As a massage therapist and reiki master, Beverly Bates needed a place where she could practice both of her therapeutic pursuits in earnest. So she opened Holistic Butterfly Studio, where today she draws upon all of her skills to ease discomfort and promote balance.
Beverley's integrated holistic massages incorporate a variety of techniques depending on her client's needs; in just one session, she can help lower stress levels, alleviate chronic back pain, or soothe strained muscles. Her other services include energy-balancing reiki sessions and far-infrared sauna treatments that purge the body of toxins and ghostly spirits.
The Center for Therapeutic Massage specializes in an integrative approach that blends together relaxation-focused styles such as Swedish massage with deeper, therapeutic techniques that may be necessary following an injury or a day spent helping the town iron smith move. In addition, John Lawless, a graduate of the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy in Denver, performs soothing hot-stone massages.
Julie Huldin, master massage therapist, helms Stillpoint Connections, where she calls upon more than 1,200 hours of education and premed training to offer custom massages. Blending techniques, including Chi Gong and LaStone Therapy, learned from high-end spas and training in Thailand, she soothes muscles with Swedish, myofascial, and cranial sacral massage techniques.
Signature Service: Massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Take a warm shower to help relax your muscles so I can get to the problem areas a little easier.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
I do. It goes along with the saying, "Don't judge a book its cover." We do it all the time, whether we notice it or not. My best friend almost wasn't my friend at all because I had decided that because she was so beautiful on the outside, there was no way she was beautiful on the inside. As it turns out, she is one of the most caring and loving people I know. There are all kinds of people out there. If we don't take the time to know them, then we have failed not only ourselves, but our future generations.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
It's the fact that some people don't wash their faces or they use regular body soap to do it. Being a massage therapist, I take care of the body and soul. Being a Mary Kay consultant, I take care of skin. The skin on your face is more delicate and has a different reaction to what you use on your body. You need something that is formulated for your face to take care of any problems that you might have.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
When they told me that I made them feel human again. It broke my heart that they had experienced so much pain during their recovery and then after. Their doctors couldn't find a way to relieve their pain, but I did. It made my day to see a big smile on their face.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I love to talk and to get to know new people. So if you come in for a treatment and would like peace and quiet, just let me know before hand. My goal is to help you relieve stress, not to cause more of it.
Koru, the Maori word from which Koru Therapeutic Massage takes its name, describes a spiral shape that signifies rebirth and growth– concepts that certified medical massage therapist Meghan Caterino understands well. After suffering from paralysis-inducing Guillain-Barre syndrome since childhood, she made an almost-full recovery thanks to a combination of physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture. The experience spurred her on a path to help others heal through massage.
Her nimble hands use all-natural products when working to reduce tension and stress during relaxation and therapeutic massage sessions, during which she helps the body recover after injury, inactivity, or napping with a pet boa constrictor. Meghan has special certification in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya abdominal massage, which she claims helped her conceive her second child without conventional fertility treatments. The focused strokes of this therapy aim to shift internal organs back into position–restoring emotional and physical wellbeing, easing digestive issues, and aiding the reproductive system for both men and women.