Our therapists have many years of combined experience with a variety of techniques and services combined with an unwavering focus on your specific needs. Each session is creatively composed by highly skilled therapists with the intention of offering a personalized massage that is dedicated to improve your overall sense of wellness. We offer complimentary hot stones and hot towels in almost all of our treatments to enhance and embellish your therapeutic treatment. At Maine Body Works we offer more than massage, were an exceptional place to sustain enhanced health and vitality.
Guy McChesney has been a licensed Massage therapist since 1995 after receiving certification from New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Shortly thereafter, Guy began training in Thai Yoga bodywork with Jonas Westring at the Kripalu Institute. He went on to study with Pichest Boonthome in Chaing Mai Thailand and received his advanced certificate in Thai Massage from Jonas Westring’s school for Thai Yoga Healing, where he has since returned as an instructor and practitioner in the Thai healing arts. He is also a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Guy believes optimum health and mental well being stem from balanced emphasis on body, mind and spirit through the healing arts of massage, proper nutrition and exercise.
Tatiana McChesney is originally from Brazil. She became interested in massage therapy after a trip to Thailand in 2005 where under the supervision of Master Mactherdchai of Chiang Mai and Jonas Westring she studied Thai Massage. In 2009 Tatiana became a licensed massage therapist focusing on Deep Tissue and Therapeutic work. In 2011 Tatiana became certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®. In this technique, the therapist stands on your back – staying balanced by holding bars that are secured to the ceiling – and uses her heels, instep, and toes to apply deep and constant pressure to the back, gluts, hamstrings and calves. It is ideal for people with tight ligaments or those with tense shoulders and hips. Each session is designed based on how the client is feeling and what the needs are.
Jason has been practicing massage since 2012. A strong believer in integrated health, bodywork has been a way to offer a unique change and act as a catalyst for client’s overall health. Jason is a practitioner of Kinetic Chain Release and Posture Energetics; a system of protocols to gently set the body back in to balance, as well as John Barnes Myofascial Release, one of the most effective forms of healthcare today. In 2015 he began meditating through the Art of Living Foundation and since then has traveled around the East Coast learning and sharing knowledge and peace through meditation. This combined focus of meditation and highly effective bodywork makes for a profound and wonderful session.
Tara has been working in the Portland area as a licensed Massage Therapy and a certified Polarity Therapist since 2011. She uses an integrative approach to each massage, specializing in deep tissue, Myofascial Release and Polarity energy work. In the fall of 2016 she became certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®. In this technique, the therapist stands on your back staying balanced by holding bars that are secured to the ceiling and uses her heels, instep, and toes to apply deep and constant pressure to the back, glutes, hamstrings and calves. It is ideal for people with tight ligaments or those with tense shoulders and hips.
Steve is an expert body worker, athlete, meditator, and is known for crafting results orientated body treatments. He is a deeply kind and compassionate person with an intuitive intelligence about bodies, movement, health and healing. Steve has always been physically active. He finds joy and awareness in movement. He played competitive sports and body built in high school and college. In his 20’s a back injury restricted his movement and ability to exercise. He recovered and become a competitive cyclist and skater. Through his injury he learned about recovery and healing which began his career in bodywork. He apprenticed with local Massage Therapist, Scott Buerhaus and then attended DownEast School of Massage 1995 . He worked at the Bay Club in Portland in massage and group fitness. He then moved on to The CliffHouse and became the most requested massage therapist for over a decade. Steve is a 200 hour yoga instructor, a wellness coach and personal trainer. He has studied numerous approaches to wellness and body movement. Most recently, he became certified in the use of yoga for trauma recovery and is very excited about the potential it holds.
Nicki studied massage therapy at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in Bridgton, Maine. She graduated in 2014 with a vast understanding of the human body and a multitude of massage techniques that she incorporates into her massage practice. These techniques include sports massage, neuromuscular, Swedish, trigger point, pregnancy and lymphatic. Nicki enjoys working with her clients to create a specialized massage that is most beneficial for their current and unique needs. In 2012 Nicki graduated from The University of Southern Maine with a degree in Life Sciences, focused in Biology and Holistic Health. She has always been passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and this was greatly enriched in 2011 when she graduated from a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified, Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Rob began practicing massage in 2007 after graduating from New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in Bridgton Maine. Rob practices an integrated, intuitive style of massage where various techniques will be applied based on the client’s particular needs each session. He has spent the last 10 years practicing massage while working alongside physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors and acupuncturists; which has enriched and broadened his knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Rob has also completed advanced training in massage techniques to alleviate neck pain, and neck pain/disfunction sustained as a result of whiplash. In 2015, after many years of independent spiritual study, Rob traveled to India to further his personal journey into self-discovery; this journey continues to inform every aspect of his life and work.
Lindsay found her passion for massage over a decade ago when she graduated from the Therapeutic Massage program at Spa Tech Institute in April of 2006. Compassionate by nature, she truly embraces the individual to get to the root of their needs. She intuitively cultivates a thorough massage, having a keen interest in deep tissue work, myofascial release and stretches to increase range of motion. Her love for nature and travel has found her work experience from the coast of Kennebunkport to the mountains of Sugarloaf and most recently spending winters on the beautiful island of St. John, USVI.