Types of Massage

We realize that each client has different needs. All of our therapists are certified in NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY, and have furthered their knowledge by learning various techniques and modalities.  Additionally, some of our therapists are certified personal trainers, yoga instructors and come from a medical background.


Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a specialized form of manual therapy that utilizes static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system.

Relaxation Massage or Swedish Massage

Relaxation Massage or Swedish Massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage involves using direct deep pressure of friction applied across the grain of the muscles. This direct pressure works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

 Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.


Sports is also known as athletic massage and is simply massage on someone who is athletically involved in regular activity. Sports massage can be both pre and post event and/or maintenance massage.

Pre/Post natal or Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage is massage therapy performed during pregnancy after the first trimester that can reduce anxiety, address the inevitable discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes and relieve muscle aches and joint pains.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage uses heated basalt stones as tools both by gliding over the skin and being placed on certain areas of the body. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles and increases the blood flow to the area being worked on which further accelerates the healing process.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is the definitive rehabilitative taping method within the international medical community. This latex free athletic tape can help reduce pain, increase endurance, promote circulation and reduce edema.


Reflexology is the practice of massaging or applying pressure to parts of the fee, or sometimes the hands and ears, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health.

Massage Cupping

Massage Cupping is the application of various shaped cups that suction onto your back, drawing out the body’s toxins. The cups are left on and moved around the body. After they’re removed, you may be left with circular marks, called a ‘cup kiss’ in varying shades depending on the amount of toxins in the body.

Senior Massage

 Senior massage is a modality that is geared to older people or someone of advanced age. When it comes to massage, older people need to have a tailored massage that suits their needs. Every massage is different depending on what the client needs from their therapist. Taking into consideration medications and mobility issues.

Benefits from a Senior Massage:  

  • Better sleep
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improved mental outlook
  • Pain management

Overall:     A Senior massage is usually shorter than a regular massage but still has all the benefits from a regular massage. Senior massage will help improve your mood, your movement and your stress levels.

Reiki with Blanca Roza Ortiz

Reiki is a non-invasive, stress-relieving energy healing technique that harnesses the universal
life force within each being to restore and strengthen their natural healing potential. Reiki is a
gentle touch therapy where the practitioner places their hands lightly on, or above, the clothed
recipient’s body.
A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki
treats the whole person often leaving the recipient with a feeling of peace, security, lightness
and even at times a new perspective of traumatic experience. Overall Reiki provides a safe,
complementary healing experience that goes beyond relaxing to hold space for miracles to take
What’s most interesting about Reiki, is that it’s not dependent on belief at all. It will work
whether you believe in it or not! Reiki comes from our Divine Source, and this puts people more
in touch with their own personal experience of this sacred connection.

CranioSacral with Meg Smeaton

CranioSacral is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Rolfing with Meg Smeaton

Rolfing is a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity.  Manipulation of the muscle fascia is believed to yield therapeutic benefits, including that clients stand straighter, gain height and move better through the correction of soft tissue fixations or dystonia.

Ear Candling with Meg Smeaton

Ear Candling is an ancient universal form of therapy used by many cultures around the world to relieve tinnitus (ringing in the ear), swimmers ear, reduce excessive sinus pain and pressure, assist with headaches, and help to unplug ears that can relieve itchiness and symptoms of allergies.

Acupuncture with Leslie Murphy

If you’re looking for a new way to relieve pain, reduce stress and anxiety and improve your health from
the inside out, call Leslie for an appointment. She can be reached directly at 980-349-8947. Leslie offers
acupuncture as well as phototherapy. To learn more about Leslie and her services or to schedule online,
please visit her web site at www.balancedhealthacu.com.

Success Stories


I just had my first laser treatment on my right deltoid/bicep.  INCREDIBLE!  It has hurt for a while but I could hardly move my arm this morning.  I scheduled with Kim for bodywork and she suggested the Diowave Laser and now I am hooked!  Pain is almost gone.  Thank you for this wonder treatment!

Meg S.


After a baseball career of over 20 years and being very athletic during the off season and even after retirement, the hands of time begin to catch up with me.  Wrist pain, knee pain and even low back pain were just a few of my aches and pains I have been experiencing.  Diowave Laser Therapy is just what I needed.  It has helped relieve my pain and allowed me to be active.

Jim P., Hall of Fame Baseball Pitcher

In January of 2017 I was hit by a car as a pedestrian in a cross walk.  I suffered numerous injuries and I am possibly facing a 5th surgery.  Kim was able to provide many different treatment options including Neuromuscular Massage and Laser therapy during my recovery both pre and post-operatively.  She also worked closely with my Doctors and Physical therapist to provide the best care possible.

Randy N.

Cornelius Location


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