Therapeutic Massage & Wellness
Meet our Practitioners
We are a collective group of local Massage Therapists,
Bodyworkers & Yoga Practitioners with a passion for facilitating health & well-being into the lives of every person we touch. We hold ourselves to a high standard of education and excellence in what we offer.
Our Collective Community
Maureen Slayton, Founder
Board Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, VT Registered MT
Maureen has been studying the body for 20 years. Her journey began at Springfield College where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training. It was there that she learned about musculoskeletal injuries and the body's amazing ability to HEAL. This knowledge coupled with her passion to help others, led her to Massage Therapy. Maureen holds an Associates Degree in Myofascial Therapy. She primarily specializes in Rehabilitative Massage. Her extensive resume includes teaching Deep Tissue Techniques, Muscle Structure & Function and Musculoskeletal Pathologies at Springfield Technical Community College as well Kripalu School of Massage in Lenox, Massachusetts and most recently Green Mountain Massage School in Hyde Park, VT. She loves living in Vermont with her husband and two small children.
Board Certified Massage Therapist, VT Registered MT
My path as a massage therapist began over 15 years ago when I attended the Muscular Therapy Institute, in Watertown, MA. Muscular Therapy incorporates Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques. I am continuously drawn to learning techniques from teachers and modalities that effectively address and weave together the benefits of relaxation and therapeutic manual therapy - including CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic work, cupping, hot stones, Neuromuscular Therapy, orthopedic massage, maternity massage, Reflexology and fascial work.
I strive to offer a safe space and customized massage sessions that address pain reduction, increased awareness and mobility, as well as relaxation and stress reduction. When we deeply listen to stagnation within ourselves, a whisper of movement can often be a beneficial support to our whole system.
I draw inspiration from meditation, traveling, spending time in nature and rubbing my beagle’s belly. I am grateful and humbled to be part of this wellness team. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and I look forward to working with you.
Registered Massage Therapist
Jess was drawn to her vocation as a Massage
Therapist when she became a beneficiary of its healing and therapeutic effects.
An avid mountain biker and outdoorswoman,
Jess found herself suffering from injuries and
was amazed by the expedited healing and pain relief from massage.
Jess graduated from the Green Mountain Massage School of Hyde Park, VT.
Her specialties include Swedish Massage, Maternity Massage, Stone Massage,
Thai Massage, Deep Tissue and Reflexology.
Also a yoga instructor, Jess has a passion for cultivating
space for healing and relaxation.
Registered Massage Therapist
Since I was young, I've enjoyed giving massage to my family and always thought I'd work in the profession. With great joy, I completed a 600 hour massage training program at Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, North Carolina.
My massage style is deeply relaxing and nourishing to the mind and body. I use a balance of firm and soft pressure to move in and out of muscle bellies, spending extra time in areas of need. I particularly enjoy integrating thermotherapy (using heat), aromatherapy and reflexology.
With a foundation built upon natural health, movement based practices, meditation and relationship with nature, I wish to help others achieve a deep awareness of inner peace and balance by uplifting my clients and supporting their healing of physical and emotional trauma.
I look forward to meeting you on the table!
I am an RYT-200 Yoga Instructor currently teaching Gentle Flow Yoga, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Private Yoga Lessons, and organizing and facilitating Full Moon Circles.
“Honor the truth in your body.” This phrase guides my approach to teaching yoga. I believe that every “body” should be celebrated and that everyone can practice yoga. My goal is to meet students “where they are” by providing an open, caring, non-judgmental, and loving space in which to explore movement through safe alignment, maintaining balance in the breath, and building strength.
My personal love of yoga and my experience with the self-care that yoga brought into my life began over a decade ago and it continues to evolve and grow. My passions have always involved teaching and human service. I am a former gymnastics studio owner, para-educator, swim instructor, and women’s shelter volunteer. I enjoy spending time outdoors: kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, and playing in my flowerbeds.
Nicoleta has been practicing acupuncture since 2005 when she graduated from Tai Sophia Institute in Maryland with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture. In her work, she incorporates various acupuncture styles and techniques such as Five Element Acupuncture, TCM, Auricular and NADA (Detoxification)Acupuncture alongside with other healing methods such as Aromatherapy, Cupping and GuaSha.
When talking about acupuncture, Nicoleta says: “I believe our bodies have an inherent power to heal themselves, and through acupuncture we can enhance this innate ability to self-regulate and heal from within. With my treatments I strive to create a state of deep relaxation and holistic wellness so people could have more ease, comfort and joy into their lives.
My journey in life is guided by one of my favorite mottos ”never stop wondering” and I find inspiration in Nature, where I spend a lots of time all year around observing the changes of the seasons. Also, I love spending time with my family, my husband and my two exuberant boys.
I am very excited to join the warm and caring group of practitioners at Sage Collective and I hope that my services can leap across cultural, linguistic and medical paradigms to reach people and their needs. This summer I also joined the wonderful team at Sana Rehabilitation Center in Stowe, where I provide individualized treatments for addictions.