About Us

logoCamillus Massage Therapy stands apart from most massage offices in that it puts the focus on physical well-being above aesthetic appeal or shared services. We are not a wellness center looking to coerce you into several varied holistic services, nor are we a spa or salon in which beauty comes before pain management or athletic performance.  People come to Camillus Massage Therapy to feel better, physically and emotionally.

Opened and operated by Christopher Hess, LMT, Camillus Massage Therapy has brought together very talented Licensed Massage Therapists with varied approaches to soft tissue manipulation.  For those clients with emotional or spiritual needs beyond massage, we also offer private yoga sessions on site. We use an integrated approach to address the individual needs of our clients.  Whether you have been injured in a car accident, suffer from chronic migraines, or are an aspiring triathlete, we will design a treatment plan to suit your specific needs..

THERAPISTS

Christopher Hess, LMT

Christopher is a former United States Marine and graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.  He and his wife have made Camillus their home for more than 14 years and their two boys are students in the West Genesee School District.  Chris has been in the massage industry for several years, in both management and therapist positions.

Christopher specializes in deep tissue, orthopedic, and sports massage.  He is an avid cyclist and runner, and brings his understanding of an athlete’s issues to the treatment room.

Rachel Egan, LMT

Rachel is a 2015 graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Her strengths lie in Orthopedic & Deep Tissue Massage. She has a broad knowledge of anatomy, specifically as it pertains to movement and connectivity. She is strong and able, a solid fit for clients of any build.

Kyle Carleo, LMT

Kyle has been a NCCPT certified personal trainer for over 4 years and a Kripalu Yoga Teacher for 3.5 years.  He has a strong background in movement along with his experience with weight lifting, bodybuilding, powerlifting, functional training, speed and agility training, martial arts, and various styles of yoga. His approach to massage is deeply rooted in a desire to make you move easier and with less discomfort, while working with you to increase postural awareness and efficiency. His approach can be very deep and uncomfortable, but he will always work within your tolerance.

Joseph Lauricella, LMT

Joseph Lauricella is an intuitive bodyworker, seasoned yoga teacher, and certified personal trainer who’s committed to helping people through therapeutic touch and movement therapy. He attended the New Mexico Academy of the Healing Arts in
1996 where he studied massage therapy, meditation, yoga, and Shiatsu. In 2003, Joseph became a Thai Massage Therapist while teaching yoga in Thailand. He has owned and operated yoga studios in Arizona before making his way back to central N.Y. As a wellness professional he is passionate about educating people on how to better take care of themselves through nutrition and the healing arts.

Rebecca Meyers, LMT

Rebecca graduated from The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in 2015.  She has a passion for nature and astrology and carries herself with a calmness and manner beyond her years.  She is deceptively strong and can deliver a very deep and pointed massage.  She has an intuitive approach to deep tissue massage and can find almost any elusive trigger point or adhesion.

Alisha Calkins, LMT

Graduating Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and getting licensed in 2012, Alisha has had an affinity for massage from a young age. Alisha makes it her goal to ensure a mix of relief and relaxation to each client, and customize the massage based on your needs. Her massage results in a well balanced and intensely cared for body and soul. She began her yoga teacher training in Costa Rica in 2015 and will be finishing in 2016. She shares a deep connection with yoga and wellness as well. When she’s not giving massages you will find her doing yoga anywhere possible or at home with her two German shepherds.

Kathy Scholl, LMT

Kathy has been practicing massage since 2004 after graduating from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She has had the privilege of treating a varied client base while striving to raise awareness of massage therapy as a valuable health and wellness tool. Through years of hands-on work, Kathy has gained great appreciation for muscle/body allowances and a deep respect for the innate wisdom of the body.

With Swedish Massage as the foundation, an integrated massage approach allows for a tailored session for each client. From relaxation to more focused bodywork; trigger point therapy; stretching and/or range of motion, Kathy looks forward to helping you meet your wellness goal.

Renee Banks, LMT

Renee’s desire to help others is what drew her to massage in the first place. She graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in December 2010. While studying at OSTM Renee learned Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques and since has honed her skills to enhance her clients massage experience. Other modalities she has practiced include sports and event massage as well as connective tissue and trigger point therapy. In addition to her massage therapy license Renee holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cazenovia College and works with people with developmental disabilities. Outside of working and helping her clients relax, Renee enjoys running and participating in charitable 5K events.

Renee focuses on the full body wellness aspect of massage. She specializes in Swedish massage modalities and seeks to customize her client’s massage with deep tissue and myofascial techniques.

Joshua June, LMT

Josh is a 2015 Graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.  He is a father and husband, entering the massage world following a career in which strength was key.  He uses that strength, along with an integrative approach, to offer an incredibly relaxing Swedish massage.

Krissy Gallup, LMT

Krissy is a December 2015 graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.  She is strong and knowledgeable, and her ability to heal is astounding for someone so new.  Her approach to massage is deceptively relaxing so that you can be unaware how deep the work is.

Scott Warner, LMT

Scott is a December 2015 Graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. He brings a strong knowledge of the body, a firm pressure, and a disarming wit to the treatment room. He is skilled at recognizing trouble areas and using a varied approach of techniques to address those issues.

Genevieve Alberts, LMT

Genevieve is a recent graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Along with her passion for healing, she is a personal trainer, former body builder, and kickboxing instructor. She brings an athlete’s approach to massage, but hasn’t lost that ability to provide a deeply relaxing massage

Rebekah Waldo, LMT

Rebekah comes to us from a short time in the Spa side of the massage world. She brings a fantastic Swedish massage to the office, but seeks to do more Therapeutic work with clients. She has a strong knowledge base and balanced body work.

Camillus Massage is proud to partner with TulA Yoga

Courtney Chase

Yoga found Courtney in 2010 during an unsettled time in her life. In her very first class she felt something she had never felt before, a moment of pure stillness and peace. Even though the moment was brief, it was powerful and over time it became her beacon. Yoga began to help her find balance and showed her that a shift was possible, but it had to first come from within. This is what kept her coming back to her mat. As her practice grew, so did her desire to share that beacon with others.

Courtney received her training from Trimurti Yoga in Dharamsala, India. The 5 week journey she took in the motherland of yoga has forever instilled in her that the shift within is always possible. She has trained with so many amazing teachers from different traditions. Their guidance, along with her ever present desire to learn, has made her a diverse instructor. She is experienced in leading gentle practices including yin & restorative, more powerful practices including vinyasa, ashtanga & sivananda, and specialty practices including children’s yoga. She also specializes in private one-on-one sessions to truly mold the practice to the individual. She is passionate about finding balance and cares deeply about sharing the many healing aspects of yoga. Courtney blends her skills as a yoga teacher and as a fitness professional to help guide her students and clients to find their own balance.

Courtney is a 200 hour multi style Registered Yoga Teacher, certified Personal Trainer and also carries certifications in pilates, group exercise, indoor cycling, the willPower Method, and various other specialty fitness certifications.

Whether you are stepping onto your mat for the very first time or looking to deepen your practice, she looks forward to meeting you where you are…