Leah continues to be instrumental in the operations of Bodyworks, assisting in daily activities and managerial decisions. She enjoys her career as a massage therapist as it is the one career that always gives back; giving massage to others also helps her stay centered, grounded and focused in all other areas of life.

“I decided to take the massage therapy course because I have always been interested in natural healing modalities.  My mother is also a massage therapist and I was raised in an environment where I could see, and feel, the benefits of massage. Becoming a mother myself, I now have a deeper understanding of the power of touch. I love being able to offer clients relief from their pain, stress and the daily grind of life.  I am so thankful to have a career that I enjoy and I know is so helpful to others.”

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Emily Sandullo

Certified Massage Therapist

Pregnancy/Fertility • Oncology Massage • Swedish/Relaxation • Spa treatments • Anatomy & Physiology • Instructor with Bodyworks


Emily has been working with Bodyworks Massage Institute since 2006 as a nationally certified massage therapist, with her focus being fertility, pregnancy and post-partum massage. She has worked with the massage training institute as a Student Massage Clinic supervisor since 2007, teaches massage theory and practice as a part-time instructor, and instructs our Spa Treatments weekend workshop.

Learn more about Emily
Massage Therapy and Related Training and Experience:

  • Graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute in June 2005
  • Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with NCBTMB in 2008
  • Certified Fertility, Pre-natal and Post-partum massage with Nurturing the Mother
  • Trigger Point Therapy with Amber Davies
  • Oncology Massage with Cheryl Chapman
  • Hospice massage with local hospice program
  • Joint Replacement Massage with local hospital program
  • Postpartum Massage for St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN

Organizations:

  • National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

More About Emily:
Emily has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Studies, and worked in social work with families and children after graduating from college.  Most recently she has received training with A.S.S.I.S.T Suicide Prevention through Deaconess Crosspointe, Critical Incident Stress Training for Law Enforcement and is co-founder for the Family Support Team for the Evansville Police Department.

“I have always loved helping others.  Before training to become a massage therapist I was a social worker with families and children. I wanted to continue helping people take care of themselves and get through stressful times in their lives, and have found that massage therapy can guide people through some of the toughest times in life. Almost everyone goes through periods of being mentally and physically drained from work, family life, illness, taking care of sick or dying family members, etc., and I feel that even a short amount of time on a massage table can help heal on physical, mental and emotional levels. Massage therapy has helped me through many emotionally trying times in my life, from the birth of my children to the passing of my father.  Touch is a very powerful healing tool.”

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Victoria Ritzert

Certified Reflexologist & Massage Therapist

Reflexology • Deep Muscle/Sports Massage • Swedish/Relaxation


Victoria has been working in the field of bodywork for several years, specializing in reflexology to balance various body systems, and also  deep tissue and sports massage, trigger points therapy, and active release technique.

Learn more about Victoria

Massage Therapy & Related Training:

  • Graduated from Thomacine Haywood School of Reflexology
  • Graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute
  • Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with MBLEx

Organizations:

  • Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals
  • Certified Massage Therapist State of Indiana

More about Victoria:

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Arts, and  Master of Science degrees, and worked as a social worker for 20 years before beginning her career in bodywork. She held positions in child welfare, civil rights enforcement, homeless outreach, and substance-abuse counseling.

She enjoys mountain biking, writing, photography, and hiking, and is a life-long Evansville resident. This quotation sums up Victoria’s view of life:

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” Frank Lloyd Wright

Shawn Crabtree

Licensed Massage Therapist

Deep Muscle Therapy ~ Sports Massage ~ Therapeutic Massage

Chair Massage /Out call Massage Services


Shawn graduated Bodyworks Massage Institute in 2017 and has been working for Bodyworks since his graduation. He is seeking to build his clientele by working in various modalities including therapeutic, sports, deep tissue and out call services.

Learn more about Shawn
Massage Therapy and Related Training

  •  Graduated from Bodyworks, June 2017
  •  Licensed Massage Therapist with MBLEX

Organizations:

  • State Board of Massage Therapy of Indiana (Licensed Massage Therapist)
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
    City of Henderson, Kentucky Firefighter
  • Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (Emergency Medical Technician)

American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider)

More about Shawn:

Shawn enjoys making a strong connection with his clients and working with them to bring relaxation and relief. He also works as a firefighter with the City of Henderson and is passionate about helping people in both professions.

Shawn loves travel and experiencing other cultures and spending time with family and friends.

Chastity Axton

Licensed Massage Therapist

Deep Muscle/Sports Massage ~Swedish/Relaxation ~ Reiki


Chastity graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute in 2017 and has been working for Bodyworks since graduation. She enjoys working with various massage modalities including therapeutic, sports, deep tissue and Reiki.

