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From relaxation, to assisting you on the road to recovery from injury, find balance through massage and wellness at Lake Norman's most reputable Massage Therapy and Wellness Studio
If you are looking for a massage in Huntersville, NC, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, or Concord then call today as we are now accepting new clients.
We now have a second massage therapy location in Concord!
Massage therapy provides many more benefits beyond relaxation and rejuvenation to the body, mind, and spirit. With years of hands-on experience helping clients to achieve a healthy lifestyle, our team of Professional Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists and Wellness Instructors, are all professionally trained to help you reduce stress and pain, decrease depression, increase circulation, and more.
For relaxation and stress reduction try a Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, or Reiki/Chakra Balancing/Energy Work. Sports enthusiasts – get your body back in balance with Sports Massage/Stretching, Myofascial Release, Kinesio Taping, and Neuromuscular and Structural Bodywork. We also assist with Chronic Pain and Soft Tissue Injury.
We are also here to support you with Mindfulness Meditation and Healthy Living Support.
Bring back and maintain Harmony & Balance in your hectic life on a regular basis by being a part of our Harmony & Balance Wellness Club. This monthly program has no time commitment and is the perfect way maintain a regular schedule of monthly massage therapy appointments, to keep you on track and feeling your best.
Please call for availability for this location.
We are pleased to offer 60 and 90 Minute Couples and Individual Massage Therapy Sessions in our beautiful new 40 acre Farm Estate location in Concord, North Carolina.
You immediately feel your cares melt away as you enter the farm, where free range chickens welcome you in and direct you to the beautiful special events barn where our cozy studio space is located. You’ll feel like you’re a million miles away, yet just a short drive from home!
Enjoy additional monthly savings by joining our Harmony & Balance Wellness Club
$58 (60 Minute) $88 (90 Minute)
AromaTherapy: $5 per session
Reiki: 30 Minute session with your massage $25
Time: 30 additional minutes $30
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE: MLD
The lymphatic system plays a vital role in your body’s ability to fight off infections. The spleen, thymus, lymph nodes and glands function as filters. They trap viruses, toxins and other unwanted materials before they can infect the rest of the body. MLD is a light hands on touch stimulating lymph flow, at the same time engaging the immune and parasympathetic nervous system creating a deep relaxing experience. The body is like a river, receiving manual lymphatic drainage helps keep the channels open and the flow going. Some common signs that your lymphatic system could use a boost: Arthritis, Skin conditions, Digestive disorders, Frequent headaches, Sinus infections, Excess weight, Chronic fatigue, lymphedema. Our body has 3xs more lymph than blood but has no organ to cause circulation. Manual Lymphatic Drainage by a trained therapist is one of the many ways to boost the lymphatic system to help your body do what it’s already capable of.
30 minutes: $40
60 minutes: $75
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE
Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia, surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Points of restriction in the fascia can place a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles causing chronic pain. There are several techniques that may be applied for myofascial release including long stretching strokes meant to balance tissue and muscle mechanics and improve joint range of motion, skin/tissue “rolling”, or other means that include certain tools to be utilized during the session, all in order to relieve pain. This modality is often integrated in to a typical massage therapy session as needed. Ask your therapist if it’s right for you.
The most common, well known type of massage. Long, slow massage strokes releases tension and promotes relaxation by calming the nervous system.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
A deeper massage where the therapist applies more pressure. Working deeper into the muscle tissue to relieve chronic muscle tension and pain, this method is effective in loosening areas of tightness and “knots” in the tissues.
Often called NMT, this is a specialized form of deep tissue, releasing areas of strain or restriction and is often “area specific”. NMT addresses trigger points and referral pain, postural distortions, nerve compression, often injury specific.
This type of massage encourages muscle repair and releases built up tension and lactic acid in overworked muscles due to training. Alleviates muscle tension and inflammation post-event and provides warm up to loosen muscles for pre-event.
Kinesio Taping is designed to facilitate the body’s healing process while supporting and stabilizing muscles and joints. It does not restrict muscular range of motion, but rather optimizes performance, while reducing pain.
Kinesio Taping $10/each area
A deeply relaxing experience, where the energy in the body (also called “chi”) is balanced through a very light-touch method, “laying on hands”, by a trained Reiki Practitioner, addressing the chakras and the life force energy flow.
