Under the Windham Wellness umbrella are five practitioners who believe in the best for their clients through individualized services. They came together because of location and a common goal. “At Windham Wellness we are here to support, educate, nurture and assist in the healing process as a whole keeping mind, body and spirit in the forefront of our practice to bring about a positive change,” said Tricia Grinnell, co-owner of Vitality.
The practices are located at 57 Tandberg Trail in Windham. They are hosting an open house on Wednesday June 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lisa DeFosse Massage
“I provide custom massages and energy healing for the last nine years. I am trained in Therapeutic massage, Myofascial Release, Reiki, Healing Touch, and Polarity. Pain can stem from many sources, including stored trauma in the body. Along with talking to my clients, intuitive bodywork helps me to find that source and apply techniques to bring lasting relief,” she said.
Having taken advanced classes in neck massage, DeFosse specializes in relieving pain in the neck and upper back. She has recently added foot soaks, scrubs and ear candling to her services.
DeFosse has lived in Windham for 17 years.
Vitality Skin Care and Massage
Grinnell is part owner of Vitality Skin Care and Massage. She is a licensed esthetician/skin care consultant.
For services she offers all different types of facials from acne, anti-aging, relaxing, deep pore cleaning, enzyme and peels to her newest service which is a meditation facial. She also offers lash tinting, back-cials and body exfoliation treatments.
“If a new client has never had a facial before or is afraid to try a facial because of skin issues or perhaps they are hooked on a favorite skin care brand, talk to me about what you are using and bring your products in with you I am happy to create a customized facial with your skin health and goals in mind,” said Grinnell.
Grinnell lives in Harrison and has been working with her business partner since July 2013.
Messer is the other partner in Vitality. She graduated from massage school in 2000 and has worked part-time doing massage until joining with Grinnell.
“I offer individualized therapeutic massage by incorporating several different modalities to achieve the best personalized result for each client. I am also very talented in the art of relaxation massage. Hot towels are included in every session and you have the option of adding hot stones, aromatherapy foot soaks and hand and foot exfoliation,” Messer said.
Messer was raised in Raymond and graduated from Windham High School.
Rising Tide Acupuncture
Kendall is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Maine and has many other certifications and studied at the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Mass.
“I provide a drug free and painless system of personalized care for individuals seeking to reduce pain, improve health, and enhance their overall quality of life. My goal is to create balance and stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself. I work one on one with patients to create a specific treatment plan that fits their personal condition,” said Kendall.
She offers in addition to traditional acupuncture, electrical stimulation, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, tui na, herbal therapy, and nutritional counseling to enhance treatment results.
Kendall grew up in Casco, currently lives in Bath and has been practicing in Windham since March. She is a Navy Veteran.
Handy is a licensed social worker since 1997 and completed her Master of Social Work in 2000. She received her LCSW in 2002 and LADC in 2005.
“I'm a clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor. I specialize in helping adults with PTSD and addictions. I often use Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR therapy) to help people work through old patterns of “stuckness”, to develop new awareness of possibilities, and greater fulfillment,” said Handy.
“Trauma and addiction are all normal forms of human suffering that can be transformed. I am honored to be part of someone's personal liberation,” Handy said.
Handy grew up in Maine and has lived in the greater Portland area for the past 30 years.
Southern Maine Pediatric Therapies
Martorano owns Southern Maine Pediatric Therapies. She is an occupational therapist who works with children birth through school age.
“Right now I offer occupational therapy services to children. We see kids in the clinic or in a preschool setting. We offer initial evaluations, weekly therapy sessions, individualized treatment plans, consultation to teachers, Handwriting Without Tears program, I am also certified in Therapeutic Listening. We work on developing fine motor skills, self-care skills and sensory processing skills,” said Martorano.
She has been working in pediatrics for over 10 years. She is originally from Old Saybrook, Conn. and attended the University of New England. She lives in Gorham.