Our Practitioners

Blossom Wellness Center is a collaboration of passionate practitioners offering holistic healing techniques, each with their own unique approach and specialty.  We work together to support you on your healing path.

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Marisa Hall

Ayurvedic Bodywork
Wellness Consultations

 

Whether receiving or treating others, Ayurvedic Bodywork is Marisa’s true passion. In her own words, “Ayurveda has brought my life so many profound and priceless gifts, and I am humbled beyond measure to share this intelligent body of healing arts with my community.”

Marisa specializes in:

  • Abhyanga & Vishesh massage

  • Swedana steam therapy

  • Shirodhara mind balancing treatment

  • Marma therapy (acupressure)

  • Ayurvedic Health Counseling

 

She offers her healing work with love, attention and grace, and is always learning new healing techniques!


When not working her magic on her clients or laughing in the Blossom hallway, you can find Marisa pouring her love into MJH Ayurvedic Botanicals, falling in love again and again with the Green Mountains, and doing her best to accept her perfect imperfection and encouraging others to do the same.

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Jess O'Brien

Heart-Based Meditation instruction
Ayurvedic Bodywork

Spiritual Mentoring

 

Jess’ approach to her life and work is gentle, intuitive, open-hearted, and rooted in a deep, loving presence. She is passionate about providing the space for people to develop greater awareness and accelerate their inner-growth and healing.Skilled at helping you discover your own unique gifts and talents, Jess’s compassionate presence naturally facilitates healing and helps you experience the truth of your own Being.  

 

Her offerings include:

  • Ayurvedic Bodywork

  • Heart-based Meditation instruction

  • Individual Spiritual coaching, and ayurvedic bodywork treatments

 

Jess studied Heart-based Meditation and Spiritual Mentoring with Dr. Paul Dugliss, MD, at the New World Ayurveda School. She studies Ayurvedic bodywork under Joanie Bégin-Morin, and is also a certified Health Coach with years of experience in mental health services. 

 

Outside of her work, Jess enjoys all things that invoke beauty and awe – playing music, exploring the natural world, reading, writing, creating and traveling.

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Joanie Bégin-Morin

Ayurvedic Holistic Coaching
Group & Retreat Facilitation
Intuitive Bodywork
Meditation & Yoga Instruction
Owner & Manager of Blossom Wellness Center

 

Joanie's approach reflects her way of life: intuitive, grounded, positive and heart-centered. Rooted in the wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga, her offerings also integrate western understandings of musculoskeletal work to help you thrive and feel whole. She brings joy and deep listening to her work, creating a safe and nurturing environment where all are welcome. Joanie utilizes her diverse background and intuitive guidance to serve each person individually.

Her intuitive bodywork sessions include:

  • Ayurvedic techniques

  • Energy work

  • Swedish/Therapeutic

  • Myofascial Release

 

Her holistic spiritual coaching  and classes work explore the themes of developing consciousness, building intuition & self-awareness, living with the seasons and finding integrity in every moment. Learn more.
 
Joanie is certified as an Ayurvedic health counselor, massage therapist and yoga instructor, and trained in spiritual mentoring & health coaching. She studied with many talented teachers including
Dr. Paul Dugliss, MD, Dr. Vasant Lad and Dawn Mulheron.
 
Joanie also loves to dance, connect with fellow humans, cook and play barefoot in the woods (or on a snowboard!)

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Rebecca Szeg

Integrative Massage Therapy
 

As a registered Massage Therapist, Rebecca greatly enjoys connecting with people and supporting clients on their healing journey.

Rebecca's treatment modalities include:

  • Deep Tissue

  • Swedish Massage

  • Hot Stone Therapy

  • Aromatherapy

  • Reiki Energy Healing

 

Rebecca believes in  the power of intention and focuses on being grounded and present with her clients. She also spent 8 years working in social services with developmentally disabled adults and delights in supporting people as they move along their own path.

She holds a Massage Therapy Certificate from the Great Bay Community College and is licensed in the state of New Hamphire.

Rebecca is settling back to living in Vermont after almost a decade away from the Green Mountain State.  She loves to spend time in nature with family, friends, and her beloved pup Bentley.

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Kristen Bozarth

Integrative Massage Therapy
 

Rooted in deep listening, Kristen’s approach to integrative massage is founded on the belief that all bodies have a story to tell.She naturally creates  a safe space for the body to yield into the simplistic medicine of attuned presence. In this nurturing environment , we can truly honor the wisdom and intelligence of one’s mind and  body connection. 

Kristen brings her passion and years of experience to offer:

  • Swedish

  • Deep Tissue

  • Hot Stone

  • Energy work/Reiki

 

Kristen graduated in 2013 from National Massage Therapy Institute in Philadelphia. Also interested in helping others create room  for healing and sustain a more balanced lifestyle , she is studying NeuroAffective Touch under Dr. Aline Lapierre.

In her free time, Kristen likes Yoga Nidre, Breathwork, collecting vinyl and listening to Blues!

 

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Kara Peterson

Integrative Massage Therapy

 

Kara's passion for massage therapy is rooted in a collaborative approach. In connecting with her clients, she is able to provide relaxation and healing for the mind and body. Her holistic approach stems from her studies with Bob Onne at the Universal Institute of Healing Arts in Middlesex, VT.

Kara offers:

  • Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage

  • Acupressure & Assisted Stretching

  • Hot Stone & Thermotherapy

  • Prenatal Massage

  • Energy Work

Since graduating in 2018, she has spent time building and expanding her skills in deep tissue, medical and injury treatment focused massage as well as creating signature style massages to best fit each individuals desired experience.  Kara currently works full time as a social worker and part time as a Certified Massage Therapist.

 

In her free time, Kara enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, family and her two kitties, swimming, working out, dancing and seeing live music.