In 2004, Rhonda Larkins underwent a lumbar laminectomy to fix a herniated disc, an injury she obtained while working as a package handler. Even after the surgery, she was left with pain and a lingering numbness in her left leg. Though physical therapy helped, she noticed that she felt particularly good after getting a massage. This observation led her to study Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy—a type of massage in which the practitioner uses bare feet to deliver flowing, effleurage strokes—under the practice’s founder, Ruthie Piper Hardee. Rhonda is currently on the mastery level of this modality.
At Prolong Symmetry, Rhonda and her team of licensed massage therapists specialize in more than 10 types of massage. Services range from more traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages to Hawaiian lomi-lomi, an ancient healing practice during which therapists stimulate the body’s pressure points with their thumbs, elbows, and thoughts on early Dada filmmaking.
“Rhonda was great! Would reccomend! ”
“Great service and amazing massage... Highly recommended.”
“The business is located inside an office shopping plaza which was a little odd at first, but the massage rooms were relaxing and appropriately decorated. Chelsea...”
“The business is located inside an office shopping plaza which was a little odd at first, but the massage rooms were relaxing and appropriately decorated. Chelsea gave a great massage!”
Inbetween Bread Co. and Barber shop
42 Four Seasons Shopping Center
East Offices Suite 109
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017