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BRILLIANT MASSAGE & SKIN – WE ARE PERSONALLY DEDICATED TO YOUR WELLNESS

CERTIFIED, LICENSED AND INSURED PROFESSIONALS | BURLINGTON & SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT 

  • The Most and Highest Rated Spa in Vermont state. 

BMS PHILOSOPHY

Seven Days Finalist: Best Place To Get A Massage

Seven Days Finalist: Best Place To Get A Massage

The highest quality pain relief and relaxation through a comprehensive list of massage therapy services:

Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Classic Swedish Techniques, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Barefoot Massage – Luxurious Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Post/Pre Natal Massage and more, Specialized Oncology Massage and Medical Massage, Private Massage Classes For Couples and Individuals, Corporate On-Site Massages –and more! Add ons like Aromatherapy and Pain Relief Cream, Cupping- Myofascial Decompression, Graston and Guasha, Hot Stones, Paraffin Wax Therapy, Jade Scalp and Hair Brushing.

The highest quality Skin Care, Teeth Whitening, Waxing, and other Esthetics services:

For Skin Care we use original PCA products for Facials and Peels- Physicians Care Alliance, LLC, a global organization serving over 5,000 medical practices in the United States, with products sold in over 70 countries around the globe. We offer various depth Peels and Corrective Masks, Microdermabrazion, LED, Waxing, Microcurrent, Dermaplanning and more.

Lamprobe for Skin Tag, Keratoses, Cherry Angiomas Removal, and other minor Skin Irregularity Removal.

Professional Teeth Whitening, average results we provide is 4-8 shades whiter per treatment or up to your natural teeth color.

We offer Hydrojelly Masks and other professional skin care for home use. We use Natural Jane Iredale Mineral Make Up and Professional Mac Cosmetics for Make Up Applications.

We can also easily accept Health Savings Cards.

So either if you live in near by or just are visiting Vermont do not hesitate to schedule a service with us. All of us working at BMS have been certified by massage and esthetics schools, hold licenses and are insured by ABMP and ASCP.

Brilliant Massage & Skin, started as a single massage practitioners office, which now employs multiple therapists and has multiple therapy rooms with multiple specialties and talents and two locations, Burlington and South Burlington, VT.

No two clients are the same, no two providers are the same. Learn more about us:

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JOLITA BRILLIANT SAKMANAITE – FOUNDER/OWNER, CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST, LICENSED ESTHETICIAN AND MAKE UP ARTIST

Jolita has always been passionate about wellness, beauty and arts. She worked in the music and fitness fields before starting a journey in a spa world. After graduating from Body Soul Massage School and opening a solo practice in 2016, couple years later she expanded the business into a multi modality and multi division clinical spa. In 2019 Jolita also became a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Make Up Artist. Trained in Professional Teeth Whitening application, Hydrafacial and Lamprobe.

In 2016 Jolita completed an Advanced Deep Tissue Massage Course in Vermont in 2016; She is also a Graduate of an Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Course by Deep Feet®️ 2017 and Advanced Two Feet in CT and is specializing in these styles. She is also Certified in Graston Technique, MA. Jolita also completed a 4 day course for Oncology Massage in MA. In 2019 J.Brilliant completed Aveda Esthetics program of 650 hrs. Jolita also completed Lamprobe training for minor skin irregularities in 2020. To further perfect her artistry skills Jolita graduated QC Master Make Up Artistry program in 2020. Hydraacial 2022.

Besides managing the business for her clients she is offering deeply Relaxing Ashiatsu Custom Massage, Skin Care: Clinical Facials, Peels and Minor Skin Irregularity Removal.

In her youth after graduating school with top grades, in 2007 Jolita moved from Lithuania to the U.S.A. when she was accepted to college to study music. She is according to “23 and me” 99.9 % Lithuanian and 0.01 % British. In her teenage years and early 20’s she was an accomplished classical pianist, songwriter, and singer in her native country. Her true passion for Spa world was discovered, however, practicing endurance running and competing as a body builder.

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Maribel Murillo, CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST/TEAM MEMBER

Maribel is a Certified Massage Therapist with sincere and warm approach to massage. She completed Body Soul Massage Therapy Program in 2019 St. Albans, VT. Dedicated to promoting health, healing and well-being through therapeutic massage remedies. Trained in Professional Teeth Whitening application. Originally from Colombia, Maribel both worked and received training in her native country previously and in USA. Expertise in Relaxing, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Hot Stone massage. On her time off she enjoys exploring Vermont with her husband, she is also a big dog lover!

