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Almost Heaven Massage Therapy opens in Canaan

April 30, 2012
By Joe Hoover - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

Everyone in Canaan Valley can relax, now that Almost Heaven Massage Therapy is open for business.

Owner and masseuse Tamara Ends said patrons can choose from a variety of different treatments, from deep tissue and Swedish massage to aroma therapy.

"Massage improves circulation, releases stress and helps your mind and body release their tension," Ends said.

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She believes her services will be a perfect complement to Canaan Valley's renowned outdoor recreational opportunities.

After a long day of skiing, hiking or mountain biking, there's nothing better than a good deep-tissue massage to help your muscles recuperate, Ends said. She also hopes to cater to Canaan's more pamper-minded visitors.

"I think Almost Heaven will also offer a nice alternative for women who visit the area with their families," she said. "There are lot of stereotypically masculine activities, like golf and fishing, but there are not a lot of things for women to do.

"Now they can come in, relax and let go of their tension."

Already hip to Almost Heaven's services, a number of people have done exactly that.

Though Ends' doors have only been open since March, the curious, tight-shouldered and stress-ridden have been scheduling more and more appointments.

She said one woman, a nurse practitioner, who received a Swedish massage was amazed by the release she felt in her muscles.

"She said her range of motion was much, much better," Ends said.

Ends is certified in Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, hot stone massage and hot stone therapy. She also offers in-home visits and chair massage parties, as well as couple's massages with a second masseuse.

However, she is not stopping there - she plans to continue increasing her repertoire.

"Right now I am moving toward being able to administer reflexology and ear candling, which is a relaxing ear-cleaning treatment."

She also is working hard to make her services as accessible as possible.

"I enjoy what I do. If I can help somebody feel better, it makes me feel better," she said.

The business is located in the upper level of the Landis Realty Building at 21 Summer Road, Davis. Massages are currently by appointment only.

Anyone who would like to schedule a massage with Almost Heaven Massage Therapy can 304-642-1104 or visit Almost Heaven's Facebook page.



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