massage therapy

Recipero Massage offers licensed therapeutic massage sessions using a variety of modalities.  Each session is individually tailored to meet your specific needs.

What is massage therapy?

Is it a luxury?

A necessary health benefit?

Stress reducer?

A way to cope with chronic pain?

A gift certificate you received from a friend? 


The answer is all of the above! Everyone has a story. A history. A reason to be on the massage table. From week to week, we see numerous clients who come in looking for pain relief. Some can’t move their shoulder. Others are suffering from migraines, fibromyalgia, stressful jobs, emotional unease, arthritis, limited range of motion, and the list goes on. We even have clients come in because they are caring for loved ones – that is a full-time, emotional and physical job that can certainly take its toll.

Most often, massage therapy is a last resort for people; a sort of desperate plea after all other avenues have been exhausted. Then there are the occasional clients that are sent our way via doctors and healthcare professionals as part of their treatment plan. We are happy to say that this is happening more and more lately and we are thrilled to a part of our clients’ healthcare team.


It’s really a joy to see how quickly the body responds to treatment when it hasn’t had time to get into a chronic state of restriction and tightness. In understanding that massage is not a “cure-all” for anything, it is always an incredible addition to a treatment plan. Sometimes it speeds up the healing process with an acute injury or post surgery. Other times, it’s finally getting those restrictions out of your muscles and being able to increase your normal daily activity. Let’s not forget, taking time to destress so that you can have a clearer mind is also vitally important in your day-to-day living. Even just the simple assurance that you are loving yourself enough to give your body what it needs, is reason enough to make massage a regular part of your wellness routine.

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The bottom line is when our body is hurting in any way it’s trying to tell us something. We would be best served to listen to it.

massage services

relaxation massage

The goal of this massage is to relax, nurture and calm your body, mind, emotions and every aspect of your being. This service consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your individual comfort level. Relaxation massage is a pain-free treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments. Please consider booking a therapeutic massage session for pain relief and/or management.

therapeutic massage

This treatment focuses on actually correcting a physical problem, pain, or dysfunction. If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain, your therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue and myofascial work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!

raindrop therapy

Raindrop Therapy uses a layering process of nine different therapeutic-grade essential oils applied to the feet and spine. The combination of these oils, and the application of moist warm towels to the spine and back, allows the oils to penetrate your body rapidly and begin their therapeutic process on a cellular level. Raindrop Therapy has been known to increase the immune system, relieve back issues, and to create balance and harmony in the body.

modalities

Swedish / Relaxation / Neuromuscular Massage
Swedish massage therapy is the best-known type of bodywork performed today with the goal of relaxing the entire body.  This type of massage is very beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, improving circulation and flexibility, and over all stress relief.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but uses a deeper pressure with the goal of relieving chronic muscle tension.  The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascial tissue.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is designed to reduce the source of pain through cycles of specific pressure and release.  This benefits releasing restricted areas in the muscles and alleviating pain.  Sometimes clients experience relief after just one treatment, however multiple treatments may be needed depending on muscle response.
Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release is a very effective technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial tissue restrictions, to reduce pain and restore mobility.  This is especially helpful for chronic conditions, as well as rehabilitative therapy.
Swe-Thai
Swe-Thai is a unique style of massage that combines medical massage with specific, advanced soft-tissue therapies.  Swe-Thai is performed on the table and was designed specifically to treat general neck and back conditions.
Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).

Structural Integration

Structural integration is based on the idea that the entire structural order of the body needs to be realigned and balanced around a “central vertical line” representing gravity’s influence.  During a structural integration session, the therapist will massage areas outward and in toward the heart and vital organs. The manipulation of the fascia (the system that connects all the body’s systems) is thought to free up areas of congestion within the body. These areas of congestion have been determined as trouble spots that collect sickness and disease, and harbor injury. The structural integration of the body allows for greater freedom and ease of movement, in addition to better overall health.

Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop Therapy uses a layering process of 9 different Young Living’s therapeutic/medicinal grade essential oils applied to the feet and spine. The combination of these oils, and the application of moist warm towels to the spine and back, allows the oils to penetrate your body rapidly and begin their therapeutic process on a cellular level. Raindrop Therapy has been known to increase the immune system, relieve back issues, and to create balance and harmony in the body – physically, mentally, and emotionally

*because of the use of high-quality oils in this massage, a one-hour raindrop therapy session has an increased cost at $85/hr*

Bamboo Therapy

Bamboo therapy is deep tissue work that releases tension and eases knots through the use of hollow bamboo canes/stalks of varying lengths and diameters.  This modality uses a blend of Swedish massage and the benefits of soothing heat.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a complementary choice for prenatal care. It helps reduce stress and promotes overall wellness by alleviating many of the normal discomforts of pregnancy (i.e. backaches, headaches, leg cramps, and swelling). 

Sinus Relief Therapy
This soothing 30 minute treatment offers relief from sinus pressure and pain by opening up the sinuses using massage with gentle pressure, cold stones and high quality essential oils. Blood circulation increases to sustain better sinus function throughout the day while congestion and pressure decrease so that the associated pain and headache is relieved.
Reflexology
This 75 minute treatment includes hot towels, hot stones, aromatherapy and acupressure. Boosts energy levels, increases circulation, improves relaxation, eliminates toxins, and reduces headaches.
Bamboo Massage
This 90 minute treatment uses heated bamboo sticks to roll and knead the tissues to create a deep sense of relaxation and healing. Increases circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage.
Rejuvenating Mind and Body Wellness Spa Package
An absolutely relaxing and healing two hour total mind and body treatment. One hour Swedish massage along with 30 minutes of Reflexology and a 30 minute rejuvenating scalp treatment. Highest quality of essential oils along with specifically formulated hair and scalp oils. Hot towels, aromatherapy and acupressure. Need we say more?

The therapists in our wellness center use a variety of modalities based on the services booked and their individual certification level.

Ginny Reeves

Ginny Reeves

Licensed Massage Therapist | Lic. 2213

Hi, I’m Ginny, the owner of Recipero Massage and Wellness.  Ever since I received my first massage in 2004, I have made it my life goal to give back to my clients what I experienced that day–a feeling of renewed health; mind, body, and spirit.  I graduated from Kee Business College in Newport News, VA. in 2005 with studies in Massage Therapy.  Following graduation, I obtained my certification through the National Certified Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) in both 2005 and 2009.  After being a licensed therapist in three different states, I furthered my national certification process by passing the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX) in 2012.

For more information about Ginny and her mission behind Recipero Massage and Wellness visit our ABOUT page.

Email: ginny@reciperomassage.com

Phone: (228) 364-3462

John Dunham

John Dunham

Licensed Massage Therapist | Lic. 2548

A graduate of St. Stanislaus and Millsaps College, I spent twenty years in a corporate career, relying on the health benefits of massage to help manage stress inherent in a modern work environment. To pursue a more personally fulfilling life and career, I quite my job, completed 775 hours of Massage Therapy education (at Blue Cliff College), earned my Massage Therapist license and I am now dedicated to helping clients manage stress, reduce pain, and improve well-being. With an emphasis in deep tissue massage, strong hands and focused, pure intention, I am committed to serving others in a meaningful way.

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Brenda Hearty

Brenda Hearty

Licensed Massage Therapist | Lic. 1683

A Mississippi girl at heart, Brenda has over 13 years as an experienced therapist. Brenda holds several certifications including reflexology, sports massage, bamboo therapy, prenatal, trigger point therapy, migraine and sinus relief therapy, and deep tissue. We are so excited she is with us to share her passion for helping others heal and relax! She is adding a few incredibly therapeutic and rejuvenating services and spa packages! Come check her out!