5225 Sheridan Dr., Williamsvile, NY 14221 | Phone: 716.626.4466
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What is an 'Independent Practitioner?'

An Independent Practitioner pays a monthly rent for use of space and certain amenities, utilities, and services, which allows us to have a quality office space. Each practitioner sets their own hours of business, canvases their own clients, sets their own prices, and offers their own specials. Simply put, they each own their own business. Learn More

Christine Bailor, RN, BCTMB, LMT, CSI, SMT

Christine Bailor, is the owner of The Body Essential Holistic Wellness Center, located in Williamsville, New York. She has been a full-time massage therapist since 2000, when she placed her full-time nursing career aside to pursue another area of healthcare. She is a Registered Professional Nurse and a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, holding licensure in New York and Pennsylvania, She graduated from Sisters' Hospital School of Nursing in 1985 and the New York Institute of Massage in 1999. Christine continued her education at St. Joseph's College in Maine in Health Care Administration, Siena Heights University, in Michigan in Applied Science and the CORE Institute in Tallahassee, Florida. Christine has been trained in a wide spectrum of massage practices and has chosen to specialize in Medical, Sports, Rehabilitation and Oncology Massage, pursuing certifications in these areas. She is ACOLS trained in Lymphatic Drainage and CETI trained as a Cancer Exercise Specialist.

As one of only two CORE Certified Structural Integrative Therapists in the Western New York area, Christine provides clients with an individual treatment regime, combining her specialized skills to obtain maximum benefit from the work. Christine is a past member of the faculty at the New York Institute of Massage and has also served as a Teaching Assistant in several settings. She is a Continuing Educator and the owner of BE Continuing Education, which offers a variety of CE programs for massage therapists. She is an active member of American Massage Therapy Association, Society for Oncology Massage and American Holistic Nurses Association. Christine is currently a member of the National Board of Directors for the American Massage Therapy Association, previously a BOD member of AMTA NY and past BOD member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Personal responsibility is highly valued by Christine and this is evident in her work, as she encourages her clients to explore what their bodies are saying to them and to discover the why behind it. She encourages her clients to take an active role in their healing process. Her clientele covers a wide demographic, and everyone is welcomed equally across the spectrum. Christine has gathered a highly qualified group of practitioners to provide services out of The Body Essential, where they strive to remain at the forefront of the holistic healthcare world to always bring their clients the best in health and wellness services in the Western New York region.

Christine’s Services

  • Signature Relaxation Massage
  • Client Customized Massage
  •  Oncology Massage
  •  Lymph Drainage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  •  Medical Massage
  • Myofascial Therapy


  • 30 minutes - $50
  • 45 minutes - $70
  • 60 minutes - $90
  • 90 minutes - $125

Indian Head Massage

  • 30 minutes (scalp/head, neck, face and shoulders) $60
  • 45 minutes (scalp/head, neck, face shoulders and back) $85

CranioSacral Therapy/SomatoEmotional Release

  • 45 minutes - $70
  • 60 minutes - $90

AromaTouch Session

  • 45 minutes - $85 

Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils

  • 60 minutes - $95

Structural Integration

  • 10 session series - $2,500

Guided Meditation/Hypnotherapy

  • 60 minutes $100

Christine Accepts and Participates with

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit Cards
  • IHA Healthy Benefits Cards
  • BC/BS Wellness Cards
  • HSA Benefit Cards

Melanie R. Olivieri, RN, LMT, Reiki Master (Independent Practitioner)

Melanie is a Registered Nurse and a 2013 graduate of the New York Institute of Massage. She is also a Reiki Master & Hatha Yoga instructor. Melanie specializes in Therapeutic/Medical massage and Oncology massage as well as Lymphatic Drainage & Cupping. Other service offerings include; Reiki, Chakra balancing and Thai massage and incorporates deep tissue, aromatherapy and energy work where appropriate as she believes in combining modalities to meet her clients’ needs. As a board member of AMTA NY (the American Massage Therapy Association) she works to help advance the science of massage therapy and bring it more fully into the medical field. She loves to learn and is continuing her studies in Lymphatic Drainage, Cupping and other modalities. Believing that disease is caused by “dis-ease” between body, mind and spirit her goal is to help people to relax, release and rebalance.

Melanie's Services

  • Signature Relaxation
  • Therapeutic/Medical
  • Oncology
  • Lymphatic Drainage


  • 30 minutes - $50
  • 45 minutes - $70
  • 60 minutes - $90
  • 90 minutes - $125

Massage & Reiki combo 

  • 60 minutes - $90
  • 90 minutes - $125

Massage & Cupping combo 

  • 60 minutes - $90
  • 90 minutes- $125

Chakra Balancing 

  • 30 minutes - $50 

Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils 

  • 30 minutes - $50


  • 30 minutes - $50
  • 60 minutes - $90

Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage) 

  • 30 minutes - $50
  • 60 minutes - $90

Ear Candling/Coning 

  • $85

Hand & Foot treatment 

  • addon 30 minutes - $35
  • Stand alone treatment - $45

Cold Stone Therapy for Migraines/Headaches

  • $90

Sea Salt or Sugar Foot Scrub

  • add-on - $10 (When included with 60 or 90-minute massage)
  • Add on 15 minutes - $25