There are many more benefits to the body, mind and spirit that massage therapy provides, beyond relaxation and rejuevanation. The obvious whole body benefits include reducing stress and pain, decreasing depression, increasing circulation, attentiveness,neuromuscular function and vigor, enhancing the immune function, improving sleep, mood, body image and lifestyle habits and increasing physical well-being. What you may not know is the many other benefits on other systems of the body:
Muscular System and Connective Tissue: Relieves muscle tension, soreness and fatigue (Note: a fatigued muscle recuperates 20% after 5 minutes of rest and 100% after 5 minutes of massage), increases range of motion, improves performance, balance and posture, lengthens and re-educates muscles memory (neuromuscular re-education), tones weak muscles and reduces the appearance of cellulite and improves scar formation.
Nervous and Endocrine System: Reduces stress, anxiety and stress hormone levels (Cortisol, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, etc..), increases good hormone levels (Dopamine, Serotonin), changes brain wave activity to promote relaxation, decreases pain and depression.
Cardiovascular System: Improves circulation and dilates blood vessels, decreases blood pressure, promotes removal of waste products from the tissues, replenishes nutritive materials to tissues, reduces heart and pulse rate, increases oxygen saturated blood, and increases red and white blood cell count.
Lymphatic and Immune Systems: Promotes lymph circulation, reduces inflammation and edema (swelling), increases lyphocyte count, and increases the number and function of natural killer cells (strengthens immune system).
“Caring, compassion, and skill are the best ways to describe a session with Samantha. You have helped me reclaim an active, healthy life again after my accident, Thank you!”
“What a wonderful place! Jackie and Samantha have treated myself, my husband and my two children…they are apart of our regular routine, they keep us feeling great and “running smoothly”. You ladies are THE BEST!”
“Samantha is amazing! She helped me through Massage Therapy to prepare for my second marathon, which greatly improved my performance. Both before and after my events, massage with Samantha is a regular part of my training as it has made a huge difference for me.”
“I suffer from chronic back and neck pain from a car accident I was involved in over 20 years ago. I have been to doctors and physical therapists for many years. It was not until a friend had suggested that I try Massage Therapy with Jackie Murray, for pain that seemed to be increasing. After one session, I had immediate relief, and have continued to see Jackie on a regular basis, as I feel the best I have felt in over 20 years. Jackie is so knowledgable and caring and a huge asset to my life.”
“Thank you, Jackie! You are truly a natural healer. You always know exactly where my problem areas are and you ALWAYS help me when I think I can’t or won’t feel better. I am so very thankful for having found you!”
“I know that whatever I do to my body-Charlie will fix it …workouts, yard work, stress…he always has a magical way of putting me back on track!”
“Thank you for Harmony & Balance! A wonderfully nurturing place for healing and helping. You all are amazing and the perfect combination of healing for body, mind and spirit.”
“Can’t live without my Charlie! Simply the best!”
“Tori is such an asset to Harmony & Balance! Her technique and beautiful spirit are the perfect combination for a wonderful monthly massage!”
“Thank you Tori! I feel amazing after our session last week. All the aches and pains that I have had for months have disappeared, and have not returned. I, however, has returned to my full routine, and have taken all your suggestions for after care/self care and implemented them so easily. Altogether, this is the perfect combination! See you next month!”
“I felt amazing after a 1 hour session of Manual Lymphatic Drainage with Laura! Best I have felt in years.”
“I absolutely loved my session with Laura, she was just delightful!”
“…a great therapist is hard to find, I will refer everyone I know to you.”
Our LMBTs (Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists) have had an additional 150 hours of professional training over the North Carolina Massage and Bodywork Licensing Board’s required 500 hours. All are certified in Neuromuscular and Structural Bodywork Therapy and must continue their education every two years to maintain their license. Our Wellness instructors have had hours of training and practice in their areas of expertise as well.
We all share a common vision: to help you improve your overall health and wellbeing through integrative therapies and stress management tools, creating Harmony & Balance in your everyday life.
Jacqueline Murray, LMBT NC #9621
Jackie has been a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2008 and has helped many clients with chronic pain due to soft tissue injuries and other medical conditions.
It was Jackie’s own experience with chronic pain due to previous motor vehicle accidents, that led her to seek out massage therapy as a means of improving her mobility and managing her pain. As a result, she studied Massage and Bodywork Therapy at The Edmund-Morgan School of Neuromuscular Therapy, in Cornelius, North Carolina. With 650 training hours initially, Jackie graduated at the top of her class. She has continued her classroom hours since being licensed, with hands-on training in Myofascial Release, Kinesio Taping, further Neuromuscular Therapy and Postural Assessment Training, and so on.
Jackie developed her practical skills by practicing in various different clinical settings before establishing Harmony & Balance Massage and Wellness as a “go to” for soft tissue injury and pain relief in the Lake Norman Area.
