Meet your Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT)

  It's always nice to have a face with a name when booking your massage appointments.           

Please meet our therapists who look forward to working with you, to improve your stress and overall massage wellness.



Melissa Zayas-Tallman, LMT/Owner

Melissa graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in 2004. Opening her own private practice in 2005, Escape Away Massage, PLLC, now currently employs several LMT’s. Melissa’s approach with her massages is an integrated one, with a specific muscular approach of following the muscles from origin to insertion. She is certified in Mother Massage, Spa Treatments & Bamboo-fusion, while continuing to earn her certification in Orthopedic & Myofascial work. “Allowing the client to relax, while educating them on the importance of postural awareness, brings balance back to the body.”

In 2005, Melissa co-founded the Mohawk Valley Licensed Massage Therapy Network. The non-profit group was  born and grew to be a place where LMT’s could gather and discuss issues ranging from marketing questions, client retention, pathologies of clients along with non-competitive format of seeking out other LMT’s to exchange ideas & services.

Giving back to her local community, Melissa finds it not only necessary but rewarding to be involved in several charities & organizations, such as the United Way, The House of Good Shepard, & Kids Oneida to name a few.

Melissa believes that not only should there be a balance within your body between the short, tight muscles and the weak, overused muscles but also within your own life. While not massaging, Melissa enjoys her free time raising two young boys with her husband. 



Kurt Pflanz, LMT, PTA


Kurt graduated with honors as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2006 and then again in 2008 to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.  His passion to help others is coupled by his drive to further his own education and skills.  He practices a variety of massage styles though he primarily specializes in orthopedic and therapeutic massage.  Kurt displays a very sociable personality balanced with a kind nature. 

His joy in life resides with his wife, their sons, family and friends.  He is one to love the outdoors and who is also an avid NY Giants & Yankees fan.



 Adrienne Young, LMT

Adrienne received her New York State massage therapy license in 2010 from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, and was Salutatorian of her class. 

"The human body is amazing and complex. To promote and achieve positive lasting change to clients through massage therapy is very rewarding." Adrienne likes to integrate orthopedic techniques she has studied from several of the continuing education classes she has taken into her sessions. She also likes hot stone massage for those looking for pure relaxation. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and participating in obstacle course races.

Susan Dennis, LMT

Susan joined our staff in April of 2015, as she was practicing between NYS & Virginia. Working on athletes within the D.C. area. She recieved her New York State massage therapy license after completing her 1000 hour program from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.