  • 30 minutes - $45

Also available as an add-on to your massage, must be booked in advance

  • 15 minutes $20
  • 30 minutes $45

***Add-on treatments must be booked in advance for guaranteed time availability

Melanie Accepts and Participates with

  • Master Card, Visa, Discover, Cash and Checks
  • IHA flex fit Cards
  • IHA discount program
  • BC/BS Wellness Cards
  • No-fault Insurance
  • Erie County “Thank a Vet” Program
  • HSA benefit cards

Phil Wackerfuss, LMT (Independent Practitioner)

Phil is from Chicago, IL, trained at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, continued study at Trocaire College, and is licensed in Illinois and New York. His massage practice has grown hand-in-hand with a career in professional dance, working with several modern, jazz, and contemporary dance companies in Buffalo and Chicago. CSMT’s philosophy of “Movement is Health” inspired Phil to integrate lessons from dancing into his modalities, including Sports preparation/recovery, Clinical Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Body Mobilization, Oncology, Swedish Relaxation, Cranio-Sacral, and Shiatsu. Through first-hand experience with physical training, recovery from Musculo-skeletal injuries, and anxiety from high level performance, Phil knows the importance of keeping your body functioning at its best. He works with a combination of sensitivity and strength to identify disfunction and eliminate pain.

He believes in the body’s intuition to tell us what it needs to heal itself, and with proper training and care it will support us to achieve whatever level of fitness we desire. Therapeutic results don’t have to conflict with an enjoyable experience, and Phil’s massage aims to accomplish both simultaneously. Each massage is a partnership, granting tailor-made sessions to address short term and long-term health and fitness goals. Whether that be eliminating a specific pain, replacing stress with contentment, preparing for an athletic event, or recovery from injury, Phil applies the same thoroughness and attention.

Phil’s Services

  • Relaxation Massage
  • Oncology Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy


Client Customized Massage

  • 30 minutes - $45
  • 45 minutes - $70
  • 60 minutes - $90
  • 75 minutes - $110
  • 90 minutes - $125
  • 120 minutes - $160

Floor Shiatsu Massage

  • 60 minutes - $100

Couple's Massage

  • 60 minutes - $200
  • 90 minutes - $270

Phil Accepts and Participates with

  • Master Card, Visa, Discover, Cash and Checks
  • IHA flex fit Cards
  • Univera
  • BC/BS Wellness Cards
  • HSA benefit cards

Alexa C. Goodlander, CA, Reiki Master, Children’s Yoga Instructor (Independent Practitioner)

Having been surrounded for all of her life by health care professionals, Alexa found holistic wellness a natural draw. After receiving a AAS degree from ECC, she spent several years working at Body Essential as a Clinical Office Assistant, working with clients and practitioners alike, to assist in the wellness process. In 2005, she was introduced to the world of essential oils for health and wellness. She has taken that interest and turned it into a profession by becoming a Certified Aromatherapist through the Aromahead Institute. She combined her love of children and wellness in becoming a Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor through Kidding Around Yoga. She has recently completed her Reiki Master and is now attending the New York Institute of Massage with plans to become a Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Pediatrics, Special Needs and Relaxation.

Alexa's Services

  • Aromatherapy Consultation
  • Reiki Sessions
  • Privat Children's Yoga Classes


Aromatherapy Consultation
First visit 60 minutes - $50
Follow up 30 minutes - $25

Initial consultation includes: greeting with Oshibori provided, full review of systems, discussion of current issues and evaluation, introduction to essential oils and aromatherapy and recommendations for usage.
Follow-up visits include: greeting with Oshibori provided, review of progress and any changes necessary to recommendations for usage.
Product pricing varies.
(When product is purchased at the first initial visit, $20 of the consultation fee is waived when you spend at least $100, the consultation fee is waived when you spend at least $200.)

Reiki sessions

  • 30 minutes - $30
  • 60 minutes - $60

Private children’s yoga classes

  • 30 minutes class- $10


Margaux C. Huart, LMT (Independent Practitioner)

Margaux got her start with massage as early as 9 years old, when she herself received massage therapy, then imitated those techniques on her mom. Later formally trained at New York Institute of Massage and graduated in 2018, she aspires to never stop learning about our bodies and how to better help others through bodywork. Currently, Margaux is certified to perform Therapeutic Cupping Massage, as well as Prenatal Massage, with plans for much more so stay tuned! She also loves to perform energetic work as well as various types of massage such as therapeutic deep tissue, relaxation, Swedish, sports, and especially medical.

 As a French-American born in Texas and now living in Buffalo, she has walked many different paths in her life, but none as fulfilling as helping people feel better in their own skin. Margaux is a caring medical massage therapist who puts her passion to work, customizing a massage based on her clients' needs, ensuring that everyone gets a massage session that is unique to the achievement of each client's individual goals in holistic health care through bodywork. She believes that trust in your therapist is key to a good release and is driven to earn her clients' trust with every session.

Margaux's Services

  • Signature Relaxation
  • Client Customized Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Medical Massage 
  • Prenatal
  • Cupping
  • Athletic Massage
  • Couple's Massage


Signature Relaxation , Client Customized Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Medical Massage  Prenatal , Cupping, Athletic Massage

  • 30 minutes - $40
  • 45 minutes - $65
  • 60 minutes - $80
  • 90 minutes - $120

Couples Massage 

  • 60 min $200
  • 90 min $270

Add-on Stretching

  • $10 per 10 minutes

Margaux Accepts and Participates with

  • Master Card, Visa, Discover,  Cash and Checks
  • IHA Healthy Benefits Cards
  • BC/BS Wellness Cards
  • HSA Benefit Cards


Make an appointment at The Body Essential Holistic Wellness Center!