Jackie and her team have developed a reputation in the area as specialists for treating soft tissue injuries and managing chronic pain in a natural, well-rounded, holistic manner. In addition, Jackie has become a movement specialist through various different physical movement educational trainings, including receiving her RYT200 Yoga Teacher Certification. She has created a strong following of clients through continued referrals, both from clients and other professionals in the Lake Norman region such as Chiropractors and Physical Therapists.
Jackie continues to be committed to her clients, to help them improve their overall health and well-being through various massage modalities and movement. She treats clients with warm, caring, compassion, listening carefully to their concerns and needs, and develops a treatment plan together with her client. Jackie has treated clients from the young age of 4 through 84.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR MASSAGE AT THIS TIME.
Charlie is a graduate of The Southeastern Institute, where his training in Neuromuscular Therapy and Bodywork was clinically focused. He has since furthered his education earning the certification in Medical Massage. He has worked in various clinical settings since receiving his license, and uses extensive skills, knowledge, and experience to customize each session to the client’s needs. His main goal when working with clients is listening to the clients concerns, understanding their needs, and using that insight along with the challenge of “hearing” what the body needs as he works with each individual.
Charlie works from a place of deep compassion, empathy and understanding, as it has been his own experience with holistic medicine and alternative healing therapies that helped him through four difficult years of battling cancer. In fact, holistic medicine and alternative therapies provided the first sense of relief from his pain and discomfort of the disease. He has always had a heart and “calling” for serving others, and wanted to “give back” after surviving the ordeal himself. Charlie spends countless hours furthering his knowledge and skills about the dysfunctions of the human body and how he can best apply his experience and knowledge to help and ultimately increase healing in his clients.
Tori Trinks, LMBT NC #15884
Tori loves maintaining an optimal quality of life naturally and enjoys helping others with the same throughout their wellness journey. She has always been interested in healthy living using natural and holistic methods. Coming from a line of healthcare professionals, she knew that she wanted to help people in some way, but with less invasive practices; no pharmaceuticals or surgery. Her interest led her to the NC Massage School, which had a program that encouraged a balancing of the body, as well as the mind and spirit. Here she learned techniques for Swedish massage, myofascial release, and neuromuscular therapy along with Qigong exercises such as Tai Chi, meditation, and Reiki. She has worked in both a relaxing spa environment, and a clinical Chiropractic setting, and enjoys blending the experiences to form the most effective treatment.
Tori’s approach to the body is client specific. Starting by learning what the wellness goals are, then assessing work, rest, and play patterns to find the root causes of their pain or discomfort. She enjoys assisting people on their path to body awareness and bringing them to a healthier space with both muscles and mind.
Laura Troyer, LMBT NC #18360
Laura is fascinated by massage and its complex effects on the mind, soul and body. She began studying the healing art of massage in 2016 and graduated from Lancaster School of Massage in 2017. With knowledge of the body’s natural self-healing process Laura helps each client experience new freedom in their body by applying an integrated massage. Utilizing her myofascial techniques she helps the client’s body deeply unwind from undesired tension. Working with the parasympathetic nervous system in this way she gets the same results as those who believe in the idiom “no pain, no gain”. Laura has also studied the lymphatic system and is certified for Manual Lymph Drainage. She’s worked with clients suffering from Fibromyalgia symptoms and Parkinson’s and helped alleviate their pain.
Laura is passionate about all aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys cooking with fresh local produce, barefoot hikes with her husband, and mindful body movement to start the morning. Her hope is to inspire humanity to live out the best possible versions of themselves.
Susan Duncan, LMBT NC #18052
Susan earned an Applied Science Associates Degree in Therapeutic Massage Therapy, from Gaston College, with over 1100 classroom and clinical hours. She incorporates techniques of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point work as well as therapeutic stretching into each session.
Susan’s passion for helping those with chronic conditions comes from personal experience, and as a result, she has worked with a wide range of clients including those struggling with depression, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, and opioid addiction. She enjoys being an integral part of the healing process many of her clients face.
Susan has also had extensive training in Prenatal Massage, and enjoys working with “Moms-to-be”, to comfort and better their prenatal experience. Susan has spent many years raising 5 children, but has always wanted to pursue a career in Massage Therapy and helping others. She has dealt with chronic pain for several years, and has overcome it with a healthy lifestyle as a result of diet, exercise and receiving Massage Therapy. All of these experiences she brings to her professional career, and offers empathy and understanding to each client, as she listens and works individually with them, developing Massage Therapy sessions to best meet their individual needs.