Our session lengths range from 30 -120 minutes to best fit your needs (and your schedule!).


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Targeted Bodiwork

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

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Head to Toe Bodiwork

75 Minutes

90 Minutes

120 Minutes

 

Improving your quality of life begins with choosing to practice a holistic, preventative approach to caring for your body.  Massage therapy has been shown to have numerous health benefits.  Many people are surprised to learn that massage therapy has its roots in ancient healing arts. Chinese records dating back 3,000 years have documented its use for therapeutic purposes. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments. Philosophers like Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression, and more.

Massage Therapy Defined

Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body. Specifically:

Massage: The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation.

Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation of soft tissue, movement, and/or re-patterning to affect structural changes to the body.

Somatic: Literally meaning "of the body." Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective.

There are more than 250 variations of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies and many practitioners utilize multiple techniques throughout their sessions depending upon the specific needs of the client.

Please note: Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies DO NOT INCLUDE diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.

The Benefits 0f Massage

Massage therapy is a powerful tool and can be used for the improvement of all of the conditions listed below and more.

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospitalstays. (When practiced before, during, and post-labor)

  • Ease medication dependence by improving pain-inducing conditions.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body’s natural defense system.

  • Stretch and improve circulation to weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the skin, the body’s largest organ.

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions, swelling, and scarring.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins, which are amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain and tension headaches.

Profound Effects

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.

  • Enhanced sleep quality.

  • Greater energy.

  • Improved concentration.

  • Increased circulation.

  • Reduced fatigue.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch, which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

 

Misha Tsozik - Licensed Massage Therapist   Misha specializes in deep tissue bodiwork and is proficient in a style of massage known as ashiatsu… using her feet in place of elbows & Forearms. She is the founder of mBODI and you can  read her story here .

Misha Tsozik - Licensed Massage Therapist

Misha specializes in deep tissue bodiwork and is proficient in a style of massage known as ashiatsu… using her feet in place of elbows & Forearms. She is the founder of mBODI and you can read her story here.

Eugene Tsozik - Doctor of Physical Therapy   Eugene Tsozik PT, DPT is the head treating Physical Therapist at MBODI. He has over 8 years of experience working with and treating orthopedic conditions including neck pain, low back pain, shoulder and arm injuries, hip/knee/ankle injuries, as well as sports injuries and recovery. He has a unique niche working within the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) community and Crossfit athletes of all levels and returning injured athletes of all ages to not only grappling sports, but any activity. He is also Crossfit Level 1 Certified.

Eugene Tsozik - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Eugene Tsozik PT, DPT is the head treating Physical Therapist at MBODI. He has over 8 years of experience working with and treating orthopedic conditions including neck pain, low back pain, shoulder and arm injuries, hip/knee/ankle injuries, as well as sports injuries and recovery. He has a unique niche working within the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) community and Crossfit athletes of all levels and returning injured athletes of all ages to not only grappling sports, but any activity. He is also Crossfit Level 1 Certified.

Darren Harbour - Licensed Massage Therapist   Earning his bachelors degree from the University of Louisville in Communications & having a background in social work studies, Darren has found his calling in the Healing art of therapeutic massage. He believes firmly in the client receiving what they requested, as they are the ones who deal with their issues daily. It is Darren’s mission in this field to have the most to offer clients in their individual path of healing.  Darren’s greatest strengths, appears to be his greatest weaknesses. As he is a person who is blind, and someone who suffers from fibromyalgia, he truly understand pain, and importance of touch.

Darren Harbour - Licensed Massage Therapist

Earning his bachelors degree from the University of Louisville in Communications & having a background in social work studies, Darren has found his calling in the Healing art of therapeutic massage. He believes firmly in the client receiving what they requested, as they are the ones who deal with their issues daily. It is Darren’s mission in this field to have the most to offer clients in their individual path of healing.

Darren’s greatest strengths, appears to be his greatest weaknesses. As he is a person who is blind, and someone who suffers from fibromyalgia, he truly understand pain, and importance of touch.

Carrie Irwin - Private Yoga Instructor   Hello, my name is Carrie Irwin.  I am a "retired" social worker of 17 years, I have been left with a sense of gratitude for my years helping serve Kentucky's most needy children and families. I am now a full time 200hr RYT yoga instructor, contracting independently with several studios around town. I also teach karma classes for the Kentucky Yoga Initiative to under-served populations, as well as serve on the KYI programs committee.  When I am not teaching yoga or hanging out at MBODI, I can usually be found spending time with my husband and my dog. I am the proud mother of 2 grown biological daughters and a grown step-son. As empty-nesters, my husband and I love cooking together, going on bike rides, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find the best way to get your needs met in the MBODI Family.

Carrie Irwin - Private Yoga Instructor

Hello, my name is Carrie Irwin.

I am a "retired" social worker of 17 years, I have been left with a sense of gratitude for my years helping serve Kentucky's most needy children and families. I am now a full time 200hr RYT yoga instructor, contracting independently with several studios around town. I also teach karma classes for the Kentucky Yoga Initiative to under-served populations, as well as serve on the KYI programs committee.

When I am not teaching yoga or hanging out at MBODI, I can usually be found spending time with my husband and my dog. I am the proud mother of 2 grown biological daughters and a grown step-son. As empty-nesters, my husband and I love cooking together, going on bike rides, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find the best way to get your needs met in the MBODI Family.

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We strive to make your experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible while addressing your specific complaints.  Because we pride ourselves on proper deep tissue technique, some discomfort may be experienced when we work on chronically tight or injured areas.  However, it should never be excruciating and we make sure to check in with you both before and during your session about your pressure expectations.  We will give you a pressure scale of 1-10 with 10 being the heaviest pressure.  The pressure scale works by allowing us to ask you for a number on that scale.  It gives us more feedback than the usual check-in question of "How's the pressure?" followed up by the usual response, "Fine."

  • THE PRESSURE SCALE
    •  1: Did a fly land on me?
    • 2-3: Skin moving, lymphatic drainage, for those who would like light pressure
    • 4-5: warm up strokes and moderate pressure
    • 6-7: deep gliding pressure
    • 8: maximum pressure in specific areas of complaint (still able to breathe but feels like you could not handle anything deeper)
    • 9-10: time to speak up and request lighter pressure... you can do this by simply saying, "That's a 9" or "Lighter, please"... you won't hurt our feelings, we promise!