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Dr. Ron Carter D.C., CICE, LMT

The founder of Chiropractic and Muscle Therapy of Delaware to satisfy Delaware's need for quality chiropractic care and massage therapy. We specialize in automobile, worker's compensation, and sports injuries.


Dr. Ron Carter was born and raised in Newark, Delaware. He began his career in healthcare as a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and over the years became highly accomplished and widely popular with a diverse clientele which includes professional athletes and performers helping them to improve their quality of life.


Wanting to improve himself, Ron began his pre-medical education. In 2015, he earned his doctorate from Sherman College of Chiropractic, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. During clinical internship, Ron became specifically trained in Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR). He then spent the following year in a private practice in Greenville, South Carolina. In 2017, he returned to Delaware and spent a year practicing locally before opening Chiropractic and Muscle Therapy of Delaware (CMTDE) in February of 2018. Dr. Carter is board certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) as a Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner. 


Dr. Carter created the Integrative Muscular Movement Technique (IMMT). IMMT is currently being utilized throughout the United States. He has had the distinguished honor of presenting to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is an internationally published researcher and a soft tissue expert. Dr. Carter is also an adjunct professor of Biology at Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC). While he feels that ongoing contributions to the scientific community in the field of musculoskeletal medicine is extremely important, Dr. Carter finds direct patient care to be exceedingly rewarding.   

Teri Dickerson, LMT

Due to my passion to further help people, I enrolled at Academy of Massage and Body Work. I became a Licensed Massage Therapist in August 2011.

Through learning the art of massage, I realized I wanted to inspire others to become Massage Therapists. In 2014, I became a Faculty member at Academy of Massage and Body Work. Additionally, I established my own practice and see a variety of clients.  In 2012, I wanted to expand my abilities to assist my clients and attended several Reiki classes. I obtained my Reiki Master 2014.

I have cultivated a wide range of Therapeutic modalities to include Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Hot Stones, cupping, deep tissue along with reflexology, Aroma Touch and Chakra Balancing. I specialize in Integrative Muscle Movement Technique (IMMT) where I am certified in Levels 1, 2 & 3.

Through the power of touch and intention, I use a personalized approach to my massage practice and mix modalities to create a total physical and energetic body healing.

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Melissa Gaul, LMT

Melissa is a Licensed Massage Therapist, graduating from the Academy of Massage and Bodywork in 2023. She is certified in IMMT level 1 and currently working to continue her training, as well as expanding her knowledge of trauma informed care and energy work, in order to reach as many as possible. Melissa customizes each massage utilizing a variety of techniques and modalities, such as Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and deep tissue, to meet the needs of each individual. Your body is the last thing that will fail you, but sometimes it needs a bit of encouragement.


Yessenia Tolentino, LMT


I am a lifelong student who believes in the ability of cultivating one’s own knowledge and nourishing one’s mind, body, and spirit. In the fall of 2019, I took a big step in changing my daily routine by starting my career journey into wellness by enrolling at Academy of Massage & Bodywork. I graduated with my Massage Therapist License in Fall of 2020.

I established my private practice in February 2021 where I care for various conditions. I offer several massage therapy modalities including Swedish, Therapeutic, Hot Stone, Pre-Natal, Deep Tissue Massage, and trigger point therapy. I also offer Cupping, Reflexology, Ear Candling. Due to my passion to facilitate healing, I have expanded my knowledge to include Integrative Muscular Movement Technique (Levels 1, 2 & 3) & Lomi Lomi (traditional Hawaiian massage).  

I am a Certified Lymphedema Therapist which also certifies me in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy which includes compression bandage wrapping. However, I do not administer wound care. I am also Worker’s Compensation certified and bi-lingual in both Spanish and English.

Contact Information: 302.709.1986 or Office Number: 302.294.1594



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