Our Practitioners

IMG_5074Abby Papendieck is originally from the Chicago area and her passion for culture took her to New Orleans where she studied massage therapy. Abby has a deep understanding of the effects that everyday stressors have on our bodies. Abby specializes in restorative massage incorporating many modalities including deep tissue therapy, Neuromuscular therapy, stress relief, multi-pressure muscle work, and relaxation techniques. Abby’s passions include meditation, family and friends, traveling and exploring, and kombucha!


FullSizeRenderSheila Delhagen graduated from The Healing Arts Massage School in Raleigh.  Her Journey in the healing arts field began with the development of a daily yoga practice, this being a modality and catalyst for her own healing.  She is moved by the therapeutic effects massage has on the physical and emotional level, honoring the connection they have with one another. She blends soothing lymphatic massage with energy healing.

IMG_2051Having practiced the healing arts for 15 years and studied with some of the leading experts in her field, Emily Lancaster offers a variety of therapeutic bodywork modalities. Each session is uniquely customized to your individual needs and can help with a range of issues - physically, mentally and emotionally. Emily is available for Deep Tissue & Neuromuscular Therapy, Relaxing Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Lomi Lomi, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy & Prenatal, and Oncology Massage. She looks forward to working with you on your healing journey.


Parker is a magically intuitive massage therapist. Specializing in trigger point massage as well as myofascial release; Parker is equally talented in relaxing the body and easing stress as she is with structural bodywork and deeper pressure. Make regular massage with Parker your defense against chronic pain, muscle fatigue, and injury.

With a background in energy work and massage Courtney started practicing Chinese Medicine in 2005 after graduating from Southwest Acupuncture College with a Masters in Oriental Medicine.  Being able to be of service in a healing capacity is what Courtney finds most rewarding.  Along with her on-going studies in holistic medicine, she is an ardent student of the Edgar Cayce readings and meditation.  She is also the co-founder and director of the non-profit www.StoriesLived.org, a website hosting inspirational true stories in the form of short videos.

Anna M. Maynard

Kim Calandra, L.Ac. has been practicing acupuncture for eighteen years. With much passion and vigor, Kim established Carrboro Community Acupuncture, a grassroots affordable healthcare model of practicing acupuncture. With the success of the community acupuncture practice, Kim has been able to focus her private practice on the mental emotional aspects of pain and disease. She is able to help guide her patients through the healing process of understanding, feeling, and ultimately processing core emotional experiences. When treating the mental emotional body, physical manifestations especially unexplained joint pain, inflammation, and digestive troubles resolve and heal. The other focus of Kim's practice is the wonderful world of fertility. While becoming a surrogate, Kim had much personal experience navigating IVF. With the ability to relate to women on the pregnancy journey, she is able to help calm and attune the body/mind/spirit in order for optimal conditions for conception.  Mainstreaming Eastern Medicine, raising teenage daughters, the Yoga disciplines and staying in tune with the seasons are Kim’s focus in life.


Carrboro Massage & Acupuncture