Founded by a former Lead Therapist at Spa Montage in Laguna Beach, Jenna Fontaine
For the last 20 years Jenna has worked in the natural healing and mindfulness movement as a bodyworker in Utah, Oregon, California, North Carolina, Georgia, and Rhode Island.
She attended Clemson University in Clemson, SC, earning her B.S. degree in Health Science. Shortly thereafter, in 1997, Jenna completed a 1,088 hour massage certification program at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah, earning specialization in sports and rehabilitative massage. She furthered her studies in southern Oregon as one of the first interns at the Herb Pharm and was fortunate to learn from senior herbalists, naturopaths, permaculturists and a spirited Lakota Medicine Woman. Jenna decided to head south to warmer weather to elevate her massage and herbal training with advanced spa training in southern California. While there, she achieved the highest level of spa education through ASTECC (Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council), which launches practitioners into the top 2% of the industry and trains teams in some of the most prestigious spas around the world.
A few of the highlights of her professional career include working as Lead Therapist on numerous celebrities at Montage Resort & Spa in Southern California and Olympic athletes during her time in Georgia as owner of Revolutionary Massage & Wellness. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the American Herbalists Guild.
Jenna approaches every session with compassion, care and warmth, creating a healing relationship with her clients that is built upon trust and the willingness to surrender. Providing the space for others to experience even a moment of deeper self-awareness is the wonder that continues to captivate Jenna in her work.
Co-founded by Melanie Fontaine, recent graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture
*Holding Mel and her mother, Lucille, in the light. Mel is on a temporary leave of absence to care for Lucille who is battling cancer.*
Melanie is our Energy Work practitioner extraordinaire at Urban Bliss. Melanie spent most of her years in Massachusetts with a short stay in scenic Vermont and graduated top of her class from both the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Community College of Vermont. When asked about what led her to the field of Oriental medicine; “It’s always been a part of my life; I just began to realize its power & beauty as I grew older…”
Her love for nature, the healing arts and helping others in need led her to NESA where she was able to work alongside brilliant practitioners and learn first hand what it meant to alleviate pain and restore health. Studying abroad in Shenyang, China and Tokyo, Japan intensified her love for the Asian culture.
“Healing begins when you come into the healing space with an open mind, an open heart, and a willingness to allow the therapeutic relationship to blossom into a trusting healthcare partnership.”
Healing energy and presence make up every interaction Melanie has with her clients.
Melanie is also the director of marketing and sales at Rebel Reef and our social media maven.
Resident Medicine Woman & Yoga Master, Erica Nunnally
Erica Nunnally is an experienced certified and registered 500hr Yoga Teacher, a Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui lineage and a Medicine Woman.
Erica is the CEO and Founder of The Bija Institute, an online wellness organization based in Rhode Island. She is the director of the Deep River School of Yoga which offers high level training for people who are called to teach Yoga. She is the creatrix of Sacred Directions, an online 'way finding school’ for women. Sacred Directions offers a pathway for wisdom warriors to traverse as they journey deeper into the sacred spaces within themselves. It is a bespoke healing and collaborative mentoring path that empowers women to resolve lifetimes of fear based choices and reconnect to the full magnitude of their creative and intuitive gifts. And Erica is the author of The Seven Practices, available on Amazon.com and has been featured nationally on Sonima.com and in Gluten Free & More magazine for her work with mindfulness and whole health.
This phenomenal woman is a graduated of Wellesley College and earned her Master’s Degree from Suffolk University also in Massachusetts. She has certifications in meridian yoga through Daniel Orlansky, herbalism through Mary Blue of Farmacy Herb, and is an ordained Minister. Erica is spirited by her teachers who have given much guidance and support over the lifetime of her journey: Rolf Gates, Jacqui Bonwell, Pat Iyer, Shawn Cornelison, Ana Forrest, Barbara Prince, and Nikiah Seeds.
To learn more about Erica and her own journey to wellness visit www.ericanunnally.com/the-long-story
To reserve a Reiki treatment with Erica, please click here to reserve through her online scheduler.