Our Massage Team

Anthony Salem, LMT, Owner

Anthony Salem opened Big Creek Massotherapy in December of 2016. It was the realization of a dream that goes back to April of 2004 when he graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage and obtained his massage license from the State Medical Board of Ohio in July of that same year. Anthony is a native of Brooklyn Ohio and still resides there with his wife and daughter. He spent several years in the Spa & Salon side of the business, bringing a skilled therapeutic approach to his work. Anthony is extremely proficient at deep tissue and therapeutic massage as well as relaxation, hot stone massage and reflexology. He enjoys making people feel better. “I love what I do. I love people, and I love helping people. I get a real thrill when they walk out of my door with a smile on their face!”

Kayla Burkett, LMT

Kayla Burkett Graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in 2015. She is a native of Parma, Ohio. Kayla is skilled at Relaxation, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massages, as well as Pre-Natal, Hot Stones and Reflexology. In her own words: “I love what I do, not just healing of the body, but the soul. It's a fun and great adventure! I particularly love deep tissue massage. It feels amazing and it leaves relaxing results.”

Danielle Maroulis, LMT

Danielle has always been active in serving her community. Helping others in their need has always been at her core, so naturally this is her fuel as a massage therapist. Understanding the stress and pressures that people carry today, she not only has the heart but also the education and strength to aid in providing some relief from what those pressures do to the body.

Danielle graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in October of 2018. She enjoys her time with friends and family and is always looking forward to what opportunities lie ahead.

Teea Cesare, LMT

Teea graduated from Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in January of 2020. Her favorite Modalities to practice are Therapeutic and Deep Tissue Massage. Teea has always been drawn to healing others which developed into a passion for massage therapy at a young age. She finds the art of healing and massage to be therapeutic, not just for her clients, but for her as well. In Teea's own words, "The satisfaction from helping an individual achieve better movement, or simple comfort, is unparalleled for me."

Sorin Stoica, LMT

Sorin has been a licensed LMT since 2012, specializing in deep tissue, sports massage and massage for migraines. He received is training at The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage.

Sorin is also a Professional Soccer Referee and former player. He especially enjoys working with athletes on all levels to help them recover from injuries and get them back on the field.

A dedicated west sider, Sorin has lived in Parma with his wife and two children since 2005.

Marie Gawelek, LMT

Marie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 17 years. She grew up in Seven Hills Ohio, and graduated from Parma Senior High School. She is the proud mother of two amazing daughters, and also has two beautiful grandchildren. Marie has extensive experience with medical massage having worked with several Chiropractors. She excels at therapeutic/Deep Tissue massage, Pre-natal massage and Reflexology. Marie loves being an LMT because… “It allows me to help people, with their pain, and sometimes just a shoulder to cry on. I couldn’t imagine doing any other job. I am so very blessed.”

Pam Schmitz, LMT

Pam was licensed in 2021 after completing the Massage Therapy program at Cuyahoga Community College. She is skilled in relaxation, therapeutic, and deep tissue massage. Having benefited from massage herself for years, she wanted to pass on the healing benefits of massage to others. "I want to provide a safe and relaxing atmosphere for clients to promote physical and emotional healing.”

Omayra Hurst, LMT

Omayra has over is a graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage and has been practicing professionally since 2016. She is proficient in Swedish massage, deep tissue, hot stones, pre-natal, and reflexology. Omarya has a huge passion for massage therapy and for helping people. She particular enjoys deep tissue work and loves getting a chance to surprise people with how strong she is.