Deep Roots Massage & Bodywork Staff

Deep Roots therapists are licensed professionals who practice study and train together in the science and art of massage therapy. No matter who you choose to work with, you can trust that your therapist is capable of delivering a wide range of pressure, depth and techniques specific to your need.

The most important aspect of great massage is communication. A Deep Roots therapist will always ask about your goals and expectations before your massage, pay close attention to your requests and check in with you regularly to ensure the work is appropriate for your body.

Mark Rebillard, LMT

Mark is the founder of Deep Roots Massage & Bodywork. "Years before I started my career as an LMT, I got a wonderful massage from a friend who was about to graduate with honors from a great program. I remember feeling relaxed, two inches taller! and the pain that I'd been carrying around for weeks was gone. Years later, I recognize that my result was extraordinary because my therapist was an avid scholar, a talented professional and a trusted friend. It's that same experience that we're working to provide for every client of Deep Roots Massage."

Mark is honored to have played a part in helping people relieve headaches, sciatic nerve pain, and muscle pain associated with TMJ, osteoarthritis, ITB syndrome, wrist pain and many other conditions. Mark was voted #1 for Massage Therapy from 2011 through 2018 in the Monadnock Shopper News Readers poll.

Cassie Sundstrom, LMT

Cassie has been providing therapeutic massage to both men and women since 2006. And, since 2013, she’s brought her joyful presence, enthusiasm and hard work ethic to Deep Roots. Cassie’s sessions incorporate combinations of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Massage as well as Michael Young’s Muscle Release Technique. Cassie enjoys creating a wholesome, therapeutic environment for her clients to enjoy. She makes it a priority to build confident, trusting client-therapist relationships. Each of Cassie’s treatment sessions are individually designed to achieve maximum benefit for her client.

A Recent Review:
“Cassie is just incredible. She has such a great working knowledge of the muscle skeletal system. I have been getting massages for 30 years and she is by far the best." -MW

Erica Secord

Erica has been a massage therapist since 2005, and since then has worked to combine methods like deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point, and relaxation. She also trained in prenatal massage and other modalities while at Deep Roots. She invites veterans and first responders to consider massage as part of their coping strategies.
Erica recently started a holistic practitioner course, and plans to start a separate practice helping people heal themselves through nutritional coaching, emotional support, and physical changes. She’s focusing on helping people with mental illness.

A Recent Review:
"While everyone I have come in contact with at Deep Roots has been exceptional, I just can not say enough good things about Erica. I have been seeing her for over a year and she has helped me so much! If I could come every day I would, I feel so great overtime I leave there!"

Angelique Shepard, LMT

Angelique graduated with honors from River Valley Community College in 2011. Her joyful and enthusiastic approach to her work is well complimented by an impressive depth of experience, knowledge and skill. Always curious, always learning and always thinking of ways to help her clients.

A Recent Review:
Angelique was very knowledgeable about what I needed for my problem. Not only did she do the massage, but she showed me some stretches that would help with my IT band. -GB

Eben Dodd, LMT

Eben has been a massage therapist for 25 years, and spent the 20 years before joining Deep Roots working in the San Francisco Bay area. Eben studied with Art Riggs, a recognized expert in deep tissue massage, who actually helped Eben sustain his career by teaching him how to preserve his body while effectively caring for others. He first trained at The Swedish Institute in New York City, learning Swedish and shiatsu massage, and first worked with a physician doing manual lymph drainage. He started doing mostly Swedish in spas, but more recently has focused on deep tissue massage, and now specializes in that.

Casey Carroll, LMT

Casandra Carroll, LMT graduated in 2016 from River Valley College with a certificate in Massage Therapy. Casey's specialties include Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue. Her main goal is working with clients to develop the right treatment plans that focus on their needs, whether that’s reducing stress and pain or improving their range of motion.

A Recent Review:
"Casey was so nice and helpful and I will definitely coming back to see her because I felt awesome when I left." – JS

Michael Jacovina, LMT

Michael practiced on Long Island for 11 years before moving to the Keene area to be closer to his family.

He enjoys a number of different massage modalities, including sports massage, myofascial release, medical massage, and prenatal. He has also trained in Amma therapy – a 5,000-year-old Chinese bodywork method, and he supplements a largely Swedish massage with that protocol.

A Recent Review:
Michael AKA Mikey is Awesome!! ... He makes me feel very comfortable and I can let go of all my stress and worries. My body needs this attention once a month. Thank you!! – MD

Sean Morrison, LMT

Sean graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2015. They have continued their education through studying craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute and orthopedic massage through the Academy of Clinical Massage. Combining these modalities with an excellent sense of touch, they will often work with a client's nervous system and soft tissue systems together, throughout a session. They are particularly interested in working with clients who have chronic stress and pain conditions. Although Sean often provides targeted deep tissue massage when necessary, they are not a deep pressure therapist and prefer to use varied techniques to access and relieve tension patterns.
A session with Sean will involve a brief consultation identifying what your needs and expectations are for the session, a hands-on treatment customized for you and your body, and a plan to continue making progress on your goals.
Sean is a transmasculine, nonbinary person and their pronouns are they/them/their.

A Recent Review:
“I was very impressed with Sean. I have MS and ... have been dealing with a lot of pain in my legs to the point I couldn't walk far. Sean massaged my lower legs and I have been pain free for 3 days now. I am looking forward to my next visit.” ~ DH

Kat Ward, LMT

Kat Ward works as an ICU nurse at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene when she's not here at Deep Roots. “I love doing massage, and it’s kind of a nice break because the hospital can be pretty chaotic,” she says. “It’s kind of nice to work in a different area where everybody’s kind of calm and relaxed and they want to be there.”
Her evidence-driven practice focuses on deep tissue massage.

A Recent Review:
“Katherine was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with my situation.” ~JP
“Kat was amazing!” ~TP

Sarah Bessonett, LMT

Sarah came to Deep Roots straight out of her training at the Cortiva Institute in Connecticut. She loves working on the intricacies of the neck, getting rid of tension that causes headaches. She also enjoys myofascial work and Swedish massage.

Emily Mecheski, LMT

Emily was an avid student at River Valley Community College in Keene, and she brought wonderful presence, empathy and skill to her internship at Deep Roots. A few of our members who worked with Emily as an intern called to highly recommend that we offer her a job. They weren't the only ones who were impressed. Our team had already decided to ask her to join. A licensed nursing assistant, Emily worked with children with disabilities for more than three years.

Karen Williams

Karen graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2016. Relocating most recently from mid-coast Maine to New Hampshire, Karen is thrilled to be a part of Deep Roots Massage and looks forward to working with such a talented team of therapists. Massage modalities that she incorporates into her sessions are deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point and Swedish. She carefully listens to the needs of her clients, and will work with their concerns and comfort always in mind.

Recent Review:
I have had excellent massages before, but my Deep Roots experience was superior. My masseuse (I am ashamed to say her name eludes me, but she was wonderful) showed me a book of pressure points that were causing my pain, and got to the affected muscles through a "side door" I didn't know existed. Bam, I am feeling better than I have in months. It was unique, and effective, and incredible

Tessa Montano

Tessa is a newly licensed massage therapist, who loves to learn new things, so Deep Roots' culture of learning was just right for her. She is interested in deep tissue and myofascial modalities, and she would like to help oncology patients through specialized massage.