Massage Therapists

Our Massage Therapists work magic on your mind, body and soul. They know how to ease your aches and pains with hundreds of techniques and have a loyal following to prove it. With over 30 years of combined clinical massage therapy experience, there’s no better massage anywhere in Richmond. Book your appointment today!

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Cory: Massage TherapistCory | Massage Therapist | Glow Med Spa

He is extremely compassionate for others and loves to help where he is able.  He is not a healer, more of a conduit for the body to remember how to better itself.  He is a firm believer in the idea that the body is born with, and always has what it needs to survive and heal itself. His main goal is to see the idea of pills and surgery to “fix” problems with the body leave the minds of those in need.  He would much rather love to see people educated and informed on the benefits of massage and bodywork!  “Disease and pain are ways that our bodies tell us that we are out of balance…massage helps Prevent this! Harmonize Your Life Today!”

While working on St. Louis Cardinal baseball player Albert Pujols he said, “My only regret is not getting massage regularly earlier on in my life.”  Sports massage on a monthly basis is so important for athletes or anyone because it helps to speed up the recovery process of injuries, improves range of motion, helps prevent injuries, along with psychological benefits as well.

Cory has trained under some of the most knowledgeable and compassionate instructors in their field. He is trained in Swedish, Myofascial, Deep tissue, Accupressure, Stretching, Hot Stone, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Prenatal, Chair Massage, Reiki and Pranic Healing. Cory grew up in St. Louis, MO and attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL where he graduated with a BA in Graphic Design.  He worked in the field for a short period of time when he realized it wasn’t his life dream.  He wanted to interact with people on a daily basis and has found his life passion as a massage therapist.

NaKisha | Massage Therapist | Glow Med Spa

NaKisha: Massage Therapist

A Summa Cum Laude 2010 graduate of MedSpa Careers Institute with an Associates Degree in Applied Science, Massage Therapy, NaKisha is also nationally certified and licensed through the Virginia Board of Nursing. She believes that touch is more than just a skin to skin interaction —  it’s a healing factor and a basic human need. Certain that bringing healing touch to others is her life’s purpose, NaKisha finds complete gratitude in being part of her clients healing and well being.

She specialized in bodywork techniques including: Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Infant & Prenatal, Hot & Cold Stone, Reflexology, Sports, Trigger Point Therapy Body treatments and Aromatherapy.

NaKisha is continually looking to further her bodywork practice and is extending her education into other areas of bodywork and modalities, such as Reiki with Angels and Acupressure. She looks forward to incorporating a volunteer and work practice that gives her access to help patients of muscular dystrophy.

Nikki | Massage Therapist | Glow Med SpaNikki: Massage Therapist

Nikki, A graduate of Virginia Career Institute, started her career in the spa and wellness field back in 2006.

Her interest in holistic medicine and desire to help people started at a young age, and her decision to study the healing power of touch and become a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, came easily.

Over the years, Nikki has helped people relieve the pain of injuries, stress, car accidents, and body discomfort due to sports as well as insomnia, circulation problems and fatigue by using her knowledge of Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Hot Stone Massage.

Nikki has a great awareness and deep respect for the human body and its ability to heal.  She brings a gentle demeanor and heart centered approach to her profession along with being very passionate about her work, which comes through in every massage she does.

(Photo coming) Christopher: Massage Therapist

Christopher is a a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, educated at The Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville.  He specialize in Reflexology, Prenatal, Deep Tissue and Medical Massage.

Experienced in delivering the perfect pressure to alleviate tight and sore muscles and tendons, Christopher’s love of massage began at a very young age when he’d give foot massages to his mom.  He’s excited to work with Glow Med Spa where he hopes to help the people of Richmond have a better understanding of how everyday stress can build up in their bodies and be released through massage to aid in having a better quality of life.

(Photo coming) Mercedes: Massage Therapist

A 2011 graduate of Career Training Solutions, Fredericksburg Virginia, Mercedes is a licensed massaged therapist who specializes in Deep Pressure, Swedish, and Sports Massage. She mainly focusing on the therapeutic aspects of massage by combining stretching, acupressure, and other connective tissue manipulations.  Mercedes is very passionate about the wellbeing, health, and balance of one’s whole person.

During the time of being a therapist, she has helped those who have been in car accidents, chronic pain from injury, chronic migraines, degenerative disk disorder, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and many other life debilitating ailments.  Although very therapeutic, she can also provide a wonderful relaxing massage that can be used as an escape from everyday stress. Positivity and happiness is the key of a stress free balance that is willing to be spread.

