Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay is proud of our highly trained staff who are not only massage-competent, but who ALSO exhibit a wide range of experience working with all types of pathologies and their many physiological presentations. Our skilled team represents a wide array of knowledge based on training and experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches.
Treatment Options offered include:
Swedish Relaxation Massage; Therapeutic approaches such as Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release; Lymphatic Drainage; and Reflexology.
“I was involved in a car accident a few years ago that caused damage to the muscles in and around my rib cage. My treatment consisted of chiropractic care and massage therapy. The treatment made such a difference in my life that I decided I wanted to learn how to make that kind of difference in the lives of others.”
Linda Stanley is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Medical Massage Practitioner. She is the owner of Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay. She is a Graduate of Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI), and is a director over their student clinic. Linda has over 20 years of experience in Health Care and Medical Records. She is also a 2002 Graduate of Georgia NorthWestern (fromerly Coosa Valley Technical College), with a diploma in Business Office Management.
GA License # MT010421
Leslie Byrd, LMT
“I have had many years of my life spent with chronic migraine. Additionally, a minor car accident in the early 2000s, followed by a fall in 2005, has contributed to chronic pain in my back and neck, and occasional issues with sciatic pain. I have seen the success massage can have not only in relaxation and stress reduction, but in managing and reducing chronic pain. It has been a long-time goal of mine to become a massage therapist to share my knowledge of pain conditions in helping others to manage or reduce the daily discomforts they may be experiencing.”
Leslie Byrd is a Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI). Leslie has over 15 years of personal experience with chronic pain and illness pathologies, and has developed a deep understanding of many chronic conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Chronic Migraine. Leslie continues her education by studying treatments for several conditions, as well as taking courses in techniques such Nueromuscular and Reflexology. It is her desire to assist others in finding relief, peace, and relaxation beyond the discomforts they may experience.
GA License #MT011864
Catie Bryans, LMT
Catie first discovered amateur massage techniques while giving mini massages in chorus class(es) while in high school; a passion sparked for helping others in reducing their tension wit the application of comfortable pressure. This passion developed as Catie occasionally worked on friends and family members over the years, discovering that not only could she reduce their tension, but that she could also assist in alleviating some of their pain and discomforts!
Working in the very fast-paced environment of the corporate world for over 17 years provided Catie with a wide variety of experiences. Over time, however, finding ways to distress, and addressing her own self-care, became a challenge. Seeking and learning more about personal nutrition and health, trying and applying these applications, eventually led Catie to make a career change. This deliberation and reflection on her interests re-sparked Catie’s passion for massage.
Through a careful and thorough search for schools of massage, Catie discovered Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI). On top of giving their students over 50% of the state required hours of education, Catie learned many things about herself, experienced even more eye-opening experiences, and, surprisingly, had quite a few theories she had of health and wellness confirmed.
Therapeutic work has become a large passion of Catie’s – it goes beyond relieving muscle tension. Therapeutic work can get to the root of dysfunction and pain issues with the application of a wide variety of methods. Therapeutic massage typically has quicker results when applied with deeper pressure, which is not always comfortable for everyone. However, there are approaches to also make the session more relaxing for the client. Then there are times when a client just needs a good old-fashion relaxing Swedish massage. Catie utilizes her knowledge and skills of Therapeutic and Swedish massage to work with you in creating a treatment plan to best meet your session goals.
GA License MT012197
Chasity Green, LMT
Chasity Green is a licensed graduate of Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) where she acquired a strong sense of anatomy and physiology, clinical experience, and massage techniques. As a dedicated massage therapist, she is also a member of the American Massage and Bodywork Association. — Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Chasity spent many years in the medical field. She has worked in the hospital setting as a CNA and also worked closely with athletes and active individuals in the sports setting as an athletic training student. — She in continuing her education to work with athletes and active individuals with goals to help them acquire their peak performance, reduce muscle tension, improve soft tissue function, and prevent injury. — Chasity will create a custom treatment plan to address your issues and goals. Allow her to partner with you on your journey to physical health with a goal to get back out there, doing the things that you enjoy!
GA License #MT011820
Alex Harrah, LMT
Alex Harrah is a licensed graduate of Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI). Taking all the knowledge & skills she learned at school, Alex went to work in the field of massage therapy. Alex has gained a broad perspective from her work and personal experiences that brought her back to Ellijay, to continue assisting those she meets, and to help them find the relief and comfort that will allow them to escape the stress and troubles of everyday life. Whether it be for relaxation or specific issues, she will create a custom treatment plan just for you!
GA License #MT011136