Meet the Health Professionals of Cape Wellness Works
Doctor Shea BurkeChiropractic Physician
Dr. Shea Burke graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science and received her Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 2002.
Dr. Burke is a Certified Medical Examiner and performs DOT exams. She practices evidence based Chiropractic and uses a variety of techniques. With each visit she performs a combination of traditional or low force spinal manipulation, flexion distraction for lumbar disc issues, myofacial release and therapeutic exercises.
Dr. Burke has certifications in Graston Technique, Kinesio taping and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Her philosophy is to restore proper biomechanics to help her patients have optimal function. She helps them maintain their structural balance with proper ergonomics and home exercises.
Dr. Burke was born and raised on Nantucket. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and riding horses.
Dafney is a licensed acupuncturist and earned a Masters Degree of Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited school of acupuncture in the States. The Masters Degree is a 4 year program, with one year of interning at hospitals and clinics. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine, the Committee on Acupuncture, and is a diplomate and nationally board certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She also has a Masters of Teaching and a BA in French from the University of New Hampshire. She was a public school teacher for nine years, and speaks French and Spanish, and has lived and taught in France and Peru. Dafney has always had an interest in health and well being, and had such a positive experience with acupuncture, that she decided to pursue a new career in the healing arts. She is a dedicated practitioner who is passionate about treating and guiding patients to better health.
Michelle St. Martin, LMT, HHCLicensed Massage Therapist
Michelle graduated from the Holistic Massage program at Spa Tech Institute in 2014. She is nationally certified by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). In her work, Michelle combines an integrative approach of different modalities specific to the needs of her client. Some include, but not limited to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial, Cupping, Prenatal, and Passive/Active Movement. Michelle is also a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and Polarity Practitioner. Her deep respect for the inseparable connection between mind, body and spirit with a strong belief in the body’s natural ability to heal itself has led her to fall in love with the healing potential of massage therapy.
More recently, Michelle received her certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She plans to continue her pursuit in finding ways to help her clients achieve awareness and balance in all aspects of their lives.