Allow us to introduce ourselves.
High-quality massage therapy requires high-quality people. Meet ours.
- TashaFounder, Owner, and Senior TherapistCurrently not available for online booking and not accepting new clients.TashaFounder, Owner, and Senior Therapist
Certification/Education: PDMT, LMT, Alexandria: School of Scientific Therapeutics, 2002.
Modalities: Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy (PDMT), Prenatal, Hot Stone
When I was a kid, I saw a preview for Oprah. It was about people who were seeking massage therapy—not necessarily because their bodies were hurting, but because they were missing human contact. Growing up in a supportive, loving family, that was something we never lacked so my heart nearly broke. That moment was the springboard for my career as a massage therapist.
I launched Lift with my partner, Nicci. I had been practicing massage for years and Nicci saw something special in how I treated my clients. She suggested we start our own studio to bring my approach to more people on a larger scale. In October of 2014, Lift was born.
I listen to my clients before each massage so I can adapt to their mood. I also listen to their body and try and sense if they need more or less pressure as I move from hand to arm to neck to back. I let my client lead any conversation or follow along if they prefer to have no conversation. Basically, I have a “Don’t speak unless spoken to” policy, and I’m cool with that.
I believe massage is a progressive practice. It took a lot of time and stress to build up those knots and aches in your muscles, so it is going to take some time to work them out.
Massage also provides prevention. I believe regular massage therapy can help you prevent that kink in the neck or that back injury. That is why we recommend a massage every four weeks or so. If you wait much longer, you’ll be starting at square one again.
I love meeting new people. I get to provide massage to people from all over the country (and maybe even the world), and I feel like I can connect with all of them. I love that people feel comfort, calmness, and happiness at my studio and that they trust us.
- JessClient SpecialistJess is currently on hiatus from massage.JessClient Specialist
Certification/Education: LMT, Level 3 Reiki Practitioner, Indiana Therapeutic Massage School class of 2013
Modalities: Stress Release, Swedish/Relaxation, Prenatal, Reiki, Hot Stone
I help people remember how to relax. In our busy lives, it's easy to forget the sensation of complete relaxation of both mind and body. I like to think the massage I offer helps people remember that feeling—and more importantly, to be able to recall it later after they leave.
I have always been interested in alternative medicine. When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in my late 20s, massage—along with yoga, nutrition, herbal medicine, and acupuncture—became part of my wellness routine.
I know firsthand the difference massage therapy can make. Especially for someone with chronic pain or struggling with the stress of a chronic medical condition. I want to be able to share that with other people.
I believe a relaxed person is a healthy person. And I love working with clients over months—or even years—and being able to witness the improvements we are making together over time.
- MaryMassage TherapistMaryMassage Therapist
Certification/Education: PDMT, LMT, Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics class of 2018; Certified Cupping Therapist; B.S. in Kinesiology from Ball State University with a concentration in Basic and Applied Science
Modalities: Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching, Swedish/Relaxation, Immune Support Massage w/ Essential Oils
I enjoy helping people. Especially in the field of health and wellness. I have always been interested in alternative modes of healing. Massage therapy is an excellent means for restoring damaged tissues and helping the body return to a state of physical, emotional and spiritual balance.
I provide a relaxing, nonjudgmental atmosphere for healing. I also use different methods for each client, offering a range of techniques to help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated as a whole.
I believe the human body is designed to heal itself. So I work on the muscles, and allow the body to do the rest.
My favorite part of being a massage therapist? Facilitating healing and overall wellness in my clients.
- SaraMassage TherapistSaraMassage Therapist
Certification/Education: CMT, Harrison College, 2018
Modalities: Swedish/Relaxation/Stress Release - light to medium pressure only.
I start by listening. I identify each client’s needs, and tailor my approach to meet their personal goals.
My intent is to improve lives. I do this by relieving pain, aiding rehabilitation from injuries, reducing stress, increasing relaxation, and promoting general health and wellness.
