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. When I opened Mantis Massage I wanted to have a no-frills clinic for people who are looking for great therapy. I don't offer cucumber infused water or botanical makeup remover but I do provide excellent and knowledgeable massage therapy.
I specialize in deep, neuromuscular therapy that triggers the root of tension and injury in the body. I can work as light or as deep as needed while still providing muscular release or deep relaxation.
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!
Valerie Garcia, LMT
Valerie looks at massage like she's ironing out the "wrinkles" in your musculature. Her sessions are geared toward restoring your full range of motion that gets stunted by repetitive movements and the general strains of being a living human. Some of her favorite areas to focus on are the neck and low back; if you've got any tension in those areas, Valerie will tear them apart and put them back together again. As a side note, our boss lady Kyra says Valerie's style is a dead ringer for hers so if you can't get in to see Kyra, try Valerie!
Liz Baker, LMT
Here's the thing about Liz: she's a grade A angel. She 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. 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!
Trish Mosier, LMT
Trish is here for you and your aching muscles. Some might refer to her sessions as therapy, some might say it's the most relaxing massage they've ever experienced, and you know what? They're all right. It feels like she's holding all the weight of your body in her very capable hands and methodically pressing into your muscles to free them from 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.
Ginie Izzo, Advanced LMT
Meet your new favorite therapist. Ginie can essentially do whatever work you need, how and whenever your muscles need it. If you're looking for someone to rip up your super-dense-from-crossfit muscles, she will gladly break them down and put them back together. Or if you just need broad, relaxing work, you can confidently put yourself in Ginie's capable hands and know that you're going to be taken care of.
Abby Alderete, LMT
Sessions with Abby are like a spiritual experience. As she's stripping your neck, you'll feel a tingling in your hands and feet because as this longtime Mantis favorite says, it's all connected. Abby is an incredibly intuitive therapist: she can suss out your repetitive movements and how you carry your weight based on the tension patterns she finds in your body. For active sessions with a therapist who approaches a massage holistically, try Abby!
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!
Kendra Dawn Pole, LMT
Kendra is a decorated massage veteran. She's saved over (probably) thousands of knotted muscles, overworked tendons, and pinched nerves in her seventeen years as a massage therapist. If you're experiencing it, she's worked on it before and then some. Kendra brings her well of experience and a confident approach to every session so your aches and pains don't stand a chance!
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!
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.