Kyra Gerhard, Advanced LMT, Owner
I'm Kyra, owner and therapist at Mantis Massage. I began studying massage therapy at The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona in 2007. Since then, I've worked for many different venues practicing clinical Deep-Tissue and spa rejuvenation therapy. At just under 5 feet and barely 100 pounds, I've brought grown men to tears. So if you're looking for someone that can really get into those sore spots, I'm your gal!
Monica Castillo, Advanced LMT, Lead Therapist
As a yoga teacher also, I approach a massage the same way I would a yoga class. I start with your area of tension and then I flow through the body to find any connected tension patterns-or new ones! I dig where I need to dig and I coax where you may need a gentler approach. If you prefer a lighter touch while still receiving the benefits of deep tissue work, try a cranial sacral session with me!
I also specialize in Lymphatic Drainage massage so if you've recently had surgery or are just looking to rid your body of some toxins then I'm here for you!
Makala Gatta, Advanced LMT
The best word to describe Makala's therapeutic style is meticulous. Makala wastes no time working out those nitty-gritty problem areas. Her intuitive flow feels never ending, you'll suspect she has extra fingers with the way she gets into every single muscle fiber in your body. And she's amazing at unlocking shoulder tension. You've never experienced trigger point work so soothing!
Kelsey Sloan, LMT
Kelsey's the kind of therapist you go to when you need to RELAX and you just can't do it yourself. When she's working on you, you have no choice but to stop stressing and become one with the massage. Kelsey pushes down into your muscles and flattens out the knots residing deep in your musculature. Her deep, soothing work along with her personable approach make her a perfect fit for clients who need a little extra care!
Kendra Bremer, LMT
The second you meet Kendra, you feel instantly comforted- instantly at ease and able to trust that you've found a therapist who's invested in your well-being and recovery. Her empathetic nature comes through as she's working on you in the way she orients the massage around areas of the body that take the biggest hits, such as feet, quads, and the neck. Kendra incorporates stretching and deep compressions to get at muscles from all different angles and to find the best way to approach pain without causing unnecessary discomfort. If you're looking for someone to provide deep therapeutic work and long-lasting relief, your search is over.
Liz Baker, LMT
Liz gets deep into your sensitive, tender areas without making you flinch away so you get a therapeutic deep tissue massage while still being able to zone out on the table. Despite her ultra soothing style, Liz can and will destroy your glutes and hips; utilizing stretching techniques while trigger pointing to restore your full range of motion. For less invasive and highly effective treatment, book a craniosacral session! It helps to bolster your immune system and brings your central nervous system to its optimal level.
Also, she loves prenatal work so send all those with a baby gestating inside their womb her way!
Robin Greenwood, LMT
Robin first presses into muscles with heavy, broad pressure until they give and then doubles back to dig into all the individual strains that plague you. She's a pro at leg work and lives to tear into knots and sore spots created by repetitive motions. If you're an athlete or just someone who spends a lot of time on their feet, book with Robin! She's awesome and ready and willing to rework your muscular structure!
Khammi Hurd, LMT
Dense tissue, tight fascia, and knotted muscles are no match for Khammi! Her approach is naturally very, VERY deep, making her the therapist to see if you need a serious overhaul. Khammi first briskly warms the tissue and strategically uses cupping on tough areas to increase blood flow as well as lift the fascia, which makes the muscles more receptive to massage. With super deep, highly-focused pressure, she's able to strip out the most deep-seated knots and release your muscles from where they've tightened in on themselves.
Ella Quintanilla, LMT
Ella packs a wallop! Getting a massage with Ella is akin to getting hit by a semi, but in a way that beneficial to your overall health. It feels like Ella grabs on to your muscles- like, all-the-air-gusts-out-of-your-lungs kind of deep- that flattens out your muscles and melts out tension. She comes in like, "If your muscles give me any trouble I'm gonna show them who's boss."
Kalli Wild, Advanced LMT
Health and fitness are a serious passion for this gal -- she goes on jogs between sessions! Getting people to their optimum health and functioning are her main concerns in sessions, but it all depends on the client. Kalli can rip up your muscles and rebuild them or let you zone out for a relaxing, Swedish massage. She loves helping people feel comfortable on the table and in their bodies. Kalli encourages clients to speak up about their experience during a session: "Never apologize for me making you feel pain."