Courtney | Massage Therapist | Glow Med Spa Courtney: Massage Therapist

Courtney has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for almost 5 years and can honestly say that she has found her calling.  She met her husband in massage school, and the two of them are raising their two beautiful girls in a home that values a holistic approach to health and wellness (and lots of fun).

Courtney is passionate about helping people live the lives that they deserve to live, whether this means aiding in managing someone’s pain level, or rejuvenating them through relaxation and human contact.  It never ceases to amaze her how much incorporating massage into a wellness routine can change a person, body, mind, and spirit. She truly believes that massage is beneficial for everyone, from athletes trying to get their sore muscles back in working order, to parents looking for a quiet and much deserved moment of relaxation, to office workers looking for some relief from their neck pain, to people suffering with chronic headaches.

(Photo coming) Agi: Massage Therapist

Agi is a nationally certified and state licensed massage therapist since 2003. She is a certified Lomi and Verdic Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner. She has additional training in Polarity Therapy, Healing Touch, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic Massage, Reiki, and 24 hours of study in common joint injuries.

Agi strives to make each massage a facilitator in your physical wellness, mental clarity, and spiritual growth. She will bring comfort, compassion and a feeling of time-out to your massage session through a variety of techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hot Stone, and Sports Massage. She also performs prenatal and infant massage. You will receive an all encompassing therapeutic bodywork and she is looking forward to working with you.

Ron | Massage Therapist | Glow Med SpaRon: Massage Therapist 

Ron, a nationally certified and state licensed massage therapist, has always had an interest in body mechanics and physical health. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Ron’s journey to receive a higher education led him to American College of Sports Medicine, where he received his certification as a Personal Trainer and Physiologist Expert. He later attended VCU where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science.

As a certified personal trainer and exercise physiologist, Ron saw a lot of musculoskeletal injuries that he believed were preventable with proper body maintenance. He decided to not only get nationally certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, but also to go back to school and become a Massage Therapist. With this new knowledge under his belt he could work one-on-one with patients and help relieve the physical pain from past injuries and incorrect body mechanics, as well as help alleviate stress which can equally take its toll and greatly impact the health of the mind and the entire body.

Ron specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger point, Hot Stone and Sports Massage and truly enjoys getting to know each client prior to their session so he can customize his massages to fit their needs.

(Photo coming) Mary: Massage Therapist 

Mary, a graduate of the Spa Tech Institute in New England, realized at a young age that she had a passion for hands-on-healing. Even before massage became a clear career path for her, Mary found herself independently researching and practicing elements of the profession on friends and family. As a young woman, she was fascinated and deeply connected with various forms of Energy Work, which later she would integrate into her massage treatments to deliver a more healing and cleansing massage for her patients. It is through her Energy Work that Mary has been recognized to have the innate ability to hone in on the areas of imbalance and tension, allowing her to work on her patients overall wellbeing of mind, body and spirit.

After graduating at Spa Tech, she decided to develop her skills beyond the traditional techniques and become certified in Reiki, Pranic Healing, and Polarity Therapy. So while Mary does specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Acupressure, Hot Stone, Sports Massage and Prenatal, she can also add in these elements to customize the service to her patients needs.

(Photo coming) Ildikó: Massage Therapist 

Ildikó, nationally certified since 2007, made the decision to pursue her Massage License after working as a Yoga Instructor with clients for years at her private studio in Pennsylvania. Inspired by her love of body mechanics, movement, and desire to learn more on how to help the human body perform at its highest level, she enrolled in Lancaster’s School of Massage. In addition to traditional styles of massage methods, Ildikó also offers specialized healing techniques by way of trigger point therapy, myofascial, cranial sacral and her specialty: Ashiatsu, also known as “deep feet” therapy.

Another passion which she has dedicated her life to learning more about, so as to create this experience during her sessions is a process called “Awakening to Presence.” This is a integrated approach to release stressful beliefs, thoughts, emotional, and physical trauma from the body. Ildikó is in her fifth year of ATP’s extensive six year training program and has been able to bring this benefit to all her clients during their sessions with her.

Since choosing massage therapy as her future, she has traveled the nation, combining her clinically based techniques, intuition and technical skills to create an individual experience for each client she meets along the way. Though she tends to be a bit of a snow bird, traveling between states to stay where the weather is manageable, she has now decided to reside in lovely Virginia to be closer to her oldest daughter, a student at the University of Richmond. It is here, with her team at Glow, that Ildikó continually pursues commitment to not just her clients, but to her personal and professional growth as well. She looks forward to having the pleasure of working with you.

 

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