Marcy Bowman, LMT
I have been a licensed massage therapist in the state of Ohio since 2005. My first certification was in Sports massage. Then massage for TMJD clients. I love neck & jaw work and so many people are deserving of it! It was great but I wanted to learn “How to fix” more people, not just athletes, or people with jaw issues. So, I took a Myofascial Release seminar with John Barnes (a guru in our field!). I have traveled from Miami to Sedona and many places in between to study under him. I learned a ton and have loved what I have taken from his courses, helping many along the way.
I had always wanted to do something different, as many therapists do Myofascial Release but I also wanted to prolong my career. When I saw the information on Ashiatsu, I knew it was what was next for me! This was a TOTAL game changer for my career. Doing barefoot massage is my newest passion. I can do Myofascial Release WITH my feet, apply more and much requested/needed pressure. Not only is it way more fun, a great change of pace but it is prolonging my career like I never imagined! Now you know my Massage Therapy journey 🙂
In my spare time, I like to stay active! Running is my true love. I have a handful of half marathons under my belt and a plethora of 5k’s too. My dog Chase is one of my favorite running partners! I love it but I also love change, and my body needed one, so I started lifting more weights. My fiancé is a personal trainer and has competed in the Body Building arena so I am never short a workout partner or motivation! I push him to run more and he pushes me to lift more…it’s a win/win! We also love to scuba dive! We are pretty new to the sport and don’t have a ton of dives under our belt but love life under water and to travel.The upcoming year has plenty of diving in it! I love to laugh and try to find humor in any situation. Many times you will hear laughter coming from my treatment room! (Hey, it’s better than crying!!!) I try not to take life too seriously.
To any new clients, I look forward to meeting you, to my current clients, thank you and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Monica Arellano, LMT
Graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in 2009 where I studied Sports massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy , among other facets of massage. I realized I wanted to become a massage therapist when my daughter was just a baby and I learned different methods of massage to help her with digestion to calm her down. It was then I discovered the healing power of touch. While in massage school I quickly learned the whole science behind it and couldn’t wait to learn more.
I waited until my daughter was 7 years old to go to massage school! As a full time single parent mom, “who had the time”?! My daughter is now 15 going on 21 and I have an active 2 year-old who I am always trying to keep up with! As a massage therapist I have more time to do what I love, spend time with my children and family, I’m the oldest of 5, garden and work out. Several years ago I ran my first race, The Soldier Field March, I got HOOKED!!! After that race I injured my lower back to the point I couldn’t even dress myself. I should have listened to myself as I spoke to my clients, train right, proper stretching, hydrate! But it was that injury that made me really see what my clients go through on a regular bases. My passion to help people through massage grew stronger.
I worked four years at a health and wellness center, in those four years I furthered my certification in Neuromuscular therapy, certified in Golf flexibility and Effective Prevention & Treatment for Runners. In June of 2017, I became certified in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and have been “heeling” almost all my clients ever since as I get to incorporate myofascial release into every “Fasci-Ashi’ session. Depending on what my client needs, I like to incorporate a little bit of everything in a session.
Thank you for taking the time to check us out and being a part of this new journey we are taking!
Jody Wingert, LMT
In 2001, Jody received an Associate of Applied Science of Massotherapy with combined certification in Neuromuscular Therapy and Evaluation & Assesment of Soft Tissue from the Ohio College of Massotherapy in Akron. Since then she has received further advanced training in Sports Massage, Pre/Post-natal Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Massage, Myofascial, Geriatric Massage, Reflexology, Hot & Cold Stone Treatments, Hungarian Facial Massage, Aromatherapy, Herbal Thai Poultice, and Bamboo Fusion. Her work throughout Northwest Ohio has included providing sports massage for the former Toledo Storm Hockey, development of massage protocol and massage education at local salon and day spas, providing outcall corporate and event chair massage, and offering outcall massage for area assisted living and rehabilitative facilities. In 2013, Jody enhanced her practice of massage therapy for mental health and stress management through her education at Lourdes University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Currently, Jody draws upon her fifteen years experience and education to provide an integrative approach to outcome based therapeutic massage. Whether the massage session’s goals are pain relief, wellness planning, or stress management, every integrative massage session is customized based on in depth consultation and subsequent sessions are fine tuned with continued treatment assessment based on client feedback, therapist evaluation, and results. Depending on individual preferences and therapeutic needs, each integrative massage blends Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, light stretching, lymphatic stimulation, and aromatherapy with smooth warm bamboo while utilizing hot towels and client’s choice of organic massage product. Sessions may be adjusted as needed for pre/post-natal services.