About the Licensed Massage Therapists
Who we are and what we can do for you.
Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist AL #4927
Denise graduated from Massage Therapy school in 2008 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Therapeutic Massage. She thoroughly enjoys devoting her time and skill set to those who need it the most, whether you're seeking pain relief or just need to take a moment to Just Breathe. Denise relocated to the area in 2017 with her husband Jeff after his retirement from the Marine Corps and started Just Breathe Massage Therapy the following year!
*She is not currently accepting new clients.*
Licensed Massage Therapist, AL #5257
Hello! My name is Sasha Genung and I graduated from the Madison School of Massage Therapy in 2019. I believe in balancing relaxation with deep therapeutic work to provide a restorative massage. I use Swedish and Deep tissue techniques to soothe pain associated with everyday stress and tension. My goal is to help people on their self-care journey by developing treatment plans that fit individual needs and expectations.
Licensed Massage Therapist, AL #5887
Hello, my name is Charisse and I earned an Associates of Occupational Science in Massage Therapy at Centura College in Virginia in 2016. My objective is to always provide the best experience and wellness for the clients that I see and to continue to learn new techniques and skills that will benefit those who see me. As a previous Massage Therapy instructor, I utilize my strong knowledge of anatomy, therefore specializing in providing a restorative Therapeutic Massage.
Licensed Massage Therapist, AL# 6068
Amber has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for three years. She is proficient in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage. Amber is trained in cupping therapy as well as prenatal and has a passion for helping others on their wellness journey! You'll leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day.
Licensed Massage Therapist, AL #6155
Nick has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for three years now. He specializes in Clinical Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Sports Massage, but can also deliver a restorative and relaxing Swedish Massage. Nick has a true passion for helping those on their wellness journey working with clients who may be suffering with chronic pain by creating a treatment plan to keep you feeling your best!
Office Manager / Owner
Jeff manages the office and assists in scheduling appointments. He retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2016 and relocated to the area with his wife Denise to be near her family. He is here to answer your questions, and assist with scheduling your appointment needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Questions, Answered
If you’ve never visited a professional Massage Therapist before, you’re bound to have lots of questions or concerns. Below, you’ll find a list of several frequently asked questions from our clients.
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a massage table especially designed for your comfort.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
What will the massage feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, massage cream or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The massage cream also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
Do you help treat terminal or chronic illness?
Many clients have reported a reduction in pain with a series of regularly scheduled massages. We will create a custom treatment plan for you based on your individual needs.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the massage therapist asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.