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, Advanced LMT, Lead Therapist.
Specialties: Lymphatic Massage, Medical Massage, Cupping Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy
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!
Taylor, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal
Super strong and majorly therapeutic! Do you sit at a desk? Are your shoulders seemingly fused to your ears? Does your posture resemble that of a turtle? Well, then do we have the therapist for you! Her name is Taylor and she is a pro at working out neck and shoulder tension. She goes in with super deep broad pressure to break down locked up muscles and then smooths out achy tissues with fluid motions. Sometimes clinical work can be uncomfortable, but Taylor maintains a level of deep relaxation throughout every session.
Kelsey, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue
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. She’s especially adept at releasing tension in the neck and head, making her the person to see for headaches, locked jaws, and neck spasms. Her deep, soothing work along with her personable approach make her a perfect fit for clients who need a little extra care!
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Cupping Therapy
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.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release
Sessions with Michele have been described as "magical" and "outstanding" so book with her while she still has availability! Michele is the kind of therapist you see regularly to get your body back on track. She incorporates stretching, compressions, and a hefty dose of myofascial release in her sessions to restore your range of motion and reintegrate the structure of your body. No matter how long it's been since your last massage or where you are on the wellness scale, you can trust Michele to get you where you need to be.
Specialities: Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Craniosacral Therapy
Maureen offers a fusion of modalities in her sessions depending on her client’s particular needs, pulling from over a decade of experience. She combines myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, structural integration, and craniosacral holds with fluid Lomi Lomi strokes and Thai stretches. Maureen loves to work with clients who are looking to repair their muscular dysfunction and incorporate massage as part of their wellness routine.
Sydney, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Orthopedic/Active Engagement Techniques
Sydney focuses on helping people work through discomfort, pain, and lack of mobility. She works with the body as a whole and although a session or two may be spent exclusively on the region of focus, Sydney always thinks about how the rest of the body works into the equation. Postural, Myofascial, and Trigger Point techniques are her main way of working and she regularly integrates these techniques within deep tissue and relaxation work. Sydney understands that many clients have their own unique need for massage and helps them create plans for home self maintenance.
Specialties: Deep Tissue
For full body restoration, book with Elyse! 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 flowing, continuous pressure that puts you into your deepest zen state which allows your body to recover from the stressors of everyday life. You won't even be able to form coherent sentences after a massage with Elyse, that's how zenned out you'll be.
Khammi, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Cupping Therapy, Pre-Natal
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. And she's in school for yoga therapy, which brings a unique awareness of the body to her sessions.
Kalli, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Cupping Therapy, Sports Massage
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."
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal
If you're looking for someone to reset the damage done to your body from repetitive movements such as desk work, exercising, or traveling, then look no further! Hunter clues you in on what she finds during the session and offers suggestions on how to improve those tension patterns that keep you locked up. She uses DEEP pressure relentlessly and works the tissue in various directions to force knots to give up their hold. By focusing on not just the muscles but also their fascial lining, Hunter manipulates the entire muscular system to offer highly effective, corrective deep tissue work.
Julia, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Cupping Therapy, Pre-Natal, Myofascial Release
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!
Specialties: Deep Tissue
Have pain and tension you need worked out but still want mind-numbing relaxation? Katie's the therapist for you! She combines Swedish massage (that's the relaxing kind) and clinical work so you get the best of both worlds. With flowing, gentle pressure and the use of trigger point therapy along with active pin and stretches, Katie is able to unlock long standing tension patterns and undo stubborn knots.
Specialities: Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal
Madelyn is our resident problem solver! With strong, nimble hands from years of playing instruments and the grounding focus that comes with a longtime yoga practice, Madelyn brings strength, intuition, and fluidity to her sessions. First, the tissue is warmed using deep strokes, stretches, and compression, working with your breath to gain the deepest access possible. She then incorporates detailed work to target specific knots and adhesions in the fascia. Madelyn listens to your body, finding trouble areas you didn’t even know you had, while addressing your focus areas in a balanced way, leaving you feeling whole, lighter, and ready to take on the world!
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal
Sessions with Becky are perfect for those days when you just need to shut your brain off and relax. Becky takes her time working out knots, thoroughly and slowly, by using a mix of broad and focused pressure. She strips muscles in the limbs to offer relief for tense, overworked muscles and elongates dense, bunched up tissues. It’s like your muscles are a ball of clay and Becky is pulling and smoothing it out so that it lays flat. By the time you hop off the table, all the tension will be drained from your body and your brain will be mush. Guaranteed.
Rosalyn, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Swedish
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!
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Cupping Therapy
Deep, deep, deep! Becca has rock-climber strength that she uses to push through knotted, dense tissue. As both a yoga instructor and an LMT, Becca brings the same mindfulness that she cultivates in each of her yoga classes into her massage sessions. With a talent for finding sneaky areas of tension, she gives extra attention to problem areas while balancing the rest of the body out with proper work. And Becca is a Douala and teaches pregnancy yoga, so she's the most knowledgeable person you could see for prenatal work!
Katie Rae, LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Cupping Therapy
Katie Rae starts off with fast paced flushing, stripping past the initial barriers of your muscle's resistance with her fists and leaving behind relaxed, softened tissue. She works deep with strong hands and alternates between the pointed pressure of her knuckles and the broad tool of her forearm to pluck out knots. Katie Rae is happy to spend sessions focusing on trouble areas or working throughout the body for complete restoration.
Lindsay D, Advanced LMT.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu
Lindsay is super thorough; leaving no tissue unturned! She hunts down tension like a wolf on the prowl- she even uses all four limbs! As an Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage practitioner, she uses both the broad tool of her feet and the specific tool of her hands and elbows to deliver that DEEP deep tissue...like depths of the ocean DEEP! Long, broad, deep strokes from head to toe and deep sustained compressions release adhesions, trigger points and chronic holding patterns of movement, encouraging your body’s natural healing potential. Looking for the perfect marriage between relaxation and profound deep work? Come meet Lindsay!
Lindsay B, Studio Manager.
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 just generally helps out however is needed.