I believe in mind-body-soul healing. The power of touch strongly influences overall well-being, helping the body heal on both a physical and emotional level. I also believe massage encourages clients to form a deeper connection with their feelings and emotions.
I’ve always loved helping people. I was attracted to massage as a career because it helps people in so many different ways. And I’m grateful to be able to help my clients enjoy its benefits in their daily lives.
- LeahMassage TherapistLeahMassage Therapist
Certification/Education: LMT, Certificate of Sports and Medical Massage, Indiana Massage College
Modalities: Swedish/Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage
I’ve always been passionate about helping others. I was drawn to massage therapy as a way to help people from all walks of life find healing—for body, mind, and spirit—in a holistic, therapeutic manner.
My goal is to help each client improve their overall quality of life. Massage not only benefits the body physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. I strive to provide a safe space for clients to relax and release the tension and stress of everyday life.
I approach massage with a client-centered philosophy. I take the time to really hear and understand my client’s issues and goals for the massage, and then tailor each session to achieve the best results.
I love seeing how happy clients are after their massage! I value the relationships I am able to build with my clients, and I feel honored to have a role in helping others to feel their best.
Outside of work, I like to spend time in nature with friends and family. I grew up on a lake, so my happy place is anywhere on or near the water.
- NicciCo-Founder and Operations ManagerNicciCo-Founder and Operations Manager
Background: Community relations manager (Borders Books and Barnes & Noble), art gallery manager, artist
Massage has had a big impact on my life. Years ago, I was in a bad car accident. Afterward, I was told that I should try massage along with physical therapy. I was very reluctant because I wasn’t comfortable putting myself in what felt like a vulnerable situation. I was referred to a great therapist and not only did she help me physically, but emotionally, too.
I know massage can have the same impact on others. Just getting a massage once a month, whether you feel like you need it or not, helps. It can keep you from getting a pesky injury when running, doing yoga, working out at the gym, or even bending over to pick something up. It can ease the symptoms of certain illnesses, improve circulation, relax a racing mind, ease chronic anxiety, release clogged emotions, and make you feel cared for.
Our goal is to lift your health and your spirits. We’re here to help you feel better, from the inside out. We don’t want you to feel pressured to buy anything (or to rebook, for that matter). We’re not about surface beauty, trying to change your appearance, or overhauling your whole lifestyle.
We want you to feel lighter when you leave. We want our clients to feel better and to continue listening to their bodies. We have clients who come in anywhere from once a week to once every other month. Each person is different, and our therapists listen and respect those differences.
I enjoy knowing that we’re helping people in our community. So many of our clients leave smiling or in a post-massage daze and they usually can’t wait to come back. We’ve created so many wonderful relationships here, not just with clients, but our staff too. It’s a family vibe here and that’s what Tasha and I always wanted it to be.
- ChrisSenior TherapistChrisSenior TherapistCertification/Education: B.S., PDMT, LMT, NSCA, Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics class of 1994; IUPUI B.S in Fitness Studies/Kinesiology class of 2010
Modalities: Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Swedish/Relaxation, Prenatal, Hot Stone
I help people with an intuitive approach. I know and understand the body, but I can also read the more subtle clues a client’s body gives off. I follow the trail of breadcrumbs and get to the heart of the matter.
I’ve always enjoyed hands-on work. My mom and dad raised us in the country on a big apple orchard with lots of space to run and play. We were active all our lives, and needed regular massage therapy and chiropractic care to stay active and healthy. I’ve benefited from the work greatly.
A massage doesn’t have to hurt to be effective. Some people assume a painful massage equals results. But I lean toward an osteopathic philosophy that states that the more gently you can achieve a release, the more likely the body will hold the release. Excessive pressure can lead to soreness and an unpleasant therapeutic experience.
Massage makes lives better. I love seeing and hearing how much better a client is doing after they’ve received care from us.