Best Massage Therapists You Will Find

The industry has divided massage therapy into Swedish and Deep Tissue.  We believe these terms are used by clients to describe the pressure preference Based on that we would like to ensure you that all of our therapists are proficient in a vide variety of pressure. Instead of labeling our techniques  we just use all of our knowledge to achieve a clients goal. We understand the body - simply tell us about your goal for the session.

Olena Fosforova (aka Lena)
Licensed Massage Therapist #12549
President, Olea Inc
Best for: finding the source of the most chronic pain


One talented massage therapist in Charlotte wants to save you from surgeons who want to cut, MDs who want to medicate, and psychologists who just want to analyze...

My mission is to make the world healthier, one body at a time. I provide the rewarding benefits of massage therapy at affordable rates to those who are ready and willing to live better.

I was born in Mariupol Ukraine, studied in Germany and  have lived in the US for  years. I was told I am probably the best massage therapist in Charlotte. Don't take my word for it, there is easy way to find out - schedule an appointment.

I was fortunate to be introduced to massage very early in life. My grandmother, who was both a nurse and a massage therapist (holistic medicine works hand in hand with modern medicine in Eastern Europe) spoiled me with massages even before I could walk. Later in life, I saw how my grandmother’s touch carried a great healing power for other people in need.

These experiences instilled in me both the belief that massage is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and a desire to help others. I received my professional massage therapy education at Southeastern Institute where teachers already predicted that I would become a very busy massage therapist in Charlotte. In 2011 I became licensed in South Carolina and later on in North Carolina.

I began practicing massage in a popular chiropractic office in Fort Mill where I became familiar with chiropractic care and my techniques acquired a clinical approach. Later on I took a second job in a popular massage studio in South End and became one of their best massage therapists. I was requested most of the time and had to quit my chiropractic job because of the work volume in Charlotte.

Today I am resolving mostly chronic and some acute pain complains, using my intuition, experience, and of course Neurokinetic Therapy.  I have found a natural home in the art and science of massage therapy, and I'm pleased to pass on my grandmother's magical touch to others. I feel like I am in the right place doing the right thing, thriving to become better every day and transform from the best massage therapist in Charlotte to the best massage therapist in the world!

Kayla Walling 
Lead Therapist
Licensed Massage Therapist #14377
Best for: everything

I graduated from Southeastern Institute August 2014. I wanted to choose a career path which helped people enhance their lives and I found that massage therapy was exactly what I was looking for. Starting fresh out of school as a massage therapist I loved my job. I was constantly helping people feel rejuvenated and flexible. However, I noticed as time progressed I wasn't truly helping people in pain. I realized that focusing on an area of pain was one of the worst things I could possibly do as a therapist and I had to figure out what I could do to truly help the people that needed me.

I began studying Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) and as a result I noticed my clients having immediate relief of pain. Instead of going to the point of pain I thoroughly assessed the clients history, current occupation, and workouts to find the answers; most of these answers being in a place a therapist or client would never think of! Trying to explain to a client that their balance is being thrown off due to the muscles in the front of their calves seems perplexing until they see if for themselves. Through simple muscle testing and manipulation of soft tissue I'm able to find the real cause of pain.

Consistently seeing clients smiling and being pain-free gives a special meaning to my career and I couldn't think of anything else I'd rather do than to help others. NKT has changed my career, opened my mind to new ways of thinking, and hopefully it can change the way we all perceive massage therapy as a truly phenomenal modality that can help people from all walks of life.



Jennifer Leech
Sports Specialist
Licensed Massage Therapist #15153
Best for: sports therapy, very deep work

I graduated from Florida College of Natural Health, where I was trained in  sports massage, trigger point work, deep tissue massage, structural integration, Russian sports and reflexology. Over the years, I have worked mostly with athletes helping them to prevent and recover from many injuries. I had the pleasure of interning with the Orlando Predators football team for their 2014 season. I love seeing how athletes push their bodies to the limit and what the body is capable of doing. I truly believe, whole heartedly, that massage, with the right treatment protocol can bring an athlete to a new level injury-free. I was looking for a tool to help myself and became certified in Kinesio Taping, the benefits of which you can explore here. I am passionate about sports massage and believe that through hard work, dedication and a little help from the right therapist the sky is the limit.

