Emily Estes

Emily-EstesOwner Emily Estes, LPTA, LMT, Watsu Practitioner, Barnes Myofascial Release Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist

I was a journalist for many years before following my passion to work in the healing profession of Physical Therapy. Upon graduation from Newbury College in 1991, I worked as a licensed physical therapist assistant (LPTA) in many areas: inpatient hospital care, long term skilled nursing, private outpatient clinics, home health.

I owned Deep Brook Wellness Center in Warwick, RI until 2002. Prior to that I was the Aquatic Director for Ri Rehabilitation in Cranston, RI for ten years.

I have been an aquatic body worker and Watsu™ practitioner since 1996. I trained with Minakshi in the Florida Keys and Watsu originator, Harold Dull, at the School of Shiatsu & Massage, Harbin Hot Springs, California. I received my massage therapy certification from the School of Shiatsu and Massage at Harbin in 2004 and have completed 100s of hours in continuing education in Upledger Craniosacral Therapy, St. John's Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Pilates and Yoga .

In my experience, Watsu™ is one of the most unique and profoundly relaxing modalities available in the world today. I feel blessed to offer it and share it. For more information on watsu please visit www.waba.edu.

My Myofascial Release training with John Barnes, PT, has added new depth and dimensions to my work. I believe it is the most effective and powerful healing therapy I've ever experienced. Barnes' MFR is a wholistic approach that releases "stuck" fascia (hot, hard or tender areas in the body). It also helps relieve congestion in the lymphatic system while allowing clients to feel deeply and address tissue memories and emotional pain.

Since 2010 I have completed 10 courses with John and just returned from MFR III in Sedona, AZ. I now have the privledge of saying I am an "expert" MFR therapist.   For more information on John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy please visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

George Robert Chapman

Cutie-PieCo-owner of Wild Grace Wellness Center

Wild Grace Wellness Center co-owner George Chapman is Emily's husband. George has a long and diverse background in engineering, construction trades, teaching and community service. An electrical engineer since 1984, he specializes in crane controls and power systems. Using his many skills as an electrician, plumber, carpenter and designer, he was instrumental in the construction of Wild Grace Wellness Center.

George is the Senior Electrical Engineer for FMC BIOPOLYMER in Rockland, ME.

George is a true outdoor enthusiast. His extensive involvement in hunting, fishing, shooting sports, rock and ice climbing and water sports has given him a deep understanding of the natural world. He enjoys spending time in the woods, waterways and mountains, especially if he can introduce others to the wonders of Maine's natural beauty.

Due to his strong commitment to serving others, George joined the Ledyard Fire Company in Ledyard, CT in 1976. He has over twenty years' experience as an active firefighter, serving seven of those years as Chief of the fire company. Also during that time George served as a police officer on the Ledyard Police Department. In partnership with a couple of close friends he started the Ledyard Karate Club and developed the Northeastern Combat Karate style of martial arts. His over thirty-five year background in Pai Lum Kung Fu and Shotokan karate has given him an intimate understanding of not only the physical aspects of martial arts, but the spiritual and philosophical as well. After earning his black belt George ran the club for nine years, teaching martial arts to students whose ages ranged from six to sixty.

For guests visiting Wild Grace and participating in the "Play and Stay" program, you'll get to know George. He is the certified pool operator, the spa operator, the building maintenance man and the best breakfast cook you'll ever meet. He also bakes an amazing loaf of bread, superb scones and his buttermilk pancakes are divine. After breakfast, a quiet canoe ride on the Kennebec River, hiking or climbing in close-by Maine state parks or time at the shooting range are just a few of the activities George enjoys sharing with visitors.