Monika Rudnicka, Holistic Esthetician LMT
Monika has spent over 15 years as a licensed Esthetician and nearly a decade as a massage therapist after training in Boulder, Colorado to further her skills in the spa industry. She has extensive experience in high-end spas. She came to Nantucket in 2008 where she became widely celebrated for her facials and skillful massage ability while at the White Elephant and Great Harbor Yacht Club, before finally opening her own practice where she has had a thriving business since. Driven and inspired by new and innovative trends, Monika is a perpetual student. She is committed to ongoing education and attends regular conferences throughout the country. Monika is primarily influenced in her work by the principles of traditional Chinese Medicine. She innately resonates with the notion that the body intrinsically seeks balance in all areas to maintain homeostasis and return to a state of health. To that end she uses her training and education as well as her keen intuition, to guide her clients towards health holistically. She does this by encouraging lifestyle changes that elicit a congruence between the internal and external aspects of her clients through the use of essential oils, tinctures, flower essences and organic skin care products. Indeed, Monika seeks to empower her clients from within, which leads to an experience of self-confidence, self-acceptance, and an authentic desire to live consciously and in harmony with the world around us.
Anne Marie Collins, Massage + Reiki
Anne Marie has practiced massage therapy for over 15 years, 8 of which have been seasonally here on Nantucket. Her natural massage and healing abilities have developed into intuitive and transcending experiences for her clients. Anne Marie is an expert in locating painful and not so painful blockages or “knots” in areas of the body and assists the client in minimizing or releasing them. Her novel approach to deep tissue massage simultaneously evokes a feeling of deep relaxation. She also offers reflexology, an application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands, and ears which is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress. The theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to and benefit organs and systems of the body enhancing one’s overall health.
“I believe that my purpose in life is to help people in distress, to de-stress. The body mirrors the mind and through my physical massage work, my approach is to free the body which in turn helps free the mind to a more balanced state of well-being. I look forward to sharing my love of massage with you.”
Allison Ghoram, Bodywork
After receiving her first Kahuna massage in Australia a few years ago, Allison fell in love with this healing modality and became a practitioner herself shortly after. Kahuna is an ancient method of bodywork that can help to bring balance to all of the body systems. The long, rhythmical strokes are excellent in inducing lymphatic drainage, increasing blood flow, as well as improving joint mobility and calming the nervous system. This work promotes deep relaxation, allowing Allison to work deeply into the muscle to soften and restore muscular flexibility, aiding quicker recovery of tired or overworked muscles, and restoring harmony to body, mind, and spirit. Best results are experienced through a series.