Victoria owns and operates Body Kneads, Inc. with locations in Providence and East Greenwich RI. She is a board certified, RI licensed massage therapist and has been in practice since 1998. Victoria earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science in Nutrition from Northeastern University. She has been teaching since 2004 and has spent her career as a mentor, educator, and ambassador for massage therapy. She graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 1997 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998. Victoria has received certifications in orthopedic massage, spa therapies, reflexology, and infant massage instruction. Victoria is currently an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Rhode Island and she teaches at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. She coordinates the student clinic and mentors students in their field placements as well. Today, Victoria's time is limited for massage clients but she still works with her long time clients and LOVES her work.
In addition to her focus on continuing to make Body Kneads a successful massage therapy practice and her teaching at the CCRI Therapeutic Massage Program, Victoria is active with the RI Non-Opioid Pain Treatment Coalition. She is passionate about massage therapy being recognized as part of the healthcare industry and getting insurance companies to reimburse for massage therapy.
Victoria takes great pride in Body Kneads, Inc. and works with a team of highly trained therapists and knows how lucky she is to be surrounded by other educated and passionate massage therapists.
*Victoria does not take new clients.
CORINNA WILSON (she/her) MASSAGE THERAPIST - LMT, CMLDT
Corinna decided to go to massage school after a massage therapist helped her recover from a painful, recurring back spasm. She graduated from Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy in 2021. Corinna recently moved to Rhode Island from Florida, where she worked providing neuromuscular massage at a chiropractic office.
She is dedicated to relieving pain using myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue and Swedish techniques, while also giving clients tools to use at home to feel better on a daily basis. She also has training in Thai massage, Shiatsu and Craniosacral therapy.
In addition to being a massage therapist, she is a yoga instructor and certified personal trainer.
Nick graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 2015. He went into the field of Massage Therapy with the simple desire to help people feel better in themselves. Through his time spent working as a Licensed Massage Therapist, he has come to meld all techniques available to him into each customized massage.
While Nick mainly brings inspiration from Deep Tissue and Relaxation techniques, he also combines elements of Sports Massage, Myofascial and Regional work to bring each client the most customized experience for their needs. Nick aims to work towards a specialized approach for each client.
ellen zahniser (she/they) MASSAGE THERAPIST - LMT, CMLDT
Ellen graduated from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in January 2023. Originally from the West Coast, Ellen moved to RI in 2012. Ellen’s passion for massage therapy developed as a continuation of their lifelong passion for dance, movement, and somatic awareness.
Ellen seeks to untangle pain and stress patterns by developing individualized treatment plans that combine Deep Tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy; they also prioritize active communication and aim to develop collaborative relationships with clients.
When not at Body Kneads, Ellen loves eating dessert, biking around, and enjoying the wonders of Rhode Island!
Heidi Sena (she/her) MASSAGE THERAPIST - LMT, BCTMB, CMLDT
Heidi is a board-certified massage therapist who earned her Therapeutic Massage Certificate at the Community College of Rhode Island and her Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certificate through Klose. Heidi likes to take classes in positional release, ortho-bionomy and other modalities that relieve tension gently but effectively. Heidi considers how the muscles work together to address issues of pain and tension using a variety of techniques from Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue , Manual Lymphatic Drainage, positional release, and cupping to help clients experience deep relaxation to relieve stress and pain. Heidi is available at our East Greenwich location. Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, MLD MT02183
T FACCENDA (she/her) Formerly known as Ciara MASSAGE THERAPIST - LMT, CMLDT
T graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 2012. During her career as a massage therapist, she has continued her body work education and received certifications in Myofascial release, Traditional Thai Massage, Reflexology, and energy techniques. She believes in using massage treatment for pain management, which led her to learn more about using massage to help with migraines and fibromyalgia. T uses an integrative approach to massage, tailoring each treatment to a client’s specific needs. In addition to physical modalities, T has received training in energy healing, combining techniques from Reiki and Polarity Therapy to help restore balance in the body. When she is not at Body Kneads, T enjoys dancing and making jewelry.
*T has an allergy to some scents, so please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne for your appointment.
DEE CLOSE (she/her) MASSAGE THERAPIST - LMT, CMLDT
Dee graduated with highest honors from the Community College of Rhode Island’s Therapeutic Massage Program and holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy. She is also Certified in Small Animal Massage from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy since 2014. It is her love of animal massage that brought her to human massage wanting to bring the same benefits to both the dog and their owner. Dee is also a member of the Crisis Management Team of Rhode Island following in her own footsteps of service to her community and country. Dee is a veteran and retired from the US Air Force in 2017 from a long career as a Flight Medic. She also holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing Technology from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Business Administration from AIU.
Dee uses an integrative approach to massage combining her training in Swedish, Deep tissue, Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Myofascial techniques. Every massage is customized to each client’s needs and requests.
Sid is a massage therapist who earned their certificate at the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork before relocating to Rhode Island. They came to massage as a continuation of their art practice which focuses heavily on physical discomfort, endurance, and surgical recovery. Sid looks at massage as the flip side of their art, a way to bring comfort and healing to the body through therapeutic touch.
Sid uses a combination of Deep Tissue, Swedish, and stretching to bring comfort and relief to clients.
Katie is the Office Manager for the Providence and East Greenwich locations. She has a BA in German Studies from Bard College and a Masters in Music in classical vocal performance from the University of Leeds. She spends her free time reading, watching movies, painting, singing and puzzling. Originally from North Carolina, Katie has traveled a great deal and spent time living in England and Germany before finding herself in the Ocean State.
LMT = LicenseD Massage Therapist CMLDT = Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Therapist BCTMB = Certified BY THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARD FOR THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & BODYWORK
Body Kneads Therapists are proud members of NCBTMB, AMTA & ABMP and are licensed with the State of Rhode Island Department of Health.