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ZACHARY BRUM, Certified MASSAGE THERAPIST/TEAM MEMBER

Zachary Brum completed Massage School at Wellness Massage in St. Albans, VT, an 11-month program getting 750 hours of massage training including Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Shiatsu, Reiki, Reflexology, Cupping, and Thai massage. Zachary graduated Union college in June, 2020 B.S. in Psychology, Philosophy minor. Zack is very motivated to help people and put positivity into the world through his work. He believes a big part of his work is to help people recognize areas they may hold stress, and help them to relax for the body as being relaxed helps the body to heal, both physically and mentally. Zack believes empathy is extremely important and wants what is best for anyone he interacts with. His goals for the future is to combine talk therapy with massage therapy for a full body and mind healing process.

Emilia Zimmerman, Certified MASSAGE THERAPIST/TEAM MEMBER

Emilia Zimmerman trained in massage at The Massage School in Easthampton, MA. She trained in Ashiatsu Massage at the Barefoot Trainer’s Ashiatsu, and is so excited to offer this incredible modality of massage. Ashiatsu provides a deep, compressive pressure to the muscles while using the feet as tools, as opposed to the hands. This technique can often provide the client with longer lasting relief from tension due to the greater muscle compression and decreased pain that clients experience with the pressure Ashiatsu provides. Ashiatsu can help release muscle adhesions, trigger points and chronic holding patterns, allowing the body to find more ease and adopt healthier postural patterns. Emilia also enjoys doing Swedish relaxation massage with her clients as well as deep tissue work. Emilia has worked as an LMT both at spas and doing medical massage at a chiropractic office. She is happy to hold space for you whether it be seeking a time in your day to relax, or working through chronic issues.

In her free time, Emilia enjoys hiking, biking, painting, and studying languages. She is learning Spanish and French right now.

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Lindsay Gardner, Licenser Esthetician, Waxing Specialist, Certified Massage Therapist/Team Member

Lindsay graduated from Wellness Massage Center and Institute in 2017 and O’Brien’s Aveda school for skincare in June 2020. Lindsay has a true passion for helping people feel their best selves. She is certified in PCA skin care and chemical peels, loves performing facial and body waxing and helping people with massage therapy. She is a triple threat! She is Hydrafacial and Lamprobe- minor skin irregularity removal Certified Professional. 
When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys being outside swimming, hiking, playing frisbee, and spending time with her pets.
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Valentina Morse, Certified Massage Therapy/Esthetician/TEAM MEMBER

Valentina is a certified massage therapist and licensed esthetician with 18 years of experience working in a professional spa and medical environments. Her biggest desire is to make people feel and look great. She loves esthetics because she can improve people’s appearance through non-surigcal options. Her favorite massage styles are deep tissue, hot stone and reflexology. She is Hydrafacial and Lamprobe- minor skin irregularity removal Certified Professional. 

Originally form Russia, Valentina changed careers from accounting to wellness once arriving to USA. In 2000 she received a Bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College in Alternative Medicine and in 2003 she received two associated degrees from CCV as a Liberal Arts Major with 800 hours towards massage certification. In 2018 Valentina completed Aveda Institute with 600 hours to receive the estheticians license. She studied at the Electrolysis Institute of New England (1600 hours). And also is a certified electrologist.

Valentina believes it is amazing to see the change in clients bodies and skin, going from tired and worn out into rested, and glowing. Anti aging is one of her expertises. 

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Isaac Islas, Certified Massage Therapist/TEAM MEMBER

Isaac graduated from National Holisitic Institute’s (Petaluma, CA) 900hr program in 2013. What inspired Isaac to pursue massage therapy was his awareness and appreciation of the human body as the vessel through which we experience life.

Having grown up constantly playing various sports and then spending several years immersed in theatre, Isaac developed an acute empathy for the myriad ways in which a body can feel due to increased/new activity or postural habituation.

Although he specializes in deep and/or specific work utilizing a combination of deep tissue techniques and myofascial release, Isaac truly enjoys tailoring his sessions to each client’s presence.

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Lacy J Dezan, Licensed
Massage Therapist/Team Member

Lacy started as a yoga teacher and has been pursuing her career in massage therapy since 2019 when she graduated from the American Academy of Health and beauty. Her interest in the kinesthetics of the human body continues to grow and form her approach to massage therapy.

She also is taking art classes at the University of Vermont.

Amber Marchetti- Certified Massage Therapist/ Team Member

Amber Awen always had an appreciation for natural wellness and treating the body as a whole. She was first inspired by the art of massage during a 6-week long visit to Thailand. There she was introduced to various forms of deep tissue thai and reflexology techniques, spurring an interest in pursuing manual therapy professionally. Amber graduated with an A.A.S. degree after 750 hours of study from the Phoenix College Therapeutic Massage Therapy Program in Arizona.

