Massage Therapy at the Center for Well Being

KNOWLEDGE ♦ EXPERIENCE ♦ COMPASSIONATE CARE

Our Licensed Massage Therapists

 

 

 

 

Co-owner of the Center for Well-Being, Kate Marshall-Chase, LMT, has been a massage therapist since 1983. She brings over 30 years of yoga training, natural foods cooking and an athletic lifestyle to her bodywork sessions.  Kate strives to assist her clients in achieving balance in their lives.  Massage therapy may include a combination of deep connective tissue therapy, shiatsu and sports massage techniques designed to eliminate stress, pain and discomfort while adding a sense of relief and connectedness.  Cooking, reading, cycling, swimming, yoga, family and friends bring joy to Kate’s life.

 

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Doris Rogalla, BA, LMT, has been practicing massage since 1995. She tailors each session to meet her clients’ needs, interweaving Deep Tissue and Swedish massage with Reflexology and Lymph Drainage Therapy. One of the greatest rewards of her job is witnessing her clients’ overall improvement. Recently she completed her CranioSacral Therapy II training through The Upledger Institute. Doris considers energy-work a lifelong pursuit.

Doris’ recipe for her own health includes spending a lot of time in nature, sauna, weight-lifting, hiking with her German Shepherd dog, plus plenty of sleep and solitude. She loves music, movies, and taking photos of water.  

IMG_0940_edited-1Katie Bechtel, LMT, has been in practice for over 15 years.  She graduated from Penn State in 1995 with a BS in Exercise and Sport Science and in 1997 from the Colorado Springs Academy of Therapeutic Massage. Katie offers gentle and relaxing Swedish massage, along with Reflexology, Healing Touch, Reiki, and Hot Stone Massage. She specializes in Pregnancy Massage and teaches Infant Massage. Katie dedicates her talents by helping in the hospital, hospice, and home care settings.  She loves living in Happy Valley with her husband and 3 young sons.  Katie enjoys camping, hiking, traveling and being a yoga teacher.

IMG_1172Kerri Zelman, LMT, has been in practice since 2007.  Kerri’s down-to-earth approach to bodywork combines energetic and physical techniques, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, Thai massage & breath work.

As a certified yoga teacher, she incorporates her knowledge of movement and postural patterns to support clients in cultivating greater awareness, relaxation and freedom in body, mind and spirit.

Kerri is also passionate about working with women on the journey through pregnancy. In addition to being a mother of two beautiful daughters, her background as a doula and childbirth educator informs her work supporting women with prenatal massage and yoga.

MeganCenter Massage Therapy is happy to welcome a new massage therapist to our team!

Megan Moore, LMT, will be integrating her extensive background in dance, kinesiology and anatomy with certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Yoga, Reiki and doTERRA  AromaTouch Technique with her training at the Integrative School of Massage. Additionally Megan is completing her certification in Herbology and apprenticing in energetic Shamanic Healing. Her diverse training methods all inform the massage she is able to offer her clients.

Megan believes in the healing power of touch and regularly uses essential oils in her sessions. In addition to her massage therapy sessions Megan will be conducting free classes in the use of doTERRA life enhancing essential oils. 

 

Types of Massage We Offer

 

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

A very light touch is used to detect and address imbalances in the cranio-sacral rhythm, which may be the cause of sensory, motor or intellectual dysfunction.

Deep Connective Tissue

Deep Connective Tissue Therapy is most beneficial for chronic pain and/or injury management. Use of deep pressure to break down knots, adhesions and spasms in the muscles is emphasized.

Foot Reflexology

Foot Reflexology uses firm stationary pressure addressing the whole body through reflexes and acupressure points on the feet, combined with a deep foot massage.

 

Hot Stone

Hot Stone Massage is a warm and comforting experience in which the energy flow is balanced and tight muscles are released. This technique connects you with nature through sacred energy of hand-picked river stones. Heated stones of varying sizes are placed on key points of the body to assist in balancing the energy flow, and the heat of the stones allows for easier manipulation of the muscles

Lymph Drainage

Lymph Drainage is a gentle technique to move stagnant lymph and to stimulate your immune system (for general detoxification, sinusitis, headaches and to prevent edema).

Neuromuscular

Neuromuscular Therapy balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. It restores postural alignment, proper use of muscles and flexibility by using neurological principles to find and treat the cause of the pain.

 

Pre-Natal

Pre-Natal massage focuses on the special needs of a pregnant woman. It is especially helpful in relieving the physical stress of a growing baby and aiding in promoting relaxation essential to birth preparation.

Reiki Energywork

The ancient art of touch therapy derived from Tibetan Buddhism. Reiki provides the means to recharge and rebalance the energy field to promote the body’s own healing power.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is based on the acupuncture system of Oriental Medicine. Stationary pressure is applied at points on the body’s surface to harmonize the flow of vital energy that strengthens the body’s innate healing power.

 

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is not just for athletes – it is for anybody who has regular physical activity. It will enhance athletic performance, improve recovery time, and decrease incidence of injury. Sports Massage can be incorporated into a regular regime of sports fitness or it can be done occasionally, before or after an especially strenuous activity.

Swedish

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing type of therapy that includes long gliding strokes, kneading muscles, friction and compression of muscle tissue.

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage (also called Thai Yoga Therapy) is performed on a soft mat with the recipient clothed. Deep palming relaxes, thumb pressure opens energetic systems, breath therapy opens and releases organs, stretching helps realign the structure. This fluid and graceful therapy leaves one in a peaceful, rejuvenated state.

Examples of Our Work

Center Massage is happy to welcome a new massage therapist, Megan Moore, LMT to our team! Learn More