COVID-19 Information Update
I'll be closed until at least May 29th, and possibly into the first week of June. Given the nature of a standard massage session (being in an enclosed space for an extended period of time), basic preventative measures can be difficult. While I do keep surfaces and linens clean, keeping the air itself clean can be a bit trickier. To that end, I'm looking into upgrading my air filtration game with a higher-end air purifier before reopening.
Feel free to get in touch with any questions. Thanks, and stay safe!
Aaron Shay 05/19/2020
Sliding Scale Pricing On All Sessions
With Sliding Scale Pricing, you have the option to pay whatever best fits your budget on any given day.
Debit/Credit Card, Cash, Check, PayPal and Venmo accepted.
A confirmation email with directions, parking instructions, and general info will be sent once you've scheduled a session.
Every Massage Therapy session is customized for you. Some people like a general whole body session, some prefer to focus on just a couple areas. Whatever you're coming in for, we'll plan a session that suits your needs.
Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 6:00pm
"To Touch The Surface Is To Stir The Depths" -Deane Juhan
My intention is to offer professional massage therapy in a safe and relaxing environment... Right in the heart of Durham!
I employ Swedish massage techniques to facilitate circulation, warm the soft tissues, and to prepare areas for deeper work. Swedish massage has a history of supporting the body's recovery process after exercise or exertion.
I use deep tissue techniques to engage not just the muscle fibers, but also the supporting and underlying connective tissues, otherwise known as Fascia. Tendons come in many shapes and sizes, from the cable-like Achilles tendon to the broader, sheet-like tendons of the Lats and other muscles in the low back. By consciously engaging the connective tissues along with muscle tissue, adhesions ("knots") can be freed up, scar tissue can be made more pliable, and range of motion can be regained.
I try to incorporate relaxation into all my sessions. The more at ease the body is, the deeper I can sink into and manipulate the soft tissues without causing pain or discomfort. As with so many things in life, More does not equal Better, and unnecessary pressure just makes muscles tense up more. Life is tough enough already; do you really need your massage to be a chore?
I've been a North Carolina Massage Therapist (Lic. #6858) since 2007, and I've been in private practice since 2010.
I worked in restaurants in high school and college, drove an ice cream truck, and eventually made my way North to spend two years fishing and crabbing commercially in the waters off Alaska. I experienced my first professional massage sessions while in Homer, Alaska. I've always been physically active, but the rigors of Bering Sea crabbing and Gulf of Alaska longlining tested me, and the massage therapy I received made a huge impact... The seed was planted.
After returning to the Lower 48, I spent nearly 10 years in the electronic security field before making the move to pursue massage therapy at the Body Therapy Institute.
I bring a commitment to understanding the human body, how it moves, how it heals, and how we all can move through the world with more ease.
Convenient to Duke University, as well as the 21C, Marriott, Durham, and Aloft hotels, I'm located in the SouthBank building at Historic Five Points. There's validated parking on site off Morris St., across from the Arts Council main entry.
400 W Main St Suite 401, Durham, NC 27701, USA