Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine, and studies indicate it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Some studies have found massage is also helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuiries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Simple enjoyment and relaxation
Our massage therapists at Dragonfly Wellness Center are independent providers who offer a variety of services and operate on their own schedules. Check their websites for details.
Gwen became a licensed massage therapist over 25 years ago — practicing part time and maintaining her license while she worked in the banking industry. After retiring as the president and CEO of a local community bank, she turned her attention to full time massage therapy.
She graduated from the White Winds Institute of Integrative Energy in Atlanta, where she learned how to read and work with the body’s energy field. She is also a Level II Reiki practitioner. She has most recently studied in the fields of Upledger’s Cranial Sacral Therapy and John Barnes Myofascial Release.
She also offers Swedish, Deep Tissue massage and Pregnancy massage (2nd and 3rd trimesters only).
Gwen is a well-trained therapist with a love and commitment to using her skills for helping others.
Janetmarie graduated in 2002 from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA and became a sole proprietor of her business. Her massage treatments are a blending of modalities — Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Release, Trager, Foot Reflexology and Reiki.
She specifically likes to use heated stones in massage sessions — the moist heat penetrates tight muscle bundles and encourages the central nervous system to relax.
Janetmarie moved from Seattle to Rock Hill in late 2021. She loves her craft and enjoys the myriad of people she meets.
Her main focus is to assist clients in creating a connection between their mind and body in order to stabilize their wellness program and minimize pain cycles.