“The body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”       -Buddha


Katherine Gonzalez
Licensed Massage Therapist #14366
Best for: stress relief, relaxation


Katherine, a.k.a “Fire Hands,” is a graduate from Southeastern Institute and has been licensed and practicing massage for the past 2 years. She has a passion for working with people and knew from the start that she wanted a career in the medical field. However, she was deterred from becoming a doctor because of the amount of education needed and being around blood and guts all the time was not ideal for her.  This is when she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy, a more holistic approach to medicine, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Katherine has the ability to provide a wide range of pressure, from very strong to soft and soothing. She is deemed “Fire Hands” because of the softness and warmth of her hands that makes the entire massage a blissful experience. She enjoys accessing muscles from different angles, which adds a truly unique touch to the massage. Her specialties are Deep Tissue and Swedish massages. 
Even though she is just in the beginning of her career, she is showing great promise. She has the gift of making others feel good and to her this is the best part of her job as a massage therapist. You have to experience the “Fire Hands” yourself to understand how much you will melt away during a massage session with Katherine. 

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Katie Hopkins
Licensed Massage Therapist # 14546
Best for: everything

A graduate of Asheville’s Center for Massage and Natural Health, Katie has perfected her Swedish massage and integrated it with Myofascial Release and other intuitive approaches to create a deeply relaxing, rejuvenating, and restorative experience. Katie works carefully and effectively with the fascia (the body’s emotion-storing web of connective tissue) to release painful tension and help identify postural holding patterns that cause chronic pain.  Her aim in each session is to enhance somatic awareness, address root-cause areas of chronic pain, and create a safe space for the recipient to feel at ease. 

Since completion of her massage and bodywork therapy training, Katie has taken continuing education courses in deep tissue modalities, Thai Massage, and Myofascial Release. She considers herself a life-long student, and embraces every opportunity to learn. She enjoys reading anatomy books and engaging in meditative physical practices such as yoga, dance, and twirling to broaden her understanding of the body both intellectually and kinesthetically.  


Alex Barner
Licensed Massage Therapist # 15088
Best for: e
verything

Our "Cherry On The Cake”. A massage therapist with over 10 years of experience. He graduated from McCann School of Business and Technology in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where Alex was trained in a myriad of different modalities, with focus on trigger point work, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and cross fiber massage.

Over the years Alex has had the pleasure of working with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Personal Trainers, and other medical personnel. These experiences have helped shape his assessment and approach to understanding the unique needs of clients and finding their root of the problem and cause of pain. He can look at your posture once to know where you are shifted, which side you favor, how much you suffer and how to fix it ASAP. The joy of seeing people relieved of physical burdens is what made him continue being a massage therapist for over 10 years, making him one of a kind in our profession.


 

 

 

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Olena Fosforova (aka Lena)
Licensed Massage Therapist #12549
President, Olea Inc
Best for: finding the source of the most chronic pain

One talented massage therapist in Charlotte wants to save you from surgeons who want to cut, MDs who want to medicate, and psychologists who just want to analyze... 

My mission is to make the world healthier, one body at a time. I provide the rewarding benefits of massage therapy at affordable rates to those who are ready and willing to live better.

I was born in Mariupol Ukraine, studied in Germany and  have lived in the US for  years. I was told I am probably the best massage therapist in Charlotte. Don't take my word for it, there is easy way to find out - schedule an appointment.

I was fortunate to be introduced to massage very early in life. My grandmother, who was both a nurse and a massage therapist (holistic medicine works hand in hand with modern medicine in Eastern Europe) spoiled me with massages even before I could walk. Later in life, I saw how my grandmother’s touch carried a great healing power for other people in need.

These experiences instilled in me both the belief that massage is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and a desire to help others. I received my professional massage therapy education at Southeastern Institute where teachers already predicted that I would become a very busy massage therapist in Charlotte. In 2011 I became licensed in South Carolina and later on in North Carolina.

I began practicing massage in a popular chiropractic office in Fort Mill where I became familiar with chiropractic care and my techniques acquired a clinical approach. Later on I took a second job in a popular massage studio in South End and became one of their best massage therapists. I was requested most of the time and had to quit my chiropractic job because of the work volume in Charlotte.

Today I am resolving mostly chronic and some acute pain complains, using my intuition, experience, and of course Neurokinetic Therapy.  I have found a natural home in the art and science of massage therapy, and I'm pleased to pass on my grandmother's magical touch to others. I feel like I am in the right place doing the right thing, thriving to become better every day and transform from the best massage therapist in Charlotte to the best massage therapist in the world!

Kayla Walling 
Lead Therapist
Licensed Massage Therapist #14377
Best for: everything

I graduated from Southeastern Institute August 2014. I wanted to choose a career path which helped people enhance their lives and I found that massage therapy was exactly what I was looking for. Starting fresh out of school as a massage therapist I loved my job. I was constantly helping people feel rejuvenated and flexible. However, I noticed as time progressed I wasn't truly helping people in pain. I realized that focusing on an area of pain was one of the worst things I could possibly do as a therapist and I had to figure out what I could do to truly help the people that needed me.