Izzy Solvang, LMT
Izzy is your friendly neighborhood rock climber who's here to wreck your forearms! Climbers and desk jockeys alike, who knew y'all had so much in common?! She's got muscles like you wouldn't believe and she uses them to tear yours apart. With precision, she grabs hold of your muscles and pulls the knots right out of them. If you need some intensive work to your entire muscular system, Izzy's the therapist for you!
Katie Nicholas, LMT
Trained in Thai Massage, Katie approaches massage a little differently and that really comes through in her sessions. She thoroughly maps out your body with deep, heavy compressions and digs into your tender areas while you're still draped to prep for deeper work. Katie wriggles her knuckles into your sore spots with your limbs extended in corrective stretches until knots release and your full range of motion is restored.
Lindsay DiPasquale, Advanced LMT
Lindsay is super thorough; leaving no tissue unturned! She steadily works through knots, fascial binding, and trigger points to alleviate aches and pains. Lindsay hunts down tension like a wolf on the prowl. She's a pro at neuromuscular therapy and trigger point, and her deep tissue is DEEP, like the depths of the ocean DEEP. Her love of yoga adds a calming energy and flow to her sessions.
If you want someone who can tear up your muscles while making you feel serene, come meet Lindsay!
Venessa Nicole, LMT
Venessa starts off each session by developing a game plan with you based on your consultation so you can zone out knowing she's going to address your specified problem areas. By incorporating stretching with focused detail work, Venessa is able to access the full reach of the muscle and alleviate long standing tension patterns. She's a pro at getting into joints and treating glute and hip pain--she also gives a mean scalp massage for those who are headache inclined. For clinical, therapeutic massage oriented around pain relief, book with Venessa!
Sandra Dryden, LMT
Sandra: the Swiss Army Knife of massage therapists.
You know those stubborn knots that seem to be a permanent part of your musculature? Not so with Sandra on the case! She's super adaptable to any chronic pain, sore spots, or injury that a client may come in with and always finds a way to zero in on problem areas. Sandra's a big fan of working out those small muscles in hands and feet that suffer from so much daily wear and tear, but she can find releases anywhere.
Chelsea Garcia, LMT
For full body restoration, book with Chelsea! If you're looking to be eased into deep tissue or just for some mind-numbing relaxing Swedish massage, this is the therapist for you. She uses slow, broad pressure that is consistently deep throughout your session. You won't even be able to form coherent sentences after a massage with Chelsea, that's how zenned out you'll be.
Jessica Johnson, LMT
Whether you're sitting at a desk all day or running the trails, Jessica shifts gears to suit your body's needs. In every session, Jessica creates a soothing atmosphere to help clients let go of their stressors and accept corrective massage. She works in super deep, broad strokes that span the length of your body and smooths out the individual knots locked in your muscles from everyday movements. If you're looking for a therapist who bring deep, heavy pressure, book with Jessica!
Rosalyn Nasky, LMT
A massage with Rosalyn hits the reset button on your body. Rosalyn pulls and elongates your extremities to follow the full line of your body so that she can find where your pain starts as well as how it's inhibiting your movements. It's like Rosalyn is communicating with your muscles as she traces tension patterns and trigger points at the heart of your discomfort. She shines at detail work- rolling her knuckles into your tissue to work out persistent knots and then gliding back across to soothe the fibers and fascia she's broken up. For some clinical relaxation and restoration, try Rosalyn!
Taylor Love, LMT
Taylor has got the flow. She takes what clients tell her during their intake and runs with it! We often forget about past injuries, like that time we hit our head or broke our femur, and assume they have no bearing on our current aches and pains, but Taylor is on the hunt for source trauma. With fluid motions and an exploratory flair, she looks for tension patterns stored deep in our musculature to find both referral and origin pains. Her kneading pressure soothes tender, knotted muscles and promotes deep relaxation. For a restorative massage, book with Taylor!
Lindsay Bendig, Office Superhero
This is Lindsay! We like to say that she takes care of everything aside from the actual massaging people part of the business. You might recognize her from speaking with her on the phone or seeing her scurry around our offices. Lindsay handles much of our heavy duty tasks, pens all communications, and is an in-office therapist to the staff-- you should see her sit cross-legged in a chair, it's very soothing.