Laura'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 thirteen 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 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. Amelia also 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. She is 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 ten years.
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.
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 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.
Jaclyn Melsopp, LMT
Jackie is a New York native, former rugby player and yogi. She became a Yoga Teacher in 2010 and a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist in 2013.
Jackie began her career in massage therapy with only a gut feeling and it’s been decision she’s never doubted. She specializes in Myofascial Release and deep tissue massage. She enjoys working with all the different bodies that have found their way to the table with her. Each body carries with it a different story, we have been shaped and influenced by the life we have lived. Our bodies often hold on to emotions and life’s experiences, therapeutic massage allows us a time and space to drop out of our heads and into our bodies. Body work can help us feel and connect rather than analyze and judge what is being expressed by our bodies.
Learn more about Jackie.
I was the beneficiary of a gifted day at Alchemy Healing Arts Center and it was possibly the best gift I've ever received. My experience was more than the usual 'spa day', it was a day where my treatment professionals listened to how ALL of me was feeling and they worked hard to attend to my needs. Yes, my body was ready for a massage and reflexology, however, that specific period in time was overwhelmingly sad and stress filled, yet through conversation in advance of my treatments, I felt confident that my sessions would focus on my emotional and spiritual healing as well. I left feeling well, in mind, body and spirit. I can't recommend this group of people or this environment enough. ~LW More Client Reviews
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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.
- Laura sees clients Monday through Thursday, generally in the afternoon and evening. Her rate is $135 per hour.
- Amelia sees clients Monday through Thursday, generally during the day with some Saturdays and Thursday evenings. Her rate is $110 per hour.
- Shelby sees clients Tuesday through Saturday with evening hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Her rate is $90 per hour.
- Lynne sees clients during the day on Tuesdays and Fridays. Her rate is $90 per hour.
- David sees clients Friday and Saturday. His rate is $90 per hour.
- Jackie sees clients Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, generally during the day and evening.
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107 Ridgely Avenue - Suite 13A
Annapolis, MD 21401
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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"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
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Rates for each type of session can be found in our online scheduling system.
Each session includes approximately 10 minutes of time for intake and closure, new client intake may require additional time.
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The Therapeutic Bodywork services we provide are generally covered by these policies and our credit card system will process them. Double check your policy and feel free to use your pre-tax income to pay for your care and save 15% or more.
Our healthcare system in the United States is based on an illness/disease model that pays when people are sick. There are few programs that pay for, or reimburse for, wellness related holistic health care. Our staff are all licensed health care providers and we can always provide you with a fully coded insurance superbill. We have many clients who have received partial or full reimbursement. However, we do not accept insurance or submit claims. If you are interested in exploring insurance reimbursement, we suggest that you discuss it with your medical doctor so a prescription can be provided, and then discuss your diagnosis and prescription with your insurance company for clarification.
We ask you to consider what your health and wellbeing are worth to you? What does pain and disfunction cost you? Our clients are finding clear paths to their wellness through holistic health care with Alchemy Healing Arts Center. Yes, it costs money out of pocket, and we have hundreds of clients who have returned again and again, because this work is making a difference in their lives.
At your request, Alchemy will provide you with a fully coded superbill/receipt for services after your session. Please note that it is outside our scope of practice to provide a diagnosis, so if your insurance company requires a diagnosis for reimbursement, a prescription from your doctor may be needed.
"Receiving bodywork from Amelia Mitchell is much more than getting a massage. While I always leave feeling like warm, melted caramel and without a care in the world, those are just the 'superficial' benefits. On a deeper level, I know I have done something good for my body that will last well beyond the lovely afterglow effects." - MA, Annapolis More Client Reviews
You can also reach us via email Wellness at AlchemyHealingArtsCenter.com.
Alchemy Healing Arts Center, LLC
107 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 13A
Annapolis, MD 21401
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