Meet Our Therapists
A dedicated team of Licensed Massage Therapists bring a wide range of expertise to Chelsea Piers Fitness, ensuring a relaxing and effective massage experience.
Richard H. Dixon III
Richard is a Licensed, National Board Certified Massage Therapist in the State of Connecticut. He received his training from the Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy (CCMT) in Westport, CT, graduating with honors in 2008 and is also certified in several specialty modalities. An active member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) he has had the opportunity to provide services to many athletic and sporting events, health/wellness fairs, Special Olympics, and private/public corporate events, including several charitable and promotional events. He has worked for Massage Envy Spa in Fairfield and Stamford County for five years as Lead Therapist.
Dixon was chosen as one the elite Massage Therapists to serve on the Sports Medicine Team at the 2016 NFL Draft Combine, in Boca Raton, Florida. He is certified in several modalities which include: Sports Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral, Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Trigger Point, Pre-Natal and Reflexology. He is also proficient and knowledgeable with Reiki Massage.
Alexandra Thompson, LMT, trained in a variety of modalities that include classic western massage, cross-tissue, trigger-point, pin and stretch, energy balancing, acupressure, sports and prenatal. Her specialties include deep tissue, sports, Swedish and cross-tissue, and is also certified in hot stone and Bamboo massage. Alexandra’s focus is to integrate the therapeutic aspects of massage to create a session specifically tailored to individual client's needs and goals.
Alexandra is a Graduate of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) and certified through the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Body Works. She is also a member of AMTA.
Donatella graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in December 2002. She took her extensive knowledge of the body and pursued a Bachelor of Science degree from Western New England University.
Since then, Donatella has fine tuned her skill in sports, deep tissue, neuromuscular, and myofascial release. She has tailored her career to work with professional athletes to the weekend warriors; while also helping those with chronic pain and orthopedic ailments.
Since her graduation from both institutions, Donatella went on to obtain a certification in manual lymphatic drainage and decongestive compression therapy. As a Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Donatella is able to manage care from those suffering from lymphedema, edema, and chronic inflammation.
Donatella’s love for proper form, functional movement, and a great workout led to another skill added to her repertoire: Barre Fitness Instructor. If you can’t find her in the massage area, be sure to look for her in one of our barre classes.
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