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Heaven Sent Massage Boasts CHAI Grads

CHAI Graduates Stay Close to home

Many clients of Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay are aware of the massage school located within the same building. Attending Cohutta Healing Arts Institute often goes beyond just learning and receiving instruction in anatomy & physiology, massage techniques, and therapeutic application. Friendships are formed, professional relationships are built, and the school becomes much like a second home – students, graduates, and instructors form bonds based upon knowledge, skill, and similar specialties and interests and become a kind of family. After students graduate from the school, they often return to assist and volunteer in classes with new students – aiding with instruction, offering tips and advice on technique, sharing their personal experience(s) as professionals, and sitting in as “bodies” for the purpose of massage practice and clinic days. Some students may even find the opportunity to be employed by the school upon becoming licensed or find careers in nearby locations where they can have the ability to drop-in to the school often.

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For several graduates, a career as a licensed professional was not too far away. Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay is delighted to have many of CHAI’s graduates now working as providers in its office. Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay was founded three years ago by prior CHAI graduate, and current CHAI Clinic Director, Linda Stanley, LMT, MMP. Steadily building up its positive reputation through the incorporation of knowledgeable session planning, client-centered treatment and skillful care that is imparted upon all CHAI students, Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay has consistently grown in its client-base and its number of referrals to the practice. With this growth, Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay has steadily recruited several CHAI graduates as licensed practitioners within the practice; at the time of this article, Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay enthusiastically boasts a total of seven CHAI graduates as licensed massage therapists available to its clients.

“To provide therapists to fill the extended schedule of Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay, I chose to invite several CHAI graduates to join our practice. I know their skill level and feel very confident entrusting my current and future clients to their care.“
(Linda Stanley, LMT, MMP, Owner of Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay, recent CHAI graduate, & Current CHAI Clinic Director)

“I feel very valued and appreciated [to be working with Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay]; it’s like being a part of a family.” (Chasity Green, LMT)

Extensive Training Prepares Graduates for Future Practice

CHAI graduates of the Massage Therapy Certification Program complete an extensive syllabus of study that surpasses state requirements, giving its students 755 hours of instruction and hands-on learning. The North Georgia massage school’s 100% Pass Rate for the licensing exam is a tremendous affirmation of both the quality instruction and the caliber of students that have graduated from the program. CHAI graduates are employed at spas, massage centers and chiropractic offices across North Georgia, and are equipped with extensive knowledge in both Relaxation and Therapeutic techniques and are able to provide such treatments as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, assistance with stretching, and more.

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Summer-ize your Self-Care

Why is Self-Care so important?

Summer Self-Care Tips | Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay | Ellijay Georgia GA 30540Self-care is about so much more than just indulging in pleasurable activities; consistent self-care is important for preventing injuries, strengthening areas of weakness, and maintaining strength and resilience. True self-care recharges our personal batteries and promotes health and wellness in our entire being.

When it comes to massage therapy, the role of self-care often has the profit of complimenting, enhancing, and even prolonging massage benefits. Hydrotherapy after a therapeutic session can aid muscles in relaxing, and can reduce inflammation and discomfort in an area. Muscles that have been relaxed during a Swedish massage can become more relaxed post-session when you take the time for a calming Epsom Salt bath, or when you incorporate deep-breathing exercises into your day. Functionally short muscles that have been lengthened during a therapeutic session can further be lengthened (or maintain lengthening) through isolated stretching and/or through yoga sessions where the stretch is held for at least 90 seconds.

And likewise, massage therapy can compliment or enhance your other self-care practices. De-stressing exercises can be benefited further by taking the time for a Swedish session. Yoga stretches can be enhanced when your massage therapist works with you to lengthen tight and shortened muscles. Self-care goals such as “Be kind to yourself”, “Find time to unwind and relax at least one day each week”, “Focus on the positive”, etc… can easily be incorporated into your Summer by scheduling a massage session.

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How can you incorporate self-care into your Summer?

If you are looking to be more proactive in your health and well-being, we can help.
These 15 ideas for self-care can assist you in getting started.

  1. Plan at least one day each month to do nothing but relax.
  2. Whatever was bothering you last month, let it go.
  3. Do something you have been putting off for a while.
  4. Do one thing that makes you feel grounded or “blissed out”.
  5. Do something to pamper yourself.
  6. Wear sunscreen. Then, go outside and spend time with nature.
  7. Drink More Water.
  8. Introduce more fruits and vegetables into your meals.
  9. Use a calendar or a planner to schedule some intentional “me time.”
  10. Lay down somewhere on your back for five minutes (or more), and just focus on deep breathing.
  11. Acknowledge something difficult that you have done, or that you are doing, even if it may not feel difficult to others. Congratulate yourself for it.
  12. Stretch.
  13. Ask for help when you need it. It sounds simple, but not asking for help and trying to accomplish everything yourself, or ignoring areas where you need assistance, causes stress and anxiety for many people.
  14. Finish this sentence: “I love myself because ______________.” Do this once per day, with a new ending each time.
  15. Get a massage!

Massage Therapy can support you in meeting or complimenting many of your self-care goals. At Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay, our staff of knowledgeable and trained professionals will work with you to create a treatment plan to address your wellness goals.
If you would like to add massage to your self-care this Summer, you may contact us to schedule your next session, or click on Schedule Now.

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LMTs Volunteer for a Day with the Thumbs Up Mission

hands“Great things are brought about and burdens lightened through the efforts of many hands anxiously engaged in a good cause.”

– Elder M. Russel Ballard


Licensed Massage Therapists often enter this field, at least in part, in an effort to help others. Whether it be in aiding with relaxation, assisting to decrease stress, helping in alleviating pain, or a combination of all the above, it is an honor and a joy to work with clients in promoting a better sense of health and wellness. It is a rare & wonderful opportunity, however, to be able to volunteer our skills and services to families of those battling with illnesses such as cancer.

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Why Should I Drink Water After a Massage?

Does Drinking Water After a MassageFlush Toxins?”

Why Should I drink Water After a Massage?If you have ever received a professional massage, you are likely to have heard from your massage therapist to “drink more water.” Perhaps you were even offered a small cup or a bottle of water to drink post-session. And there is no doubt – water is good for you! In fact, water makes up anywhere from 50-65% of the adult human body! Drinking water is necessary for survival!

But there are some thoughts, misconceptions & myths surrounding water consumption when it comes to massage.

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