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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Tammy: Massage Therapist

Tammy has over 15 years of experience in the fields of massage therapy and esthetics both as a therapist and instructor.

Her passion is to be a catalyst in your journey of well being. A lot of her drive and passion comes from her personal health, as well as observing friends, family, other people, and animals.  Her mission is to help individuals empower themselves to become balanced spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, nutritionally, and to learn to laugh every single day as it is the best medicine.

Tammy began her massage and esthetics education and career in the early years of 2000.  She holds active licenses as a Certified Massage Therapist licensed with the Va Board of Nursing and the California Massage Board. She holds active Master Esthetician licenses with the Va Board of Cosmetology and with California Board of Cosmetology. These licenses also include her Instructor Licensing. She has completed courses as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Health Coach, Board Certified Holistic Alternative Psychology Practitioner, Personal Training & Yoga, and Aromatherapist. She completed her Reiki Mastership in 2007 and has been doing other intuitive and energy work with people and animals since she was a small child.

In her free time, she is very active, playing a variety of sports such as inline hockey, ice hockey, soccer, and martial arts.  She loves to cook and uncook (preparing raw food). She enjoys working with and taking care of animals. She finds joy in everything she does daily from washing dishes to teaching classes and working with clients. She feels her life is truly blessed.

She continues to freelance study and attend workshops on a regular basis to further her education in all these fields.

 Biff: Massage Therapist

Biff Collins’ birth name is Elizabeth, but she has always and forever been known by all as Biff.

Biff,  a Licensed Massage therapist since 2010, completed her training in New York and further went on to become a licensed Acupuncturist. After spending a stint of her life in The Big Apple, she once again returned home to Richmond and joined the Glow Team. She brings with her a hybrid of Tradition Eastern and Western techniques. Her unique blend of these techniques began early in her education at The Swedish Institute where she received an Associates in Occupational Studies for Massage Therapy followed by extensive Continuing Education courses in Tui Na, Shiatsu and Prenatal Massage. At the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she received a Bachelors in Health Sciences and a Masters of Acupuncture, her passion for combining holistic techniques that are both relaxing and therapeutic to create a healthy balance for each person as a whole only grew. 

Biff is a DONA (Doulas of North America) certified Birth Doula. She has had the privilege to attend births of all kinds, generally in a hospital setting. She enjoys helping expecting Moms be comfortable and healthy during pregnancy and is particularly passionate about helping Mom’s adjust physically to the changes that occur Pre and Post-Partum.

As a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine she understands the unique, complicated, and ever-changing dynamic within each person to find their best state of well-being. To find the balance of life-style, diet, exercise and rest that is required for true health. Biff enjoys developing a long-lasting relationship with her clients and becoming a distinctive part of their wellness journey.

Ivan: Massage Therapist

Ivan, a graduate from Lotus School of Integrated Professions, has over 9 years experience working in the medical field and has always felt he was put on this earth to truly help others feel their very best. When the time came to choose a school for Massage Therapy, he decided to study with teachers that are not only massage therapists, but also counselors, acupuncturists, chiropractors and nurses to ensure he was developing his techniques to go beyond what was expected of him. Having this form of training helped him understand how to target the concern areas of his clients by incorporating a more “Therapeutic” (medical) massage style.

Ivan has a deep understanding of anatomy and ailments that can be alleviated with manual manipulation of the soft tissue, so he incorporates techniques such as Cupping, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Gua-Sha, and Mechanical Tapotement. By using these different modalities he can coax the layers of tissue to relax so that he can get in deeper and quicker without the pain that is usually associated with deep tissue massage.

Ivan’s clients know that they can come to him for assistance with helping their own bodies heal themselves, and finds that the most popular concern is the pain associated with carpal tunnel, sciatic nerve, and plantar fasciitis. However, he targets a wide range of muscle issues and tends to align his style of approach with that of eastern medicine.

Mercedes: Massage Therapist

A June 2011 graduate of Career Training Solutions in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Mercedes Williams is a licensed massaged therapist who specializes in deep pressure, Swedish, and sports massage. Mainly focusing on the therapeutic aspects of massage by combining stretching, acupressure, and other connective tissue manipulations.  She is very passionate about the wellbeing, health, and balance of one’s 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, etc.  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.

Cory | Glow Med Spa Massage TherapistCory: Massage Therapist

A graduate from The Healing Arts Center in May 2009, 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.  Cory 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.  Cory 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,  Pujols 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 because it helps to speed up the recovery process of injuries, improves range of motion, helps prevent injuries, along with psychological benefits as well.

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