Finding the source of your body’s pain, tenderness, tension, or stress, and orchestrating the best ways to address it, is Ambers’ strength. It’s also her belief that a massage can be therapeutic AND relaxing simultaneously. She currently specializes in areas of the neck and shoulders, arising from overextension, injury, or other sources of discomfort. She plans to further her skills in Eastern modalities with thai massage, ashiatsu, and craniosacral courses.

You can find Amber rock climbing, hiking or simply out enjoying nature.

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LUIS ROSARIO, Certified Massage Therapist/TEAM MEMBER

Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Sports Massage that can be relaxing but firm and incorporates stretching Luis is expert at it. Luis Rosario is very knowledgeable in anatomy and how the body responds to massage therapy. Sports massage, stretching on the table and deep tissue, trigger point is his specialty. Trained in Professional Teeth Whitening application.

Luis has extensively worked at chiropractors office and were gaining valuable medical massage experience ever since graduating 650 hour massage school in Burlington, VT, Touchstone Healing Arts in 2012, run by Certified Somatic Therapy coaches. Luis also achieved 18 hours of externship credit at Fletcher Allen Healthcare (UVM Medical Center) by volunteering free chair massages for the nurses of the medical center. Luis also volunteered with classmates at the Burlington Marathon, providing sports massages for runners. He also lives incorporating pin & stretch technique to his massages. So if you are looking for a good stretch book a treatment with him! Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Luis grew up in Brooklyn, New York with my mother and sister. His family is Dominican, so he is fluent Spanish speaker. With over five years of massage therapy experience, he has a passion for anatomy and physiology and is well versed in sports and therapeutic massage. Luis loves biking, hiking, and summertime in Vermont.

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Maria Xiang, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Cosmetologist

Maria Xiang Hong owned a spa in China before moving to USA with her husband, since 1995 she was all about learning and practicing new techniques and modalities in massage therapy and skin care. Maria loves deep tissue massage techniques and cupping to relief tense muscles, as well as to treat pain points and offer relaxation. She has also completed cosmetology school in NYC, there she has performed skin care and hair removal services over the years utilizing soft and hard wax techniques. Maria is now also a PCA Skin certified cosmetologist. She is Hydrafacial and Lamprobe- minor skin irregularity removal Certified Professional. Maria is experienced to work with variety of customer needs and always wants to see them smile.

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Sam- Licensed Esthetician/ Waxing Expert/ Team Member

Her name is Shanice but she prefer’s Sam. She is from Harlem, New York City. Sam is a new resident of Vermont. She pursued her esthetics license at the O’Brien Aveda Institute in Williston, May of 2022. She enjoys helping and encouraging others to feel good about one’s self, physically and emotionally- “Esthetics allows professionals to engage with clients on a personal level. Human physical contact (touch) is the primary key to esthetics, followed by purifying the skin.” She strives to use these two key components to satisfy each client. “My vision is to educate and encourage people to have healthier skin. Purified skin is not only a lifestyle, but also a confidence enhancement. One should be able to get up in morning to a beautiful and radiant face.” She is Hydrafacial as well.

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Fabio Fuá Nascimento - Certified Massage Therapist

Fabio Fuá Nascimento graduated in 09/06/2006 from the Luzeiro Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. Over the years, Fabio has done deep tissue techniques, sports and integrated his native Brazilian massage techniques with Thai stretches, Swedish strokes, and Bioenergetic breathings. His massage training was focused on Do-In (deep tissue and organs massage that focuses on breaking physical-energetic blocks), Ayurvedic (holistic full body technique that focuses on integration, balance, and the dynamic exchange of mind and body), Brazilian Shamanic (these techniques integrate breathing, meditativeness, and visualizations as means for deepening the massage as clients gain more knowledge of mind/body relaxation).

Fabio has a degree in Physical Education from the Cruzeiro do Sul University SP, Brazil, and a Bachelor in Early Childhood Development & Capoeira studies from Goddard College VT, US. He has been an athlete, dancer, fighter, and acrobat for over 30 years, and has overcome physical limitations, major injuries, cultural barriers, and understands how to aid, release, and transform chronic issues. His massages can also help with concentration, stress, anxiety, and the stagnation of meditative practices.

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Veronica Sabler - Licensed Massage Practitioner/ Team Member

Veronica Salber has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006. In October of 2009 she received the official title of Massage Practitioner. Veronica attended Cittone Institute who later changed their name to Lincoln Technical Institute. She had a 4.0 GPA and graduated with Magna Cum Laude. After graduating Veronica started working in integrated medicine and continuing her education. Veronica started teaching on 2007 At Lincoln Tech and in briefly worked at a tech college in Virginia until Covid. Veronica has over 45 certifications, besides Swedish and Deep Tissue, she specializes in many other modalities and therapies. Some noteworthy specializations are Pre-Natal, labor and delivery, carrying a dual certification as a doula, Veronica is also a mother of six. She also specializes in Rehabilitation Massage, Craniosacral, PNF, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Infant and Children, Tongue Tie, Neuromuscular Junction Treatment, Cupping. Bach Remedies. Holistic medicine, TMC, Ayurveda. She is also the developer of open and awake meditation.

