We have an excellent line-up of professionally qualified therapists and providers at the center
Nileen Drzewianowski - Lic # 3708
is the Co-founder and President of Healing Therapies Thru Sharing, a 501c3 Non-profit charity. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Oncology Massage Specialist, CranioSacral Practitioner, Teacher and Healer who truly loves her job.
Nileen is both State licensed and Board Certified as a Massage Therapist. She is a member of the Society for Oncology Massage and the American Massage Therapy Association.
Nileen graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT and has been in private practice since 2004. Her awareness of mind/body connection is apparent as she works with sensitivity and care on clients with a wide range of needs.
Those with active cancer and into recovery, scar tissue release, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, as well as those in need of stress relief and general relaxation, find healing through Nileen’s training, intuitive and therapeutic techniques.
Kim Twomey - Lic # 2608
Kim Twomey is the owner of Touch of Tranquility. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Oncology Massage Specialist, Teacher and Healer. Kim is State Licensed and is a member of The Society for Oncology Massage. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Kim has been in private practice since 2001. She is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT. She was also an instructor at the Connecticut Center Massage Therapy in Groton, CT. Mentoring students and assisting instructors brought her great joy. Her current work includes oncology massage, craniosacral therapy, pregnancy massage, general relaxation massage, sports massage, and deep tissue massage. Kim sees a wide range of clients in her practice including those with cancer diagnosis and treatment, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, TMJ discomfort, arthritis, chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, and general muscle tension. Kim has a personal interest in keeping people moving. When she is not caring for her clients, she can be found outdoors, with her family, including her two Golden Retrievers.
Kim McCormick - Lic # 3809
is a founding board member and secretary for Healing Therapies Thru Sharing. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Connecticut with training in hospital based pediatric work where she focuses her work with the oncology population and furthering her studies in the spring to deepen her skills with adults.
She feels it is important to provide compassionate touch to those affected by childhood cancer, (or any cancer), their caregivers and family both in a hospital setting or outpatient. Being able to hold space and work with a client of any age, who is in active treatment, remission, or end of life care, in such a way that does not cause pain nor have an agenda is a true gift.
After graduating from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2004, she became an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association and worked in the massage education industry for 15 years supporting students by helping to make their vision become a reality. Serving in roles such as Education Manager, Campus Director, Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Students. She also holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Gateway Community College (1993).
Her private practice includes clients from child to adulthood who are looking for a way to improve their well-being. By collaborating together, sessions are customized to meet both your relaxation and therapeutic goals. Blending a variety of techniques and signature touches to meet each client’s wellness goals and find inner peace.
originally began teaching “Hot Power” yoga in 2018 upon completion of her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training. Since then, she has gone on to complete additional education and training with Tari Prinster, yoga instructor and student as well as breast cancer survivor who created the Yoga4Cancer (Y4C) methodology. Through this training Nikki became a certified Yoga4Cancer teacher and currently works with individuals in various stages of their cancer journey utilizing the foundations of yoga. She incorporates breathwork, mindfulness and movement into her sessions with clients to help them alleviate both physical and mental tension that comes along with a cancer diagnosis. She structures her classes to fit each individual and their needs with the aim of having them learn to trust their body and feel empowered. An individual’s yoga practice changes from day to day, and Nikki’s goal is to encourage all her students to tune in to themselves and tune out the noise of what they “think” their practice should look or feel like. Whether you have 0 years of experience or 10+ years of experience with yoga, a Y4C class can be of benefit to anyone who needs a chance to take pause, build strength and just feel better. “I truly believe that the more support we have the more likely we are to have positive outcomes, we are stronger together. I hope to see you soon!” -Nikki
If you would like to set up an individual Yoga4Cancer session, please email Nikki at Nik.firstname.lastname@example.org
MariaEsther Tynan, LMT, BC, RM, L.E. - Lic # 6907
was born in Nicaragua and became a registered nurse and the Coordinator of Nursing Education at the National Miliary Hospital in Manugua for several years where she attained the rank of Captain.
When arriving to the United States she provided home health care, rehab and orthopedics at L&M Hospital, Beechwood Manor, and in private homes.
MariaEsther is a 2012 graduate of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and has been in private practice since that time. Her continued education in the field of bodywork has given her a diverse repertoire of modalities that she incorporates into every session. This ensures the client receives the most individualized care best suited for them.
She is currently studying Oncology Massage and upon completion will be able to combine Oncology Massage with her work in Manual Lymphatic Drainage. MariaEsther’s other offerings include Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue, Foot Reflexology, Reiki Master. She is also a Licensed Aesthetician.
MariaEsther is state licensed and Board Certified as a Massage Therapist. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
She believes in achieving balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit, always committed to helping others attain their best self.
Keri Lynn Grant - Lic # 7661
is a licensed massage therapist, trained in oncology massage, and a Reiki master-teacher. She is currently studying to be an end-of-Life Doula.
Keri Lynn is our mobile massage practitioner who travels to client’s homes that are convalescing from surgery, have progressive illness, or in need of palliative care.
Prior to graduating from Connecticut center for massage therapy in 2012, Keri Lynn worked in the medical field as a phlebotomist.
Keri Lynn truly understands the importance of working with all her clients on a holistic level and that the mind, body, spirit connection needs to be focused on with self-care and healing.
As an ordained minister, she conveys compassion that is vital to the bodywork profession. Keri Lynn focuses on each client with an educated, nurturing, and intuitive approach to create sessions that are
most optimal for their needs.
She integrates a variety of techniques beneficial for Oncology, Chronic medical issues, muscular aches, tension, pain, injury recovery, stress/anxiety, depression, and general relaxation.
Keri Lynn is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.”
Susan Frost Johnson - Lic # 4926
is a native of the CT shoreline and graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy School
She has received advanced training in Oncology Massage. Certified in pregnancy and Reflexology Massage. In addition, she has trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sports, and Seated Massage Therapies and has a special interest in Geriatric Massage.
Susan is State Licensed, Nationally Certified in massage and bodywork, a professional member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. She has spent many years working with both Physical and Massage Therapies in an Orthopedic Sports Massage practice.
She also is a US Air Force Veteran who served ten years on active-duty missions. Her volunteer work includes the Special Olympic athletes & veterans diagnosed with PTSD.