MEET THE STAFF
Jenna Fontaine is the owner and operator of Urban Bliss and Rebel Reef. She is a board certified massage therapist, herbalist, and author. For the last 20 years she 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.
Melanie Fontaine is also the owner and operator of Urban Bliss & Rebel Reef. She is a recent graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture (now the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). Mel loves integrating her knowledge of Asian bodywork into all of her sessions, and is currently studying for her Acupuncture medical board exams. 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.
Her love for nature, the healing arts and helping others in need led her to deepen her studies to more advanced levels. She was able to work alongside brilliant practitioners and learn first hand what it means to alleviate pain and restore health during her interneship in Shenyang, China and Tokyo, Japan. These experiences intensified her love of Asian culture and history, and is the cornerstone of her healing approach.
Gentleness, accuracy & compassion make up every interaction Melanie has with her clients. She feels the most rewarding aspect of working so closely with the community is making a difference in the health and well-being of others.