About Us

I am a Pain Removing, Health Improving, Back Repairing, Always Caring, Muscle Kneading, Stress Relieving, Miracle Working Massage Therapist

Karianne Barnes

Kari is a graduate of 2001 Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy’s Basic and Advanced Training.  In addition to her degree she is also an instructor at Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy teaching Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Chair Massage and Pregnancy Massage.  She has additional training in Geriatric Massage, Spa Stone Massage, Cupping, and Myofascial Massage.  Kari is a member of the ABMP.

 

Kari specializes in sports and orthopedic as well as pregnancy massage and aromatherapy.  Kari is passionate about helping clients achieve maximum pain relief, speeding recover from repetitive strain injuries, and increasing the performance of athletes.

 

As an 18 year massage veteran who LOVES her work, she believes that if you love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life. Given the extensive training in sports and orthopedic work, Kari has had the privilege to work with many pro athletes and Olympians looking to increase their performance or heal from an injury. Kari strongly feels that all people deserve exceptional massages that help them find maximum relief and healing, or ultimate relaxation.  She has a thorough working knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology and she truly enjoys helping people. 

            Heather Kopf

 

Heather comes from a 25 year career in diagnostic ultrasound.  She received her massage training at Butler County Community College with proficiency in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Trigger point therapy.  She has pursued the field of massage therapy to enhance the quality of people’s lives through pain and stress relief, and looks to combine different techniques to contour a custom session for each client.  Although a newer therapist, she has long term personal experience on the benefits of massage therapy and how it can improve many issues. Massage therapy has brought with it a way to positively improve people’s well-being. Heather continues to pursue more experience through continuing education. 

Heather has a BA in Medical Imaging and many active interests including running and competitive horseback riding.  After various pursuits over the years, massage therapy has shown itself to be the best way to positively connect and give back.  She looks forward to a long term career in this ever changing field

            Carlos Rivas

Carlos is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. He specializes in trigger point deep tissue therapy while having the gentle touch to deliver a relaxing and soothing Swedish massage. He has extensive training in sports, orthopedic, and neuromuscular massage. He also provides prenatal, hot stone, and aromatherapy massage. He is currently working on certifications for personal training and craniosacral therapy.  

Carlos’ health and wellness journey began over five years ago when he was first introduced to aromatherapy. Having overcome many health and wellness obstacles, Carlos is passionate about facilitating a massage that helps his clients achieve their sports, pain management, and relaxation goals.

              Lauri McClain

Lauri is a board certified licensed massage therapist who graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2007. She specializes in Swedish, Myofascial, Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Reiki. She customizes her sessions to help her clients achieve their self-care goals.

 

Her passion for massage began at an early age. Before licensing was required in Pennsylvania, she studied privately to learn massage therapy and reiki in the early 1990s. She uses different modalities to loosen tight muscles, relax the mind, and rejuvenate the body.

        Leigh Ann Cowger

Leigh Anne is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Her interests include Swedish, Sports and Orthopedic as well as neuromuscular therapy. 

Before becoming a licensed massage therapist Leigh Anne used massage therapy as a modality as a certified and state licensed athletic trainer for the past 14 years, working with athletes ranging from youth leagues to the professional level. 

As an athlete herself Leigh Anne knows the physical, mental and emotional benefits a massage can provide. She looks to provide her clients with the maximum results whether it’s pre- or post event or even just to help relax. 

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