Healing Connections
Massage Therapy and Wellness
Meet our Staff



Rachel England LMT

Rachel is a Licensed and  Nationally Certified (NCBTMB) Massage Therapist. She is a graduate of The American Institute of Massage and is a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Rachel is a second generation massage therapist that grew up witnessing how Massage Therapy can be used as a powerful tool for health and wellness. Her studies have included concentration in Medical Massage, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Therapeutic Stretching, Cranial Sacral and much more.




Jhona Stephanie Shepherd LMT, LME

Jhona is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Master Esthetician and Educator.  She attended Lotus School of Integrated Professions in Henrico, Virginia for Massage Therapy.  She is always striving to learn new techniques to better serve her clients and is a member of the Hands on Trade Association.   Jhona specializes in Swedish and Integrative Massage Therapy with Hot Stones.


Alejandro Briganti, LMT

Alejandro is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and certified wih the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He is a graduate from the American Institute of Massage.  He specializes in Therapeutic and Sport Massage; Trigger Point; Deep Tissue Massage; and Myofascial Release. His passion for influencing balance and healing makes him a great fit for our staff.


Pamela Heavner, LMT, MHt, CLC, RMT

Pamela is a Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the owner of Healing Connections where she offers therapy services to clients managing chronic and acute pain and are searching for a way to take control of their overall wellness. Pamela has more than fifteen years of experience providing healing therapies and has completed over 800 hours of advanced training in various disciplines.  She studied Elementary Education at Kansas State University before continuing further studies in Applied Science and Marketing at Siena Heights University.  She is also a graduate from the American Institute of Massage and The Life Purpose Institute.  Pamela holds Board Certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is also a member of many professional organizations including the American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, The International Center for Reiki Training, Reiki Healing Association, and National Guild of Hypnotists.  www.DiscoverHCI.com   and  www.WellnessMarketingPro.com


Mackenzie Mantlo, Office Administrator

Mackenzie is a Certified Exercise Physiologist. She is a graduate of Longwood University and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Mackenzie is excited to continue her education this fall by attending Massage Therapy school and using this knowledge to provide relaxation and relief to individuals with physical stress and injuries. 


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