Welcome to Alchemy Healing Arts Center

Accessing the Body's Wisdom with Hands On Therapies

We are a holistic center specializing in Therapeutic, Myofascial, and Prenatal Massage, advanced light touch therapies such as CranioSacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy and Organic Skin Care.

Alchemy's Therapists, Owner, and Staff

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.

We offer Online Scheduling


Treats For You February

During February we give love and self-care a bit of extra attention. For everyone, we offer a variety of Lovin' Me Specials - add-ons to your regular sessions to add a bit of extra magic. If you are partnered and want to share and experience, join us for Couple's Massage.

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Lovin' Me Specials


Choose Lovin' Me Special add-on after you have chosen your session when scheduling online or request when scheduling in person or by phone. Normally, these are a $10-$15 value, in February, they are free! Please schedule 24 hours in advance. Not available with any other coupons or discounts.

Lovin' Me Massage Special
An annual favorite - add hot towels with aromatherapy to your massage session with Elizabeth, Lynne, or Erin.

Heart Opening Stretch Special
During your Yoga Session with Jackie or your Massage with Erin, add some stretches designed for opening the heart space. May be helpful for neck pain too!

Chocolate and Roses Facial
Change up your regular facial with Arabelle, and enjoy a combination of chocolate and roses, a treat for your skin!

Chocolate is hydrating, filled with antioxidants, and smoothes the skin. Roses are great for sensitive, dry and mature skin. Rose soothes, cools and heals irritated and dry skin. Has an anti-wrinkle effect on the skin, as well as being mildly astringent. May also help reduce and treat broken thread veins. Rose is extremely hydrating, and as a humectant will draw and keep moisture to the skin.

Couple's Yoga


Share a Private Yoga Session with your partner, spouse, or friend. Jackie will work with you to create a special session just for you. You can incorporate breathing and meditation techniques, try some Yin and Restorative postures, learn some partner assisted stretches, or work in a more active tutorial fashion, you know it will be a great session! One and a half hour sessions, available anytime in February $150.

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Gift Certificates

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Our Therapists and Practitioners

Amelia Mitchell, LMT, BCTMB, LLCC

Amelia Mitchell, LMT 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, cancer, and lymphedema. Amelia provides deeply restorative and nurturing work that heals and enhances health, relieves pain, relaxes sore muscles, and soothes the spirit. She has had a lot of success with with those who are experiencing ongoing health concerns. Amelia is a licensed massage therapist, and her practice specialty is Lymph Drainage Therapy. She has been in practice for over ten years.

In addition, Amelia teaches continuing education classes, is the Vice President of the American Massage Therapy Association, Maryland Chapter, and she guides a variety of workshops and trainings.

Amelia is the owner of Alchemy healing Arts Center, you may find her managing the office, answering the phones, working on Alchemy's marketing, or mentoring a therapist. Getting to combine both her love and passion for hands on bodywork, as well as her skills and interests as a small business owner round out Amelia's life beautifully.

Catherine Whelan, BS, LMT, CST

Catherine Whelan, BS, LMT, CST

Alchemy is very pleased to welcome to Catherine, our very experienced, new CranioSacral Therapist.

Catherine Whelan, LMT, CST is an advanced level CranioSacral Therapist with her techniques level certification who joined Alchemy in 2017. She is Upledger trained and has excellent touch and communication skills.

Twelve years of experience accompany Catherine to Alchemy, she started with a Kinesiology degree, followed that with some of the best training available at Boulder College of Massage, and she has continued her education at the highest levels in CranioSacral Therapy as well as Visceral Manipulation. Catherine is also a frequent teaching assistant and study group leader.

Health is a lifelong journey with an ebb and flow; the more gentle mindfulness we can bring to the journey, the more likely we are to succeed. Catherine understands the challenges and obstacles life can present and wants to help you succeed on your journey of conscious health and wellness.

Jaclyn Melsopp, LMT

Jackie 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.

Elizabeth Sanders, LMT

Elizabeth Sanders LMT, is certified in Clinical Massage Therapy, and is experienced in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, PreNatal Massage, and Myofascial Release. Elizabeth received her massage education in Hawaii at Hawaii Healing Arts College on the island of Oahu.

