Owner and Massage Therapist
SCLMBT # 7811, NCLMBT #6418
After many years in the healthcare field, Anna decided to begin a new career in Therapeutic Massage. She graduated from Medical Arts Massage School in Raleigh, NC in 2005 and became a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT). She began her new career working with a chiropractor in Apex, NC, performing medical massage. Subsequently, Anna continued her journey by helping to launch three day spas.
Anna also has advanced training in Esalen Massage and has completed Level 1 of Trager. Anna is also a Certified Nurturing the Mother Massage Therapist.
In 2012 Anna opened Tree of Life Healing Arts Studio in Rock Hill, SC. Anna is passionate about her work and understands the value of using her massage skills to assist her clients in improving their health and quality of life.
In 2016 Anna began her journey in Traditional Thai Massage. She has advanced Thai Practitioner Certification through Living Sabai in Asheville, NC. She is also certified as a Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner through Thai Yoga Trainings in Asheville. Anna has studied extensively with Bob Haddad, a world-renowned Thai Massage instructor. In early 2019 Anna traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand for studies in Thai Massage and received certificates from ITM (International Training Massage) School and Omsala Massage School.
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
SCLMBT # 8498, NCLMBT # 6515
Certified Medical Massage Therapist
Hal came into the practice of Therapeutic Massage Therapy in North Carolina. He has worked at day spas in Apex and Charlotte, NC Hal has advanced training in Esalen Massage and has completed Level 1 of Trager. He enjoys providing relief and relaxation to clients and is often asked for Deep Tissue; however, he is able to adjust massages to maximize benefits and comfort of his clients, encompassing a variety of modalities. In 2013, he became certified in the State of South Carolina and joined his wife Anna at Tree of Life Healing Arts Studio in Rock Hill.
While the massage education Hal initially received as a Massage Therapist included neuromuscular and therapeutic massage, he has expanded his knowledge by achieving Certification in Medical Massage through Ralph Stephens, internationally recognized instructor in a 100 hour program. This medical massage certification does not imply any license to diagnose or prescribe treatment for medical conditions. It does provide additional knowledge, enabling Hal to better address specific complaints from clients and to work with doctors and chiropractors on treatments they prescribe for patients.
Hal is also a certified Reiki Master and is able to provide Reiki sessions for clients interested in this form of energy work.