Alchemy's Therapists

Shelby, Amelia, Laura, and Lynne

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.

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 Alchemy.


Alex Puma (Laura Inman Mitchell), LMT, CST, LLCC

Alex Puma, LMT, CSTAlex's primary specialty is CranioSacral therapy; a light touch therapy that engages the natural healing ability of the body to clear imbalances resulting from stressors. In doing so, this therapy also alleviates pain and discomfort in the body.

Alex specializes in Pediatric CranioSacral and works with people of all ages. She has been in practice for over thirteen years, and has had a great deal of advanced training. She integrates her skills in Therapeutic Massage, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Body Insight into sessions as needed.

Alex's focus in her bodywork practice is the facilitation of the conscious connection and communication for an individual with the Inner Intelligence, our self-healing mechanism. Alex is a co-owner of Alchemy Healing Arts Center.

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Amelia Mitchell, LMT, BCTMB, LLCC

Amelia Mitchell, LMT Amelia provides deeply restorative and nurturing sessions for her clients. Amelia specializes in Lymph Drainage Therapy, and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (LLCC) working with people facing health challenges such as Breast Cancer, Lyme Disease, and auto-immune challenges, surgical recoveries, and lymphedema. Therapeutic Massage sessions with Amelia bring relief and enhance health, offering relaxation for sore muscles, and soothing for the spirit. She has had a lot of success with frozen shoulders, neck and back pain, and with those who are experiencing multiple health challenges.

Amelia also specializes in Pre-Natal Massage as a certified Nurturing the Mother therapist, Fertility Massage and has Oncology Massage training.

In addition, Amelia teaches continuing education classes for Massage Therapists, she guides The Manifesting Place workshops, as well as Healing From the Core and other specialty trainings. Amelia is a co-owner of Alchemy and has been in practice for ten years.

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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 trained and earned her degree with the highly regarded Anne Arundel Community College Therapeutic Massage program in 2011.

Shelby is experienced in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone massage, as well as Reiki and integrates these skills into every session. 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.

Shelby has returned from sabbatical and sees clients every other Saturday.

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Lynne Brummitt, MA, LMT, BCTMB

Lynne Brummitt 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 was promoted Program Coordinator of the department. Lynne is glad to be an Alchemy therapist, it gives her the opportunity to have a practice, while maintaining her full teaching schedule. As you can imagine, a massage therapy instructor really has to be good at what they teach. Lynne is. 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.

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David Paad, RN, CNM

David Paad, Rn, CNM David is currently 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 completed significant training in CranioSacral Therapy. David's practice has a focus on infants and newborns, pregnancy and postpartum, as well as adults.

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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.

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Elizabeth Sanders, LMT

Alchemy is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Sanders LMT, certified in Clinical Massage Therapy, she is an experienced therapist with training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, 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 pursuee 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 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.

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