Massage therapist bios

Shawn Belles, LMT
Shawn formerly spent 7 years in the US Air Force. He has an A.A.S. from Finger Lakes Community College in Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care. His techniques include deep tissue work for therapeutic results as well as relaxing Swedish massage and stretching techniques. He also works in a chiropractic office in Brighton.

Receive a 10% discount with Shawn with your RIT ID for a massage home visit or an in-office visit at his office.

Theresa (AKA "Tree") Marino, LMT
Tree is a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Her mission is to help people support their health and wellness naturally and peacefully with massage.

Kim Ross, LMT—Program Director
Kim has been a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999. She has been the owner/program director of Peace Partners since 2007.


What is "chair" massage? For situations where massage needs to be mobile a specially designed massage chair is used. It puts the client in a forward-leaning position while supporting them and enabling them to relax. This position will allow access to your back, neck, shoulders and arms. It is also ergonomically designed for the massage therapist.

Is it okay to tip?
Yes, it is always appreciated. 15 to 20% is the norm in massage or other service industry settings. Our online scheduler gives you an opportunity to tip when you schedule and pay for your service.

Can I make multiple appointments at once?
Yes, you can set up appointments for future weeks with one visit to our web scheduler
. See the "Schedule an Appointment" Button.

Must I Pay through the online schedulers credit card processing system?
We prefer you pay through the scheduler at the time you schedule. Cards are automatically processed through and we never have access to your credit card information. If you cancel with the required 24 hours notice OR if you want to pay with cash or check the day of your appointment we will issue a refund to your credit card.

Is your credit card information secure?
Please consider the security of the device you are using to pay. Hand-held devices and phones are not always secure.

What is the Cancellation Policy:
Our policy is to charge in full if you miss an appointment with less than 24 hours notice. To cancel an appointment, please follow the link provided in the appointment confirmation email you received. If you are closer than 24 hours from your appointment, please email us to cancel your appointment at and we will do that for you.

We will receive an automated message of your cancellation and if you are canceling with the required 24 hours notice we will refund your credit card.

How is a refund credited?
If you paid with a credit card, the money will go back to your card.

Can I receive chair massage while I am pregnant?
Yes. We can make accommodations for your

If you have more questions please contact Kim Ross, LMT, Program Director at