Hey there, I'm Katie!
I am a medical and therapeutic massage therapist, specializing in chronic conditions and I want to help you get rid of your pain!
Whether you have pain from everyday habits, from your job or if you’ve suffered a trauma or injury, I work through the muscle related issues that are causing your pain and help you overcome them.
I opened my own massage business so I had the freedom to treat each client with a customized experience. No set routines or memorized scripts. Each client has their own needs and goals. Though I am traditionally trained in many different massage modalities I have taken my love and knowledge of the human anatomy and kinesiology to create techniques that are effective and long lasting. I strive to make a positive experience and difference for each client in a setting that is relaxing and professional.
I have a stronger medical background than the average massage therapist.
I also have a degree in Kinesology to further help me discover what each individual’s body is doing and what could be the cause for that person’s pain or complaints. I have been a massage therapist since 2002, which gives me a lot of experience to draw from. Additionally, I taught Kinesiology, A&P and multiple massage modalities at Truckee Meadows Community College before I moved from Reno.
This experience is what sets me apart in helping you relieve your pain and discomfort!
Some fun facts about me!
THANK YOU KATIE!!!!"
Massage Therapy is a powerful way to de-stress the mind, and body. I believe that the sense of touch is highly effective in promoting healing capabilities. My approach to massage therapy embodies compassion and a soothing touch.
I love to help people through massage, this is one of many ways I choose to assist others. I’ve been on the official path of Massage Therapy since 2013 and practicing for the last seven years providing multiple massage modalities.
Through listening to the body and thoughtful communication, I use a collaborative approach of reaching the specific goals of my clients. My style combines stretching to calm, reset, and relax the body. Flowing movement and specific muscle work is also utilized to help in the body’s natural healing. My intention and hope are that every guest will leave feeling renewed.
Alyssa works Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-7:00pm
My name is Carressa Rancifer and I’m from a small southern town called Pine Bluff, AR. I moved here to California in 2016. Moving here has definitely been a culture shock, but in a good way, which was exactly what I was hoping for.
I am a firm believer in mind and body healing, and through massage I have been able to accomplish just that within myself and I hope to help others with my gifts.
I graduated from the National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy completing 800 hours of training, I also completed the Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Program where I gained another 450 hours of training (1250 hrs total). I never thought I’d be able to find my calling in life, but now that I have, I’m holding on to it for dear life. I absolutely love my career in massage and even more helping others.
I love cats, I always have a sweet tooth, my family is my world (outside of massage), I love road trips, I love a good art project, and pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza! I am excited to get started at A Much Kneaded Massage and look forward to meeting all of our clients.