Meet the Bodyworks Team

Meet the Bodyworks Team

Cecile Martin

 

President/Owner

Licensed Massage Therapist

Director and Lead Instructor of Bodyworks Massage Institute since 1998

Instructs Yoga & Meditation • Therapeutic Massage • Oncology Massage • 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

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

Co-Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist

Therapeutic Massage • Deep Muscle Therapy • Thai Massage • Craniosacral Therapy • Spa Treatments


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
  • Certified Thai Massage 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

 

Co-Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist

Anatomy & Physiology Instructor with Bodyworks Massage Institute

Pregnancy/Fertility • Therapeutic Massage • Oncology Massage • Spa Treatments


Emily has been working with Bodyworks Massage Institute since 2006 as a licensed 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 Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology, and instructs our Spa Treatments class.

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.”

Shawn Crabtree

 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Deep Muscle Therapy • Sports Massage • Therapeutic Massage • Chair Massage • Out Call Massage Services


Shawn graduated Bodyworks Massage Institute 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

Therapeutic Massage • Deep Muscle Massage • Sports Massage • Energy/Reiki


Chastity graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute 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. “

Brian Cashman

 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Therapeutic Massage • Deep Muscle Therapy • Myofascial Release • Kinetic Chain Release


Brian graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute after many years of study in bodywork modalities including Myofascial Release and Kinetic Chain Release. Years of working as a Physical Therapy Assistant fueled his passion for healing in multi-cultural methods.

Learn more about Brian
Massage Therapy and Related Experience:

 

John F. Barnes (JFB) Myofascial Release (MFR)

  • JFB MFR 1, 2012 & 2014
  • JFB Myofascial Fascial-Pelvis, 2012
  • JFB MFR 2, 2013
  • JFB MFR Pediatrics, 2013
  • JFB MFR Cervical-Thoracic, 2013
  • JFB MFR Rebounding, 2013
  • JFB MFR Unwinding, 2014
  • JFB MFR Mobilizations, 2015

Accredited Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) Practitioner

  • KCR Level 1, 2014
  • KCR Level 2, 2015
  • Connective Tissue Release 1, 2015
  • Connective Tissue Release 2, 2016
  • Advanced Postural Energetics, 2016
  • KCR Level 3, 2017
  • KCR Hawaii Masters Gathering, 2018

Diplomas/Degrees

  • Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design, University of Southern Indiana, 2004
  • Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting, University of Evansville, 2011
  • Bodyworks Massage Institute, 2019

More about Brian:

As a child, Brian spent a lot of time massaging his mother’s back to ease her aches and pains, and his passion for bodywork grew from there. He first began to consider massage therapy as a career in 2001, but life went in another direction.

Brian graduated from University of Evansville in 2011 as a Physical Therapist Assistant, then discovered Myofascial Release (MFR) shortly after in 2012 and fell in love with the approach to bodywork. He discovered Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) through a MFR practitioner from Scotland, and traveled to study under Scottish Physical Therapist, Hugh Gilbert, in 2014. Brian is the only KCR Practitioner in Indiana.

KCR has allowed Brian  to travel to Scotland and Hawaii to learn. Through KCR and traveling to Hawaii for an 8-day advanced level KCR workshop, he developed a love for the Hawaiian culture and their methods of healing.

Brian has enjoyed staying active and working out his whole life. He has practiced yoga since 2000 and loves to travel and learn.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, reading, staying active, meditating, and learning.

Chyanne Kaiser-Westlake

 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Therapeutic Massage • Hot Stone Massage • Spa Treatments • Meditation Massage


Chyanne graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise.

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

  • Graduated from Bodyworks Massage Institute,  2018
  • American Council of Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer, 2008
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Conducting Postural Assessments, Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching, 2016
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Psychology

Organizations:

  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • American Council of Exercise

More About Chyanne:

From a young age, Chyanne has always been interested in wholistic health and received an education that examined wellness through individual and group dynamics such as family and community. After receiving her degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Psychology, she practiced as a wellness coach, belly dance instructor, and personal trainer. Partnering with organizations such as the YMCA, Chyanne helped to create programs that supported youth in fostering positive body image. She also led programs for women in a domestic violence shelter using fitness, nutrition, and friendship to empower them on their journey.

For eight years she has been a stay-at-home mother, which has been most challenging and rewarding. Because of this experience she has developed a passion for offering relaxing services for caretakers in particular, but loves providing stress-relieving services to everyone.

Chyanne has a special relationship with children which comes through in the children’s book she authored and published in 2018, “Ruby the Banjo Picking Blue Footed Booby”.

“Massage Therapy is such a wonderful way to gather all my previous wellness experience, and I enjoy being able to access and use all the skills I have acquired over my lifetime to assist each client with their individual needs.”

Caroline Nellis

Caroline Nellis

 

Licensed Massage Therapist & Reiki Master

Energy Treatments • 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.”