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Breathing in I calm my body. Breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Massage Therapists available by appointment at Heart of the Village Yoga: 

Nelson P. Clark: 914.260.2978

IMG_9833Nelson P. Clark recently became a resident of Manchester. Nelson is orginally from New York where he worked construction, was a TaiChiChuan Instructor, a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Personal Trainer.

Nelson began his TaiChiChuan Practice in 1983 and received full instructor (Sifu) status in 1990. Since then he has taught group and private classes through out Westchester County and outlying areas.

In 1997, Nelson successfully completed massage therapy training at the Swedish Institute and received his New York State License. He also attained Personal Instructor Certification.

Through years of experience with these three disciplines, Nelson has developed a successful approach to body work and exercise dynamics. His philosphy is “through balance we attain strength.” Which is why he calls his technique “A Touch of Balance.”

“My massage with Nelson was amazing. From head to toe – I left feeling both grounded and awakened at the same time.”  – Kim Williams, Shaftsbury, VT

A single massage is $85. 3-pack is $240.

Ellen Russell: 802.379.0196

Ellen Russell graduated from the Vermont School of Professional Massage in 2002 and has been practicing massage for over 17 years. She has a bachelors degree in psychology. She has been studying and practicing passive foot mobilization and structural reflexology with renowned reflexologist Geraldine Villeneuve since 2011 and she is also a reiki II practitioner.

She calls her practice integrative as she likes to incorporate all of her teachings and trainings and life experience into her sessions making each one as unique as her client’s specific needs. “Every person’s massage needs are as individual as there are, and I like to approach my massage technique based on that ideal.”

Ellen recently (March 2019) completed  her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Heart of the Village Yoga, where she is practices yoga most days. She has two kids, two dogs, two cats and one husband. When she is not working or practicing yoga, Ellen also enjoys hiking, skiing, snowboarding, acting and making nutritious vegetarian meals for her family.

“Ellen Russell is one of the best massage therapists I have ever been to. She has a wonderful knowledge of the body structure and is able to intuit problem areas. Her reflexology is awesome. I always recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their lives through massage!”  – Pam Reed. Austin TX/Manchester Vt


  • 60 minute massage: $85.00
  • 90 minute massage: $120.00
  • 90 minute Structural Reflexology®: $ 125

Reflexology reduces stress in the body. The aim of Structural Reflexology® is also to relieve stress using local and reflexive approaches. The Geraldine Villeneuve method of Structural Reflexology® is: the practice of integrating foot reflexology with anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology by using local and reflexive methods to release stress and compensation int eh entire body. Structural Reflexology® addresses tension sites on the feet as the product of local muscle and ligament strain while maintaining an understanding of how these sites of tension on the feet will impact the rest of the body. Benefits include: improve foot joint articulation, improve weight bearing and balance, improve blood and nerve supply to the feet and body, relief of compensation in the feet and body, relief of joint tension and increased strength and vitality int the feet and body.

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