After completing their 600 hour program she stayed on as a Hawaii State Licensed Massage Therapist in their clinic and pursued a certification in Clinical Massage Therapy. She spent another year completing the 200 hour program, learning more about the wonderful and complex human body, and fine tuning her skills. She spent several years in Hawaii, continuing her education further, and working with variety of clients. Elizabeth is also a Certified PreNatal Nurturing the Mother Therapist®.

Elizabeth strives to help clients become more aware and in touch with their bodies. She believes one of the keys to facilitate healing and bring balance to the body is self-awareness. Through massage, she guides clients and helps them discover the connection of mind and body to achieve their balance.

Shelby Smith, LMT

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.

Arabelle Minard-Le, LE

Arabelle Minard-Le

We are delighted to welcome Arabelle Minard-Le to Alchemy. She is an Licesened Esthetician providing Skin Care services at Alchemy. We are excited to add these offerings, as Facials can be such a wonderfully healing and relaxing part of one's self-care.

Arabelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (and a minor in Spanish!) from Metropolitan State University of Denver. After holding positions in Marketing, Sales, and Event Planning, she decided on a career change to Esthetics. Arabelle had experienced the benefits of professional skin care and knew this was a field in which her passions would be a good fit. She received her Esthetics training at the Baltimore School of Massage over eight years ago, and is licensed in the State of Maryland. She regularly studies new modalities and tools (such as the Ayurvedic Kansa wand and Lymph Drainage technique) to aide her in treating the skin and bring added value to her clients.

Erin Kennedy, RMP

Erin Kennedy, RMP

Erin has been practicing massage in the Annapolis area for over 17 years and we are very pleased to have her join us at Alchemy.

She has a wonderful intuitive touch, knows how to find and help areas that are chanllenged, and is effective with myofascial release and deeper work when needed. Erin has also trained as a Nurturing The Mother PreNatal massage and working with countless women to bring a comfort and ease to their pregnancies. Stay tuned for more details about Erin!

David Paad, CNM, RN

David Paad, Rn, CNM David is both 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 a CranioSacral Therapist and looks forward to continuing this work into "retirement." As with all the CranioSacral Therapists at Alchemy, David has trained extensively with the Upledger Institute. His primary focus is the Pregnancy through Birth, Newborns, and adults. You are invited to come and experience his touch and skill.

Lynne Brummitt, MA, LMT, BCTMB

Lynne Brummitt 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.

Alex J. Puma (Laura Inman Mitchell), LMT, CST, NCBTMB, LLCC

Alex J Puma In case you missed the August 2017 news, Alex has moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland to pursue graduate studies in the Anthropology of Conflict at Queen's University, zee will also be working there as a CranioSacral Therapist.

Alex is missed. We know changes in life are a given. We, too, work to accept and embrace these as members of a healing community. Yet even after much discernment and preparation, there is bittersweet mixed in with such exciting news.

Both Alex and Amelia encourage you to learn more about Alchemy's current CranioSacral Therapists - Catherine Whelan and David Paad.

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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Gift Certificates

Alchemy's Gift Certificates are available online or at the office when you are in for a session.

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 graphic below to purchase, or click here. Gift Certificates retain their dollar value for 5 years, prices and services may change however.

N.D. says: My pre-natal massage with Shelby was great! I loved her technique and care she took of a 9-month pregnant me. I also enjoyed my conversation with her about motherhood and all related challenges and joys. I liked my experience so much that I scheduled an appointment for my husband with Shelby for the same week, he experienced sever neck pain and needed string hands. He enjoyed it as well and asked me for "maintenance massages" at Alchemy Healing Arts Center. 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.

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  • Amelia sees clients Tuesday through Friday, generally during the day with many Saturdays and Thursday evenings. Her rate is $125 per hour.
  • Shelby sees clients every other Saturday, her rate is $100 per hour.
  • Lynne sees clients during the day on Fridays. Her rate is $90 per hour.
  • Catherine sees clients Tuesday through Friday during the day and early evening, she is also in one or two Saturdays each month. Her rate is $125 per hour.
  • David sees clients Friday and Saturday. His rate is $90 per hour.
  • Jackie sees clients Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and a couple of Saturdays a month. Her hours daytimes and weekday evenings. Jackie's rate is $90 per hour.
  • Elizabeth sees clients Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Elizabeth's rate is $90 per hour.
  • Erin sees clients Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and some Saturdays. Erins rate is $100 per hour.

Click the schedule online 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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"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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You can also reach us via email Wellness at AlchemyHealingArtsCenter.com.

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