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.




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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."

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.



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Hillary Belanger Ware graduated from Polarity Realization Institute in 2001 after completing a 600 hour state accredited curriculum that included Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Swedish, Sports, Trigger Point, and Deep Tissue courses.

Since then, she has been practicing results-oriented massage and brings to her practice several years of knowledge in the medical field, along with a deep commitment to assist others in leading a pain-free and limitless lifestyle.

Kathy Paul specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, but also draws from training in Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports and Prenatal Massage as well as Zen Shiatsu bodywork. She began training for this career at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2000.  Kathy balances her work schedule with being a mom for twin boys. 

“When I began receiving regular and effective sessions, I discovered that massage could be much more than a 'feel-good luxury', but could profoundly facilitate improved health and well-being. Whether supporting injury recovery or increased comfort and body awareness, I am honored to work with my clients to meet their individual goals and needs.”




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."





Catherine Welch is a 2018 graduate of the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute where she completed a three-year masters degree in acupuncture. Her clinical work at the public clinic on campus focused on the areas of acute and chronic pain, women’s health, anxiety, and digestive complaints. She also participated in an off-campus clinic that was offered weekly at a retirement home for nuns, which provided valuable experience learning about and addressing the particular needs of the geriatric population. Catherine is thrilled to be back in Maine and is looking forward to helping people in our community feel their best.