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Massage Therapists

Mary Stephens

MARY STEPHENS-CLARK

OWNER / LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #7204

Mary actively began practicing therapeutic massage in 2006 after graduating from the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, Virginia.  Her skills encompass a wide range of massage modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone and Pre-Natal.  Her signature massage session involves targeted technique to release pain and tension patterns caused by muscular irritation and stress while maintaining an element of relaxation for optimal results. Mary became a Reiki practitioner in 2007 and because it was evident her clients were experiencing a deeper, more profound level of healing and relaxation, she became a certified Reiki Master in October 2012.  In 2016 she acquired a certification as an Integrative Reflexologist under the tutelage of Claire Marie Miller who pioneered the technique and is highly renowned in the massage and reflexology community.  Believing strongly in the healing power of touch, Mary feels deep gratitude to have been blessed by God with the gift and ability to bring peace and well-being to others: body, mind, and spirit.

TONI ABEE

LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #6672

Toni Abee joined us from the Charlotte, North Carolina area in August 2015. She is a graduate of The Whole You School of Massage in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, class of 2006. Toni enjoys the challenge of therapeutic massage to ease pain for her clients who are living life to the fullest. Educating clients about the wonderful benefits of massage in all aspects of the body is her personal mission. One body at a time, she wants to share her gift and knowledge of the body to enhance lives. Having more than twenty modalities in her tool box to pull from, each massage is individually customized every time. Our bodies change daily; use massage therapy to change yours in a positive way!

MYSSI BARTLEY 

LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #5582 

Myssi has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2000. She attended the Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy in Lubbock, Texas where she practiced for five years post graduation.  She relocated to North Carolina and attended Natural Touch School of Massage Therapy in Greensboro, NC.  She worked in private practice in Asheboro, NC for eleven years.  Her skills cover a range of massage modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, and Facial massage and is experienced with paraffin wax and body scrubs and wraps.  She enjoys educating her clients about the benefits of massage and how it enriches their daily lives both physically and mentally.

RACHEL WALTON

LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #18122

Rachel, a graduate from Liberty University, is a former teacher and EMT.  Through these endeavors she recognized how people could benefit from therapeutic massage and began to pursue a new career path where she could bring healing to the general population as well as her family and friends.  She graduated from the College of Wilmington in 2019 and was excited to begin practicing in the massage therapy field right away and is excited to have found a home at Sacred Willow Spa.  Rachel is trained in Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, and lymphatic drainage. Her passion is to release tension by initiating the relaxation response, helping people to enjoy life to the fullest.

RYAN La BELLA

LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #18061

In 2018 Ryan graduated from the New York College of Health Professions.  Desiring a more relaxed pace of life, he recently moved south to the Carolinas to escape the hustle and bustle of New York. Ryan believes in the therapeutic and holistic approach of healing through massage therapy, Reiki, yoga and other alternative health modalities.  In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, he is also a yoga instructor and 1st degree Reiki practitioner.  Ryan seeks balance in his life and is passionate about helping others find it in their own.

Nicole Raitano

LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #16583

Nicole fell in love with yoga in 1994 and then became a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, propelling her to complete the 760-hour Yoga Teacher/Therapist Training at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) in Tempe, Arizona in 2012.  It was during a Thai massage class that she realized her gift of bodywork and returned to SWIHA and enrolled in the 750-hour Professional Massage Therapy program from which she graduated in 2015. Nicole offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphatic Massage. She considers herself deeply spiritual and a lifelong learner, holding certificates in Aromatherapy, Archangel Activation, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Oncology Massage and a Bachelor of Science in Management.  Nicole is empathic and intuitive, using her divine connection with spiritual beings to guide her during bodywork session.  She incorporates her training in Reiki, myofascial energetic massage, shiatsu, and Thai to encourage clients’ bodies to let go of tension and holding patterns, creating optimum relaxation and rejuvenation.

Taylor Higgins

LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #18862

Taylor is a South Carolina native who has worked in a salon environment for the last ten years.  She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2015 where she studied graphic design.  For the next four years, she spent much time self-reflecting and ultimately recognized her gift of touch through years of serving the Calabash community with her “well Known shampoos” in the salon business. In 2019 she took a leap of faith and began training in Massage Therapy at Brunswick Community College.  She recently became a licensed massage therapist in March 2020and is excited to share her passion and God given talents with clients. As people cope with the daily demands of life, Taylor is devoted to creating a relaxing and rejuvenating experience to release stress and/or pain.  She is currently enrolled at Brunswick Community College for Esthetics training and is eager to add to her education, conveniently meeting clients’ massage and skincare needs in one session.  Taylor is looking forward to continuing to serve the Calabash community at Sacred Willow Spa and bringing therapeutic healing through her touch.