Staff Bios

Carole Lilly

“I love that I get to wake up each day and share massage with you. It’s such a gift to slow down and take good care of ourselves.”

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 moving, 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 Dental 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.

Let us know how we can help you today! Carole

Credentials
  • Certified Advanced Instructor for Massage & Bodywork

A COMTA Accredited & N.C. Board Approved School

Completed 600-Hour Massage & Bodywork Therapy
Certification Program

  • Graduate of Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
Concentration in Operations Management
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
Continuing Education
  • Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release, 2017
  • Orthopedic Massage for Upper Body with Whitney Lowe, 2017
  • Basics of Research Literacy, 2017
  • Professional Ethics:  Roles & Boundaries, 2016
  • Adult CPR/AED with the American Red Cross, 2015
  • Professional Ethics:  Roles & Boundaries, 2015
  • Esalen Massage – Advanced Esalen Massage Retreat with Robin Fann-Costanzo, 2014
  • Esalen Massage – Certification Program with Robin Fann-Costanzo, 2013
  • Professional Ethics:  Roles & Boundaries, 2013
  • Center for Massage Instructor Training with Robin Fann-Costanzo, 2013
  • Healing from the Core:  Trauma Recovery to Ecstasy: Healing the Nervous System with Suzanne Scurlock Durana, 2012
  • Instructor Training in Developing a Repertoire of Effective Class Activities, 2012
  • Oncology Massage, 2011
  • Anatomy Trains:  Clinical Applications of Myofascial Meridians with Tom Myers, 2011
  • Thai Yoga Massage with Sunny Klaber, 2011
  • Professional Ethics:  Roles & Boundaries, 2011
  • Building Community in the Classroom & Expanding as an Instructor, 2011
  • Understanding Personality Disorders, 2011
  • Massage in Cancer Care with Tracy Walton, 2011
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Training, 2010
  • Compassionate Communication for Instructors, 2010
  • Certificate of Teacher Training, 2009
  • Esalen Massage – Intermediate & Advanced with Robin Fann-Costanzo, 2009 & 2010
  • Esalen Massage – Introductory Workshop at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California with Robin Fann-Costanzo, 2009
  • Sports Massage, 2008
  • Professional Ethics:  Roles & Boundaries, 2008
  • Deep Tissue Neuromuscular Therapy, 2008
  • Hot Stone Massage, 2008
  • Reiki 1, 2008

Steve McLaughlin

“Your health and wellness is without doubt the most important investment you will ever make. Whether massage is a means of stress management or pain management, I believe massage and bodywork can make a difference.”

My life’s journey has lead 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 Advanced 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!  Steve

Credentials
  • Graduate of Somerset School of Massage Therpay, Somerset NJ

Completed 650-Hour Massage & Bodywork Therapy
Certification Program

  • Psychology Major at University of New Hampshire
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
Continuing Education
  • Adult CPR with the American Red Cross, 2018
  • Stretching on the Table, 2016
  • CranioSacral Therapy, 2014
  • CranioSacral Therapy, 2013
  • CranioSacral Therapy, 2012
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage, 2008
  • Awakening the Spine 2, 2006
  • Awakening the Spine 1, 2004
  • Hot Stone Massage, 2002
  • Reiki Level 3, 1998
  • Reiki Level 2, 1997
  • Reiki Level 1, 1996
  • Reiki, 1995
  • Neuromuscular Therapy Level 3 with Judith Delany, 1993
  • Neuromuscular Therapy Level 2 with Judith Delany, 1993
  • Neuromuscular Therapy Level 1 with Judith Delany, 1993
  • Certificate of Teacher Training, 2000

Karen O’Donnell

“Through this work I have found both my purpose and passion.”

Being a mother to 5 children has been the chief focus and most enriching experience in my life. Through the raising of these children, I have learned exactly how important it is to give and receive nurturing touch.

As childhood gave way to adolescence and adulthood in my children, I looked for a calling with as much depth and discovery. This journey led me to massage.

After earning my NC massage license, I explored advanced coursework with Tina Allen – a leader in the field of children’s massage therapy.   I received my Pediatric Massage Certification and Infant Massage Teacher Certification.

Currently, I enjoy teaching massage to caregivers and providing sessions for my adult and pediatric clients.  Some of my favorite types of massage include Pediatric Massage and Therapeutic Massage.

I can’t wait to share what I have learned and feel so passionately about with all of you!  Karen

Credentials
  • Certified Pediatric Massage Practitioner
  • Certified Infant Massage Teacher

A COMTA Accredited & N.C. Board Approved School

Completed 600-Hour Massage & Bodywork Therapy
Certification Program

  • Fully Licensed and Insured
Continuing Education
  • Body Balancing, Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Warm Bamboo Massage
  • Pediatric Massage Certification Program with Liddle Kidz by Tina Allen
  • Infant Massage Teacher Certification Program with Liddle Kidz by Tina Allen
  • Mother’s Massage, A Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Massage

Morgan Whitehurst

Nursing Major, Western Carolina University

Morgan is a Senior at WCU studying Nursing and Leadership. Some of her favorite hobbies are hiking, painting, hanging out with friends, and reading a good book. Her biggest dream is to attend grad school at Duke University and obtain her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia!

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