Learn more about Chastity

Massage Therapy and Related Training and Experience:

  • Graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute in June 2017
  • Shoden Level I Reiki training in 2014
  • Okuden Level II Reiki training in 2015

Organizations:

  • American Massage Therapy Association

 

More About Chastity:

Chastity has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern Indiana where she majored in business management and marketing.  After college she went on to get her Real Estate License and specialized in and Commercial Property Management, sales, and leasing. In 2005 she moved from Evansville to New Harmony and began working for the Department of Natural Resources as the Assistant Property Manager of Harmonie State Park.

 

She enjoys going on adventures with her husband and young daughter, painting, swimming, hiking, concerts, and spending time with family and friends.  She lives on a hobby farm and enjoys gardening, taking care of her orchard, and tending to her animals.

 

“In my heart I have always known I wanted to be a massage therapist.  In 2016 I took a leap of faith and began working towards fulfilling this dream.  I have a passion for helping others and through massage I am able to connect in a way that helps heal mind, body, heart, and spirit. “

Caroline Nellis

Caroline Nellis

Certified Massage Therapist & Reiki Master

Energy Treatment • Reiki Master


Caroline has been working with Bodyworks Massage Institute since December of 2009 with her focus being energy work as a Reiki Master, and includes modalities of acupressure, polarity therapy and magnetic therapy.  She has been interested in massage since the early 1980s after experiencing relief of chronic pain from a herniated disc and sciatica and has been practicing as a massage therapist since 2006.

Learn more about Caroline
Massage Therapy and Related Training and Experience:

  • Polarity Therapy training, early 1990s
  • 1st and 2nd Degree Reiki, 1994
  • Reiki Master, 2005
  • Daybreak Geriatric Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Alzheimers and Related Dementia Training
  • Certification in Nature’s Pharmacy by Thomas M. Easley, 2010

Organizations:

  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
  • American Society of Dowsers

More About Caroline:
Caroline considers her massage sessions to be a combination of bodywork, acupressure, and energy work, performed with a slow, gentle technique.  She has dubbed her style of massage Zen Massage, for it takes both client, and her as therapist, to a deeply relaxed yet focused state akin to meditation.

“My initial fascination with massage therapy was its ability to provide me with pain relief that other health professionals had not been able to.  Alternative healing, in all its many facets, continues to enthrall me, as I expect it will until I pass from this Earth.  Two of the oldest alternative-healing practitioners in the Evansville area were so kind as to gift me with substantial portions of their personal libraries when advance age curtailed their practices, so I have many, many wonderful books to study for years to come!  I love my work because it puts me, and hopefully also my clients, into a deeper connection to the all-powerful, all-loving energy that pervades the universe.”

Cheyenne Tempel

Licensed Massage Therapist

Swedish/Relaxation • Therapeutic Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Sports Massage


Cheyenne graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute in 2017 and building a therapeutic massage practice has become her focus. She has worked in the field of nutrition since 2010, and is enjoying integrating therapeutic massage into her wellness practice. Cheyenne will soon be receiving certifications in Ashiatsu Massage, Myofascial Release, and Craniosacral Therapy to add to her already skillful therapeutic touch.

Learn more about Cheyenne
Massage Therapy and Related Training and Experience:

  • Graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute, June 2017
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Food & Nutrition focused in Nutrition and Wellness, Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness, April 2014
  • AromaTouch Certification, 2012

Organizations:

  • American Massage Therapy Association

More About Cheyenne:
With a strong background in nutrition and wellness, and now therapeutic massage, Cheyenne finds that she thrives on helping others. Her warm personality and cheerful presence creates an easy atmosphere for clients to share what their unique needs may be.

Cheyenne enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, stays active by seeking adventures, painting, and spending time with family and loved ones.

“Growing up as a competitive gymnast and cheerleader, I always understood how my body could either work with me or against me. My education and practice within the nutrition and wellness field has deepened that understanding. After I started seeing a massage therapist in 2011, I experienced first hand how massage improved my physical and mental health. I knew then that I wanted to do the same for others. When the opportunity to attend Bodyworks Massage Institute came, I jumped. This is the career path that feels right to me and I am eager to see where it goes.”

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Coren Mitchell

Certified Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist


Coren has been working as a nationally certified massage therapist since 2012 with her focus being stress-reduction, therapeutic, and deep muscle massage, as well as spa treatments. Coren is available for massage therapy appointments during evening hours through the week as well as most Saturdays.

Learn more about Coren
Massage Therapy and Related Experience:

• Graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute, 2012

• Passed national board exam and became state certified, 2012

• Level II Reiki training

More About Coren:

Coren was born in Louisville, Kentucky, as a child, grew up in the world of dance, competing in national dance competitions. She also enjoys music and has been surrounded by music in her family. Coren has worked in an office setting in the administrative field for many years and loves to educate her clients employed in similar atmospheres the importance of ergonomics and self-care in the office place. She has a teenage daughter who is the number one focus of her life, and a deep love for animals. Coren was drawn to the profession of massage therapy when she found that she had a passion for helping people through the art of touch. Coren finds happiness in helping her clients reduce stress and alleviate chronic pain.