Our Practitioners

All Brunswick Massage & Wellness practitioners are fully licensed and qualified in their respective specialties.


Staci Groves, Owner, graduated from Polarity Realization Institute in September of 1999. She specialized in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Swedish, pregnancy, and positional release.

The work she does during a typical session is usually a combination of many styles, tailored to each individual's needs. As a result, her work continues to be fresh and interesting.

She is always eager to learn new massage techniques and approaches.




Massage therapist

Sarah Cunio, Owner, is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education. She received her massage training from the Downeast School of Massage, graduating in 2004.

Sarah specializes in deep tissue techniques and has completed many continuing education courses, including topics in craniosacral therapy and in-depth explorations of head, neck, and shoulder pathologies. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage.

"I believe massage therapy is a core component in enhancing the body's innate ability to restore and maintain good health. I truly believe in the many benefits of massage therapy and feel so fortunate to have a career I love and am passionate about."

Currently not accepting new clients

Diane Ford, a school teacher for over 25 years, explored acupuncture hoping to help children with ADHD. She has been a practicing acupuncturist since graduating from the Tai Hsuan School of Acupuncture in Hawaii in 2000. She holds master's degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine (which includes Acupuncture, Herbs, and Qi Gong), and Educational Psychology. Her company, Acupuncture Center, LLC, has offices in Brunswick and Lewiston.

Acupuncture was first thought of in America as a treatment for pain, and is very effective in that area, but does much more. When your body is out of balance due to age, trauma, medications, diet, heredity, etc., pain and sickness can appear. Acupuncture is designed to restore that balance. It also is very good for pre and post surgical procedures, stress, shingles, back pain, menopausal symptoms, detoxification from drugs and alcohol, arthritis, headaches, fertility issues, side effects from cancer treatment, and other ailments.






abby holland graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Hospitality in 2011. She then went on to study massage, graduating from Big Island Academy of Massage in Hawaii in 2017 and Acadia School of Massage in 2020. She specializes in Swedish, Lomi Lomi, myofascial release, and sports massage.

I've always had an interest in both helping people and hands-on work, and have found massage therapy to be an excellent way to combine the two. Helping people deal with any stress, anxiety, or physical pain they might be experiencing enables them to heal their mind, body, and spirit. I like to think that having healthy, balanced individuals leads to having a healthy, balanced community, which benefits everyone. PLEASE NOTE: Abby is working out of state for the summer and hopes to be back in fall 2023.



Melissa Jones is a 2015 graduate from the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine with a concentration in Energy Quest program. The Energy Quest program introduced me to Polarity Therapy, Shiatsu, Energy Healing Techniques and Craniosacral Therapies.  Since then, some of the continuing education classes I have taken include: Zen Shiatsu, Core Shamanic Healing, Aromatherapy, Hospice Care Training, Intuitive Spiritual Coaching and Mediumship classes. 

I am a Reiki Master-Teacher in Kundalini, Ethereal Crystal and Shamballa Reiki and a Master in Usui Reiki.  I offer massage or Reiki service alone or in conjunction with each other in a Chakra Massage (90 minute only). Chakra Massage is an intuitive combination of massage and Reiki. Intuitive bodywork that customizes your session with potential use of Zen Shiatsu (Acupressure), Shamanic healing, crystals, essential oils, breath work, sound healing and energy.  I invite you to bring your love and light and join me in a safe space, assisting you in the clearing, restoring and balancing of your mind, body and spirit.




Emily McDorr is a 2016 graduate of the Therapeutic Massage Program at Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook, ME. Since graduating, Emily has also become a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner and specializes in deep tissue, myofascial release, cupping, and Swedish massage. Emily holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, and is an Advanced EMT and Yin yoga teacher.

"I believe in the healing benefits of massage therapy for the mind, body, and spirit. My mission is to provide a peaceful atmosphere that honors you for taking the time for rest, relaxation, and self-care. I am dedicated to building relationships with clients that are centered on trust, understanding, and professionalism."


casey cyr is a 2009 graduate of Spa Tech Polarity Institute. She specializes in Swedish and deep tissue techniques tailoring each session to the individual person and their needs. She takes pride in the relationships she has built over the years with her clients and is looking forward to the years to come at Brunswick Massage & Wellness.

"I have worked with so many clients where massage therapy has helped them in their every day life. Massage Therapy is so important to our health and well being and I feel fortunate to help others in assisting on that journey."



Heidi Turner earned a B.A., Psychology from the University of Maine in 2018 before graduating from the Downeast School of Massage in 2021. She utilizes Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, and trigger point therapy techniques during her sessions to help her clients feel their best. With a fourteen year background as a competitive swimmer, she understands the musculature of the body as well as the impacts sports and repetitive actions can have on one’s body. Heidi believes in the mind-body connection and how massage can help nurture and strengthen that connection in helping her clients meet their goals for their sessions. She is excited to be a part of the team at Brunswick Massage and Wellness and is looking forward to working with you and helping you through massage!




kathy higgins earned her BA degree in Communication from USM and worked in that field for most of her career. She became a Reiki Master in 2018 and has expanded her education to include the Healing Touch curriculum. Through Healing Touch energy work, Kathy helps clients to relax, manage pain and heal from a wide variety of physical and emotional issues. She is an active Level 4 student practitioner and member of the Healing Touch Professional Association. As a student, Kathy does not charge for her sessions but will accept gratuities toward her education. She is very happy to chat with you about Healing Touch and how it can support your path to better health!

KATE LEIGH is a 2010 graduate of Kekino Massage Academy and received her B.A. in English from the University of North Texas in 2017. I am a recent transplant to Maine, after bumping around the States since immigrating 15 years ago - I got here as soon as I could! Originally from Zimbabwe, I bring with my innate massage skills a calm and steady attitude, which I engage during my sessions to provide deep mind--body relaxation for my client. I have been a licensed massage therapist for over 10 years and am trained in Swedish, trigger-point, deep tissue, lymphatic, hot stone, and facial massage techniques, as well as hydrotherapy, range-of--motion, myofascial release, neuromuscular treatment for TMJ disorder and PNF stretching. I enjoy using deep tissue techniques to restore range of motion to my clients with adhesions and using my intuition to guide the flow and pressure of the massage. I am also a licensed esthetician, with an interest in natural, non-invasive and transformative skin care, stemming from restoring the skin’s natural acid mantle and barrier function. I am a seeker of knowledge and am always pursuing continuing education to hone my massage skills and help my clients find holistic equilibrium. I recommend booking a 90 minute session, if feasible, to experience the most comprehensive and effective treatment, especially if you have specific problem areas.