Kyra Matos, 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, Advanced 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!
Ali Kirby, LMT
Ali's massage style is deceptively relaxing. She starts out with rocking compressions and stretches to test which muscles are the tightest and most resistant to movement. From there, Ali works deep into your muscles with fluid, rolling motions that follow the lines of the body. When she finds a knot, she focuses in to strip them out and carves out space for bunched up muscles and fascia to reset into their natural position. Her sessions are the kind where 15 minutes in, you'll wish you'd booked something longer (even if you were already scheduled for a 120 minute).
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.
Ann Marie Klacko, LMT
Ann Marie is one of those therapists you can confidently recommend to any client for anything. With almost ten years of experience working with people of all ages in recovery from various types of trauma as well as those stressed out individuals who just need a healthy dose of relaxation, Ann Marie has her massage therapy skills on lock. Her communicative, empathetic style paired with super deep pressure makes for what some people call the perfect massage. It feels like she's pulling every knot and ounce of tension from your body to leave behind rehabilitated muscles.
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!
Julia Fratantuono, LMT
Think you're beyond repair? Well, think again!
With Julia working on you, you can say goodbye to locked in tension and hello to rehabilitated muscles. Julia gets deep into your tissue and hones in on problem areas with hyper-focused pressure, not letting up until even the densest tissue goes slack. Julia also uses creative cupping techniques to release sticky fascia as well as those knots that are just buried in your muscles. For reparative therapy and good hurts, book with Julia!
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. Book with Venessa if you're looking for clinical, therapetutic massage oriented around pain relief.
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.
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!
Melissa Loya, LMT
Hardcore athletes, this one's for you. Melissa has experience massaging HORSES so regular old human muscles are a cakewalk. With super strong hands, she works extremely deep to rake through crunchy, knotted up muscles and restricted fascia. Melissa's style is on the broader side allowing her to get into over stressed, sensitive tissue without causing you to tense up so that the healing process can begin. She's the perfect person to see to break up existing holding patterns and keep your body operating at its peak with regular visits.
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.