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Amber’s touch integrates over 16 years of massage and martial arts practice and combines strikingly different yet complementary ways of exploring the body into an unconventional massage style, described as intuitive, attentive and result-oriented. Amber’s popularity won her the title of #1 Massage Therapist in Montreal for six straight years (The Mirror/CultMT), and she is now happy to bring her services to Burlington!

Clients with therapeutic needs gravitate to Amber’s careful blend of modalities which she employs with just the right amount of pressure for the job. Skilled at creating a sense of camaraderie with her clients, she asks the right questions and listens intently to customize each treatment, and in this way, whether her work is intense and invigorating, or gentle and quiet, Amber’s massages are always tailored to fit.

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Billy - Licensed Massage Therapist/ Team Member

Billy is an enthusiastic and outdoorsy athlete with a background in personal training (and engineering!). A trail runner, cyclist, skier, and triathlete, he knows the value of self-care and taking good care of your body. Billy ran a gym outside of Boston for a number of years training clients, teaching spin classes, and group fitness classes. He wanted to supplement his professional development with massage therapy and decided to move to Burlington after COVID forced him to shut his gym down. He specializes in being present with his clients and tending to their body’s custom needs. He offers deep tissue, cupping, Swedish, hot stone, and some Thai massage/assisted stretching.

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Kristy Rossberg- Licensed Massage Therapist/ Team Member

Kristy has been a massage Practitioner since 1998. She has a unique blend of modalities, her flow combines LomiLomi Hawaiian style with Myofascial Release and Sports Massage. Kristy is a prenatal massage teacher and Practitioner since 2003, and loves working with expecting Moms. In her diverse experience she has worked with everyone from professional athletes to hospice patients. Also a Reiki Master and Zen Meditation teacher, Kristy’s sessions are customized to provide you with grounding energy and muscle relief therapy.

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Krisna, Scheduling Specialist/Social Media

Krisna is a friendly voice you hear when booking your appointments by phone. She has a double duty as our receptionist/scheduling manager and social media graphics designer. Krishna’s “can do” attitude is a key part of our team. She has been with our team since 2020. Krisna loves learning new skills. She was born and raised in Philippines.

Mae Soriano, Client Relations/Scheduling/Social Media

Mae is our senior customer support specialist. She is a friendly voice you hear when booking your appointments by phone. She has a double duty as our receptionist, article publisher, scheduling manager and social media graphics designer.

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THE OFFICES

Burlington location is located in the historic Gideon House at 35 King Street, South Burlington location is at 34 Patchen Rd, this location features free parking lot for customers and we have self help electric vending massage chair on the second floor. Both our offices are a safe and very welcoming places. Both offices has a state of the art hydraulic massage tables with warmers, and a large selection of massage and skin care tools to provide the most tailored treatment possible.

There is an ambience that will soothe you before your session even begins. Massage or a facial it’s like taking a mini vacation for your mind and body.

Our place:

  • A quiet, peaceful atmosphere
  • A full menu of massage, facials, waxing
  • Professional massage therapists and estheticians
  • Private treatment rooms with fresh linens
  • Professional skin care products
  • A relaxation room with water, and we have hot tea cups available if you’d like!
  • A scrupulously clean facility
  • We do not have lockers but you can leave your belongings in your treatments room, and coats/shoes on the available racks. We keep doors locked while we are in treatment form any walk-ins and public.

Would like a relaxing, pain relieving massage therapy session for one or two or a results driven facials, waxing, teeth whitening? We are the place.
So either if you live in Vermont or just are visiting Vermont do not hesitate to schedule an appointment.

WE INVITE YOU TO RECEIVE A TREATMENT AT EITHER OF OUR TWO LOCATIONS. BURLINGTON LOCATION IS LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC GIDEON KING HOUSE BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN CLOSE TO THE WATERFRONT, CHURH STREET AND NEARBY HOTELS- TRAVEL BACK IN TIME AND GET A GLIMPSE OF BURLINGTONS OLDEST HOME!

SOUTH BURLINGTON LOCATION IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTH BURLINGTON, 10 MINUTES FROM BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN, OFFERING FREE PARKING AND CLOSE TO THE AIRPORT, NEARBY HOTELS.”

LET THE BRILLIANT TIMES BEGIN! BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE!