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Our Approach

As healthcare professionals, our focus is your wellbeing. It is your responsibility to know how you feel, how you want to feel, and what you want your life to look like and our commitment to help you attain those goals.  Everyone's journey is different and at Massage Arkansas we celebrate those individual experiences and strive to help you on your path.

Meet Jessica Tolliver, MMT, MMP, RYT

Level 4 Therapist

Hello!  My name is Jessica.  I am a very active mother of two.  I enjoy Hiking, Cycling, & Yoga. I believe in taking care of the mind, body & soul.

I self-trained in massage in my early 20's by reading books and practicing on friends.  Later I enrolled in Massage School at Touching America School Of Massage in 2014, so I could formally follow my passion.

My personal testimonial to Massage Therapy began a year before I enrolled in school. I had a knee injury which resulted in surgery. I went from a very active lifestyle to bed-ridden for a month.  Although I did my prescribed physical therapy, my muscles atrophied.

Once I got back on my feet, and was released to do so, I began the climb back into fitness.  This was met with great resistance from my body.  Nearly a year after the surgery I could barely walk, experiencing excruciating pain in my hip. This became almost debilitating.

I eventually consulted an orthopedic surgeon, who recommended a highly invasive surgery.  Determined to avoid the knife a second time, I consulted my fellow students and instructors at school. After a single deep tissue session I was nearly pain free.  After three, I was completely pain free.

I always believed massage was good for relaxation, improved circulation and overall well-being.  And now I know first-hand that it is also healing.

Although I am committed to continuing my studies into different modalities, I am primarily intuitive in my work. I listen to the client and I also listen to the body.  More times than not, the muscles will tell me what they need.

A lot of my work is based on Eastern Philosophy and I also back this up with Western science. I believe in finding a balance between the two. I bring positive energy, a variety of modalities and a strong knowledge of the anatomy to each session.

When the Arkansas Massage Board was absorbed by the Arkansas Department of Health in 2015, I was appointed to the Massage Therapy Technical Advisory Committee (MTTAC)  In 2018 I was reappointed for a second 3 year term and currently hold the position of Chairman .  It is this way I am able to help therapists throughout Arkansas improve our field.

In 2017, through advanced continuing education efforts, my license was upgraded to Master Massage Therapist, MMT. In 2017 I also received my MMP, Medical Massage Practitioner certification.  In 2019 I became a certified Yoga Instructor.

I teach community workshops around Arkansas in Stretching and Partnered Stretching because I believe self care is just as important as any other therapy.

I also teach continuing education classes to other massage therapists. My mission is to raise the bar for Massage Therapy in Arkansas.

 

Meet Lori Moran, LMT

Level 2 Therapist

Hello!  My name is Lori.  I am a wife, mother, and therapeutic massage therapist.  I am a runner at heart but I am learning more about Yoga and loving it. I believe in taking care of the mind, body & spirit.

I spent several years in accounting before deciding I needed to follow my passion.  I graduated from  Touching America School Of Massage in 2017.

I knew I wanted to do more than just massage, I wanted to help people.

I was fortunate to interview with Massage Arkansas and I never looked back.

I have grown so much, not just from the in-house continuing education and mentoring but also from the encouragement I receive to seek education beyond.

Right away I was put on a track for pre-natal certification and I am proud and honored to be the therapist soon-to-be mothers turn to for help with their aches and pains as their body changes.

Massage is so much more than lotions and oils and I love being able to share this therapeutic side with clients and help them find relief.

I have been able to help several clients with their pain and mobility but my favorite client is my husband.  He was supportive in me following my dream to go into massage and bodywork and now I bring home new knowledge and skills that let me help him with his pain. I am blessed.

 

 

Let's Work Together For Your Health

I believe that everyone can benefit from massage.  I also believe that every type of massage is not for everyone.  Schedule on line or send us a note and set an appointment today.  Together we can develop a personal treatment plan customized for you.