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I became a massage therapist because I love helping people. Even as a young child, I enjoyed massaging my own family members. Through ten years working in busy spas, I have experienced firsthand how much massage therapy can support an individual’s overall health. Being a professional therapist allows me to give each client the personalized service they need from massage. I enjoy helping clients feel better and achieve the healing they are seeking. My own experiences as an athlete, hardworking individual, coupled with my knowledge of the body, helps me to understand and serve each client’s individual needs. I love the outdoors. Swimming, camping, riding horses, and watching comedy movies. Some of my favorite styles of massage include Deep Tissue, Reflexology, and Neuromuscular Therapy.
Annette is a student at Western Carolina University, pursuing a degree in Interior Design, and a minor in Japanese Studies. She loves helping people and sharing information about self-care and wellness. Annette’s favorite hobbies include reading, drawing, cooking, playing video games, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Her future goal is to share her creativity and artistic passion as a designer, specializing in commercial interior design.
Catherine joins our team as a part-time office assistant. She believes in having full body awareness to help one’s mind, body, and soul. Our bodies can do so much for us, why not treat them right? Catherine is very active and enjoys spending her free time outside whenever she can.
Having graduated from Western Carolina University, she grew a bond with these mountains and tries to take advantage of the beautiful scenery around us. However, don’t let her love for her home steer you, she also loves traveling and will try to get away anytime she can. Her #1 goal in life, is to travel to all 7 continents.
She is also a huge animal lover and enjoys spending time with her family of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 turtles, and 1 husband. Welcome to the team, Catherine!
Racheal is a student at Western Carolina University, pursuing a degree in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art. She loves people and finds joy in making people smile.
Racheal is fascinated by bodywork and the incredible things it can do for one’s mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. Racheal hopes to one day use her experiences to make a positive impact on the world. In her free time, Racheal loves to laugh, be crafty, spend time with friends and family, and find new ways to make the world a better place.
My life’s journey has led me down many different roads, but my interest has always been to help others. I have served in the massage field for almost 30 years. During this time, I found that not only have my techniques grown, but I also discovered a skill for explaining what I was doing, and its implications to both clients and students.
After a college football injury, I found massage to be an integral part of my healing process. It eased tightness, helped me relax and got me back to enjoying life. I wanted to bring this work to others, so I enrolled in the Somerset School of Massage Therapy in central New Jersey. It was during this time that I gained a lifelong passion for massage.
This passion led me to teaching a variety of classes at the massage certification level and Continuing Education level. Currently, I enjoy teaching Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) to licensed massage therapists and providing sessions for my clients. Some of my favorite styles of massage include Neuromuscular Therapy and Therapeutic Massage.
Here’s to your health!
In 1996, I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis—a cousin to Rheumatoid. My joints and body began to hurt most of the time, despite shots and medication. I found that if I got up and moved, I felt better. If I got a massage on a regular basis, I felt even better. I wanted to share this enthusiasm for feeling my best with others, so in 2008 I founded Carole Lilly Massage.
I started offering therapeutic massage sessions in a small treatment room all by myself. I began taking as many advanced massage courses as I could, and brought these new techniques back to my sessions where we were seeing great results. This sparked a lifelong passion for education and a “beginner’s mind” curiosity in my approach to massage. Currently, I support clients in areas of relaxation, pain relief and ongoing maintenance. Some of my favorite styles of massage include Esalen Massage, Therapeutic Massage and Myofascial Release. Today, we have grown and expanded into our larger home at the McGuire Health Building with a diverse group of massage therapists and services. Our family of therapists share my passion and devotion to advanced massage training and practice.
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Sarah is a graduate of University of Hawaii with a concentration in Animal Sciences. She has gained experience as a Vet Tech, Office Manager, and Trainer at Honolulu Vet Clinic.
Some of her favorite hobbies are hiking, photography, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her adopted cat, Sprout. Her biggest dream is to study veterinary medicine and open her own vet clinic!