Our Licensed Massage Therapists
Our Licensed Massage Therapists
Melanie Aguila, LMT
Melanie is originally from Minnesota and was in the military for 14 years. Melanie graduated from Heritage Institute and has been in the massage therapy field since 2005. She also attended and graduated from the Surgical Technology program at Southwest Florida College. Melanie specializes in prenatal massage, deep tissue, and reflexology. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, her grown son, and her three pitbulls. Her hobbies include surfing, swimming, fishing, camping, fostering pitbulls, and volunteering at our local Animal Shelters.
Sally Curtis, LMT
Sally is a 1994 graduate of Florida Academy of Massage and has been a part of Dr. Youngs’ office for ten years now. Sally specializes in trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, prenatal massage, geriatrics, headache relief, and sports massage.
Ellise El-Amin, LMT
Ellise is a native Floridian, born in Miami and currently residing in Estero. At the young age of 17 and only one month after graduating high school, Ellise began her training at Sunstate Academy to become a Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician. She thoroughly enjoys helping others to feel their best through therapeutic massage. Ellise specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. On her days off, Ellise loves to draw, paint, and clean!
Janit Hernandez, LMT
Born in San Miguel Del Padron, Cuba, Janit migrated to the United States at just three years old. Janit graduated from Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care in 2008 and has been practicing since.
Janit specializes in chair massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, prenatal care, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, and cupping techniques.
Additionally, Janit is a Licensed Esthetician, Nail Technician, and Makeup Artist. When she isn’t working, Janit enjoy weight lifting and spending time with her family!
Deborah Neely, LMT
Deborah has been an LMT since 1999. She grew up in North Florida, then spent many years in Atlanta, GA, where she went to massage school. She has worked in several spas and chiropractic offices. She loves learning new modalities, is very interested in alternative healthcare, and has taken many classes over the years. Deborah is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue massage, Reflexology, Prenatal, and Aromatherapy. She has also studied Herbal Medicine and Energy Work. Deborah was very lucky to find Dr. Mel’s three years ago! She practices massage, is the massage coordinator for the office, and does chair massage at Dr. Mel’s booth at the weekly Farmer’s Market. When not at work, Deborah likes to cook, garden, and spoil her canine companions.
Elizabeth Ropa, LMT
Elizabeth was born in Cracow, Poland to an American mother and Polish father. She immigrated to the United States in 1986 and decided to study massage therapy. Liz graduated from Sarasota School of Massage and landed her dream job in a chiropractic/acupuncture office. After the office closed down, Liz found Dr. Mel’s office and has made it her home since 2006! Her training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage. Liz is very interested in posture, nutrition, and natural healing. She lives in Cape Coral with her husband. They have two grown children.
Julius Wilson, LMT
Julius was born in Washington D.C. and graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) in 2001. Over the years, Julius has practiced in three states and D.C. His certifications and skills include kinesiology, Active Isolated Stretching, myofascial release, sports therapy, orthopedic and injury rehab, trigger point therapy, and Swedish Massage with deep tissue integration. Additionally, Julius taught deep tissue massage at PMTI for 9 years!
In his free time, Julius enjoys spending time with family, bicycle riding, resistance training and playing pinochle.