A health-focused community empowered to make informed + intentional decisions to achieve their full health and wellness potential.
To provide unparalleled massage therapy + face + body treatments restoring, preserving, and promoting optimal health and maximizing the quality of life of our clients. Creating a welcoming, safe, and non-judgmental space to promote healing, learning, and growth.
In pursuit of this Mission and Vision,
our actions are guided by the following values:
Teamwork and Collaboration
As a young child, Carrie Stapleford knew she wanted to work in healthcare. Graduating high school and becoming a Certified Nurses Aide seemed like the ideal fit, but Carrie kept searching for more. Thanks to the persistent encouragement of her extended family, she explored the idea of massage therapy. Carrie decided to become a licensed massage therapist. Attending Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage, she found her calling.
Carrie is happy to provide a safe, calming, professional massage for all of her clients. Helping people reduce their anxiety and stress, along with their physical pain, is her passion. She uses different modalities to assist her including: myofascial cupping, heated Himalayan salt stones, hot stones, aromatherapy, reflexology, carpal tunnel relief, lymphatic drainage, and more. Carrie is also certified in Massage for Cancer Clients and Fibromyalgia. Her specialty is the neck, shoulders, and sciatica. Helping her clients brings Carrie great joy.
When I stepped into the room with Daniel, I was immediately comfortable. Daniel has a calming presence, and he thoughtfully asked questions about what areas of my body needed attention and where I was feeling pain or tension.
I let him know about the areas that were bothering me and shared that when I removed my hearing aids and glasses for the massage, I would have a difficult time communicating. He assured me that he would speak clearly during the massage and limit the need to talk so I didn’t have to strain to understand him.
The massage room was the perfect temperature, and I really enjoyed the soft piano music playing in the background. As the massage began, the first thing I noticed was Daniel’s ability to target areas of tension with his fingers. He used firm pressure, but it wasn’t painful. It helped me relax and trust that he would find those nagging places where my muscles hold onto stress and patiently work them out, and he did, from multiple angles throughout the massage until they were gone.
I felt like Daniel was able to pinpoint those exact spots in my back, underneath my shoulder blades, that I am always trying to stretch out and stop from hurting. The full-body massage was very relaxing, and I felt like I was melting into the table by the time he started doing the craniosacral work on my neck, shoulders, and head.
The craniosacral part of the massage was phenomenal, and I have never experienced such release in my neck and face. With a combination of stretching and detailed muscle massage, Daniel was able to erase built-up tension that likely results from me grinding my teeth at night and tensing up while focusing on computer-related tasks during my workday. I didn’t even realize there was that much tension in my jaw, face, and neck until he released it.
When the massage was complete, I had to sit up slowly and take a moment before standing because I felt like my head was floating on top of my body. Daniel gave me time to get reoriented, and was very kind when I shared how wonderful I felt.
After I left, I actually sat in my car for a bit and drank water before driving because that head-floating feeling continued for around 20 minutes after the massage. I wanted to voice-memo how I felt so I could accurately write this review, and my last words in the memo were, “I’m so relaxed I can’t even think of words right now!”
The next time I see Daniel, I will definitely get a ride home!
Jessie is a local radio show and podcast host, writer, editor, personal coach, and a donner of many other hats. As an active member of the community, she has a heart for helping others.