Marissa Gandelman

Hamden, CT
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

Marissa is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and specializes in relaxation techniques as well as the treatment of chronic and acute muscle pain caused by stress, overuse and injury. She uses a combination of massage modalities tailored to each client's needs, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and last year began her 3-year foundational training in Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy.

Marissa graduated from American University in Washington, , with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Upon graduation, she began a career as an editor and eventually moved on to speechwriting. She sought massage therapy to ease the stress of her hectic lifestyle and to maintain a sense of well-being. She was inspired by how well massage therapy improved her life and decided to help others do the same through the healing power of touch.

Marissa moved to Cusco, Peru, in 2010, where she lived, built a private practice and helped found the nonprofit, the Healing House, an organization dedicated to the healing arts. She travels to Peru annually to continue her work with the Healing House, the local community, and her own personal healing and growth.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Marissa is THE BEST

She's is hands down the best massage therapist I have ever seen.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Marissa ROCKS!

Marissa is one of the most intelligent people who has ever done body work on me. She knows SO much about the body, and I actually feel a long term difference after she gives me a massage. I always feel relaxed and healed when I visit. I recommend Marissa to just about all my friends and visiting family.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Difficult to complete a review using this system - so please keep in mind this review is for Marissa's work as a LMT and facilitator of workshops.

I trust Marissa with my body because she respects, honors, and supports me in ways no other healthcare provider has before. Yes, I consider her a healthcare provider because massage is an integral part of my care.

In addition to her skilled massage work she's a fantastic public speaker who really connects with you in such beautiful way. I truly enjoy working with her and for her.

- In full disclosure I am not only a client, I am also a proud employee of Elm City Wellness.