I began studying Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) and as a result I noticed my clients having immediate relief of pain. Instead of going to the point of pain I thoroughly assessed the clients history, current occupation, and workouts to find the answers; most of these answers being in a place a therapist or client would never think of! Trying to explain to a client that their balance is being thrown off due to the muscles in the front of their calves seems perplexing until they see if for themselves. Through simple muscle testing and manipulation of soft tissue I'm able to find the real cause of pain.

Consistently seeing clients smiling and being pain-free gives a special meaning to my career and I couldn't think of anything else I'd rather do than to help others. NKT has changed my career, opened my mind to new ways of thinking, and hopefully it can change the way we all perceive massage therapy as a truly phenomenal modality that can help people from all walks of life.

Jennifer Leech
Sports Specialist
Licensed Massage Therapist #15153
Best for: sports therapy, very deep work

I graduated from Florida College of Natural Health, where I was trained in  sports massage, trigger point work, deep tissue massage, structural integration, Russian sports and reflexology. Over the years, I have worked mostly with athletes helping them to prevent and recover from many injuries. I had the pleasure of interning with the Orlando Predators football team for their 2014 season. I love seeing how athletes push their bodies to the limit and what the body is capable of doing. I truly believe, whole heartedly, that massage, with the right treatment protocol can bring an athlete to a new level injury-free. I was looking for a tool to help myself and became certified in Kinesio Taping, the benefits of which you can explore here. I am passionate about sports massage and believe that through hard work, dedication and a little help from the right therapist the sky is the limit.

“The body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”

                                                                                                             -Buddha

Katherine Gonzalez
Licensed Massage Therapist #14366
Best for: stress relief, relaxation

Katherine, a.k.a “Fire Hands,” is a graduate from Southeastern Institute and has been licensed and practicing massage for the past 2 years. She has a passion for working with people and knew from the start that she wanted a career in the medical field. However, she was deterred from becoming a doctor because of the amount of education needed and being around blood and guts all the time was not ideal for her.  This is when she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy, a more holistic approach to medicine, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Katherine has the ability to provide a wide range of pressure, from very strong to soft and soothing. She is deemed “Fire Hands” because of the softness and warmth of her hands that makes the entire massage a blissful experience. She enjoys accessing muscles from different angles, which adds a truly unique touch to the massage. Her specialties are Deep Tissue and Swedish massages. 
Even though she is just in the beginning of her career, she is showing great promise. She has the gift of making others feel good and to her this is the best part of her job as a massage therapist. You have to experience the “Fire Hands” yourself to understand how much you will melt away during a massage session with Katherine. 

Katie Hopkins
Licensed Massage Therapist #
 14546
Best for: everything

A graduate of Asheville’s Center for Massage and Natural Health, Katie has perfected her Swedish massage and integrated it with Myofascial Release and other intuitive approaches to create a deeply relaxing, rejuvenating, and restorative experience. Katie works carefully and effectively with the fascia (the body’s emotion-storing web of connective tissue) to release painful tension and help identify postural holding patterns that cause chronic pain.  Her aim in each session is to enhance somatic awareness, address root-cause areas of chronic pain, and create a safe space for the recipient to feel at ease. 

Since completion of her massage and bodywork therapy training, Katie has taken continuing education courses in deep tissue modalities, Thai Massage, and Myofascial Release. She considers herself a life-long student, and embraces every opportunity to learn. She enjoys reading anatomy books and engaging in meditative physical practices such as yoga, dance, and twirling to broaden her understanding of the body both intellectually and kinesthetically.  

Alex Barner
Licensed Massage Therapist # 15088
Best for: everything

Our "Cherry On The Cake”. A massage therapist with over 10 years of experience. He graduated from McCann School of Business and Technology in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where Alex was trained in a myriad of different modalities, with focus on trigger point work, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and cross fiber massage. 

Over the years Alex has had the pleasure of working with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Personal Trainers, and other medical personnel. These experiences have helped shape his assessment and approach to understanding the unique needs of clients and finding their root of the problem and cause of pain. He can look at your posture once to know where you are shifted, which side you favor, how much you suffer and how to fix it ASAP. The joy of seeing people relieved of physical burdens is what made him continue being a massage therapist for over 10 years, making him one of a kind in our profession.

Have you picked your therapist? Call to be matched with who you need.

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1100 South Mint St, Suite 109
Charlotte NC 28203

bestcharlottemassage@gmail.com


 

1100 South Mint St, Suite 109
Charlotte NC 28203

Schedule

bestcharlottemassage@gmail.com
704-763-9044