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

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

Heather Spaulding, LMT

Heather graduated from The Massage School in Easthampton MA in 2017, and is inspired to help people maintain (or restore) freedom of movement and quality of life without chemical interventions. She feels that massage offers clients autonomy with regard to their treatment and empowers them to help themselves. Heather enjoys a range of techniques, from relaxation massage to deep tissue work. She loves acquiring knowledge, and learns something new every day. When she's not working, she can be found reading, hanging out with her dog, attempting to establish a yoga practice, wandering the woods, or looking for a beach.

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

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.

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.