Since we opened our office location in Gainesville, VA in 2005 we have brought on a number of highly qualified massage therapists to help serve you. Each of the SpartaWorks massage therapists are nationally certified and fully trained. We have built our staff with diversity in mind, so each therapist has a unique specialty or strength.
Melissa Brooks is the founder of SpartaWorks Massage and Skincare. Melissa trained in Thailand to become certified in Traditional Thai Massage. Although many clients see Melissa for her deep tissue and therapeutic techniques, many have come to really enjoy the Thai treatment – it is definitely worth a try! In 2006 Melissa became a certified infant massage instructor and holds classes teaching new mothers to soothe their babies with gentle techniques specially designed for infants.
In addition to massage services, Melissa is a licensed Esthetician. She has quite a following for facial treatments and skincare. Melissa is experienced in every treatment option available from SpartaWorks.
Jessica Prochaska, Massage Therapist, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Yoga Teacher, has a passion for helping others in their healing paths. Originally from Sioux Falls, S.D., Jessica has a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a focus on Sports Psychology from the University of Sioux Falls. She has completed a Reiki Master training and is a graduate of the National Massage Therapy Institute with a focus on Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and also studied Thai Yoga Massage at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Her skills in massage, energy work and fitness training have made – and continue to make – a difference in many people’s lives.
Deirdre began her career in Holistic Medicine in 2004 at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, where she studied Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Reflexology and Herbal Medicine and received certification in both Shiatsu and Tui Na. She continued her education in massage at the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, and is currently a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Virginia.
Deirdre practices Therapeutic Massage & Integrated Bodywork using aspects of multiple modalities to assist the body in healing and balancing. With a strong knowledge of how the body works, she assesses her clients’ posture, tissue condition and joint function. She then responds utilizing a base of Swedish massage with elements of Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu and Tui Na. She provides clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement, stretching and strengthening. Deirdre’s style reflects her Eastern holistic philosophy combined with Western medical knowledge to give your body what it needs to be healthy and whole.