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Marissa Gandelman, LMT, BCST & owner of Elm City Wellness

Marissa Gandelman is a licensed massage therapist, a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Certified Stress Management Instructor. She is the owner of Elm City Wellness, an award-winning wellness center in New Haven, CT, and is a founding member of Healing House Cusco. She has an awesome life, and hopes to help others realize the awesomeness of their lives, too.

Marissa's love affair with Peru is something that even she has a hard time explaining. Invited to volunteer as a therapist in Cusco during the winter of 2010, she found herself immediately drawn to the culture and "magic" of the City in the Sky. Four months after her first visit, Marissa heard the call to return to the land she loved. She packed a single bag and left behind the life she knew to follow her heart back to Peru.

Marissa moved to Peru in 2010, where she lived, built a private practice and helped found Healing House Cusco, a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing arts. Marissa opened Elm City Wellness in New Haven, CT, in 2013 and she travels to Peru regularly to host trips, teach classes and continue her work with the Healing House, the local community, and her own personal healing and growth.