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 for the last 3 years, 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

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

Casey Carroll, LMT, graduated from River Valley Community College in 2016. Her specialties are Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Her goal for every client is to increase their comfort and range of motion, and improve their enjoyment of life through quality, individualized care.

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 worked in spas in Connecticut and as a teaching assistant at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy before coming to Deep Roots, and specializes in orthopedic massage here.

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

With a passion for cooking and nutrition, Karen’s young adulthood career began as a cook upon graduating from the Connecticut Culinary Institute. After a handful of years of working in restaurants, she had the opportunity to start a small food business selling health-foods to the nearby co-op while supporting local farmers. Unfortunately, the food industry has its many challenges, and she decided it best to discontinue the business. Still eager to help others, she chose to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.

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. In her free time Karen enjoys antiquing, hiking, and running, whether it be a 5k around the block or training for the occasional marathon. She still spends plenty of time in the kitchen whipping up comforting soups, healthy desserts and homemade kombucha.

Recent Reviews:
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

Karen was upbeat, all smiles and made me very happy I was there. I was there for a 90 min. deep tissue massage and let me tell you: she NAILED it. She was incredible (even though I snored). She asked if the pressure being applied was ok with me and it was: she hit every part of my body with all the muscle lumps and bumps and worked them all out of my body. I suffer from migraines and she really took her time with my neck, scalp, and facial area. She will become my massage therapist going forward and there is no reason to go anywhere else. The massage left me feeling like a complete noodle but so very thankful that my muscles were no longer in knots! Thank you Karen from the bottom of my heart! You will be seeing me again!