Alchemy Healing Arts Center

Welcome to Alchemy, a holistic center specializing in Therapeutic and PreNatal Massage, advanced light touch therapies such as CranioSacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy.

Are you in pain?
Do you have concerns about your health?
Are you feeling older than you want to feel?
Would you like to live more comfortably in your body?

Good bodywork brings our clients closer to their ideal life everyday. Waking up with energy and vibrancy, moving freely, and resting easily; these are just some of the reports we hear. We live our lives within our bodies, yet often overlook taking care of them, and find ourselves in pain or suffering from other complaints or ailments.

Schedule today and take good care of yourself.
You are worth it.

The experienced therapists of Alchemy Healing Arts Center are here to provide you with the Therapeutic Massage and Specialty Bodywork that will relieve pain, restore health and bring you ease and comfort.

Based in Annapolis, Maryland, we specialize in advanced light-touch therapies such as CranioSacral and Lymph Drainage Therapy as well as powerful massage techniques such as Neuromuscular, Trigger Point, and Deep Tissue Massage. We also offer treatment for Pre-Natal, Fertility, Lymphedema, and Oncology clients.

Our therapists are life-time learners and actively seek advanced and cutting-edge training in their field. You can be assured you are working with a professional when you visit the Alchemy Healing Arts Center. Please take a moment to visit our client review page to hear what others are saying about Alchemy's Therapists.

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We offer Online Scheduling

Alchemy Evenings

Alchemy Evenings are an opportunity to present a topic and have a conversation with interested members of the community. Light refreshments will be served. Always free of charge, RSVPs are not required they are appreciated. 410-263-1272 or

Please join us, and encourage interested friends and family to come also.

Rescheduled - Now Tuesday March 10th - 7:00pm
What to Expect from Your PreNatal Massage
What are the benefits? How do we work with the changing pregnant body? What precautions are necessary? Along with lots of time for your questions.
Shelby Smith, LMT and Amelia Mitchell, LMT, LLCC

Tuesday - April 7th - 7:00pm
Breast Health
Breasts get a lot of attention in our society, they are beautiful, nurturing, and bring a lot of worry to many with the number of breast cancer cases we are all aware of. Sharing from a background in Therapeutic Massage and Lymph Drainage Therapy, we will discuss some simple and gentle ways to increase the health and circulation of the breast tissue and surrounding lymphatics. Bring your questions and curiosities!
Amelia Mitchell, LMT, LLCC and Mia Harper, LMT

Wednesday - April 29th - 7:00pm
Pediatric CranioSacral Therapy - School Aged Children
Whether it is reading challenges, ADHD concerns, anxiety, or recovery from a concussion support for the child's physical body, especially their nervous system, can provide a surprising amount of relief, for everyone. Parents report a significant improvement in behaviors and temperament when their children receive regular CranioSacral Therapy. Kids report less anxiety, better performance, and a desire to continue CST. At any age, CranioSacral Therapy assists us in finding balance and releasing restrictions, so we can live more comfortably in our bodies, with resilience and resources. Instead of directing the body, we are listening to the body and responding to its needs.
Laura Inman Mitchell, BA, LMT, CST, LLCC

Alchemy Evenings will be offered every 3 to 4 weeks. Our full schedule and more details can be found here.

Our Therapists

Laura Inman Mitchell, LMT, CST, NCBTMB, LLCC

Laura Inman Mitchell, LMT, CSTLaura's primary specialty is CranioSacral therapy; a light touch therapy that engages the natural healing ability of the body to clear imbalances resulting from stressors. In doing so, this therapy also alleviates pain and discomfort in the body.

Laura specializes in Pediatric CranioSacral and works with people of all ages. Laura has been in practice for over ten years, and has had a great deal of advanced training. She integrates her skills in Therapeutic Massage, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Body Insight into sessions as needed. Laura's focus in her bodywork practice is the facilitation of the conscious connection and communication for an individual with the Inner Intelligence, our self-healing mechanism. Laura is a co-owner of Alchemy Healing Arts Center.

Amelia Mitchell, LMT, NCBTMB, LLCC

Amelia Mitchell, LMT Amelia provides deeply restorative and nurturing Therapeutic Massage that heals and enhances health, relaxes sore muscles, and soothes the spirit. She has had a lot of success with frozen shoulders, neck and back pain, and with those who have ongoing health challenges. Amelia specializes in Lymph Drainage Therapy, and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (LLCC) working with people facing health challenges such as Lyme Disease and auto-immune challenges, surgical recoveries, and lymphedema. She is also a Certified Fertility and Pre-Natal Massage Therapist, and has Oncology Massage training.

