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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.Kathy Leonard is a former teacher who decided to go back to school in 2013 to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.  It was one of the best life decisions she has ever made because she loves working with people and increasing their sense of well being.  She uses a variety of techniques that can alleviate everything from plantar fasciitis to back pain, but always incorporates the elements of a Swedish massage to create a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.  Kathy is skilled in the massage modalities of Swedish, Hot Stone , Pre-Natal, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Bamboo Fusion.

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.

JARA LIGHTY

LICENSED MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST NC #18487

New to the North Carolina coast, Jara is from Pennsylvania where she attended Pennsylvania Myotherapy Institute in 2011, but had to put her education on hold to focus on family. Five years later she was able to once again pursue her chosen career path and enrolled in HACC Harrisburg Campus Massage therapy program, graduating in December 2017. Becoming a licensed massage therapist was an accomplishment that she had been striving for from the time she was 14 years old when she would massage family members to alleviate their aches and pains. Her skilled modalities are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal and Reflexology. Jara is currently enrolled in Brunswick Community College for Esthetics and will graduate in May 2020 at which time she looks forward to caring for her clients’ massage and skincare needs in one seamless treatment session.

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.