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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 CBD Oil, Aromatherapy oils, Cupping- Myofascial Decompression, Graston and Guasha, Hot Stones, Paraffin Wax Therapy, Jade Scalp and Hair Brushing.

The highest quality Skin Care, Teeth Whitening, Waxing, Make-up 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.

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 Certified in Graston Technique, MA. Jolita also completed a 4 day course for Oncology Massage in MA. Jolita boasts over 1000 hours of clinical massage. In 2019 J.Brilliant also 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. For her clients she is offering Ashiatsu Massage, Clinical Facials and Peels. As well as on-site Make Up for Weddings, Special Occasions, Editorials, TV and other esthetics services.

After graduating high school focused in science and music 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.

Colton Copeland, Certified Massage Therapist/TEAM MEMBER

Colton has recently moved to Vermont after spending much of his life in the American Southwest. He has been practicing clinical massage for 3 years. He received his education in massage therapy at the Massage Therapy Training Institute in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he accrued 750 hours of clinical experience. Colton specializes in work with the cervical and lumbar spine, as well as with the pelvis. His relationship with massage truly spans a lifetime, however. Born with congenital conditions that have caused chronic pain throughout his entire life, Colton is intimately aware of how tiresome and draining pain and tension can be. His years of experience with neck pain specifically have given him a unique insight into techniques that can help melt away pain and tension. Trained in Professional Teeth Whitening application.

Colton is an avid scholar, studying molecular biology at the University of Vermont, having studied genetics & genomics, English literature, and cultural anthropology previously. His interests include hiking, swimming, and writing. His favorite genres to write are psychological thrillers, existential horror, and sci-fi. He is currently working to publish a psychological thriller.

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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 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!
When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys being outside swimming, hiking, playing frisbee, and spending time with her pets.
Valentina

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.

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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Ameer Gharib, Certified Massage Therapist/Team Member

Ameer is Certified in Various Massage Therapy Modalities. Master Degree in Physical education from Alexandria University. Massage course in Canada including Thai Yoga and Chinese Acupressure, Reflexology. Ameer worked in Kuwait for many years as physical education teacher and massage therapist for the royal family before relocating to USA. Ameer also is a certified counselor and master life coach and has worked with children on the spectrum. He is also a father to two kids. Trained in Professional Teeth Whitening application. His hobbies include swimming, rowing and painting.

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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Lyn DeMartine, CMT/Team Member

Massage Therapy and Esthetics Licenses

Lyn D received her 730 hours of education as a massage therapist at Nevada Career Academy – Sparks, NV January 2004 to March 2005. Being a Licensed Massage therapist for sixteen years, she accumulated different types of modalities. The settings include clinical, hospitals, skilled, and home-to-home care. As well as five-star hotel spas around Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas. She also added Reiki healing treatments to her skill set in order to treat patients who prefer a light type of healing. Through the years of dedication to therapeutic body treatments, Lyn expanded her knowledge to pursue skin health. And she was awarded to become a board-certified aesthetician in Nevada at the Carson City Beauty Academy – Carson City, NV, from January 2010 to December 2010.

She believes that incorporating therapeutic massages and therapeutic skin knowledge makes a difference.

Lyn is compassionate and dedicated to assisting everyone needing to reach their pain management goals. She is also skilled in diverse modalities with effective therapeutic techniques; her enhancement and customizing techniques complement relaxation.

Lyn is originally from the Philippines, a Pacific Islander who is now living in Vermont. She also has experience as a State Tested/Registered Nurse Assistant at UVM and other hospitals in the USA.

LET US HELP YOU LET YOUR BRILLIANCE SHINE THROUGH MASSAGE THERAPY AND SKIN CARE!

THE OFFICE

Located in the historic Gideon House at 35 King Street, the massage office is a safe and very welcoming place. The office 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
  • 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.

We do not offer nail services, we offer do make up services currently and bridal hair on demand only.
Would like a relaxing, pain relieving massage therapy session for one or two or a results driven facials? Or make up for your wedding? 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!

OUR 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!