In addition, Amelia guides The Manifesting Place workshop, as well as Healing From the Core and other specialty trainings. Amelia is a co-owner of Alchemy and she has been in practice for nine years.

Shelby Smith, LMT

Shelby is a second-generation massage therapist. She grew up learning and experiencing all the benefits of therapeutic massage from her mother, also a licensed massage therapist. This lifelong experience was a part of Shelby's inspiration to become a massage therapist.

Shelby is experienced in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone massage, as well as Reiki and integrates these skills into every session. She is a Certified Nurturing the Mother PreNatal and PostPartum massage therapist. Shelby's intent is that each client finishes their session with a sense of relief from pain and deep relaxation. Her goal is to facilitate an improved sense of wellness in her client's lives and especially within their bodies.

Mia Harper, LMT

Mia spent many years living as an expat in foreign countries using her love of meditation to guide others to find their sense of “calm amidst the storm.” She has since combined her love of spirit with hands-on healing work and provides a nurturing, compassionate touch. Mia is a licensed massage therapist and draws from her training in Swedish massage, Oncology massage, Pre-Natal Massage, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Trigger Point therapy, and various energy techniques.

Lynne Brummitt, MA, LMT

Lynne is a seasoned massage therapist and professor with over fifteen years of experience. In addition to her private practice, Lynne has been a professor at the Anne Arundel Community College Therapeutic Massage program since 2001 and in 2012 she became the department's Program Coordinator. She is a highly experienced therapist who combines her training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial massage to create the session that is most therapeutic and supportive of her client's needs. Lynne has expanded her offerings to include Integrative Reflexology and Yoga.

David Paad, RN, CNM

David Paad, Rn, CNM David is currently a Midwife at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Women’s Health Associates and a part-time CranioSacral Therapist with Alchemy Healing Arts Center.

While David anticipates that he will continue to catch babies for quite some time, he also has become interested in the possibilities of CranioSacral Therapy. He began his studies with the Upledger Institute in 2013 and joined Alchemy Healing Arts Center as an apprentice. David has completed sufficient training to begin seeing private clients and you are invited to come and experience his touch and skill.

We offer Online Scheduling

Patricia S. says: Amelia has the hands of a healer - as a licensed massage therapist myself and a self-proclaimed "connoisseur" of massage I can say that Amelia can get you feeling better no matter how "out of whack" you may be feeling! More Client Reviews

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Gift Certificates are available online. You can choose a dollar amount or choose Services and a list of services and packages will show for your selection. Gift certificates can be emailed, printed, or we can mail them for you from our office.

The recipient can redeem their gift certificate at our office, by making an appointment for the session they would like to receive.

Click the link below to purchase. Gift Certificates retain their dollar value for 5 years, prices and services may change however.

Adrianne W. says: First session of CranioSacral Therapy for my son. I'm still wrapping my head around the technical terms of what CST is but to SEE what it did for my son in just that one session was wonderful. He was so relaxed. And what a happy (and hungry) little boy afterwards! We are very excited to continue our sessions with Laura!More Client Reviews


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"My doctor told me my problem was chronic and offered me medication for an indefinite period of time - but it was Amelia Mitchell that actually helped me to heal from frozen shoulder. She is a gifted massage therapist." RBH, Annapolis More Client Reviews

Location & Hours

Our Therapists see clients by appointment only. You can use our online scheduling link below or give us a call 410-263-1272.

We offer Online Scheduling

  • Laura sees clients Monday through Thursday, generally in the afternoon and evening.
  • Amelia sees clients most weekdays, occasional Saturdays and many Thursday evenings.
  • Shelby sees clients Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Mia sees clients Tuesday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays.
  • Lynne sees clients Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • David's schedule varies, he is often in on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

    Click the schedule an appointment button below for specific times and availability.

    Our Address:
    107 Ridgely Avenue - Suite 13A
    Annapolis, MD 21401

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    Directions When You Arrive:
    We are in West Annapolis, just off Melvin Avenue. When you arrive at 107 Ridgely Avenue, pull into the parking lot to the left of the building and drive around to your right, behind the building. There is a convenient slope to the property, and the second floor suites are easily accessed at this parking lot level. Come up the ramp or short flight of stairs to find us in Suite 13A.

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    We offer Online Scheduling

    "Amelia Mitchell, LMT, has been my professional massage therapist for over a year. I feel she has not only taken away my pain, making me able to sleep better, I feel she has given me my life back." - RM, Annapolis More Client Reviews

  • Contact

    410-263-1276 fax

    You can also reach us via email Wellness at

    Alchemy Healing Arts Center, LLC
    107 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 13A
    Annapolis, MD 21401