The Team at Well Within

Laura Viale

Laura Viale

Founder

I am in love with all things wellness. Ask my family, my friends, my staff and they will tell you that finding ways to be healthy is one of my passions. Even after 16 years of working in this industry, and founding Well Within with Celeste in 2010, I continue to be more and more fascinated with the body, the process of healing naturally, and with how creating health is different from one person to the next.

Throughout my career as a Massage Therapist, business owner and nutrition enthusiast, I’ve gradually incorporated many wellness services and practices into my lifestyle (acupuncture, bodywork, meditation, yoga and a diet of whole foods). I believe that if I can feel younger and more energetic than I did five years ago, than so can you.

As I continue my professional education in Ayurveda, I find that my experience of following my instincts for improving my health are validated by this ancient health system. With practice, anyone can access this inner guidance and build their own road to feeling amazing.

Now, my greatest joy is passing along what I’ve learned, guiding clients to trust their instincts, and watching them unfold a level of health they never expected. It is my honor to support you in discovering your path to vibrant health.

Celeste Woodside

Celeste Woodside

Founder

For nearly 15 years, I have had the honor of working one on one with a broad spectrum of clients to help resolve their pain and reach for their long term wellness goals through bodywork and wellness education.

Additionally, I have had the joy of managing a team of wellness professionals and supporting each member of our staff in their professional growth. Creating and leading Well Within has been challenging in the best ways possible. Truly, a dream realized.

Helping clients and colleagues thrive and live their best lives is endlessly rewarding. We get one shot at living in the body and mind and life we were given. I believe all the wisdom to be and feel extraordinary lives within each of us. Are you living your best life? I can help with that!

VERONICA ADLER
Massage Therapist

Veronica Adler believes that treating mind, body, and spirit are integral to healing. A Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner, she became interested in the transformative power of meditation, energy and bodywork after studying Buddhist philosophy in Sarnath, India. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in English Literature, and soon felt drawn to help others on their path to healing.

In 2014, she pursued her study at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, where she gained a strong foundation in Swedish massage and deep tissue techniques. Veronica approaches the body with reverence, employing a slow, methodical touch to address her client’s needs. She works often with clients suffering from chronic pain, and feels passionately about treating those who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and/or stress. She is also trained in Upledger craniosacral techniques, which promote the body’s own ability to heal through gentle, non-invasive touch.

ÖZGE AKMAN
Massage Therapist

Özge Akman completed her foundational massage training at Cortiva Muscular Therapy Institute – Boston in 2012. Özge’s therapeutic practice focuses on addressing the soft tissue components of chronic pain syndromes and repetitive strain injuries, using a combination of techniques such as Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Scar Tissue Release. Her aim is to facilitate a pain-free existence for her clients by balancing their soft tissues leading to more fluid movements.

She is willing to offer comprehensive self-care plans to each of her clients. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, Özge believes that movement therapy is a crucial component to every person’s health and by looking at a client’s sport and lifestyle, she can design a specific set of routines that would correct their imbalances and reduce the pain by stripping yoga back to essentials, keeping equipment to a minimum, focusing on detailed instruction and making it accessible to beginners.

Özge has completed an Orthopedic Massage Therapy certification program, and is a professional member of American Massage Therapy Association & Yoga Alliance.

ANNIE CARTER

Massage Therapist

Annie’s work in Health and Wellness over the past 15 years has included

  • A BA in Psychology from Brown University
  • Work as a residential counselor in a treatment center for struggling teenagers
  • Well over a thousand hours of training and teaching in a Korean style of yoga and martial arts
  • License in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute in 2015, where she gained a strong foundation in Swedish, Myofascial release, Sports and Neuromuscular therapy.

Certifications include:

  • Pre and perinatal massage—in depth training to support women’s needs during pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
  • Orthopedic massage—advanced treatment for chronic pain and injury.
    Infant massage- Annie is certified to work hands on with infants as well as teach parents basic massage techniques.

Continuing Education has included:

  • Massage for migraines
  • Pediatric massage

Annie feels that working with a diverse population of all ages and conditions makes her job endlessly fascinating, fun and rewarding.

Annie feels passionate that a regular practice of Massage and/ or Yoga truly can enable anyone and everyone to live a more comfortable, complete, peaceful and rewarding life.

JOAN DEDIAN
Acupuncturist

Joan Dedian is an NCCAOM nationally board certified acupuncturist licensed in the state of Massachusetts. Joan works with adults and teens to resolve various health issues caused by stress and chronic pain. She has experience treating ADHD, anxiety, asthma, digestive disorders, migraines, infertility, insomnia, muscular skeletal issues, sciatica, as well as many other ailments. Joan incorporates adjunct therapies including cupping, guasha and moxa to provide the best possible treatment for each individual.

Joan graduated from New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) with a Masters Degree in Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture (MAc). In addition to her board certification she is an Adjunct Faculty member at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and a 2004 graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her goal is to help each person along their path to wellness.

MAGGIE DION
Functional Nutrition Therapist

Maggie became passionate about holistic healing and functional nutrition after spending almost a decade struggling with a myriad of health problems. Once she regained her health and energy using a natural and holistic approach, Maggie enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became certified as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). Maggie uses at-home functional lab tests to pinpoint the root causes of clients’ health problems and then creates natural-healing protocols to restore balance and proper function. She helps people look and feel their best using natural lifestyle changes including but not limited to nutrition, detoxification, and stress relief. Maggie specializes in digestive, energy, thyroid, neurotransmitter, and hormone related imbalances. Find out how to feel amazing with a Nutritional Discovery Session with Maggie!

SARA EIVERS
Massage Therapist

Sara completed an advanced program of Muscular Therapy at the nationally acclaimed Muscular Therapy Institute in 2004, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology, and is a 2nd degree Reiki Practitioner. Sara has worked in an integrated clinical setting alongside Pain Specialists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Chiropractors sine 1998. Having now completed certification in Core Movement Integration, Sara’s mission is to use advanced clinical massage & bodywork alongside movement therapy to help re-pattern structural imbalances and ignite our brain’s own healing capacities for long-term improvements in function and health. Sara has a very detailed and compassionate work style. The one on one experience of listening and understanding where a patient is coming from and where they want to go is one that Sara takes great pride in. Through not only hands-on techniques, but also self-care recommendations and exercises, Sara strives to support each person’s journey to wellness and a pain free life with ease of movement. She is more than willing to coordinate care with your healthcare team and make appropriate referrals so that you can make the best possible progress. Her personal experience with injuries and surgery helps her uniquely identify with the physical, mental, and emotional needs of her clients. Sara’s work has been described as “intuitive” and “problem solving”. Sara’s Therapeutic expertise integrates from several modalities including Sports and Orthopedic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Injury Rehabilitation, Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Massage Cupping, Postural Assessment, and Reiki. Sara works with Pediatric, Adult and Geriatric patients. She is welcoming of all people from all walks of life, and also speaks Spanish. Sara is open to speaking with anyone who may want to consult about their individual care, and welcomes any questions or concerns.

ANITA LUCK
Functional Movement Therapist

Anita is a former professional ballet dancer who transformed her love of movement into understanding of movement. She has many certifications such as Pilates and Personal Trainer, but her education as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science taught her to understand how one part of the body affects another. She is currently studying the neurology of movement to better help her clients.

Our everyday and sports movements are complex; multi- joint and multi -directional. With your goals in mind, Anita will create exercises that stimulate your body and brain. By creating an environment for your body and mind to integrate, you can form healthier neuro-muscular patterns.

Anita loves to work with people who are concerned about continuing to participate in activities they love (walking, dancing, throwing, running, skating, getting up and down from the floor, etc.), people with Parkinson’s Disease and women with pelvic floor issues. Her unique approach to movement will help you feel strong and move with ease.

RAMAN MAGAY
Structural Integration Therapist

Raman Magay is a Board Certified Structural Integrator (aka Structural Bodywork, SB), a registered Yoga teacher RYT200, and a Holistic Health Coach. She studied with Tom Myers at Anatomy Trains Structural Integration in Walpole, ME and earned her Holistic Health Coaching certificate through the Institute For Integrative Nutrition. Raman has developed a lifestyle and a feeling of empowerment and energy that she feels inspired to share with others. Her mission is to bring awareness to living healthfully by providing you with support and access to the tools that will help you take your health to a new level.

MARIA ORTIZ
Massage Therapist

Maria has always gravitated to working with others in a helping capacity throughout her professional career. Graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2009, she is licensed as a Registered Nurse, as well as a Massage Therapist after attending the Cortiva Institute in 2013. Her clinical experience in Western Medicine combined with massage therapy led her to complete her year-long Reiki Master Teacher Certification in 2018 as she firmly believes that thoughts and emotions are intimately connected to the physical body, and that these elements must be approached holistically.

Other certifications include Orthopedic Massage Cupping, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage for which has been helpful for clients status post operations and elective surgeries, lymphedema, and autoimmune disorders.

Maria’s treatments focuses to relax the body and senses through a slow and detailed manner. Carefully listening to the body’s needs, she adjusts her sessions accordingly to strive for the most effective outcome to further the healing process within.

JESSICA SAYLOR

Massage Therapist

Jessica was introduced to amazing benefits of massage therapy through a recovery regimen after a significant spinal surgery she underwent in 2006. After years of trying alternative treatments and medications, she was amazed at the newfound strength that bodywork gave to her healing. Wanting to share this discovery and feeling of wellness with others like herself, she decided to go into the field. Jessica completed her study in 2018 at Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, located in Denver Colorado. Over her 900 hours of study, she became fascinated about the comprehensive approach to wellness that is bodywork. She is passionate about the maintenance of one’s self and believes that massage therapy contributes to a person’s overall well being for the mind, body, and spirit. She works to slowly engage with the body to assess what it needs, working to alleviate any tension or pain. Jessica’s touch ranges from slow and gentle to deep and vigorous, releasing tension and energy using deep tissue massage and sports techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and stretching. She is very excited to continue her massage education to add other modalities and techniques to her range of abilities. Jessica loves meeting new clients and working with them to improve their health.  

ROSEMARY TRACY
Acupuncturist

Rosemary earned a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture. Her training includes Chinese Acupuncture Studies, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and a specialization in Japanese Acupuncture Studies.

In her time as an acupuncturist and herbalist, she has become adept at developing individualized treatment plans, building positive patient-practitioner relationships, and developing the skills necessary for treating a wide range of health concerns including digestive disorders, musculoskeletal pain, infertility and reproductive health, migraines, insomnia, and allergies.

At one point early on in acupuncture school when Rosemary was just beginning to study Chinese herbs, she remembers realizing that she had been waiting all her life to learn this ancient medical practice. The desire to deepen her practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine continues to be of utmost importance in her life. She welcomes with gratitude each individual that comes to her seeking to improve their health.

MARY WAHLMAN KROGH

Massage Therapist

Mary is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her massage therapy certification from the Cortiva Institute in 2011. She also has additional training in Thai bodywork, the ancient healing art of Thailand. In 2013 Mary became a certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist. In 2019 Mary graduated from the Yoga of Energy Flow 200-hour yoga teacher training. 

She is passionate about helping the human body retain its natural mobility, and about helping her clients experience the joy of movement – and life – without pain. Her work combines Swedish massage, myofascial release, and neuromuscular massage. As a yoga instructor she teaches a combination of hatha and slow flow vinyasa yoga, and she often incorporates guided meditation and breathing techniques. She especially loves working with students as they begin to explore yoga.

Mary believes one of the most powerful benefits of massage and yoga is allowing the body and mind to enter a state of deep relaxation in which they can begin to heal themselves. She uses an intuitive process coupled with advanced knowledge of anatomy to provide sessions uniquely tailored to each client’s individual needs. Mary has a special interest in working with people who have fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches/migraines, and TMJ disfunction.