AromaTherapy is a good addition to any massage where the client needs a specific mental vacation. We offer 4 different essential oils for our clients to choose from, and the process is simple. Select one of the four oils, and we will add them to your massage lotion. Your therapist will allow you to inhale the scent through three deep breaths, before beginning the massage with the lotion.

~Aches & Pains~

“Promotes circulation, helps aid tissue recovery and decreases pain. Specifically designed to promote circulation, this warming blend of AromaTherapy includes clove, sweet birch, rosemary and cypress helps aid tissue recovery after physical exertion. Additionally, the unique combination of aromatics are traditionally used to decrease pain in muscles and joints. “ 

~Anxiety Release~

:Eases nervousness, irritability and apprehension. This relaxing blend promotes a sense of inner peace and harmony while easing nervousness, irritability, and apprehension. Known for their calming properties, lavender, chamomile and vetiver are combined with uplifting aromas of citrus and clary sage. The result of this AromaTherapy technique? Pure tranquility.”

~Lavender Gardens~

: “Reduces inflammation, calms the mind and promotes restful sleep. A foundation of patchouli, grapefruit and sweet orange help highlight two unique lavender oils. First, English true lavender is used to both reduce pain and inflammation, and act as a mild antidepressant and calming agent. Next, lavender helps support the respiratory system, aid in natural detoxification and promote restful sleep.”

~Mint & Rosemary~

: “Enlivens the body and mind by increasing circulation. Lively and fun, this AromaTherapy combination of mint oils spun with rosemary enlivens the mind and body. Peppermint is high in natural menthol, which aids in pain relief and cools the body while increasing circulation. Research shows that it also stimulates the area of the brain that releases noradrenalin, causing people in one study to perform tasks more effectively that required sustained attention.”



Carpe Diem!

Nothing goes further in the universe than energy. I received this email last month that I thought was worth the share. It is from Health Beat provided by Harvard Medical School (subscribe here: It is a great read with 3 simple tips to embrace the positive.

1. Express Gratitude. Being grateful, and expressing that gratitude allows an individual to connect with the goodness of the outside world. To find a lost hope in other people, nature, or a higher power. The suggestion is to set aside a preplanned amount of time each and every day to think about five things that we are thankful for. Keep a journal of the things you think of, and when you feel low, or are starting to feel anything less than your highest standard of happiness, pull it out and read it! A constant reminder of how awesome life is!

2. Leverage your strengths: “To reap the benefits of your strengths, you first need to know what they are.” A lot of our personal strengths go unnoticed by our own minds eye due to the natural ease of that action. However, certain strengths such as gratitude, hope, vitality, curiosity, and love are all linked to happiness! 

3. Savor the “good.”  this simply means: notice the everyday pleasures. Take a minute while you are at the stoplight and look at the clouds, appreciate the beauty of nature. Take a walk in the evening while the sun is setting and soak in the last of the day’s rays. If you decide to walk your dog on a local trail, don’t focus on what you need to get at the grocery store, instead turn your attention to your dog, throw a stick for them, let them bark at all the squirrels they want. Take your son to a baseball game and don’t get mad when he inevitably spills mustard on his white shirt. Savor the smiles, and save the memories.

{Health Beat; Harvard Medical School Feb 2013}

More Reasons to Eat Fruit!

WOO! What a great post by our friends in FL!

Massage Envy Spa Central Florida

backgroundNot only is fruit a yummy snack, it also has numerous health benefits to keep your body healthy!

Cherries are great for calming your nervous system, while grapes help relax your blood vessels. Preaches are filled with potassium, fluoride, and iron which are all essential nutrients your body needs. Apples can help your body fight against infections, and oranges contain lots of vitamin C, which also help keep away sickness. Watermelon can help control your heart rate which helps your body perform better. Bananas are a great energy source and are way healthier than coffee when you need that extra boost. If you suffer from arthritis pineapples contain many nutrients which are known to help fight against it. Strawberries are good for fighting cancer and aging. Along with this, mangoes are known to help prevent several kinds of cancer.

Mix them up in a fruit salad, or try a cool and refreshing…

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Victoria Stewart, CMT

Credentials: Certified Massage Therapist, licensed through the Nursing Board of Virginia. She attended the Advanced Fuller School of Massage Therapy.

Victoria is another therapist who is suggested to clients often, but is one of our most requested therapists.

It was not a surprise that when she was asked “Why did you become a massage therapist?” that she responsed: “I want to make a difference in peoples lives.”

Victoria adores her family, loves to spend time going to concerts, and the beach; and is also a former cheerleading coach! (GO WARRIORS!)

Her specialties include: Lymphatic, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Fibromyalgia, Reflexology, Acupressure, and Aromatherapy – and most recently: Sugar Foot Scrub!!

Tre’Cee Rowe, CMT

Credentials: Certified Massage Therapist, licensed through the Board of Nursing. Attended the Virginia School of Technology.

Tre’Cee is always a joy to see walking in the door.

She became a massage therapist because she likes to see instant results, and she loves that you can see instant results from massage therapy.

Her hobbies include: Zumba (shes obsessed), Singing, Bowling, and Dancing.

Her specialties are: Sports Massage, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal.

Terri Smith, CMT

Credentials: Certified Massage Therapist, licensed through the Nursing Board of Virginia. Attended the Virginia School of Technology.

Being one of our most passionate therapists it is never a surprise when a patient of any local physical therapy office comes in and requests to only be with Terri.

She became a massage therapist because she wanted other people to experience relaxation on a deeper level, as her years of yoga instruction has allowed her to experience.

Her hobbies include Horseback riding (another great passion), Equissage (also super cool), Scrapbooking, and crocheting.

Her specialties include Thaiyoga/Ashi Thai, Ashiatsu, Shiatsu, and Integrated Manual Therapy.

Sky Arnette, CMT

Credentials: Certified Massage Therapist, licensed through the Nursing Board of Virginia. Attended the American Spirit Institute.

Sky is one of our most requested therapists, ever. She naturally became a massage therapist after realizing at a young age that she had a gift to help heal.

Her hobbies include Tennis, Movies, Home Decorating, and spending time with Friends.

Her specialties include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Sports/Stretching.

Nicole Olivarez-Gallaher, CMT

Credentials: Certified Massage Therapist, licensed by the Nursing Board of Virginia. Attended Medical Careers Institute.

Nicole answered the question “Why did you become a massage therapist?” with this fantastic response:

” I fell in love with helping people. It is with this great love of helping that I find my motivation to bring well-being and peace.”

Her hobbies include: Reading, Crocheting (and she is really good!), Dancing & Singing.

Her specialties include: Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Reflexology.

Mike Coles, CMT

Credentials: Certified Massage Therapist, licensed by the Nursing Board of Virginia. Attended Medical Careers Institute.

Mike is always full of life, and always ready to share a smile and a helping hand. He became a massage therapist to help and maintain the health and wellbeing of each and every individual in need. He wants to brighten and encourage everyone he meets.

His hobbies include working out and fitness consciousness, biking and spending time outdoors.

While being our go to guy for Sports, his other specialties include Deep Tissue, Relaxation, and most recently – Hot Stone!

Michelle Hall, CMT

Credentials: Certified Massage Therapist licensed through the Nursing Board of Virginia. Attended Virginia School of Technology.

She became a massage therapist because she enjoys the work for its healing abilities and she loves to help her clients feel better.

Her specialties include Swedish, Chronic Pain Relief, Injury/Sprain, Deep Tissue, Fibromyalgia, and Geriatrics; Michelle is one of our best Deep Tissue therapists 🙂